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NOTEBOOK: Dolphins Against Jets To Be Televised Locally

Posted Sep 21, 2012

Tickets sold complies with NFL broadcast requirements.

The Miami Dolphins today announced that the number of tickets sold since an extension was granted on Thursday, September 20, 2012, now complies with the NFL requirements to telecast games locally; Sunday’s game against the New York Jets will be broadcast live throughout South Florida on WFOR-TV, WINK-TV, and WPEC-TV. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

Good tickets for the game against the Jets remain and will be available at the normal Dolphin ticket outlets through Sunday’s kickoff. Fans wishing to attend the game, as well as all of the other six regular season contests remaining on the Dolphins’ 2012 home schedule can purchase tickets through mini season ticket packages or by purchasing individual tickets packages. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849), via e-mail at seasontix@dolphins.com, online at www.Dolphins.com or in person at the Sun Life Stadium sales office located at Gate E. Premium seats are also available by calling 305-623-6200.

BUSH WINS ANOTHER AWARD

Running back Reggie Bush followed up his AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors by being named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for his performance in last week’s win over the Oakland Raiders.

Bush became the second straight AFC East running back to receive the honor after Buffalo’s C.J. Spiller took home the award in Week 1. Bush rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries to help lift the Dolphins to a 35-13 victory and beat out Spiller and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who used to play for the Bills.

INJURY UPDATE

Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (knee) did not practice and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game. Wide receiver Marlon Moore (hamstring) also did not practice and is doubtful. … Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong (hamstring), linebacker Kevin Burnett (foot) cornerback Richard Marshall, running backs Daniel Thomas (concussion) and Lamar Miller (ankle), linebackers Koa Misi (foot) and Jonathan Freeney (thumb), cornerback Jimmy Wilson (back) and defensive end Jared Odrick (thumb) all participated in a full practice and are probable. … For the Jets, offensive lineman Dennis Landholt (knee) is officially out for Sunday’s game. … Linebacker Bryan Thomas (hamstring) and running back John Conner (knee) did not practice and both have been ruled doubtful for Sunday. …Defensive back Ellis Lankster (low back) and tight end Dustin Keller (hamstring) did not practice and are listed as questionable. … Cornerback Darrelle Revis (concussion), defensive lineman Sione Po’uha (low back), defensive backs Isaiah Trufant (ankle), Eric Smith (hip/knee), LaRon Landry (heel) and Antonio Cromartie (shoulder), wide receiver Chaz Schilens (ankle), linebacker Nick Bellore (shoulder), quarterback Mark Sanchez (low back), center Nick Mangold (wrist), linebackers Calvin Pace (Achilles) and Bart Scott (knee), defensive linemen Mike Devito (calf), defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (illness) and Quinton Coples (illness) and offensive lineman Brandon Moore (hip) all practiced in full and are probable. Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson did not practice but it was not injury related and he is also listed as probable.

COACH SPEAK

“I think it’s good. I think we have some really good athletes. They have good lateral mobility and they have pretty good quickness, most of them. I’m not real good at the comparison game and I don’t really spend a lot of time thinking about those types of things but hopefully it’s a group that’s going to get better and better and keep improving. There’s kind of a blend of youth and experience there and I think it’s a good group.” – Philbin on the athleticism of his offensive line compared to other O-lines he has coached

“I think the less you speak about yourself and what you’re going to do and the more you can speak about your teammates you’re usually better off in that regard. I told our team after the victory that we had that we should be acting the same way we acted after the loss to Houston. I just think it’s a better way to operate. I still think there’s some merit in sportsmanship and doing the best that you can do and not inciting your opponent probably is helpful. It probably came from my parents and you’re supposed to do the best you can do and if you’re good at something somebody should recognize that as opposed to you telling them, so I’d say it probably came from my mom and my dad. There’s still some merit in humility.” – Philbin on his philosophy regarding how players should handle themselves in front of the media

“I think they have a good mix and blend. Everybody says they’re just a gap blocking team and we’re just a zone blocking team. Again, I think that’s a misconception. I think they have a good balanced attack in the running game. They run the ball inside well, they have a good perimeter attack, they have some good runners individually but their scheme is more varied than everybody paints it out to be. They have a nice one-back run game, a two-back run game, a multiple tight end game and multiple tackles in the game. So it’s a varied running game and it’s good. It’s very comprehensive and they do a good job and obviously it’s going to be a real big challenge for us.” – Philbin on the Jets’ running game on offense

“He does have good running skill, there’s no question about it and I think there might be a point in time based maybe on a game plan and how we see a substitution pattern of the opposition where we might be able to take advantage of that. The good news with him is he also can catch the football, too, but that certainly is a possibility.” – Philbin on fullback Jorvorskie Lane’s history as a tailback in college

LOCKER ROOM TALK

“They’re going to run the ball. Everybody knows that. That’s obvious. They’re going to run it and when they do throw we know that Mark Sanchez is pretty mobile. So we’ve got to be aware of that too and we’ve got to play disciplined. We know they’re going to try to hit us with the double move so we’ve got to be disciplined. I’m looking forward to it.” – safety Chris Clemons on how the defense needs to approach the Jets’ offense

“You’ve got to be aware of where he is but I’ve got a full 60 minutes and there are going to be times where he might get me but there better be times where I’m going to get him. So it’s just trying to take advantage of the right times and play the game smart.” – wide receiver Brian Hartline going up against Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis

“They’re a good defense and they always are. They’ve got a good front line and good linebackers that can run. They like to come downhill at you and they pride themselves in stopping the run and we pride ourselves in being able to run the ball. It’ll be a big test for us and we’re going to be up for the challenge and we’re excited to play against a good defense.” – left tackle Jake Long on facing New York’s run defense

DOLPHINS TIDBITS

## Considering the fact some of the more memorable Dolphins-Jets games took place in the 1980s, it seemed appropriate that one of the songs chosen for the warm-up and stretching part of practice was a 1980s staple. The sounds of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince resonated inside the bubble as the song “Summertime” was played.

## Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong got in on a Hail Mary pass drill early inside the bubble and was in perfect position in the end zone for Tannehill’s throw.

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