Amazingly, aside from quarterback, the tight end position may now be the most talked-about by fans. Thanks to record-breaking seasons by guys like Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, teams around the league are all looking for the next big thing at this position. That said, both this year’s draft class and crop of free agents don’t look like budding superstars; that said, you never know.
The big news at Dolphins camp so far today seems to be revolving around one question asked to coach Tony Sparano. That’s right, the “F-Word” (Favre) came up today and the coach responded without closing any doors. His answer to the question is below:
Last month, Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano and General Manager Jeff Ireland participated in a conference call for Season Ticket Members that lasted over 30 minutes as the duo addressed numerous questions from fans. Yet, it wasn’t until the last question of the night, from a Season Ticket Member named Eric, that Sparano was asked the question that has been on the mind of fans all off-season.
In the Dolphins’ 3-4 defense, there is arguably no position more glamorous than outside linebacker. Last season, Miami’s biggest defensive standout was Cameron Wake, who unleashed himself on the rest of the NFL by recording 14 sacks in just his second season in the league. On the other side, rookie Koa Misi collected 4.5 sacks and even scored a touchdown, thanks to the recovery of a Brett Favre (remember him?) fumble in the endzone Week 2.
With the Dolphins now at the half-way point of the 2010 season, we felt like it could be fun to give out some midseason awards. There have been plenty of exciting moments and great stories in the first eight games and so today we give out four awards:
Best Play, by Keith Sims:
This one is easy for me.
The road has been a friendly place so far for the Dolphins, having won on all three of their previous trips away from Miami. It began with an opening week win at Buffalo, followed by a victory against Brett Favre and the Vikings in Minnesota, and was followed with an overtime win at Green Bay.
The Miami Dolphins return to action after their bye week to take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. This is just the 13th ever meeting between these two teams and the first since the 2006 season and is the first time that the teams are matching up at historic Lambeau Field since 2002.
The 2-2 Dolphins are coming off the bye after a 41-14 loss to the Patriots on Monday Night Football in Week 4.
The Packers Play-by-Play announcer joined Jesse, Sam, and Jeff to give us the Green Bay perspective on Sunday’s game. Wayne discussed the numerous Packers injuries which included Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews. Finally, Larrivee told the guys how Packers fans’ view Brett Favre currently.Dolphins.com Podcast More podcasts available on Dolphins.com
The Former Dolphins Pro Bowl Tight End joined the show and told us how he would love to play Tight End in the NFL today. He also compared Brett Favre and Dan Marino; two all-time great Quarterbacks that he had a chance to play with.Dolphins.com Podcast More podcasts available on Dolphins.com