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Breaking down the Dolphins vs. Jets

It is game day. Well, it's game night day, if you can keep your time elements in line. The Jets and Dolphins go at it at Sun Life Stadium tonight and I wish to share a couple of items with you.

First, I offer to you my Sunday column that shares with you a story Tony Sparano told his team a while back and doesn't really want out in public. I share it with you in the column because it fits perfectly for tonight's meeting between the Jets and Dolphins.

Even when I asked Patrick Cobbs about it, he said, "I see where you're going with this." So please check out the column.

As for the actual game itself. Let us break it down, shall we? 

 When the Dolphins run the ball: It’s hard to believe that the Jets wouldn’t have missed Kris Jenkins, because the few times he’s been healthy the past four seasons he’s been among the better interior lineman in the NFL. But Sione Pouha has taken over at nose tackle and, along with his mates, is part of the No. 3 overall run defense. Think that will dissuade the Dolphins from running the ball? Absolutely not. The Dolphins will contend with eight men in the box if they must, but they will not give up on running the ball. The Miami plan is to rush it 30 times tonight. Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, usually reliable, are coming off a game in which each had a fumble. That is not acceptable to the Miami coaching staff and it cannot become a habit against a quality opponent. ADVANTAGE: Miami.

When the Dolphins pass the ball: The idea is to always get the ball to Brandon Marshall first and foremost and the Jets know this so they will likely double Miami’s best wide receiver. Marshall has been an interesting study this week. He's geared up for this game. He's been demanding excellence in practice. He's been spending some extra time in the film room. He refused to speak with the media, apparently because he didn't want any attention on himself or say the wrong thing. Guess he thinks he can sneak up on the Jets. The likely matchup will match Marshall versus Antonio Cromartie, who is familiar with Marshall from their days in the AFC West. Marshall had one game against Cromartie in 2008 in which he caught 18 passes for 166 yards. The Dolphins pass when necessary rather than as a first-option, but last season, Chad Henne surprised the New York defense by completing 20 of 26 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting between the two. The Jets shut down Henne in the second game, limiting him to 12 completion and 112 yards, but Henne did not throw a pick in either contest. The most important aspect of this game is Darrelle Revis will not play against the Dolphins, meaning New York will be without their best defensive back and likely their best defensive player overall. ADVANTAGE: Miami.

When the Jets run the ball: The Dolphins will be without rookie defensive Jared Odrick for the second consecutive week but seem to have a solid solution to the issue as last week they moved Randy Starks from nose tackle back to the end spot where he played well last year. Paul Soliai, starting at nose tackle, played well according to coaches. He would face perhaps the most talented center in the AFC East in Nick Mangold, but Mangold has missed practice time this week with a shoulder injury. Last week the Dolphins allowed 145 yards by Adrian Peterson. “It’s on film,” defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said, meaning the Dolphins must now prove they can stop the run because the Jets saw what the Vikings did and will try to exploit the problems the Dolphins had stopping the run a week ago. ADVANTAGE: New York.

When the Jets pass the ball: Braylon Edward, he of the Taliban beard and DWI arrest, will not start because of last week’s troubles. But those close to the Jets don’t believe that will cause Edwards to miss a significant portion of this game after he sits out the first play. Edwards typically misses no more than a handful of offensive plays per game and this one might not be any different. One thing the Dolphins must be ready for is the unleashing of former Miami WR Patrick Turner. He was promoted from the Jets practice squad to their 53-man roster and is likely to be active for this game, nearly equaling the number of games he was active for as a rookie with the Dolphins. Regardless of which Jets receiver is in the game (their best one, Santonio Holmes is suspended), the Dolphins will be looking to confound New York quarterback Mark Sanchez with multiple fronts, multiple looks in the secondary and multiple pressures. Sanchez, athletic and mobile, is very good with the naked boot in one direction and throwing back to tight end Dustin Keller coming across the field. The Jets have not had a 300-yard passer in a game since 2006. ADVANTAGE: Even.

Special teams: The Dolphins are outstanding in kickoff and punt coverage but are downright inept in their return game. That’s one reason Cliff Smith was waived this week and will no longer be the kick and punt returner. Smith seemed hesitant during the two weeks he held the job. The work now likely goes to Davone Bess on punt returns and Nolan Carroll and Patrick Cobbs on kick returns. Former Dolphins special teams coach Mike Westhoff is running the special teams for the Jets now. Jim Leonhard’s 16.3 punt return average is fourth best in the NFL. ADVANTAGE: New York.

Coaching: These two teams mirror the personality of their coaches. The Jets are a loose, brash, physical, aggressive, perhaps undisciplined bunch. The Dolphins are a tight-lipped, low-key, aggressive, physical, disciplined bunch. Rex Ryan took the Jets to the AFC title game in his first season. Tony Sparano led the Dolphins to a series sweep over the Jets last season and has beaten New York three consecutive times. ADVANTAGE: Miami.

[BLOG NOTE: There will be a live blog of the game this evening so come back in the hour or so leading up to kickoff.]


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And the best part, gotta wait for it folks,
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WOW!! post of the day to NY Scott! re Mando's divulging certain info....I'll drink to him on that one! I'm all caught up....

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We invited "good fans" your obviously not one

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boobyd12 an NJ clone, please stay at SS and dont come back. NY Scott who cares, sounds like a biggot at times. MOB you can keep him, things are better here w/o NJ.

Beerphin knows this.

Funny how you guys call yourselves "the mob"
Should be called "the suck ups" "the azzz wipes"

"NJ Disciples"

Gotta go back to work
To serve and to protect

hopinh bills beat the pats too. so far so good

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To Serve and Protect
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Bye Bye Girls

2010 at 09:56 AM

psychopath bobby12d ip address is traced to a central Florida prison where bobby12d is incarcerated again.he is very angry,but always blames someone else for his crimes.bobby12d is a career criminal with convictions for bank robbery,beating up women,using false identities,driving on a revoked license and most recently burglary and battery with a deadly weapon.his jealousy rules all his evil thought process.may the devil have mercy on his soul

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me to tostada , i like my balz hairy and sweaty !!

Tostada, I love you
I will stick my tongue in your anus after the game
GayLovers forever

Home + Tostada

Home , can we include Salchicha and meke it a threesome ?? give me balzzzzzz !!

I name myself after a Fu@kin Chip and expect people to take me serious

Home, we can do each other if you want

I want in on this action to tostada !!


We got a major division rival and a late game on national TV. We can go 2-0 in the division and undefeated on the season.

Yet in less than two pages, two idiots put on the battle royal between pin dick egos and over sensitive feelings.

You two idiots can't even be real fans if this is the best you got on a day like this.

When Miami Runs the Ball: Adv NYJ
When Miami Passes the Ball: Adv NYJ- Chad Henne? Please.
When NYJ Runs the Ball: Adv Miami
When NYJ Pases the Ball: Adv NYJ
Special Teams: Adv NYJ
Coaching: Adv NYJ- Dan Henning? Please again.

With all that being said- GO FINS!

why is espn report channing with a concussion?!!!!

bills going toe to toe with pats!! hope they pull it out


Crowder has a concusion????

Haven't heard that one before.

Buffalo got the ball back, still 24-23

on espn's bottom line its reading concussion

its been saying concussion for 2 days now!!!!!!!!

Buff missed 51 yard field goal.


Cleveland first and goal @ 5.

10-14 at Baltimore

Cleve 17-14.


damn its taking a long time for 8pm to get here!! im about to nut the hell up!

Buffalo back in the red zone

same ol bills

Is Crowder gonna play? Doesn't matter because Dansby is a beast, Misi is a young stud and Wake has been frothing for this opportunity. I am psyched.


Henning, pull your old head out of your old ass and use ALL YOUR WEAPONS.

Let's go, baby.

Houston losing. The Bills giving New England a scare. We could be in great shape in the AFC with a win. What the hell is up with KC?? Are they for real?

odinseye, likes to kick his step_daughter kirsty in the stomach!!! not very nice & by the way footbal is just a way of letting grwon men play with balls :p

Be happy it was the stomache, next time It'll be this size 12 upside the head!

Damn Kids!!!!

"First, I offer to you my Sunday column that shares with you a story Tony Sparano told his team a while back and doesn't really want out in public."

Gee, that's excellent journalistic integrity

Great post NYScott...thank you.

I hope Henning opens up play book and not put all the pressure on our D again

On third downs tonight we should go deep everytime.

If it's 3rd and more than 3 go down town to Marshall every single time.

It's like the poster earlier said: Even if it's an INT, it'as good as punt.

The more Marshall plays, the more plays he makes. Once you get him going he gets better and better. He takes over games if you let him.

Henning seems oblivious to this concept. Get Marshall the ball dillwad!!!! Go deep on every single 3rd down.

I can tell Henning didn't bite as a pup and he sure ain't going to bite now that he's 70 and toothless.

Come on DAN! At least try and gum em to death. THROW THE GOD D A M N BALL!!!!

bobbyd12 says:
September 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm
Bills keeping it close and I have a feeling we gonna take it to the Jets tonight. GET LOUD!!!!
Miami 34 Jests 10

September 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm
You done busting on home ?? LOL !!


lil mikey why does NJ do this??? He is better than that. What a waste

Trolls & Imposters been busy trying to ruin a good blog

Thought It was time to finally post my prediction for the game
Headed to the stadium in a few minutes
Gonna be a great HOME Opener

Expecting Dolphins to play good tonight in all aspects of the game
Running game will be good but
Expect Best Passing Game of the Season for the Miami Dolphins
Hope Nolan Carroll is on KR
Mike Nolan Dolphin Defense Should Be Fired Up

Anyway My Score Prediction ...

I've looked under chairs
I've looked under tables
I've tried to find the key
To fifty million fables

They call me
The Home Opener Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked The Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he couldn't help me either
They call me
The Home Opener Seeker

Miami Dolphins 31
New York Jets 24

Miami 3-0
1 To Go!
Miami Dolphins start the 2010 NFL season 4-0

Enjoy The Game!

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

I've looked under chairs
I've looked under tables
I've tried to find the key
To fifty million fables

They call me
The Home Opener Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked The Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he couldn't help me either
They call me
The Home Opener Seeker

Miami Dolphins 31
New York Jets 24

Have A Great Game


***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

Not a preep about Crowder or Jerry here?

I don't go to the Sentinel, but if anybody's been there and heard any news about these guys, could you post it here?

(Did I just type that out loud? SHEESH!)

that last post is imposter, probably lil mikey talking to himself... Snatcheezy will be sacked 5 times and throw up 2 picks. Dolphins 31-16

this shyt is worst than monday nite game!! at least you can good to work and kill 8-10 hours!! im bout to nut the f**k up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

went to the store earlier to get some supplies!! seen a lot of fans getting ready to head to stadium!! lot of orange too!!

go to work!! my bad on earlier post

OK Guys,Girls and those not sure(Marc, that would be you)(LOL) Lets get ready for some prime-time football... Predictions.....

IT IS GETTING CLOSE ALMOST HERE!!! I must win!!! Just beacaus it is the most obnoxious team and fans the JETS. A pre-game thought of something driving me nuts!!!! I know i might be in the minoity here. But F this Mike Vick thing. He is scum, and should still be in jail!!! All the announces jock this clown as the best thing in the league, you have to hear it. It is sickening. He is slightly above average at best and should still be serving time for what he did, that dirt bag!!! I had to vent and i am sorry, but you all know mw wnough, this is where i end this and get pumped!!!! GO PHINS, WISH I COULD BE THERE. I will be watchin, and you will hear me screamin when the win!!!! No matter where you are. My voice carries well living in MA!!!

Nice Home.

even thought this is a rivalry game! the jets offense is not as dangerous or is just the same as vikes!! the QB dont scare me one bit,the wrs dont scare me one bit! the te is not better than vikes te! the rb are not better than peterson, and the oline is no better either!!! if we play our schemes correctly and dont have bonehead mistakes my final prediction is DOLPHINS 27 planes 9! ARE WE THERE YET!!!!!!!!!!


go to work!! my bad on earlier post

Posted by: Dolphins4Life73 | September 26, 2010 at 05:29 PM

D4, You didn't have to correct yourself, believe me, I knew exactly what you meant.

This is worse than waiting on Santa Claus when I 5 years old.

If Armando could just grace us with his presence every now and then it wouldn't be so bad.

Got d4l73 down for a 27 to 9 beatdown of the jets.....(Lots of points for Miami there D4L)

Odin, Your prediction..

MAN GET OFF THE VICK THING!!! people have been fighting dog since the 1800's!! its just illegal thats all!!! if you gonna be mad at someone get mad at stallworth!! i bet you cant kill someone dwi and receive 24 days in jail and probation!! now thats a crime!! i love dogs but get real!! pits were breed to fight!!

we due for some offense cube!! WHY NOT VS. THE PLANES

I'm loving the fact his game is Primetime. I live in memphis now and i always goto the bar to catch the games. First time watching Phins on my new 48" led-lcd. Gonna get CRUNK up in here soon!

Dolphins4life I agree the punishment was way too harsh and in comparison to Stallworth it's nothing but fighting dogs is evil. fight chickens instead

D4L, I agree with the fighting of pit bulls but this guy admitted to electrocuting and drowning under performing dogs, that's not right by any standards, I wonder how he would feel if he was electrocuted or drowned after he had a bad game??? He would have to have more lives then cats do cause this guy has had a sh!tload of bad games.......

Would Vick start over Henne if he had those tyoe of numbers in Miami? I don't think so

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