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Live blog an opportunity to understand Dolphins offense

CINCINNATI -- I love game days. They answer questions. They speak strongly and authoritatively over the speculation.

There has been much speculation about the Miami Dolphins offense this week. As I point out in my weekly Dolphins Sunday column the Dolphins have scored the fewest points in the AFC and that simply does not compute when you consider the tons of resources, draft picks and money the club has invested in the unit.

Check it out, because the inventory of resources Miami has used for this offense makes the result puzzling.

But here's the thing: All those resources succeeding or failing will come down to one player, and his name is Chad Henne. If Henne becomes a great player, the rest of the unit will be great. If Henne fails, the compilation of great talent around him isn't going to hide the fact the most important player on the field isn't good enough.

And the biggest problem with that?

The Dolphins are neither allowing Henne to succeed or fail. There seems to be such a collar around him that it is hard to believe Henne is free to either fail or succeed. The Dolphins are only asking Henne to manage games.

And, amazingly, the only time they ask him not to manage games is when they find themselves in a crisis. The only time the Dolphins put the game in Henne's hands is when they're behind. And if they're behind in the fourth quarter, then they really ask him to do things they don't otherwise ever ask him to do.

How does that make sense?

You don't trust the guy in the good times. But when things are going poorly, then you put the game in his hands.

Consequently, we don't know what Chad Henne is yet. He's got good stats, but he's terrible in the fourth quarter. He is fine on third down, but he isn't a quarterback that has proven his mettle with a handful of fourth-quarter comeback victories.

Henne is in limbo. We don't know what he is yet. And that's not his fault. That's where the Dolphins have placed him.

Join me for the live blog today starting in the comments section below. I'll update you with the inactives when they are released.

[UPDATE: Davone Bess will replace Brian Hartline as Miami's No. 2 WR today.]

[UPDATE 2: The inactives are Marlon Moore, Reshad Jones, Nolan Carroll, Clifton Geathers, Patrick Brown, Lydon Murtha and Mickey Shuler with Tyler Thigpen as the third QB.]

[UPDATE 3: Johnathan Joseph will not start at CB for the Bengals today. He is inactive. He is replaced by Morgan Trent. Also starting SS Roy Williams is also out. Reggie Nelson will start at SS for the Bengals.]

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you've got to be kidding me - another field goal!?

I don't think I can stomach one more field goal. It exasparating. It's just way too much already. At this point, I'd rather them go for it on fourth down if they are inside the 10 yard line. So bit it if they fail, but field goals are too frustrating because they only empasise your ineptitude.

wake is playing a smart game, two screns he sniffed out

IF SUCK FISH HOLD TO FORM THE HALF TIME ADJUSTENTS WILL SUCK!!!!!! FISH SUCK!!!!! how is it the wets can turn it around in 2-3 seaspm but the blow fish conitue to SUCK!!!!! CRAPPY FRONT OFFICE..... CRAPPY DRAFT..... CRAPPY COACHES ..... ITS A MYSTERY ..... NOW BENGALS WON'T HAVE THE SUN ON THEIR EYES NEXT HALF THE FISH WILL (NOT THAT IT MATTERS).... BENGALS WIN 38 - 12 FISH GO 3-13!!!!!! FISH SUCK..... WE WILL GET ANOTHER HIGH DRATF AND IF IT HOLDS TO FORM FISH WILL DRAFT ANOTHER JASON ALLEN OR PAT WHITE..... WOW CAN'T WAIT!!!!! FISH SUCK!!!!

henning sucks

wow another field gioal wooooohooooo

FG's all the way to the playoff's hahahahah ..this is sickening to watch..lets see wht adjustments Henning makes in the 2nd half

obviosly henning is a fan of wanstedt style offense. whats tye record for game won without scoting a TD?

The offensive coordinator can only call plays that he feels the offense is capable of executing. So far it looks as if he has very little confidence in this offense. Imagine that.

all we need is the stache and henning running his fingers thru his hair with a stupid look on his face..... FISH SUCK!!!!

this game is gettin annoying.

WILD CAT....

wow finally wait this long to give brandon marshall the ball

FISH SUCK.... GREAT CATCH!!!!! FISH SUCK!!!

wow yo we cant get anything done. i guess we just cant win.

when was the last time you saw a fish game with out getting chest pains?????

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BENGALS DAILING IN FOR ANTOTHER TD..... 21-12 COMING UP~~

I KNEW THE ST WOUL DNOT LET US DONW!!!!!!.... THEY SUCK WORSE THEN THE D AND 0....... FISH SUCK!!!!!! RATHER HAVE A ROOT CANAL THAN WATHC THESE LOSERS........
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my spelling sucks but the fish are not worthy any kind of effort..... the good news is when they lose this game I will get my Sundays back as I will refuse watch these losers anymore..... unlike the suck fish I value my time.

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FG or Bust!!!

Wish I had carpenter on my fantasy team!

Almost in FG range!!

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