Dolphins grind out a 17-14 victory against Seahawks

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win and in the NFL every one counts.  To give an example of how lucky the Fins were, they produced a meager 192 total yards against the Seahawks 462 total yards.  Miami rookie QB Ryan Tannehill went 21 for 29 for 185 yards, two touchdowns and zero turnovers while the Seahawks Sam Bradford  who went 26-39 for 315 yards.

The Miami defense may be in for a hard couple of weeks as the team has thinned even more at the CB  with star Richard Marshall still questionable for their next game against the Colts in two weeks.  With the bye, hopefully some of the CB’s will be able to get back on the field.  The team promoted De’Andre Presley from the practice squad and have been working RJ Stanford into the system.  Stanford last played for the Panthers but is making the best of his stiuation.

“He (Stanford) has been diligent assignment wise, scheme wise. I think he has made a good contribution so far,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. “Obviously he doesn’t have a lot of reps in the games but I think he’s making progress, picking up the scheme, understanding what we’re asking in the job requirements of the position. I like his development.”

The Dolphins will be on the road and  next face the NY Jets (3-3) on Oct. 28.  Be sure to get your tickets to the next home game, Sunday November 11th against the Tennessee Titans.

N.F.L. ROUNDUP; Dolphins Give Coach Extension

A few days after top Miami Dolphins officials flew to California to court the then-Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh for a coaching vacancy they did not have, they gathered sheepishly in Florida to apologize to their coach — and announce a two-year contract extension for him.

Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland, the team owner Stephen Ross and Coach Tony Sparano said any harm to their relationships had been repaired, but their body language and demeanor suggested otherwise.

”I should have probably let Tony know,” Ross said. ”I never thought it would be national news.”

Sparano went 7-9 in each of the past two seasons, and the team was dreadful in the final few weeks of 2010.

That inspired Ross to consider alternatives. Ross said he found Harbaugh appealing, because of his mastery of offense and because they are both Michigan alumni, and he decided to arrange a meeting.

But during their interview, Ross said, he decided to keep Sparano. Instead of offering Harbaugh a job, Ross said, he gave advice.

”I recommended, ‘Go back to Stanford and hitch yourself to the quarterback. You’ve got the best quarterback. You can win the national championship. The pros will be there.’ ”

On Friday, Harbaugh was named the coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

INTERVIEWS FOR FEWELL The Giants’ defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell, will interview for the Broncos’ coaching vacancy Sunday, as will Denver’s interim coach, Eric Studesville. Fewell will also interview with the Browns, who met with Atlanta’s offensive coordinator, Mike Mularkey.