Miami Dolphins Talking Points:
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1. Brandon Marshall’s return couldn’t come at a better team for a beleaguered receiving corps.
Marshall spoke for the first time in a week Thursday and made it clear he felt he could have played last Sunday against Cleveland.
2. The Dolphins can’t allow this game to be close.
The numbers all favor the Jets in a close game. In the series, New York is 12-4-1 in games decided by three points or less and 23-16-1 in games decided by seven or less.
3. Nolan Carroll is getting close to breaking a kickoff for a touchdown.
The rookie from Maryland has been figuring out his kick-return assignments. He’s climbed to fourth in the AFC with a 25.3-yard average, with the three players ahead of him — Brad Smith of the Jets, Brandon Tate of the Patriots and Marc Mariani of Tennessee — all having brought back at least one for a touchdown.
“I was kidding him the other day,” coach Tony Sparano said Thursday. “I said the kicker’s tackled you three times. He gets all worked up over that.