Coming off a surprising 11-5 season, GM Bill Parcells is living up to his billing as strong-willed genius; Sparano is in control at the coaching helm; and Chad Pennington is doing his job as placeholder and mentor for quarterback-of-the-future Chad Henne. Ronnie Brown is finally healthy; Joey Porter is still pissed off at the Patriots; and Jason Tap Shoes Taylor is back where he belongs.
And yes, this Monday night, praise Jesus Jones, football is back. To see your Miami Dolphins take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first preseason game, visit ticketmaster.com.
Mon., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2009