Week 4 Stock Report: DOW Dips as Fins Flounder

1 Oct

DOW (Dolphins Overall Worth) as the Jets come to town: 769 (-29)

ON THE RISE

BRANDON MARSHALL (NYSE: BMARS) +6 1/2: Wow. This is why he’s called The Beast. This is why we went out and got him when the Broncos dangled him this past offseason. He may be playing catch with Chad Henne for a long, long time. Sure, sure, Revis wasn’t playing, but Marshall’s night was still extremely impressive.BMARS is a stock to invest in for the long term.

CHAD HENNE (NASDAQ: HENE) +5: Over 360 yards on the night. Henne certainly answered the murmurs about Pennington waiting in the wings to assume control of the offense. Maybe we shouldn’t have thrown as much as we did, but Chad looked like a legit gunslinger Sunday. Shares should remain steady throughout the fall.

RONNIE BROWN (NYSE: RBROW) +2: He gets a boost, not because he had a big night, but because he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Ronnie doesn’t call the plays, but when we gave him the ball he answered the call against the reigning #1 defense in the NFL. We wish a little bit more faith had been shown in #23.This stock has taken a beating, but always seems to battle back into the picture.

TUMBLERS

DAN HENNING (NASDAQ: DHEN) – 7: Empty backfields on 3rd and short? Cutesy reverses when we were controlling the line of scrimmage? Fades to Brian Hartline, point blank at the goal line? Did he not realize Ronnie was rumbling just fine against the Kris Jenkins-less Jets?

JASON ALLEN (NYSE: JALLEN) -5: Jason was turning into quite a story, but he used Sunday night’s game to remind us that he is not the second coming of Sam Madison. Perhaps Shaun Smith should still be considered the corner of the future? JALLEN inches back toward the penny stock bin.

TONY SPARANO (NYSE: TSPAR) -4: Easy to blame coordinators, but it was Tony’s call to punt twice inside Jets territory during the 4th quarter. This was a crucial division matchup against a very talented Jets team. You can’t play not to lose all night. You’ve got to play to win. Tony played it a little too safe. Sure we almost had a miracle drive at the end, but let’s remember, best case we could have pushed it to overtime. A shaky week for TSPAR, whose security blanket Parcells is backing away from company headquarters.

SUMMARY

A disheartening loss. We just hope this is one that fuels us moving forward, and not one that sends us into a downward spiral. Our schedule over the rest of the first half is tough as nails, and rebounding immediately is crucial.

GO DOLPHINS, and feel free to follow us on Twitter @thebottlenose

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3 Responses to “Week 4 Stock Report: DOW Dips as Fins Flounder”

  1. Ripp October 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Two more players should be mentioned. Dansby for stock up. The guy has been relentless and was one of the few bright spots on Miami’s D and the Bell for stock down. IMO he was no better, maybe even worse then Allen.

    • danewen October 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

      Agree completely. Dansby has been worth every penny. Kudos to the front office for wasting no time in free agency. And Bell certainly made no argument to return to the Pro Bowl.

      Thanks for stopping by The Bottlenose, Ripp.

  2. poker affiliate October 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    The game against the Patriots tonight was really sloppy. There wasnt one facet of the game that they performed well at. As strong as the defense looked against the Vikings, it looked equally as bad tonight.

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