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An update on Pat White from the Senior Bowl

While much attention has been focused on Tim Tebow this week at the Senior Bowl because of his struggles with center snaps, or his throwing motion, or his background working almost exclusively in the spread formation, I had to seriously shake my head.


Because even as so-called pundits and scouts and experts are ripping Tebow for not being ready to be an NFL quarterback, I think back to the not-ready-for-the-NFL quarterback the Dolphins used a second-round pick on last year.

Pat White.

Every issue Tebow has, White has. His throwing motion is a question mark. His drops from center and footwork were question marks. The fact he never played in a pro style offense was a quesion mark. And so if Tebow is a such a huge risk even in the second round (most folks are saying he's a middle round pick) why didn't anyone (including me) think White was a risk?

Boggles the mind.

The Dolphins can do nothing about picking White. He's on the team and they must hope he can progress from an unspectacular rookie season into a legitimate backup quarterback. That's why coach Tony Sparano was asked about White at the Senior Bowl this week.

"I think that he’s doing very well, certainly," Sparano said, no doubt remembering that White was literally knocked out of the season-finale against Pittsburgh. "Pat's not a guy to take a lot of time off or any of those things, so he’s getting right back at it. He’s got a pretty good itch. I was kidding him earlier in the week. I met his dad out here for the first time when we were over at Fairhope (High School) in the beginning of the week, so I sent him a text telling him his dad was better looking than he is. He immediately sent it back and talked about his hometown here and all that, you know.

"Pat is a real proud kid that way. But he has done a nice job for us, he really has. When you think about these young quarterbacks coming in and all that they have to do, and it’s a lot. You have to put a lot on their plate and you can’t spoon feed them. You have to be careful with that. So, from our end, our philosophy has always been to throw everything at them and see what sticks. With Pat, he had it a couple of different times. He had it in rookie camp. He had it in OTAs. He had it in training camp. And little by little he’s been able to grab more and more of our offense to the point that midway through the season he had total command of the whole package."

So White can come in the game and run the entire Miami offense if need be?

"He can really go out there with no limitations and run the offense that way," Sparano said. "Now there are still some fundamental things that we’re working with Pat on and that we want Pat to get better at, but this guy is so willing and has so much character that I feel like he’s going to continue to get better."

Well, there you have it. After one season the Dolphins are still working to correct White's fundamentals. After one season the Dolphins are also hoping White can actually complete a pass in an NFL game -- something he didn't do in 2009.

I hope White can make the giant leap from a struggling rookie to a viable backup in 2010. Again, no one is asking him to be ready to be the starter.

But he needs to get stronger. He needs to recognize defenses faster. He needs to get quicker with his drops. He needs to show the kind of accuracy he often showed in college but never showed in NFL games.

White has a long way to go. In that regard, he's a lot like Tim Tebow.


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the fake stop the madness speaks to proper and clear and only speak bad english when he wants to

Carlito is right . Stop the madness , nobody gives a crap. Get a life and please leave this blog sir !!!

Stop the madness, stop your madness, we are all aware of impostors and trolls on this blog... nobody cares...do you have anything to say about the dolphins? the draft?

that's the fake stop the madness at 9:34 post. me the real stop the madness.

fake stop the madness at 9:42

Kris , let me guess . You're about 5 years old and your favorite show i sesame street.

Posted by: stop the madness

Your lack or wittiness is embarrassing. You had all night to come up with something and thats the best you could do. Really embarrassing.

Now...why do you care what i posted to somebody else. ohhhh wait you are somebody else. Most likely NJ Phins fan,

I post under my own name and don't need an alias to hide behind. does that make me more mature in your eyes (as if i give a crap)

I find it ironic that the user name causing all this controversy is "stop the madness". Losers, stop the madnes indeed! Get a life! Or a girl!

why would sparano have to sugarcoat how he feels about a player(CODY) who doesnt even play for the team(PHINS). he not obligated to none of them. if somebody say spaano likes him he has a reason why sparano dont as if he's in sparano head or in the meetings or something. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

Posted by: stop the madness | January 26, 2010 at 11:31 PM

this was my first post to nj. its was under the heading dolphins and porter riff is mutual! read from there to now and you will see the difference in the first posts till now

fake stop the madness at 9:45.

fake stop the madness at 9:47 and 9:48.

I'm trippin, I really can't believe these guys

fake stop the madness at 9:47 and 9:49.

kris why would i attack you when i dircted my thoughts to nj. you never said anything to me. like i said i put this behind me that nite but for some reason its still going on today

those are all fake stop the madness, I haven't posted since my first post tonight!!!!

this is crazy!! wow!

fake stop the madness at 9:52, I really hate Kris, he is a tool and a Jets fan. What is he 5?

do you see what i mean if i posted the original message tuesday nite and paste it tonite how could it possibly be a fake

to be honest im laughing that someone would really want to be like me

what does the original post and pasting have to do with me posting now.

it just prove, the points you were trying to make about me really speaks about you

fake stop the madness at 9:54 and 9:56.

i'm going to cry.

I just had sex with my GF. That's GIRLfriend. It was alot of fun, I highly recomend that u two freaks do the same.

it just prove, the points you were trying to make about me really speaks about you

Posted by: stop the madness | January 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM

fake stop the madness at 9:54 and 9:56.

Posted by: stop the madness | January 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM
you trapped yourself, we posting at the same time but my post came in before yours you funny but im sure you can quick explain this too.

I just had sex with my GF. That's GIRLfriend. It was alot of fun, I highly recomend that u two freaks do the same.

Posted by: Akarojo | January 29, 2010 at 10:03 PM

that was quick, she probably mad as hell, if she leave she went to finish

fake stop the madness at 10:03 pm.

gf=guy friend??

Can we please block any and everyone with "stop" and "madness" in their names?

So that we can "stop the madness?"

Congrats , akarojo !!

I really want pat to try and return so punts and kick offs and maybe play some slot to add to his value! he could be good in the open field! back qb when needed!

i will stop but will they, like i said this name was in responds to nj always being correct after reading this blog for months. oh yea this is a fake post at 10:09

some punts sorry

i was faking at 10:09.

As I said a few days ago, Home SuperBowl 2010 will try to ruin this blog. I don't know if someone was messing with him or if he is doing it all himself but I was in tears from laughing over the fake post at __ posts and the real, real stop the madness stuff.

I hope that was someone messing with him because that sh*t was funny.

where is my NJ?

To the real stop the madness,
Who cares! Only you. Post in blue, I dare you

It was somebody messing with him.

What a rube

i'm going to cry. i miss NJ

You had me in tears man. LMFAO

akarojo left the building quick the truth must hurt really bad!! i hope he didnt try to stop her!! like the ole saying "when a good girl is gone, she gone forever!"im out

Real stop the madness,

I am with you. I see the BS. In my post i said that i think he is NJ phins fan. I did not know he was posting under your name. I thought he was one and the same. Now I see you are different people. No offense to you REAL STOP THE MADNESS

kris it was me and you're still a tool.

kris what are you 5?

fake stop the madness at 10:19, but kris is still a tool.

ace you keep saying post in blue, what will that prove. everytime your boy nj post in black he says he forgot to log in when he already logged in posting for hours, and the only time he forgets is when he himself makes up a fake name to agree with himself and dont switch back before posting again.

fake stop the madness at 10:21 pm

kris this me, none taken, like i've said i havent post since that first nite and its been happening ever since mostly after nj gets attacked

Me and everyone else on this blog have figured you out NJ Phins fan. Now not only can it be said that you you contribute nothing of value to this blog, It can also be said that you have revealed yourself to be both an impostor and a coward at the same time. JOB WELL DONE!

fake stop the menace at 10:21

why would I talk to ace? Everyone knows he is NJ

fake kris at 10:24

i lied to you kris , that was a fake stop the madness at 10:23 pm

What I am saying is to the real stop the madness dude. Carlito from golfito had the same problem with others using his name in the past. The real Carlito now posts in blue. I know he could post in black and deny it. Anyone can. I say to the real stop the madness, post in blue for the real you.

if you look at the first day like 10 diffrent names pop up from digdug,pong, karate champ,q-bert names that never ever post before defending nj. its been him all along hold these fake conversations

stop the madness

NJ Phin Fan is a good person and honest who only uses one screen name. It takes a real yellabelly to talk tough about a man when he is not there to respond.

fake stop the menace ?? stop the madness just got busted.

Ace the devil,

stop the madness has never heard of many me or cuban menace or anything that go on here... It is too easy

Well there is another difference:
Pat White started and won 4 bowl games.
Tim Tebow started 3 bowl games and lost 1 to Chad Henne.

PW became a better passer each yr and that will be the case with the Fins. The time it takes for a WR to develop I think they need to go for a vet. In the East West game last wk liked Pitta TE BYU and Keon Wilson LB USF if he 's there in the 4th he will be a steal. He's fast and a sure tackler.

it dont matter my point has been made nj is a fraud. he's the one who keeps shyt going on in here. the reason for my name like i said was b/c he never wrong and if you know so much nj you should have your own blog,work with a team,or a paper.i dont need to be someone im not but the dude tries to tear everybody down who disagree with him whether its me or you trust me

Kris , you're right . he never heard of many me or anybody else. who the hell is kris any way ??

Kris, but I KNOW who refers to me as the Devil.
Thanks for the compliment

I love you nj.


How things going in hell tonight mr. devil?

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