The Dolphins (2-7) picked up their first home win since Week 10 of last year, 364 days ago, and also won consecutive games for the first time since the first two games of 2010, thanks to a 20-9 win over the Washington Redskins (3-6) this afternoon.
Reggie Bush didn’t have as big a statistical day as he did last week, but he scored both of Miami’s touchdowns and Dan Carpenter added a pair of field goals as the Dolphins kept the Redskins at arm’s length most of the day.
From the Fins:
- The Finsiders preview the upcoming match-up between the Redskins and Dolphins
- Mike Shanahan, John Beck, Billy Kilmer, and beat reporter John Keim all give some perspective on the Redskins
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com tells us the five things we should be watching for in the Redskins game
- Andrew Carter of the Sun-Sentinel says that Matt Moore and John Beck are “grateful for second chances“
- Linda Robertson of the Miami Herald writes that “the Dolphins have only two interceptions in eight games, but the Redskins’ shaky passing game could help that meager total grow”
- Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post believes Charles Clay is starting to understand his “hybrid role“
- ESPN.com AFC East Blogger James Walker is picking a member of the Dolphins defense as the “X factor” in Sunday’s game versus Washington
The Dolphins (1-7) will look for their second consecutive win this weekend when they host the Washington Redskins (3-5) at Sun Life Stadium. The Fins are coming of their first win of 2011, a 31-3 drubbing of the Chiefs last week in Kansas City, while the Skins try and stop a four-game losing streak, following a 19-11 home loss to San Francisco.
Week 10 brings the Washington Redskins (3-5) traveling south to face the Miami Dolphins (1-7) at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins found a way to put it all together last week to gain it’s first victory at Kansas City and have a little bit of momentum moving into this weekend. The Redskins don’t strike fear into anyone, but I believe this is a game that the Dolphins need to worry more about themselves than the Redskins.
From the Fins:
- Karlos Dansby’s key to slowing down Redskins tight end Fred Davis is to limit his touches early in the game
- Chris Myers of FOX Sports believes that Matt Moore has “capitalized on the opportunity” he’s been given the past month
- Hank Goldberg spoke with former Redskins great Billy Kilmer about the current state of the Redskins and what the Dolphins should expect from Mike Shanahan and John Beck
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com says Kevin Burnett and Karlos Dansby are considered the “pilot and co-pilot” of Miami’s defense
From the Press:
- In a Washington Post article, DeAngelo Hall calls Reggie Bush an “OK running back“
- Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel writes that Coach Sparano’s team “is clearly loose, and it appears the Dolphins are as healthy as they’ve been in weeks“
- According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, earlier in the season Reggie Bush had doubts about his decision to play in Miami but things are starting to turn around and the Dolphins are now “maximizing Bush’s unique skill set“
Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Cam Wake spoke in the locker room today and was focused on the task at hand, going up against the Washington Redskins offense. Wake talked about moving past last week’s success at Kansas City looking forward to facing former Dolphins quarterback John Beck on Sunday.
In today’s edition of FinsidersTV, we’ll hear from LB Jason Taylor, who reflects on current Redskins and former Dolphins QB John Beck’s time in Miami. We’ll also get LB Cameron Wake’s scouting report of the Skins, and Tony Sparano’s opinion on if the first week after a win this season has been any different:
We hear from Cam Wake who expects a physical game against the Redskins, and The Finsiders discuss a few keys for the Dolphins in the match-up with the Washington offense on Sunday. The guys also provide an overview of the issues that John Beck and the Redskins have experienced with their passing game in recent weeks.Dolphins.com Podcast More podcasts available on Dolphins.com