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Henne vs. Newton Friday night (on TV)

Rookie first round draft pick Cam Newton will make his first professional start against the Dolphins in Friday night's preseason game at Sun Life Stadium, various media outlets are reporting.

"It's pretty much following the line of what we had planned throughout training camp, and that's to go back and forth and back and forth with our guys," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "It's a good opportunity."

That means its Newton versus Miami's much-hyped defense. That means it's Newton versus Chad Henne, who will start Friday's game for the Dolphins.

Rivera said his starters are expected to play about a half.

Coach Tony Sparano said Henne would start and play along with Miami's starters as deep as the second quarter. We'll see if the coach goes with his starter that long if Henne comes out hot and drives the Dolphins to a touchdown on his their first or second possession.

At that point does the quarterback's soaring (for the moment) confidence mean more to Sparano than mere snaps in a meaningless game?

The coach said Matt Moore would take second team snaps for the Dolphins versus the Panthers, with those likely coming no earlier than the second quarter.

We shall see.

Update:

Reggie Bush will make his Miami Dolphins debut (at least his preseason debut) on Friday, Sparano confirmed. He will start and rookie Daniel Thomas will also get work with the first-team offense.

Sparano said he had an idea how many touches he wants to give Bush but would not say because he wants to tell the player first. "I want him to get up a good lather," the coach added.

The Dolphins say the game, which is Miami's home preseason opener, will be televised locally. The game will be broadcast on CBS-4 in South Florida.

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Now I will tend to my nether areas. They have become overrun with pubic hair while I have tended to this blog. Away red devils away!

Looking forward to the next game. Going to try and time my squirt with a TD pass!

What a bunch of SICK F^cks! I love it!

OT: But im so F'in mad! DirecTv has a NFL Sunday ticket deal for the ps3. You dont have to have DirecTV. i thought that was awesome at first because im in texas and havent had Satellite for about 2 years now and was hoping NFL would start streaming games somehow! But the price point is $340 for the season!

I'll be waiting for my phone to ring Friday night after another Henne All-Star performance!

Suzy did you read what i said ?

Miami U ,

We won't see you in any BOWL GAMES.
Only the BULLS BABY.
U.S.F. RULES.

Question. Why did the Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush if they needed an every down back? Has anyone put any thought into this at all? Were they seriously banking on D. Thomas being able to start immediately and therefore saw Reggie as a change of pace back and possible punt returner? That all makes great sense except for counting on a drafted player to immediately contribute even though he hasn't played a down in the NFL. But what's going on here? Does anyone know? Are they seriously planning on using Bush as an every down back when they already know he doesn't have the size and also has durability issues? What's the plan here, anyone know?

I understand they don't want to give away competitive advantage but as I said before some of this crap is meaningless to winning games but would do wonders for the fan base. Meaning why in the f**k am I going to buy season tickets if they won't even tell me who our running back is going to be? And yes I DO need to know. If I'm going to shell out that much money I would at least like to hear what's going on with the players.

Spending that much IS an investment. You're giving a company money so that they can better perform their task. And usually you do that knowing you will probably get your money back and more. But we invest our hard earned dollars so we can be entertained. OUR payback is watching a team compete for a super bowl and I've got to tell you, THE DOLPHINS OWE ME A LOT OF PAYBACK. Yet they won't tel us even the smallest of details. Imagine a company asking for investors and then telling the investors that there will be no quarterly reviews, no news letter, no ticker on the stocks exchange banner, and no contact with the head of the company at all. And on top of that they won't even tell the investors what their plan is before they invest? "Just trust us". Are these guys out of their frickin minds? Is Ross really confused why he can't sell tickets because if he is I would like to have a word with him.

Question. Why did the Dolphins trade for Reggie Bush if they needed an every down back? Has anyone put any thought into this at all? Were they seriously banking on D. Thomas being able to start immediately and therefore saw Reggie as a change of pace back and possible punt returner? That all makes great sense except for counting on a drafted player to immediately contribute even though he hasn't played a down in the NFL. But what's going on here? Does anyone know? Are they seriously planning on using Bush as an every down back when they already know he doesn't have the size and also has durability issues? What's the plan here, anyone know?

I understand they don't want to give away competitive advantage but as I said before some of this crap is meaningless to winning games but would do wonders for the fan base. Meaning why in the hell am I going to buy season tickets if they won't even tell me who our running back is going to be? And yes I DO need to know. If I'm going to shell out that much money I would at least like to hear what's going on with the players.

Spending that much IS an investment. You're giving a company money so that they can better perform their task. And usually you do that knowing you will probably get your money back and more. But we invest our hard earned dollars so we can be entertained. OUR payback is watching a team compete for a super bowl and I've got to tell you, THE DOLPHINS OWE ME A LOT OF PAYBACK. Yet they won't tel us even the smallest of details. Imagine a company asking for investors and then telling the investors that there will be no quarterly reviews, no news letter, no ticker on the stocks exchange banner, and no contact with the head of the company at all. And on top of that they won't even tell the investors what their plan is before they invest? "Just trust us". Are these guys out of their minds? Is Ross really confused why he can't sell tickets because if he is I would like to have a word with him.

Henne vs. Newton iam taking newton henne numbers
5-18 95 yrds 3 int newton 10-20 115 yrds 1 td no ints

Henne vs. Newton iam taking newton henne 5-18 95yrds 3 ints newton 10-20 115yrds 1 td no ints

Thomas is the every down back. Of all the positions, RB's make the easiest transition as rookies. Of course its a gamble depending on a rookie, but they have Lex to spell him. Bush will be the x-factor back, tease the defense back, regardless of what they say. It's best to make everyone think he is an every down back and force them to pay attention to him

I'd rather they went for Sproles considering the price. Maybe Reggie was Ross looking for star power.

You know -- I was reading the Yahoo Sports expose of the out-of-control extra benefits scandal at the U -- and the research the reporter Charles Robinson put together -- is simply staggering. I mean he has published a file on the benefits received by 70 different Hurricane Players.

It's not quite up to the standard of Armando's
stakeout of the Miami Dolphins gift-shop -- but its a close second place.

Also LouD

The investor analogy doesn't work. Football teams are not publicly traded companies. The ONLY reason publicaly traded companies make quarterly announcements is becase they are required to by law.

Would be interesting if the NFL went public, but that would breed too much corruption.

I live up here in Delaware is there anyway to strem the game from cbs south florida channel 4 ?

Great Blog Title Mando!

Henne vs Newton


Let's just hope Henne gets going


Go Phins!

Newton is def one of my new Favs :)

See ya @ the game Friday Nite :)

I had been one of those fans that said give Henne a chance and see how he does this year. If he starts throwing INT's then it is time to move to a different QB.

I only hope that the owner doesn't let his Michigan affiliation get the best of the decision making here.

Lets have a great year Miami!

PS: Could someone in the Dolphin organization PLEASE edit Tony Sporanos comments so they are understandable to the educated reader? After several readings of his comments (necessary to figure out what he is talking about coherently), I feel less intelligent. He speaks as though he is a dyslexic Yoda and it drives me stupid...STOP IT!

Home, heard ur son was sick, hope everything is ok with him.

Home, heard ur son is sick. Hope he is ok

Thanks rezar. Yeah I knew I was skating on thin ice with the analogy but I went for it. It was close. In that we do pay a lot of money to be entertained and are not being entertained very well :) And I thought that was the plan of rthe backs but I noticed Bush getting a lot of time with the 1s and was hoping they would get Thomas right in there so he could get a lot of reps before the season.

Son is fine, but ThanX 4 asking :) bobbyd12


Hope Henne and the Dolphins Airshow put on a battle Friday nite

Reggie needs 6 carries and a couple passes also

Go Phins !

Dan Marino in a wheelchair would play better that Denny's sorry Henne

newton will have better stats than henne. bottom line. over or under 3 pics for henne?

FIU will be the next place were all the talent will go

Hey hey WTF!!! Football on Friday love it!!
But what I'm looking for is the OL getting a push and create running lanes, Henne improveing in his accuracy, I doubt it!! But let's give him the benefit of the doubt.. But if Henne throws a couple more picks friday than the PHINS better go find a QB on someones roster like GREEN BAY MATT FLYNN ANYONE?? Or give Moore a chance because we can't go into the season with Henne giving games away!!

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I no longer see Henne as the answer . I do like flynn.

About the U.... They know it was wrong if they did what they are accuse of than they deserve what is coming to them because they knew better!! I hope not that all this is just he she say! But if is not it's going to set this program behind many many years!! And the board of directors need to clean house starting from the top to the bottom except Golden!! He will be gone and it won't suprise me if he resigns! Hey I sign him for the next head coach of the PHINS!!! Just disparate for a new head coach for the PHINS!!

'I think that's a good group over there, ya know. Mastrud just finished painting my house and did a good job there. I think with guys like him and Shuler, I could have that tiki hut in my backyard built before we get things kicked off over here.'

-Tony Sparano

Is it me or this staff making Brain Cox out to be this great pass rusher for the PHINS back in the days??? Because I dont recall Coxswain being this Great pass rusher he was ok player not great!!

Finally, The so called ( U ) falls on there face. Home of the Thugs gone. And i love it. They can't Talk, or Speak. No thug can for that matter. The only word they know is ( Arrested ). U- Gone in 60-seconds. Bye, Bye.



HAIL TO U.S.F.
Thanks for all the Luv.

MeatSalad Sandwiches

I was reading in the "Other" Miami paper that the centers were screwing up many, many Snaps. Is what they said about "Pouncey" and his issues with snaps rearing it's head or was it the other Centers who screwed up the snaps.

Anyone know.. How about you Armando?

It does make ALL the difference if we cant snap.

I did not see this post so here it is again.

I was reading in the "Other" Miami paper that the centers were screwing up many, many Snaps. Is what they said about "Pouncey" and his issues with snaps rearing it's head or was it the other Centers who screwed up the snaps.

Anyone know.. How about you Armando?

It does make ALL the difference if we cant snap.

All we need is to showprogress from last week and no injuries. I feel good about the direction this team is going, specially after watching the Jets and Rams and Saints. They all looked much worse thanwe didand their QBs stunk up the place.
Let's go Fins!

More than half the offensive line is new.

The two starting running backs are new.

The QB is not consistent.

I don't see how we are going to score enough points. No matter how good the defense is, they will wear down if the offense can not keep drives alive,

Let me clear it up for everybody I don't no why every one is so down on Henne if he sucks Moore won't fair any better there is a reason he is a back up qb thats what he was at the panthers thats what he is in miami if you think he will lead us to more victories than Henne you need to go to some football classes rarely does a back up come in and unseat a starter sorry guys it's live or die with Henne this year, now if he has an awfull year he might be benched in favor of the back up for the race for the highest draft pick game but unless he starts out 0-4 they won't pull him.

Lou, I really think this FO thinks Thomas will carry the load. They're crazy. I wanted them to get either d williams or bradshaw. Not sure why they went after bush.

rfac99

Brady was a backup that led the Pats to a SB victory.

Hofstetler was a backup that led the Giants to a SB victory.

Earl Morall was a back up that kept Miami alive right up until the SB game when Griese took over.

Backup is just a name for the QB that isn't starting. Doesn't mean he may not be better.

Plunkett too.

So its you that needs to go to some football classes.

BobbleHead

As for the other two they are before my time so i'm not sure, as far as Brady he was a unknown back up that just happend to be great, it's not like he bounced around the league as a known back up, witch Moore has, he has been in the league for 3 years now, under sized for qb and has'nt progressed from being a back up now I would say maybe Devlin why because he is unknown he could be a diamond in the rough but Moore has had game expeirence and his no better than Henne, Also buy you stating 3 names in the last 40 years of football kind of solidifys my point.

k like I said, 3 names in the last 40 years of football who's statment do you think holds up more 4 to like 400 back ups over the year if you like those odds I would stay away from Vegas my friend.

rfac99

You have no point other than you are dead wrong. Plunkett was in the league for many years as a back up that eventually became a SB QB.

Want another? Rich Gannon was a backup for many years on a bunch of teams, finally took the Raiders to the SB.

I'm not going to do ALL your homework for you. History started long before your apparant 5 year scope of visibility.

ok now your up to 5 names out of 400 back ups it s been longer than 5 years also tard, also are you looking at over all team play from these qb's witch is another thing it is a team sport and as far as i can tell Henne has had some dumb mistakes but has his player cam through for him with no dropped balls and amazing catches like players have done for Brady?

Also you proved another point 2 back ups out of the history of the league like i said to your money go to vegas and gamble it up with thos odds big boy good luck.


Let me clear it up for everybody I don't no why every one is so down on Henne if he sucks Moore won't fair any better there is a reason he is a back up qb thats what he was at the panthers thats what he is in miami

Posted by: rfac99 | August 17, 2011 at 09:21 PM


Your original argument holds no water, as I have PROVEN with more than one example. I have no idea what Moore can be. But merely the fact he has been a backup is not an argument to say he can't be anything more. Aaron Rodgers was a back up for 4 years, thats all he was, a back up, um..until now...he is a SB MVP.

Point is there are 64 back ups in the league lets see if one of them unseats the starters other than do to injury goes on to win the sb and then you can have this conversation with me.

rfac99

Ask your mommy to use warm water when she wipes your butt. This way you won't be so uptight.

Your original point holds no water. Several backups have unseated the starters and won SB's. Fact not fiction. You are still babbling along on a dead issue. Stay way from Vegas, you can't see proof when it climbs up your asss and bites you.

Only a bobblehead like me would even continue responding to you. I'm done. You are stuck.

On the Arron Rodgers comment another point he was the back up to a better player at the time but it's not like Farve was benched in favor of Rodgers and Rodgers did nothing in camp to seat Farve as the starter also its not like Rodgers was a known also sitting on the bench getting expierence and watch a guy like Farve helped him excell once again not bounce around the league as a back up an unknown back up who got his time and shined with it.

Some folks are so afraid of being wrong they will twist and turn their argument endlessly until they can somehow convince themselves they were right.

Farve was not merely benched in favor of Rodgers, he was flat out released in favor of Rodgers. Farve wanted to return, GB said we like our backup better.

Now I am really done. Really. Go fish in another pond.

Well Bobble Head you do state strong cases but I have valed points as well yes it has happend, but not every season and my main point is that if the coaches already named him the back up that means they seen enough out of him to know Henne is better at this point and gives them the best chance to win.

Farve was aged and played the retirment game 1 to many times thats why GB went with Rodgers, the coaches seen Rodgers was excelling so at that point they had to make a decison to let Farve go

Sorry Bobble Head you are the king of football you know so much thats why your on a chat sight going back and forth with me, instead of working for the NFL. Thats why these guys are the coaches and your not, so if you think these facts your stating, hold up or something, till I see your name in NFL news giving great advice for the whole NFL and everyone cares what you have to say cause your a football guru than your opinion is just as equal as mine. mabye it's you getting worked up, maybe you need your mamma with a baba. lol good clowning with you funny guy.

Also won the sb a year later not from back up to sb mvp!

Rodgers

I don't care if a cayman is our QB as long as he wins games.

oscar canosa

I'm with ya brother go Fins

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