The Dolphins look to run their preseason record to 3-0 tonight when they travel across the state to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
The Fins are coming off of a 20-10 win over Carolina, while the now 1-1 Bucs were dropped 31-14 by the Patriots. Last week for Miami, the offense put up 301 total yards in the first half and the defense held the Panthers without a point until the fourth quarter.
This afternoon we will get things going with Michael Wright of ESPNChicago.com to preview the Bears-Seahawks game. Then Andy Kent will join us from AOL Fanhouse & Dolphins.com to take a look at the Jets-Patriots match up.
Today on the Finsiders radio show, Jesse Agler and myself will be joined by former Dolphins Keith Sims and Troy Stradford as they breakdown all the latest team news. We’ll also be joined on the program by Dolphins defensive back Nate Ness as well as Seahawks beat writer Danny O’Neil, who will preview tomorrow’s Saints-Seahawks contest.
Listen and watch today from 5pm-7pm on 940-WINZ or THEFINSIDERS.COM.
Today the Finsiders hit the road to broadcast LIVE from the west coast of Florida. We are taking the party to Naples to celebrate the opening of Bokamper’s new restaurant. Come hang out with Jesse Agler, myself, Keith Sims and the man of honor, Kim Bokamper as we break down all that is football! We will also hear from Dolphins.com writer Andy Kent and Dolphins CB Nate Ness as he returns from his Community Tuesdays project.
This afternoon the Finsiders will take you inside the Dolphins and Ravens locker rooms. First we will spotlight Dolphins safety Nate Ness. Then we will speak to Ravens play by play announcer Gerry Sandusky and finally we will hear from Ravens WR Anquan Boldin.
Today the Miami Dolphins announced that they have terminated the contract of two players, waived 18 others, and acquired versatile offensive lineman Pat McQuistan from the Cowboys for an undisclosed draft pick.
There are some definite surprises here, starting with the fact that TE David Martin, re-signed midway through training camp, has had his contract terminated. The team can, of course, bring him back early in the regular season, which could change the amount of guaranteed money that he is owed.
Tonight, the Dolphins will play their final pre-season game of 2010 as they get their first look at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Despite the interest in the new stadium and the storyline of guys like Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano returning to their old stomping grounds, this game is all business for Miami. After sputtering on offense and looking sloppy on defense in what was supposed to be the “dress rehearsal” game against Atlanta last Friday night, the Fins need to show the fans and their coaches a little bit more tonight.
Head Coach Tony Sparano met with the media today for the first time since Saturday night and had plenty to say about the 10-7 win in the pre-season opener as well as plenty of other things. First, some good news: both Patrick Cobbs and Tim Dobbins, who missed the game, are expected back at practice this afternoon. On the other side, the coach said he has “no idea what the time frame is” as far as CB Will Allen’s return from what has been reported as arthroscopic knee surgery.