Davis and Other Notes

As he did after the victory against the Chiefs, coach Tony Sparano on Monday declined to go into detail about the altercation that happened in the previous week between cornerback Vontae Davis and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Sparano also declined comment on an NFL.com report that called into question Davis' professionalism.

Sparano said, "It's going to stay within us. If it's going to get to you people, it's going to get to you people not through me, OK. So that's just the way I am, it's the way I prefer it. So that's the way it's going to be." Sparano said Davis would play this week if he's healthy.

— Sparano said Monday that he couldn't relax in the final minutes of the game against Chiefs - not even with a four-touchdown lead. He'd already watched his team give away fourth-quarter leads in three losses.

"At one point there was about three-and-a-half minutes left in the game, I think, and I'm on the sideline and I'm grinding them and I'm grinding them," Sparano said. "And I look over and (Jason Taylor is) laughing at me."

PLAYER NOTES

-- QB Chad Henne said Monday that his separated shoulder injury was a lot more severe than initially thought. He said he's about two weeks away from beginning the more strenuous part of his rehab process and he hopes to be fully healthy in four to six months.

-- WR Brandon Marshall acknowledged that he and CB Vontae Davis had a confrontation in the days before the Chiefs game, but Marshall said the issue is an example of how close the team is and how players hold one another accountable.

-- TE Anthony Fasano caught two touchdown passes on Sunday and on Monday he received a lot of praise from coach Tony Sparano for how he blocked during the victory against the Chiefs.

-- LB Kevin Burnett on Sunday played his best game with the Dolphins. He finished with 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

-- LB Karlos Dansby, Kevin Burnett's partner on the inside of the Dolphins' 3-4 scheme, also played his finest game of the season. He finished with a team-high 11 tackles and forced a fumble.


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