Live blogging from Philly (cheese steak) today
The Beck clan is here. His father, mother, son and wife -- yes, only one wife wiseguys -- are in attendance for this one.
And while most of you will have eyes glued on Beck's performance, I suggest you also make an effort to watch the play of Jason Allen and Cameron Worrell as well.
Allen has had a successful first two games as the new starter at strong safety. Worrell, meanwhile, has recovered from the New England debacle that exposed him as a special teams player impersonating as a safety.
But perhaps circumstance as much as ability is the reason both have been OK the past two games.
Against the Giants, the safeties were not exposed because New York didn't try to throw the ball deep in a driving rain. Last week against Buffalo, the safeties faced a quarterback who didn't look deep all game long. And you must admit, J.P. Losman doesn't exactly strike fear in the hearts of opposing secondaries.
But today Miami's secondary and the safeties in particular face a veteran quarterback in Donovan McNabb who can pick the weak link of a defense as well as anyone. If he goes after Allen and Worrell, it will be interesting to see if they're up to the task.
The Dolphins don't have a third quarterback designated for today. The inactives are Kerry Reed, Samkon Gado, Jereme Perry, Tuff Harris, Zach Thomas, Anthony Bryant, Rob Ninkowvich and Matt Roth.
Derrick Pope starts in the middle for Thomas and Rod Wright starts at defensive end for Matt Roth.
And finally this: FOX studio analyst Howie Long on comparing Pacman Jones and Ricky Williams and how one was reinstated this week and the other was not: "Ricky doesn't hurt anyone. The only way Ricky hurts people is with second-hand smoke."