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Live blog of statement game Dolphins vs. Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- Statement game. But tough game.

On defense, there is reason to worry about the Dolphins vers the Colts today. That's the cornerback spot. Yes, Dimitri Patterson is active and playing. But he's nursing a groin injury and was limited in practice all week long and will only play vs the slot receiver.

That means Nolan Carroll will start at cornerback. Ouch! Yes, the Dolphins have confidence in Carroll. I don't. Sorry.

Patterson, meanwhile, has shown himself somewhat fragile in his time with the Dolphins -- getting hurt in his one game with Miami last year and getting hurt in his first game this year.

If Patterson can avoid re-injury, great. All good.

If, however, he tweaks the injury, you will see Jimmy Wilson against T.Y. Hilton in the slot. Not a good matchup for Miami.

As I wrote in my column in The Herald today, this game between the Dolphins and Colts will be a statement about the 2013 Dolphins. They win today and they are squarely and rightly considered playoffs contenders and even AFC East contenders.

How else to describe it after winning on the road, against a good quarterback leading a playoff team from a year ago?

Lose, however, and it'll look a lot like the Dolphins of the past few years.

In other issues, this is a big game for Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. Neither had a particularly stellar preseason. Neither was very good last week in the regular season opener. One of them needs to show up today because if they don't, I won't be surprised if the Dolphins' personnel department starts looking elsewhere for help.

Beenie Wells, Willis McGahee, Michael Turner and Cedric Benson are out there and the trade deadline is next month.

The inactives today are: Pat Devlin, Danny Watkins, Dallas Thomas, Jamar Taylor Mike Gillislee, JoshKaddu, Danny Watkins and Will Davis.

Jared Odrick will continue to start at defensive tackle over Randy Starks. As he did last week.

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Nice Write up to the game Mando, I see they have the roof open, I know last nite you said it was in the fortys,Did you wear a Heavy Jacket?????

Go D...Go Tanny....Go Fins!!!

We need a win today !!!!!

Not too many people are giving the Dolphins a chance.I think we will pull it out though.The Colts barely beat the Raiders last week

Dolphins 41 Colts 7

need a good link

Hey Cuban Menace, why did Mike Perello post the same thing as you did above?

Miami lost to the Colts by 3 last season.

Miami is a better team than last season.

Indianapolis with the injuries is not as good as last season.

Miami 28 Indianapolis 20

Nice write up Armando. I reason that's why we are carrying 10 DB's, coaches know it's a weakness. I agree this game is on the O Line & RB's, if D. Thomas does not do SOMETHING I think he's gone via maybe a trade.

Statement game, yes...but it's a LONG season and anything can happen. GO FINS!

odn

Are you just now figuring out all those posters in the live feed are the same dooshes here? As soon as that feed was started they all showed up, who else would they be?

Philbin is 9-16 including preseason.

Well, I have to agree with Mando, Nolan is Nolan!

This is terrible. Just like a single Left Tackle can torpedo a season, Nolan Carroll cab Torpedo this game.

Luck read this and has been giggling ever since.

Hey Cuban Menace, why did Mike Perello post the same thing as you did above?
Posted by: odinseye | September 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Because we're the same.......

Whoth is Mike Perello? I haven't seen him around here.

Are you just now figuring out all those posters in the live feed are the same dooshes here? As soon as that feed was started they all showed up, who else would they be?

Posted by: Clog | September 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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I already knew this. What I didn't know, was that The Cuabn Menaces real name is Mike Pirello.

The last soldiers to serve our country were those in WWII. All the wars since have been ploys about nothing more than big business. The government used our soldiers as pawns to help Haliburton, Monsanto, Dupont, Exxon, Alcoa and many other American businesses.

Oscar, That's my real name amigo, What's yours???

No sacks or pressures on Luck than we will be out of luck!! This phins team is not a come from behind team, so this game is on the defense shouldersm why because Sherman stupid game planing and play calling! OL sucks. So Let's go defense. Unless proven other wise!
LETS GO PHINS DEFENSE!!!!!! GO LUCK OFFENSE NO PUN INTENDED

Hey Cuban Menace, why did Mike Perello post the same thing as you did above?
Posted by: odinseye | September 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Because we're the same.......

Posted by: Cuban Menace | September 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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I'm a **LAZY** typist, may I just call you Mike?

Go PHINS!!!!

We kepy **10** DB's and we **STILL** have to start Nolan Carroll?

Something's REALLY-REALLY WRONG with THAT!

That's Fine Odin....
How's DEBO?????
(Dogs are Better then Women, Except.... Well you know....)

hey Armando. I guess you couldn't "scare" the Dolphins into starting Starks huh

Posted by: odinseye | September 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Agree............Then again, the fins still employ Ireland which just about answers it all.........
GO AIR BREATHIG MAMMALS.....

Cuban = YG = Sparrow = 184832932050183068373 other names over the the course of this blog

...Enjoy the game fellas. Look forward to discussion post game..Tacos al Pastor for game time!!(has anyone seen Aloco??)

WE GAVE 60 MILL TO MIKE WALLACE AND HE IS PISSED? WHAT ABOUT US? WE ARE MORE PISSED.


TO BE
OR KNOT

I'm Dr. Oscar Canosa, Mike.

M.D., Mike.

Psychiatrist, Mike.

The way I see it is that for Luck to even throw it to his receivers in time on a consistent basis he and his offensive line have to beat the Dolphins pass rush and their new speed package.
A strong pass rush will make ANY db that has made the team in the NFL look a Lot better.
That is my key to the game beat Luck and the offensive line and dont turn the ball over and they win the game.
I am not predicting a win this week but it is possible if the aforementioned occurs,

Cuban = YG = Sparrow = 184832932050183068373 other names over the the course of this blog
Posted by: we know bro | September 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

LOL.....I've been called many things in my life, "The Fifth Beatle","The guy on the Grassy knoll","The anti-Christ", But Never AND THE CUBAN MEANS never has he been associated with YG/LOL/DB/YG4L,ETC,ETC..
You sir owe me a apology...........

Anyone got a link for me and the next 43 morons that will show up shortly asking for a link all game long?

Happy Birthday Dan Marino!

WHICH FRAUD WILL BE EXPOSED TODAY? ME OR THE TEAM?

My services are at your disposal, Mike.

Go Miami. If we can establish the run and limit turnovers we can achieve a victory. Our defense should do well against the Colts.

A strong pass rush will make ANY db that has made the team in the NFL look a Lot better.

Posted by: KingShula | September 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM


KS, got anything at all orignal to say beyond old cliches repeated thousands of times every season?

Lol Cuban. You ready to see Ireland for Executive of the Year?

So Dashi got banned?

52 already? My goodness. I must be getting old.

Damn, must be some amazing tailgating in Indianapolis. That stadium is empty!

Dear Mr. Salguero

LINK

" http://firstrowus1.eu/watch/207810/1/watch-indianapolis-colts-vs-miami-dolphins.html "

Soiled :)

Only the Jests fans still support Irescum.

Posted by: DC Dolfan | September 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

LOL, DC,Please Brother.....

Jon tell us you are not that dumb. That shot was earlier.

Jon, it's not worth the traffic to go see the Colts get effed up by Cam Wake.

Eisenberg,

Nah uh, for real??? SMH

Damn, must be some amazing tailgating in Indianapolis. That stadium is empty!

Posted by: Jon | September 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM

The Dullfins dont draw fans home or away.

Let's go! (Not the Dolphins, my fantasy team. Playing Craig this week, want to beat his arse). Well, Dolphins too.

Some kind of Wop that got in here!

only Zonk still comes in here and says the same thing over and over each day

LINK

" http://firstrowus1.eu/watch/207810/1/watch-indianapolis-colts-vs-miami-dolphins.html "

Go Philbins

Brett Grimes is a darn good player...two good plays on that drive..

Miss

That's it boys, that's it.

Vinateri, what about be luck than good, no good

Craig we can hear the announceres too. No need for you to repeat what they say as though they are your own observations.

lovew Millers first 2 runs--Vinatieri miss was karma coming back for the lucky Colts reception---Wallace in the mix.....nice

Nice to see see Wallace involved early

Looking good. Go Lamar

Wallace.....TD....nice

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