Behind Enemy Lines: Miami Dolphins
If they're to improve to 4-0 (also for the first time, incidentally, since 1974) they'll have to knock off the Miami Dolphins, who enter the game with a 1-2 record.
Led by rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins head to Glendale with the same record as division foe New England, and are coming off a tough OT loss to the New York Jets.
Friday, September 28
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush was back at practice Thursday after suffering a knee injury in last Sunday's overtime loss to the New York Jets.
A pesky back injury kept Richard Marshall out of practice Thursday, increasing the possibility that the Dolphins' already thin secondary will be without a starter Sunday.
There might soon be more Dolphins players missing or limited in practice than in full pads.
When was the last time that the Miami Dolphins were aggressive on offense? I can't really think of a time outside of their "Wild Cat" in 2008.
The five stages of grief should help explain the comatose state of the Dolphins' passing game, which has rookie Ryan Tannehill as the NFL's worst-rated (58.3) quarterback.
Thursday, September 27
Running back Reggie Bush was held out of practice Wednesday because of his banged-up knee, but if it was his decision, he'd play Sunday.
To try to focus his players on the game at hand, without regard to the rest of the schedule, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin placed several signs reading "1-0" throughout the practice facility at the start of the season. He wants them to think about going 1-0 each week rather than worry about anything else.
Just about anyone in the Dolphins' locker room who was asked about Arizona's defense on Wednesday said the same thing — speed, speed, speed.
On paper, the Miami Dolphins (1-2) appear to be a long shot to travel to Arizona Sunday and beat the undefeated Cardinals (3-0). But AccuScore predicts this game will be much closer than most expect.
Wednesday, September 26
The Dolphins have signed two former Dolphins: safety Jonathon Amaya and linebacker Mike Rivera and cut offensive lineman Ray Feinga and safety Troy Nolan.
The Dolphins will leave for Arizona on Friday as part of their preparations for playing the Cardinals Sunday. That game was supposed to be against a struggling club that was still searching for a quarterback and an identity. That's not looking to be the case at this point.
Rookie Lamar Miller filled in admirably during the third quarter for Bush - but the ground and pound style of second year running back Daniel Thomas is what drove Miami's rushing attack after losing Bush
No quarterback enters the league as a finished product, so it's understandable that Tannehill is going to take some lumps this year as a rookie quarterback, and has a lot to learn as far as the nuances of his position and game management in the NFL.
Reggie Bush sent out a tweet saying he had good news, and privately told teammates he expects to be fine. Bush could even play Sunday at Arizona, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Despite experiencing a few hardships in two losses the Miami Dolphins possess one of the NFL's best defenses. And what's scary is that this unit has the talent to do more if a few screws get tightened on the new 4-3 scheme.
Tuesday, September 25
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin will never say that every call he makes during a game is the right one.
If Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush misses a substantial amount of time with a knee injury he suffered in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Jets last week, the team has plenty of options.
Monday, September 24
Rookie head coach Joe Philbin is catching a lot of heat after making a few controversial decisions in last week's loss against the New York Jets.
Small details have killed the Dolphins all season long, especially in their Week 3 loss against the New York Jets.
Despite running the ball well in the third quarter, he didn't see any action in the fourth quarter.
The Miami Dolphins lost their battle with the New York Jets on Sunday, but they may have won ... well, a different battle, specifically on the injury front.
Losing to the Jets is never an easy thing for the Dolphins, but this 23-20 overtime defeat had to sting more than most.
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