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Notes on Dolphins vs. Vikings

Posted By Brian Saa On Sep 23 2010 @ 3:19 pm In Miami Dolphins | No Comments

-We won.  We won!  Miami has started 2-0 for the first time since 2002.  We still have the toughest stretch ahead of us, with the Jets, Patriots, Packers, and Steelers in the coming weeks, but it is nice to see the Dolphins get two big road wins early on.

-Miami’s defense continued to impress.  Cameron Wake got another sack and Karlos Dansby deflected a key end zone pass.  Dansby is the unquestioned leader of this defense, and I could not be happier with his production so far.  Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has really turned this unit around. If it wasn’t for the D bailing out our pathetic offense every five minutes, we would be 0-2 right now.   If you don’t have Miami’s defense in fantasy football, acquire them while you still can.

-The Dolphins offense is sputtering.  While Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown are averaging about 60 yards a game each, the passing game hasn’t gotten off the ground.  While many are quick to critique QB Chad Henne, the problem is the play-calling.  The Dolphins started the game with a beautiful 46-yard completion to Brandon Marshall, but never attempted a big play again.  The second the Dolphins grab the lead, they call conservatively and try to run down the clock.  The problem with this, as many Dolphins fans knows, is that it gives us freaking heart attacks. In the past few seasons, the Dolphins have failed to beat an opponent handily, which would give their fans a much-needed sigh of relief.   I contend that if you give Henne more attempts, he will show off just how good he can be, as he did the last few games of last season.  Let the kid throw. Release the Kraken!

-Brandon Marshall still looks great.  So…get him the ball deep more!  The offense play calling is driving me nuts.

-Return specialist Clifton Smith has failed to impress, though to be fair he’s only had a few return attempts.  (The Dolphins cut him this week, probably due to lack of production and not wanting to waste a roster spot on a kick returner.)

- Koa Misi scored his first NFL touchdown on a fumble recovery.  It was a beautiful play, as Cameron Wake fought his way to Brett Favre and forced the fumble.

-Jason Allen lives!  Sean Smith’s replacement got two big interceptions and showed he can tap into his talent when needed.  If he can keep it up, opposing offenses are in for a lot of trouble this year.

-Vontae Davis owned.  He played another dominant game, which led to Favre complimenting him in the post-game interview.  Of course Favre being the d-bag he is, he only referred to Davis by his jersey number.  We should refer to Favre as 44.3, which was his passer rating for the game.

(Side note: it was my girlfriend’s first Dolphins game.  Afterwards, she said her blood pressure was through the roof.  That can only mean one thing: she’s one of us now

Next up, the Jets – our biggest, most hated rival.  There are so many terrible things I want to say about them, but this could be read by children.  So I will just say $#*&^ &^@%!@@$# %$& $*^% @#!

Check back before the game for my cast list for Dolphins-Jets: The Movie.

I hate the Jets.

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