Miami morning take: Dolphins, Patriots

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

  • Judy Battista from NFL.com wonders if the Dolphins are better than the New England Patriots.

Morning take: Both teams are 2-0, and the Patriots have been here before. I still hand the edge to New England until proven otherwise. Miami must prove its consistency by continuing to win games.

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald wonders why Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon gets more playing time than Dion Jordan and Derrick Shelby.

Morning take: Vernon hasn’t made impact plays in the first two games, while Jordan and Shelby have combined for three sacks. I’m curious to see if Miami divides the reps more evenly this week.

  • Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post writes Dolphins tailback Lamar Miller is not grading well at his position.

Morning take: Two games is a small sample, but there’s certainly room to grow with Miller. Not all of the issues are Miller’s fault. The offensive line also needs to step up its game.

Morning take: Dimitri Patterson and rookies Will Davis and Jamar Taylor all practiced on Tuesday. Miami needs as many corners as possible against Atlanta’s high-powered passing attack.