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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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Thanks Mando keep up the great reporting!

Night Armando!

Remember here are the pics of Cuban Menance and myself. barebacksecrets.com

I hope the jags play the Patsies as hard as tonite.

why is it aloco waits to post after Armando is gone??

peace . mando

And another one bites the dust!

Aloco and Cuban , you guys ( gals ? ) are sick bastards. i'm telling armando to erase you sick , pathetic excuses of a human being.

Did anyone watch the NFL Network cast completely diss the Phins? Unbelievable

Yeah just watched it Dishpan. Not many people on ESPN have the dolphins beating the Titans either... O well, I like it that way.

Wow, some you were kissing up to Mando like he was a football god or something. He know less about football than most us. He literally admited to it when he says he depend on his sources about good draft prospects.

Boy NJ, how does Armando's brownies tastes? It seems you couldnt get enough of them. ROTFLMAO!

I guess I'm used to it, but what I can't stand is how everyone's analysis is based on their preconceptions of the players on the roster. It's like they don't watch the Phins play. For example, no one said s hit when Camarillo blew up last week

Still ROTFLMAO!!! Armando was serving up a party platter of tidy bowl brownies in here. LOL!!!

Dyingbreed is a cotton headed ninny muggins


Get used to it. The Dolphins have been hated on since dominating the early 70's. What would surprise me is if the northeast media actually gave us some props. Now that would be scary!

What your seeing now are the guys who were little boys and had to watch thier fathers cry while the early 70's Dolphins bashed thier panzy teams at will. They also cried with thier fathers.

So now do you see why the fins get no respect? It goes all the way back to the early 70's. We made a lot of enemies throughout the 70's and the hatred is hereditary. LOL>

Misty / breed , you were kissing armando's arse the other day. Your head was so far up it , you were coming out of his mouth.

Dyingbreed is a cotton headed ninny muggins

Posted by: Elf | December 18, 2009 at 12:02 AM

ROTFLMAO!!! An Elf that not only looks funny but talks funny too.

Dying Breed,

You stink. You smell like beef and cheese! You don't smell like Santa.


Your such an idiot even Armando had to set you straight that ilb isnt a top priority in this year's draft. Get a clue shoeless clueless.

Misty /breed. You're just mad you didn't get into the draft talk or with mando . It's sad and pathetic. Your jealousy and envy are exposing yourself at how sad and pathetic you are LMFAO !. You're embarrassing yourself. GROW THE F UO !

Grow the F UP !

Nj is an angry elf

Yeah misty , that why when i gave him a rebuttle , he said good answer 99 percentile ! WOW , you're a sad f'n loser . LMFAO !

NJ doesn't get approval in his everyday life so he seeks it from the author of this blog

ROTFLMAO!!! I'ld much rather have keebler cookie conversation with our local Elf I just spoke to a minute ago.

NJ, what a pathetic brownie muncher you are. Did he at least offer you a roll of charmin to to wipe your face when you were done LOL.

Misty , read mando's post at 10:15. Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahah !

Why would I wanna read anything Armando has to say. He's maybe a gnats pubic hair smarter than you. ROTFLMAO!!!

I'm sorry I ruined your lives, and crammed 11 cookies in the vcr.

I'm Misty / breed Wah waaaaaaaaaaaaaah wah waaaaaaaaah . i did't get to speak to mando and tell him how much i know about the draft or the dolphins . LMFAO ! bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 1

17 and 0 will always be the standard no matter what happens this year and beyond...the game today is not the game of 1972 and for 38 years the record has stood and i believe it will continue to stand alone regardless of what happens in the future...and im fairly confident neither of these teams will be champs this year

NJ you want a cookie and a pat on the back?

I always heard when you go to Jersey dont drink the water. Now I"m believing it after getting to know you. Its like reading a pamphlet on std's prevention. You learn what's best to stay from! ROTFLMAO!!!

Dying Breed watch out for Willi Chirino. He gets very angry if you bash Armando and waste blog space.

Ain't it funny how the funny characters come out after Mando leaves. uuh ummm aloco, menace you there.

" why would i wanna read what mando has to say...... " . misty , then what the f are you doing on here reading mando's blog. bwawawawahhhh bwahahahahahahahahaahah

and the sewage that comes out of florida that makes for that great florida school system and std's is any better ? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


NJ, if you and Armando were cell mates you would certainly be his biatch! I can see you now wearing that cut off wife beater tee and prison issue daisy dukes. For lunch you'ld be serving Armando tossed salad and he would be serving you his dingled-berry casserole. LOL

NFL network crew seemed a little too giddy considering they lost an employee/team member this morning. Deon is a disrespectful jerk. We're winning against Tennessee.

I'm sorry I missed the live chat with Mando. But I see all the roaches that scattered while the light was on, have come around now that Mando is gone.

What a bunch of pathetic losers some of you are.

Won't mention names DyingBreed but you know who you loser are.

Misty , You see what happens when you come on here and embarrass yourself , you have to stoop to low levels and start insulting people. So sad and pathetic. You sure know alot about tossed salads, You watch oz alot ? Lol1

What is up this deadbread's problem?

I was liking all the posts until you started talking. STFU tool!

Yeah NJ,

In prison Armando would be renting you out for a stale pin rolled cigarette. Yeah son your hershey highway would have more exits and enters than the NJ turpike. More lanes too. LOL

Misty / breed. I don't give a Shyt what you say from now on tonight but to come on here and insult fellow posters for talking with armando is sad and pathetic. You showed you have no F'n class and how jealous you are LOL !. You showed what a f'n loser coackroach you are . lmfao !.

FLPD ! Right on

Alex in hialeah, Right on. Isn't it sad ! LMFAO !

Misty . i missed mando's live chat , waaaaaaaaaaaaaah ! waaaaaaaaaaah ! waaaaaaaaah !

Hey FLPD and Alex in Hialeah,

Both your mothers say hello. They cant speak right now because they both have thier mouths full and boy am I wet!

Why is NJ Phin Fan always so worried someone is Jealous of him? Is it possible to be Jealous of another screen name of someone you will never meet on a blog?

Winston Yeah , just look at Misty .

Whole lotta cocksmokin going on

Why is Dying Breed so perverted? Sounds like someone needs to get laid.

Why would someone like FLPD come on here just to insult people and not give any input?

I'm new to this blogging, but some things dont make sense to me.

You are a fool too NJ. f'kn cockraoch m'fker

Dyingbrain, my mother wouldn't waste her time on your ovaries.

NJ Phin Fan,

What is he Jealous of?


You are one of the sickest and most pathetic thing immitating a man I have ever in my life met.

Seriously though, you're gay arent you? Is safe to come out of the closet no one here can hurt you. LOL

Misty , waaaaaaaaaah waaaa1aaaaaah waaaaaaaah

Wide open boys!

It does sound like this NJ Phin Fan is infatuated with this Armando and is seeking his attention. Is this what Dying Breed is Jealous of? Is this why he is such a perv?

I love this. A battle of wits which means dyingbrain is fighting with no ammunition.

MISTY "you are one of the sickest and most pathetic thing immitating a man ...... ' . Look who's taking , you come on her busting on flpd and alex's mothers ? that's a sick and pathetic so called man.

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