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Maybe Ronnie Brown's a slow starter. Based on Thursday night's productive outing against the Chiefs, the Dolphins' starting tailback has redeemed himself from his 8-yard rushing performance in last weekend's ... Full Story
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john

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Aug 17, 2007
Finally some progress. I like the idea of the 3 step drop and quick release. Maybe this is the key for the OL in the early stages. No huddle helped also. Good job Dolphins in recovering from a terrible 1st outing.
florida native

Miami, FL

#2 Aug 17, 2007
at least this week the dolphins look like an nfl football team thank god. all i want is to have a team that can kick you know what out of the bills,jets and patroits who as we all know our in our division. i need current collectible fins items for my sports collection i have so they need to get their act together, i even have the orginal program from the undefeated seasonplayed against the redskins. so i need to add more to my sports collection.
xman

Palmetto, FL

#4 Aug 17, 2007
Man, where is Lo Booker? He musta pissed off somebody.
I am lovin' Jesse Chatman. He looks like Ronnie Browns equal or better runnin' the ball. The running back situation is looking very solid even though its preseason and they are going against mostly second rate defenders. I am starting to wonder where is the room for Lo Booker?
The Dbacks are still getting burnt like cheap pizza more times than not. Looks like we need to run some kind of ball control offense that will keep the first team defense fresh 'cause the backup defense looks like a bunch of high school kids.
However, from the experience of years past I know that it (preseason) don't mean squat and EVERYTHING changes when the games are for real.
Jet Fan

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2007
Maybe by the last game of the season the offense will get together. hahahaha! Ted Money Man Ginn,you know his family,but the dude is a Bust! hahhaahaahahahaharg! aaaaaght! Go Jetssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!
Jets Fan

Hollywood, FL

#6 Aug 17, 2007
Ha ha ha! What a lousy team! THEY SUCK!! If you want to watch a REAL team play, tune in tonite for the
J-E-T-S!!!!

You'll see a team that knows how to score!

Since: Aug 07

Naples, Florida

#7 Aug 17, 2007
Did booker get hurt. I did not see him at all last night. Are we going to keep four backs?
herbie

AOL

#8 Aug 17, 2007
What was the score . I must have missed it after reading it twice. The Scum Sentinel is really a rag. guess I'll go to the Herald to get the score.
Collage Fan

Tallahassee, FL

#9 Aug 17, 2007
The Dolphins are so boring I thought I was watching Shula's old team. Three and out. Fourth down and run up the middle? Thank goodness the college season begins soon.

Since: Jan 07

Hoboken, NJ

#10 Aug 17, 2007
Collage Fan wrote:
The Dolphins are so boring I thought I was watching Shula's old team. Three and out. Fourth down and run up the middle? Thank goodness the college season begins soon.
One of those teams went 17-0
West-Sider

North Port, FL

#11 Aug 17, 2007
sppf121 wrote:
Did booker get hurt. I did not see him at all last night. Are we going to keep four backs?
He's been missing practice while his girlfriend was having a baby.

My true belief about this is, they already know he's going to be a 'major' weapon this season, so they're looking at the other guys and trying to bring them up to game speed. Plus they don't want to risk getting him dinged up before the season starts.

Chatman and Cobbs don't catch the ball as well as Booker so they need to get them game reps. Don't forget they are still trying to find their 53 warriors.
My belief is that they've long since made up their mind about Booker. He's not going to be a 'ball-carrier-first' guy for them. He'll be a swing/screen pass guy for them.
I believe they'll try to get situations for him where he doesn't have to contend with the trash at the l.o.s., just one-on-ones with LBs.

This guy will be an eye-opener, and big part of their offense, unless I've totally misread the coach.

Remember, they only have 1/2 to 3/4 of their offensive playbook 'put in' so far, and yet if you're watching closely, you're seeing tremendous play mixing already.
I've maintained all along that Cam's play-calling (he is one the best in football in my opinion) will negate some of the short-comings of the OL by mixing the QBs drops (3-step, then 5-step) and then running the ball with those effective mixes.
Even the blocking calls have been mixed very effectively already, in only 2 exhibition games.

If this team can have some luck with the injury bug, they could really surprise people, I believe.
Rumblefish21

United States

#12 Aug 17, 2007
They will surprise everyone.They are really just getting going watch this next game and the one after that we all are going to say holy moly where did this come from?They have the right attitude for a change to succeed.HELL YEAH GO FINS!!!
santipoker

Fort Pierce, FL

#13 Aug 17, 2007
Here is my take. While the scheme seems sound, that being the short dump passes. There is one thing that is troubling, the game management, 12 men on the extra point.#44 being called for holding once and not being called for holding the other time he was clearly holding. The beautiful punt whin ended on the 10 and had to be re-kicked because of an offensive holding penalty. The time outs wasted in first half.

Now mind you, this is the pre-season, but these errors are coaching errors and these coaches are not rookies. They have been coaching for decades.

None the less, they sure look better than last year.

One aside #53 Wright, seems to be much ado about nothing. I have yet to see him make a play. Everyone thinks he was a draft steal. I think he will not make the team.
Rumblefish21

United States

#14 Aug 17, 2007
Jets Fan wrote:
Ha ha ha! What a lousy team! THEY SUCK!! If you want to watch a REAL team play, tune in tonite for the
J-E-T-S!!!!
You'll see a team that knows how to score!
We are getting better every time we play and I will be watching your team tonight as I watch everybody to see what they have.We will see your beloved jets in week 3.When you beat us,if you do, then I will be the first to congradulate you on your teams success!But if we win I certianly hope you will be man enough to do the same.Because we route for different teams dose not mean we cannot do so with class ok?HELL YEAH GO FINS!!!!
Budman

United States

#15 Aug 17, 2007
This is all well and good but I must say that the unwritten storyline to me is that #1 pick Teddy Ginn is a non-factor - even in the return game. What has L. Booker done? These are 1st day picks that should be contributing in pre-season and I don't see it.
JEFF

Greenville, SC

#16 Aug 17, 2007
I think they looked pretty good. Trent Green for one looked much more promising than last week. Ronnie Brown showed us some good things. All in all I really liked the way they looked, definitly room for improvements but overall they have the team. I really think they can make it to the playoffs this year. Secondary did seem to struggle a little. And the D-Line was also pretty good despite not having some key people in there. I cant wait for the regular season to kick off. It's about time we started to have an offense that can keep up with the Defense. Keep them off the field as long as possible. If we can get Jason Taylor and Zack Thomas and company to the playoffs, I think they will just manhandle opponents. I know they both want to get a championship and well deserve it too I might add. I think they can take us very far if they have something to really look forward to ( ARIZONA )

GO PHINS!!!!!!!
JEFF

Greenville, SC

#17 Aug 17, 2007
Budman wrote:
This is all well and good but I must say that the unwritten storyline to me is that #1 pick Teddy Ginn is a non-factor - even in the return game. What has L. Booker done? These are 1st day picks that should be contributing in pre-season and I don't see it.
The return game with GINN isnt that good right now because most of the guys on the return team arent going to be on the roster come cutting time. As for Booker, he seems to be a good screen guy for a quick pass and run. He is a scatback and will dance around people once he gets a little open field.
ohmygoditsmeagai n

United States

#18 Aug 17, 2007
Collage Fan wrote:
The Dolphins are so boring I thought I was watching Shula's old team. Three and out. Fourth down and run up the middle? Thank goodness the college season begins soon.
Its preseason!!! What is the goal of preseaon? To win every game with the flashiest offense possible? Or to evaluate who are the best players you have? To see which holes you still need to fill, and who will step up and take command of their position?
Preseason is boring. Preseason is for creating the best possible team for the regular season. And hey if they can't handle the basics then you need a pool of talent to fill those holes. With major cuts coming in the next few weeks, there will be older starters, journeymen, and rookies available. A perfect opportunity to upgrade the OL.
Now as to the college game how boring is UF vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY or TROY? How about Alabama vs. WESTERN CAROLINA?
ohmygoditsmeagai n

United States

#19 Aug 17, 2007
Budman wrote:
This is all well and good but I must say that the unwritten storyline to me is that #1 pick Teddy Ginn is a non-factor - even in the return game. What has L. Booker done? These are 1st day picks that should be contributing in pre-season and I don't see it.
So the last time you started a new job, with a new boss you were able to be the top producer in your company from day 1, right? You did not need to learn anything and made no mistakes?

I am more concerned with OL than any single member of this team. Without major work it does not matter who is QB, receivers, or running backs are or how good the defense. I hope and pray that Randy Mueller and the scouting team have been watching other teams to see who will be available when the cuts start around the league. I hope the OL that starts the season has not taken the field yet.

If it has then we have another top ten draft pick coming our way.
Timothy

North Port, FL

#20 Aug 17, 2007
ohmygoditsmeagain wrote:
<quoted text>
So the last time you started a new job, with a new boss you were able to be the top producer in your company from day 1, right? You did not need to learn anything and made no mistakes?
I am more concerned with OL than any single member of this team. Without major work it does not matter who is QB, receivers, or running backs are or how good the defense. I hope and pray that Randy Mueller and the scouting team have been watching other teams to see who will be available when the cuts start around the league. I hope the OL that starts the season has not taken the field yet.
If it has then we have another top ten draft pick coming our way.
You made numerous good points but I wouldn't be so quick to throw this OL overboard. Are there 5 Pro Bowlers there? NO! But the play calling, etc., will negate some of their short-comings. Just wait and see.
Carl Callison

Fairfield, CA

#21 Aug 17, 2007
Things are looking Good. Go Dolphins. I am calming down. But man that Cam really burn me upl

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