« Dolphins 4-3 defense is good, but is it better? | Main | Dolphins react to Dustin Keller's knee injury »

Live blog of Dolphins vs. Texans here

HOUSTON -- The Dolphins have never beaten the Texans, but I don't care about that tonight.

You know what I care about most?

Lamar Miller.

I want him to win the starting running back job. No, that doesn't mean I am rooting for him over other players at running back. I mean I want him to perform at such a level as to leave no question about which player should be the Dolphins starting running back by the time the night is through.

That hasn't happened yet because, well, I don't think Miller's been given much of a chance. He's only gotten four carries in the preseason.

How is anyone supposed to win a job with four scant opportunities in two games?

As the starters are expected to go at least one quarter, maybe more, perhaps Miller can get 10 carries this game so he can get a feel for the competition and get a good chance to show his stuff. Let's hope.

Rishard Matthews, Lance Louis and Jamar Taylor -- none of whom have played this preseason -- are dressed and expected to play tonight.

And, of course, there is a live blog for your participation on tap:

 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Mando, Put down the Salsa, When is the LIVE blog starting??
Posted by: Cuban Menace | August 17, 2013 at 07:32 PM

Sorry Mando.......:(

Pats went for 2pts after their 1st trip to the enzone last night. Is it a precursor of things to come in 2013?

Seems every year Bellichick adds a slightly new dimension to what he does each season. I mean, with Brady playing lights out, why not go for 2pts instead of 1pts 50% of the td scores? Especially if few teams are ale to stop it.....

Just saying........................................

BTW, I too want to see Lamar Miller, I picked him and Keller or my Fantasy team.......

GO PHINS.....

Yelü Dashi was a member of the Khitan royal family, the founder of the Liao dynasty which ruled by an iron hand of slaughter, massacre, torture and rape. The clan leaders would roam the villages pilfering pretty young girls and boys from their families and in essence maintained their own slave harem. They were one of the most ruthless and devient dynasties in history.

It is believed to have inspired Trujillo's notably cruel dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

Grey to also is a good player, If he performs well I see Mr Thomas joining Carpenter in he unemployment line IMHO...

Cant wait to see how Martin does against JJ Watts...Mando your thoughts??

No way Thomas gets cut. He'll get this season to prove his worth. He is probably the best all around back we have in terms of running, blocking and catching.

Watt won't be matched up with Martin, he'll be matched against Clabo

Watts doesn't go against the LT. Such clueless bloggers.

GTO, Thomas has done nothing to impress, how many chances is he expected to get?

Sick Oh,

Check last blog.

does anyone have a link besides first row sports?

Art My Bad, bbacn101 is right it's Clabo...

:(

GTO, Which Thomas are you watching??

Thomas gets one more shot. Remember the #1 spot has not been claimed yet. It will be between him and Miller.

Of all the RB's, Thomas is the best blocker and best pass catcher. He can also throw the ball, used to be a QB.

L.Miller has been getting most of the Carries with the 1st team since the Offseason.

Just like B.Weeden in Cleveland.

GTO, Gotta disagree with you on who's the #1 RB, It's gonna be Miller, Though I don't know if he'll last the whole season, The Guy looks like he weighs a buck eighty maybe a buck ninety soaking wet...

Ok established offensives had good nights last night. High QB ratings and TDs. Hoping we see a solid drive tonight from the O. Mando good points on D earlier agree we should be seeing a positive trend at this point from the DCs new 4-3.

anyone have a link?

I don't know what all the excitement is about at RB. There should be enough carries for everyone. Let them continue to compete for the next couple of weeks. I'm pulling for both of them.

Cuban Menance,

Good lucky seeing Martin vs Watts, especially seeing how Watts will be lined up over Clabo's side tonight.

Just saying..........................................

GTO, Gotta disagree with you on who's the #1 RB, It's gonna be Miller, Though I don't know if he'll last the whole season,

Posted by: Cuban Menace | August 17, 2013 at 07:57 PM


There is nothing to disagree with. I'm not predicting anything. The fact is a #1 has not been named. Ireland was on the pregame show, Philbin too saying it hasn't been determined yet.

I am saying Thomas will be 1 or 2 though.

I want to see how the offensive line plays tonight against the formidable Texan defense. Big test for Jonathan Martin and Samuda. If those guys are pushed around, Tannehill will have a bad night and all of the new weapons will not be able to show much.

anyone have a safe online link

Cuban that is the thing with L.Miller. The Kid Weighs almost 220. But he runs as fast as those Scatbacks.

I'm telling you he reminds me of a Bigger C.Portis.

Not saying he will have 1700yds his 2nd Season. But the kid can run.

Oh no more homerism...the Texans broadcast of the game. There should be choice if you pay to watch these games.

WHY DO MOSTB HERE THINK MARTIN WILL BE GOING AGAINST WATTS? MARTIN DID THAT LAST YEAR AT RT. CLABO PLAYS RT, WATTS, LDE....................

Troll = All these (or same guy) constantly asking for a link.

Steve or anyone out there, for a link hook-up may I suggest what I do, I have my dad point his Computer cam at the TV and watch it that way, Though you need someone who lives in Miamitat has a Cam.Equip, Computer.....
Oh YEAH GO PHINS..........

link?

lets hope everything comes together this game. I wanna see miller get more looks tonight as well

We need to see at least one Tannehill/Wallace hookup or Houston we have a problem..............

link? radio link?

http://firstrowus1.eu/watch/201721/1/watch-miami-dolphins-vs-houston-texans.html

Tanne throws pick first pass of game! WTF???

Anyone find a link yet?

Cuban, Mando is on the 'other' live blog. Gotta log in to comment but if you don't want to, you can still read updates.

Yes Grimes! He will be a big playmaker this year.

alright grimes!!!! let's see those when the games count for real

GRIMES, no more S SMith drops baby................

Brent Grimes is Better than S.Smith.

This defense is better than last season.

OL Tannehill. Secondary. Inside line backers

link anyone?

Grimes real deal

Agreed! Big upgrade over Sean Smith. Grimes is going to be a shut down corner for us this year.

Need to see a Wallace td hook up right here. It would be icing on the cake after the Grimes pick....

yea grimes was definitely an upgrade from sean smith

Grimes!!!

Martin sucks!

Tannehill showed no pocket awareness there....

was that clabo who got lit up?

Early going the OL perform is BS

oh boy. That was on Tannehill.

Miller goes down easy. N#ot good for a #1 RB

Samuda got beat badly on that 3rd down.

Samuda is garbage

again the o-line is struggling early

OL. I feel bad for who ever playing QB horrible OL nothing has change!

This offense sucks.

SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 »

The comments to this entry are closed.