Miami Dolphins Stories You May Have Missed - 8/14/11

ATLANTA - AUGUST 12: Phillip Livas #85 of the Miami Dolphins breaks a tackle against Ken Parrish #6 of the Atlanta Flacons to score a touchdown on a punt return during a preseason game at the Georgia Dome on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Here are the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

Dolphins Quarterbacks:

Miami Dolphins In Depth
Note to everyone who is now considering Matt Moore a legitimate competitor for the Dolphins starting quarterback job: Stop it. Just stop. At least for now. Dolphins coach Tony Sparano addressed the possibility today when he said he wouldn't say...

Matt Moore: Dolphins backup quarterback draws praise - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Matt Moore helped direct a comeback victory in first exhibition game Friday against Atlanta Falcons

Dolphins will get final answer on Henne - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland doesn't care what people think. He didn't see a quarterback worth grabbing this offseason for today or tomorrow. He doesn't care if you did, or were wondering about a reclamation project like Vince Young.

Can Dolphins farm their QB spot to someone else? - Greg Cote - MiamiHerald.com
USA Today debuted its new NFL quarterback "power rankings" this week, and the Dolphins’ Chad Henne was rated 31st of 32 projected starters. First thought: That’s a bit harsh. Second thought: Well, thank goodness for Rex Grossman, at least.

Too soon to judge QB Chad Henne, other Dolphins starters, coach Tony Sparano says
Neither Chad Henne nor the rest of the Dolphins' starters got enough playing time to deserve a critical review after Friday night's exhibition opener at Atlanta, coach Tony Sparano said Saturday.

Dolphins Wide Receivers:

Miami Dolphins: Phillip Livas sparks Dolphins kick return game in preseason victory against Falcons - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Livas, who at Louisiana Tech tied an NCAA record for kick returns for touchdowns, makes an impression in his first preseason game.

Dolphins Linebackers:

Understated encore: Jason Taylor back with Dolphins, to finish what he started
After 14 years, 132.5 sacks, nine touchdowns, five All-Pro selections, two ugly breakups and even a single strange season in green, there are five words that come to mind while sitting in the Dolphins break room across from the outside linebacker...

Dolphins Special Teams:

Special Teams Help Beautify Boys & Girls Clubs | Miami Dolphins
On Saturday, August 13, the Miami Dolphins Special Teams driven by Chevy volunteers helped prepare three Boys & Girls clubs for the back to school rush.

Dolphins Veterans:

Miami Dolphins look to further maximize skills of some incumbents - Sports Buzz - MiamiHerald.com
For as much as the Dolphins are relying on a new coordinator and a few shiny new toys to boost their offense (which was 30th in scoring), they desperately need improvement from within. That obviously starts with Chad Henne, but several other incumbents know they must do more, or in receiver Brandon Marshall's case, have their skills further maximized.

Miami Dolphins @ Atlanta Falcons Reactions

Observations on the Dolphins - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Observations on the Miami Dolphins' 28-23 preseason win against the Atlanta Falcons.

Mistakes in Miami Dolphins’ opener ‘fixable’ - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano wasn’t panicking over breakdowns by his starters in the exhibition opener against the Falcons.

NFL.com news: Preseason offers first impressions of quarterback situations
It won't take long for Matt Moore to supplant Chad Henne as the Dolphins' starting quarterback. 

Miami 28, Atlanta 23: Things to take away from preseason game No. 1 – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Now that we’ve had a little bit of time to digest the Dolphins’ first game of the preseason, let’s take a look back … and, later, a look forward. Without further delay, a breakdown of all things Dolphins 28, Falcons 23:

Miami Dolphins: Were starters just off, or lacking talent? – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
The biggest challenge we usually have at this point in the NFL season is to avoid the knee jerk reactions to what happened during exhibition games.

Miami Sports Week in Review:

Cartoon: Sports week in review, Aug. 14, 2011
The Post's John Bisognano offers his take on the past week in South Florida sports. Click here to see a full-sized PDF version of the cartoon.

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