With the Dolphins off on Tuesday before they resume practice for Sunday's game at Indianapolis, it's a good time to clean out the notebook from the season opener against Detroit.

Among the items that you may have missed:

-- Robert Edwards was used quite extensively as a third-down back, and Coach Dave Wannstedt has said he will use both Edwards and Ricky Williams on third down depending upon the circumstances.

-- Marcus Spriggs got a lot of playing time at right tackle in the second half, as the Dolphins gave Todd Wade a chance to rest his sore ankle.

-- Rookie Seth McKinney also saw action in the second half.

-- While the Dolphins used several backups on offense late in the game, the defensive starters played practically until the end.

-- Defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, who had eight sacks in the preseason, wasn't able to get to the quarterback against Detroit, but Wannstedt said "Wale" did a good job nonetheless.

-- Wide receiver James McKnight played a lot in the second half after not getting much action in the first two quarter, but he did not catch a pass. Wannstedt says the Dolphins will need all of their wide receivers at some point during the season.

-- Finally, the wideouts combined for only six catches against Detroit, but that wasn't necessarily by design, but rather it was dictated by the Lions defense. Said Wannstedt: "There'll be games where the wide receivers will catch 15 passes and the fullback won't catch any. We know we do have options; we're not zeroed in on one thing."

Dolphins Report Top Stories