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Sunday's mandatory minicamp finale prelude

Today is my wedding anniversary so the Dolphins are celebrating by having only one practice.

I will update you with what happens in that practice after it is over. I will update you immediately if something newsworthy happens -- like maybe a receiver not named Ted Ginn or Ernest Wilford holds on to a pass.

Meanwhile, you should read the column I wrote on Bill Parcells for Sunday's Miami Herald. I find the guy fascinating because he does try to intimidate people but I believe that to be only a facade. I relate in the column how it went the first three times I called The Big Tuna. It's pretty funny, in hindsight, though I wasn't laughing at the time.

Anyway, the point is for all his personalty traits, the one thing he does better than anything else is build football teams.

I got a chance to talk to him about that earlier this week and he relates in the column some of his thoughts.

One thing that he is already planning is picking up four or five guys off waivers after the Dolphins supposedly settle their roster. In other words, the Dolphins will make their final cuts. And then a couple of days letter, cut a few more guys because they're going to try and bring in a couple of other players from around the league.

The idea is that the No. 54 player on another team, the guy not good enough for that team, could be No. 50 or No. 51 on the Dolphins. So the Dolphins will set their roster with their best 53 players, then whack the last couple of guys on the roster and bring in better guys.

It is a way to strengthen the bottom of the roster -- meaning the depth of the team.

Smart stuff.

Anyway, discuss this post ... check back for the update post-practice ... and leave your comments.

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I would say even 8-10 players would possibble,based on our depth chart,the last players cut(regardless of position)on very good teams are going to be better than the end of our roster.A special team standout would be the exception.

Grats on your wedding anniversary. When is your next time on 790? They need to give you a solid spot on there or is it because you don't have time for two jobs and a family? I am a greedy bastard give us more Armando!

NFL needs 5 teams more to make those bottom players to be on a team .....


Dolphins 10-6 !

For you Armando - Happy Anniversary

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OVSH3YZzX7U

Best,
Bob

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Happy Anniversary, Armando.

The bit about picking up 4 or 5 players off the waiver wire to strengthen the bottom of the roster because the No. 54 on another team might be the No. 50 or 51 on the Dolphins isn't anything new. Every team does this every year. You made it sound like you've never heard of this before.

It doesn't sound like the WRs are doing too well outside of Ginn and Wilford. WR is probably the weakest position on the team.

Armando,

I've been reading about all the bad exhange's between the center and all three quarterback's. Could it be the center? I noticed that Satele's leg's look short.

Ramsterone, I don't remember Trent Green having a problem with snaps with Satele and Colt Brennan didn't seem to have a problem at Hawaii either.

I think what we have is 3 new QBs learning a new system and all of them fighting for the starting job. So they're probably thinking too much and need to settle down.

It's only mini-camp. If it's still happening in training camp and during the preseason, then there might be a problem.

Nice Article on the Tuna can't wait till the book comes out........

Queation do you think this regime with as impressed as they have been with Ricky and the fact that Ronnie is still recovering from Knee surgery is there a chance that Ricky maybe the game 1 starter or is the regime looking at Ronnie as the undenyable starter?

Croc, that is one of the worst Ideas I have heard in a long time. Part of the problem the NHL, NBA, and MLB are having is that they out expanded their talent base. Fewer teams means more quality players per team. The more you expand, the less quality you put on the field, and the more you inflate the salary value of the better players.

Bungle, I don't think he made the comment because HE didn't know that it was SOP around the league, I believe he added that because Parcells mentioned that as his intent, and to inform those who may not have known that teams do that, or at least not known the whys. Most of Reporting/blogging is informing your audience, not coming up with the novel, or original.

Ram, that is an interesting thought. I think it may be possible. Who knows? Bungle again, Brennan can be taken out of the mix on the QB exchange discussion. He is so small, that I doubt he would have a problem along those lines with any center.

Finfan, I believe Ricky will be the opening day starter, because he will have more time in both the conditioning program, and in practice. Also, even if Ronnie is back for training camp, at 100 percent, the conditioning question will be an issue. Also, in the two back system, it doesn't really matter as much who is the actual starter.

There's my two cents.lol.

Tree2691, you just have all the answers don't you?

Armando said:
"The idea is that the No. 54 player on another team, the guy not good enough for that team, could be No. 50 or No. 51 on the Dolphins. So the Dolphins will set their roster with their best 53 players, then whack the last couple of guys on the roster and bring in better guys.

It is a way to strengthen the bottom of the roster -- meaning the depth of the team.

Smart stuff."

Smart stuff? What does that mean? Sounds like he never heard it before.

By the way Colt Brennan is 6-2 and so is Beck and Henne. I guess that squashes that point.

Bungle, I have heard this before. But that doesn't mean I don't report it if that is what the Dolphins are going to do.

And Brennan not having problems with the snap from Satele is a non-issue because 90 percent of those snaps came in shotgun for the run and shoot Hawaii ran.

i was thinking the same Armando....... most of the snaps came in shotgun but Trent never had a problem with the snap....i played middle school Qb... yea i know it is a far and wide comparison..... but the back-up guy and i were in a battle for the starting spot my 8th grade year...... i never had a problem with getting the snap until that year.... i think it was because i thought way to much.... i just didn't let it come naturally....... by the way happy anniversary.

i was thinking the same Armando....... most of the snaps came in shotgun but Trent never had a problem with the snap....i played middle school Qb... yea i know it is a far and wide comparison..... but the back-up guy and i were in a battle for the starting spot my 8th grade year...... i never had a problem with getting the snap until that year.... i think it was because i thought way to much.... i just didn't let it come naturally....... by the way happy anniversary.

i was thinking the same Armando....... most of the snaps came in shotgun but Trent never had a problem with the snap....i played middle school Qb... yea i know it is a far and wide comparison..... but the back-up guy and i were in a battle for the starting spot my 8th grade year...... i never had a problem with getting the snap until that year.... i think it was because i thought way to much.... i just didn't let it come naturally....... by the way happy anniversary.

Mr Bungle-Tree gave his opinion to each person he wanted to. Kind of the reason theres a comment section. If you think Armando is uninformed then PM him or maybe,I don't know, show his boss you can do a better job.

PT, I was making a point about picking up waiver wire players to strengthen the bottom of the roster is a normal routine and Armando's comment about "smart stuff" made it sound like it was a new to him. If he didn't say that, I wouldn't have said anything about it.

Tree answered me and appeared to have all the answers to two points I made and one for another person. I responded to someone who responded to me twice. So I commented just like you said. Was I supposed to agree with him if I didn't? I thought he was a bit condescending.

Armando, good point on Brennan and the only reason I made the comment about the rioster thing is because you said "smart stuff". If you didn't say that, I wouldn't have thought you had never heard of it before.

I was in no way being condesending, Bungle, and have no problem with you responding to me. How could I, since I had responded to you.lol. i think discussion is the best way to reach a concensus. The point about the shotgun was a pretty good one, you have to admit. Satale really didn't have a ton of experience with someone up in his junk. Maybe it is just the players both needing to get used to each other, and the system. I know you weren't trying to cause issues, any more than I was. It's better to name who you are responding to, so people can pick up the thread of the conversations easier. This exchange has been good, because it is a better example of how we should be blogging, rather than tossing insulting names around at anyone we don't necessarily agree with( Not that I don't agree with the gist of what you were saying on the snap situation).

As far as the other point, seems I wasn't just being a know it all, I actually correctly assessed the situation. If you haven't noticed by now, I post my opinions here, regardless of what someone else may think. I don't look down on anyone who treats everyone else with respect, and I don't call people nasty names, or disparage their intelligence, their sexual orientation, or their dedication as a fan. The only people I have any problem with here are those who don't talk about the fins at all, and just talk about each other, or mando. Disagreements about the team are natural.

Oh, btw, I had no Idea Brennan was that tall, he looks much smaller than that.

I'll ammend that. Arawak, and those like him bug me. Go blog for your own team, and quit bugging us. It comes down to a feeling of inferiority. He has to knock us down to feel better about himself, in some way. Don't know the particulars, and won't speculate, but if you are not a Dolphins fan, thanks for stopping by and visiting. As long as you are polite, and not disrespectful, feel free to give us your opinion on what you read. If your only reason to come here is to ridicule, and berate the fins, or our fans, feel free to go away.

Bungle, I reread my post and I was an ass. I apologize. Unfortunately there really wasnt much to this story so I guess we had to find things to talk about.

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