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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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Can we get a damn stop here? Good lord this D is garbage.

Cuban = Dashi = Oden = 29137401692756920276 names over the course of this blog

Call time out

Is this blog for jets fans??? That's what it feels like

The most overrated front 7 in the NFL

Should have let him score. Now we'll get the ball back with only seconds left.

Where is Dion Jordan?....

They have run at Vernon all game long.

Need to put Odrick out there to set the edge

where is the great D we read about in the paper???

Awesome save at the 1 inch yard line. Perfect spot for them to run down the rest of the clock

Garbage ass D.

Great defense hahahahahaha. ROTFLMMFAO

Reg,

Agreed. I know you weren't referring to me. Some only come on here to complain. But they jump up and down when something good happens.

1-5 strech, here we come

Mando was right about Carrol and Wilson.... OUCH..

OK.....lets tie this up and get the ball back after halftime.

ALLLLLLLLRIGHT MIAMI!!!!!!

35 points against Indy wont be enough.....they gotta get creative and more aggressive on offense

guppies if you believe everything you read in the paper you're a bigger fool than you have been with your comments so far.

Surprised to see colts run on 3rd and two. I was thinking that they should run a low % pass play to a player covered in the flat.

defense needs to do some adjustments during half time.

I feel a 3 & out and at least another Indy FG

This D needs to step in second half. Why is Jordan not playing?

hope they make some halftime adjustments but elite Ds dont give up 30 points

CV, nope, at the least the Jets have a D!

The defensive line playing like garbage today. Getting eaten up by the colts oline which is even missing the starting guard

We need at least a FG now.

We get the Ball back after Half time.

dashe your boy lacy sucks. just your type, no?

315 yards from colts offense. Hahahahaha. Bye bye JI. Back to normal
This is not a come back from behind team...defense not in the same block as the top defense in the NFL. Just like last year 15 or 16 ranked. That's it

Horrible time management

Horrible call.

It must suck to be you. All you do is complain every minute of every day. I feel bad for your mother. Raising such a weasel.

Jet trash

OK....they go the ball up field. Now lets see....this is a big kick

worst 2 minute O continues to trut its stuff

Now that's how you ice a kicker.

OK....now we know he can make it.

Lets see him do it again.

of course they ice the kicker

FAILbin taking notes???

Lol, Pagano. Nice ice.

Well Sturgis showed he has plenty of leg. NOW DO IT AGAIN STURGIS!

dashe wrong AGAIN.

"brilliant" timeout the announcer says?--really?--"brilliant"?--like we've never seen that done before

Kid is money!!!

Carpenter who?

GOOD!

Ice this Sturgis in your mouth. You whining crybabies.

suck on that brilliant timeout, mr announcer....and notice not a word from him after Sturgis made it?--are these guys on Indys payroll?

Sturgis is an upgrade from carpenter

dashe wanted lacy at 12. LOL.

great kick with room to spare, and held his nerve after the timoeout

OK....admit it....who figured we would be tied at halftime? Good game so far. We are hanging with a Playoff caliber team in their stadium. Go Miami!!!

Jordan is playing but hes just dropping back into coverage from the speed package or spying luck

Wrong about what?
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We need at least a FG now.

We get the Ball back after Half time.

Posted by: Dashi | September 15, 2013 at 02:27 PM

In Sturgis we Trust......For now.

and I've notice the commentators as well!!

Sherman is so bad at play calling Irather have Dan Henning

Sturgis = money

y'all gotta hand it tanne on that drive. To move the ball like that with only 1 timeout and less than 90 seconds? he's getting better game by game

yes, Sturgis definite upgrade over Carpenter.....Dan could barely kick it 55 yards last year.....good Fin, I liked him, but it was time.....not to mention it saves them over 2 mill

Good:

THILL
Wallace
Miller
Martin
Clay
Hartline

Bad:

Wake
Vernon
Wilson
Clabo

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