Miami morning take: Steelers or Dolphins?

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Thursday from around the web:

  • Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post chronicles the Dolphins’ past difficulties in trying to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

Morning take: Miami hasn’t won in Pittsburgh since 1990. It’s been 23 years, and the Dolphins desperately need this game to remain in playoff contention.

  • Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald writes Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon is stealing the spotlight from Pro Bowl defensive end and teammate Cameron Wake.

Morning take: Vernon is the hot name after registering three sacks in last week’s win over the New York Jets. Vernon also leads Miami with 10.5 sacks. But Wake has done it for a long time and is a big reason for Vernon’s success.

Morning take: Teams can no longer focus only on Wake. Double-teams will be harder to come by if Vernon continues to beat his man on the other side.

  • Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel writes that the Dolphins may be without starting guard John Jerry, who has a concussion.

Morning take: Jerry must pass all of the concussion procedures in order to get back on the field Sunday. If not, backup Sam Brenner will start in Pittsburgh.