The Phinal Word: Don’t Tread on These Miami Dolphins

Posted: 15th September 2009 by Geoff Zochodne in NFL
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Lost in the trauma that was Week 1, was something very reassuring. The Miami Dolphins have a whale of a run defense. (That will be the first of many nautical puns in my Dolphin writing career.) Long ago, before Dan Marino ever fixed a rocket to his arm, the founders of football decided that in winning football games, defense and the run game were tantamount. At least Miami had one of two, placing them in Bon Jovi territory (halfway there...whoa-oh, living on a prayer). The Dolphins allowed only 68 rushing yards to an Atlanta offense that boasts NFL fantasy darling Michael Turner (I would know, I drafted him fourth overall and the freaking Fins burnt me).  The Falcons averaged only two and a half yards per carry against the Miami defense. This is a good sign fo ...

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