DOW (Dolphins Overall Worth) after grounding the Jets : 684 (+26)
ON THE RISE
MIKE NOLAN (NASDAQ: MNOL) +7: His star continues to rise. He and Cam Wake have been locked into the “Risers” column pretty much all year. 2.4ypc for the LT/Shonn Greene tandem? 17 out of 44 passing for Mark “Pretty Boy” Sanchez? Nolan’s been almost too good. It wouldn’t surprise us to see him hired away to head coach at a big time college program. Hell, at this rate he may be on some short lists on the NFL level. One step further, would he be a downgrade from Sparano? Just asking.
CAMERON WAKE (NYSE: WAKE) +6 3/4: Two more sacks for Cam “Canadian Bacon” Wake. He’s a phenomenon. Great cutaway during the game to Jason Taylor, as he watched Cam seal the game for us. Kind of an “out with the old, in with the new” moment. Lock Cam up now. With this defense we will almost always be in the game. However, someone needs to remind our offense that the team with the most points wins.
QUENTIN MOSES (NASDAQ: QMOS) +3: Nice to see ol’ “Crazlegs” Moses in the risers column. One of the first posts in Bottlenose history was about getting Moses more playing time. Simply put, the guy makes the most of his snaps. With our depth on defense, “Q” will remain a role player going forward. But history has shown that role players like him can go a long way.
CHAD HENNE (NYSE: CHENN) -3: Chad completed 5 of 18 for 55 yards. On the day. With an All-Pro wideout, a killer slot receiver, decent tight end and a healthy backfield. He also lost two fumbles. Granted it was rainy, Henne needs to finish even stronger now to avoid sharing snaps with Vince Young, Donovan McNabb, or Rookie X next spring.
DAN HENNING (NASDAQ: DHEN) -4: The mudslide continues for Henning. Even in victory, we managed to do nothing with The Beast, a healthy backfield, our slot monster Bess, and our long term tight end Fasano. 131 total yards? A grand total of three 3rd down conversions. This was one of the worst offensive performances in team history. He’s butchered what was the #4 rushing offense in the league. Any time your punter eclipses 560 yards worth of yardage, it doesn’t bode well for the OC. If Danny Boy hadn’t already punched his ticket to The Villages, he did this past weekend.
We beat the Jets, which is always a source of much satisfaction. It’s also worth remembering that if Santonio Holmes doesn’t eat a Butterfinger on that ball in the end zone, we go to overtime, and all bets are off. Our offense let our defense down yet again. This is sink or swim time for Henne. Buffalo and Detroit back to back? This is a chance to light it up, and finally put some points on the board. If we end up showcasing Dan Carpenter against these two? Fuggetaboutit.
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