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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ginn Jr., Chatman Miami's kick returners today

I will be doing a live blog -- as in during the game -- today. So check back for my updates between significant plays.

Meanwhile, I have learned Ted Ginn Jr. and Jesse Chatman will be returning kicks this afternoon against the Redskins.

So much for all the fanciful ideas of putting Ronnie Brown back there, or putting Marty Booker back there, or putting even Lorenzo Booker back there.

(Noon update) the Dolphins inactives are Lorenzo Booker, Andre Goodman, Courtney Bryan, Abraham Wright, Steve Fifita, Rodrigue Wright, Rob Ninkovich, and John Beck is the No. 3 QB.

By the way, it's kind of interesting to me that receiver Greg Camarillo, who was added to the roster on Sunday is active for this game.

CLICK ON COMMENTS TO SEE THE LIVE UPDATES. I AM UPDATING THERE.

170 Comments:

Anonymous Shawn said...

thought Booker was our secret weapon...dang it.

go Phins!!!!

9/11 was an inside job

checkout www.wtc7.net

learn the truth

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Dr. J said...

Stop with the 9/11 cr**. Your mind is poisoned and no one wants to hear your stupid opinions on a Dolphins blog.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

OK, guys the live updates will be in this section ... here we go

12:55 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dolphins captain are Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, Trent Green and Jay Feely. As I understand it, these will be the permanent captains this year.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Ted Ginn Jr.'s first kick return 10 yards. rookie of the year!!!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dolphins opening drive nets 1 yard. they have picked up right where they left off last year.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dolphins yield first down on two running plays. Dolphins aimed to stop the run today. They better do better.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

An INT for Renaldo Hill. Not a bad way for the secondary too start off the season.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

No. 24 intercepts. I am now looking up his name to find out who it was .... OK, it was some guy named Renaldo Hill.

the Dolphins secondary now has more interceptions than all of last year -- almost.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chris Chambers illegal formation wipes out good gain by Ronnie Brown ... Let's hope this isn't a trend.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

2nd down -- Martin out, Ginn in and lines up wide ... Vernon Carey yields first sack of the year

1:12 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Green is getting no time to throw the ball. Dolphins three and out.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

This offensive lie has to start stepping it up. What a waste of good field position. Nice punt by Brandon Fields.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Joey Porter's first tackle of the season for minus 2 yards. And he gets a nice rounds of boos after doing a celebratory kicking motion

1:17 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Will Allen first match against Santana Moss goes incomplete when Moss falls down. Defense looking good

1:18 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

J-Peezy keepin it easy. These refs suck. Can't even get a friggin call right. Stupid penalty by Worrell.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dolphins get a first down through the air. 14 yards on completion to Chambers. Super Bowl!!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Season-long end around to Ginn Jr. count: 1

1:24 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

I'm surprised Chambers caught it.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

False start Carey. Not a great day so far. Brown, meanwhile, really fired up about something

1:25 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

False start Chris Liwienski. OL looking like junk.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Stupid, stupid, stupid false starts ruined that last drive. C'mon Coach Houck, clean this crap up!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins ball. They don't have a passing yard yet with 3:35 left in the first Q.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

So much for no passing yards as Travis Daniels beat by Randle-El for 35 yards.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OL needs to get it's crap together. Someone needs to chew their ass out.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dolphins D gets caught in first blitz of the day and they get burned with a shuttle pass. First and goal.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Great jump by Jason Taylor, and a sack by good ol' Zach Thomas! Wonder what happened to Jansen? Not that I would be heartbroken if he was out for the rest of the game.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Sack. Redskins lose RT Jon Jansen, likely for the season cause he's got a broken leg or ankle.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Suisham 31 FG on 13 plays, 67-yard drive. They took 6:42 off the clock.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Jansen's injury is a dislocated ankle. He's done for the year

1:45 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins right to Ginn on the kickoff. Talk about no respect.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chatman in the game for the first time. Four yards

1:47 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chatman and Brown in the game at the same time!!! Brown as the FB and he gets the ball.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chatman fumbles after catching a pass.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Damn, actually had someting going, now this happens.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Taylor sack. Coverage sack.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Moss all along. Campbell misses him. Dolphins very lucky. Redskins punting.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Man, that screw up in the secondary almost cost us. That was a lucky break that Campbell overthrew Moss. Nice sack bt JT on the previous play! C'mon offense, let's give the D a break!!!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Why is trent green side-arming the ball?

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if you're blogging along with Armando and watching the game on free-tv...you're a bigtime L...Dolphins fan. Congrats...I should ask a competing newspaper to do a YouTube of the reporter.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Green completion to Chatman is a first down. Dolphins were 0-for-3 on third down conversions before then.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Finally Dolphins try to stretch the field with a long pass to Chambers. But incomplete

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Andy from Spain said...

What a deep ball to chambers! i consider it a dropped ball...

2:02 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Booker drops a potential first down.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Andy from Spain said...

Too many dropped balls...

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Andy from Spain said...

Armando, thoughts??

2:05 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins ball. Defense blows up a screen pass attempt.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Taylor limping off the field after being shaken up. will give you a report ASAP.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chris Chambers drops his first pass of the year. He and Booker have two now.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Same play, Chambers makes spectacular catch on beautiful throw.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Chambers and Booker are gone after next year!!!! STOP DROPPING THE GODDAMN BALL!!!!!!!!!!!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Marty Booker end around. Two end arounds for Dolphins this season. Cameron calling a great series.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Completion to Chatman, inside the five. First down. Dolphins on their way to first TD of the season?

2:18 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins not ready. Call TO. They are definitely being out-coached on this drive.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Andy from Spain said...

chatman is gettin the work done and brown is just not in the game...

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Andy from Spain said...

TDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

2:22 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

WHAT A CALL BY COACH CAMERON!!!! THAT MAN HAS A HUGE SET OF GRAPEFRUITS ON HIM!!!!! Nice job by Green, and great catch by Justin Peele!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

TD to Justin Peele. think about this, the Dolphins could have done the easy thing and kicked the field goal. Instead Cam Cameron goes with the pass with 4 seconds to play and he gets the TD.

Now the Dolphins offense, after being pretty much dominated for an entire half, walks off the field with a HUGE uplift.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Green , hes the right man in this team ..but now we have to run the ball in the second half

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the first round draft pick..what a waste.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Andy from Spain said...

7-3 LEAD BY MIAMI.

cameron is gettin my favor.

very brave making that call

2:24 PM  
Blogger TTTRICKYYY said...

FOOTBALL AND END OF HALF TDS, THATS WHAT MIAMI DOESQQQQQQQ

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, but horrible clock management at end of half. no need for it to come down to that. they had another TO, wasted too much time after getting the first down. they were lucky, but still a ballsy call

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it! They need to shake it up. Screw conventional wisdom and just GO FOR IT. Campbell looks shaky so why not?

2:34 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Some halftime stats:

Dolphins nine first downs to 5 by Wash.

152 total yards for fish, Wash. 95..Brown nine yards on six carries ...

2:36 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Second half

Moss drops his second pass of the day.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

BTW: JT is back in the game so first half injury was nothing.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Travis Daniels burned deep for the second time today. When is Andre' Goodman getting back, again?

2:40 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins 19 yard TD carry. They totally wiped out the left side of the Miami line, including JT. The safeties? Where were they?

2:42 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

C'mon defense, you're better than that!!! Well, still early in the third quarter, lots of game left.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins drive 6 plays, 78 yards. Sorry performance by Miami's D.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Ginn gets outside on the kick off return. 34 yards and that's really the first time you see how fast this guy really is.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

That incomplete on first down, totally on Green. Martin was open.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are just letting randel el burn daniels

--CJ

2:48 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

third down play an abortion. Roll right where the recievers fell down. Green had nowhere to go.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

where's the vaunted Dolphins rush we're supposed to see with Porter and JT and Matt Roth and the blitzes?

2:53 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Love that the Dolphins are throwing on just about every first down. Wonder if that's because they plan it that way or because the running game is not going to work today.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Watching Satele last couple of plays. He's not having a good day. Playing like a typical rookie.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

I hate it when Ronnie Brown dances up in there and after making a big guy miss he sees a little guy coming to support and rather than plowing him for four yards, he dances away for two yards.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Cameron goes for the FG and it's good. At least you understand the guy is fearless, but not foolish.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

The Dolphins cannot run the ball today. Neither Ronnie or Jesse are getting anything. If we want to score, Trent's going to have to keep throwing.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

OK, it's up to the defense. If they are going to be a championship D, they have to start acting like it and stop a mediocre offense.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Jason Allen is in the game instead of Lehan.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

... He was on Moss. Yikes

3:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Travis Daniels just gave up another completion, this one to Santana Moss. He's being exposed.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

This is pissing me off, where's the defense????

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The D is no better than the O, can't live off last years hype. Looking like a 3-13 year

3:13 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Finally, Daniels does something to help his team win!!! Scuffle on the Dolphins sideline but as most football fights go, nothing happening. JT getting hit with a personal foul penalty.

Of concern, you have to wonder where the pass rush is.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Well, there's the defense. Nice INT by Daniels. What a stupid penalty by Taylor. A veteran of his caliber should know better.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Illegal contact pnalty is a HUGE break for the Dolphins b/c that was an incomplete pass waiting to happen.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Another first down pass. I'm loving this.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much time is left? and where is the ball?

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he isnt injured he looks like one of our new secret weapons.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

David Martin drops a certain first down pass. Where are you Randy McMack?

3:22 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

I thought we cut Randy McMichael? Another stupid drop.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would be more helpful if you said who was hurt...

3:24 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins ball at the 35 yard line with 11:43 left in the game.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dolphins blitz on third down and get burned on it again. Allen misses a sack. first down. Second time this happens.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Another pass completion against Daniels, except the Dolphins had 12 men on the field.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

I'm sitting high above in the end zone and the Redskins are driving away from me. And I see a lot of open holes in the Miami defense. I'm talking five foot holes.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is joey porter even playing?

3:31 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

biggest play of the game so far right here. fourth and two. False start on 87 "abrupt movement simulating the snap," the ref says.

No matter 44 FG is good.

Skins go 39 yards in 9 plays. They kept the ball 6:13.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the score is..

3:36 PM  
Anonymous allieboy said...

porter, 1 tackle. wtf?

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Win or lose, this performance brings things back to reality, SuperNada.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins 13, Dolphins 10 ...

3:39 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Eventually, Green is going to have to get some time so he can throw the ball downfield. Of course, that assumes the receivers won't drop the ball.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

What did I tell you. And Chambers hangs on after 28 yard completion.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Brown's best run of the game for 12 yards. But again, he doesn't plow the lone tackler. He tries to dance away from him.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Pass interference on Carlos Rogers. Dolphins first and goal at the 8.
Flag against Miami ... holding Hadnot.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

I think Trent Green has proven he's a solid QB. I think it is also being proven the rest of the offense isn't there yet.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

that intentional grounding is crap. Green was under no pressure.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

These refs suck ass.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Feely for 36 FG....

3:47 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

the O-Line looks as good as the D-Line.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

tied game 13-13. Dolphins go 62 yards in 8 plays. Take 3:35 to do it.

It's on the defense again. And you guys are right. I haven't seen Porter make a significant play since the first half.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should be Ronnie's last season with the fins, might not even be starting much longer. He has had plenty of time to show something, maybe he could be the #3 back somewhere.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

There's Joey Porter for a loss of 3 yards.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Randle El was wide open but Campbell throws a bad pass. this secondary is not playing very well.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dolphins need to get to the 37 yard line for Feely to get a kick off. They're at their own 26.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa nice trent...almost did a jay fielder and cost us the game

3:56 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Fred Smoot just dropped a sure interception and TD as he had the field wide open.

God loves the Dolphins on that play.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

First really bad throw I've seen from Trent. Trent was lucky that wasn't an interception.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

After that LAST play, God DOES love the Dolphins.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

won't even talk about the last play..

3:59 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Taylor volleyballs a Hail Mary and Dolphins are lucky that Randle El caught it but got tackled at the 2 yard line.

Whew! OVERTIME!!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Redskins win the toss. It's on the D again, assuming the special teams don't soil themselves first.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm calling the game OVER. The way Washington has been moving the ball on our D this past half, I don't see much good coming from overtime.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

third down with Wash. on the Miami 43. Dolphins getting no pass rush whatever. Frustrating

4:06 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Blitz doesn't work as Miami brings the house but a completion.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

At this point, the Miami defense seems tired. They're not holding their heads up, they have their hands on their hips.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they are tired why dont they use their timeouts??!!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Defense getting plowed on the ground. During time out, Dolphins players on their knees. Redskins standing up, not looking tired.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what the defense gets for letting our better players take off the preseason.

In about a minute or so, game is over: Wash 16, Miami 13

4:13 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

39 FG attmpt on first down ... Dolphins take time to let kicker think about it...

4:13 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

And the kick is ...good. Dolphins lose a heartbreaker because it's on defense. Amazing.

I understand the offense did absolutely nothing great. But to lose on defense? That hurts.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Game Over. That's tough loss, to swallow.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Frustration is the word.

WE LOST

4:17 PM  
Anonymous urgreatestcYn said...

Well I guess this is what happens when the best players on Defense are in their 30's...Pitiful performance by them..COuldnt stop the run to save their lives...pathetic...Pass D looked good though...Trent Green was nothing to write home about...Offensive line got no run blocking...and after looking at the schedule Miami will start 0-3...maybe worse after the way the run D played today...

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bright side - if you are going to drop a game, best drop it to an NFC team.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had thought Miami was going to win at least 9 this year. Now I'm sure this is NOT going to happen. We lost to a fairly pathetic Washington team ... and our defense ... which RESTED its best players in the preseason got exactly what it deserved.

This is going to be a VERY LONG season.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW our defense now also sucks

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought we'd at least win today
but i guess not.

Defense looked bad and tired.

Offense ONCE AGAIN NO "O"LINE

WHEN WILL WE EVER HAVE A WINNING TEAM.

Bring back RICKY PLEASE.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a Dolphins fan for a very long time but I am starting to lose faith. It looks like its going to be the same story this year. I am tired of losing. This shouldn't have eben been a close game. Next week Dallas...The second half, we are lucky to win 4 games. We are turning into the laughing stock of the NFL.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous No longer a dolpfan said...

AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These guys suck...again!

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict a 5-11 season.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"HERE WE GO AGAIN" false start penalties, dropped passes and 1st round picks that don't produce. Dumb penalties in the red zone (intentional grounding)poorly managed game clock(giving the opposing team the ball back with 12 seconds left instead of running out the clock (moot point anyway)). I didn't see any other flavors on offense other than vanilla out there today.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

This game was about what I expected. Green looked sharp, talent around him definitely didn't (way too many dropped balls killed us again).

To all the "fans" saying our Defense sucks: We got two turnovers and held the other team to 16 pts. in overtime. They're still very good, stop complaining and go root for another team.

That holding and intentional grounding KILLED our momentum, we could have had the game right there. Like usual, drops and untimely penalties hurt us, but I do so plenty of upside.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Bill said...

I saw some encouraging signs today. Green looked sharp, defense looked good until it got tired. Too many dropped passes and lack of a running game doomed us.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if any statement was made by the dolphins today it's. We are officially among the worst in the AFC. Where is the defense, get rid of Travis "Saban groupie" Daniels. I don't get it why cant we run the ball is our offensive line not professionals like all the other teams. Why was the redskins Oline pushing us around. Is the league except for the Dolphins using steroids. Someone explain this to me.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "rob" your an idiot that can't see reality. The defense gave up 300+ yards whats so good about that. If you didn't notice redskins players dropped some key passes also that helped us get off the field. So yes the D sucks (well they sucked today)

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys suck, call yourself fans your fuckin pathetic, all you do is whine and moan, did you really expect a good season, O line a work in progress at best, Ronnie seems to do well enough when he catches the ball imagine what he can do when he has a hole to run through for a change, half his runs should have been stopped for no gain but he made simething out of them. Trent Green played a good game, at least 5 dropped passes didnt help. I'd like to see Ginn get more time as a reciever but I'm sure we will. JP was quiet but just comin off an injury. I agree should have won this won but guess what, we didn't, so stop whining and lets see what happens when this new team has actually played together some.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah they'll have plenty of time to play together and loose together too.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Finskillme said...

This is like an exact replica of last year's team. Even the quarterbacking. Where was the creative playcalling? I didn't see it. Here's what I saw:

Dropped passes.

The only caught passes were dink and dunk. Four yard receptions whoo -- hooo!

No offensive line; runs of two yards.

One completely stupid throw (on which we got lucky, which is about one less than average per game last year.

The defense caving when it really mattered (happened several times last year, in case anyone remembers).

Why did they not go out and get offensive lineman in the off season? Ginn? What a non-entity he was.

It's so damn frustrating. I can handle losing, but I wish were losing in a way that wasn't so damn painful and boring to watch.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what, worse that can happen they get a high draft pick, snag a stud OL and stand by for John Beck next year cos this guy is the real deal

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "finskillme" very well put I agree up until "I can handle lossing" I hate loosing especially to a team that could have and should have been beaten by an average NFL team which I guess we are not.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Finskillme said...

If things don't get better in the next few weeks, I say put in Beck and let him start learning during a year that's a washout anyway.

Thanks to the other fans who logged more optimistic postings. It cheers me up, even when I can't manage such optimism myself.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just returned from the game at FEDEX Field. Observations; (1) Green looked lost at times and seemed to always be moving out of the pocket to find a passing lane. He throws a lot of balls across his body. (2) I saw no difference in today's offense versus last years (I saw Miami in person in Miami last year). (3) They went right to the pass and never made any serious attempt to establish the run. (4) The offensive line does have some hope. (5) The Defense looked good the first have, but ran out of steam in the second half (age?). (6) The receivers still suck (all of them) as they still can't catch a ball that hits them in the numbers and they give up on their routes. (7) In for another long season.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No the worse that can happen is what has happened withour last two high in the first round picks. NO PRODUCTION can you spell busr I can Ronnie Brown and Ted Ginn.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous ukdolfan said...

Thats ok finskillme,
Always room for optomism, some of our fans need to learn what it means to support a team,it gutted me tonight to watch it but I saw some things that were good and guys like Ginn, Booker (Lorenzo), they didnt really play or not even active in one case. We can only get better, aint that the truth

5:03 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Offense is ugly right now, but definitely on the right track. I feel better but I don't have huge expectations just yet. Our O-line just aint there yet. Our Defense gave our Offense so many chances...so don't even go there blaming the D.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous ukdolfan said...

I can spell BUST, can u, clearly not "busr", good way to make a point pal.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Finskillme said...

No, although I hated to see defense fade in the fifth quarter when they were clearly tired, I don't really blame the defense. Travis Daniels may have messed up here or there, but he made a fine interception.

Anytime you limit a team to sixteen points in five quarters you ought to win. The Colts will always win a game where their defense holds the other team to sixteen points. If you don't, it means your offense is a problem.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big issue I see here with the 'Fins is their O-line play. They completely failed to open up any running lanes for Ronnie and Co. This was a constant problem throughout the entire pre-season. People are complaining about Ronnie dancing out there, but much of that can be attributed to poor blocking along the line. Our line also didn't give Green enough time to throw the ball. I will give them credit: at least they kept Green upright most of the time; he was sacked only once or twice. Our receivers have to work on NOT DROPPING THE BALL!, especially in short yardage situations. Green played decently, but our receivers missed several balls that were between the numbers.

Defense played well for most of the game, but they seemed to run out of gas at the end. At least our secondary made 2 key interceptions that kept us in the game most of the way. That is very promising. The D-Line though didn't fare well against the run. Hopefully they'll adjust as they go along.

Overall, yes, it was a loss, but it isn't as bad as it may seem. At least the defense prevented the game from getting out of our hands, which is something that could have happened easily, especially considering that the Redskins produced almost 50% more yardage than our offense did. Much of the problem is that our offense is still having a hard time scoring in the end-zone. In a way, it is just a continuation of last year’s problems. Our defense couldn't finish the job today, but that is hard to do when your offense can't SCORE!

This loss doesn't mean that the Dolphins will be going 5-11, although it isn't a positive sign that they will be going to the playoffs. Consider that out of all teams in recent years that have gone on to the playoffs, 67% won their season-opener. What does that stat tell us? Nothing much, except that playoff teams start out of the gate fast. If we drop the next three games, forget about it. Especially when you consider that we will be play 4 tough cold weather games against the Eagles, Steelers, the Bills, and the Patriots. Not to mention that we will be playing the Ravens and the Bengals at home too. The Dolphins task is going to be tough this season, no question about it.

5:32 PM  
Blogger David said...

You don't "lose a game on defense" when you only give up 16 points.

We lost because, as usual, the offense was putrid.

We don't block for our running backs, and we don't catch the football.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When EVERY pro analyst in sports picks Miami to be in last place, got to figure at least one is correct.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

cameron needs to review the tape honestly and correct not only the players who need it but coaching on the final minutes in a half or end of game and then maybe we can improve from a loss that shows positive signs.......also, ronnie brown didn't play bad, he really didn't play as he was switched in and out and so, more consistency will give him a rhythm......

8:40 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Ginn needs to be given some throws not end arounds that rarely ever work. Brown needs 25 - 30 carries a games. Cameron is supposed to know football, today he looked like he was asleep at the wheel.

Calvin Jacons played and contributed. M Lynch looked good. A Peterson looked great. Why is it a crime to wonder why Cameron cant find a way to use a 9th pick of the first round in his offense? I dont think that is an unfair question. Didnt he rip Saban for taking Brown with #2? Fairs fair, where is the heat on Cam Cameron regarding Ginn Jr.?

9:39 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Just to make my point clear, I am not calling Gin a bust, nor am I calling Brown one...yet, but if Cameron is going to be critical of the former moron who coached this team, he ought to look in the mirror and ask himself those same questions...Ginn didnt make himself the 9th pick, Cam did, now the question is why? Minn knows why it picked Adrian Peterson high, Buffalo knows why it took Lynch, Detroit knows why it took CJ, Cameron appears to think he got Beck and Ginn in the 6th round or something. Usually a top 10 pick is supposed to be instant impact. If they are not, then dont pick them in the top 10, trade downm or take a guy who will be. Either Ginn is a #9 pick worthy of starting or he was a reach in which case Cameron blew the pick just like he suggested Saban did with Brown.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what i'm pissed about, the fact that we let go of two of our best recievers last off-season, randy mcmicheal and wes welker . Whenever they were thrown the ball you knew they would catch it!!!!!Welker was a first down machine. good job cameron, wheres you're first round pick now.

12:39 AM  

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