August 7th, 2010 by Mike Berardinohttp://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_fo ... l+Blogs%29
Brandon Marshall admitted he was “disappointed” with his performance in his first scrimmage as a Miami Dolphin.
Tony Sparano sounded and looked noticeably down as he discussed a 74-snap experiment in which the defense dominated from the beginning.
Sean Smith, however, was clearly upbeat as he recounted his pass breakup on a go-route designed to get Marshall going on the first play the No. 1 offense ran on Saturday afternoon.
“If he would have caught that, the fans would have been going crazy,” Smith said.
Instead, Smith batted the ball away and shook his head — no, no, no — as Marshall climbed back to his feet.
Hey, it’s just one scrimmage, but for those hoping this reconfigured Dolphins offense would be unstoppable, well, Mike Nolan’s defense had something for ‘em on this day.
More thoughts for you after we total up the unofficial stats: