Behind Enemy Lines, Part 2

To get the lowdown on the Dolphins' next opponent, the Green Bay Packers, we turned to Packer Report managing editor Todd Korth. Here is his take on 10 pertinent questions about the Packers.

Q: What is Ahman Green's health status, and is the Packers running game anything for opponents to worry about?

Korth: Coach Mike McCarthy said (Wednesday) that Green will play on Sunday. Whether he will start or not is another issue. Green probably tried to do too much too soon early in the season, which resulted in two tight hamstrings and has caused him to miss the last two games. He is coming off a quadriceps injury, which occurred one year from this Sunday's game.

Q: Is it fair to say that rookie Greg Jennings already has become the Packers' best receiver, and what stands out about him?

Korth: Jennings has a natural feel for playing the receiver position. Great instincts. His speed is deceptive. He has good hands and knows how to get open and connect with Brett Favre. Donald Driver is still Green Bay's best receiver, but Jennings is getting better with each game that he plays.

Q: How has first-round pick A.J. Hawk played so far?

Korth: The fifth player taken in this year's NFL draft, Hawk also is getting more confident each week. He is second on the team in tackles with 42, including a team-high 31 solo tackles. He has played the weakside linebacker position since his first day in the post-draft minicamp. The Packers are building their defense for the future around Hawk.

Q: Is Charles Woodson still an elite cornerback, or has he lost a step?

Korth: He is not the same cornerback that he was when he won the Heisman Trophy in 1997 at the University of Michigan. Woodson has been inconsistent at best this season, and many Packers fans are disappointed with his performance thus far. Woodson is earning about $10 million this season in salary and bonus money and has provided little bang for Green Bay's investment.

Q: As disappointing as the Dolphins have been this season, do you think the Packers can come to Miami and leave with a victory?

No. They will leave Dolphin Stadium with a loss. Green Bay's offense and special teams took a hit this week when wide receiver/kick return specialist Koren Robinson was suspended by the NFL for violating the Substance Abuse Policy. Until Green Bay's defense can start creating some turnovers and defend better against the pass, I refuse to pick the Packers to win. Dolphins 31, Packers 13.


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