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Sparano concerned about WRs

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2010 – 5:01 pm

Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano is experiencing the fear of the unknown pretty late in an NFL season.

Typically NFL coaches agonize about the first game of the season, especially when a new head coach is the opponent because there is no prior game film to study.

While that’s not the case this week he and his staff know little about the likes of Donald Jones and Naaman Roosevelt, who could both be prominent in Buffalo’s offensive game plan Sunday.

“That’s a problem, that’s not a good thing,” Sparano said of not having a book on Jones and Roosevelt. “I mean I’d rather know and I think that sometimes unknown can be a big problem. I mean obviously we’ve seen a lot of Steve (Johnson) on film and what you see on film is pretty darn good. But, who the next guy is in the game and how they’re going to use them and what they’re going to do that way…

“I would venture to say that they’re going to come in here and try to open us up and throw the ball around a lot. So, that being said, how they use those pieces—I’m sure the backs would be involved in that, I’m sure these receivers…you just don’t know and that’s not a good thing and it’s something that we’re going to have to keep a close eye on in the game and make adjustments accordingly. So, that is difficult.”

Like Sparano I’m also expecting the Bills to go four wide a good deal to spread out the Dolphins defense to keep them from crowding the box with eight defenders.


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