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Dolphins rookie minicamp is complete

The van is parked in front of the Dolphins training facility and players hauling luggage are on their way out. Rookie minicamp is in the books.

The star of today's practice was easily safety Chris Clemons, who had two interceptions. Not only was Clemons a terror for quarterbacks, he was quite impressive in the classroom throughout the minicamp.

"He's a guy that stood out and did a good job that way," coach Tony Sparano said. "He did a good job of getting people lined up and communicating. Then he gets his hands on two footballs and finished the play ... It was impressive to me."

Me, too!

The interesting thing is Clemons has a reputation as something of a hitter and he hasn't had the opportunity to make a mark hitting folks yet because these have been non-contact practices.

Sparano said he was also impressed with the way receivers Brian Hartline and Patrick Turner and linebacker Cameron Wake absorbed the information coaches were drowning them with this weekend. "His recall was good also," Sparano said of Wake.

Sparano said five veterans today volunteered to speak with the greehorns about being professional and what it means to be part of the Dolphins and how this team wins. The players who came in were Will Allen, Greg Camarillo, Davone Bess, Matt Roth and Reggie Torbor.

Back to the field:

Receiver Todd Lowber did not practice today because of an undisclosed injury.

Quarterback Pat White got better and better throughout the weekend. I thought he was gaining confidence in the pocket and it showed in that he was less deliberate in his delivery. He also impressed Sparano with his mental alertness and recognition.

"We did some check-with-me stuff in today where he's got two plays and has to get them into the right one," Sparano said. "And he got them into it right."

I continue to be fascinated by the practice matchup of 6-5 WR Patrick Turner and 6-3 cornerback Sean Smith. Smith got the better of the matchup Friday. Saturday was pretty much even if not leaning toward Turner. On Sunday, Turner won the battle including a deep sideline gain.

For the record, I do not relate to you any information on the trenches guys -- outside of them jumping offsides -- because, let's face it, these guys aren't playing football yet. I've seen too many linemen on either side of the ball impress during minicamps where there is no hitting.

And then they disappear when the pads go on and the hitting begins. So to relate scouting reports about a guy's feet is ridiculous to me. I will tell you, however, that Louis Ellis is becoming something of a media favorite because he simply flashes a lot.

But Ellis is apparently headed to a diet and conditioning program because at 315 pounds, he loses steam as the practice wears on.

Finally, the Dolphins announced Michael Dee has been hired as Chief Executive Officer of the Dolphins and Dolphin Stadium. It probably doesn't matter much to you other than the fact his hire does not change in any fashion the way the football operations is run.

Owner Stephen Ross said he remains the only person football czar Bill Parcells reports to.

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how about Vontae and Smith? White and Ellis?

Was Vontae actually injured yesterday or just upset he got beat by Turner?

Armando,

una pregunta, were the Clemons interceptions due to great plays or WR/QB mistake?

When do we find out which of these undrafted rookies gets invited to regular training camp? what are the odds Ellis makes the 53 man roster? does V. Davis look like a 1st round pick out there? Can Turner become another Moss?

The Chris Clemons pick was my favorite pick. It seems they got great value with him in the 5th round. Some people had him graded as a 2nd or 3rd rounder. The guy has started every game at Clemson for 3 years, is literally never injured, and he can flat out fly. He ran a 4.38 40 yard dash. Nice to see him doing well b/c he clearly has the tools.

Mando,

WildPat was witty the first couple of times but now reminds me of the played out Tedd Ginn Junior family jokes.

Wildcat 2.0 is much better. Sleeker, faster, improved program with the option everyone knew we needed (throwing the ball)!

WILDCAT 2.0!!!!!!

my wife thinks instead of wildcat...it should be called "the Patriot Act"!!! Brilliant!

Was Clemons in the "2" technique on his intercepts, or the modified-"1" technique? I've broken down all his film since high school and he is clearly better in the modified-1, since it brings more fluidity to his hips.

Mike Dee does matter for Dolfans outside of Miami. When the Fins are on TV, the aerial views show 30% orange seats. Embarrassing fan support. Dee will make sure there are asses in those seats.

for all the fans who need some one to give them more valuable info about the term wildpat , don't look any more, i do have the right to the term ,WILDPAT and the term WILD MOCHA .
P.S, if you go to wild mocha ,you will see my name there.

Armando

I'm telling you the Dolphins defesive back field is gonna be frkn great. Once they have time together mature and gel look out.
Clemons is gonna push for a starting job this year.

Any news about JT, are they going to sign him or not

>Any news about JT, are they going to sign him or not

Who?????????????????


QM

Angel,
chicken of the sea
tuna is the chicken of
the sea.

jt is the man of men
i love him as the greatest fin player who wore the uniform.
keep strong for our sake Angel
keep hope a live for me and you Angel
until we meet again Angel

chicken of the sea

chicken of the sea

QM, YOUR post just show all people of the world how fin fans are in love with their good players and one more prove that ,

chicken of the sea
is good for you
tuna is chicken
of the sea

P.S.....QM,can you please tell the people who still awake right now ,why should we think that you know football ?

Gort, You need to clean those vents buddy.

Gort, do you enjoy "celebrity apprentice" on your home planet? if so who do you think will win?

fsudolphins, can you believe what we just saw on NBC 2 hours of crap in the form of fourth grade celebrity and "chicken of sea", even the play boy mate looked like she has a plastic face,it was cheap .
i think joan rivers will loose cause she's very close friend of trump to keep the show as if it has integrity.it's just crab TV.
chicken of the sea
tuna is good for you
where are we
in panama
chicken of the sea

cuban,do you a trade mark for the cuban menace name ?

I guess Wildcat 2.0 sounds better than WildPat. With the Wildpat name, I keep thinking of the Sat Night Live character named It's Pat and that irritating laugh.

pat,from 1990's, is that the character every one trying to find out if pat is a man or a woman ?

Yes Gort. That laugh would bother me alot. I felt like smacking that guy or whatever the heck it was.

Right on dude. That is what that dude gopats must look like. Next time he posts on this blog I am going to LMFAO.

Good reporting Mando.
We will see how good Turner is when the pads go on.

when do these rookies comback to train with the vets? and when do we find out who make the team or not

I went to a restaurant today and ordered something I saw on the Menu called the Marino Burger. It was good, but would never win any awards.

As I was sitting there I realized that this is also the harsh reality of my childhood idol, Dan Marino. It was a sad moment, but I am happy when I think that the Dolphins now have Chad Pennington and Henne and White to compete for the QB spot in the future.

Chad Henne is the future and there's no future if there's no Henne ,Pat White is one more bust in a long list of players come with huge hype and end up working in a tire store

harry,what happened to your post on noble man cam cameron

Ive been charged with high treason and my post have been miseriously removed .... Could armand be the new voldomore?

Here is my first verse of the song called " Bustafockafins"

Dolphins will win,
with a reception from ted ginn,
the others can't fight,
the wildcat by white,

fans in the stands,
joy all over the lands,
in tuna we trust,
the playoffs a must.

Miami is back on da map
with a formation called the wild cat

It will be out of sight
with a kid called Pat White

Bring back flipper
because cinderella Hasent lost her slipper.

The crown is ours for the takeing
THe wild pat will have your defenses breaking.

More Pat White please

Back on da map
whos gonna take the snap?

His name is white
be ready to see da flight

take off with da ball
leave the jets in free fall

stand by, iam trying hard to write a new poem w/class not like mr ,Rhyme Bust

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah Boooooooooooy !

my name is white
i cannot see
i cannot throw
i cannot pee
or chew
Oh my god, what can i do?
my hands are weak
my body' dropping have trouble pooping
the golden years
have come at last
all fin fans
can kiss my azzzzz
CHICKEN OF THE SEA
all rights can be any one's poem

All good things. Also saw Cam Cam and Beck are reunited in Baltimore.

WOW ! These poems are to much. LMAO ! last poem about jed was rigt on the money shot.

armando is good armando is aight
but THe cuban menace runs dis blog at night.

The tuna is big , yea the tuna is large
But the rooks already know that sparano is in charge.

come what will yea come what may.
The jets bills and patz will soon have there day.

THe east will be brutal yea it will be tough.
But the phins will make sanchez spread em and cough.

my new poem about Ted Ginn, from my poem desk,
I love my job.i love the pay
i love it more and more every day
i love my boss, he's the best
i think my job is really swell ,
there's nothing else i love so well
i love my ball
even when i don't CARE
CHICKEN OF THE SEA

lmao !

im digging it jed, yo i give u maddd propz.

nice rhymes guys, kindergarten get out early today?

carlito never talks football,he just come to act like he's mr football.
carlito, show us how you dance ?

No thanks, I don't dance with dudes.

yea guyz i's be hateing on dem rhymez

carlito, please show us a hip.

hip ,hop hip ,hop anonymous?

Bunglito is retarded>

i hope the dolphins know they got a steal by selecting chris clemons in the 5th round, i,ve known him since he was 5 yrs. old, he's a great
Athlete.his performance at the combine did not surprise the people who know him. His performance at the Dolphins mimi camp did not surprise his home town people. believe me, B. Parcell is Smiling, He KNOWS,.
I bet the JETS is Regretting not selecting Clemons the #1 pick the got from Detroit in the 3rd round. GOOD JOB Dolphins. Keep smiling Percell

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