The third game of the NFL preseason is often considered the dress rehearsal for the regular season. For the Miami Dolphins, it’ll also answer fans’ worries and fears: Are there any receivers on the team? Will Vontae Davis win back his starting cornerback position? Does new head coach Joe Philbin’s offense have any teeth to it? Then, of course, there’s the biggest question of all: Who will be the team’s starting quarterback? So far, rookie Ryan Tannehill and last year’s capable starter Matt Moore have been fighting for starting position like a couple of German shepherds fighting over the last bratwurst — even though signs point toward injured veteran David Garrard for the job.
Fittingly, on the other side of the field are the Atlanta Falcons, led by quarterback Matt Ryan. In the 2008 draft, the Miami Dolphins passed over the Pro Bowl quarterback for their number one overall pick in favor of offensive lineman Jake Long, a four-year Pro Bowler in his own right.
Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2012