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Bills/Dolphins: Recap and Awards

Through the first half of the game, neither offense scored a touchdown.  Both touchdowns 
came from special teams play.  The dolphins had yet to run a play on offense on the Bills 
side of the field.  Give credit to the defense for only allowing 2 first downs through the 
first half of the game, and the first one came on an encroachment penalty on Merriman.  
The defense had looked like a playoff caliber defense, I k ow that the dolphins are not a 
playoff caliber team but they were able to shut down Reggie Bush.  They have been doing 
this with only rushing the front four, which is how Dave Wannstedt wants to run the 
defense.  I am not a fan of only rushing four but if they are able to get pressure
the back seven can respond to the rushing game and help with the tackling then, by all 
means, go for it.  The Bills offense seemed to struggle without the services of Fred 
Jackson to help relieve Spiller, because Choice is just not at the caliber that either 
Jackson or Spiller are at and there is a definite notice of change in offense play 
calling and execution.  
The Buffalo Nickel award is going to McKelvin, for the Bills first Touchdown.          
To the defense for showing up in the first half, and Jarius Byrd and Bryan Scott helping the 
defense finish and hold the Dolphins off twice while driving to take the lead.
To Lindell for being 4/4
My wide right award is going to the coaching staff for calling the wildcat formation, 
and to Tashard Choice, for his noticeable lack of playing ability.  

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