Overall, it certainly wasn't a very impressive performance by the Dolphins Friday night. But there were some players who stood out with their performance.

At the top of the list would be the two kicking specialists, Olindo Mare and Kevin Stemke.

Mare kicked off three times and put the ball in the end zone all three times. Two of the kicks resulted in touchbacks.

As for Stemke, who punted because Mark Royals tweaked a hamstring in pregame warmups, he was very, very impressive. His first three kicks all went for 50 yards or more and he did a nice job on a pooch punt in the second half. He had a 53-yard punt in the second quarter, but the play was nullified because of a penalty. No problem, Stemke came back with a 56-yard kick.

Among the other players who stood out:

-- LB Corey Jenkins was flagged for two penalties, but he also made a couple of plays, the most notable of which was breaking up a deep pass down the middle.

-- RB Leonard Henry lost a fumble deep in Dolphins territory in the fourth quarter (it didn't lead to any Tampa Bay points), but he also had some nifty runs and finished with 43 yards on six carries.

-- WR J.R. Tolver looked very good working with Sage Rosenfels. His best play came late in the first half with time running out when he caught a pass near the sideline, faked out two Tampa Bay defenders inside, then raced 11 yards downfield before stepping out of bounds to kill the clock.

-- DE Jason Taylor didn't get a sack in his short time on the field, but he was consistent push and got close to Brad Johnson a couple of times.

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