The Panthers opened the game by driving to the Miami 7. It was third down, and Jake Delhomme dropped back to pass.
I was trying to guess the play. Steve Smith was engaged in a nice little war with rookie cornerback Vontae Davis. Muhsin Muhammad had just dropped a pass. So now what? Would Delhomme go to Smith? Back to Muhammad? Officially begin Year One of the Dwayne Jarrett era?
I figured Delhomme would hand off to DeAngelo Williams.
I was wrong. The automatic draw play on third down apparently has been sacked. Delhomme also was. He dropped back to pass, the Dolphins converged and Joey Porter took him down.