Iím starting to think Miller could be inactive. In the early portion of todayís practice, Miller did a lot of standing around. Itís believed that Miller has a dislocated toe, but the Jets are listing it as foot injury. Before practice, his entire foot was wrapped in an Ace bandage, so maybe itís more than a toe.
Itís never easy for a rookie corner, but at least Lowery wonít have it as tough as Darrelle Revis did last year. After missing most of camp due to a contract dispute, Revis started on Day 1 and had to cover the Patriotsí Randy Moss. The Dolphins do not have a Randy Moss. Their top guys are Ted Ginn, Greg Camarillo, Derek Hagan and Ernest Wilford, an utterly pedestrian receiving corps.
Other notes from today in Florham Park, N.J.:
ē In the locker room, the buzz continued to focus on the quarterbacks, Brett Favre and Chad Pennington. Hey, itís hard to ignore, but mark my words, there will be a huge special teams play that helps decide the outcome. Because of the constant shuffling of personnel in the preseason, the kicking teams usually arenít too cohesive this early in the season. As a result, you will see major breakdowns. Newly re-hired Mike Westhoff is a terrific coach, but you have to wonder if his late arrival will help or hurt.
ē TE Bubba Franks, who had a few drops in the preseason, had a lackadaisical drop in todayís practice on a long ball from Favre. Maybe Bubba will flip on the switch when the real games begin, but youíd have to be a little concerned right now. I have a feeling rookie TE Dustin Keller will get more playing time than you might expect.
ē Based on Manginiís pressers and interviews in the locker room, youíd swear that Bill Parcells, not Tony Sparano, is coaching the Dolphins. Everyone is talking about Parcellsí stamp on the team and Parcellsí kind of players. If itís the same way in Miami, Iíd have to think Sparano might be developing a complex.
ē Something I discovered about the new facility today: There are little pieces of green glass sprinkled in the cement walkways around the building. Cute. I didnít notice yesterday because I probably was half-asleep.