The guys respond to a question from the live chat regarding Terrell Owens, and if the former Pro Bowl WR might be of interest to the Dolphins. Furthermore, the guys discuss if running the ball might be the key to success versus the Giants defense as well as breaking down the match-up between the Dolphins defense and the New York offense.
While playing corner for the Miami Dolphins, Sam Madison went to four Pro Bowls and formed one of the great CB combos in franchise history, shutting down opposing receivers with Patrick Surtain for over half a decade. So when it comes to the pair of second year cornerbacks on the current Dolphins roster, Sam’s opinion is a pretty good one to have.
The Miami Dolphins improved to a perfect 4-0 on the road and 4-3 overall this afternoon thanks to a 22-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Dan Carpenter kicked five field goals, including a career-long 54-yarder, to help Miami build up some points, and then Ricky Williams ran for his first touchdown of the season to extend the lead and seal the deal in the fourth quarter.
The Miami Dolphins look to run their road record to a perfect 4-0 in Cincinnati this week as they also look for their first win against the Bengals since 2000. This will be the 19th all-time meeting between the teams, with the Fins having won 13 of the previous 18, but the Bengals were the winners the last two times they met, in December of 2007 and September of 2004.
S Reshad Jones/OUT/Knee (did not practice today)
CB Nolan Carroll/QUESTIONABLE/Ankle (limited practice today)
FB Deon Anderson/QUESTIONABLE/Tricep (limited practice today)
DE Jonathan Fanene/OUT/Hamstring (did not practice today)
S Roy Williams/DOUBTFUL/Knee (limited practice today)
HB Brian Leonard/QUESTIONABLE/Thigh (full practice today)
LB Brandon Johnson/QUESTIONABLE/Knee (limited practice today)
CB Jonathan Joseph/QUESTIONABLE/Ankle (limited practice today)
S Chinedum Ndukwe/QUESTIONABLE/Knee (limited practice today)
CB Morgan Trent/QUESTIONABLE/Knee (limited practice today)
CB Leon Hall/PROBABLE/Hamstring (full practice today)
WR Terrell Owens/PROBABLE/Hand (full practice today)
QB Carson Palmer/PROBABLE/Hip (full practice today)
LB Keith Rivers/PROBABLE/Foot (full practice today)
OT Andre Smith/PROBABLE/Ankle (full practice today)
Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith came into the league last season as a second round pick out of Utah. He made an immediate impact and was inserted into the starting lineup for all sixteen games as a rookie.
This season, the play of former top pick Jason Allen has pushed Sean from the starting spot, but it hasn’t stopped him from pushing just as hard at regaining the job or playing all out in nickel, or even a little at safety.
Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati, the Dolphins will face the challenge of trying to slow down and contain two of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL. How can they stop them? Leave it to our resident cornerback to explain. Former Dolphin Sam Madison is about to take you on a defensive journey and into the world of the diva receivers to let you know what Miami needs to do…
Guest Blog, by Sam Madison
Chad Ochocino will be in rare form this Sunday, playing against his hometown team with all his family watching.
The road has been a friendly place so far for the Dolphins, having won on all three of their previous trips away from Miami. It began with an opening week win at Buffalo, followed by a victory against Brett Favre and the Vikings in Minnesota, and was followed with an overtime win at Green Bay.
Owens leads the Bengals in receiving with 564 yards with three touchdowns, while Marshall tops the Dolphins with 524 receiving yards with one touchdown.
Brandon is averaging 83.7 receiving yards per game on the road so far this season and will be looking to improve on his touchdown total at Paul Brown Stadium.