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Pace backs away from "nonsense" controversy [updated]

It's Jets week.

So get over the Saint hangover. And get ready for an interesting week of great Rex Ryan quotes, some Jets fans trolling this blog, some trash talking from both sides and the usual Wildcat disrespect from Calvin Pace ... oops. Hold that thought.

Seems Pace, the Jets linebacker who called the Wildcat "nonsense" after Miami's 31-27 victory Oct 12, isn't going to be in the mood to relaunch his campaign against the offense he "can't respect."

“I’m not doing any talking about what I said earlier,” Pace said via conference call with New York writers earlier this week. “I said it. I meant it. But I really feel like what Channing Crowder said, about, ‘If you don’t like it, stop it,’ was true. That was a true comment. We don’t like it, we’ve got to go out there and stop it. And that’s what we have to do.”

You will remember that there was a little post-game back and forth between the Jets and Dolphins -- not to mention the pregame back and forth -- when Pace made his "nonsense" comment and Crowder responded with the clarity of a renaissance philosopher.

“We ‘nonsensed’ their [butts] all the way up and down the field,” Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder replied. “Wildcat is an offensive formation .. They have thousands of plays on film about it ... Go stop it.”

Trudat!

Pace, by the way, also ran away from calling Chad Henne a "clown quarterback," another comment he made after the first game.

“I think their running game, and their ability to establish that, helped him,” Pace said when asked about Henne. “Any time you’ve got two backs getting 5-, 6-yards here and there, and they’re doing that, and you have a quarterback where he’s just got to make smart throws, it’s making his job easier.

"Like I said the past couple weeks, we have to get to a situation where we’re making it third-and-9, third-and-10, where Henne has to beat us, instead of just giving him a quick checkdown where a guy can just fall for it for a first down. That’s really going to have to be our main focus for the week, to eliminate the running game, and then make Chad Henne go out there and try to pick us apart.”

Well, you've not heard the last of this stuff. Ryan will talk to the Miami media at 2:35 p.m. today. Mark Sanchez will call in at 5 p.m. and hopefully wait until the call is over before having a hot dog or something for dinner.

The Dolphins practice at 11 a.m. and their locker room opens at 2:15 p.m. [Update: Channing Crowder, nursing an undisclosed left arm/shoulder injury, is not practicing today. Linebacker Matt Roth, who missed practice late last week because of an ankle injury, is back to practicing today.

By the way, coach Tony Sparano was riding some receivers hard during the portion of practice open to the media. After Brian Hartline and Ted Ginn Jr. dropped passes after getting behind the defender, Sparano yelled to the next receiver, imploring him to, "go get the (expletive) football."

As expected, Ginn did not take his snaps with the first-team offense.]

Check back here often today for more updates. I'll have a locker room update, a Ryan update, a Sparano update and a Sanchez update. It should be a full, full day.


 

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“I think their running game, and their ability to establish that, helped him,”

DUH - could the same not be said for Sanchez?

Exactly jlucas. Pace ain't real bright. He kinda looks retarded too.

It's Jets week...No Jenkins, No Leon Washington, A QB that can't play in cold weather and a receiver Braylon Edwards under arrest and facing suspension..Wildcat them to another division loss!!!

This is a HUGE game for the dolphins. If they win this they still have a shot at playoffs. Lose this and I think the season is pretty much over.

Well here we have it people. Proof positive that the Dolphins beat the Jets twice already (once on the Monday nighter then again vs. Buffalo). I say this because of this article:
http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/10800/jets-lb-scott-developing-hatred-for-dolphins
In this article, pathetic and recently manhandled Bart Scott accuses Dolphin offensive linemen of playing dirty and deserving payback. In addition he claims they need to get their D swagger back and that Miami "stole their mojo". I knew we mentally tore them up in the game (in addition to physically whoopin their butt) but I didn't realize that Bart Scott would need a shrink to deal with the fallout. Wow! You Jets are pathetic. Go Fins!
Fins 28-17
Ronnie and Ricky run wild again and Rex the hut breaks up with Princess Sanchize after the game. Guess whose gonna be sleeping on the couch next week?

J-E-T-S SUCK-SUCK-SUCK!

Please tell Channing Crowder he has nothing to talk about. He's a big mouth that can't back it up on the field. Shut up Channing and make a play!

Excuse me Pace but Henne only threw for short yardage? Tedd Ginn our reciever that can't catch during crunch time caught it for 53 yards (I think). That was without the YAC so yea true it was a first down and then some. I don't think the defense is good enough to stop the run especially with Jenkins out but now they won't stop the pass because we WILL be throwing the ball short when Ginn goes deep and we WILL pick up first downs and TD's all up in dat a___ (sorry guys I'm hyped up)GO DOLPHINS!!!

Pace and his comments don't have any meaning. That is purely done for sound bites. I've noticed that not only Pace, but Ryan has also quieted down. Games are won on the field.
Since they're spending their week working on the wildcat, this would be a good time to give Ginn some love on a couple of reverses that you mentioned yesterday Armando. If Henne is going to beat them with the pass, it'll be good if he doesn't throw to Fasano or Ginn though. Might be good for Ronnie to practice throwing it to Bess or Camarillo out of the wildcat.
Dolphins pass rush will have to pressure Sanchez ALL game.
Any word on whether Roth is going to be activated?

jets/ pets are a weak excuse for a pro franchise. They have and will continue to suck. 40 years is history enough!

NO JENKINS NO LEON WASHINGTON O BOY IS WILL BE A WIN FOR MIAMI
FINAL SCORE:
MIAMI-35
JETS-14

You Miami fans are hilarious and about as naive as Dallas fans. Get a life. Yes we are without Washington but have Mr. Greene who should nicely step in as a pound it in style back. Your college excuse of a wildcat will be nullified this time around. Jets pound fish 27-13.

This will be another battle and I'm expecting the Dolphins to take out their frustration on the Jets.
Miami 31
Jets 17

Hey Mando,
I think Sporano needs to show this to Ginn on constant replay. Ginn needs to build back that confidence to go out there and do it again against NY. Make him play angry. On the wildcat, I'm not sure how it will work without Cobbs, he was clearly an integral part of the play, and it showed last Sunday. Let's hope the coaching staff has identified someone (Lex Hilliard maybe) that can fill the block/run/catch hole created by Cobbs. Go Phins! J-E-T-S SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS!!!

Also anyword on that ankle sprain from Roth? Any injury to Crowder sparking the resigning of Kershaw?

Don't want to get too giddy about things until we see the scoreboard at 0:00. This bunch is railing to get us back for the loss we gave them. They have very big ego's now with T-Rex feeding them his Kool-Aid. We have to be controlled and determined. Without Jenkins and Washington, it might give us a break, but I'm not counting on it. That Meadowlands is a a tough place to play in and that's like a 12th man on the field. It's going to be a rough game my Fin friends.

Dolphins are in position where they have to beat the hated rival Jets to save season... again! This is same position they were in 3 weeks ago when they beats Jets in great game.

With Kris Jenkins out, the Jets D have no hope to stop Ronnie Brown take it up the gut. Dolphins beat Jets for 3 times in a row easy and if Dolphins can make it out of these games against Jets and Pats ok at 4-4 the schedule start to get easy after that with games against teams like tampa, carolina, titans.

hat exactly are the jets going to do differently to win? no jenkins makes for a tougher time handling a running game that racked up 250 yards 2 weeks ago. i guy said greene will step in for washington? greene is not washington. he doesn't bring anything different from jones. washington was a change-up. greene is not. here's a little something for you to consider jets fans. we put 36 on the saints, and forced brees into 4 turnovers. with porter healthy and JT back to form. sanchise won't stay clean. i don't think this one will be nearly as dramatic.
fins 38 - jets 24

The only thing SCARY about the Jests are how ignorant their fans continue to be and how they continue to talk garbage while we knocked them out of the playoffs last year in their own home...u sucked for FORTY years and you will suck for FORTY more!!! We will pound the ball right down your throats while Sanchez repeats his 8.4 QB rating in the cold just like Buffalo game!!!! Whoooooooo

The Dolphins need this one. They are one game back of the final playoff spot in the loss column and are facing a team ahead of them in the standings.

Leon always caused a huge matchup problem for the Dolphins but won't have to worry about that this week.

The Dolphins match up nicely against the Jets. The Jets don't throw the ball well at all and are barely mediocre against the run.

Make a stand, RISE PHINS NATION!

We must get thru with a win on Sunday, that's the opponent we really need to keep down. If we play up to the potential we had last week w/Saints and finish the game with the same momentum, we can take a win here. But this team has a swagger that T-Rex is embedding in them and that's what's scary. I'm also fed up with this Ginn-go-round we're all on here, but he must redeem himself-I see a player who was all that coming out of college and hit the NFL brick wall and doesn't undertand why...shall we give him the rest of the season and play him differently. Maybe!

Dolphins looked great against the Jets last time out and even better against New Orleans for that first half. But I can't help but have the feeling that they're gonna lose this game thanks to a New Orleans hangover. Reading the papers and message boards, I see that writers, fans, and even players are still talking about what happened in the New Orleans game. After the Dolphins beat the Jets in that thriller, the same was true of the Jets media/fans/players. Everyone talked about the Dolphins into Wednesday. We all know what happened. The Jets completely overlooked the Bills and wound up losing to a terrible opponent. Throw in the extra confidence people feel with Jenkins and Washington out for the season (don't think the Jets aren't trying to prove they can win without those guys), and this has all the markings of a trap game.

Dolphins looked great against the Jets last time out and even better against New Orleans for that first half. But I can't help but have the feeling that they're gonna lose this game thanks to a New Orleans hangover. Reading the papers and message boards, I see that writers, fans, and even players are still talking about what happened in the New Orleans game. After the Dolphins beat the Jets in that thriller, the same was true of the Jets media/fans/players. Everyone talked about the Dolphins into Wednesday. We all know what happened. The Jets completely overlooked the Bills and wound up losing to a terrible opponent. Throw in the extra confidence people feel with Jenkins and Washington out for the season (don't think the Jets aren't trying to prove they can win without those guys), and this has all the markings of a trap game.

The NFL has okayed Ted Ginn playing inside a shark cage, and useing a butterfly net to catch the ball.

Alright Coach Spo get in those recievers faces they need it!!! Remind them that they get paid just to catch a dam ball!!! email me if u want some motivational yelling tips the military is full of them. GO DOLPHINS!!!

"Crowder responded with the clarity of a renaissance philosopher."

LMAO!!! Probably the only time in his life Crowder will be compared to a renaissance philosopher. Classic!

I am more convinced than ever that the saints loss was play calling. The coaches forgot what we are good at. Rookies play better without a ton of pressure. Live and die with Ronnie and Ricky

Anybody live in NY/NJ area know what forecast for weekend look like?

SCARY...

IF GREENE IS SO GREAT WHY DIDNT HE START AHEAD OF WASHINGTON ?

FINS 27 jets 16.

GO Miami !!!

The wets play like little girls... all talk and very little action. GET OUT THE BROOM... IT'S SWEEP TIME!

JPM, I agree with you - both times ;)

They better start focusing on the Jets and stop talking about the Saints game or this season is over.

Armando, I want to compliment you on your last essay about Ted Ginn, Jr. It was an honest yet sympathetic assessment of a troubled young receiver.

I know what it's like to be Ted Ginn, Jr. I know what it's like to have all the talent in the world (and then some). I know what it's like to be criticized by your inferiors.

I know what it's like to be Ted Ginn, Jr. (except he sucks).

Mr Channing "22 tackles in 6 games" Crowder (stats according to CBS Sports) needs to shut his pie hole!! He SUCKS!!

Seriously, why is he even starting? He is averaging less than 4 tackles a game. Coach needs to sit his butt on the bench.

pace might be backing off his comments, but has anyone read what bart scott said on his radio show? wow! what a scumbag. tim graham has the quotes on his espn blog.

2011 the fire-rex.com will be up and running. The Jest lost to the Jills because their coach sucks. The Phins have a better coach and the focus on the Jests is already in place. The injuries will hurt the Jest so much more than they realize. Greene is nice but he ain't Washington. Without Jenkins, Ricky and Ronnie will both get 100+. 35-17 Phins give up a last minute TD to whoever Dirty Sanchez' back-up is.

Greene is obviously not the versatile back Washington is as a quick juky runner who can catch passes. Why did Pennington start over Henne all this time. Pennington's arm has been shot for years. Granted he was probably the best decision making QB but his lack of arm strength killed him. Greene is going to be a good NFL back. You will see this week at the fishfry in the Meadowlands.....

AHHH , In comes another bad team to get us back in track.
Best prediction.....Sanchez throws 3 picks !

Mando,

Can you please please please just keep the focus on the Jets? I agree with a lot of the other people here that the Jets game could be a trap for Miami and send this team in a downward spiral. Plus who wants to hear from happy Jets' fans anyways? NOT ME! GO Phins!

if we don't win this one with Queen of Leon and Jerkins out, and Gaylon under police scrutiny we don't deserve to have any success this year. Period. Lose this game and its over.

I predicted a Phins win last time, however I think that foul stench from the saints game dinged our confidence. Jets 34 Mia 6. Sorry guys I hope I am wrong.

You don't know how sick and tired I am of people disrepecting the dolphins. They don't care that we went 11-5 last year, and they still say the dolphins suck. I just want the dolphins to take that to heart, and go out there and blow up the Jets and then the patriots, and at least finish with a respectable 9-7 record, and maybe they'll get some respect for once. I'm tired of not having a team worth respecting.

Are you f'n kidding me with the deletes ?

The Forecast for sunday is 62 , sunny with some clouds. OH YEAH , AND A GOOD F'N BUTT WHOOPING !

I'm not really interesed in what moby dick has to say.
I'm more concerned with whether the fish hangover will extend to the meadowlands sunday. though we beat them a couple of weeks ago, I don't like our chances.

SANCHEZ TIME DEAD FISH FANS .

I'll be behind enemy lines surrounded by "Charley" this Sunday rooting the fish on...

Wish me luck Boys!

Ugh, I went to that hell hole once, danny pulled out a come from behind win. Horrible fans those jet pukes. Good luck.

Dirty will torch this pathetic excuse of a secondary Sunday.

The Jets will smack the Fish in the mouth - Wildcat will be tamed. Not a lot of talk about it, but New Orleans forced Miami to throw all 2nd half by crowing the LOS - look for the Wets to do the same. Henning will gladly oblige and Henne will have a miserable day.

Nice to hear that Ginn sucks in practice just like the games.

Wets 31 Fish 10

Represent DC Dolphin!

Calvin Pace calling Henne. Checkdown QB? Does he even watch his own offense play? People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones Calvin. Last time I checked ( yesterday) the jets lead the league in rushing attempts, not yards lol. Looks like their the ones scared to put the ball in the QB,s hands. So shut the he'll up!

Jet fans are the most pathetic people on the planet. Any father who raises their sons to be jet fans should be arrested for child abuse.

Excuse me, SadFishDouche...really a Jests fan, go to the NY Post with the other losers

jet fans are a class by themselves.most of us are doctors ,teachers and have a high diploma .you fin fans most of you are a super market bag boys and hot dog venders .

Hey NJfin, your an idiot! I guess you stood outside of Giants Staduim (jets don't have their own stadium lol) and took a occupation survey. Jet fans are mostly white trailer trash alcholoics. I did a survey.

comes sunday,

fish 2-6
gets 5-3

Hey NJ, your right! Jet fans are in a class by themselves ..... Lowclass trailer trash.

The jets are part of the reason New Jersey always smells like $hit.

Nj, doctors?? Yea u usually need doctors after Giants and Miami fans beat u up...lawyers u need goes most of u are trash criminals...don't try to bs us, ur no class, trailer trash big mouths losers

are you saying florida is a better place than my paradise nj ?

Phinatic , are you talking to me ? If you are , go fuch yourself. I'm a dolphin fan for 38 years and my prediction for a butt whooping was for the jets IDIOT !, You must be new or something. Where do you live ?

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