Wrapping up the game

The Dolphins find themselves a total mess on Monday following their 13-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Pro Player Stadium. The team's offensive woes continued and making matters worse was an injury to running back Lamar Gordon.

Coach Dave Wannstedt said Monday it was "very doubtful" would play next Sunday against the Jets, and the feeling is that Gordon actually could be out for quite a while.

Wannstedt suggested on Monday that Leonard Henry would get his first NFL start at running back against the Jets.

Here are some other noteworthy items from the game:

-- First-round pick Vernon Carey was among the Dolphins inactives, a pretty sad statement given the sorry state of the offensive line.

-- Wannstedt, who was dismayed at the Dolphins' failure to convert a fourth-and-inches when A.J. Feeley was stuffed on a quarterback sneak, pretty much said it was Feeley's fault on the play -- although he never mentioned his name. "There's no excuse for it," said Wannstedt. "It's just a matter of getting down on the ground, getting underneath the pile, and not trying to jump over the top."

-- Wannstedt said the rainy conditions was not the reason the Dolphins didn't use the shotgun formation. The suggestion is that the issue is the offensive players' unfamiliarity wit the offense and concerns about the ability to pick up the blitz.

-- The Dolphins, shockingly enough, do not rank last in the NFL in total offense. They are 31st, ahead of only Jacksonville. So how is Jacksonville 3-0 while the Dolphins are 0-3? For one thing, it's the Dolphins who are last in points scored and for another the Dolphins are tied for last (with the 49ers) in the league with a minus-7 turnover ratio, while Jacksonville is at plus-2.


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