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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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Uncle sam . I think afc east champs drowned in the septic tank he was cleaning out. Yeeeeea boooooooy !

Where is whats his name? Cuban cockraoch, Cuban condom, Cuban colostecmy(spelling) bag, or Cuban mange. All the above.

the guy not only talking to himself w/ 12 names, he took my name aloco to.

where's steve ?

where's mario ?

So now that I'm back I see most of you don't have lives. So you're still talking about ebonics.ANUTI AM we all ready found oout that you use it. OH yeah by the way your wife was only able to get 75 cents and a face full of piss from R. Kelly. I guess your PRIVATE school taught you how to communicate but fail to teach you creativity. You're on here to wee(ebonics word) hours of the morning. This is a person with NO LIFE. While you were on here talking about me I was on my third nu+.

SON get a life. 12 and some change and you're on this blog with nothing to say.I really hope you're not a DOLPHIN fan. You make us look bad.

And if that's the best you have than this whole conversation is worthless.

Ebonics been around as just as long as the English language.

HO HO HO and a bottle of rum.(EBONICS)

AND THE HO'S they were talking about are your mom, wife and daughter. Plus the RUM they can fit in their p--- Y because they love you.

keep it coming like I'm about to do.

I'll read what you have to say in the morning.

Unlike you I have a life. And a women that loves 10 inches.


AFC, Your wife must be blind. All you got going for you is ten inches. Your wife set her standards very low. It is not like you are a real football player, but a truck drive. She must be retarded too. LOL

Read AFC's last post. This makes him sound very educated and classy. This my friend must make the Jets fans laugh like hell. AFC EAST you clown go home, or back to the hood, or compton or hell's kitchen. You POS

Afc east chump. Your mother is a 2 bit hooker , i guess you don't know who your daddy is and your step sisters( because they all have different daddy's } are following in your mama' s footsteps. By the way they were real gooooooood and Cheap. Now go get your shine box and keep the septic tanks and sewers real clean. daba duba daba duba got crack? daba duba.

ACE I am LOL at the "where are all the white women at". I guess it does sound like AFC CHAMPS. I had forgotten about that funny movie.

I just looked up the name of the kid on fat albert. his name was MUSHMOUTH. LMAO ! daba duba daba duba daba duba. Hey afc east chump or should i say mushmouth . daba duba "we ready found oout "? What a dumbass. daba duba daba duba got fried chicken daba duba got watermelon daba duba.

All this throw down on AFC EAST, he might as well be a Jets or Pats fan. It would be even sweeter. I like to play golf alot and my name is Carlito. In spanish we call golf, golfito.

Uncle Sam, LMFAO over and over again. EVERYBODY REMEMBER MUSHMOUTH IS AFC's name. LOL

ATTENTION FELLOW POSTERS . Afc east chump will now be addressed as MUSHMOUTH. daba duba daba duba.

Dear Mr Armado
How are you today, I am fine.
Mr Armado Why? the people who write here talk meanabout each other? I want us to talk mean about Jets and Rix Ryan cooch. He fat. Very fat?
Ryan is so fat he go to restrant and looks at menu and tells waiter okay!
Ryan isso fat whne he goes to the beach the tide comes in.
Then when he lays on the beach nobody else gets any sun.
Then everybody ran up and say FREE WILLIE!!!
Okay now MIAMI DOLPHINS FANS you should be nice to all MIAMI DOLPHINS FANS because we all like them all ways. Right?
But I do not like the Jets. They have mean fans here in FLorda and drive bad too. WHy? They should be to live in New York if they want to like the JEts. The Jets are in New York not Florda.
If they are here they must be nice to us because we are in FLorda. Is right?
thank you Mr Armdo/ you are okay guy I like you when you are writing.
sincerely, your friend
Juan Huron.
PS will you tell Miami Dolphins fans what I told you about being nice? Thank you Mr Armado.

Afc east champs or is it mushmouth. you were real good in bed as little boy. I have us on video. Million dollar face shot and all.

Leave juan huron alone . He's alright. He means well. He's harmless.

while we're on the subject of funny black characters what about the crackhead from the pj's? aww come on super all i need in life is a 40 and some rock! or jar jar binks?meesa strong black man. meesa hates white people! meesa gots white wife! meesa thinks something wif her. meesa really mop boy and local porna store. gotta go tima ta cleana the glory hole! daba duba peace out


I just read the last few posts and I am LOL at the jar jar binks deal. I think AFC east will flip when he reas all this krap. I kinda feel sorry for him in a strange way. I guess this is the softer side of Ace. This old commercial suddenly appeared in my mind. Please donate to the United Negro College Fund, because a mind is a terrible thing to waste. THAT IS IT. That is what happened to AFC east.

Did not know jar jar binks was a black chararcter?


I just read the last few posts and I am LOL at the jar jar binks deal. I think AFC east will flip when he reas all this krap. I kinda feel sorry for him in a strange way. I guess this is the softer side of Ace. This old commercial suddenly appeared in my mind. Please donate to the United Negro College Fund, because a mind is a terrible thing to waste. THAT IS IT. That is what happened to AFC east.

Sammo . How about chris rock's character " POOKIE " in new jack city. Beam me up scottie ! GOT CRACK

lmao@ace. " The united negro fund. The mind is a terrible thing to waste. WOW That's priceless. Also fits mushmouth to the tee. DABA DUBA ! DABA DUBA !

This is what AFC posted earlier:
" HO HO HO and a bottle of rum.(EBONICS)
AND THE HO'S they were talking about are your mom, wife and daughter. Plus the RUM they can fit in their p--- Y because they love you."

Yes this is your brain on drugs. Any questions?

Ace. Please address him as mushmouth. and that's his brain normally. Daba duba !

beautiful......the whole page one sick person talking to himself

Timy/aloco/jod/nafd . Look who's talking to himmself.

ok, sick man

AFC, id make another penis reference. that should definetly get them off your case.

are you going to sleep soon sick man ?

timy, as soon as you mother gets home from her shift at the diner.

the sick man on a roll , at least that's what he thinks.

Jod loves 10ins, his wife is a 12 lover!!!

Jod found out his wife was sleeping with his best friend so he went home and shot his dog!!!

most of you are retards. AFC East Champs is probably the only dolphin fan in this racist arguement. Ace and Sam and whoever else is jumping in is obviously all one guy using different alias. If not try to think with originality and grow up. yall haters are either in middle school or are jet / pats fans either way you are a total waste of space. Get a life! quit blowing coke or meth wtvr... it must've killed whatever brain cells you had to begin with. Wheres Waldo??? ----- I personally still think Wilford has talent. He was a baller in Jacksonville for 1 year with close to 48 catches over 700 yrds i think. He has proven more than any of you losers. He made it to the NFL. What have you done that is worth my time reading about? He might not have gotten the chance or looks he deserved. I'm hoping for some red zone contribution this year with an extra large receiver package.


Yea boyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Everyone here is a Phin except for a dude named gopats. AFC started this crap about white people. He is just getting a dose of his medicine. I do not know how you cannot see that he brings this to himself every time he opens his mouth.


Hey Armando,
Agree with you on Wilford, sort of. What about the safety competition?

Who's going to get the last spot?

The 2009 Miami Dolphins safeties heading into Training Camp:


MAYBE AFC EAST is trying to find all of you.

MAYBE beerphin is not crying anymore.

MAYBE Randy Starks is guilty.

MAYBE mrmarkjohnson's is valid.

MAYBE not.

MAYBE Armando is not listening.


Alaco, jets,jets,jets 11 and 5????dude, pass that stuff your smoking brother....

Beerphin. I've been a dolphin fan since 1971. longer the Probably longer then you've been alive. I assure you that Me , ace , sammo are all different posters who love the dolphins but are fed up with idiot black people like MUSHMOUTH/afc east talking shyt how the white man keeps him down and about white women. In otherwords.. being a race baiter. Like Mr mark johnson said MUSHMOUTH started and is getting a tasteof his own medicine. BEERPHIN.next I suggest you mind your own F'n business and stay out of it before you call people retards , RETARD. MUSHMOUTH is an embarrassment to all dolphin fans. Have a good day.

BEERPHIN .You can add Mr.mark Johnson , FLPD, etc to the list of different dolphin posters who are fed Up with idiots like MUSHMOUTH. Maybe you need to grow up and wake up or just have another beer. Thanks . have a nice day.

sam is a donkey without a brain.
menace is the best writer on this blog

Uncle Sam,

Bravo and well put. I am using another name because people like beerfan will autmatically assume we are the same person. But you know who I really am.

Uncle Sam,

At least AFC is a true phin fan although he is retarded, still a fan. What is lower than him is a dude named gopats. Gopats is not a fan. Oh by the way I think aloco is gopats

Aloco is only aloco , not like the sick man who is talking to himself for days

Dear Mr berpphin
How are you today.
I am sorry to say and tell you that Wiford never has had 700 yards or even had 48 catches. Wiford is okay WR and that it. SOrry. I know you like him but him not too good.
Hey Mr Berpphin guess what? Turner will be good as Wiford even better I bet you. Big guy too.
Dont be mad. Im sorry that Wiford is not good. I wish he was too. But he is not
Juan Huron

Aloco/ menace . you can call me whatever you want if you're jealous and want to be the best writer on this blog , so be it. I still think you're alright and funny as hell.

Breaking News: This just in. Michael jackson is still dead.


Your jets blow and your coach is a sideshow. Miami will own them for the next ten years. Deal with it.

I too like Menace's commentary, sans his constant ripping on T. Ginn. If Ginn doesn't take the next step this year, then I will bury him as well.

Juan Huron ?.LOL. Excellent post on patrick turner. He's going to be a good one.

I have more breaking news:

My coach is still short. In more ways than one. ;).


What are u doing on this blog! Get home this minute young man. You forgot to make your bed.

Ahh, Mrs. Brady:

All I want to do right now is kiss you....BURP! Hey Tommy, HICCUP, your mom and I want to know where you keep the good scotch.

Just in case anyone was wondering, I had nothing to do with the Steve McNair double homicide. This time I actually have a real air tight alibi.


Please forward this message to your lousy coach, Pud Ryan: Orson Wells called and he would like his stomach returned to him as soon as possible. Thank you.

do ever get tired of posting sick man ?


No I don't.

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