Dolphins Lose Pennington, Sign Thigpen NFL Betting Lines

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting lines on the Miami Dolphins are likely to be adjusted due to the Dolphins losing starting quarterback Chad Pennington.

Most reports have Pennington out for the season and his loss is a big one for Miami in football odds. NFL betting lines on Miami haven’t been very successful this season with Pennington but it was not the quarterback’s fault.  He has played well this football odds season but Miami’s defense has been poor.  Pennington was injured in the Sunday NFL betting lines loss to San Diego. 

He has a torn capsule in his right shoulder that will likely cause him to miss the rest of the season.  Reports have varied but it does not look good for Pennington. "If, and again I don’t know the details so I’d rather not go down that road; but the leadership thing can’t be water off the duck’s back, I think it’s a major issue.” Head coach Tony Sparano said, “[We would miss] I think experience of a guy of his caliber in the huddle like that. We’ll see what happens, we aren’t sure."

Last NFL betting lines season, Pennington was the runner-up for the MVP award as he threw for 3,653 yards with 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Many who bet football odds believe that Pennington should have won the award last season but it went to Peyton Manning.

Miami has made an immediate move that could impact NFL betting lines. They traded for Kansas City quarterback Tyler Thigpen as NFL betting lines info indicates.  Online sports betting reports have the Dolphins giving up an undisclosed draft pick to get Kansas City’s backup quarterback.  Actually, Thigpen was the third quarterback in the team’s 34-14 NFL betting lines loss at Philadelphia.  Last year in football odds it was Thigpen getting most of the starts for the Chiefs in NFL betting lines.  He looked pretty good last season at times and could end up being the Miami starting quarterback sometime this NFL betting lines season.  The Dolphins have Chad Henne who will be the starting quarterback for now in NFL betting lines.  His play will determine whether or not he keeps that job or if Thigpen gets a shot.

The Dolphins are already 0-3 and in trouble in NFL betting lines. The loss of Pennington is huge in sports book odds.  He was a team leader and had a great understanding of the offense.

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