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Sunday, November 1, 2009
Two TD returns give Ginn plenty to crow about

Posted by's Tim Graham

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- I'll bet Ted Ginn will be happy to speak after this game.

The beleaguered Miami Dolphins receiver and return man slithered out of the locker room after last week's droptastic performance against the New Orleans Saints. He ducked reporters a few more days beyond that.

But I have a feeling he'll be downright chatty after returning two kickoffs for touchdowns in the third quarter against the New York Jets at the Meadowlands. His second score put the Dolphins ahead 24-13.

Ginn brought both back up the right sideline, in front of his Dolphins teammates. The first was for 100 yards, the second for 101. The latter return was electric. Ginn stopped around the 20 and made several lateral shuffles to avoid tackles before bursting through a hole and up the sideline.

Ginn has struggled to catch the ball lately and lost his spot in the Dolphins' starting lineup Sunday. He was replaced by Brian Hartline.

And here's another thing to keep in mind: Had original kick returner Patrick Cobbs not suffered a season-ending knee injury three weeks ago, Ginn probably wouldn't have been returning kicks, either.