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Dolphins OTA camp report [Updated again and again and again and ... ]

The Dolphins are conducting their first public (open to the media) OTA day of the offseason.

It's a party!

Here are some observations:

Donald Thomas, who general manager Jeff Ireland declared 100 percent healthy just prior to the draft, is not working. He has clearly suffered an injury setback of some kind. [Update: Aside from Ireland saying Thomas was healthy, the player talked to colleague David J. Neal on draft day and the question of his injury came up then.

"I'm great," he said then, "That's behind me. I don't even like to talk about it."

Well, Thomas was asked moments ago what the problem is and he obviously still doesn't like to talk about it, but for a vastly different reason. He deflected questions about why he's not working and referred them to coach Tony Sparano.]

[Update: Scouts.com is reporting the Thomas injury is a torn pectoral muscle. Sparano just confirmed the injury and declined to give any timetable for his return. Question for you: At what point do you begin to wonder that Thomas is injury prone? I mean, geez, the guy has played one quarter of NFL football and has already sustained two significant injuries.]

Brandon Frye, a tackle last season, is working with the starting offensive line at right guard. Thomas, a rookie a year ago, missed all but one start (the opener) with a fracture in a foot. [Another question for you: Do you agree that Shawn Murphy, a fourth-round pick which the Dolphins moved up to select and did not play a down last year, has much to prove and improve on this year because the Dolphins have a huge need at RG?]

Justin Smiley, recovering from major knee surgery, is apparently doing quite well in his rehab. He's in his usual left guard spot. [Update: "I feel great," Smiley said. "I feel as quick as I've ever been. I'm 100 percent and ready to go.]

Greg Camarillo (knee), David Martin (undisclosed injury) and rookie Brennan Marion (undisclosed) are also not working in all the drills today. Camarillo is doing some drills but being being held out of others, particularly the ones that require he cuts on the knee. [Update again: Coach Tony Sparano just said Martin has had a sports hernia "taken care of," which is code for surgery.] 

[Update: Camarillo said he expects to be 100 percent healthy by the start of training camp, but admitted being 100 percent healthy and confident, "doesn't come until much later." Obviously there is the mental battle players must wage to being confident they can take a hit with no adverse effects. That battle is separate and apart from the physical battle of getting completely healthy. How's that for an amateur psychological analysis?]

[Update again: Rookie receiver Brian[ Hartline is not at the OTAs because Ohio State has not graduated yet and NFL rules prohibit rookies from working at OTAs until their class graduates.]

Jason Taylor is in the house just as I told you yesterday he'd be. He is working with the second team defense at OLB. He is also working as a long snapper. Charlie Anderson is the other second-team OLB.

The starting OLBs are Joey Porter and Matt Roth.

[Update: Taylor looks just like he did when he last put on a Dolphins uniform. He's lithe and quick. The Dolphins will be moving him around a lot this year and they did that in practice today. I guarantee you this Miami coaching staff will figure out how to maximize these guys.

Joey Porter made the point today that he welcomes the Taylor signing and sees no problem being on the field at the same time as Taylor. That brought back a question I had for weeks and months in 2007 when the Dolphins had a clear plan of using both players as they'd been used previously, had a template they could follow to sucess, and then inexplicably went away from the plan. The Dolphins asked Porter to rush from a three-point stance and had him covering tight ends while they stopped moving Taylor all over the field.

As a result Taylor was a shadow of the player he was under Nick Saban and Porter was diminished to the point everyone, including himself, questioned what the heck was going on. Look, Dom Capers had proven himself a fine defensive coordinator in his career, but the decisions he made in 2007 were inexcusable and clearly didn't work.]

[Update again: Offseason acquisition Cameron Wake, of whom much is hoped and expected, is working with what amounts to the fourth team. It's Porter and Roth, then Taylor and Anderson on second team, then Quentin Moses and Erik Walden with the third group, then Wake and Tearrius George with the fourth group.]

Jason Allen, the first round draft pick in 2006, is working with the third team at CB. Rookies Sean Smith and Vontae Davis are second team while Will Allen and Eric Green are the first team cornerbacks today.

A couple of secondary backup had a difficult moment when Pat White threw a 50-yard bomb to Todd Lowber who beat a blown coverage by Courtney Bryan and Scorpio Babers.

[Update again: I know some of you are quoting reports about White is having a bad day today. Can we get serious here? This is an OTA day in May. One more time. It is one OTA in May. Yes, White had a couple of errant high tosses. But that means nothing in the grand scheme of things so please let's get some perspective. The only thing that really matters at this point is who is hurt, who is healthy and looking at where players line up to judge what coaches are thinking about their players. That is it. If you're reading somewhere that White was erratic or somebody struggled in an OTA day practice and that is means something significant, that should give you pause.

Sparano, by the way, said White had a very good day on Monday so there. It means nothing!]

The starting receivers today are Ted Ginn Jr. and Davone Bess. Ginn beat Eric Green on a 40-some-yard pass from Chad Pennington. The play went for a TD that will mean nothing in September or even tomorrow.

Ernest Wilford is working with the second team. [Update: Wilford worked exclusively at WR during the practice. But after practice Wilford got some work in at tight end. Wilford spent time with tight end coach George DeLeone after practice.]

{Update again: Sparano said Wilford is getting a preliminary look at the F tight spot, which is the H-back. The Dolphins want to see if Wilford has the flexibility to play here and create some matchup problems against linebackers. The interesting thing is the Dolphins have plenty of F tight ends and rookie John Nalbone is among that group.]


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Who's more sexy , Rosie O'odonnell without the mustache or Helle Barry ?

so many gay fans on this blog ,let me see , who's more sexy, Rosie O'odonell or Ellen DeGeneres ?

ellen is more

Listen to gopats talk about women to throw us off not to think he likes men. Not that there is anything wrong with that

Diaz any day

I bet gopats never lifted a weight in his life.

Celtics suck, next RedSox choke, next Patriots lose. It should be a good year.

Dolphins4life. i like how you have selective reading. LOL. YOU know like the part that you choose to omit ( typical ), where i corrected myself and mentioned it was my physical fitness and body building ( 2 gyms ,trainer ) that was my job. Not the ball busting. Keep on lifting those bud lights buddy. LMAO!


I know you can bench press way more than gopats. True or False?

Yeeeeesssss it's mumbra ! gopats is 1 tough motherf*cker. NOT !

nj phin , are you a smart trainer and a gym keeper as in football talk b/c my uncle was a lift weight champ in his own right, what's your advice to D4 life to be able to lift about 389 Ibs in two weeks with some cream help.

mumbra, get your soap ready and when i say yesssssssss,GO FAST.

nj phin, do you have bath room in the gym you work in, or people just go to the back ?

C. you said it. dolphins4life is going to need the clear and the cream to lift 389 lbs in 2 weeks. your uncle sounds like a good man.

C/menace. own , not work in. you like to talk about soap , bath rooms and the back. do you also like to get your salad tossed ?

my uncle was a man of talent not like today's men, they have cake names like, tim, jim, fin, but in old days names were for men like,johnson, cooper , liston, butch and strong.my uncle lifted in average of 445Ibs

Hey C of course he has a bathroom for his employees, that is the least he can do. He does not even pay them time and half for overtime. What a joke.

what over time in a gym ? i thought people work for free in a gym like old days,you come in and work a little and lift some weight and get some free creem and the back all yours .

Notice he says "own". Nobody can ever tell if they tell the truth. One can say they are a cop, when in fact they are a security guard. One can say he owns a shop, when in fact he is just a plumber. Who gives a rat's azzzzzzzzzz

Stapog. How did you know ? LOL . Who are you and do you work for me i better not find out who you are or your fired.

If you fire me I will report you for not paying time and half for overtime. Wait somebody else did already. It's that dude you fired recently.

nj phin fan, if you own a gym,do the people that work for must be muck weaker than you ,in case you don't pay them since you have a short temper.

people that work for you must be much weaker


Do you pay overtime yes or no? I keep losing bids to your company. This has to end.

would you hire the cuban menace to work for you nj ?

C/menace. I do need a security guard for the night shift. You interested ?

We know NJ would hire gopats to work for him. As a secretary......LOL

do you pay ? i don't take checks and i want 2 hours breaks and i don't wear shorts

C. that's all ! do you at least do windows?

Notice how NJ did not answer to whether he pays overtime or not. Guilty perhaps.

carlito will do the windows for food and some lifting and some cream,i can watch how things are going

Kobe is the best basketball player in the world,wins again

can't wait for dolphins to start playing again

**Question for you: At what point do you begin to wonder that Thomas is injury prone? I mean, geez, the guy has played one quarter of NFL football and has already sustained two significant injuries.**

Answer for you: Yeremiah Bell. Still far too soon to give up on him.

I don't know about Thomas but I tore my pectoral watching Porno.

I can do the 40 yard dash in three seconds if the batteries on my wheelchair are charged.

I dont know why some players miss games with pulled groin injurys, I pull my groin daily in the shower it feels good to me.

Really have to admit Im already jonesin for some football. Would have liked to see a better group of WR's going into camp, and ya never know what trade might be looming, but the addition of Pat White to the wildcat has me expecting to see a lot more this season. The Dolphins are already light years ahead of the rest of this copycat league in learning how to run this offense. Now you add a guy like White and all of a sudden blitzing everyone could be costly. I have always felt that passing out of this formation can be deadly and cause big plays to occur. I just hope that Pat can run this offense the way he ran that offense in West Virginia with marginal talent. Welcome Home Jaason Taylor, im happy to see a guy who has always represented the Dolphins in a clasy matter come back to finish what has been an amazing career.

"I pull my groin daily in the shower it feels good to me."Posted by: Gaybeats

Don't talk this way in front of gopats...oh wait he has nothing to pull down there...I forgot he only has ovaries. Sorry

Its ok fred it happens all the time.

Oh Snap, they just released michael vick from prison, i better go home and lock marcs momma in her cage.

Oh Snap, they just released michael vick from prison, i better go home and lock marcs momma in her cage.

i really dont know what the big deal is about vick's charges. I bet plax will get less jail time then vick and he had a loaded gun in a public place. Maybe they molestedd him because he was makeing money off the dog figts.

If i was in his entourage i would of tooken a bullet for vick in exchange for some money whats 2-5 in the Pen i hear alot of fun stuff goes on in there.

Who is marc?

Ask Carlito from Golfito, I heard he used to be in jail/prison. I heard the inmates said he was fine, reallly fine.

Marc is a cross dressing hormorphidite with anger issues, look for the post that calls people a " parasite" and that will be him/her.

Marc is a cross dressing hormorphidite with anger issues, look for the post that calls people a " parasite" and that will be him/her.

ohhh lawwd carlito droped the soapito..

Basicly what cubes is saying, is that marc is the RUPAUL of the miami hearld.

The menace is now taking your call, shoot a Q to the cuban and beware of the answers.

Gaybeats, do you know marc/marcia ?

Does Donald Thomas = Yatil Green? It seems like some guys get hurt when the wind blows.

Do i know him? Cubes me and marcia Used to be Life partners till he gave me an std then i decided it was time to move on. He still calls me from time to time but its not the same.

Gaybeats, Is he/she still a controlling lil troll with a napolean complex? i just took marcs mom to the vet where she tested positive to worms, but she should be alright.

Any word on the fins new addition Tednisha(all The Way) Ginn makeing it to training camp ?

Cubes i recomend u have her spade, we dont need more lil marcs trolling around here.

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