Despite a poor showing from most of the starters, the backups played well, allowing Miami to take the lead and preserve a 10-7 victory.
The Dolphins lone touchdown came from fourth back Lex Hilliard. Although Hilliard only rushed for 89 yards on 23 carries last year, two of the three backs in front of him had major season ending injuries last year, and the other guy is a 33-year-old who has spent part of the last six years on a pot smoking retreat in India and the CFL and has served multiple suspensions.
Needless to say, Hilliard may need to get some reps.
On the defensive side, Nate Ness did everything he could to secure a roster spot. He was a wild man, making tackles all over the field, forcing fumbles, and breaking up passes.
If he doesn't make the team, he will not be on the practice squad. He is too good to not play for someone. Hopefully Miami's front office realizes this.