Phins Win

The new look Dolphins Looked nothing like they did last year and HC Tony Sparano celibrated his first win in Miami.  The Dolphins held the low depth chart of the Jaguars off in the 4th quarter to win by 5, 19-14. 

The real story was the performance of rookie QB Chad Henne who led the team until the end.  No sign of Beck or McCown.  Henne showed excellent pocket presence throughout the game avoiding rushing DE’s and both stepping up into the pocket and pulling it down to scramble.

Henne looked even more poised than he did last week against Tampa Bay.  I do not have the final statistics, but his passes were quick and not summarily dink and dumps.  Henne worked his progression well in making defensive reads and check downs.  Often finding an open receiver by his 3rd read if not his second.

The Dolphins have a long way to go, but this game showed more potential for a team coming off a 1-15 season. 

Again my apologies for the rather soft coverage.  I am out of town for the week but wanted to keep everyone clued in.  This is a game you will want to watch on NFL Network replay.  Henne looked very good.

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  • Jeanne

    The Dolphins tore us apart last night. They parted us like the red sea. It is funny because I assumed we would win because our depth at third string is stronger than most team’s (and those guys put the 14 points on the board so they’re still cool) but dear lord I thought our starters would at least come out to play. I was embarrassed.

  • spooneman

    Everything I saw was pretty promising. Pennington took a series to get in the flow but he started to look comfortable pretty quickly. The O-line was really good in run blocking but show some holes in pass protection. I will say the line showed good recovery as far as moving the Jags D-line out of the play if they got beat at the snap. Rickey looks strong, real strong. I don’t like to see Ronnie Brown with ice on his hand but if it’s just a bruise then may be it will allow him a little more recovery time for the knee, which could be a good thing. Henne looks like he’s been in the league for a couple years already, this rookie is the real deal. Dan Carpenter is showing he can kick, but can he do it when it counts and the pressure is on? Overall I would say the team already looks stronger, faster, and more focussed than last years team.