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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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Super Bowl took some punches early but with the addition of the blue name has started a fiery comeback!!

At first menace looked unstoppable and Super Bowl was dazed and confused but this one has taken a turn folks. It could go to the judges!!

stop the madness you are such a simpleton

I conclude home superbowl is no match for the crazies at the herald

It appears both blogmentors have returned to their corners or as Super Bowl said "hitting the town" which means asking mom if he can watch a rerun of Heroes at 11:30


that was not home super bowl, you got it backwards

I concur wonton/menace
That boy was confused

and the winner is..........

The Cuban Menace!!!!!!!!

Fake egg drop @ 11:37

What's up?

I hate fake egg drops

" stop the madness is a simpleton ". posted by wonton. you got that straight , that's for sure.

Superbowl you are jealous and envious of him.
Go loook for your chemitrails.

fake chemtrails at 11:37 pm

I am the real egg drop. It has come to my attention that there are several impersonators roaming this blog. I would never condone nor judge a wonton eating contest....what?

Sorry, wrong blog.

anyone notice how HE spelled chemitrails...hmmm

fake real chemitrails at 11:37

menace has a new player polo. Home couldn't hang with you.

stop the madness isn't home super bowl. home may be nuts but he's not illiterate like stop the madness.

Unless they were going to use White in the slot as a wr then he was a stupid pick. Backup QB, please, dumb pick plain and simple.

We need to get the ball to him in space and use his speed.

I'm not many menace, polo

fake stm at 11:44 pm

The real stop the madness isn't illiterate like the fake Home Super Bowl. The fake stop the madness is illiterate like the real Super Bowl isn't unless he's being fake.

HUH ??


Guys what is going on? Clue me in. The last hour has been loony

First no one knows what the Dolphins will do during the draft, because we don't know what free agents the Dolphins if any, will go after, also we don't know what players the Dolphins will lose. Just because Parcells did something with one team years ago...doesn't mean he will do the same, now with Miami.
I for one believe the Dolphins will select the best player regardless of position...this draft is the third of a four year change over, in my opinion..and the parts are coming together...the team is getting younger, stronger and faster with each draft and free agency. When you think of how the Dolphins played against the top teams...especially the two teams playing for the Superbowl...just imagine with a few new players what they can do...so just be patient.

Stop the madness , why don't you tell everybody about Chemitrials and post a link. Then tell everybody how they're going to die by 2012.

Posted by: NJ PHIN FAN | January 27, 2010 at 12:53 AM

I concur wonton/menace
That boy was confuseSuperbowl you are jealous and envious of him.
Go loook for your chemitrails.

Posted by: polo | January 29, 2010 at 11:42 PM

and the winner is..........

The Cuban Menace!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Chemtrails | January 29, 2010 at 11:37 PM
fake chemtrails at 11:37 pm

Posted by: real chemtrails | January 29, 2010 at 11:43 PM

well what has been going on is that your boy NJ PHIN FAN has serious mental issues. he's like 100 ppl in one body, I knew your shyt would finally catch up with you. your are the only one who mentioned CHEMTRIALS in here and know its being mentioned agian. go figure!

wiggle out of this one

real stop the madness @ 12:14

well the real chemtrails who you say is nj spelled it correctly but other stop the madness who you say is nj didnt ??? boy you are confused son. go to bed , it's past your bedtime.

real cordoza @ 12:18

fake stop the madness at 12:14 and 12:17 am

i know i'm the real cardoza at 12:18. stop the madness you're a simpleton. nobody gives a crap.

fake stop the madness @ 12:15

so the real chemtrails is nj who spelled it right and fake chemtrails is nj who got it right but the real nj got it wrong. son , you need some help !!

cordoza(NJ) you funny, funk the spelling its the fact that nj is the only person to ever mention chemtrials and now its been brought up again, its all good i might not talk or spell the best but i bet you im not stupid or easily fooled.you gay, are you eric green, well nj spelled it correctly the first time but stop the madness who you say is nj spelled it wrong. you stupid as hell. im out. i got the info i needed just then. i hope you can erase you mistake, oops this the computer!!!LMAO

cardoza what does nj do for you???? seriously!!!

well what has been going on is that your boy NJ PHIN FAN has serious mental issues. he's like 100 ppl in one body, I knew your shyt would finally catch up with you. your are the only one who mentioned CHEMTRIALS in here and know its being mentioned agian. go figure!

Posted by: stop the madness | January 30, 2010 at 12:14 AM
You are right, dying breed good work

i'm not dying breed or cuban menace or home superbowl i swear to god himself. i tired of him never been wrong. the man has serious issues, he talks to himself, answer his own question with another name, not to mention patting himself on the back and he keeps fake battles going on with everybody! CASE and POINT

oh yea, he will go to sleep now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

when you swear to god, you are swearing to NJ. He is GOD

your in love with nj , admit it . you eat , sleep . think nj all the time.

fake "real stop the madness" @ 9:33

and he can sign in under the blue name all he want b/c i respect everybody opinion expect his and he was the only person i ever targeted but he use my name to argue with indianadolphan,rob in oc,and other and i never had words with these guys

stop the madness you are sick son. Thanks for stopping by.

Fake asd at 12:27 and 12:32

your in love with nj , admit it . you eat , sleep . think nj all the time.

Posted by: cardoza | January 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

me in love with nj,please, you been here what a couple of hours and all you do is defend nj. i think you're in LOVE with him

Oye chico. para con las mariconerias ya :-) If Jew can't understan theees, then learn sum f****ing Spaneesh, jew uni-lingual somma vo beach.
El Golfito que chupa pito.

fake cardoza at 12:34. thanks for stopping by

really in love with nj @ 12:35

no asd, god wouldn't made that simply mistake. nj human after all. lmfao. i cant wait to post this when everybody is on. he lost all credibility

fake detener la locura @ 12:35

gud nite!! im out, i got what i needed

lots of people read about chemtrails the other day and know about them. you're stupid or just a little slow ??. these guys are right. you're a simpleton

fake detener la locura @ 12:37

thx luiggi all these new names keep defendinf nj. i love it

you got what u needed ?? gud night ?? no , you didn't get what u needed. what u need is a brain

tomorrow a new day!!

real Home Super Bowl @ 12:40


stop the madness. luiggi was making fun of you. you're just to stupid to see it. he called you a simpleton. i love it

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