NFL lines handicapping will focus on whether or not Miami’s one year climb to the top was a NFL gambling accident or the re-emergence of this franchise as an annual contender. Quarterback Chad Pennington was a significant factor in Miami’s improvement against the NFL lines last year.
Pennington resurrected his career as he was traded from the New York Jets during the 2008 NFL gambling preseason to make room for Brett Favre. By the end of the 2008 season Miami’s success against the NFL lines demonstrated that they got the better end of the deal.
Pennington had a strong 97.4 quarterback rating last year against the NFL lines with 19 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions. The 10 year pro out of Marshall is firmly ensconced as Miami’s number one quarterback and thus will see limited preseason action against the NFL lines as coach Tony Sparano will not want to risk needless injury.
Pat White is currently listed on the depth chart as Pennington’s backup against the NFL lines. White is a rookie out of West Virginia that was drafted last April in the 2nd round. Expect him to see plenty of action against the NFL lines in preseason. Chad Henne is best known as the former college quarterback of the Michigan Wolverines.
Henne was a 2ndround draft pick of the Dolphins in 2008 and saw limited action last year. Henne should also get a good hard look against the NFL lines in training camp this year. Ricky Williams came back to have a productive season with the Dolphins out of the backfield last year.
The 9 year pro from Texas ran for 659 yards and a 4.1 yards per carry average with 4 touchdowns and caught 29 passes as well. Ronnie Brown was the top running back on Miami last year with 916 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also caught 33 passes.
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