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The Sunday Dolphins column, well, sort of

There's no doubt Ernest Wilford was the biggest and most expensive mistake by the Dolphins personnel department a year ago. Even as the entire team was turning things around, even as the personnel people were basking in the glow of successfully remaking the roster, Wilford was a disappointing revelation at receiver.

Even on a team with plenty of open jobs at said receiver spot, Wilford was not only unable to crack the lineup, he couldn't get active on nine of 16 game days.

But with the new season comes new hopes that last year was last year and this year will bring new results. So today's Florida Sports Buzz column asks the question, can Wilford make the team in his jack-of-all-trades role as a receiver and H-back?

Today's Dolphins In Depth gives you the answer: Yes, but Wilford is going to need Providential intervention to help that happen.

What does that mean?

It means that all things being equal, all players currently on the roster being healthy, Wilford is going to find himself on the outside looking in when roster decisions are made. With everyone healthy, Wilford won't make the team as a tight end and definitely won't make it as a receiver. And he's not all that good at special teams, so his fate will be sealed.

He'll be offered in trade or simply released if no other team bites.

But, of course, it's not that simple. 

The fact is injuries and other variables do factor. The fact is David Martin's status could affect Wilford. If Martin is unable to return from his sports hernia, then Wilford's chances increase. If rookie John Nalbone continues to drop passes in training camp as he did in offseason camps, then Wilford's chances increase.

If Brian Hartline and Patrick Turner -- Miami's two rookie receiver additions -- fail in training camp, then Wilford's chances increase.

Do you know the odds of those things actually happening? Not great. Martin is expected to recover from his surgery to repair the hernia. That would give the Dolphins three more-experienced players at the tight end position -- Martin, Anthony Fasano and Joey Haynos. Add to that a rookie (Nalbone) the Dolphins have high hopes for at the position and one sees the numbers are against Wilford at TE.

Here's another factor against him making it as a tight end: Miami TEs are expected to be good blockers ... and Wilford has never really been a distinguished blocker at receiver. So now he's going to block linebackers better than he's blocked cornerbacks? Hard to believe.

The use of Wilford as a "jack-of-all-trades" also hurts Wilford at receiver. You see, the guy who seemed slow off the scrimmage line and unable to separate from coverage last year has added 15 pounds to his frame. So with the addition of Turner and Hartline and the expected improvement of the younger veterans, how is a heavier, less explosive Wilford supposed to pass the guys playing exclusively at receiver?

Think about that question. The logical answer seems grim.

The only way it could happen is if Miami suffers a plague of injuries at receiver. The only way, in fact, Wilford makes the team is if guys get hurt and the two rookies are simply not ready to perform.

So the use of Ernest Wilford as an H-back and receiver is interesting. But does it mean he's more likely to make the Dolphins when roster decisions are made?

You tell me.

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I see the Cuban menace/aloco wasted an entire beautiful me , by talking To himself under many names and posting more worthless crap on this blog. what a loser and social parasite.

i salute our hero the menace for standing up for the classy fin fans every where and never lower himself to some idiotic people here .

Instead of posting inane, nonsensical BS, why don't you (and you know who you are) learn English.

If you knew how ignorant you sound, you wouldn't do it.

why not try wilford on defense? free safty maybe?
Hey NE 's Troy Brown had a few interceptions at corner when he was playing both sides of the ball.
I know the secondary is our weak spot, What do you think Mr. S?

UNCLE OR SHOULD I SAY AUNT SAMANTHA:
BS:
HI HATERS
I didn't not once say anything racial.Nor do I feel as a MAN I must explain myself.
You're looking for something to say and have nothing.

WHY DON't YOU ERASE AFC's BLAH BLAH BLAH SOUND LIKE B--ch if you asked me.

OH YOU TALK LIKE BLAH BLAH BLAH SOUND LIKE ANOTHER B--ch.

LOOK LADIES IF I OFFENDED YOU I'm... yeah right. GET LOSE LOSERS. If YOU STOPED Wondering ABOUT MY D--k maybe you will get yours wet.

YOUR LIKE WILFORD YOUr ON THE TEAM BUT CAN't GET IN THE GAME.

FACE IT YOUR ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN.

DON'T WATCH ME STUDY ME AND GET YOUR SWAGGER RIGHT.

YOU'RE WONDER WHAT I DO FOR A LIVIN?

I PIMP YOUR WIFE. AND THAT BI--H BETTER HAVE MY MONEY.

I TOLD YOU ALL I COME IN PEACE BUT YOU HAVE CORNBALLS THROWING ROCKS IN GLASS HOUSES.

THESE INTERNET THUGS NEED TO STOP.

JUST IN CASE YOU DON't KNOW MY NAME IT's

JUSTIN CREDIBLE.

I LET YOU NOW SO YOU WILL NOT FORGET.

I DON't CARE WHAT ANY OF YOU SAY. BUT I WILL RESPOND. IF YOUR GOING TO COME AT ME WITH THE BS THAN COME HARD OR GO HOME.

NOW TELL YOU WIFE TO GET HER FAT @ss OFF THE COUCH AND GO GET MY DOUGH.

THEN WHEN YOU ROCK YOUR DAUGHTER TO BED LOOK AT HER REAL GOOD BECAUSE SHE's NOT YOURS.

SUCKERS!

FROM AFC EAST CHAMPIONS

HAL9000. I agree that afc east champs needs to learn english and sounds ignorant. I can smell him from here after his cleaning of septic tanks and sewers. He's probably smoking crack and bowing do the disaster of a president that's in office. You know the socialist , who's digging this country into the grave , while N korea and iran keep toying with us because he has no balls.

afc east better than most ,
menace is lovely man ,

HAL9000 is a bus boy
sam , justin are same small brain of a donkey .

daba duba daba duba daba duba. Afc east champs sounds like 1 of the kids from fat albert. learn english pleeease. EBONICS.

Get rid of Wilford, if he can't even play at his original position, what makes anyone think he will be able to play in others.... just drop him and take the cap hit.... at least you'll have a roster spot for another player who truly wants to play and could help improve the team.... bye bye bye Wilford.

AFC EAST is a sick pig. Ignorant and does his people no good. Uncle Sam got you bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it's not easy for any one to talk to himself but to sam aka last 10 names, it's home .

EBONICS: OK THIS @ss IS HERE LET's PLAY.

YOU DON't talk ebonics HUH. YOU never said THAT's COOL? NO NO SHUT DA F--k UP.

TELL ME YOU NEVER ONCE IN YOUR LIFE SAID SHE'S HOT.
O.K ONE STUPID @ss MOTHER----ER DOWN.

EBONICS: DUDE, COOl, HOT, F--k, @ssHoL+, Bi+-H,
YOU NEVER SAID NOT ONE OF THESE WORDS.

LIKE I SAID COME HARD OR GO HOME.
SO NOW THAT WE ESTABLISHED YOU USE EBONICS. WHAT DO YOU DO? FLIP THE BURGERS WHEN THEY BEEP?

SAMMY YOU'RE not READY

AFC East champ is very classy and enthusiastic fan of great miami dolphins. You should not talk to him in such a way.

Uncle Sam, I am glad all Americans are not like you. You sound racist and arrogant.

Miami Dolphins will be surprise of 09!

OOOOhhhh Yeaaaahh. Big educated truck driver lowering the boom. We are so scared of you....oh the humanity. I finna go naw.

GEE.........I wonder of TUNA though of any of that stuff.....DUH! I hope he gets on the ball Mando and calls YOU for advice....

daba duba daba duba daba duba got crack ? daba duba . LMAO !

stop being a bunch of twats.

all this crap and they will not let me post my thoughts.

im on your a list menace, and im cummin for you.

" YOU NEVER SAID NOT ONE Of THESE WORDS" afc east champs . what ? LMAO ! daba duba ebonics daba duba daba duba got fried chicken daba duba got crack daba duba. You sure are dumb. I still smell the septic tank/sewers that yoy just cleaned.

east champs blacks don't have time to run drugs. their too busy shooting each other. look at the bottom of your hands and feet. guess what? your white too! how does it feel working for a white man's trucking company? burns don't it? don't you know black guys were put here to take our ugly fat white chicks? finally the only sex you had at 5 or 6 was unwillingly with your uncle.

was it with his uncle sam? I bet it was.

it's cold here, what's up?

Yeeeeeeeeeeah Boooooooy ! I got your back afc east champs and crack too.

hey robin? yo, where's andy?..... andy?.. andy dicter

me too afc east champs. and I gots some nice gold griils for ya.

Right On Sammo . Yeeeeeeeh boooooooy

"I sell so many grill's you should call me george forman"

afc east champs , even i didn't want to be black anymore.

Sammo and uncle sam are right on about AFC EAST.

AFC EAST yoou stated the following "THEN WHEN YOU ROCK YOUR DAUGHTER TO BED LOOK AT HER REAL GOOD BECAUSE SHE's NOT YOURS."

Creepy..you sound like a child molester you piece of filth. If you came into my house I would shoot you. If you got out I would shoot you and drag your body back in.

Do not compare AFC EAST to George Foreman, but compare him to chicken George.

Rest in peace Michael.

What is your favorite flavor of blowpop....Cherry or WATERMELON?

cuban minus, how much gay'er will you be by the playoff's?

afc east champs is pookie from new jack city. Beam me up scottie ! got crack

but oh, not that there's anything wrong with that.

afc east champs. can't we all just get along and smoke crack.

A lot of people against AFC CHAMPS I guess. He kinda reminds me of the character on In Living Color. Homey the Clown was his name. He always went around complaining and hating on the man. Most of his songs dealt with being held down by the man. Homey don't play that!

What is this about AFC CHAMPS having sex when he was 5 years old? I just got this visual about it. AFC as Emmanuel Lewis(little dude from Webster) humping away on some little girl. All the while saying "you like it , yes sir, yes sir" AFC is one sick freak.

LOL@Ace. good one ! Homey the clown carried a glass jar with turd in it. Simliar to what AFC EAST CHAMPS does only he swims in it all day cleaning septic tanks and sewers.

Uncle Sam,

Homey did not carry the piss jar with the turd. It was the homeless character that Damon Wayons played. He went around doing funny stuff and kinda talk likes AFC without the mean streak. Very funny show.

Ace . you're right. Same thing though. You know what i meant.

ACE

I am LMFAO at the Webster bit. That little pee wee pounding away. LOL

Reggie Torbor was a bad move too. 4 years, $14 million.

USA Today Salaries Database said he made $5.1M in total salary last year, or about $300,000 per tackle (17)

I wish I got vacations as long as Armando!

IMO Wilford will stick with the team this season and I think Martin will be let go for the following reasons

1. you take a bigger cap hit by cutting him
2. Wilford is a mismatch waiting to happen
3. contracts are coming up for both Fasano and Martin.

In this happens you see what you have with Haynos as a second TE and you can bring in Wilford in maybe a Wildcat play ect.

Martin also doesn't play special teams so nothing is really lost here other than his play which will be filled by Haynos IMO

To top it all off Nalbone will be on the practice squad as he came from a small school and probably needs some work

Call me paul blart....

more than 90 percent of dolphins team are african american , how would they feel when they read this blog last few days and why all this bad stuff isn't deleted .

how can armando ask fin players for information or interviews when this blog looks like that ?

time to delete. how can the dolphins team be more than 90% african american when the offense alone is almost 50% white : fasano , pennington ,camarillo, grove and smiley. Afc east chumps ( aks pookie} started all this talking about the white man. Do us a favor and shut your mouth, when you don't know what we're talking about . Thank you and have a good day.

That's just the srarting offense.

Armando, the headlines to your blogs (Free camp schedule and The Sunday Dolphins column, well, sort of are annoying and not funny. Also you picture plastered on the front page of the Herald Dolphins page is annoying.


MAYBE Ronnie Brown will be great.

MAYBE Chad Henne will win some Super Bowls.

MAYBE Chad Pennington wins 1 Super Bowl.

MAYBE Patrick Turner is a future Hall of Famer.

MAYBE there will be a nuclear war soon.

MAYBE J.D. Folsom is the real deal.

MAYBE Jake Long grows a beard.

MAYBE Michael Jackson is being buried.

MAYBE Ernest Wilford makes the team.

MAYBE Jake Grove is a beast.

MAYBE Mando is a Dolfan.

MAYBE MJ version II is still in 2nd Grade.

MAYBE Cameron Wake gets traded.

MAYBE I am a millionaire.

MAYBE Adolf Hitler is not dead.


MAYBE..

sam is a donkey

viva aloco

MAYBE Arwomando will some day write a piece about GINN being the worst draft pick this franchise has ever made at that spot.

TOP 10!!!! Come on, Ginn was at best a 3rd round pick. Mueller and Shameron were con'ed by Houston. Houston had them thinking they would take Ginn. I've talked to people in that organization. They had no plans on EVER taking Ginn.

sam is cool

Uncle Sam you are correct. Time to Delete has got his head up his coolo. If 90% of the players are black then is he saying it is ok to ffend the 10% that are white. You are right in saying AFC started this by talking about him taking the white women and daughters to bed. Remember the scene in Blazing Saddles, where the black dude tells the klan guys "Where the white women at?" This kinda reminds me of AFC, without the hate.

Thanks ace. You too donkeyc/aloco. you're both cool. Where is afc east chump/pookie. I brought it and he went hiding.

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