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Bill Sheridan checks out ILB at Arizona St.

Recently hired inside linebacker coach Bill Sheridan was at the Arizona State Pro Day Friday (wow, that's a lot of consecutive capitalized words) and a source tells me he was there primarily to lay eyes on ILB Travis Goethel.

Goethel is 6-2 1/2 and 238-to-240 pounds. Although originally believed to be a late-round type of player, Dolphins In Depth aspiring scout Chris Cordero tells me he has him graded in the fifth round.

The ASU Pro Day took place outdoors on grass, and Goethel ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 and 4.62 seconds unofficially. He had a 9-2 on the broad jump, a 4.22-second short shuttle, a 6.71-second three-cone drill. He also did positional drills but there is no report on how he looked.

This is what Cordero thinks of Goethel:

"He is a solid tackler who can deliver some big hits. He has very good instincts and good read and react ability. Does a nice job in pass coverage as well. Has also been very durable and is a team leader. The only thing keeping him from being a high draft pick is average athleticisim and his lack of elite size -- although he did some work to dispel some of those athletic doubts at the Pro Day. I give him a high 5th round grade."

Yesterday was also Pro Day at The U.

If you don't know what The U is, well, I got nothin' for you.

Tight end Jimmy Graham is Miami's most impressive draftable player. He stood on his 4.53 Combine time in the 40-yard dash. He did catch the ball for scouts. The Dolphins were represented at the workout but apparently not by a coach or GM Jeff Ireland.

How my boys have fallen. Used to be every single team would send a head coach or a general manager or both to watch the six or so first or second rounders Miami would put on display at its Pro Day.

:(

By the way, if you're interested to find out why O.J. Atogwe hasn't gotten much play in restricted free agency, check this out. It could explain some things. 

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Thank you Aloco, much appreciated

BOBBYD12 , WHY THE NFL PLAYERS ARE KNOWN FOR BEING THE STUPIDIST IN ALL SPORT AND THE UGLYIEST ? LOOK AT CROWDER .

I heard Crowders half brother is making a pretty good living doing Geico commercials...

BEN OF STEELERS PAID THE LADY TO GO AWAY,AT LEAST THAT'S A SMART MOVE .

ALoco, too many shots to the head tend to lower IQ if I had to take a guess

BobbyD12,

Agreed! I don't care if he is STUPIDER than Joey.
I just hope he plays better than Porter did.

CARLITO , ENOUGH FOR TONIGHT ,WHERE DO YOU GET THESE JOKES , YOU HAVE A TALENT MY FRIEND ..

Club Manager threw Ben under the bus yesterday...told investigators that the girls friend came to him and said her friend was in the bathroom with Ben and his bodyguard was blocking the door...she was worried about her friend...I still think Ben is in for a rough ride here

I WONDER HOW THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY , DO THEY HAVE THEIR AGENTS DECIDE OR THE SPEND OR THEIR AGENT EAT IT OR THE DO THE RIGHT THING .

I NOTICE WE DON'T HEAR THE SAME KIND OF NEWS OF BASEBALL OR BASKET BALL PLAYERS THIS MUCH .SEEMS TO ME EVERY WEEK THERE'S A STORY OF NFL GETTING HIMSELF IN TROUBLE .

P.S.....THIS NEWS MAKES PEOPLE FORGET RONNIE BROWN'S NEWS .

WE NEED ROB IN OC ,TEAM TUNA AND THAT'S IT FOLKS .GOOD NITE .

Armando's probably typing away as we speak.

Enjoying the hell out of writing the next blog.

Any guesses on what the title will be.

PORTER THE INMATE

ALoco, those guys get into their fair share...right now with basketball in full swing and baseball starting, ur not gonna hear as much about them...NFL is in offseason so these guys are gonna be partying alot with time on their hands...that's why we hearing so much now

Almost shot in my ass Part 2

WV taking it to Kentucky's team non-student athletes

Only one story today Carlito....BUTLER!!!

I hope Armando can beat Omar Kelly's weak azzzz line

"Maybe the cops tried to get him to drop the Chalupa."

This is pure bush league. I know Armando can do much better than that... I can't wait

Yeah, That's always the "speed bump" to happy land, Bobbyd12... they could make another oops. If they do decide on a "Wild Card" pick... I see them doing it with a Skill player such as RB, DB, WR. Those guys have there share of "busts" but I believe any of those who would be taken at the 12 spot would have a pretty nice track record as a productive player... IE.. Spiller, Thomas, Bryant (and the name of the guard they brought in eludes me) A guard not being a traditional "Skill" position but one I can see this staff taking as a long term solution at a positional need. I believe this, Bobby12... "You can't allow the failure (so far) of one pick to determine how you make choices in the future" White is 1 pick in Parcells very long career. Not his epitaph. I would also add that this is a feeling... not a locked in "Their gonna do it" type thing. I see Dansby as the key to opening the front end of the draft... because before his acquisition... there was NO DOUBT Miami was going OLB/ILB at the #12 spot. They do NOT have to do that with who is available down the draft.

Joey's short bus adventures??

Why would a guy with 40-50 million dollars be any where near a Taco Bell anyway ? He should have had Joe's Stone Crabs Fed Ex him dinner. What a retard.

Bobbyd12....."Mike Iupati"... is the name of the guard I could not remember...

BOYCUTT , PLEASE GET YOU NAME CHANGED .

Thks for reminding me Bill, I've tried to forget LOL

WV and Butler in final four

The Dolphins will trade back and select Cody...remember Parcells believes that you build from the lines out.

Tennessee and Baylor win tomorrow

Fishy, Jamarcus Russell 290 pds, Cody after a big payday 400 pds... I'm sorry but this fat slob is a very risky pick, he lacks dicipline and Parcells doesn't like guys who lack disipline....Add in the fact that this is Miami, the heat and humidity could easily turn this blob into a tragic death....NO CODY pls

Wow Carlito, ALoco said u knew nothing about Basketball and now ur picking the Final Four!!! Who wins it all??

We dont need to draft any WRs

Bobbyd12,

I don't really want Cody as a fin, but the guy is from South Florida, I don't think the heat would bother him too bad...

As long as Dook doesn't win I'm good

Interesting new on Derrick Morgan from CBSsports.com. I know a number of you had him in your top five. Read this:

03/16/2010 - According to NFL Network's Mike Mayock, "just about everyone in attendance" at Georgia Tech's Pro Day believed Derrick Morgan will be a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL -- not a 3-4 outside linebacker. Morgan struggled badly when asked to drop and change direction at the Combine. He was a bit better at Monday's Pro Day, but at 6'3/266 Morgan's best fit appears to be as a base, 4-3 right or left defensive end. Mayock expects Morgan to be drafted somewhere in the top 10-20, though it appears we can cross most 3-4 clubs off the list of potential landing spots. - USA TODAY football

Porterhouse Caught at the Border?

03/12/2010 - TOP RATED NFL DRAFT SCOUT DEFENSIVE ENDS: *Jason Pierre-Paul: South Florida, 6-6, 265, 1-2: Pierre-Paul is a well-traveled work in progress, and the jury is out as to whether he can become something special when he settles into a full-time job in the NFL. He focused on basketball in high school until his junior season, and his learning curve in college was challenged because he had been to three schools, including two junior colleges, in three years because of academic challenges. But his freakish pass-rush ability is amazing, especially if he lines up in space. His first step is more of a blink-quick long jump, and keeping up with him is a major challenge for tackles. But he lacks instinct and doesn't use his hands well to shed blockers. Last season he collected 45 tackles (16?? for loss) and 6?? sacks. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com/CBS Sports/USA TODAY

03/18/2010 - PRO DAY RESULTS: Every NFL team was present in Knoxville, including Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, and three offensive line coaches from Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Detroit. They observed 14 Volunteers and these players stood out: Defensive lineman Dan Williams (6-1 7/8, 327) stood on his combine numbers and did position drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com.

03/13/2010 - TOP RATED NFL DRAFT SCOUT OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS: Sergio Kindle, Texas, 6-3, 250, 1: Instinctive, athletic playmaker at outside linebacker in the 3-4, but might be a terror as a 4-3 pass-rushing defensive end if he adds about 20 pounds. He is tightly wound and competitive yet has natural balance and athleticism to play under control. He started 24 games in his career, including 13 at defensive end in 2009. Kindle is a two-time All-Big 12 selection with career stats that include 168 tackles, 13?? sacks, 39 tackles for loss, 56 pressures, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He has a history of nagging injuries and off-field issues, including being treated for a concussion last year after crashing his car into an apartment building while text-messaging in July. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com/CBS Sports/USA TODAY

03/19/2010 - TOP RATED NFL DRAFT SCOUT CORNERBACKS: *Earl Thomas, Texas, 5-10, 208, 1: He entered the draft as a redshirt sophomore after setting a school record with eight interceptions last season while playing safety. He then bulked up from his college weight of 195 pounds to 208 at the combine, possibly in response to concerns voiced by scouts about his ability to hold up at the next level, where he might project better as a cornerback. "The extra weight helps if I'm going to be in the box banging heads out there," Thomas says of the prospect of remaining at safety. He was a ballhawking center fielder, leading the nation with 24 passes broken up last year and collecting 143 tackles since 2008. He has the speed, instincts and attitude to play safety, but also owns the hips, man-to-man skills and ability to high-point balls in flight that could make him a formidable corner. But his college career wasn't perfect. He was the victim when Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree made the game-winning catch against Texas in 2008, and he missed several tackles in the BCS title game loss to Alabama. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com/CBS Sports/USA TODAY

Guys please tell me that this Joey Porter story is true? I just got off work, this can't be true? If it is, this is the best offseason news yet, and will be hard to be trumped. I mean, if we had a contest to come up with the craziest thing Peezy could do to get arrested, this would be the winner. Could not have happened to a nicer guy.

The Dolphins have been real quite on Cody...they saw him at the senior Bowl...he's just about the only real 3-4 NT in this draft.
The Dolphins have had a few players in...but none of them are worthy of the 1st pick..so it appears they aren't going after OLB, ILB or safety with the first rounder.

VERY TALENTED TIGHT END WHO COULD SLIP TO LATER ROUNDS BECAUSE OF A BIG INJURY CONCERN. Could be worth a gamble in the late rounds.

03/25/2010 - Reports surfaced late Wednesday evening that former Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski is suffering from spinal stenosis, a potentially career-threatening condition. Gronkowski denied reports in a phone interview with the Arizona Daily Wildcat. "That's news to me," Gronkowski said. "I haven't heard that." The news originated from NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock and quickly spread across the Internet. Spinal stenosis, according to MayoClinic.com, is a narrowing of one or more areas in the spine that can put pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves at the level of compression. It most commonly occurs in the neck or lower back and can cause numbness in the extremities, neck and shoulder pain and cramping in the legs. The news is potentially damaging to Gronkowski. If true, it would not only be his second major back injury in less than one year, but it would also put him at a high risk of paralysis during game action. Gronkowski insisted that he is completely healed. "My back is 100 percent," he said. "I'm still doing my pro day on (March) 27th." - Tim Kosch, Arizona Daily Wildcat

Rob in OC.....sorry man, just getting back in here after a long day. With regards to my Okung comment, I actually like the guy a lot. I ws just trying to make the point that VERY few of these college players come with a guarantee. Somebody had made the point that there was much less risk in the top ten picks than where we pick and I was trying to make the point that this is not necessarily the case. Okung for one looks to have it all going for him but so too did Robert Gallery and Mike Williams. You just don't know when it comes to the next level.

Team Tuna, thank you for all the updates. I've been touting Morgan for quite awhile to be our pick. Maybe I need to go back and rethink. I've been against Kindle but maybe things are starting to point that way and I do think Dan Williams would be a good pick too. Maybe at the end of the day the trifecta are as scared as we are and figure that the guard is the safest way to go.

geez, that's bad news about Gronk. I really like this guy too....if there is ANY truth to this story, then not a chance that we touch this guy in the second round.

Bootang,

Yes it is true. And Hilarious. Truth is stranger than fiction

Team Tuna... I read that report about Rob Gronkowski's back. I don't believe it for a minute. This sort of sabotage maneuver really started to get big a few years back. ANY major physical issue like that would have to be addressed by the athlete early on. That is why McClain finally told everyone about his Croans (spell check) disease. If he were drafted by a team and were to fail a physical based on a undisclosed illness... the lawsuits would be flying at everyone involved... From the player to the school to the agent and even the NFL. I am fairly certain every player must also pass the teams physical. It would be dumb if they did not. I have Gronkowski very high in the TE selection. If the report turns out to be true because he just learned of the problem... yet has now denied it... it will destroy him in this draft. I hope for his sake it is just a phony report to haze the process a bit.

Dear Mr. Salguero

Somewhere in Bakersfield Ca.

Police Officer : Let me see your licence please.
Joey Porter : (glassy eyed) These are not the Droids your looking for.

Police Officer : Excuse me ? I need to see your licence.
Joey Porter : (looking @ 2 40oz malt liquor bottles on the passenger seat) These are not the #%$king Droids your looking for.

Police Officer : Step out of the car sir !
Joey Porter : I'm just goin over to that Cantina to call a cab (safe passage) I gotta get to Alderaan(Scrip club).

Meanwhile in Miami

Channing Crowder sense's a disturbance in the force


Soiled :)

Team Tuna @ 5:50pm

You posted:

I think Cody will be able to keep his weight in check. I listened to a pre-draft interview he gave. He seems motivated to keep the weight off and, with the regime's strict/no nonsense work environment, I think he will be ok. If the Dolphins do nothing in this draft but find a dominant nose tackle, I would consider this draft to be a big success. It is so hard to find these guys.

Posted by: Team Tuna | March 27, 2010 at 05:50 PM


To say that if the Fins do NOTHING more than find a dominant NT you would consider the draft to be a BIG SUCCESS???? HUH?? Wha?

"Aim low sheriff he is riding a Shetland!"

You CAN'T be serious with the thinking that the draft could be considered a success with ONLY finding a NT? With 9 other draft choices that would be a HUGE failure imho.

I actually hope the Fins can dig 3 starters out of this draft AND have a few more stick to the roster as groomer types. If one is a NT that's great.

I hope you will aim higher than that as the draft approaches... It just really jumped out at me so I had to post.

Cheers,

Bill Ruger,

You had some outstanding food for thought in posts @8:21 and 8:58!! Good stuff there my man.

I especially like your logic that you absolutely can't let past failures determine your plan going forward. Not to be confused with learning as much as you can from past mistakes but you have to go boldly advance at all times. Detroit would have NEVER found Megatron if they would have let their past WR drafts shy them away from choosing yet another WR!

Some will argue that the early 2nd round was the problem... they kid had an amazing college career (Most rushing yards as a college QB EVER, had great accuracy and had a KILLER combine along with MVP of all his Bowl games) a smokin resume. A bunch of folks holler that Pat White could have been taken later but how is that a fair statement? Answer: It's not. No one could even possibly begin to know that and it only takes one team.

Having Pat White come in year one as a rookie and not light up the scoreboard like a pinball machine or be a passing demon is so similar to the starts of many good QB's (too many to list).

The fact is that he had a relatively small sampling of total plays to work with can be problematic. Granted not completing a single pass is a VERY auspicious start but, year #2 should bring a lot more info on whether he is developing.

I actually applaud the Trifecta for trying to give a unique offense MORE bite and NOT go status quo. The Wildcat has had great success as a Dolphins weapon when all its players are healthy. If Pat White can slow the game down and start completing passes, the offense will be hard to deal with. The Tuna and Henning have run the Wildcat O much too often to call it a gimmick. I don't think it's going away as much as many people might think.

The moral of my story in regards to your posts Bill was thinking outside the box is A-OK with me.

Cheers,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

I WANT A PLAY MAKER. SPILLER-BRYANT.

OR A LB WHO DOESN'T HAVE TO SWITCH FROM DE. OR A SAFTY THAT's TALLER THAN MEXICANS.

FORGET CODY HE DID 22 REPS. I'M OUT OF SHAPE AND CAN GET CLOSE TO THAT.


SOILEDBOTTOM

2 40s THAT's HOW YOU SEE BLACK MEN?

TYPICAL.

THAT's WHY WE CALL IT DRIVING WHILE BLACK.

I'm SURE THE COP SAW A BLACK MAN IN A NICE CAR AND ASSUMED HE STOLE IT.

DROVE BEHIND HIM FOR A MILE TO GET INFORMATION BACK.

DURING THAT TIME JOEY CAR SWERIVED ENOUGH TO GET CLOSE TO THE LINES NOT EVEN TOUCH AND THE COP PULLED HIM OVER.

CALLING ALL GANG BANGERS WHO HAVE A GUN. YOU STUPID MOTHERF---ERS STOP KILLING EACH OTHER AND SHOOT A COP. BLACK WHITE WHATEVER.

OH YEAH BIG BEN USE THAT WHITENESS TO YOUR BENIFIT I'm NOT MAD AT YOU.

YOU RAPE 2 WOMEN BUT IT's ALL RIGHT BECAUSE YOU're ALL WHITE.

GOD BLESS AMERICA. THE GOOD and BAD.

Justin, maybe he was busted for being black on a Friday??? not to worry my friend it's only a misdemeanor....

IM JUSTIN IN-CREDIBLY STOOOOPID, I TYPE IN ALL CAPS SO EVERYONE NOTICE ME!!!WISH ME HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAUSE IT ALL ABOUT ME, TODAY I 13 YEAAA...I SOOOO STOOOOOPID

Craig M @ 10:42,

Hey bud, sorry to hear you are having some hectic days... good luck with that.

Thanks for the reply. I read that post and it sounds like you are very philosophical about the zen of drafting. It's such a far cry from I HATE all you picks post? You're not Sybil are you? LOL, I kid.

Seriously though, in admitting that there are NO sure things in drafting #1 that's a great foundation as picks get analyized. You listed fine examples of Gallery and Williams as not living up to their billing. How can you "hate" (pretty strong word) anyone elses draft picks? Barring rediculous way off base things like Tim Tebow round 1 to the Fins! etc.

I am not mad and am just trying to clarify your comment. When you say you "Hate" ALL my picks are you merely stating that you would rather see your OLB pick Morgan workout better than mine in BG? If I like RB Spiller or RB Best as do everything gamechangers and you say Hell NO, I hate those picks I'm taking OLB Morgan...fair enough. You do know the player can end up being so much better at his position that it makes it a worthwhile choice? Do you mean you would just rather have an OLB position drafted on the team due to need vs other methodology?

If the Fins were to choose RB Chris Johnson instead of CB Vontae Davis (*using Chris for reference sake only) you would probably be flipping out at the draft and yet elated when you watched him as a Fin right? Since we drafted CB Sean Smith 2nd round and already had CB Will Allen it could have worked out great. Same thing if we would have selected OLB Clay Matthews 1st teamed with CB Sean Smith 2nd.

Hey I fully acknowledge the fact that Spiller could be another Reggie Bush or much worse RB John Avery. By that same token I hope you realize that Morgan can be Gholston or JT...no one knows. Same goes for McClain, Williams or Thomas or any of the "safe picks".

I like discussing opinions with you Craig. I am just trying to gain some clarity and more perspective on your draft choices and choosing processes.

Cheers bud,

ARMANDO: LIKE THE ARTICAL ABOUT SOMEONE BECOMING A STAR. I AGREE WITH YOU.

JUSTIN IN-CREDIBLY STOOOPID IS YOUR NAME RIGHT.

IT's YOUR BIRTHDAY TOO. 13 THAT's NICE ENJOY IT.

AND YOU're RIGHT IT's ALL ABOUT YOU.

PEACE HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Sup CM,

Sunday mornings will be sooooo much better when the Fins are playing again!

Cheers,

I TYPE IN ALL CAPS CAUSE I THINK IT COOL...I SO DUMB

JC,

All Caps all the time SUX!!

You are really coming up with some doozie posts JC. Too many assumptions about Porter and his "Remember the Border Rumble!".

I am sure the facts will reveal themselves more in depth over time. Wildly bizzare cept Joey is a magnet for weird stuff (brawl in Vegas).

Happy Bday man.

Cheers,

CUBAN

LAST YEAR NY POLICE DID STOP and FRISK ON OVER 700,000 PEOPLE 60% BLACK 30% SPANISH 10% ARABS.

BEING THAT NY HAS 10 MILLION PEOPLE WHO MOST ARE WHITE. THERE's A PROBLEM WITH THAT.

SEE HOW COOL I AM...I SPELL ARTICLE-ARTICAL, I MAKE UP MY OWN SPELLING I JUSTIN

NEVER SAID I WAS A GOOD SPELLER. BUT THANX FOR THINKING I'm COOL.

Right now Ol' LessthanWise n hunt is scrambling through Porter's newly inked deal for the "It's ALL null and void if I screw up!" clause...

LOL, classic Peezy drama this one is.

I sure hope this crap doesn't cause Goodell to bite down on Ronnie Brown anymore than he normally would as a 1st time DUI offender?

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