In looking back, there were a lot more lowlights than highlights.
-- Ronnie Brown ran with authority, gaining 8 yards on each of his first two carries.
Backup nose tackle Paul Soliai was perhaps the team's best defensive player in first half, making a couple of tackles in the backfield and recovering a fumble.
-- After a mediocre first punt, Brandon Fields came back with boomers of 63 and 62 yards.
-- Channing Crowder was active against the run.
-- Rookie corner Nolan Carroll had a nice pass breakup.
Now for the lowlights:
-- Vernon Carey was called for a false start.
-- Brandon Marshall had a tough drop on the Dolphins' second series, but then a really bad drop on a 20-yard pass when he was wide open in the Tampa Bay secondary.
-- On the next series, it was Brian Hartline's turn to drop a pass.
-- Second-year tackle Andrew Gardner was badly beaten for a sack and to make matters worse he was called for holding on the play.
-- Davis was beaten for a 30-yard completion down the sideline to rookie Mike Williams and Sean Smith was beaten two plays later when he left Stroughter wide open down the sideline.
-- Chris Clemons missed a tackle on a Josh Johnson scramble, allowed the quarterback to convert a third-and-16 with an 18-yard run.
-- Thigpen fumbled a snap on a third-and-4 from the Tampa Bay 5-yard line and the turnover cost the Dolphins at least three points.
-- Rookie wide receiver Marlon Moore dropped an easy swing pass from Thigpen.