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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ginn Jr. comes up big for Dolphins




From Omar Kelly's "Ted Ginn Jr. produces big play for Dolphins"

October 13, 2009

Ginn shot off the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter, using his long speed to put at least 3-yards between him and Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Derrelle Revis. He caught Chad Henne's rocket of a pass in stride, producing the big strike the offense has long sought.

"We caught them at the right time," said Ginn, who has contributed 16 receptions for 195 yards this season. "It's a big relief to go get a touchdown catch, and a win….I [had] to get it. It was a dead point on [the ball], but I knew if I stayed on my course I was going to make the catch."

Camarillo said as soon as the coaches called the play he had a feeling something special was going to happen.

The play, which is designed for Ginn to go over the top of a bunch formation, had worked well in practice, and all the team need was the offensive line to provide Henne time, which they did.

Henne wasn't sacked once by the Jets aggressive blitzing defense, which was consistently brining pressure. Henne, who making his second start, finished with a 130.4 quarterback rating.

"Offensive line gave us time, Teddy ran a great route," said quarterback Chad Henne, who completed 20-of-26 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns. "[It] boosted his confidence that we can get the ball down the field. Big play there."

Even Ginn admitted that type of catch, which was a regular for him in college, is a morale booster, something Ginn hopes he and Henne can build on, and make a regular occurrence.

"It's not about how many catches you have," Ginn said. "It's about the big ones you bring down when you do have [opportunity]."

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