Tonight the long, painful wait finally comes to an end. We will once again have live Miami Dolphins football even if it’s only preseason and none of this counts, unless of course you are that guy on the fringe attempting to make an NFL roster. The Atlanta Falcons will travel to South Florida to take on our Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.
Like most preseason games, at least the early ones expect to see the starters in for a series or two and then the game will slowly turn into a scrimmage of players which both coaching staffs are looking at to try and figure out what they have in each of these players or where the progression of certain players are. These games also help the players get back up to “game speed”, especially the ones that have never played at this level and think that coming from some big time college program is the same thing until they get the rude awakening that is the NFL.
Tonight will also be the first time that we as the fans get to see Brian Flores in charge of the team and how not only he but the rest of our new coaching staff handle the players. It will also be the first chance for us fans to see the new systems and schemes that have been put in place under the new regime even if much of what is run at this time of the year is very vanilla.
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Atlanta Falcons @ Miami Dolphins
Preseason Week One Game August 8th, 2019
- Game Time: 7:30 PM EST
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- Game Time Weather: 84˚F, Scattered Thunderstorms
- Dolphins TV Coverage: CBS (Miami, West Palm Beach); NBC (Fort Myers); ABC (Orlando)
- Dolphins TV Announcers: Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, Jason Taylor
- Falcons TV Coverage: CW (Atlanta); Fox (Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Birmingham, Dothan); CBS (Savannah); NBC (Albany, Huntsville, Montgomery)
- Falcons TV Announcers: Justin Kutcher, Coy Wire
- Radio Network: Westwood One; SiriusXM
- Online streaming: NFL Game Pass (paid service - shows preseason games live, replays of regular season games); NBC Sports App
- Odds: Miami Dolphins -3.5
- Over/Under: 35.5
- The Phinsider on Twitter: @ThePhinsider
- Atlanta Falcons SBNation site: The Falcoholic
- The Falcoholic on Twitter: @TheFalcoholic
Dolphins Preseason Schedule
PS Week 1 (8/8) - vs. Falcons (7:30pm ET)
PS Week 2 (8/16) - @ Buccaneers (7:30pm ET)
PS Week 3 (8/22) - vs. Jaguars (8pm ET)
PS Week 4 (8/29) - @ Saints (8pm ET)