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07:51 AM ET 08.12 | Thanks to the addition of Brandon Marshall, Tony Sparano and the Dolphins are betting opponents will play them differently in 2010, and they're hoping it gives the offense more room. Simply, last year opposing teams had one approach to stopping the Miami offense: They didn't want to get beaten by the running game of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. ... Now, the defense cannot clog the middle of the field, opening things up for the tight end and it definitely cannot commit eight players to stopping the running game, thus opening up running lanes. Voila: Multi-dimensional offense. Of course, this is all conjecture and educated guessing not only by us, but the Dolphins themselves.

The Miami Herald

Brandon Marshall, AP Brandon Marshall, AP
August 12, 2010  07:52 AM ET

"... opening things up for the tight end..."

So - now Fasano is going to be an All Pro?

August 12, 2010  07:55 AM ET

Maybe not Fasano, but maybe David Martin.
Marshall makes the team so much better. Defences can't put everyone up front and leave 1 on 1 at the WRs anymore.

August 12, 2010  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"... opening things up for the tight end..." So - now Fasano is going to be an All Pro?

I was ok with the point that Marshall would force defenses to back up a bit, assuming Henne can deliver the ball consistently, but I didn't think the emphasis was to get the ball to their tight end. When did Fasano turn into a game breaker?

August 12, 2010  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"... opening things up for the tight end..." So - now Fasano is going to be an All Pro?

I think the article also is taking for granted that Henne will be All Pro, too.

August 12, 2010  08:16 AM ET

So, you're saying that the Jets could start the season 0-3? Ravens, Pats and now the Fish.

I can see Revis sitting with his uncle in front of the TV, saying, "Man, I'm glad I'm not part of this train wreck."

August 12, 2010  08:18 AM ET
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I think the article also is taking for granted that Henne will be All Pro, too.

Well, they've got the Pro Bowl between the conference playoff games and the Superbowl again this season. So, Henne could end up being one of the also-ran QBs who gets to go because the real stars of the league all have better things to do.

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August 12, 2010  08:30 AM ET
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Well, they've got the Pro Bowl between the conference playoff games and the Superbowl again this season. So, Henne could end up being one of the also-ran QBs who gets to go because the real stars of the league all have better things to do.

Yup, and then it will be like Cutler and others that because he made a Pro Bowl(which is useless as a measure of talent), he needs to be paid Manning money and is a sure bet for the HOF.

August 12, 2010  08:43 AM ET

Marshall just makes such a huge impact on this offense. Good for the fins.

August 12, 2010  08:43 AM ET

Didn't Ricky Williams, have some kind of conditioning problem, when he reported to camp?

August 12, 2010  08:50 AM ET

This is a very dangerous team...

August 12, 2010  09:00 AM ET

Did Chad Pennington retire?

I'm not thinking about the Dolphins here. They're Henne's team now, and it looks like he'll be OK. But, there are a number of teams out there now with serious questions at that position, bringing along rookies who probably aren't ready for the big time yet.

We talk about teams looking at Jeff Garcia, Vinnie Testaverde and even George Blanda, but Pennington is a guy who could really start for some teams. So, where is he?

August 12, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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Did Chad Pennington retire?I'm not thinking about the Dolphins here. They're Henne's team now, and it looks like he'll be OK. But, there are a number of teams out there now with serious questions at that position, bringing along rookies who probably aren't ready for the big time yet.We talk about teams looking at Jeff Garcia, Vinnie Testaverde and even George Blanda, but Pennington is a guy who could really start for some teams. So, where is he?

he's always been one of the most accurate passers ...i hear the bears, 49ers and browns need one of those

August 12, 2010  09:20 AM ET
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he's always been one of the most accurate passers ...i hear the bears, 49ers and browns need one of those

I was thinking Arizona. Leinart may be the biggest question mark in the league.

Bills, too, but Old Ralph wouldn't have the sense to do it.

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August 12, 2010  10:09 AM ET
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I was thinking Arizona. Leinart may be the biggest question mark in the league.Bills, too, but Old Ralph wouldn't have the sense to do it.

i see....i figured SF because of coach singletary (who's very parcells-like) the run game and the defense. With the bills he's have to play the jets pats and fins twice with no real ammo. Arizona is interesting but he doesn't have the arm strength to compliment Fitzgerarld in the deep game...

August 12, 2010  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"... opening things up for the tight end..." So - now Fasano is going to be an All Pro?

Sounds like this chick I smashed the other day.

August 12, 2010  10:22 AM ET
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Did Chad Pennington retire?I'm not thinking about the Dolphins here. They're Henne's team now, and it looks like he'll be OK. But, there are a number of teams out there now with serious questions at that position, bringing along rookies who probably aren't ready for the big time yet.We talk about teams looking at Jeff Garcia, Vinnie Testaverde and even George Blanda, but Pennington is a guy who could really start for some teams. So, where is he?

Chad Pennington has already re-signed and taken on the role of coaching Henne. It can only help Henne to have someone like Pennington guiding throughout his first full season.

August 12, 2010  11:16 AM ET
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i see....i figured SF because of coach singletary (who's very parcells-like) the run game and the defense. With the bills he's have to play the jets pats and fins twice with no real ammo. Arizona is interesting but he doesn't have the arm strength to compliment Fitzgerarld in the deep game...

Singletary is committed to Smith, I think. He's not a rookie, and I don't think he'll melt down. Bringing in somebody like Chad Pennington would send the wrong message. SF is an upcoming team, but they don't have legitimate playoff hopes this year. (Yeah, they could win the division of Arizona falters, but they're not a real threat.)

Buffalo won't do anything to make themselves better. They'll be doormats until Ralph leaves the scene.

But then, there's the continuing drama at the Waffle House in Minnesota....

 
August 12, 2010  11:31 AM ET
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They'll be doormats until Ralph leaves the scene.But then, there's the continuing drama at the Waffle House in Minnesota....

agreed.

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