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Season finale live blog here

It will likely be the last time Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are in the same backfield.

It could be coach Tony Sparano's last game with the Dolphins.

It could be general manager Jeff Ireland's last game with the Dolphins.

It definitely is the last game the duo represent the Dolphins before Bill Parcells meets with owner Stephen Ross about their future.

Look, I know many of you have read my comments or my tweets about that coming meeting. Many of you hate the fact Parcells is still being asked for his opinion. I would ask you who's opinion would you like the Dolphins to get.

The fact is many football men value Parcells' opinion. Sean Payton called him advice last year before the Super Bowl. Rex Ryan wanted to talk to him before the playoffs last year (Parcells respectfully declined to help). When the San Francisco 49ers were setting up the general manager search, candidate Trent Baalke called Parcells to get ideas of how to interview better and perhaps set up a football operation. Jed York, by the way, didn't call Parcells as was widely reported.

Bottom line is those of you who don't want the Ross to talk to Parcells probably were saying things like, "In Tuna we trust," a couple of years ago. Some of you that would not want this meeting to happen are probably just mad that Parcells left his post as football czar before the Miami rebuild was complete.

And so now that he is back and can share the resource of his insights, you would rather not hear them. Give me a break.

There is a live blog today. It's in the comments section.

Wes Welker is not playing for New England today. Tom Brady does start, but don't expect him to play very long. For the Dolphins, Pat McQuistan starts at RT. Joe Berger is back at center. Richie Incognito is at left guard.

 

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