Feed the wolf : Miami's no-name defense hungry for Week 2 win
by Jon Saraceno, USA TODAY
~ ~ ~ " . . . Without a Super Bowl appearance for a quarter of a century, the flying 'Fins are off to their best start since 2002 as they prepare for Sunday's prime-time AFC East backyard brawl against their ever-salty archrivals, Rex Ryan and the New York Jets . . . "
~ ~ " . . . Miami is tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for No. 1 in scoring defense — the Dolphins were 25th in '09 — and is ranked fifth in total defense. And Miami still is missing injured inside linebacker Channing Crowder from the team's hybrid 3-4 alignment cooked up by Nolan and Sparano. . . "
~ " . . . The native Alabamian is grateful for a second chance — at life.
In 1999, when he was 17, Dansby was involved in a car crash that killed his best friend, who was driving friends home to Birmingham from a summer league basketball practice in Tuscaloosa.The car flipped multiple times and propelled his friend through the windshield, he says. The rest of the group, including current Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery , escaped relatively unscathed. . . "
the doltfins beat the jets twice last season and won the division with chad at qb. sparano must be doing something right. i'd rather see him on the sidelines than psycho shanahan, lisp boy rude bellichicken or fade with wade dead fish philips.