Sean Smith — A
This was a breakout game for Sean Smith. Did you know that he held Larry Fitzgerald to only 46 yards and eight catches, or that Fitzgerald's only touchdown came when Smith wasn't covering him?
Add that to Smith's two interceptions (remember when he could catch as well as Ted Ginn?), and you have Smith's best game as a Miami Dolphins.
Nolan Carroll — C+
Nolan Carroll is like that student who gets so many F's that you celebrate when he gets a C. Today he gets a C+, meaning his parents should give him the pizza party they promised him for getting his grades up.
In all seriousness, Carroll was effective despite a few lapses. He didn't kill Miami and actually helped him at time with his six tackles.
Richard Marshall — D
Marshall was terrible, but a lot of it has to do with the injury. He didn't look terribly healthy out there all of the time, but got beat on coverage a lot. Miami should pluck a corner from the free-agent pool this week and give Marshall the next two weeks heading into the bye off. Who knows, with some time off to rest his bad back, he might be more effective.
Jimmy Wilson — C
Wilson was effective at times and shows some room for development. I doubt he'll ever be a top cornerback or safety, but will be an effective player off the bench.
Reshad Jones — B
When Miami needed a hit, Jones was there for four tackles, and all four were of utmost importance. One that sticks out was when the Dolphins had Arizona pinned on their own three-yard line, and on 3rd-and-long, Jones was there with the tackle.
Chris Clemons — D
I wasn't a fan of Clemons' play this afternoon, but I haven't been in a while. If Eric Reid of LSU is available when Miami's round one pick comes up, Miami should make the attempt to draft him come April. Clemons had two tackles, but he blew double coverage at times and missed a couple of key tackles.