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Coordinators make their appearance

Dolphins offensive coordinator Dan Henning talked ot the media for about 14 minutes today and I was fascinated by the discussion about what this group of coaches -- and obviously the personnel dept. -- thinks of the balance between having a group of mediocre receivers or a group that is excellent and might include a so-called diva.

"We like this group of receivers," Henning said. "I've told you that before. They're like Rodney Dangerfield. [Greg] Camarillo and [Davone] Bess weren't even drafted. [Brian] Hartline was drafted but he was drafted after another guy on the same team [Pat Turner] and three or four other guys that went before him. And no one thought he was as good as we thought he was. And Teddy has been chronicled around here as ... he's been villified. And the only guy that has it worse than him right now is Tiger, I guess.

"But they like one another. They work together. They bought in to what we're teaching and so, you know, when you're talking about a coaching situation, everyone would love to have the most talented, biggest, strongest, fastest guy with the best hands. We don't have that and don't get them all the time. But even when you have that, as some people have found with certain individuals in this league, the best thing to have in a coaching situation is these type of guys."

Henning says Camarillo knows all four receiver spots. Bess knows three of the four. Hartline is learning all four. And Ginn knows two.

"We're getting a lot out of them," Henning said. "And we don't have any diva problems. Diva problems can suck the energy out of your football team."

Henning agrees sometimes having a reciever that tilts the field is worth the trouble. But he is very cautious about it.

"Yeah, but he's got to be good," the coach said when asked if he'd take a diva. "He's got to be good."


"It does take away," Henning said. "You just can't have discord because it's a team operation and when that's being talked about all the time and everybody's afraid to get into a guy's aura and you have to tiptoe around a locker room, it takes away from your team. So the guys' got to be pretty good. He's got to be an Alpha and a definite game-changer."

Look, my personal opinion? There are no perfect players because there are no perfect people. So if you have to pick between a bunch of great guys that stuggle on the field and a couple of great guys and some "divas" that take you to Super Bowls, I pick the latter.


Mark Clayton and Mark Duper were troubled people. You think Dan Marino isn't thankful he had them?

Santonio Holmes got in all sorts of trouble his first couple of years in Pittsburgh. You think that game-winning catch to win the Super Bowl last year wasn't worth that trouble?

Dolphins defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni talked to the media for almost 10 minutes and in that time he kept shroudded the fact on which player -- Sean Smith or Gibril Wilson -- had the ultimate responsibility on that 63-yard pass last week versus Carolina.

"We're supposed to cover the guy," Pasqualoni said. "I can't get into the details of the coverage. But in any of those coverages that we play, technically, you'd like fo the guy not to run between two guys. Ideally, you'd like to intercept it or knock it down."

The Dolphins have yielded 31 pass plays of 25 yards or more this year. That's an average of more than two per game.

And for the record, on plays where the corner is supposed to have help over the top from the free safety, the free safety is charged with getting over in time to knock down the pass.

I asked Pasqualoni about Jason Taylor's recent sack drought. He hasn't had a full sack since Oct. 25. Part of that is due to the fact he wasn't getting many opportunities, as he was curiously coming off the field on third down. But last game, Taylor got pass-rush chances.

He is locked at 6 sacks so far.

"They come in streaks," Pasqualoni said of sacks. "You get hot and sometimes you cool off. Sometimes it doesn't go your way. A couple of weeks ago when we were playing the Patriots, I don't think we had any sacks. At the end of the day, and I know that sacks [are] a big deal and big statistic in this league, but we just got through talking about team defense. We beat the Patriots and we didn't sack the guy once, but we win the game.

"You tell me? What would you rather do? Have fives sacks and lose to the Patriots? Or have no sacks and beat the Patriots? So to me, it all depends on the way it's going. If they come, they come. That's great. If they don't, it's not the most important statistic on the goal board. that won-loss is the most important one. That's the way I look at it. I would not get all out of shape about out, I really wouldn't."

In other news: Reggie Torbor returned to practice at least on a limited basis today. He is still nursing a hamstring injury which pretty much has assured he'll not start ahead of Akin Ayodele this week despite playing better than Ayodele last week.


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citi is beautifl .

Cramer (mad money) is all over that one.

He said it would triple in the next 2 to 3 years.

Am I the only one who was smart enough to short commodities in the last 30 days? I knew it was time when I heard the bozos on CNBC tell everyone to buy commodities and ride it out for the next year.

Cramer is a bozo. Pity the fools who follow his advice.

I truly think a lot of Ginns problems this year..as well as everyones early on was the change up in velocity on the ball coming out of Chad Henne v.s Penningtons hands. Ginn DID not have the dropsies last year. Everyone was dropping balls early on...Bess, Ginn, Fasano... They all are pretty much catching everything. I don't think Henning meant Ginn's days are numbered..I think he means it when he says Teddy has been villified b/c its true. He gets blamed for everything. Without him on the Jets game, we really still wouldn't be in the hunt. We dreamed of having a kick/punt returner with his big play ability and some people want to just throw it away. As much as you hate the kid you would simply be a...well you get the point...to let got of that. I refuse to give up on this kid until they let him go and the Patriots or Jets pick him up. Doesn't sound like they are going to give up on him though and I say good for them.

Still fun to watch Mark.

Mark, he said citi would triple when reached 5 ,while they short every thing they tell people to buy the crap.bac heading to 14 very soon .


You sound like you might know a thing or 2,

When is the dollar going back down?

GO, What are ya buying Citi at?

po, no buying any banks ,only when they jump i short .wfc is very good for that . i missed shorting citi ,i was afraid to be priced at 3.50 but the shock came today at 3;15.heading to 3 but i am not sure ,won't go near it .

Guys, ask yourself one question, how much further do you think the market is going to run without a correction?

In less than 9 months, the dow has gone from 6,500 to 10,500 (a whopping 62% increase) without a significant correction. only corrections we've seen has been about 4%. wouldn't it be smart to start hedging your bets or take some off the table and wait until we get a significant correction to invest your excess funds?

as far as the dollar goes, the long range forecasts i've seen will have gold at 2,000. if that happens, expect to see a much weaker usd. although prices rarely reach targets, they do often get close.

Thanks, was thinking about citi, Gotta roll the dice every now and then...

Will say I am a no luck Mother F*cker though...

to answer the question, the dollar might continue to run for the next 2,3 weeks.

I wouldn't even consider buying anything until the Dow goes back to 10,000 AT LEAST. Even then, it would only be a fraction of my funds.


You said a mouth full....

I was waiting till after the first of the year so I would not have to pay taxes on my gains this time around.

Never do today what you can do next year!

funny story....in 1980's the gold reached record of 295 dollars an OZ ,many countryies chosse to sell some of their goold as england did about 3 tons on the advice of the current prime minster BROWN thinking it's very smart thing to do .NOW THEY CALL IT IN ENGLAND NOW (THE BROWN'S BOTTOM }. IT SHOWN NO ONE EVERY PREDICT THE RIGT WAY WHERE THINGS WILL GO .


Also end of the quarter dividends are about to pay.

If there is one thing Jim Cramer ever said that was smart, never let capital gains tax be a reason not to pull a trigger on a trade. having to pay tax is a good problem to have in this instance.


You said it Go....

India in not one of them.

I hate the Freakin' Colts.....half-assin' their way thru this game......shame on them.....may they rot in hell

GOpats, you're right, I don't know if we will ever see 2,000 oz. we may, we may not, but it should still move in that direction. 1,500, 1,600?

It's clear that there are still problems in the economy on both sides of the border. The US govt will continue to print money to spend itself out of the recession. Obama has pretty much gone on record saying so. When this happens, USD goes down, gold goes up. Don't think the short dollar or gold bull runs are over - this is just creating a dollar opportunity IMO.

Mark you are 100% right, just been a tight year but you are right. Figured the Correction would not be before February 1st.


The Dems ar fans of Keynesian economics.

jax about to put fins against the wall in playoff race thnx to colts attitude & you talk $$.
some fans

Damn GO, Think you are right, been holden some scrap for a few years now, not big money but I was thinkin around 1300 I would sell.

Who cares? next week, jags play the pats. no matter who wins, we win!

Did yall see that Clark Catch!

How do you defend that?

was nice to get ideas from you mark and po .

GO, Its always a pleasure!

Good luck, guys! Stay balanced!


I have a new found respect for ya past your good taste in NFL Teams!

po sounds like armando and cuban,i am just saying.

I got invited to that game tonight. But I would rather see jags get slaughtered tonight on tv. Away from they're fans.


Shame on the Colts. Treating this like a pre-season game. Getting rag-dolled by the Jags: weak

The League & Goodell should fine the Colts for this shameful effort. What ever happened to the Integrity of the Game?


You were sayin?

Special Teams......


Integrity starts on Special teams....

okay, so I was a bit quick on the trigger......but let's see the defense grow a pair.

Don't worry about jags winning. It ain't happening. Miami at tennessee worries me. The way steelers are playin now, looks like Tennessee will be the hardest of the last three.

I hate it too Bro and we saw the same thing that sad night a few months back...

Only wish it was Special teams.

Finatic you're right,

We tried to give it to the Jags and they would not take it.

I think we will hold tennessee under 100 yrds on the ground,

Young is who worries me.

like I said....Colts D on holiday......where are the fines from Goodell?

Jags can win tonight but don't put any money on it.

cj skeers me

We can stop the run....


Never sleep on Manning. It don't matter if ur up three scores.

Jags MJD was no joke!

59 yrds....

We get beat it will be in the air and by Young scrambling.

Fin, don't we know.

Great, I have directv and it's raining here is sofla sooo the satellite signal is out.

There is always Justintv.

Oooohh!! Let colts score another TD. Jags better respond.

Good idea. Be right back

Colts D sucks, everyone knows that. Just that nobody has stopped peyton yet. Same goes for the Saints. They both are flawed 13-0 teams. None are anywhere close to what the Pats were for example two years ago or as good as the Steelers last year.

Man this blog sucks

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