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Addressing today's Beck and uniform rumors

I spend part of my work life chasing rumors and today is no different.

So far today I have chased two rumors that continue to persist and I am ready to report to you the first is true, the second is not.

It is true the Dallas Cowboys are mildly, and I do stress mildly, interested in quarterback John Beck. The Cowboys have winked, hand-signaled, called or e-mailed the Dolphins (however it is they do it) that they would be willing to part with a low-round draft pick for the second-year player.

Obviously, Beck remains on the Dolphins so nothing has actually materialized on that front.

Stay tuned, however, as Beck and Josh McCown continue to get minimal work in practice.

Onto another rumor ...

There have been persistent rumors the Dolphins are planning a uniform change this year. That is simply NOT true. The stuff about them going to silver pants and aqua helmets is just bunk.

The only change to Miami's uniform pattern of any significance is that the aqua pants will be added back to go with the white jerseys during road games. You saw that change in the opening road game of the preseason against Jacksonville.

So no uniform change. As I joked with a Dolphins official, that rumor is stomped like a bug.

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rimshot!

when are they going to play in their orange jerseys?..those things are nice

No more BYU players, please.

Here's another rumor - there will be a new podcast update by the time the regular season starts....and whatever happened to the video sessions you and Darlington were going to do every week? Now that you're blocked out of practices it's time to get the camera/microphones out.

Too bad. I love the Dolphins, but they desperately need an uniform overhaul. It excites the fans, creates a huge marketing boost, and for some reason usually seems to energize the team (think Pats after Bill arrived there).

thanks mando, for the quick follow-up on the beck rumor...i think its more than a wink tough - if you backtrack to a PC Jeff had a while ago, he said Beck was high on their wish list last year...

Another pulitzer winning piece. Can you also give us a Warren Sapp/Dancing with Stars rumor update?

Johnny why don't you blow all that hate out you super tight bunghole.

Armando this is going to sound kind of lame for one guy to say to another, but I truly appreciate the work you do in providing us good information. I appreciate your longstanding knowlege of the team and your insight.

Your solid on the radio too.

Marlins Fan - Actually it was Parcells that changed the uniform, and that's kind of where the current rumors came from. I don't think a massive overhaul is necessary, but they could definitely make the colors a little more professional looking. I would make the helmets teal with a silver, white and orange dolphin insignia. Someone should have a design competition....

Mando, I've been away for a while because I had to go to the hospital but while I was laid up I read a lot on the internet.

It cracks me up that people are seriously thinking both Beck and McCown will be on this team but somebody on the SS blog that will remain nameless actually was making that case. Amateur!

Oh, and the site that I love to hate is having a journalist poll. In the middle of a preseason camp full of news, they're running a journalist poll where all the journalists that belong to the site vote for themselves over and over and over. What a load of trash.

Anyway, keep up the fine work.

Why would Dallas be willing to give anything for a guy that's going to be cut anyway?

It's not like any other team rush to sign him when he gets cut.

who gives a f*** about the uniforms? they have no influence or impact on anything except our eyes. if they wore pink on purple but won 10 games id be happy.

Why are people focusing on the uniforms? This isn't Project Runway, its football. Let us focus more on the play of the team, and less on whether the stripes make the players look fat. The uniforms are fine, the depth of the team is not. As for Beck, I can imagine Jones lowball offer. A seventh rounder, a meatball sub, and for the big Tuna, a pair of comfortable slacks and a bottle of that blonde hair dye he used in Dallas. I say we should take it, since it is better than having to watch Beck look like he is in pain on the sidelines. Not sure if in that Jax game he was about to cry, or that he sharted himself.

Thanks for putting those uniform rumors to rest Mando. I kind of like how they look, especially at home in all white. Looks crisp IMO.

Aqua and orange ... yuck.

Go GREEN J-E-T-S!

finheavenblows - His name is OMAR. He's an idiot.

Not as big an idiot as HARVEY though.

Hope you're back in health.

Armando,

Please remind readers that NFL uniform changes are not capricious or spontaneous; in fact, they must be approved by the league a year before being instituted on the field. I bring this up because the rumors COULD be about changes being put in place for 2009. Any changes to the Dolphins' (or any NFL team's) 2008 uniforms would have to have been approved a year ago. Then the league can get all the licensing in place and market the new unis in preparation for the new season.

That said, I'm one old-time Dolphin fan who hates new uniform trends. I would root AGAINST orange shirts, and I've always hated the aqua pants. My least favorite Dolphin uniform ever was the all-aqua mess they wore in that 2002 night game against Chicago when Ricky ran for over 200. But I hate monochrome.

The home team chooses weather to wear white or dark; I root for the Dolphins to wear the all-whites at home.

I despise the use of drop-shadows on uniform numbers, such as the Dolphins have worn since the Jimma Johnson era. The numbers all look like "88." (Actually, they improved the legibility of those numbers a little bit last year, if you check.)

My favorite Dolphin uniforms of all time are the 1971 unis with no stripes on the aqua shirts, and the 1994 unis with the full orange outlines around the aqua numbers.

One more opinion: I hate the NFL's habit of homogenizing new uniforms and logos ... have you noticed how many NFL teams now sport modified "Nike swooshes" (like Atlanta), and how many helmet logos look like they're from the same artist's drawing board? Witness the homogenized shape of the newest Patriot, Titan, Raven, Bronco, Panther, Falcon and Seahawk helmet logos (and the simplified tweaks to the traditional Eagle and Charger logos).

NO AQUA HELMETS! NO SILVER PANTS! NO AQUA PANTS OR MONOCHROME UNIFORMS! NO DROP-SHADOWS. BRING BACK OUR REAL DOLPHIN UNIFORMS!

Thanks for listening...

SS

Yeah, I know the dude's name but you know how anal Armando is about advertising here for a smaller or less popular website or blog ... I didn't want my post deleted.

A football team "desperately" needing a uniform change?
That's a girly thing.
Next.

How about getting rid of those old school lame-o striped socks?! Let's get solid colors. After all, we are not the Redskins who's uniforms haven't changed since Moses was watching the NFL!

While I respect SS's opinion, I disagree. It's time for changes.

First, a new logo. Someone posted a mock-up of a dolphin in an "attack" position without the stupid football helmet.

Second, let's lose aqua as a primary color. I want to see orange jersey's with white numbers and white jersey's with orange numbers and orange pants in general. However, I can do without the drop-shadow as well, all it does is make things harder to read.

Just my thoughts.

HEY MANDO! MAYBE YOU SHOULD SUGGEST THEY CHANGE THERE UNIFORMS. I MEAN THINK ABOUT IT..... THE BUCS, ONE OF THE MOST EMBARRASSING TEAMS EVER THEY CHANGE THEIR UNIFORMS, THEY WIN A SUPER BOWL. THE PATRIOTS ONE OF THE WORST TEAMS FOR OVER A DECADE, CHANGE THERE UNIFORMS GO TO SEVERAL SUPER BOWLS. THE CHARGERS DITTO WITHOUT THE SUPER BOWLS, THE HOUSTON OILERS BECOME THE TITANS CHANGE LOGOS, GO TO A SUPER BOWL, THE THEN LA RAMS MOVE TO ST. LOUIS, CHANGE THE UNIFORM COLORS, WIN SUPER BOWLS! GIANTS CHANGE LOGO TO RETRO LOOK WIN SUPER BOWL!, JETS CHANGE TO RETRO LOOK TWO YEARS AGO AND MADE HUGE STRIDES (ALTHOUGH TOOK STEPS BACKWARD LAST YEAR, THIS IS PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE JETS) BRONCO'S CHANGE COLORS AND LOGO IN LATE 90'S RESULT WIN SUPER BOWLS. SEAHAWKS CHANGED THE COLOR SCHEME ON THEIR UNI'S A FEW YEARS BACK AND WENT TO A SUPER BOWL. FORGET THE MADDEN JINX, JUST CHANGE YOUR UNIFORMS AND YOUR DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!!!

Hey Armando,
Do you think that Cam (and I know how much you hated Cam) Actually knew that Beck did not have the goods, and that is why he pulled him during last years pathetic season. I mean he had to have known from a public perception stand point that everyone wanted to see Beck play, and that it was a meaningless season at that point. Maybe he was trying to protect Mueller?

Fine by me.

The logo as it stands now means more than Beck or any other player or coach currently on staff.

Switch the name from the dolphins to the piranhas! Get rid of flipper, time to adopt a much meaner fish!

Charlie, why is it that you are criticizing Salguero but you come on here to read his blog. And if you think column after column is weak (which is wrong because I laughed out loud on his fight column) then why do you continually have someone read it to you?

... And another thing: I hate the Patriots.

... oh and one more thing: TRADE BECK for whatever you can get, including a tube sock if you can.

People keep forgetting that Beck was a rookie last year and as far as i'm concerned he still is.If given the chance to grow he could be good

You guys in SoFla don't know how lucky you have it. The Fins are the most distict team in the homogenized NFL. All of us who live away from FLA like to see that aqua jacket on a kid. From a mile away you know "there goes a FinsFan". Every other NFL team now has the same combination of Navy, Red and White with some stupid Flying Elvis like thing on the Helmet. Be thankful that as befits the NFL's all-time winningest (%) team, the Fins have been able to keep the best uni in Football.

I think the Dolphins should update their uniforms.They have had the same boring white on white uniforms forever.Those colors make the players look like nuns out there.They should incorporate the aqua and orange colors more.The only good news is they are bringing back the aqua pants.As far as Beck goes if they get a low round pick for him from Dallas they should jump on that deal in a minute!I think the guy is a bust and we should be lucky to get anything for him.

"I want to see orange jersey's with white numbers and white jersey's with orange numbers and orange pants in general."

Frank, thankfully you're not in charge. Sorry but you ideas are not grounded in common sense. Orange pants? Respect our tradition. Th e Fins don't need to make changes "just because others have". We don't need no stinking new uniforms or logo. The Pats (along with other)look dumb and minor league.

NO UNIFORM CHANGES! RESPECT THE TRADITION.

Beck is old for a 2nd year player. 29 0r 30? CFL Bound...

heres what i think is going to happen with Beck. Just like Steve Young he started in the NFL with the worst team in the NFL then he gets away from that hell hole and then goes on to have a hall of fame career somewhere else and the phins still suck and only have Marino and 72' to talk about

I agree with Big Talk.......leave the uniform changes to other teams. And yeah, like someone else here said, "It's a GIRLY thing". Fix the Fins, and forget the cosmetics.

I like the orange. I also like the new logo for the stadium. That would be cool.
After watching Henne I'd say Beck's day are numbered...

I was glad to see the dark pants back in the mix, the white on white looked like they we're playing in their jammies.

Nah Beck for a low pick is a bad idea IMO. Let him run the scout team and keep working on his confidence and re-worked release. If he gets better, showcase him next preseason and try to get a mid-round pick for him, or keep him as a backup. There's also a slim chance that "the lights come on" and he turns into an outstanding QB.

I mean, is McCown so much better than Beck as a backup that we're going to ditch the guy with more upside and a cheaper salary? It's not like we don't have the cap room to dump McCown. If Pennington goes down we're screwed either way. No one would be like: "Oh noes Penny is down!! Thankfully we have that stud McCown!!".

Oh and leave the damn uni's alone ffs.

You guys don't understand the practice squad thing. A player on the practice squad is essentially an unrestricted free agent and can sign with another team at any time with no compensation to the Dolphins. They will not waste a spot on the practice squad for a quarterback.

As for the uniforms, I'm happy either way, but I've always hated the fact that the dolphin on the logo wears a helmet. I always thought that was dumb. Did the horse on the Broncos' logo ever wear a helmet? how about the Falcons? ravens? come on, a real dolphin wouldn't wear a helmet! It would affect their sonar!

Leave the uniform alone. where the orange at home more often.

my SI cover of Danno going onto the HOF has him in a white jersey & aqua pants. agua & orange do represent s. fl and should not change. i hated that purple addition. didn't make sense. keep tradition.

wear orange, damn where am i today..........

a uniform change might be good for the team... maybe a navy blue along with the dolphin teal blue and orange trimming would look intimidating.

I do understand the practice squad. I didn't say put Beck on the practice squad, I said let him run the scout team, which is what the 3rd QB on the roster usually does no?

Cote your blog has become just like the NFL. The no fun league. Your new puritanical filtering system has prevented many of my classic posts from getting on the blog. Not only is this restraining freedom of speech but it's discriminating to some of the groups that I like to support on your blog like midgets and retards. It's a damn shame, dude.

Hey genius who won't identify himself, the practice squad and the scout team are the same thing.

But Beck isn't the 3rd QB, he is the 4th.

and speaking of orange, what color is the 1972 world championship banner? you guessed it. and its not for sale.

uniforms don't intimidate anyone over 250 pounds. players over 250 pounds and under 325 pounds intimidate and dominate.

sorry john, chad henne looked pretty damn poised and has handled the offense with a flair and he protects the ball very well.

put me on the penny-henne train, choo-choo!! that o-line (1st team) looked awesome & the 1st team D looked pretty damn good, including the backs.

did you guys see what tampa did to the cheaters? and tampa just snuck past us last week.

The Uniforms are great as they are. I like to see all white and no green pants or orange jerseys ever. Keep the original identity of the team. There is still a lot of pride and always will be. The helmets and jerseys will look a heck of a lot better once the wins start coming back. Lets not try to change like other teams do. Pride comes from winning and winning with tradition is Pride. The Dolphins fall from the elite is only temporary. It will never be as long as many other teams.

Thanks Mando for the updates! No need for new outfits and trading Beck would be stupid IMO. Give Penny some time to work on him. He could become a longtime backup(always needed) or bring a much better trade.

The reason Miami can never get a decent quarterback is that they never just draft one and say this is our guy. Hand him the ball and let him get to work. Give him the confidence he needs give him the snaps, they need confidence. Nope the Dolphins have to always have their guy looking over their should worring about this that and the other. You CREATE a quarterback, you don't just find one. Steve Young Sucked in Tampa bay, Eli Manning stunk it up. But if a guy has good enough quaities to draft in the 1st round. HAND HIM THE BALL AND "GO TO WORK"

When did we draft a QB in the first round?

1983

And they didn't hand him the ball either! What were they thinking!?!

"think Pats after Bill arrived there)"


MARLINS FAN: bill ariving was the change in the team and fans attitude, just as it is in miami.

it had NOTHING to do with those HIDEOUS flying
elvis, 3rd world, 1A college team uni's!!

and just about every pats fan i saw on the boards after the change HATED those uni's!!

and i am sure, they still do.

Please, please trade John Beck! He'd ask for the trade himself but that would seem disloyal. I'm sure he can't wait to get the Hell out of dodge and go someplace with sane leaders and away from anti-Mormon bigots like ericmiami.
Leave the unis the way they are. Let's not overreact like every other struggling team and assume we need weird logos and crap to turn the team around. The unis worked for the '72 Fins. If anything I say go back to the real unis, get the angry look off the dolphin, get rid of the black backed numbers, and go totally retro! We might also want to try not just shipping out Beck because he didn't do more than just average against LAST YEARS' #2 DEFENSE IN A PRE-SEASON GAME, WHO WAS PLAYING CVOER 2, AND MAYBE ACTUALLY TRY BLOCKING FOR BECK SO HE'S NOT HIT ON THE 2ND STEP OF A 3 STEP DROP. MAYBE, JUST MAYBE THAT'LL IMPROVE FORTUNES TOO.

Sorry, Tony Knight. Magic underwear doesn't make up for playing for a big school in an obscure conference and running up stats against small schools. Beck will fade into the obscurity he deserves.

COULD WE PLEASE GO BACK
TO THE ALL-WHITE UNIFORMS
THAT WON THE 70s SUPERBOWLS!

THANK YOU.

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