|by about 7pm eastern time Tony might have a lot more time on his hands to spend with his family|
On offense the Dolphins have been miserable. Take away the 1st drive of the 1st game and the Fins offense has been poor. The most consistent offensive player for Miami has been Daniel Thomas and he is still in Miami and didn't make the cross country trip to the west coast for the game. Reggie Bush has been awful and will see almost all the work at running back. Chad Henne has gotten worse every week this season and I think that is a trend that will continue this week. The Dolphins offense is good for about 1 touchdown drive a game and I don't see that changing this week.
On defense the Fins have been brutal. Vontae Davis didn't make the trip and is in Miami. Going up against a Pro Bowl quarterback like Rivers and a pro bowl WR like Jackson might mean its a long day for the Dolphins defense. Cam Wake has done nothing this year and looks like a totally different player, not a good one either. Nolan Carroll will start once again, that isn't a good thing. Kevin Burnett returns home to play in front of his former fans in San Diego and many Dolphins fans probably wish he could stay there as he has been a huge free agent signing bust thus far. Even with Antonio Gates probably not playing this week, the Dolphins defense will have maybe its biggest test of the year.
The only thing Miami has going for it is Norv Turner is the Chargers coach and with Norv the opponent always has a "shot" to beat the Chargers. But that won't be enough. I believe this will be Tony's last game as the Dolphins coach and I think it will be the exclamation point to a bad 4 year run with him in charge. CHARGERS 34 DOLPHINS 7