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Posted on: August 9, 2008 11:33 pm

Some quotes from the Dolphins-Bucs game and some final thoughts ...

Chris Simms on his performance: I'm not too worried about the whole situation. I'm just going to continue to keep cracking away and continue to get my game back to where it needs to be. Tonight was a good first step. I did some good things, and I'm just going to try to build on that.

Chad Henne on his NFL debut: I felt like I made some plays out there. Obviously I made some mistakes. It was a good learning experience getting my feet wet out there and make some plays.

Chad Henne on Chad Pennington: I think it's great. We were talking on the sideline. He's just kind of coaching up what he did and incorporating what we're doing. It was a good opportunity to meet him and learn from him.

Luke McCown on Michael Bennett: I think he looked pretty good last year with limited understanding of the offense. He can be a real weapon for us. He's got unbelievable speed, and when he gets on the edge, you're not going to catch him.

Chad Pennington on learning the Dolphins offense: It's going to be a process. I've never been in this situation before. I can either look at this like an obstacle or an opportunity. I'm going to look at it as an opportunity.

Finally ...

I spoke with Ronnie Brown after the game, and he feels ready to go. He would like to be ready for game action now, but he understands the comeback from the ACL injury will take time. I'll have more on that during the week. ... You can tell Pennington is used to the New York media because his press conference tonight was smooth. He answered every question with ease. He's excited about the opportunity to start and said his arm strength is better and that he's worked on throwing downfield with more consistency. We'll see about that. ... The Bucs had sort of a boring locker room with no Jeff Garcia, Joey Galloway or Earnest Graham around. I'll be in Tampa next week for Bucs-Patriots, so hopefully that will be more exciting. ... Check out our Stockwatch on Monday where I will wrap up all the preseason winners and losers from Week 1. So far I like what I've seen from DeAngelo Williams and Matt Ryan, but Ahman Green could take a nosedive with his groin injury.

Category: NFL

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2008 1:52 pm


Obviously, as a Dolphins fan, I would've liked to see a little more offense. I noticed that, at the very least, the team was not making the mental errors that are usually prevalent in the pre-season. With all the Buc's blitzes, it was very difficult for the Miami quarterbacks to get throw the ball downfield. I'm definitely not sold on the prowess, or lack thereof, the receiving corps. They looked lethargic at best. The primary defense played well and I like the fact that Parcell's signature 3-4 defense stopped the run and put constant pressure on Tampa Bay's QB's.

Overall, my feeling is that the Fins have a long year ahead of them as they try to learn on the fly how to win NFL games again. The foundation is being laid this season, which translates to seeing a winning product on the field in around 2 years. I just hope that Bill and his cast of characters don't abandon ship before the project is finished.

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