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First press conference of the season is in the books

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano just finished his first press conference of the season, a productive session with some news nuggets. Here they are:

Media guide
*Sparano said every player on the team passed their conditioning test and it seems the injury questions that plagued in the offseason are mostly resolved. [Update: Two players did not practice today. Pat White and Evan Oglesby were not at practice. Sparano had said a couple of players might miss the work today due but wasn't specific. The coach refused to discuss White missing the work. And seriously, how important is this? the guy is the fourth string QB? I'm not all that moved by his absence one way or another.]

*As I reported last week, Brandon Marshall and Ronnie Brown are "ready to go," Sparano confirmed. Both will practice today at 2 p.m.

*Wide receiver Patrick Turner (unspecified injury) is 100 percent and will be working after missing all of the offseason camps and OTA sessions. Nate Garner (foot) is practicing. Obviously Phillip Merling is out, but we already knew that.

*Quarterback Chad Pennington is healthy, according to Sparano, and ready to compete "for the backup job." Pennington missed most of last season following shoulder surgery.

*Sparano said the issue with wide receiver Brian Hartline's abandoned truck on I-75 incident has been resolved. Hartline, the coach said, was cited, he paid the cititation and the case is closed. The Herald is seeking confirmation of that from the Florida Highway Patrol. [Update: Confirmed. Hartline said, "It was a silly situation and we took care of it. I'm just ready to play football. I'm glad it's over with."

*Sparano said he's lost 55 pounds since the end of last season. He looked trim, with no belly pooch.

Tiny Sparano!

*The Dolphins today waived guards Ray Feinga and Dimitri Tsoumpas and announced the signing of Jared Odrick, Koa Misi and Charles Grant -- players you knew were signed days ago.

*The coach talked about what he wants to see out of his revived and revamped defense this year. "I want to see the defense turn people over," he said, referring to his desire for turnovers.

*Sparano said the club will keep defensive end on the active roster for now. But we know Merling is out of the year and I reported in the previous post his Achilles' tendon injury is serious and he will either go on Injured Reserve or the Non-Football Injury list. The Dolphins are also expected to cut Merling's salary, based on the fact they can and he suffered his injury away from the team.

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That's for clearing that up Cuban.

Didn't even know there was one but thanks for the info cuban.... is that one of NJ other screen names??

Have a good Weekend Scrubbies.

Good luck with the Pat White Debacle.

Tell Henne to practice his touch pass

BRRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPP

Brandon Marshall looking good guey

anyone else in here have the hearld app on the Iphone?? does it take over 10 minutes for you to see the comments?? It does for me and it makes me mad.... I've been watching it from the computer... I'd write something from my phone see it instantly from the computer but it would take over 10 mins to appear on the Iphone??

he must be burping from all the semen he swallowed to day cause he has been burping every other post!

MarMarduke, No its a actual poster not one of NJs Many aliases, He hates me, Go figure....

wow I dont get it... u seem to be an intellegent/good person to me I don't understand all the hate... now on that same note i can understand why u dont like other people.....

but it would explain alot... cause like I said before.... I think NJ is a closet Jet fan.... I know a few people swear that he is not... but ya ever heard of the saying keep your friends close and you enemeys even closer....

Better keep Kory Sheets around!!! Brown may be healthy now but he has NOT stayed healthy yet!!! I'm ready for some football because there may not be any next year!!!

Cuban Menace who you thinks are you? Someone especial? You no Brandon Marshall guey I tell you that. You ever having a big crowd cheering you name?

NJ is that u??

Well G.D, I'll tell you why I hate NJ(And why he hates me) Is cause NJ Bullies people and is arrogant, Marc is a tool, I was laid up at my parents house for 3 months so I was on the blog daily(There was nothing else to do really) And this Certain Individual says "Dude get a life" After I explained to him what Happened He said"To bad the guy wasnt a better Shot, We wouldnt have to hear your garbage" So needless to say this guy is public enemy #1, Then he goes off saying that he likes to wear dresses, I mean I'am not a prude, but COME ON, Your on a football blog, Anyhooooo those are the only two people I hate.....

THE SUN LIFE COMANY ONE OF THE WORST ,THEY DID PAY AOUR FALLEN HERS THEIR MONEY AFTER THEY DIED .THEY PUT IN COMANY ACCOUNT TO GET 5 PERCEN FOR THE COMPANY AND GIVE THE FAMILY OF THE FALLEN HEROES .75 PERCENT ...............

THEY DIDN'T PAY OUR FALLEN HEROES

i agree with NJ 100% guy is a scumbag...n wow dude thats pretty low.... I'm from miami and I have met a few people that have been shot... N i have never said that I wished that the other person was a better shot.... and is that mark Sanchez that was saying that he likes to wear dresses!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llDtylhECQQ

Take a look at 50% of your starting Secondary.

LMAO!!!!!!!!

Hit the weight room!!!!!!!!!!!

BAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Greenie's Weenie | July 30, 2010 at 04:29 PM

Isn't the Dolphins won that game?. At least put a game when the Jets won.

Oh, the last seaon the jets didn't win any agame the dolpins? so why you don't show any modesty?

Don't you think that you take cake more the Dophins than the Jets?
That's beacuse you admire the dolphis!
Is any other fair reason?
because only the scrum bother other fan's blog.
You are very insane my friend.


Cuban Menace who you thinks are you? Someone especial? You no Brandon Marshall guey I tell you that. You ever having a big crowd cheering you name?

Posted by: rodolfo | July 30, 2010 at 05:08 PM

Rudy, What are you trying to say??? You can post in spanish you know????, And Aloco, What are you trying to say?? You can post in...... AHHHHHH , Well, you can post in what every languge you speak...

Just got back from practice; here are a few nuggets:
1. Marshall looked like a beast. I felt sorry for Sean Smith, who slipped the first time and got humiliated by number 19 the second time. Marshall is a downright freak; he seems to outsmart and outhustle whoever is covering him.
2. Chris clemons broke up a nice pass intended for Patrick Turner. He's looking more confident; it shows in his body language.
3. Patrick Turner dropped a pass and made another nice catch down the middle thrown by Henne. It looks like the two of them could be developing some chemistry.
4. Odrick is very strong and fast. He held his own against Jake Long and looked very confident out there.
5. Ronnie Brown looked pretty healthy to me. He was running full speed and did not shy away from contact.
6. The Defense looked upbeat and ready to go. I sense a different kind of swagger this year. This might be the year.
7. Finally, Sparano looked like a rejuvenated guy. He was wearing a shirt that said: "I'm starving. Feed the Beast!".
Go figure!!!

NJ IS A PERSON WHO HAS NO LIFE, REAL REFLECATION OF NJ AT IT'S WORST .

NJ STATE NEVER PRODUCED A DECENT HUMAN BEING .EVEN IN TV WHERE PEOPLE TRY TO LOOK GOOD ,NJ SHORES IS A DIRT CAN OF NJ PEOPLE .

NO SHOWERS OF ANY KIND FOR ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE SHOW .DONE .

GO R.BROWN

No Greeeeeet, It wasnt NJ that said that, It Was Marc, NJs Just A Cyber Bully, with pop corn muscles...

Aloco, did you read what I just wrote?

agree wotj ALoco those NJ people are crazy... kinda hot but really crazy.... I wuz banging this chick from there for about 6 months and ill tell you she was crazier than my last girlfriend who was bipolar go figure!!!!!!

Give em heck, ALoco!!!

Great Post FB, What was Tonys shirt meaning to you????, Please dont say "Release the Kracken).

YES FB I ENJOYED READING YOUR POST .THAT WHY I SAID GO BROWN B/C WITHOUT HIM NO FINS PLAYOFF THIS YEAR .

I can no believes you guys talk about stupid fight like girls on internets when this now first day of football in many time.

ARMANDO, WHERE'S THE UPDATES ???

FB IS DOING YOUR JOB ......

Home from 2010 Miami Dolphin Camp

Dolfans
Great 1st Day

Am at Buds house a few miles in Davie, Fl

Brangetterdon Marshall Has Arrived!

Marshall scored 2 easy TDs right outta the gate against ... U Guessed It


Poser Boy sean the fraud smith

Might as well have had an Orange Cone infront of Brangetterdon Marshall

Marshall is who I pounded the table 4

sean smith was scored against on very 1st play against poser boy

2nd time Marshall juked the poser out of his jock
poser slipped
Marshall caught it at the sideline for what would have been another easy TD

Crowd went NUTS!

Oh Yeah!

Thigpen only Int I saw

Crowd not as big as last year
Very Hot

GTG
Hitting the pool

Lots more ... Talk to ya later, Dolfans

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

Long held off the rookies easy

HOME,

THANK YOU ...COME BACK SOON

"I'm starving. Feed the Beast!".

It was actually "I'm starving, feed the WOLF", which is a mantra picked up from the Dolphins' offseason weight room sessions.

Oh and BTW, WTG Coach. 55 pounds and that's without taking the easy way out with lapband surgery. Hard work and laying off the ice cream FTW. I'd say "Eat THAT, T-Rex!" but he probably would.

Wow, did Mando do any updates on practice??? Or are we gonna have to hear how practice(And Chem-Trails) were at practice from our own conspiracy theorist Home??????????

You're welcome guys, it's a pleasure to give you updates.
A couple of more things:

Ricky looked great; he never gives up on any play. He looked like forrest gump on a particular play, where he kept going and going...

Cameron wake annihilated Joey Hanos on a particular blocking drill. Which leads me to the following question. Why is Hanos still on the team? He is slow as heck!

Oh and did I mention that it was 105 degress out there???


I can no believes you guys talk about stupid fight like girls on internets when this now first day of football in many time.

Posted by: rodolfo | July 30, 2010 at 05:28 PM

Though Rudys broken English sounds like a Russian, Any one speak Russian????Also Laughing at JD, Good Burn on Rex(Two ton)Ryan....

FB, Hayno's is 6ft 7in, isnt he???

Cuban Menace, I'm sorry, jdmann is actually right, it was "I'm starving, feed the wolf". My apologies.
But at least Sparano didn't need gastric bypass to lose all that weight. Right Rex??

Crowder & Dansby playing together today

jason allen Not looking good 1st day

Dirty Richie looks like one big nasty dude
O-line looking dominant

only first day
learning new numbers

ok back outside, dripping wet from pool

gonna get yelled at by buddies wife ...yeow

Thank you Mr. Soiled Bottom for your post earlier today. I've been having a shite day, not so much anymore.

People at pratice, please give updates about the running back competition. I'm curious to hear how Cobbs looks, and how the battle between Hilliard, and Sheets is stacking up.

Jason Allen Not looking good at pratice????? why would he, he's sucked for years now, why change anything....

If Jason Allen sticks around, it'll be for his ST contributions at this point and nothing more. Which is important and all, but the prospect of him as even a dime corner scares me.

CM, I don't speak Russian, but I'm always in for Russian b*****s. Who's in???

"In For, Or In to" ??????Ruskie chicks are hot.........

IS IT TRUE THAT SEAN SMITH PREDICTED HE WILL BE IN (((( BEAST MODE )) TODAY ?


I GUESS MARSHALL BEAST HIM ALRIGHT .

I JUST SAW SEAN SMITH IN TWITTER SAYING OF MARSHALL (( HE'S A VET AND HE SHOWED ME A FEW TRICKS TODAY )) ....

JD, 3 years as a special teamer... I think its time to vote him off "FIN ISLAND"....

Darryl,
There seems to be a battle brewing at back up RB's between hilliard and cobbs. They both looked sharp, but Hilliard seems to be the more bruising type whereas Cobbs could be used more in the gadget plays that Henning likes so much. I didn't see much of Kory Sheets.

Cuban que pasa??
How are my peeps at the SS?
Are you keeping up the fight??
Is la muneca bothering you???

Aloco, don't get me wrong, I like S. Smith a lot, but Marshall didn't show him tricks today...He schooled him! Anyway, I'm sure he'll learn from this. Anyway, I'd rather see him get beat today than on gameday. Also, who better to go up against than #19?

Who's going to Training camp tomorrow?

I JUST SAW IN TWITTER THAT SMITH MADE MISI CARRY SOME STRAP TO THE LOCKER ROOM .LOL

FB, FOR SURE HOME IS GOING TO CAMP ,HE NEVER MISS IT .

So NJ and marc are public enemies to you cuban?

Marc do you post on the SS????

I just went to peek over at the SS.
Found NJ LOL with Marinfan13 who posts as Yoda. It is sooo sweet how they play. Tim too. Bwahhahahaha

Yeah a little Man Love fest over there.....Not that there's anything wrong with that....

Simply The Bess practiced well today
Not often Simply The Bess gets a shot for a deep route

Once against the steelers and he tied ted ginns 16 game WR TD total last season

Simply The Bess scored deep against the Steelers on his Only Op at a deep route

Today Simply The Bess scored over safety jason allen

But all eyes were on Marshall who schooled the big mouthed poser CB like "an orange cone " in front of him

and as usual the fraud sean was running his undeserved mouth

Vontae seemed to have Brangetterdon jammed up at the line
So did not see pass thrown against Vontae/Marshall

Last year
Told U sean was a poser CB
Nolan will find out quick as the 0 Int fraud is exposed

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****


Then, Marshall twice burned cornerback Sean Smith for the type of catches fans hope are season previews.


On the first, Marshall lost Smith badly with a hard break outside and upfield to whistles from the crowd. On the second, the 6-3 Smith seemed to have position on the 6-4 Marshall down the right sideline.

``Aw, I slipped!'' Smith said afterward. ``I thought, I got it this time

Home says,
"More Shucking & Jiving from the poser CB sean"

"I see sean has Not missed his signature move,
Missing the Int & Tackle
Falling on his Belly and Slapping The Ground ... as the WR runs past him with the football"

Home calls out this chump CB and NFL fraud

... Before It Is Too Late!

Home, I take it you see sean Smith as the Ted(I Fall down)Ginn of the Defense...

I believe dolphins are in trade negotiations to move Pat White. Heard negotiatiation are stalled because we're asking for both a sharpie and the sharpie eraser. Our trade partners are standing "pat" with the single offer of just the sharpie eraser.

Where's Armando with our practice highlights?

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