Your thoughts on tonight's DOLPHINS game
KANSAS CITY -- The Dolphins are making some changes on the starting offensive line this evening.
Rex Hadnot will move from starting left gaurd to right guard. Drew Mormino is benched. Chris Liwienski, who did not start last week, will start at left gaurd tonight.
The constant changes along the offensive line is the reason the following item is important to Miami fans:
The Newark Star-Ledger in New Jersey is reporting the Jets have no intention of dumping Pete Kendall.
As I've stated several times this preseason in columns and on this weblog, I know the Dolphins would love to have an opportunity to acquire Kendall if he is released by New York.
Miami GM Randy Mueller has a history with Kendall and the Dolphins have a definite need to upgrade at guard -- especially with a proven veteran who can stabilize an unstable situation.
Unfortunately, Newsday's source tells the paper that Kendall is still a good player and the Jets aren't in the habit of dumping good players. There are two ways to see this:
1. Believe it at face value because Newsday's beat writer has a reputation for getting things right.
2. Take it with a grain of salt because New York Jets sources have a habit of using the papers to suit their agendas. And one obvious agenda is to put out the idea Kendall is staying so he'll stop holding almost-daily updates with the press about his desire to get out.
This much is clear: Kendall played well last week and it makes no sense that he would remain with the second unit, especially while he's making $1.7 million in base salary. And he definitely is not taking a pay cut.
Anyway, at the risk of leading today's conversation toward the Kennedy assassination or the truth behind Area 51, I open the floor for comments about tonight's game.
I want to know:
*How many of you believe the OL will actually show improvement and how many think the players and Cam Cameron are feeding us a fat slice of headcheese when they promise things will get better.
*How many of you are losing patience (already) with Trent Green?
*How many of you are going to drink more than a six-pack during the game?
*How many of you expect to report for work Friday with a hangover?
*How many of you still will be tuned in when John Beck enters the game in the third quarter, realizing there are no plans to play Beck this season?
*As you know, these two teams made a trade in 2005 that sent CB Patrick Surtain and a draft pick that turned into LB Boomer Grigsby to KC for a draft pick that turned out to be DE Matt Roth and another that turned out to be T Anthony Alabi. Who got the better of that deal?
*And finally .... Daunte Culpepper. No question. Just Daunte Culpepper.
I'll be back before the game with updates and then you should leave your halftime and post-game comments here also.