The Finsiders discuss the addition of former Pro Bowl RB Larry Johnson earlier in the day. The crew also unveils the first injury report of the week which includes Daniel Thomas as well as 13 members of the Patriots.
On today’s edition of FinsidersTV, Jason Taylor talks about the always-challenging Patriots, RB Larry Johnson, who was brought back today, is clearly happy to have been able to stay local, and Tony Sparano discusses the difficulty of getting pressure on New England quarterback Tom Brady:
The day after the Dolphins 17-3 win over the Cowboys in the fourth and final preseason game of 2011, we hear from coach Tony Sparano who addresses both RB Larry Johnson’s performance and also where he sees his team heading into the weekend. Also, Keith Sims tells us what he learned in the game against Dallas:
Who do you give your game ball to?
- Clyde Gates (42 yard reception)
- Will Allen (5 tackles, pass defensed)
- Offensive Line
- Matt Moore (9-11 passing for 142 yards and a TD)
- Jeron Mastrud (18 yd TD reception)
- Larry Johnson (10 carries, 39 yards, 22-yd TD run)
- Someone Else
The Miami Dolphins ended the 2011 preseason with a 17-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys as the Fins finish the exhibition season with a 3-1 record. 19 of the Dolphins’ 22 regulars sat this one out as position battles were fought amongst many of the second and third string players.
Matt Moore took the bulk of the snaps at quarterback and finished the night 9-of-11 for 142 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to TE Jeron Mastrud in the third quarter.
The guys answer the fans questions about Larry Johnson, the Dolphins team chemistry, and Keith talks about the “zone” blocking scheme the Fins have now adopted.
The Dolphins look to run their preseason record to 3-0 tonight when they travel across the state to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
The Fins are coming off of a 20-10 win over Carolina, while the now 1-1 Bucs were dropped 31-14 by the Patriots. Last week for Miami, the offense put up 301 total yards in the first half and the defense held the Panthers without a point until the fourth quarter.
Bo and Jeff let us know what there biggest offensive question marks are as the 2011 season approaches and the topic of Tim Tebow is brought up, which always makes Jesse happy.
The guys reacted to fans and some media outlets that were saying Larry Johnson’s signing was a result of the team not having faith in rookie running back Daniel Thomas. Hear why Jesse, Bo, and Jeff believe the Johnson signing will have no effect on the rookie.
Kim Bokamper is annoyed by the public perception that Larry Johnson was brought in to be a starter for the Dolphins. The guys debate where Johnson could fit in the offense.