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Busy afternoon for the Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins added inside linebacker Micah Johnson this afternoon to replace the need created by the season-ending right knee injury to A.J. Edds.

Undrafted out of Kentucky, Johnson was with the Giants this spring when they went through their OTA work. He was waived June 21. Unlike Edds, who is considered a fine coverage linebacker, Johnson is a run-plugger who, frankly, isn't very fast.

Johnson posted times of 4.92 and 4.84 in the 40-yard dash during his pro day at Kentucky, according to reports. I didn't notice that speed (or lack of it) being noticeable during practice because it's hard to tell what is Johnson being slow and what is him being deliberate as he learns a new system.

The Dolphins terminated the contract of Evan Oglesby. The official move is termination non-football illness.

On other fronts:

Running back Ronnie Brown talked to the media in two different interview sessions after practice. He is the most at-ease man with the media on the team. He doesn't dodge questions. He's just great that way.

He's also pretty good on the field, which is one reason Brown admitted the topic of Miami having twin 1,000-yard rusher has come up in conversations between he and Ricky Williams.

"We were talking about it yesterday," Brown said.

Brown says one reason for such optimism is that injuries that have plagued him -- a blown out knee in 2007 and a fractured foot last year -- are not concerns right right. He said the knee "feels great," and the foot is "a  non-issue" that he doesn't even apply extra tape to.

"These last few years, I've had a couple of injuries I've had to deal with," Brown said. "Hopefully that's behind me. The good part is coming into this training camp I actually feel a little bit better than I have the last two or three years. I'm in a little bit better shape and hope I can continue to build on that and see what happens."

My focus during practice today was on the one-on-one pass rush/pass protection drills. So let me tell you what happened, but before I get to that, I should alert you that Nolan Carroll is coming.

He had a pick-six interception of Chad Pennington, his second such play in recent days. It just seems like this kid can move and jump a route with surprising quickness.

Now on to the drill. In this drill three or four offensive linemen take on defensive linemen. While they are lined up in formation, only one OL and one DL go live at a time. They are one-on-one and this is what happened:

Quentin Moses versus Jake Long. Moses pushes Long back but Long doesn't lose contact. Winner: Long.

Tony McDaniel versus Cory Procter. McDaniel gets off the snap fast and strong, basically blowing up Procter. Winner: McDaniel.

Jared Odrick versus Richie Incognito. Odrick is quicker and beat Incognito inside. Winner: Odrick.

Randy Starks versus Andrew Hartline. Starks explodes with a punch then goes around as Hartline loses his balances and falls. Winner: Starks.

Long versus Charlie Anderson. Long swallows Anderson who goes back to the huddle. Winner: Long.

Ryan Baker versus Cory Procter. Baker uses a bull rush and it works. Winner: Baker.

Lydon Murtha versus Erik Walden. Walden flies past, causing Murtha to grab Walden's jersey. Winner: Walden.

Long versus Koa Misi. Misi charges and Long rides him past the QB and out of the play. Winner: Long.

Incognito versus Charles Grant. Grant bull rushes the seemingly bigger Incognito and it works. Winner Grant.

Cory Procter versus Kendall Langford. Langford gets penetration, suggesting he has won, but former Dolphins end Kim Bokamper points out to me that is where the QB would normally step up and get the pass off. Winner: I'm calling it a draw.

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NICE TO SEE R.BROWN IN GREAT SHAPE .

So Basically You jus said that our O-line Is eithet horrible or our D-line is the best

Break Out Year For Ronnie Me Thinks. Fantasy League Pick Up For Me. And Only 11 Days Until First Ps Gm

What's going on with Incognito. The guys getting torched every day. I hope he wakes up soon and starts to push for the starting RG spot, the more competition the better.

How the heck do you get to that conclusion ? Long dominated and Carey, Grove, Jerry and Thomas didn't even participate. And that is the most likely lineup to be starting week 1. So how do you gather that our o-line is terrible from that report ?

Armando, when does the rule change and you can add players to IR without exposing them to waivers ????

The stats don't lie. The offensive line was consistently good last year ALL YEAR no matter who was starting on the inside. So cut the chicken little crap. If the offensive line is our biggest problem, then we are a 12-4 team at worst.

Farve Go Away Please

Incognitio looks like he got eaten up. Where were Carey, Berger, and Grove? Who else was missing?

It's time for a new arse hole o-line the d is commin thru.... N everyone was sayin our d line was weak no pass rush that our o-line was inpenratrable! That sounds good to me! Cause Oline was supposed to be a strong point...

A.J. Edds out for the year?

The horror......

The horror.....

Was hoping he was the next Zach attack.

Another guy gone for the season with an injury? This is still week 1 on training camp, right? Ughh.

It's a bit early to hit the panic button.
However, if it will make you feel better, I will tell Bill Parcells to give things the once over.
He will be here at 8PM for our weekly poker game.

Proctor is a much better run blocker then pass blocker. He always has been all the way back to his days in college blocking for a young Lex Hilliard. I don't see Proctor as a starter here, at best a serviceable backup at guard, his natural position.
With Misi, he must learn how to get around the tackles without getting pushed upfield. I saw Misi once, and he had this problem, and this was against a player that didn't have a quarter of the skills Jake Long has. He plays so fast it seems like he might be out of control. I'm sure the coaching staff will be working on his technique, and hopefully the added muscle he has put on will help with the leverage needed to get around these bigger tackles.

Just to clarify - losing A.J. Edds is not a good thing.
Was interested in seeing him excel.
I did not intend to minimize the loss.
I hope everything turns out okay for the youngster.

Armando,

are you giving up your man-crush on jason taylor and trading it in for a BROmance with ronnie brown.

Lets not gloss over the Ronnie Brown situation. I believe he is gone next year 2 sheets to the wind. I know he has every thing to gain from a great season but unless we win a superbowl it wil be useless. He isn't a great back. He is very good for our system of tricks and gadgets, but he is not an every down conventional back.

I know he will pop the occasional 125 yard game. But it is usually followed by 5-7 15 carry 35 yard games.

Let me be the fist to say good bye ronnie brown. Stay health and maybe some team will badly over pay for you.

Kris your the weakist link... Good bye!!!

atleast we have dobbins and spitler to back Edds up

ANOTHER YEAR OF THE BEAUTIFUL CROWDER,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



"I know he will pop the occasional 125 yard game. But it is usually followed by 5-7 15 carry 35 yard games." - kris

Just out of curiosity, what are you basing those numbers on ?


Kris- you are right on the money. This isn't going to be a popular opinion, but the truth is that Brown is playing for a contract that will not be a Dolphin one next year. It would be bad buisness to consider giving Brown an extended contract after this season. It is not the way teams deal with running backs. The position is the easiest to fill, especially with running back by commitee styles that teams use. If Brown wasn't so injury prone, it may make sense to extend his contract. But the facts are that he has been, plus if there is a lockout next year, Brown will be close to 30 the next time there is football.

dane,

I am not the one you want to go there with. you post pointless crap all day long. To include your late 90's television reference (above).

If i said something worth disputing then dispute it wit facts or a legit argument. Not a played out catch phrase from the Cinton administration era.


He wouldn't have replaced crowder... Dobbins is the one that would and still could!!!

KRIS, YOU RIGHT ON ON RONNIE .YOU MUST BE AN EDUCATED MAN .MIT OR SOME THING .

Trying to make a O or D line determination from an Armando report is chasing your tail guys. You are being given a "Snap-Shot" of a practice that includes 40 to 60 reps. If it makes you feel better to panic and lose your mind because a player loses or wins 1 or even 10 match-up's in 60 Reps on a particular day, have at it. You are only making the camp experience suck for yourself.
Just READ what has been written; Sparano is treating the O-line like a personal chemistry set. He is mixing potions of players like freaking Harry Potter. Looking for what works and what doesn't.
Miami's O-line is MASSIVE and will do great when playing as a UNIT, not just bumping each other in Practice (KEY WORD: PRACTICE) The D-line regardless of some of the Negative Nellie's is going to be Filthy strong, and as Nolan was looking to accomplish with Starks... Fast and athletic. It is already showing OUR O-line something new, now consider OTHER TEAMS lines having to deal with the same learning curve process with the clock running.

where is your facts... all baseless crap that is your opinion and if you can't take mine don't read it I am not going to be drug into an internet arguement with someone that has no idea what he is talking about... Cause its not always the running backs fault he don't get yards. DONE!!!!! KISS MY ARSE

Ron,

I did not use mathmatics or spot on stats to come to this conclusion, I have however been watching ronnie brown since he came here to be a Dolphin and WE all wondered if he was the right decision as Cadalac williams (auburn teamate taken same year same round) was teraing up the field for Tampa bay and on his way to rookie of the year until an inury I think.

In the long term andmost importantly for what we do, he was the best decision (drafted by saban) but over all he is a injury prone slightly above mediocre back with flashes of better than average.

I like him but he will not be around next year and the phins will be right not to pay him

GRREATDANE HAS A POINT KRIS .WHAT DID YOU BASE YOUR FACTS ON ?
THE FACTS PLEASE ...

UFC 118 Undercard - Kris vs. Grrreatdane.

Super Submission Specialist Kris takes on World Class Striker Grrreatdane.

Only on Pay Per View.

grrrreatdane,

Real mature.

KRIS, WHY YOU SAY DON'T SIGN BROWN IF HE DOES WELL ? AND WHO'S GOING TO TAKE HIS PLACE ? HE'S YOUNG KRIS .

No fight R&R.

Grrreatdane can't even compose himself long enough to get out an intelligent thought....who does that?

Some of you have asked a ligotmate question...kris where are the facts?!!!

I will be back to present some...I hope. If not I will stick to my opinion but will also eat some humble pie on the blog.

THE FACTS KRIS, WE NEED THE FACT NOT SOME PIPE DREAMS .

Alcoo,

He is often injured as a young back.

Our D-line sucks but they are dominating the O-line?? How much did we spend on that o-line again? 200 mill?

KRIS........HE MAY GOES THE NEXT 3 YEARS UNINJURED PLUS IF FINS SIGNED RICKY WITH ALL HIS ISSUES HOW CAN THE JUSTFY NOT SIGNING THE BEST RB IN FINS LAST 15 YEARS .....


IT;S TO TALK BUT NOT EASY TO FIND HIS REPLACMENT AND REMEMBER HE'S 1/2 OF THE TEAM OFFENSE .

IT'S EASY TO TALK

True Aloco,

He is the best we have had and it bothers me that the Dolphins have put thier offense in a postion when one man who is not a quarterback should have that much power.

As Henne matures this year Brown will be relied on less.

Still gathering info

So yea your facts are the fact that the man gets injured.. Not the fact that the man was on his way to a pro-bowl year the past two years when he was healthy.... Everyone eventually gets injured in there carrer and when your a running back getting hit by 300 pound men your gonna get hurt... Some are just unlucky about the amount of times.. N if you look at his amount of carries over his carreer he is a work horse... When you put that many plays on a player of his position they are going to get injured so pleeze stuff the sock in your mouth before you show more of your stupidity!

Caddilac Williams... Where is he... What is he doing now... I know he isn't doing as well as Brown is!

BROWN POWER NOT OF HIS CHOSSING .IT'S B/C IT'S HARD TO FIND PLAYERS AS WR AND RB .HOW MANY YEARS IT TOOK SO FAR TO GET OG OL 10 AND STILL HOPING .IF THEY LET BROWN LEAVES IN HIS PRIME ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE FIRED FIRST .

TO GET OK OL

That and the reason I wasn't responding is some of us have a life and I wasn't sitting in front of my computer! Get outta your moms basment/attic and be social!!!

It might help with your mannors online..

Shees I know I gotta tell off those stinkin Jets fans but this is the first time I have had to tell a Phin fan off! Don't mess with the man that has been the only constant offsive threat we have had since Marino!!!

R.BROWN HE'S THE ONE WHO TOOK THE FINS TO 11-5 AND LAST YEAER TO AN MAY BE THE PLAYOFF UNTIL HE GOT INJURED .

BROWN IS THE MAN AND THE REST ARE JUST MEATBALLS AND CROWDER

Not to put anything past Rickey... But he missed a few years not cause of injury!!! :)


Aloco....BROWN IS THE MAN AND THE REST ARE JUST MEATBALLS AND CROWDER

LOL one of the better ones I have read tonight!

I thought it was meatballs and Clam Chowder.

I think BP is really great at what she does.

Dane,

Are you over your temper tantrum yet?

Grow up a bit man. seriously, you would think that brown is your long lost daddy!

I never understand how you guys throw out the 1st insult and then act like your feelings are all hurt when somebody responds.

And for the record you haven't told off anybody. get this man...THERE WORDS ON A BLOG...not what ever you you might think this is.

Stats follow

Kris it's time to find another subject to speak on. This is obviously one for which you just want to sound contrary. Usually contrarian arguments spark new ideas....however your thoughts on this so far are not well put together and limited. Maybe your thoughts have some validity, but good contrarians are ready for the onslaught that follows the explanation of their theory. Before you return with backup info, please tell us whether you arguing that Ronnie is average, that he gets injured a lot, that the Dolphins won't want to reup him, or all three. If it's the latter, I think most of us will tune you out.

Home is here to straighten my duma@s fellow fans out.

I know all

Sean Smith suks a@s

Patrick Turner is my new sexual partner

I am still banned from the SS

Dysentary be me

Home-O

I agree that brown is injury prone but is definatley a good back when healthy. I bet we would've made the playoffs last year if brown was healthy. WE couldn't control the clock especially at the end when ricky ran out of gas.

Micah Johnson was quite highly thought of before the draft. I am surprised he wasn't drafted. I know he will just be a role guy but hopefully he can make the team and help.

I have a gut feeling that the former terrapin, nolan carroll is going to be very good. however, i thought the same of smith last year and the regular season turn out a different story.

GO DOLPHINS!!!

Soooo... This loser is still talking about me... and still no stats... After I've gone out to home depot and stopped by the store for beer.... Man thank you for proving me right!

Year G ATT YDS AVG LNG YDS/G TD

2005 15 207 907 4.4 65 60 4
2006 13 241 1,008 4.2 47 78 5
2007 7 119 602 5.1 60 86 4
2008 16 214 916 4.3 62 57.25 10
2009 9 147 648 4.4 45 72 8
TOTAL 60 928 4,081 4.4 65 68.01 31

I will admit that you on they surface they look more impressive than I would have imagined. It kinda makes my stament look silly on the surface. Well, silly period.

However,
Even though at this time the stats don't back me up I will stand by my assesment of brown and his future with the PHINS, I don't believe he will be back.

The stats don't support my theory but my eyes tell me he is a back that is above averag but not what the NFL would consider elite. He is servicable but not worth the payday he will want when his contract is up.

As evidence on my side i present the FACT that he is playing in the final year of his contract and has no extension or new contract on the table. Do you think this will be the case with Adrian Peterson. Chris Johnson got his money and security without being in a contract year. He just threatend to hold out.

If we all agree that Parcells knows football, than we should all agree that if Brown was ELITE talent he would be signed by now.

I agree he has been pretty damn good in practice! Could this be the tru dimond in the ruff?? That would be a plesant supprise!

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