As expected, Dolphins rookie tackle Jonathan Martin was lined up as the first-teamer on the left side Wednesday, replacing the injured Jake Long (triceps).
Also as expected, Nate Garner was lined up as the first-team right tackle, replacing Martin, who flips sides.
That’s how the Dolphins played the final three quarters of last week’s 23-16 loss to New England. It’s likely how they’ll open this week at San Francisco against the NFL’s second-best defense.
Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman likes what he’s seen from Martin, the second-round pick from Stanford.
“A young man like that just out of college and already having played both sides of the line and being thrown over there in the middle of the game speaks volumes of what he's all about,” Sherman said.,7641317.story