Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 9/13/11

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shakes hands with Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano after a game at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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

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The Reggie Bush criticism starts early in Miami | ProFootballTalk
Well, that didn't take long. After getting lauded for his work ethic throughout camp, Reggie Bush was criticized at length in a column Tuesday morning in the Miami Herald.  Saints fans are rather familiar with the trend: A big August followed by an underwhelming September.

Three Things from the Miami Dolphins’ loss to New England – Mike Berardino – Sun-Sentinel
Sports columnist Mike Bernadino covers the scene in South Florida with informative insight on the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, and more.

Miami Dolphins’ second-string DBs battered by Brady, Patriots - Miami Dolphins -
Instead of attacking Vontae Davis and Sean Smith, New England exploited other safeties and corners for a huge passing night.

Dave Hyde | Sun Sentinel blogs | Hyde5: Where was the Dolphins pass rush?
Where was the Dolphins pass rush?

Good signs from Chad Henne - AFC East Blog - ESPN
MIAMI -- It's too early in the season for doom and gloom. I know the Miami Dolphins' pass defense offered the resistance of wet paper Monday night. 

‘Different’ doesn’t quite equal ‘better’ for Miami Dolphins - Armando Salguero -
So much has changed about these 2011 Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins’ Reggie Bush experiment gets off to a rocky start - Israel Gutierrez -
If there was any legitimate optimism surrounding the Dolphins this season, the primary reason for it was Reggie Bush.

Improved tight ends make Patriots offense more dangerous | ProFootballTalk
The 2011 Patriots offense might just be more dynamic than last year's brutally efficient crew. Tom Brady threw for 517 yards (fifth-most all time) against a top-flight defense Monday night, leading New England to a 38-24 win over Miami.

Even in loss, Chad Henne and Miami Dolphins show promise - Greg Cote -
This was the night the Dolphins would reclaim the home-field advantage they had let slip over the years — "Win the crowd," as coach Tony Sparano had put it.

Miami Dolphins’ fast start against Patriots a rarity - Miami Dolphins -
If it seemed like a rare occasion to see the Dolphins open up the season with a touchdown drive, you’re right. But you might still be surprised just how rare.

Dolphins' offense improves, but Miami can't pound ball into end zone when it needs to
The Dolphins' offense looked different, by all accounts. Chad Henne took several shots downfield. They ran three-receiver sets all night, utilizing the shotgun and no-huddle.

Andy Cohen: Henne Showed Plenty, Just Couldn’t Outplay Brady
Chad Henne answered all sorts of questions Monday night. In a positive way. He was accurate. He was in charge. His passes were crisp. With only a few exceptions, his decision-making was good. He looked like, well, what we’ve been waiting for him to look like. Like he belongs. In this offense. On this team. As its starting quarterback.

Dolphin Digest: Henne, Fasano And A Rough Night On Defense
Some random thoughts on a night that started off so well only to end in disappointment:

Typically, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick reserved about Brady's record night
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady summed up his record-setting performance Monday in the simplest terms.

Miami Dolphins need a rushing attack to go with team's new pass first approach - South Florida
Reggie Bush fell short of proving he's an every down back in the season-opener against the New England Patriots

Commentary: Miami Dolphins' Chad Henne gets off to a good start — but it's not quite good enough
Don't blame Chad Henne. He was wonderful Monday night in a Miami loss to New England; he just wasn't Tom Brady.

Miami Dolphins defense gives up most passing yards in its history
Strong safety Yeremiah Bell had one word for the performance of the Dolphins defense Monday night, and he said it repeatedly: Embarrassing.

Dolphins Lose Record-Setting Shootout To Patriots In Season Opener
Despite an encouraging performance from their offense, the Miami Dolphins couldn’t find an answer for Tom Brady in a 38-24 season-opening loss to the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on Monday night.

Miami Dolphins fall to New England Patriots - South Florida
New England Patrriots overwhelm Miami Dolphins in opener

Dolphins offense scores well, defense all but fails - South Florida
Mike B's Report Card: Dolphins offense scores well, defense all but fails

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