For the final time before Sunday’s game at Minnesota, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano met with the media today. In a fun moment, the coach was asked where he was and what he was doing in the Fall of 1992, when Brett Favre began his consecutive-games played streak. The coach couldn’t even remember off of the top of his head. For the record, I looked it up, and the coach was the offensive coordinator at Boston University, which no longer field a football team. Other notes:
-As far as injuries go, Sparano doesn’t have a concrete rule as far as how much a guy needs to practice in order to play in the game. He said however he would “doubt” if he ever played a guy who didn’t practice.
-Speaking of injuries, Ike Alama-Francis, who had been sick since Sunday morning, finally was back at practice today and practiced in full.
-When asked about the possibility of an 18-game schedule, the coach said that the rosters would certainly need to be expanded. Also said that he had no problem with the current 53-man roster with eight inactives on gameday.
UPDATE: Here are some video highlights from the coach, including a conversation about the upcoming battle between Jake Long and Jared Allen; how his pass rushers need to be careful against Brett Favre; and the need to develop chemistry in the return game:
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