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Thursday afternoon's Dolphins happenings

With Joey Porter missing his second straight day of practice this week and third dating back to last Friday, the media is focused in on Cameron Wake now.

It is understandable because Wake is interesting, Wake is a fan favorite and Wake might the future. But listening to coach Tony Sparano and defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni talk today, I don't get the feeling Wake is going to see a ton more action that what we've been seeing of late.

Pasqualoni and even Jason Taylor mentioned the name Dwight Freeney when comparing Wake's body type and speed to the Pro Bowl Indianapolis player. But as Taylor noted, "I wasn't putting him in the company yet, I was just explaining the difference in body types."

Sparano: "My sense would be that when [Wake] is in the game, he factors at what he does. He played 10 plays a week ago, had two opportunities where he ran by the quarterback and hit the quarterback once. That was his 10 plays. Some of it been really good, some of it has been uneventful.

"Meaning (he) hasn’t had opportunities or even when he has been out there and had the opportunity, just didn’t have the opportunity. The ball is out fast or whatever the case is, any of those types of things. Doing a good job of what we are asking him to do right now and he is coming along as a linebacker.”

Sparano went on to explain that Wake is part of a certain defensive package and it isn't up to the defense to dictate when that package is used, but rather, it's up to the offense and the down and the distance. So until Wake graduates from that package, he likely isn't getting a whole lot more snaps than he currently is.

The Dolphins got good news today when Taylor (shoulder) returned to practice. Nathan Jones (hamstring) and Jake Grove (ankle) also practiced but only on a limited basis.

If you read this blog, you know that Taylor has been used differently of late than he was earlier this year. He is often coming out of games on nickel and dime situations, which is interesting because he's the NFL active career sack leader and Miami's career sack leader.

But Taylor had a tough month from late October to November as he didn't get a sack. Perhaps that had something to do with Miami's use of a OLB rotation. Maybe the fact none of Miami's other OLBs can defend against the run very well and Taylor can is the reason JT is in on early downs and has been sidelined on rush down.

I don't know. But this is clear. Even though he isn't complaining about not getting more chances to turn quarterbacks into ground beef, Taylor obviously would prefer to be in there on passing downs. That was clear when he was asked what he thinks of his play the last month.

“The last month of the season? I don’t know what our record is," JT said. "Me personally, it’s been different. It's been a little different. But I do what I’m called on to do -- plug me in where you need me, and I’ll do what I’m told.”

Finally, the Dolphins added cornerback Evan Oglesby to the roster. He fills the spot created by the placing of OL Lydon Murtha on the injured reserve list. Murtha was injured his ankle on the final play of Wednesday's practice, according to coach Tony Sparano.

The team didn't expect the issue to be a big deal until MRI results Thursday revealed a problem.


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You are a funny mother fu*ker.


You should be called the Cuban Hammer!

Evans, Right.

I am so tired of the Cameron Wake excuses. Find a way to get him on the field and get after the QB. Taylor, Porter and Anderson cannot get to the QB. Sparano is angry over lack of turnovers, well, get after the QB.

I still do not know why they cut Roth. How big would Roth be stopping the run on Sunday. Now they are light in the pants and will have issues because of the arrogance at the top of the organization.

"They" are gonna draft an ILB this year.

I think Miami wins a close one - 24-21.

These heart attack kids will keep us on the edge until the very end!

I ALWAYS Believe.

24-21 phins it is!

With a nitroglycerin pill in hand.

Being a Jets Fan...

So easy a Caveman can do it...

Go Phins!

Brady Quinn 1 Career win

Henne 6 wins....

Man we should have drafted Quinn...


I'd rather buy a GEICO policy.

Watch for new wrinkle in spread offense.

On 3rd and 6 or 3rd and 5 two linemen will pull to the right, pick up White on opposite ends and use him as a battering ram for a TD.

Duuuuh , cuban you are a funny mother F*cker. Uh ha ! uh ha ! Duh !


Ya bit*h

Your old lady is wearen a French maid outfit eaten my balls.

Mmmmmmm Meaty!!!!

how a about some crossing routes did anyone watch Greenbay sometimes I think we are stuck in the seventies with our pass routes screens quick slants we are not that fast but five to ten yards it's all even

Damn Aloco you old lady gets around.

DUUHH ! I Just love the the cuban. he so funny mother f*cker. Uh ha ! Uh ha ! Duuuuuhhh !

DUUHH ! Uh ha ! Uh ha ! Duuuuuhhh !
Sounds like your old lady win you drop your paints.

Were ya able to buy her that Chinese knock off of an iPod with your subway paycheck? You meatball eaten bit*h.

DuuH ! . cuban so funny , i want to lick his balz. Uh ha ! Uh ha ! DUUUHH !

I would keep the "I want to lick his balz" deal to your self.

Always knew you went that way though.


Might want to keep away from Aloco, he wants to lick you balz.

No thanks,

Sure he already has his mouth full.

DUUHH ! Uh ha ! Uh ha ! Duuuuuhhh !
Mmmmmm good balls!

DUH , i sure would keep being po white trash to yourself. UH Ha ! UH ha ! but good luck licking cuban's balz . DUHHH !

Sure you know about the ball licking deal,

Freudian slip im sure.

DUUH ! Freudian slip duhh. i just think cuban funny . UH DUUHH !

I should not be so hard on ya though Aloco, In this tough economy everyone needs to supplement the salary especially if you work at subway.

Sure there is a better way than lickin Balz though. IMHO


Duhhh , you should know. Duhhhh. i love cuban , he so funny . DUHHHH !

I can do this all night, but don't you have to work the midnight meatball shift.


You might want to think about getten your GED so you can maybe manage a Subway some day....

One can always dream!

Second thought....

Maybe Asst Manager...

Don't want to shoot to high.

DUUHHH , of course you can do this all night, You po white trash who have no job and live in trailor with no teeth. DUUHHHH , cuban so funny , uh ha duhhhh.

Well we better figure out who the best players are its crunch time. crowder sucks, ginn sucks, benchem and lets take care of business. Vic Carrucci nfl .com picked us to take the division.

Trailers better than a an old meatball box.


Doesn’t the library close soon?

Who’s house are you gonna break into to continue our dialogue?

When did you learn to stop usen all Caps?

That GED learnin is kickin in.

Cuban is funny (Ha Ha)

ALoco is Funny (Q u e e r)

Ya Ball licker....

and po white trash is all of the above. DUUUUUUUHHHH !

Thats my line.

No lame meatball jokes?

Expected more from ya.

Must be getten close to bedtime...

Middle school is tough.


Po white trash,

Please leave ALoco alone! There is more sport stomping on puppies and kittens.

Dog Catcher,


ALoco! Get me some French fried potaters.

You meatball eaten b i t c h!

DUHHHH Puppies and kittens , that po white trashes favorite meal, throw in few mice and rats and it's 5 course meal in po white trash trailorhold. UH ha h ha ! DUUUHH ! MMMMMM 1

Never mind they don't serve French fried potaters at subway; Mmmm.

DUHHHH! Better than eating them nasty meatballs from your subway branch.

I heard your old lady likes Quiznos meat balls better anyway.


Seeing as she ain't getten any meat at home.

DUHHHH , i heard po white trashes old lady gives great BJ'S with her missing teeth and all. duhhhhh ! UH ha duhhh. she think cuban funny to and want to lick his meatballs. DUHHHH !

BOY!!! Stop jerkin yer gerkin on that compooter and get to bed!

You got a long day at middle school and worken at Subway to feed my fat ass

Your right about my toothless old lady and the BJs..

Bout time you made a lame meatball joke.

UH ha duhhh


Every day is a meatless day!


You are much more amusing than ALocos lame meatball jokes.

I really think that they should play Cameron Wake more...let him get his bumps and bruises out there during the game so he can prove himself...

Roth was hurt all yr and when he got his chance he did not proform so shut up about a player who is GONE and will never come back. We have the best Player personel guy in the world and if he thinks Roth had to go see ya!

The phins win if we can stop the Jags running game and not turn the ball over !

Phins should win but it will be close

What is going on here tonight?

Mando, stop feeding the sheep by saying that the Dolphins somehow lack against the run and make them yearn for the mighty Matt Roth. Stopping the run is the least of the Dolphins deficiencies.

Only if the Dolphins got Pat Surtain and Sam Madison back this year .... sigh

You guys just see how the refs got the Steelers back into this game? Bogus roughing call.

Meanwhile, watch how the Steelers tackle - - they are ALWAYS looking to take a shot as the play ends, with the intent to injur. Dirty Rat Bastids.

Go Browns. Go Fins.

The last two hours on this blog has been junk. NJ and Dying wars going on the last blog. That certain little man we know would be very upset about all this. His first name ryhmes with Silli, and his last name ryhmes with sherino. Can you guess who it is? Maybe he will say "it is a good thing I checked out this blog" What a buffoon!

Oh I almost forgot. This little man will also cry to the blog master to have YOU ERASED.
Trix are for kids you Silli Sherino!

Inspector , that so true.

Philo Beddo you are a smart guy. Do you know the name this fool uses on this blog?

something about free willi right ?

Philo you got it. The first name is ______
What is his last name?
Clue: They sang together in the 70s,
Sonny and _____
Her name if she is a hispanic add "ino"
What is it?

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