As former players, Sam Madison and Keith Sims spoke about the extremely tense moments an NFL player goes through on the day before team’s cut there roster’s down to the final 53.
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.
The Finsiders talk about a text from a fan that said they were still not jumping on the Chad Henne bandwagon due to the fact it is just the pre-season. The guys also talk about whether they believe Phillip Livas will make the team.
Coach Sparano had mentioned this week that he needs a fast kick returner to help with field position due to the new league rules. The guys breakdown the possible candidates for the position which included: Phillip Livas, Reggie Bush, Davone Bess, and Clyde Gates.
The Dolphins wide receiver joined the guys in studio to discuss his intriguing battle for a roster spot with Roberto Wallace, Phillip Livas, and other talented young receivers. Listen in to see how Moore has dealt with adversity during training camp.
Watch the interview here:
The Dolphins play their first home game of 2011 against the Carolina Panthers, as the Fish look to clip the Cats and get off to a fast start at Sun Life Stadium–even if it’s only an exhibition.
After a 2010 that saw the Dolphins go 1-7 at home, the fans would love nothing more than to be able to leave the building with smiles on their faces for the first time in a long time.
Interested in who our analysts thought stood out in the win over the Falcons? Click here for our Game Balls Photo Story.
Who would you give your game ball to?
- Matt Moore (11-18, 123yds, 2 TD's, int)
- Phillip Livas (75-yard punt return TD)
- Jimmy Wilson (5 tackles, sack, forced fumble)
- Roberto Wallace (3 catches for 60 yds and a TD)
- Someone Else (tell us who in the comments)
Dolphins 28, Falcons 23
The Dolphins opened up the preseason with a 28-23 win over the Falcons and, like most preseason games, the story was much more about individual efforts and not the final score–though it’s always nice to pick up a win.
On offense, Chad Henne threw two interceptions, the first of which popped out of Anthony Fasano’s hands, but also tossed a 44-yard touchdown to Brian Hartline.
After what seems like an abnormally long NFL off-season (even though it really wasn’t), football is finally back. The Fins open up the 2011 preseason tonight at the Georgia Dome against the defending #1 seed in the NFC playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons.
While the Falcons–a team that went 13-3 last year–are coming off a stinging blowout loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Playoffs, the Dolphins are looking to start fresh after a second consecutive 7-9 season.