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It's all about urgency today for Dolphins versus Texans

The Dolphins face a difficult challenge today in playing the Houston Texans, a team they have not beaten in five tries. T

The challenge?

Do. Not. Go. 0-2.

And the Dolphins defnitely cannot allow themselves to do that with those two losses at home. I made the point how urgent and how much urgency the Dolphins are facing in this column in today's Herald.

The truth of all the teams starting 0-2, only about 12 percent make the playoffs. The truth is the last two seasons no team starting 0-2 made the playoffs. The truth is if the Dolphins start 0-2, there will be a lot of unhappy fans -- many of whom have stopped coming to games already.

So yes, there is urgency in this game. I explain in the column how the Dolphins are showing that sense of urgency. And yes, in the video below, I give you Foreigner's take on the issue.

There will be a live blog today. I'll set up a post for that once I arrive at the stadium. See you then.

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DKM, ur not nuts. I would have started him if I didn't have Philip Rivers in a favorable situation. Chad Henne WILL (did you sense any hesitancy in my sentence) HAVE a great day today! I'm predicting a tear from the face of Dan Marino thinking of glory days of lore.

Kris, responding to you from the last blog:


Henne...

Today is a perfect chance to take a step forward....and prove many who doubt you wrong....Myself included....

So let's go man....Lets get to that next level....the one just above mouth-breather....

Enter the level know as...serviceable...

Posted by: kris | September 18, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Kris,

Don't know what a mouth-breather is, but I agree with you. There's no doubt Henne has the arm. There's no doubt that in 4 pre season/1 reg. games he's shown great improvement. These are all good signs in that he's nearing the consensus number of starts where a lot of QB's finally get it.

The next step for Henne has to be something that I've only seen him do 2, MAYBE three times in the NFL to date. He has to step up and show he can carry the offense. He has to show he can be a difference maker at critical moments, especially in the red zone.

People like to point out strengths and weaknesses and that Daboll should call his game accordingly. Well, as true as this is, Henne has to do his part in getting on the same page with Daboll as much so as he has to be on the same page with his receivers.

He has to have Daboll calling to his strengths in the red zone and having the right audibles availiable in these situations. It's not all on Daboll here, Henne has to contribute with the design of the Game Plan and communicate it to Daboll.

Ultimately, for Henne to take the next step, he has to start proving he can be a difference maker in critical situations-RED ZONE!

Screw the EXCUSES! HenningS-O, drops, drive killing penalties, they're all legitimate issues, but Henne has to overcome these things and take that NEXT STEP!

HENNE! Make a DIFFERENCE!!!!


DC,

I loved your motivational posting this morning, that's what I'm talking about!

The Pancho Villa quote was perfectly fitting! You rock Dude!

"I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees"!

Ironically, early yesterday my 15 year old and I were throwing famous/favorite quotes back and forth. He threw that one out as a favorite. I didn't even know he knew who Villa was!

I showed him your post, he though it was awesome too-LOL!

Wish I could watch NO vs Chi but you know, we're locked in on the Jets.

Pleasure odin, I wish more people could see the Light the way you and I do. It would make this World a funner place to live.

It's not classy, but I'd even take a Mayweather win today. We need it THAT MUCH!

Other than getting the "W", I am really interested to see what Thomas is all about.
Do we have a Hummer or do we have a Yugo?

Mario Williams on Columbo - good grief!

Miami - 33 / Texans - 27.

GO DOLPHINS!!!!!

Cam Newton is already picking apart the Packers.

Could I have been wrong about Newton?

NAW! It must be all luck so far, I'm NEVER wrong...........well..........um..........

At least I can admit it-LOL!!!!

Well, I can go and watch now NO vs Chi, peacefully.

has there ever been a sense of urgency since Dan left? I mean really, we waited 3 years for Henne to have ONE GOOD GAME.

PS...why the heck did JAX get rid of Garrard?

See, sucky Teams are distinguished by sucky QBs.

If Henne has another good game I might actually go buy a pack of kool aid, distilled water, and some sweet and low.

If he has 3 good games in a row then I might mix it all up.

If he has four good games in a row then I will have a few sips.

If he has 5 games in a row then I'm drinking the whole damn thing.

Cam picking up where he left off. This dude is the real deal Holyfield.

Cam already got 93 yards and a TD in 7 minutes.

Cam crushing cheese heads.

Los Lobos

Cam Newton is in the right spot.

If the Dolphins had picked him, they wouldn't have been able to figure out how to use him properly.

Los Lobos

Cam Newton is in the right spot.

If the Dolphins had picked him, they wouldn't have been able to figure out how to use him properly.

Oops sorry for the double post!

2 Cents....

Amen....

Panthers might make a statement this season.

Jax ain't even going to show against the jets.

I hate it!

McFadden's already getting it going against Buff.

Carolina has the offense limited and simplified as they should.

Cam looks like he's ready for more. A LOT MORE!

Cam Newton is already picking apart the Packers.

Could I have been wrong about Newton?

NAW! It must be all luck so far, I'm NEVER wrong...........well..........um..........

At least I can admit it-LOL!!!!

Posted by: odinseye | September 18, 2011 at 01:08 PM
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Odin...I love it man......

Nothing wrong....with being....well...wrong....

Just admit it and then Move on.....

We are all FREE to change our opinions.....multiple times if we wish.....

and it ALWAYS goes over better when you at least nibble on your CROW...as opposed to trying to stuff it down other's throat....


and it ALWAYS goes over better when you at least nibble on your CROW...as opposed to trying to stuff it down other's throat....

Posted by: kris | September 18, 2011 at 01:39 PM


Unfortunately in Newton's case it looks like I'll be having a Fvcking Crow FEAST-LOL!


Titans miss a field goal against Balt.

Way to go! It was a medium cip shot!

Nick Mangold jets center injured

jets mangold to locker room with poss knee injury- just a wolf injury update


getting ready for chow time

Pitt is starting to pour it on Seattle.

More good news(sigh)-LOL!

For the record Armando...that song SUKS....

could you at least have put some Dolphins clips in the video.....is that to much to ask...

feel like i've been yeah'd odin

ricky fumbles for balt

Ricky fumbled on his own 30 giving Tenn the ball back.

Titans in the red zone!

You got me back wolf-LOL

I don't know why Ricky has fumbled so much in the last 3 years or so...

TD Oak 14-0 over buff

best icu in the land - pipes red-zone straight to your brain!!

Don't miss that.....

Mando has turned into Capt. Obvious in his last two articles...
1. Be ready for no huddle
2. Sense of urgency

Nice insight.

i wanna see gates light it up tonight - time for his first td i reckon

Boy, is that guy fast!(NO, Henderson).

Wolf,

The Red Zone is the best innovation in NFL coverage of all time.

I keep two TV's and a computer going on Sundays. The Red Zone is ALWAYS on at my house!

I love it!

Im beginning to think it isnt the offense, defense, and st's flip flopping reasons to lose this season. It's beginning to be Tony Sparano that worries me most.

Too often we are losing games with the primary reason of being outcoached. I dont think we'll ever beat Bellichick as long as Sparano is hc. He only beats good teams riddled with injuries and bad teams with hc's even less imaginative than he.

As each season passes I become more convinced Sparano is the primary problem. Never had that problem with Shula. As Bum Phillip's was once quoted:

"He can take his'em and your'em, and take your'em and beat his'em."

I think it will take 22 pro bowlers on both sides of the ball just for Sparano to consistently win 10 games a season.

The Lions need to quit dickin around knock KC out.

odin

i'm hooked up to two pc's and the tv!!!

Ricky Williams fumbled? Say what? Shut your mouth and get on with your bad self!

LOL......................................................

Cam doing good? Well, that's no big surprise.


bad teams with hc's even less imaginative than he.

Posted by: DyingBreed | September 18, 2011 at 01:56 PM

Nice post, but....ah........do they have those in the NFL?

Seems the Winds are turning in our favor(Buff., Mangold).

Dont look now but Cam Newton is 10-14 for 151yds and Carolina is up 13-7 on Green Bay.

Also news of note Sanchez just gets picked by the Jags! LOL...

Sanchez PICKED OFF!

There is a God in Heaven!

sanchez 2 ints!

2-1 to odin!! valhalla!

Stafford beautiful TD pass to the TD!

Nice catch by Sheffler!

I meant to the TE!

LOL!

Hmmm, maybe you don't need 3 years to prove you are a good QB in the NFL.

You can now beguin to see that Peyton M. was really Indy's HC.

Ingram loses 3 on a third and 1 toss right!

Only a game and a half in, Sanchez already has thrown 3 picks for the year. One more pick today and Sanchez will be on pace to throw 32 picks for the year.

LOL............................................................

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