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Reasons the OL struggled in scrimmage

Yes, the defense got the better of the offense in Saturday afternoon's scrimmage. Yes, it all started along the line of scrimmage where, outside of right tackle Vernon Carey and left tackle Jake Long, the offensive line looked like so much swiss cheese for a better-looking defensive front.

What did you expect?

There are reasons the DL and OLBs looked better than the OL. The reasons go well beyond talent.

1. The coaching staff has been mixing and matching players at both guard spots and at center. Andrew Hartline, an undrafted free agent last year, got first-team snaps last week. He got first-team snaps in the scrimmage. He also had a couple of low shotgun snaps, one that resulted in a blown play. The starting guards were rookie John Jerry at right guard and Donald Thomas at left guard. Bottom line? Look for the mixing and matching to settle down starting this week. The coaching staff is looking for players to start separating from one another. The staff is looking to see if certain players can compete against better competition. But the staff is also looking for a line that can begin to come together as the Buffalo regular-season opener looms closer. So look for that thought to become the priority pretty soon.

2. The defensive line is pretty good. One forgets the Dolphins have used many resources in the form of free agent signings and draft picks on the offensive line. They've used as much or more resources on the defensive line and outside linebackers. The DL and OLBs should be darn good and give the new OL fits. They should give any OL fits.

3. The coaching staff threw curveballs during the scrimmage. I counted three cornerback blitzes. I counted two safety blites. I counted three ILB blitzes. It's kind of early for a newly formed OL to pick those up seamlessly. I'm not sure they were even aware those were coming or allowed in the scrimmage. For the most part the recognition was good.

Anyway, the team gets back at it this morning. I'll have a new post up by early afternoon when coach Tony Sparano talks.

In the meantime, if you wish to talk Dolphins football and have any questions for me, you can listen and call my radio show. I'm on 640 Sports here in South Florida from 6 to 10 a.m. You can call the show toll free at 888-640-9385.

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Yea... guess what they say is true good minds think a like... Go figure he makes a one handed grab when he is on the sidelines not in a position to get hit! LOL @ how ya put it Metal to magnet!!

Dear Mr. Salguero

Have you given any thought about renting me your basement ?

I will be harvesting my crops in a few weeks then I'll hitch hike down your way.

I will need a place to crash...perferebly a place with a pool.

Just tell your old lady I'm your cousin or somthin.

Can't wait
see ya soon

Soiled :)

Mando, you gotta get this Soiled guy on your radio show. He's funny.

agreed! Mr. Soiled for Mandos new cronie on tha show!

Speaking of the O-line, I just found out this weekend that Cory Procter is related to my step-brother/mother...Just thought I'd share

Armando,
I noticed during the past two seasons that coach Sparano plays the first games in the regular season like if it were training camp or preseason. Basically still experimenting with lineups and players. This resulted in us starting slow with 0-2 and o-3 records. I hope coach Sparano stops experimenting with lineups by the 3rd preseason game so the players that are gonna win the games for us get the reps.


Speaking of the O-line, I just found out this weekend that Cory Procter is related to my step-brother/mother...Just thought I'd share

Posted by: Marc | August 09

M@@c, You mean your his sister????I am sure he'll be thrilled to find out he's got a sister.............

Even though it's only been one week, Grant's sensing the Dolphins have something special brewing.

"This team has the feel of the team I was part of in New Orleans last year," Grant said. "I'm serious. You can just see it. Great coaching. Great ownership and management. They look in your eyes and are cutthroat. They tell you the truth. There's no sugarcoating nothing. The players here are willing to work to be great.

and ...

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

Patrick Turner catches a post in the left corner of the end zone for a touchdown during one-on-one drills earlier this week and his teammates act as if he had just won a Grammy.

"Good job Pat!" one fellow Dolphins receiver yells before the rest echo praise.

Roughly 20 minutes later Turner runs a crisp slant and makes a diving catch to move the chains. He has to muscle starting cornerback Vontae Davis out of position to bring in the grab.

"Way to be physical," a coach yells out.


"Good catch Pat," linebacker Channing Crowder, a rival defender, says during that Wednesday's session.

These days the adoration of 6.5 physical WR Pat Turner has been coming daily, and it appears justified considering this Dolphins receiver's feet and hands have been singing some sweet tunes lately.

Home says,
Pat Turner has a 100% chance of making this already crowde Miami Dolphin`s WR squad

and ...

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

Quote from HC Sparano
on sean mouthing off after making his first play on a Dolphin WR this camp.

“(The defense) played really well. I thought they flew around, got their hands on the football and really did some good things defensively out there,” Sparano said. “A lot of people got involved, too. I think a lot of guys broke balls up out there, got their hands on footballs and pressured the quarterback, so it was good to see. (Sean) made a play, but to be honest they were in the right coverage on that play, too, and it was a very good coverage. I don’t know about the first play (setting the tone), there were about 40 of them out there today.”

and again the conspiracy theory of Marshall "letting up a bit" at this practice, not really having his head in the game and dropping to easy catches for the Pro Bowler is starting to have some whispers.

Marshall has been humuliating WRs ALL preactice and taking them to school on practically every play. CBs have been getting discouraged and sean has had major trouble with Marshall, Harline, Turner and Wallace.

So this was no time for poser boy sean to start crowing after his very 1st gimmee PD.

The kid is a Jack@ss with a big undeserving mouth and will be back to twisted like a pretzel soon.

sounds like we're going to give the jets a nice dose of their own medicine with all that blitzing. can't wait for sept. 26th!

GO DOLPHINS!!!

From the PBB, Hail Mary Practiced today at Davie:

"When the second unit of Marlon Moore, James Pruitt and Anthony Wallace tried it, the ball landed in the middle of the three in the end zone."

Ted Ginn was seen running straight through the endzone into the next field.

Maybe im STUPID but when did we re-sign David Martin ?!?!

pj, it just happened Firday, I believe. So, if you checked out early for teh weekend, you missed it. I'm happy with that signing. I waited all draft long for a TE to stretch the seam. Few did it better than Martin in a 'Phin uniform. Probably the only good thing Cam Cameron ever did as a Head Coach.

Check that, Friday.

Im glad they picked up Martin.

Who claims the last TE spot?

1) Fast Man Haynos
2) Nalboner
3) Sperry Top Sider

I hope it's not Haynos. I don't know exactly what he brings to the team - he can't catch or block. I hope Nalbone starts to show something because he has crazy speed for a TE. Sperry has also shown good receiving skills.

Martin had ONE, count it, ONE decent, but, not great season, he was plauged with the drops, just like the rest of the team the prior year. I'd say Cam bringing Camarillo paid more dividends...

Marc, can't ignore the season Martin and Fasano put up in 2008. Excellent production on a combined basis from the TE position. However, your point on Camarillo is a good one. I guess he did 2 good things then. He sure didn't give us anything out of that draft other than Paul Soliai.

Mark, some here and at the Slum Sentinel, claim, Haynos is too tall to let go, "he is a threat"

.. All I can see is a languid guy that cant break loose from a LB and makes catches only when he is wide Open.


Sparano said tonight’s 7:15 p.m. practice at Sun Life Stadium is at risk of being moved inside the practice bubble due to the threat of inclement weather

Home watcher of real & NWO Modified weather had already warned us of the stormy weather over Chemtrail Death stadium this morning

Thats why
I read the Miami Herald Dolphin blog

Marc, Your Boyfriend NJ (The Plumber) is over at the slum Sentinal...(Thank you H2o boy, Love Slum Sentinal)

Wow. The 3 biggest losers in blog world history one one blog... Home, Cuban Menace, and Aloco. Amazing. Add NJ Phin Fan and it will officially be the most disgusting, vile gathering of blogging human beings in history. As Menace pukes his nonsense in this blog, trying to be funny via irrelevant garbage... he remains a classless vomit. Home spouts his conspiracy theories as he calls his male lover for cooing and fawning over one another, due to the need of comfort after being verbally molested for his ongoing stupidity and perpetual mental illness. And Aloco continues to WRITE IN CAPS so that he feels like more people actually notice his writing, despite being the insignificant, 2 inch thick, coke-bottle glasses wearing peon he really is... all the while, the most likely scenario being that these 3 idiots are one and the same person.

I miss Nathaniel Dodsworth.

LASTLY:

Examples of Aloco as a douchebag from yesterdays thread:

NEWS FLASH ALOCO. YOU ARE RUINING THE BLOG. TYPING LIKE A LITTLE BIITCH WITH YOUR ALL CAPS, FOR ATTENTION, YOU LITTLE ATTENTION WHOORE. TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR FREAKING ASININE NONSENSE, AND HOW YOU AND YOUR BUTT BUDDIES HAVE RUINED THE BLOG. TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS BELOW. OHHH YES, LOTS OF GREAT FOOTBALL AND DOLPHINS TALK, YOU DISGUSTING IDIOT. COME ON, CAN'T YOU INCREASE THE FONT SIZE, SO YOUR WORDS ARE EVEN BIGGER YOU SLIMY PATHETIC LOSER?

The "brilliance" of 2 face blogger Aloco (who is also Cuban Menace)
As follows:

"cuban, A GOOD THING YOU GOT TO BUY FOR ASHLY THESE NIC DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS FOR ONLY 2964 DOLLARS..ON SHNBC .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 07:01 PM


some thing about women in naked shoulder dresses .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 07:06 PM

how much crap can women buy ? every day selling a huge amount of stuff made in china,india and tailand ...no thing made in the usa .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 07:08 PM

24 k clad will do cuban ? clad

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 07:10 PM

MAMA MARIA SELLIN HAND LOOMED BAGS MADE IN CASHMIR INDIA .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 07:29 PM

IT'S IMORTANT TO KNOW WHEN TO STOP SUCH FIGHT.I AM CALLING ON NJ TO COME IN AND POST HERE .WE WELCOME YOU W/OPEN ARMS .

NJ WE ALOT OF RESPECT FOR YOU .COME IN AND LET THE PAST BE THE PAST .

P.S .....I KNOW THE ONLY ONE TO WELCOME ANY ONE IS ARMANDO .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 09:15 PM

I MISS HOME AND HIS REPORTING .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 09:26 PM

CUBAN ASSASSIN, LET'S BE AWARE OF WHAT WE ARE SAYING .HE'S A GREAT GUY .LETS PUT THE PAST BEHIND US AND WELCOME HIM AND INCOURGE HIM TO POST W/HIS NAME NJ PHIN FAN .IF THE SS DENYS HIM TO POST ARMANDO WILL NOT B/C ARMANDO WELCOMES EVERY ONE .

P.S...WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES ...I SOUND LIKE THE GHANDI .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 09:37 PM


NICE WOMEN IN QVC TO LOOK AT .WOMEN W/RED HAIR HAVE SOME THING MORE THAN OTHER WOMEN .

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 10:05 PM

THE RED HAIR ONE I AM TALKING ABOUT

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 10:08 PM

DEREK4DOLPHINS, HOW YOU KNOW A WOMAN LOVES YOU TO DEATH WITHOUT SAYING A WORD ?

Posted by: ALoco | August 07, 2010 at 10:43 PM

THE ONLY SALMON I EAT IS WILD SOKEYE .

PUFF......LABOR OF LOVE ,DOES ANYY ONE DOES ANY THING FOR LABOR OF LOVE ?

THE ONLY ONE WHO SAYS LABOR OF LOVE ARE THESE 3 PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA WHO MADE 600,000 A YEAR UNTIL RECEN .

PUFF...THESE ARE THE THRE GOVERMENT EMPOLYEES THAT WORK FOR A LITTLE TOWN IN CALIFORNIA AND THEY SALRY ABOVE 550.000 EACH
.MAYOR,POLICE CHIEF AND TOWN MANGER AND THEY GOT FIRED .

Posted by: ALoco | August 08, 2010 at 10:03 PM"

Dieeeeeeee(Aka Plumber), As usual Wrong, Wrong Wrong, Me being Aloco is almost laughable, but I understand that the years of Steroid use has caused paranoid delusions, also small testicles, Please go back to the "Slum Sentinal... OHHHH snap you cant cause you've been banned...lol....

All though Dieeee might be the dress wearing,High heeled,Limousine driving hermaphrodite Marc, Not sure, each one of these individuals hate me equally.....

Uhm, ya Waterboy, Haynos has shown me nothing. Yes, he's tall but he's soft and so very slow. I don't know what good he is. This will be his 3rd season on the roster already. He made some nice money, now go back to Podunk, Tennessee or wherever he's from and start selling used cars or life insurance or whatever it is that marginal ex NFLers do after their careers are over.

Cuban , how can NJ be banned at the SS when he's over there posting right now. i don't see you there , i know you were banned . why is that ?? it's not fair !!!

Marc, or Marc! from the phone are the only names you ever have, or ever will see me post as...With that said, nobody hates you or your retarded personalities more than I.

Marc please, anyone can post using another name.

You're correct Ace, but I DON'T. Never have, never will...

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