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From the Podium 9/27/10
By on September 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Following last night’s 31-23 loss to the Jets, Coach Tony Sparano met with the media today to continue discuss what went right and wrong against New York.

A big topic, of course, was the Wildcat offense, which Sparano categorized as “average” last night and when asked if he thought it was a hinderance to the flow of the offense, he simply said, “No.”

Other notes:

-When asked if he thought chemistry between a quarterback and wide receiver is a big deal, Sparano said that the main thing it does is allow a QB to start to look for his WR in key spots and that it seems like that’s the developmental path that Chad Henne and Brandon Marshall are on.

-Unsurprisingly, Ricky Williams’ recent fumbling problem concerns Sparano.

-Jets TE Dustin Keller, who had a huge first half, made two of his six catches (including one of his TDs) against double coverage, according to Sparano.

-Chris Clemons, who not only played all game at free safety, also made eight blocks on just six special teams plays.

-As for CB Jason Allen, Sparano said that Allen would be the first to tell you that “he needs to do a better job.” He also said there are some fundamental things Allen needs to work on.

-On the blocked punt, Sparano said it was an “execution of assignment problem.”

-The coach said there were some positives from last night. Multiple times he spoke very highly of the play of Henne and also said that he liked the way his team competed hard on a big stage.

UPDATE: Here are some video highlights of the coach, including his take on why the Fins lost, the pass-heavy nature of the offense last night, and why Miami was not able to get a ton of pressure on Mark Sanchez:



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