Brady Quinn to See Playing Time in NFL Preseason Week Two
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The NFL preseason holds a few advantages to go with all the disadvantages that come with playing four to five games before the regular season.
The teams are constantly trying to evaluate the bubble players and come up with 53 players that will eventually turn into their regular season roster.
The other advantage is the rookies get playing time to learn the system and work out the nerves that come with playing in the NFL.
Brady Quinn was the Browns first round draft pick this season, and after holding out at the beginning of training camp, he arrived in camp last week and will take many of the snaps for Cleveland this weekend when they play host to Detroit.
Another rookie is looking to make his debut tonight in Baltimore, where Heisman trophy winner Troy Smith is set to make his debut against the Eagles.
One rookie who will not be seeing playing time anytime soon is the first overall pick in the draft, Jamarcus Russell. He has yet to sign a contract with the Raiders, and the longer he holds out, the more likely he will not start the season as the Raiders #1 quarterback.
Week two of the NFL preseason usually sees the starters playing about a quarter before giving way to the younger players.
Dolphins Looking To Turn Things Around With New Coach Cameron
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Dan Marino used to run the Dolphins offense and one thing was for sure during that era, Miami would not have trouble scoring points.
Since his retirement though, the Dolphins offense has resembled more of a sputtering tank than a high powered assault weapon.
The defense has been the focal point of the Dolphins for over ten years now, but that has not led to any Super Bowl wins. So in this past off season, Miami hired offensive guru Cam Cameron away from the Chargers, which signals a change of the guard in Dolphin land.
The first thing of importance that Cameron has done is cut quarterback Daunte Culpepper and bring in steady Trent Green from Kansas City to lead his new offense.
Cameron also drafted speedy wide out Ted Ginn Jr. from Ohio State in hopes of putting the fear of the long ball into opposing defenses.
This week Miami and Green travel to face his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
The betting line for the game is Chiefs -3.5, and the total is 33. The low total again triggers the idea that the starters will not play long, and the game will be decided by the back ups.