Finally, we arrive to the most important position on the football field, the quarterback! There is little question that the play of the quarterback determines the success of the offense and his play usually decides the outcome of most wins and losses. Training Camp 2012 for the Miami Dolphins will hopefully decide whom the triggerman will be moving forward for Miami.
There are numerous ways to describe the 2011 season but overall the Miami Dolphins fell significantly short of everyone’s expectations. After struggling through the first half of the season (starting 0-7) the Dolphins finally notched their first victory of the year at Kansas City 31-3! The team continued to play with more consistency winning five of there next eight football games, and looked like a team that could compete with anyone in the NFL at the end of the season!
The Dolphins defensive lineman talks with Jesse Agler about his huge game against the Jets, in which he racked up two interceptions and a sack helping lead the Dolphins to a 19-17 victory. Listen in for Starks’ insight on the strong play of the defensive line throughout the year and his comments on how the defense was able to improve greatly as the 2011 season progressed.
The curtain closes on the 2011 season with the last of three straight AFC East opponents visiting Sun Life Stadium on Sunday. The New York Jets (8-7) come to South Florida looking to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Miami Dolphins (5-10) hope to send the Jets back to New York disappointed. New York was riding high a few weeks ago and looked like a team that couldn’t miss a play-off berth, but back to back losses to the Philadelphia Eagles (45-19) and the cross-town rival New York Giants (29-14) have left the Jets on the outside looking in!
The Jets head coach answers questions from the South Florida media about Jason Taylor, his outspoken persona and the state of the Jets following a tough loss to Giants last week. Don’t miss Ryan’s candid comments for why he regrets having a 2009 war of words with former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder.
The Dolphins CB discusses his role in the Dolphins secondary this season as he has overcome injury to be a successful performer in addition to helping mentor young corners Vontae Davis and Sean Smith. Hear Allen’s candid comments about his comeback from injuries as well as his description of how he was able to help a less fortunate family in South Florida during the holiday season.
In his weekly podcast for Dolphins.com, the Hall of Fame QB provides his commentary on Saints QB Drew Brees breaking his single-season passing yardage record this week; a record that Marino set in a tremendous 1984 season for the Dolphins. Also, don’t miss Marino’s preview of Sunday’s game against the Jets and what his motivation for the game would be if he was playing.