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Old 12-08-2009, 01:13 PM
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Default Miami Dolphins' time is coming, Patriots' time is past

The sunset of the Patriots' evil empire arrived Sunday when a frustrated Bill Belichick ran out of answers and an injured Tom Brady ran out of heroics.
The Dolphins put one more steely dagger into the empire's unfeeling heart with a 22-21 victory that suggests upset but actually is testament that New England is a team in decline and a new power is emerging in the AFC East.

That new power?

The team whose former University of Michigan quarterback is 23 years old rather than 32 years old. The new power is the one whose 25-year-old linebacker intercepted Brady to effectively end the game while New England's 40-year-old linebacker looked on from the sideline.

The Miami Dolphins are tomorrow's team, one that promises great things to come rather than great days gone by.

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

And after Sunday's victory, the feeling here is that Miami's tomorrow is going to arrive faster than we thought -- while New England's glorious yesterday is fading faster than we thought.

Our friends in Boston will, of course, disagree with this. To them, Sunday's outcome was nothing but a fluke, an inelegant bump on the road to another division title.

So maybe they should study facts as chilling as a Yankees World Series win:

Sunday was the Patriots' fifth loss in five road games this year. This was New England's fourth loss of the season after leading at halftime. These were New England's first back-to-back losses in three years.

Champions, it must be noted, win on the road, finish out games and wash the stink of defeat off themselves rather than letting failure fester.

The Patriots were everyone's anointed champions in the offseason when they signed wave upon wave of big-name veterans. Those veterans -- Fred Taylor, Joey Galloway and Shawn Springs -- were injured, cut or inactive Sunday.

That doesn't necessarily say anything positive about the Dolphins, of course. Miami is still chasing New England in the standings.

OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS

But does anyone argue the Dolphins are improving with time rather than rotting from the roots?

One need only look at Sunday's stars to see the different trajectory the Dolphins and Patriots are on.

Randy Moss, a veteran of a dozen NFL seasons, is still a great weapon for New England, but that was rookie cornerback Vontae Davis locking onto him like a vice grip and coming up with an end-zone interception in the second half.

Moss had his way with Davis in the season's first meeting. It was actually something of a mismatch. But in the month since that game, Davis closed a considerable gap.

``I'm growing,'' Davis said. ``I'm figuring out how guys are trying to attack me. I'm learning the game more. I don't expect to be the same in Week 1 to where I am now. I'm getting better week in and week out.''

That is certainly true of Miami quarterback Chad Henne.

Henne threw a career high 52 times and completed a career-high 29 passes for a career-high 335 yards. He did all this one week after a three-interception, fourth-quarter meltdown at Buffalo.

Told you he did a lot of growing.

``We could throw all day,'' Henne said afterward. ``I love it. Put it in my hands, put pressure situations upon me, and I really thrive on those.''

Henne won't be doing it alone in the coming years, and he still needs a dynamic receiver or two for help. But that doesn't suggest Miami doesn't have young complementary receivers on the roster already.

Davone Bess, Miami's best receiver, had his best day ever. He caught 10 passes for 117 yards and a score. And while that still pales compared to Wes Welker's 10 receptions for 167 yards, Miami's slot receiver is only 23 years old compared to the 28-year-old Welker.

FRESH LEGS

The Dolphins got big plays from young players all over the field Sunday.

Rookie Brian Hartline caught his team-leading third touchdown to put the Dolphins within 21-19. Second-year kicker Dan Carpenter connected on the winning 41-yard field goal. And first-year player Cameron Wake applied the pressure on Brady that forced the quarterback's final, errant throw.

None of this guarantees the Dolphins will follow this game with consistency or excellence. They could as easily lay an egg next week as they did last week. But the same is true of the Patriots.

And the difference is the Dolphins are inconsistent because they're so young. The Pats are inconsistent because they're getting old.

Their sunset has arrived.

Miami Dolphins' time is coming, Patriots' time is past - Football - MiamiHerald.com
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:26 PM
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The team whose former University of Michigan quarterback is 23 years old rather than 32 years old.

there it is, all that's needed is a john facenda type announer, ''one wolverine qb passing the afc east torch to another...''
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:33 PM
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Phins only had 1% action on the +5 this weekend and using the method i do, this was a certain winner but i didn't play it. i just didn't believe the Pats couldn't cover 5.

instead i take the Ravens +3 who have 33% action on them, and lose

this weekend i listen 100% to the system i'm trying

btw .. sure saw alot of INTs this weekend. too many QBs were trying to force passes into where they had no business slinging a ball.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:44 PM
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btw .. sure saw alot of INTs this weekend. too many QBs were trying to force passes into where they had no business slinging a ball.

That game last night was crazy. Penalties for like 200 Yards?

Int in the endzone on a 2nd down. Painful shit for a team.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:14 PM
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btw .. sure saw alot of INTs this weekend. too many QBs were trying to force passes into where they had no business slinging a ball.

That game last night was crazy. Penalties for like 200 Yards?

Int in the endzone on a 2nd down. Painful shit for a team.



petty painful for the viewers too...
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