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Scouting the Enemy: #8 in the AFC – Miami Dolphins

In our ongoing feature here on Steelers Gab called “Scouting the Enemy,” we will look at all 15 AFC teams, and give a glimpse of what each one brings. At the end, we will talk about any type of connection they have to the Steelers, including if they play them in 2010.

Today – #8 in the AFC

Miami Dolphins

The Good – The Fins added WR Brandon Marshall this offseason, and he should add some spark to a passing game that was average at best last season. Chad Henne is an up and coming QB, and the run game has a good 1-2 punch with Ronnie Brown and Rickey Williams. The defense adds former Cardinal LB Karlos Dansby, who should fit right in with his 109 tackles from a season ago.

The Bad – The team is going through a bit of a change at defense, getting rid of former Steeler Joey Porter and longtime Fin Jason Taylor. There is a lot of pressure on Henne to have a big season, and if Marshall is a problem player, like he has been in the past, the team could have a long season. Brown is another player with pressure on him to have a big year.

Steeler Connection – The Steelers beat the Fins in the regular season finale last season, and they will play again this season, again in Miami, this time a lot earlier on October 24th. It is the 6th game, so Ben Roethlisberger should be back, and possibly could have already played a game by then, so he could be ready to finally have the butterflies out of him.

#9 in the AFC – Tennessee
#10 in the AFC – Denver
#11 in the AFC – Jacksonville
#12 in the AFC – Kansas City
#13 in the AFC – Cleveland
#14 in the AFC – Oakland
#15 in the AFC – Buffalo

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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