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Chad Henne (15 of 24 for 194 yards) was energetic and poised, and he talked with wide receiver Brandon Marshall (five receptions, 46 yards) on the sideline during the game, something that didn't happen often last season.

The defense kept Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton (7 of 14 for 66 yards; 18 yards rushing) under wraps. And the offense, which is more diverse under first-year coordinator Brian Daboll, is moving the ball effectively.

This is fairly close to what Sparano envisioned when putting this team together, especially the part about Bush igniting an offense <a href="http://www.risingjerseys.com/nfl-jerseys/seattle-seahawks">Seattle Seahawks Jerseys </a> that finished 21st in the 32-team NFL last season. Bush, who was surprisingly effective at running between the tackles, was electric Friday night, and Sparano finally had a chance to get enjoy his work instead of being a victim of his work.

"I knew exactly what the guy was," Sparano said. "I've been on the sidelines watching him run down the field."

But even with everything Bush did, perhaps the most <a href="http://www.risingjerseys.com/nfl-jerseys/st-louis-rams">St Louis Rams Jerseys </a> encouraging aspect of the offense might have been the usually mistake-prone Henne not making any mistakes. He was enthusiastic in the huddle, his passes were thrown with purpose, and he even scrambled for a few yards. All are changes from a year ago.

"I think this guy took a tremendous step forward (last) week on the practice field.and I think the team is starting to feel him a little bit," Sparano said.

Miami still has plenty of problem areas. Left tackle Lydon Murtha (three penalties, 25 yards) is still filling in for Jake Long (knee), the three-time Pro Bowl selection.


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