Inside The Eagles-Dolphins Match-up
By: Alexander Alvarez
The Philadelphia Eagles will roll into Sun Life Stadium holding the same 4-8 record as the Miami Dolphins but the record for both these teams is only the beginning of the story. In the off-season one could have easily said the Eagles were Super Bowl contenders, snatching up free agents Ronnie Brown, Vince Young, Nmanmdi Asomugha, and receiving Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie via trade for Kevin Kolb, with all these moves and more the Eagles were early favorites to make it all the way to the Super Bowl but since then self-proclaimed “Dream Team” has had an up and down season that has a lot of people wondering if the focus this off season should have gone elsewhere.
The off-season is a great time for silly debates. Who is the fastest receiver? Which team has the toughest schedule? Who’s the best available free agent? These are all fun questions to argue about as we wait around (im)patiently for the start of the 2011 season.
Sam Madison, like the rest of us, is waiting. One of the best defensive players in Dolphins history, Sam finished his 12-year NFL career with 38 interceptions and a Super Bowl ring with the Giants.
WR Brandon Marshall/OUT/Hamstring (no practice today)*
C Joe Berger/QUESTIONABLE/Knee (limited practice today)
LB Karlos Dansby/QUESTIONABLE/Toe (limited practice today)
QB Chad Henne/QUESTIONABLE/Knee (limited practice today)
WR Roberto Wallace/QUESTIONABLE/Knee (limited practice today)
T Vernon Carey/PROBABLE/Knee (full practice today)
S Chris Clemons/PROBABLE/Groin (full practice today)
S Reshad Jones/PROBABLE/Shin (full practice today)
S Tyrone Culver/PROBABLE/Ankle (full practice today)
T Jake Long/PROBABLE/Shoulder (full practice today)
*Marshall’s status was downgraded from doubtful to out on Saturday
CB Chris Johnson/OUT/Groin
WR Chaz Schilens/OUT/Knee
TE Zach Miller/QUESTIONABLE/Foot (limited practice today)
CB Nnamdi Asomugha/PROBABLE/Ankle (full practice today)
S Tyvon Branch/PROBABLE/Shoulder (full practice today)
S Hiram Eugene/PROBABLE/Neck (full practice today)
G Robert Gallery/PROBABLE/Fibula (full practice today)
WR Darius Heyward-Bey/PROBABLE/Foot (full practice today)