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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 9/8/11

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

New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Previews:

With a shuffled lineup, Patriots ready for opener against Dolphins
They have won eight AFC East titles in 10 years, have the returning MVP at quarterback in Tom Brady and had the best regular-season record in the NFL last season at 14-2.

Miami Dolphins: Dolphins coach Sparano wary of Patriots fans' noise - South Florida
Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano piped in noise to prepare his offense against the "home" fans for Monday Night Football opener vs New England Patriots. When is a home opener not one?

Dolphins Announce Special Pregame Ceremonies For Primetime Opener | Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins today announced their pregame ceremonies and a host of new amenities for fans in anticipation of their 2011 season home opener against the New England Patriots on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., presented by Publix.

Thoughts on Dolphins vs. Tom Brady - AFC East Blog - ESPN
I hope everyone is having a good Week 1. On Monday, the AFC East blog will be live in Miami for the big divisional showdown between the Dolphins and New England.

Dolphins Ready To Get Down To Business For Real; Other Notes | Miami Dolphins
All it takes is one look at the clocks on the wall inside the locker room to remind the Miami Dolphins that play time is over and it’s time to get down to business.

Dolphins 2011 Season Preview:

Dave Hyde | Sun Sentinel blogs | Hyde5: Five crucial statistics for this Dolphins season
Its defense must be in Top 10 for turnovers. That's a quantum leap from last year when it its turnover ratio was 30th in the league. 

Dolphins Quarterbacks:

Miami Dolphins: Will Dolphins players name Chad Henne a captain this week? - South Florida
The leadership Chad Henne's shown this offseason and in the huddle could get him voted a Miami Dolphins captain this season

Dolphins Offensive Line:

Miami Dolphins: Dolphins' Jake Long says he'll be ready for opener on Monday Night Football - South Florida
After missing every preseason game, Miami Dolphins LT Jake Long anxious to make his return; says he's in game shape and ready to go.

At Long last: Miami Dolphins’ Pro Bowl tackle healthy for opener - Miami Dolphins -
Despite missing the entire preseason, Jake Long doesn’t plan to miss a beat when he starts the season-opener Monday night.

Dolphins Linebackers:

Three Things: Tom Brady fails again to lure Jason Taylor to New England – Mike Berardino – Sun-Sentinel
Thing 1: Tom Brady and Jason Taylor have met so many times in the backfield over the years. Too many times, from Brady’s perspective.

Karlos Dansby Joins The Finsiders, 9/7/11 | The Finsiders - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins inside linebacker sat down in studio to talk about his mindset heading into the huge Monday night game against the Patriots.

Dolphins Cornerbacks: news: Still the best? Dolphins' Davis steps back from August boast
Vontae Davis raised eyebrows last month when he boasted that he and Dolphins teammate Sean Smith were the NFL's best cornerback tandem. But hindsight is an interesting thing.

Dolphins Safeties:

Miami Dolphins: Free safety battle lingers on – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
The most significant thing that took place in the entire exhibition season finale against the Dallas Cowboys happened to Chris Clemons in the second half.

Reshad Jones 1-on-1, 9/7/11 | The Finsiders - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins free safety spoke with our John Congemi about the mentality that the team is taking into Monday’s game against New England.

Dolphins Coaches:

Head Coach Tony Sparano Joins the Finsiders | The Finsiders - Miami Dolphins

Dolphins Locker Room:

A look inside the new Miami Dolphins locker room setup – Mike Berardino – Sun-Sentinel
Walked into the Miami Dolphins locker room for the first time this season — media is banned until the regular season practices begin — and who’s the first guy I see? Vontae Davis.