The guys answer a number of questions from the fans which mostly surround the topic of who is going to make the final roster and who will be let go by the Fins.
Coach Tony Sparano released his first depth chart of the 2011 season today and while a LOT will change between now and the regular season opener on September 12th, it’s always fun to see where guys stack up heading into pre-season game number one. Here are my notes and observations:
- QB: Chad Henne is the starter, with Matt Moore #2.
Besides the quarterback position, the one spot on the offensive side of the football that has plenty to digest is tight end. I say that because through the first week of training camp, the tight ends have been shifting, motioning and running ragged across multiple formations for offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
On this last day of 2010 (wow), the Dolphins held their last practice of the season as they get set for Sunday’s season finale at New England. After practice, coach Tony Sparano met with the media and was asked a couple of questions about the unique dynamic that exists with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. Sparano said he basically never sees the two of them apart when they’re in the facility and spoke glowingly about their relationship, noting that they could probably both be #1 backs in other places but they have put ego aside for the betterment of each other and the team.
Tony Sparano had a very insightful visit with the media after practice today to talk a bit about Sunday’s finale at New England and a good amount about off-season plans. When talking about off-season evaluation of what went right and what went wrong, Sparano said he would take “a good part of a month” to break everything down, from players to schemes, and everything else.
Join the Finsiders today from 4-7pm for Dolphins Monday as we break down yesterday’s game. This afternoon we will be joined by Defensive End Tony McDaniel, Special Teams captain Patrick Cobbs, Tight End Mickey Shuler Jr. as well as Defensive Co-captain and safety Yeremiah Bell. We will also speak to Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano in studio at 6pm.
It is certainly difficult to give gameballs out after a loss, but it’s a little tradition around here and so even though the Fins saw their home record fall to 1-7 today, we still want to do our best to give a little tip of the hat to a couple of individual players who had nice afternoons.
We will kick off today’s broadcast by welcoming Dolphins TE Mickey Shuler to the program. Then we will switch gears and take a look around the league with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg from Mike & Mike in the Morning.
Watch and listen to Jesse Agler and myself today and every weekday from 5pm-7pm on 940 WINZ or THEFINSIDERS.COM.