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The skinny following Sunday afternoon practice

Pool Let's dive in because it is hot up in here and I have the pool at home on my mind:

Today's afternoon practice was interesting in that we saw a rookie cornerback make a play, we saw an embattled wide receiver make a play, we saw Jason Allen struggle, and we saw more good work from Brandon Marshall.

Along the chemistry lab everyone else calls the offensive line, Donald Thomas took the first-team snaps at left guard for the first time this training camp, replacing Cory Procter, whose been manning the spot on previous days. Joe Berger worked with the first-teamers at center while Jake Grove worked with the second team.

Rookie John Jerry, a rookie puppy, continues to run with the big dogs on first team as the Dolphins continue to see if he has any bite, as Bill Parcells likes to say. ("If they don't bite when they're pups, they don't bite.")

Receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen sat out practice. It is not serious.

Patrick Turner update. Finally!

Many of you have been begging for a Patrick Turner update but I haven't provided one because, frankly, he hadn't really done anything of note until Sunday afternoon that I believed merited attention. He is, after all, a fifth or sixth receiver right now.

But Sunday afternoon Turner turned in a hopeful sign of what might be on the horizon when he caught a leaping, twisting pass in traffic. It was a highlight moment for a guy who was a terrible disappointment a year ago and needs much improvement to even make the team now.

Afterward, Turner spoke of how he's been watching Brandon Marshall, he of a very similar body type, and trying to absorb everything he can from the veteran.

"Brandon has been successful in the league, he's a Pro Bowler." Turner said. "You can't help but learn something from the guy every day. Brandon being sort of the same size and the same body type, I can go ask him questions and pick his mind a little bit."

Turner spent the entire offseason recovering from an injury and wasn't able to participate in any camps. But Turner downplays that he failed to make up ground during a time everyone else was trying to get better.

"I rehabbed hard, worked hard and the trainers did a great job and I feel they put me in a spot where I can come out and compete and show my skills," he said. "It can be a setback for you not being out here and not getting reps, but with any injury, it's your job to battle back and fight that."

So how does Turner climb the ladder fom 2009 disappointment to 2010 relevance?

"Coming out every day and showing them what I can do," he said.

Dansby makes calls

I told you in the earlier post that coach Tony Sparano gave a shoutout to Karlos Dansby as the most eye-popping player so far in camp.

Well, part of the outgrowth of that is that Dansby has been calling the defensive plays for the defense so far in camp. That would mean he'll probably wear the helmet with the coach-to-helmet equipment in games unless things change.

Channing Crowder called the defensive plays last year in games he played.

Allen struggles, Nolan doesn't

A couple of years ago it would have been news that first-round pick Jason Allen was having issues in coverage during practice. But we know better now.

That doesn't change the fact Allen got used by Julius Pruitt on one 60-yard bomb during practice and then eaten up by Marshall two repetitions later. Allen has had one or two good moments so far in these practices. Unfortunately, he's had just as many bad.

Rookie Nolan Carroll, meanwhile, got his first turnover in practice when he jumped a route and picked off a Tyler Thigpen sideline pass that he then took to the house. I must say, I've been very, very impressed with the rookie's speed.

Patrick Cobbs, Will Allen can move

Patrick Cobbs, coming off ACL surgery a year ago, is moving great! He sped down the left sideline midway through Sunday's drills and caught a TD pass behind a cornerback. That's motoring for a running back.

Will Allen, also coming back from knee surgery, looks much better than he did in  the offseason and maybe even better than he looked in camp last year.

He's moving great.

"I was impressed watching Will Allen change directions," coach Tony Sparano said. "Will wasn’t quite ready in the spring. He was ready to get some of the reps and get in there and do it, but right now I’m watching him run around out here, I see a completely different guy.”

Merling on non-football injury list

Despite Tony Sparano saying twice (once on Friday and once on Sunday) that no roster decision had been made on Phillip Merling, the Dolphins are now confirming Merling was placed Friday on the active non-football injury list.

As you know, I have reported the Dolphins are not likely to pay Merling's full $600,000 salary this season. They will attempt to work out an agreement with Merling's agent, which I think is a good bet considering that is Jimmy Sexton. Sexton also represents Bill Parcells and Tony Sparano. This will not be a problem. The side will get an amicable agreement.

 

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Yeah that sucked, (The two drops by Ted (I Fell Down) Ginn)but like I tried to post earlier(Apparently there's a problem) The team is better without Ted(Hands of stone)Ginn and his family not being here, at least sidelines are safer though the clip board holding is in turmoil since ted SR also went west, maybe Sean Smith will be the designated "Clip board" holder......Jason Allan having a tough time in training camp, Is anyone surprised??? I mean the guy should have been Jettisoned from the team 3 years ago.......

Turner was glued to Marshall today. Also like what I saw of Roberto Wallace who also made some nice catches. Real hot today!!

Nice House Armando. Good post, what are your thoughts on Sheets camp so far.
Chubby

Nice pool Mando!

Go Phins!

You need to cut the dry palms! lol

Glad to see(hear) about Nolan Carroll making a play. Remember Ted Ginn had speed too but that didn't to a lot for us. The question about Carroll is can he stay healthy? That is the acid test for him. So far so good but of course it's super early.

I JUST CAME FROM THE 49'S BLOG AND TED GINN IS DOING MAGIC IN OUT THERE . THEY R GOING TO START HIM AS NO 2 WR .....

My highlight of the day was seeing an old friend of mine at camp, Robert Bailey, who I went to UM with 19 years ago. He played cornerback at UM and in the the NFL for a few years. He's now an agent with Drew.

Other than that, it was hard to watch practice without binoculars...

Hey Mando, Is That Your House?

Dear Mr. Salguero

Prosecutting attorney : "Channing Crowder called the defensive plays last year in games he played."

Judge : Channing Crowder how do you plee ?

Channg Crowder : Guilty your honor .

Soiled :)

armando ....this house looks familiar ,oh this is crowder's house .i been there .

TO BE OR NOT TO BE ...TED GINN IS A STARTER NO 2 WR .

Aloco, I tried looking for that blog but couldn't find it. Do you mind sharing it with us???

Lotta positives...

I hope they keep flowing out of camp.

Jason Allen better be able to affect the game on DEF as a back-up as I don't think he will make it just as a special teamer.

Cheers,

FB , I WILL TRY TO GET IT FOR YOU , MY COUSIN DOWNLOADED THE SITE AND I AM OUT OF IT NOW .

Sean smith will learn from covering a pro bowler over the next 4 weeks. Everyone relax he will be fine. And if im wrong we have will allen behind him. I want 2 hear how clemons vs jones is going?

Lil Mando, Listado su casa con su helpyou oppulance costumbre con la peasents en Cutler Bay ...........

Jason Allen should be the last name mentioned in camp after seeing all these fresh faces step it up. However, just like Ginn, he has shown that he can make plays when he's not the center of attention.
He had 2 picks in one game 3 years ago. Could be coincidental but the guy does have ability.

Never hear anything about Henne. Does he look like he has refined his passing a little?

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE GREG COTE'S HOUSE AND HAVE A POLL WHICH HOUSE IS BETTER AND MORE THAN 290,000.

I WOULD LIVE TO SEE OMAR AND MIKE THE BASEBALL GUY'S HOUSE AND SEE WHO'S KING ?

I WOULD LOVE

Johnny Vegas, I didn't see much of #35 Jones. I don't know what's up there. I can tell you that Clemons broke up a nice pass 2 days ago, perfect timing.

Aloco, Mike Singletary by Pre-seasons end will cut Ted(No Testicular Fortitude)Ginn, Though he will keep his clipboard holding daddy and retain his cousin Rufus(The Human blocking Dummy) Ginn, But I see them Waiving Tednisha(All the way)Ginn Because it's San Fran........ We'll see.........

Aloco, are you drunk or what? Haha.

I THINK MIKE LIVES IN A CONDO AND OMAR LIVES IN APARTMENT .

J Allens Flaws will come to the light.He
Should be backup....

WHY FB ?

Just wondering cuz u said you were out of it.


J Allens Flaws will come to the light.He
Should be backup....

Posted by: finatic | August 01, 2010 at 06:25 PM

Jason Allen should be a UPS Driver.......

TED GINN WILL EXPLODE THIS COMING SEASON, IT ALWAYS WORK THAT WAY .YOU RELEASE A GUY AND HE FLOURISH SOME WHERE ELSE .

Naaaw you wouldn't want him dopping your packages!!! The safest job for him is in the DMV!

OH I SEE FB .WHAT I DID MEAN IS I AM OUT OF THE ARTICLE PAGE ON MY I BOOK . .SORRY .

I do believe Ted Ginn will do well; I never bashed him during the season when everybody else was cursing him out. I always thought that he would be a good #2 or 3. He would have been a perfect compliment to Marshall; but it's too late now. We screwed up by trading him for a fifth. We have no speed burner on this team.

AGREE W/THE CUBA ALLEN SHOULD BE A UPS DRIVER AND SEA SMITH SHOULD BE RUNNING THE BUS FOR A NURSERY HOME .

ALoco don't worry he everyonce in a while catches a ball.... But he does have stone hands (utube the droppit like it hot vid..) It will make you remember why we got rid of him! Thats like Turner been in practice for two years and just now he is getting something worth writing about! It was a fluke!

By the way, he always gets me at least 2 Td's on madden. 1 on kick ret and 1 on screen play. He's awesome!!!! Go Ginn...

No Way Aloco, Not in this Universe,Not in a Ultimate Universe,.... But maybe in your universe, Which universe do you hail from there Aloco???/ Just wondering, cause in that Universe I could be President,home could be in charge of the CIA, and Odinseye could be Secretary of human affairs... What Universe are you from my friend???????

When Carroll took it to the "house" did he jump in your pool while he was there?

I am so sick of the "house" catch phrase.

FB two TD's a season right???

Cuban Menace, Aloco is entitled to his opinion just as much as you are. Let's not rush to judgement. Why don't we wait till week 6 and see how many TD's Ginn has? I happen to think that he will do well in SF too.

So from this post the thing that made me happiest was reading that Will Allen looks like a new man and is doing better than he was last year at training camp.

That and the fact that Carroll has been impressing only means more competition at the CB spot which in turn will make that position an area of strength and something we may not have to worry about if things keep going well. I know there are people who think Smith and Davis have already arrived but I'm not there yet. This is the year they have to prove their worth.

It's also a good sign for any injuries that might occur in that we will have good depth. Lastly, the more good corners we have the less we have to worry about the nickel corner back spot that has been a question mark so far.

CUBAN ,YOU GOT TO LET IT GO .TED GINN IS A GREAT WR ,HE JUST COULDN'T FIT IN THE GOD FATHER SYSTEM BUT IN THE 49'S FREE SYSTEM HE WILL BE A STAR .......WATCH .

LAST NIGHT I ENJOYED WATCHING MARY J BLIEG ON HSN ,A WOMAN WHO'S A GREAT MODLE FOR ALL .WHY WE NEVER SEE MEN AS GOOD AS WOMEN ....MY BE B/C THEY R THE DEVIL .

Aloco, I wouldn't say he's a great WR, he has average hands but blazing speed. The knock on him, as we all know, is that he is way to afraid of contact and that he should able to elude far more tacklers for the speed he possesses.
He is definitely not a star receiver but a good K/P return man, and can hit a home run once in a while at WR. He had a 55 yd TD against the jets and another 55 yd TD that was called back against Houston. I was at both games.

FB, TED GINN KNOWS HE'S GOING TO LEAVE SO HE PROTECTED HIMSELF FROM INJURY.GOOD FOR HIM .NOW HE'S IN THE SUN AND PLAYING GREAT .

I disagree Aloco, he looked scared out there. Regardless of what he though his future looked like. Don't tell me that he didn't frustrate you when he would avoid contact and run out of bounds right before the 1st down marker. How many times did you turn red in the face when we were so close to winning the game and he came up short on 3rd and 5? Come on now...

FB, Aloco, Please Ted(Where's the sideline)Ginn will not excel anywhere, he's a coward..............

AGREE FB . LET SEE WHAT HARTLINE (( LEFT THE SCENE OF THE CAR...)) WILL DO THIS SEASON .

Cuban, I don't wish the guy harm, let's hope he does. I'm just saying that he has potential but he's too scared to use it.
Maybe he do better when the spotlight is away from him. Who knows?

Correction, does not do.

WHAT DO YOU THINK SEAN SMITH WILL DO THIS YEAR AND WAKE ?

Dear Mr. Aloco

"LAST NIGHT I ENJOYED WATCHING MARY J BLIEG ON HSN ,A WOMAN WHO'S A GREAT MODLE FOR ALL"

Such a great Role model that I'm gonna buy some commemorative Elvis plates off HSN and start singing "We got Hood love" by Mary J Blige

Soiled :)

Yeah he's got potential, Maybe delivering Pizza's for Domino's...(30 minutes or less), Bet he drops the ball (Or Pizza)There too....

MR SOILED,


MAR J BLOIEG IS A ROLE MODLE , SHE GIVES A LOT OF MONEY TO YOUNG GIRLS TO GO TO COLLEGE . MEN ONLY TALK AND TALK AND MAKE WARS .EVIL MEN .

WTF.COM...................

I think that Sean Smith is a good corner, he just got unlucky last season. He was close to having at least 3 int's but missed by a hairline. This year should be his year.
Wake is looking to break out, and I think he's pretty close too. He just needs to work on his run support.

Dear Mr. Aloco

"SHE GIVES A LOT OF MONEY TO YOUNG GIRLS"

Is she a chicken hawk ?

Soiled :)

I was at the practice yesterday and Henne made some beautiful throws(Yes that included 15 to 30 yard touch passes). Nolan Carrol looks good on defense and on kick return. He has alot of Speed. He jammed one of the receivers nasty yesterday. Wake had some good battles against Long, on one play Wake got around long put his hand out to touch Henne and at the last minute Long pushed him out the way. Also Chrowder and Dansby read plays fast and close holes instantly.

Good info Mando.......

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