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Live blog today as Dolphins take on Steelers

It is an overcast, humid day here at Sun Life.

Driving in, I saw a ton of fans wearing Steelers jerseys. It was more than I would prefer to see. Before we get started with the live blog that we always do on game day (it begins in the comment section below and will migrate every quarter), before I tell you the inactives, I would ask you check out my column in The Miami Herald today.

If you haven't seen it, I take a look at Jeff Ireland and Bill Parcells and that entire dynamic. I did a lot of interviews behind the scenes for the column, so I feel confident in telling you what Bill Parcells is likely to be doing as he continues drifting away from the Dolphins, I tell you what trade Ireland tried to make in the days prior to the trade deadline, and I tell you how the Davone Bess contract extension went from dead to done.

Something I've heard this morning that I also have to share with you: Several people have asked me if Ireland was the guy who picked Pat White. Seems that pick more than any other is the measurement of whether a guy is ready to lead a personnel dept. or not.

The truth is Pat White was a Miami Dolphins pick. It was a Parcells pick because he studied the quarterback on film and watched him in West Virginia's bowl game and then in the Senior Bowl and he was smitten. Months before the draft, Parcells told several folks at a spring baseball game he really, really liked White.

Guess what? EVeryone else in the Dolpins organization, including Ireland, went along. I am not aware of anyone in the organization that said, "I'm going to hold my breath until we agree we're not picking this guy."

So it was a organizational error to pick White. It wasn't Ireland. It wasn't Parcells. It wasn't coach Tony Sparano. It was everyone. If you can't accept that sometimes organizations make mistakes, then you don't know football. As long as every mistake is covered by at least as many home runs, we're good.

So if you've got Shawn Murphy and Pat White, you better have Bess and Dan Carpenter. So far, the Dolphins have that balance.

It is still early for the inactives so come back for that update and come back for the live blog. Should be a fun game. And yes, I picked the Dolphins to win.

[UPDATE: The inactives are Marlon Moore, Deon Anderson, Robert Rose, Patrick Brown, John Jerry, Jeron Mastrud, Quentin Moses and Tyler Thigpen is the third QB.]

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115-7 yards. 1st quarter.

whats up with the secondary??

3rd and long is Miami's worst down. I would much rather it be 3rd and short.

Big momentum play coming up...

Marc,
Which one do you trust/recommend?

Well guys ee knew this would be a dog fight.

THE LIVE BLOG CONTINUES IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THE NEW SECOND QUARTER POST.

I think the offense was reading the papers this week about the big bad Steelers and us not having a shot. At least the ST wasn't paying attn to them or some of the D

I swear to god...Pittsburgh #1 against run... Colt McCoy 280+ yards last week. HENNING WHAT DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD DO....LOL.....Can we please play 3 wide formations from here on out!

THE LIVE BLOG HAS MOVED TO THE SECOND QUARTER POST. GO THERE NOW, PLEASE.

agreed DMAN. Henning is a moron

http://www.firstrow.net/watch/33800/1/watch-miami-dolphins-vs-pittsburgh-steelers.html

defense must be like if the steelers score, then our sputerring offense has to do something!!!! tricks on them , we still have a bad treat in dan hennning!!!

ill take it

good stop, now can our offence get even alittle something going

all right!!
Pitt's Legursky...FINALLY a guy with a REAL football player's name.

Awesome stand! Now let's go O!!!

nice job. ok O has to get something going and wear out their D. and give ours a rest.

the 2nd quarter blog still isn't up on the iphone app....

i want to see the wildcat today

Please Henning, stop going Pass Run Pass EVERY SERIES.

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No huddle Dan.Try it and watch it suck the life out of the Steelers.Please.

i want to see touchdowns today

I agree Dave. The O needs to stay out there more than 3 plays at a time

we are still winning but need more points

Henning has to go, we look clueless on offense with the plays so far!!!

come on Fins!

omg

watch what a real team does with a to!

Thank you very much!

they need a stop NOW

that was just bad tackling

god that was a bad trade getting sapp

this is an ass kicking. we cant even compete with them

Solid tackle would have forced a field goal, but nooooooooo...

17-6 at halftime. 31-6 at end of game

Saap again!

this is what we strive to be. can we ever get there??

not sure we could beat buffalo at home

cmon henning lets try for a 18 play drive woohoooo

let's go need 7

tv said miami 26 total yards

this is a joke man.

Not too bad between the twenties - but need to finish with TDs to be truly competitive.

take notes this is a how a real team plays

Special teams (kickoff coverage) and secondary are still costing the Dolphins.

what was it onmnf they used to sing.

bill, that bravado may just still taste like sh$? at the end of the game. we arent done yet with players like bess, dansby, wake, marshall, etc. this is a real team, the joke is your qb saying he has turned around hs dbag lifestle

Playing very well, Henne and his line. Big Ben too.

They are tired and a bit frustrated. Pound'em.

This offense is just dumb... The Dolphins play to perserve field goals... This is embarassing offensive red zone football and boring...

Oh... And again the special teams are terrible in Miami.

So sick of this garbage.

This coaching staff is a joke... Why the timeout? Why a run in that situation?

They stink

Sparano is too conservative and has no balls. Henning is average at best as an OC. Changes should be made!

Can't win at home = Toast

They Suck... Anyone who does go to games should stop. We have bonehead for an OC. And a QB who can't find open receivers.

Dolphins Suck! Go HEAT!

NFL is as crooked as NBA, refs play favorites.
Just awful.

This game has "FIX" written all over it. This officiating crew is bent on giving the game to the steelers. All that flowery language as to how steelers retained the ball, I have never seen a weaker explanation. What a bunch of idiots! And that personal foul...wow, I have never seen one called like that on worse infractions.

Can't believe we got robbed like this..... Nice game Dolphins.

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