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NOTEBOOK: Dolphins To Telecast Sunday's Game Against Seattle

Posted Nov 21, 2012

Sunday's game to be telecast live throughout South Florida.



The Miami Dolphins today announced that they have complied with the NFL requirements to allow Sunday’s game to be broadcast locally. Therefore, the game against the Seattle Seahawks will be telecast live throughout South Florida on WSVN-TV, WFTX-TV, and WFLX-TV. Kickoff is 1:00 PM.

TANNEHILL AND WILSON FAMILIAR WITH EACH OTHER

Back when they were training together with former Florida State University quarterback Chris Weinke, rookie quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson joked about playing against each other this season. That was before the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks drafted them, respectively.

This Sunday their little dream scenario will become a reality at Sun Life Stadium and both players got a kick out of that fact when the media brought it up today.

“We got to know each other a little back when we were training for the draft and we spent some time together up at IMG,” Tannehill said. “I got to know Russell and his wife pretty well and have kept an eye on him throughout this year to see how he’s doing and we keep in touch a little bit. He’s had a good year so far and he’s doing a great job for them. I look forward to playing him on Sunday and hopefully he doesn’t have one of his better games against us.”

Wilson has kept thing in perspective even as he has enjoyed a surprising start to his career waiting until the third round to be picked by the Seahawks out of Wisconsin. He beat out Matt Flynn for the starting job with a strong training camp and preseason and has led Seattle to a 6-4 record and a legitimate shot at the playoffs.

“I think more than anything we’re not really playing one another. We’re trying to help our football teams win,” Wilson said. “That’s the focus that I have and I believe that he has too, which is just to go out there and do what it takes to be successful come Sunday.”

When that final whistle blows, one of these two friends will be able to claim bragging rights – at least for this season.

SEATTLE’S COACH CARROLL SEES MORE MATURE BUSH

Dolphins running back Reggie Bush will see his college coach on the other sideline Sunday when his team takes on the Seattle Seahawks, and Pete Carroll knows he will see a different player than the one he coached to a Heisman Trophy at USC.

Bush downplayed the reunion during his press conference, choosing to stay focused on revitalizing the running game and helping his team put an end to the three-game winning streak. But Carroll had no problem touting his former player.

“People often said that he can’t run between the tackles, which I knew wasn’t true because we watched him do it for years with us,” said Carroll during his conference call with the South Florida media. “He’s just so flashy on the edge, that’s where your attention gets drawn do. I think his tempo has really shown his maturity.

“His feel at the line of scrimmage and his fitting in on his runs and picking his way as he does is really obvious. Early in his career he was a little anxious and too quick at times and we talked to him about it early on and boy, he’s really adjusted and he’s a dynamic football player. They know to get him the football and when he’s in there he can score from anywhere so it’s a problem for us.

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