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The world according to Tony Sparano

Tony Sparano spent some time today talking with enigmatic outside linebacker Matt Roth. The coach said he wasn't cutting Roth on the spot, or trading him on the spot, or begging him to come back to practice.

"I like to get a feel for how he's feeling after these conditioners we have and that stuff," Sparano said. "It's just getting feedback. I'm constantly trying to get feedback of where he is and how he feels."

Sparano was asked if the Dolphins are closing in on the moment when they have to make a decision on Roth's roster status -- either trading him, or cutting him, or placing him on either the injured reserve or physically unable to perform list, or just getting him on the field and working.

"We'll see," Sparano said.

That answer should raise red flags. The last time Sparano said, "We'll see," the Dolphins cut Eric Green. The time before that when he said, "We'll see," the team signed Connor Barth to compete with Dan Carpenter.

We'll see translates to something is about to happen.

So what is about to happen?

The Dolphins will not be cutting Roth. No team simply releases a player that has worth and is that young unless the player has other "issues."

Moving him off the roster? It is still early to make a decision that would sideline Roth for a significant time, as Miami is not hurting for a roster spot. So putting him on injured reserve, which sidelines Roth for the season, or placing him on PUP, which sidelines him until after the sixth week of the season at the earliest, is probably not something the team must do now.

A trade? That is possible.

The Dolphins can envision a time that Matt Roth is not in their plans. That time is right now, in fact.

"The truth is, and I don't mean this in a bad way because I care about all my players, but you have to worry about the guys that are out there," Sparano said. "You have to go thinking what if [the situation] doesn't get ... I don't know. We'll see where this thing is. I have to worry about at this time, Jason Taylor, Quentin Moses, and the guys that are out there playing."

Sounds like Roth is gone. But it's hard to believe another NFL team will be giving up what Roth is worth at a time he's injured or hurt or whatever he is. It is also hard to believe the Dolphins would jettison Roth in a bargain sale.  So the timing for a trade -- right now, at least -- simply doesn't feel right.

That leaves the possibility of Roth returning to practice in the near future. It would not be surprising to see Roth back on the field in the next week or so. If he fails to make it back by Sept. 5 when the team must finalize its 53-man roster, then all the other options, except for cutting him outright, open up.

But right now? We'll see.

As for the rest of the stuff surrounding the Dolphins, Sparano called it "business as usual."

On cutting Ernest Wilford: "I mentioned this a hundred times if I mentioned it once. When you play this many games in this few a days, you have to eventually get your team ready that you think will be your team."

On trading Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe to Kansas City: "You're not trading away guys not feeling comfortable with some of the pieces you have here," Sparano said. "Now there are still some things that have to unfold over the next 10 days in that group. But I'm starting to feel more comfortable with that group and where we are and what I think the final vision might be."

On Greg Camarillo playing only 13 plays vs. Carolina while Patrick Turner got 20 meaning something: "We're planning on trying to get him involved a little more this week ... We have five guys, six guys, seven guys that we've been rolling through there. We're trying to get reps for [Anthony] Armstrong. We're trying to get [James] Robinson in the game. It's not an indictment on anybody right now. the the nice thing is some of these people we do have history with, we do know what they can do. So whether [Camarillo] gets 10 plays or 15 plays, it's not relevant to me. It really isn't. I see him out here getting a ton of plays in practice. He's coming along nicely."

On how Vontae Davis played vs. Carolina: "I was pleased with what Vontae did in the game. I liked his look, I said that after the game. Sometimes you can see a player in pregame and see his focus and I thought the kid was pretty focused. He went over and played on the other side which was a good benefit for us. I thought he was active in the game. He had several situations where he made one-on-one tackles and he closed the deal on most of those. And I thought when you watch the film in some of our man stuff, he was in good position most of the time. Now he did make a couple of mistakes in the course of the game that go unseen to the naked eye that we have to make sure we clean up."

On Miami's atrocious special teams play that included allowing a 58-yard punt return and suffering a 15-yard penalty on a kickoff: "We seen some guys get bumped out of their lanes a few times so lane discipline hurt us. [We had] guys not finishing, meaning they're getting to the play but they're not finishing, not tackling, not breaking down properly, a lot of fundamental stuff. It certainly wasn't scheme stuff."

The Dolphins worked on correcting their special teams problems in practice today.


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True viking warrior would rather die in battle than die of old age. You know it is true. So when I take care of you, your parents can thank me

NJ stay out of this

I like small boys because they remind me of my wee-wee

nj phin , don't say any thing...we are having fun

odinseye if you kwow how to kick then what style you know?

Flim Flam 13

A Viking Warrior ALWAYS does the right thing. That's the rule.

Work and take care of the FAMILY.

Pay the Devil his due.

And rid the world of punks like you!!!!

Tonight I am many people. I am the new many-me. Only more transparent.

odinseye, when he gets no where he starts to fake the other guy's name.see you later farmer bill

nj please O great one finish the list:

gopats =cub menace
FinFan13 = ?

nj phin is getting in as finfan13

Finfan13 , then stop talking shyt about me ( njphinfan= stupid ). I saw that Cuban menace or should i say finfan13. nad you now where.

You can call me Face or you can call me Ace. You can call me golfito or you can call me mancito. You can Boy or more appropriately Roy. You can call me Ray or more appropriately Jay.

I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere.

Nj finish the list:

The one who posts as FinFan13 posted three times at 11:02pm, 3 diff people, two faking

you not golfito

Flim Flam 13

It wouldn't even get to that point. I would have you begging for mercy with my retart strength alone.
Just the same, I had two children with a beautiful Mexican/Sonoran Indian woman. Her Dad was/is a top notch Taekwondo instructor. After years of torture, he taught me well.

people love odinseye .that's why you see 3 finfan13 posting at same minute

nj knows the true identity of many:

Nj finish the job ot is your destiny

gopats - cub men
FinFan13- ?
carlito from golfito -?


Actually it's Newfoundland..one word.

But now a question to all..why do these blogs go so far off topic? We have a great team to talk about.Pre-season is a great time to be a fan. So much debate, opinion of who should and shouldn't make the team.
What do we get? Childish,immature and sometimes downright sick.
Even joking about liking little is ill.
If I were running the blog.Finfan13 would be removed.
Grow up kids, keep it fun and civil PLEASE.

I will get off the soap box now.

and book this, Cameron Wake..double digit sacks.

what is your rank? odinseye FOS


Ci! I know many be 1.

Still we have fun?


ody had two children? what did he lose them?

dutch, are you a viking ?

NJ will never know who am I. He always think I am Cuban Menace.

Dutchmasters originally when the vikings discovered this land it was name after new found land, just what it means.

odinseye your rank? dont know?

Flim Flam

Honestly, I have no rank.
I have my heritage: Norwegian/Apache.
I have heart.

Either way, you loose!!!!

me loose? as in not tight?WTF


You would do well to leave children out of this.
Karma is a b%tch, and you are playing dangerous game!!!!

no no you got me wrong I was trying to understand your meaning that is all.

is it true you a mechanic odinseye?

Flim Flam

I meant loose as in the way I'll leave your caboose!!!!

Or maybe this Dark Barcardi is having an effect on my typing(LOL)!!!!

ody wants ff13 caboose I think he gay

wow I come here to get the latest scoop on the Dolphins and what are you guys talking about????


I suggest you two get a room.


Yeah I'm a mechanic. I can fix anything. What do you got?
A cheating wife?
Rich Parents?
A girlfriend that just drives you nuts?
Whatever it is brother I can fix it!!!!

you really a mechanic. prove it. are you ASE certified?


Sodomy? That's such a harsh word, coming from somebody that smells worse than a Dolphin!!!!


What's up with the proof bit? What rank are you? Are you certified? Wah wah wah!!!

Prove your not a cross dressing pedophile you inbred degenerate!!!!

Guys if your gonna do this can NJ run the live blog? Armando can write an article for us to blog about the next day, Then some hater's can criticize his reporting skills even more. Inregards to Roth being traded if a 4-3 team has a linebacker injury someone would call miami's front office. We all knew wilford was going to get cut justin or whatever moniker your going with. matt jones doesn't have good hands and enjoys playing in the “snow” too much. reggie williams is slooooow. miami don't need him. if miami wanted to pick up a veteran wr they would call marvin harrison.

odin i never insult you that was finfan dude. Why are you so mad?


I'm all for NJ running a blog. Somebody needs too.
I think Armando does a pretty good job overall.

PS: I'm starting to think Miami could use a Marvin Harrison.

Harrison could teach our young wr's how to read EVERY defense presented to them. and contribute on 3rd down. Armando does good. He gets alot of people to blog here .


My bad. I apologize.
I was getting a little aggravated. That last post of mine was inexcusable.
The anger was meant for Flim Flam 13

what about the diesel collins factor?

odinseye what does a dolphin smell like? When did you get close enough to smell it? You didn't sniff its blowhole did you?

End Noodling Now!

collins if our RB'S need a lesson in how to mess up a B an E we will set up a visit and make a nice donation to your commisary.


I'm an avid hunter and I know stink from stamk.
Your pie hole smells like my blow hole!!!!

sorry Odinseye but that blowhole crack was kinda funny.


It's alright. I chuckled myself :)

somebody has been talking to himself all night

Did i hear NJ and live blog ? You got it. Thanks to devoted fans . LMAO !. Sammo . i thought i'd i leave the two lovebirds alone after 1 of them told me to stay out of it. I was falling asleep.


I think children are sacred. They are the future. No quarter for those that commit offense against the innocense.
I mistakenly thought you were trying to bring children into this bullsh&t.

I re-read your post's and again I apologize.

odinseye its all in good fun, no harm meant.

who do you think is the biggest blowhole left on the dolphins?


Who do you think the one was?

I think maybe this James Robinson Character. Possibly Will Billingsly


I think the biggest blow hole on the Dolphins might be Vontae Davis.
If he can back it up, I'm all in!

NJ i don't blame you for stepping aside. bad karma interfering with matters of the heart.

What about Roth? joey thomas? clemmons?


Not to be funny, but, speaking of matters of the heart, did you ever bag that hottie from work?

Yes odinseye i did. to quote borat “ very nice verrry nice”. Angie is her name and she can outdrink alot of guys i know. alas tho she is a steelers fan and we both are looking forward to week 17.

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