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WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"THIS WAS A hodgepodge offense last year with that Wildcat stuff and all the running the Dolphins did, but I thought Chad Henne executed their attack perfectly. He just didn't have any deep threats. This year there's no question that the offense will open up for him. Now that he is experienced and has more weapons, I can see him exceeding last season's numbers.
Brandon Marshall is a special wide receiver. It still surprises me that Denver was willing to ship him. Because of what happened, I think he wants to prove that he's worth the price of admission. So while it sounds crazy, I think he will have better numbers in Miami than he had in Denver. He gives the team the ability to stretch the field and makes Greg Camarillo and Brian Hartline better receivers. Camarillo improved between the first and second games we played against them. Hartline came up with some key catches too and is more of a possession-type receiver.... With Marshall there now, Davone Bess looks like the most logical guy to take a hit in snaps.
Ronnie Brown, to me, is still a good football player. Is he exceptional? Probably not. He and Ricky Williams are very similar—powerful downhill runners. When they get the ball in their hands, they run with purpose and authority. In this system, with the solid offensive line and the receivers' willingness to block, any running back with a decent attitude will have some success.
Last year they didn't make much effort to include Anthony Fasano in the offense. I don't think that's going to change this year."
ONE TO GET, ONE TO FORGET
Brandon Marshall figures to draw a lot of double coverage, opening up looks for Hartline, who has a good shot at becoming the No. 2 receiver.