News and Notes

Much of the attention around Dolphins camp the last two days has centered around Jason Taylor's decision to retire after Sunday's game against the Jets, but that doesn't mean there aren't other developments worth noting.

Jerry takes over for Long at left tackle

John Jerry will be called on to replace Jake Long as the team's starting left tackle.

"John's done a more than adequate job. With him getting reps there, the more time Jake's been out the more comfortable he's getting. He has a long way to go but he's come a long way too so we expect him to do the same thing on Sunday," interim coach Todd Bowles said.

-- Matt Moore's first start for the Dolphins was against the Jets, and during that performance he threw two interceptions, and the offense only managed six points. Plenty has changed since then for Moore, who has a 89.8 passer rating.

"That was awhile ago, but we've come a long way. We've got some wins under our belt now. Not as many as we like, but definitely I think there's a different kind of theme to our offense now and that being we've established a running game. Not that we haven't before, but we got the running game going and we're making some plays on the back end ... We have an advantage obviously playing them for a second time. Just being in the division obviously you know you're opponent a little bit, but we're both different teams like I said, so it will be interesting," Moore said.

-- Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore feels he's a contributor to Brandon Marshall's third Pro Bowl bid.

"Absolutely, I mean, yeah a little bit. He does a lot of the work with catching the ball and making the plays that he makes, but yeah, it makes me feel good. Absolutely, not taking anything away from Brandon (Marshall). It's a good feeling to be a very small part of that," Moore said.

-- The Dolphins need one win to get to six on the season. The NFL record for most wins after an 0-7 start is six by the 1978 St. Louis Cardinals and 1998 Washington Redskins.

-- The Dolphins offense has produced 38 passes of 25-plus yards this season. Only the Green Bay Packers (41) have produced more.

-- The Dolphins have committed the fourth-fewest penalties this season (80). The Packers, Colts and Jaguars are the only teams that have committed fewer penalties.

BY THE NUMBERS: 25 - Despite not starting the first four games of the season, quarterback Matt Moore has 25 completions of 25-plus yards, which has him tied for seventh most in team history for a single season. He needs three passes of 25-plus yards to tie Dan Marino for third place in team history. Marino owns the top two spots with 37 passes of 25-plus yards in 1994, and 31 in 1991.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "My technique could have been better, but at the same time, I think they gave him 'the Jordan Rule.' You get a little close to Michael Jordan they're going to call a foul." — Brandon Marshall on Darrelle Revis' 100-yard interception in the earlier game, which some believe deserved a pass interference call on Revis.

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