With the bye week now in the rearview mirror, the Dolphins were back to work today and head coach Tony Sparano told the media after practice today that it’s full steam ahead for Green Bay. While normal Mondays are about film study and rest, today’s practice provided the team a bit of a head start in getting ready for this coming Sunday’s game at the Packers.
Of course there were several questions about Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was concussed at the end of their loss to the Redskins yesterday. Sparano said that his team will prepare as if Rodgers will play and also said that he is “as good as any” QB in the NFL. Other notes:
-Sparano said that the threatening combination of Chad Henne and Brandon Marshall has helped loosen up opposing defenses a bit this year and that the Fins are seeing fewer eight man fronts than they were last season.
-The eventual return of Channing Crowder to the linebacking corps will probably allow Tim Dobbins a larger special teams role, which will of course add depth and talent to that unit.
-As part of their Sunday off, Sparano said that he and some of the staff watched the Packers-Redskins game to get a head start on prepping for Green Bay.
UPDATE: Here are some video highlights of the coach’s talk today, including what he had to say about Packers LB Clay Matthews, what makes some teams play well coming out of the bye, and about the importance of the defense creating turnovers:
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