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Marshall (hip surgery), Turner (other surgery) out 'til camp

Well, things just got a little more interesting.

While the Dolphins are expecting marked improvement from their wide receiver position, two players with the biggest set of lenses on them at the position will probably not be practicing this offseason.

Coach Tony Sparano said today Brandon Marshall had "a routine procedure," that will keep him out until the start of training camp. Sparano then confirmed the procedure is a surgery to "clearn things up," while declining to be specific about the body part in question.

ESPN is reporting the surgery Marshall had was hip surgery. Marshall had hip surgery last year in Vail, Colo., and missed the start of training camp as a result. 

[Update: I'm told Marshall had surgery on the same hip two weeks ago. It's interesting perhaps only to me, but Marshall passed a Dolphins physical while requiring surgery.]

[Update 2: The Herald's Jeff Darlington is quoting a source close to Marshall that is saying the procedure was not to the same hip but the other hip and that it was not a clean up. Now that we're all totally confused, I'm sure the next story will be that Marshall really had ankle surgery.]

Asked if he knew about the need for this surgery before signing Marshall, Sparano paused ...

"Well," he said. "No."

Marshall was nonetheless in good spirits today.

"It's definitely frustrating, but you know, some things you can't control," Marshall said. "In my past, I learned that, not to worry myself and hold my head down when I can't control it. I'm just going to do the best I can with the mental reps and prepare myself that way."

Patrick Turner likely will not work this offseason until training camp either, the coach said.

Turner also had surgery this offseason and was only allowed to walk around the practice field today as the rest of the team practiced.

This has varying degrees of importance.

It is clear that one of the things the offseason is meant to provide is chemistry between a quarterback and wide receiver. So it is important for Marshall and Chad Henne to have been able to work together and learn each other this offseason.

I remember Dan Marino used to say it would take three or four months for him to get to know a new wide receiver. Training camp doesn't accomplish the feat by itself because of the time constraints and because other players are taking repetitions.

So in that regard, this is a setback for the Dolphins passing game being on point immediately between its starting quarterback and go-to receiver. Is it a huge deal?

Not if Marshall can be his 100-catch self in time for the regular-season opener.

On the Turner front the issue is different.

Turner is not an accomplished player. The issue with him is whether or not he's going to get enough work this offseason to make the significant and necessary personal improvement to compete for a job in training camp.

Sure, one needs to worry about his ability to get in synch with Henne also. But the greater worry for Turner is whether he can carve a niche for himself on the roster first and the gameday roster second. He was unable to earn a spot on the gameday roster consistently as a rookie and didn't figure at all in the offense.

So he needs to get better. Can he do that in training camp? After not working much this offseason? While coming back from some unknown surgery?

I don't like his chances.

Other offseason surgeries for the Dolphins: Nate Garner, who didn't practice Wednesday. Reggie Torbor, who didn't practice Wednesday, Channing Crowder, who didn't practice Wednesday. I know Crowder's surgery was for a lisfranc injury. The Dolphins are being coy about the reasons for the other surgeries.


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ricky and ronnie need each other no doubt

Ricky certainly can’t carry the load by himself anymore because he breaks down as was evidenced by his drop in productivity towards the end of last year and he has always had fumble issues but during his time as the second option he rarely fumbled and was very effective. I love him as our second back.

Mike Hunt, ousted alma necia pobres!!!

I love Ricky but I don't trust him anymore. and I never want him throwing again out of the wild cat.

I'm not ready to let Ricky go...but I think it is time he moves to the 3rd back in the rotation. I liked what I saw from Lex when they let him carry

I call on anyone who cares for Carlito to take sction with me. He is addicted to this blog. He tried to quit, and was doing quite well. He even picked up a useless hobby, posting at a 2nd rate Dolphins blog. It appears he may have had a relapse tonight, making a post under a fake name. Granted, he admitted his transgression, and that is key. However, it is simple to think that it was just a one-time thing, but it is not. It starts with one post, pretty soon Carlito is going to be having sex with strangers and pawning televisions to help with his posting habits. This can not happen. I call for anyone who cares to help Carlito in his time of need.

Also really like "The Hill"

Have seen almost all good plays when he touched the rock

Some downright amazing as "The Hill" fought and got some tough 3rd & longs for a First Down

R & R Express Must Leave There Legacy This Season
As Expect Ricky To Retire after this season

O-Line plus Brandon Marshall Should Help The R & R Express Out Immensely This Season

Thats what I'm talking bout Home.

Lex showed flashes of a back that is ready that was hungry for playing time. I expect to see more of that this season. Really push for that number 2 spot.

Mike Hunt, ousted alma necia pobres!!!

Posted by: Machupichu | May 19, 2010 at 07:49 PM

Is this a sorry attempt to speak Spanish?

Fake machupichu, trying to pick up Spanish online, what a fool.

Mike Hunt, grow up u fuckingasshole and buy a clue...I have an I Phone that I use for this blog...I don't sit home on a computer all day and waste my life signing in and out using others names...by the way, is Mike Hunt like your 20th name YOU use??? Fuckindouche...blow me

booby you gave yourself up you idiot. i was not talking about you. Stick that Iphone up your buuuttt

Cuzco, so YOU are also Mike Hunt??? Like I said, 20 th name, you fuckinpussyass...Dumb as they come

Ricky throwing should never happen. Marino should never run. But after seeing Run Ricky Run. I can't hate on that man. He has become something more than just a R B to thisfranchise. Those two years we ran the he'll out of him, good years from him. The team?
Hell when was the last good year we've seen from them

Talking about a post at 1935 and ur so fuckingstupid you respond LMAO at the brown idiot

Te to enjoy thearlin game while Cuzzo shines hid lawnmower blades to cut my lawn tommorrow...

Kris...I hear ya. But Ricky for one more year isn't bad. This isn't griffy hanging on...if we use 3 backs I want Ricky to be one of them

Dear Mr. Salguero

I just saw this.

"Hello everybody... I admit the top 10 off topic topics was me... I hope everyone is doing well... Go Dolphins

Peace out

Posted by: carlito from golfito | May 19, 2010 at 07:38 PM"

I traced the call to some grey hound bus station in Orlando.

Carlito...if you can read this post stay where you are and don't talk to strangers or Chicken hawks...we will pick you up and bring you home.

Soiled :)

Cuzco, go sharpen ur lawnmower blades so you can cut my lawn tommorrow!!! LOL I will pay u ur 5 dollars when ur done

fake post Cuzco at 8:50pm,

under the circumstances it is ok with me. Watch out for Bobby's rage!




Justin the Wigga making his views known...like I give a shyt LMAO

Sorry, but I gonna watch the Marlins game while ALoco talks to himself...nite nite

Bootang the hypocrite. 2nd rate blog ?? I recall seeing you at the blog the last couple of days . What a Freaking Hypocrite !! and a backstabbing douche !

Justin the Wigga making his views known...like I give a shyt LMAO

Posted by: bobbyd12 | May 19, 2010 at 09:28 PM

You see folks, Booby says wigga, but what he really means to say is _igger. With the N of course. Boobyd12 your typical racist minded imbecile.

Bobby and baseball RLFAO
Bobby dont know baseball.
Bobby how many outs is a 9 inning game?


It was a jab at Carlito. I posted there today, I like it over there. Calm down, it was obvious my post was made in jest

" Useless hobby , posting at a 2nd rate blog ??? ". That doesn't sound " in jest " to me. just saying.

Well it was. Obviously Carlito won't be having sex with strangers, addicts are encouraged to find a hobby, something to idly pass their time. It really didn't have anything to do with my opinion, but more Carlito left this blog to go to another. To the naked eye this would have been his first choice, that is all. I personally like it over there, the only reason I didn't post yesterday was when I was on the people I know weren't there. As I become more familiar with the regulars over there, I will post. Obviously everyone has certain people they enjoy chatting with, if the other blog has more people chatting I know I have no reason to go over there. And lastly, te writers over there haven't pissed me off nearly as much as Armando has either. It was a jab made with sticking with a story I made up to poke a little fun at my good friend Carlito.

Walker dont start with Bootang, he is cool. Him and Carlito are like buds, u know. You wanna start something of substance then pick on our dear friend NJ/BoobyD12. You will get more bang for your buck with those fools.

Ayachuo, why don't u do something ur real good at tonight, like sucking multiplecocks and swallowing...Just saying, instead of loving me an NJ on a blog

Considering how much u love using multiple names and man crushing me an NJ u should have NO PROBLEM putting two or three in your mouth

Booby speak like a gentleman. i only post as Ayacucho. Your language is filth and shows your TRUE colors. No wonder..... ahhh nevermind.



I mean if you were a "Real" Dolphin fan I would give u a break but u don't live in Florida, u don't ever go to games and all u ever talk about is me and NJ on the blog so obviously u are a bitter, old man who makes minimum wage supporting a family of 14 other illegals in your house...Tough break but I can care less...

Wigga, NJ already told me what a chickenshyt u are...fat, potsmoking, greasy asmatic who drives a truck...wouldn't show up at the bar pusass ....I will be up in Dec so if you can stop eating Twinkies long enough I will be at a bar up there...I'm sure u will chickenshyt out just like u did with NJ though

illegals, Bobby you meant to say spiccccks. I know, poor racist fool. Like real dolphin fans only live in Florida? Man you open your mouth and there are 101 ways you insult people. Look at the groups that you insult when you spoke:
Old men
large families
Out of state fans

Are you white Bobby?

Justin ALoco Incredibly Stoooopid!!!




Ohhh I hurt Arayocho's feelings??? LMAO do u really believe I give a shyt??? And NO, ur not a REAL Dolphin fan...just a poor little man who dreams of Palm Trees and beautiful girls which you will never have....LMFAO. FOOL

Justin, Maybe Bobby will be going Greek, if you know what I mean. bwahahahahahaha

Ti Kanis!

Just like you showed up ohhh that's right, u talked shyt and backed out because u have asthma!!! LOL. I can't go to the bar cause I can't breath wahhhhhhhhh PUSSYASS

Bobby know it did not hurt my feelings. The way you speak shows your true colors that is all. OOOps I said colors! You are wrong in all counts. Old man minimum wage, yeah if that is what you think. Big man with a I phone. Has to mention it once a day. What a buffoon!

know = no

LOL Avontos, another ALoco name, another greaseball illegal who drives a truck...What a waste of a life, truckdriver...do you pump shyt out of septic tanks by chance???

Back to the other illegal name, don't you have some brown rice and chicken to cook???

Bobby Avontos means fool in Greek. Like NJ or you. Keep Aloco out of this, he is a half wit. YOU have a problem in your head.

Did you go to college? Just curious.

I Phone, I Pad, beautiful home in South Florida, season tickets while u sit in ur basement making up names, eating Ben and Jerrys all alone dreaming about being me...Goodnight LOSER!!! LMFAO

Ayacucho is a city in Peru, Bobby.

Brown rice and chicken????

You mean fried chicken, watermelon, collard greens..... burn a cross while u are at it.
I bet your skin is a nice shade of white. Like a Lilly, with red hair. Alfred E Neuman m'therfer

Booby's measure of a man:

One Iphone
One I pad
One Home

OOps I said Home
Good night I hope you dont wake up, heeheeheehee



Yatil Green did not have knee issues, he had frail leg bones that kept breaking. He broke a leg each of two years in preseason. Not the best way to make it on an NFL roster.

I had hope for Turner before this, now I have a feeling he will never play a down of offense in the NFL.

This blog is descending into a kindergarten shouting match, I would really love it if Armando would take control of the infantile nonsense here and either delete the posts or delete the posters accounts.

I agree with the bs posts. I use to come on here for thoughts about a post and have a mature conversation. Now all this app is is kindergarden bs. Jets this Miami that jets this etc. I want a site that has Miami dolphins news and no bs. Maybe it's time to look into another App



I'm not worried about Marshall, last year he missed part of training camp and still had a 100 catch season. With Kyle Orton throwing to him. Last time I checked Kyle Orton was still a mediocre QB. Chad Henne is better then mediocre. Marshall will be in the pro bowl again.

I'm not too worried about Pat Turner either. Do the math. Marshall + Hartline + Camarillo + Bess + Turner= Turner being used in a 5 wide set. I can't remember us using a 5 wide at all. Translation not a big deal
Go Phins!!


I'm not worried about Marshall or Turner. I still think everyone is sleeping on Turner. Coach said that he was working his butt off this offseason and made great improvement from last year. This "Chemistry" thing has been going on since they traded for Marshall, they all have been running routes with the QB's this offseason. Turner is a sleeper, and I think with this time off sort of speak, he will be able to pick up some much needed tips from Marshall, my suggestion to Turner is to pick his brain until Marshall tells him, "Look, you know everything I know, now just go out and execute"

This is not good! I don't think the head coach new our "star" reciever was going to miss this much practice.

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