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Roughcut play-by-play of today's scrimmage

This is the quick reaction post from today's scrimmage at Dolphins camp.

Bottom line?

I wasn't impressed by anyone other than Jake Long, Cameron Wake and Nolan Carroll. Read the play-by-play and you might understand why. The most impressive wide receiver was Brian Hartline.

Third-team offense versus third-team defense:

Tyler Thigpen is at QB

First down from the 25: Three yard rush by Lex Hilliard

Second down from the 32: Deep sideline pass to Marlon Moore. He jumps for the ball, its in his hands, but he drops the ball.

Third down from the 46: Thigpen connects with Patrick Turner for six yards.

First down from the 49: Tristan Davis gains four yards.

Second down from the 49: Nolan Carroll jumps a quick-out, tips the ball and linebacker Charlie Anderson plucks it out of the air for a turnover.

Third down from 40: Thigpen throws an out pattern right to Carroll. He drops the interception.

First down from the 37: Play-action. Jason Allen breaks up a pass to Julius Pruitt in one-on-one coverage.

Second down from the 27:. Handoff to Lex Hilliard loses two yards.

Third down from the 14: Offside defensive line and Thigpen pass to Moore is incomplete.

Second down from the 11 yard line: Pitch to Tristan Davis for a gain of four.

First down from the 7 yard line: Center Andy Hartline fires off a low snap from shotgun and Thigpen misses it. Blame both.

Third down from the five yard line: Bootleg right and Pruitt catches a TD pass in the back corner of the end zone beating Jason Allen.

First-team offense versus first team defense:

first down at the 25 yard line. Deep sideline to Brandon Marshall, who is stumbling through his route. Incomplete. Sean Smith was on the coverage.

Second down from the 35: Inside handoff to Ronnie Brown for two yards.

Third down from the 46 yard line: Henne thrwos in the middle of the field to Marshall who is cutting across right to left. Ball goes through his hands.

First down from 42: Screen play, Smelled out by the defense and Henne throws it into the ground.

Second down from the 38: Counter play to Ricky williams pops open on the left side for six or seven yards.

Third down from the 24: Henne looks deep to Marshall, checks down to Polite, who is popped immediately by Will Allen. Jake Long one on one vs Misi eats the rookie up.

First down from the 28: No one open downfield. Outlet throw to Ronnie Brown for 5 yards.

First down from the 12 yard line: Pass play, false start on Kory Sperry who still cannot block Cam Wake. Sack for Wake.

Second down from the eight yard line: Handoff to Ricky Williams for two yards.

Third down from the 7 yard line: Three wide with Bess in the slot and Marshall and Hartline outside. Henne fires to Bess who is covered by Bell. Bell gets closer to catching the ball than Bess.

Carpenter misses a 36-yard field goal.

Carpenter misses a 39-yard field goal.

Carpenter then misses from 41.

Third team offense versus third-team defense with Pat White at QB

First down from the 25: Completion from White to Joey Haynos coming across the middle.

Second down from the 40 yard line: Handoff to Tristan Davis. Gains three yards.

Third down from the 46. White pass to Taurus Johnson is high and incomplete.

Second down from the 46. Andrew Harltine andother low snap. White throws too long down the sideline. Incomplete.

Third down from the 35: White finds Marlon Moore on a slant for a 15 yard gain.

First team offensive versus second team defense

First down from the 25 yard line: Henne low pass, incomplete.

Second down from the 35. Shotgun. Short out pass to Brandon Marshall is complete, he then slips under Jason Allen for YAC.

Third down from the 45: Henne throws a 9 route, Marshall is running a deep out. Ball falls harmlessly incomplete.

Third down from the 48 yard line. In-cut to Marshall who is defended by Allen. Incomplete

First down from the 39 yard line: Hartline back shoulder against Will Allen for a 14 yard gain.

Second down from the 29 yard line: Short out to Brandon Marshall. He's open. He catches it, Will Allen bumps him and Marshall drops it. Got to catch that!

Third down from the 26 yard line: Sack for Charles Grant.

First down from the 12 yard line: Shotgun. Henne rolls right  Can't find anyone. Pass behind Hartline for an incompletion.

Second down from the six yard line: Check down to Ronnie Brown. TD.

Third down from the four yard line: Interior screen to Anthony Fasano. TD.

Second team offense vs. First team defense with Pennington at QB and Allen taking the snaps at right cornerback ahead of Sean Smith.

First down from the 25 yard line: Allen comes on a corner blitz. Pennington throws to Marshall who is uncovered for a 12 yard gain.

Second down from the 40 yard line: Inside handoff to Hilliard gains 3 yards.

First down from the 44: Sack by Charles Grant. Pennington got the ball off but in a real game he would have been picking himself off the ground.

Third down from the 49: Pennington completion to Julius Pruitt.

First down from the 45: Koa Misi sack vs David Martin pass protection. (Smith enters game.)

Third down from the 33: Shotgun: Cornerback blitz by Sean Smith. Sack in a real game.

First down from the 22 yard line: False start.

Second down from the 14: Screen Lex Hilliard for gain of four. Great hard hit by Channing Crowder.

Third down from the 11 yard line: Pass attempt to Bess in the right back corner of the end zone. Incomplete.

Third down from the 6 yard line: Incomplete.

First team offense vs first team defense:

First down from the 30: Henne looks left and deep to Bess who is covered. Check down to Brown.

Second down from the 45: Handoff to Brown gains 3 yards.

Third down from the 50: No one open! NO ONE OPEN! Henne pulls it down and play is over.

Third down from the 41: Marshall on a crossing pattern gains five yards.

First down from the 37: Henne quick pass to Hartline for 8 yards. Long versus Jared Odrick battle goes to Long.

Second down from the 27: Henne quick pass to Fasano for five yards. Long and Ricky Williams double-team Cameron Wake. Stuffed him.

Third down from the 25: Free safety blitz! Long recognizes it pre-snap and picks up Chris Clemons. Henne completes a three yard pass to Fasano.

First down from the 12: Henne runs out of time and must call time out. Not good.

First down from the 12: Trips right. Cameron Wake gets a sack verus Long. Henne throws the ball anyway and completes to John Nalbone. I love the Wake versus Long battle. Classic.

Second from the eigh yard line: Two yards for Ricky Williams.

Third down from the five yard line: Back corner throw to Hartline. TD. Kudus to the offensive line for picking up the blitz.

Dan Carpenter connects on a 34 yard field goal.

Dan Carpenter connects on a 40 yard fiel goal.

Dan Carpenter connects from 42.

Second versus second (Thigpen at QB)

First down: Incomplete pass down left sideline by Thigpen.

Second down: Incomplete (high) pass on an in-cut.

Third down from the 45: Incomplete wide receiver screen. Batted at line.

Third down from the 48: Incomplete. Nice pass defense by Nate Ness.

First down from the 44: Tight end screen to Joey Haynos for 6 yards.

Second down from the 38: Completion to Haynos for 28 yards.

Third down from the 28: Lex Hilliard no gain.

First down from the 24: Tristan Davis pops outside after getting throw the line for a gain of 6.

Second down from the 14: Pitchleft Davis for a gain of four.

Third down from the 12: Roberto Wallace goes over Ross Weaver for a TD in the corner of the end zone.

Third dwon from the 6: Thigpen incomplete.

Third down from the 6: Quentin Moses bats away a pass attempt to Haynos. Incomplete.

The Dolphins were not at full strength for the scrimmage. Jake Grove, Greg Camarillo and Patrick Cobbs did not practice. The Herald reported earlier Cobbs is nursing a hamstring injury. Ryan Grice-Mullen is back working.


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Very good form "attack cop" very good form. That sort of thinking would change ALL of the blogs we care about into much more informative and fun/interesting places to read and post about our team.

It is a matter of "Personal responsibility and maturity"...

Thank you for yours in that statement.

attack cop I was testing you my young Jedi. You said what I know you meant to say without saying it.... go figure.

Derek, attack cop is thinking on a higher level. That will never happen in New Jersey's case...or mine as well.

4 watt
In either case, I mean no disrespect, nor am I taking a side or opinion.
My entire basis is very selfish. I feel the more folks that are engaged in talking about out team, instead of non-sense. The more I will enjoy the season. I am a Dolphins junkie 4 watt... and love to hear what others have to say, sometimes even those who have an opinion I find useless... at least I did hear it. And... even better... they got to say it. But wasting time with "He said she said" seems like something no one would enjoy long.

Jason Allen can't cover Pruit?

Looks to me like the Defense got the better of um today Mr Mike. That is usually the case this early in camp. I suspect in a few weeks and after a few Preseason games these guys will be much sharper. Jason Allen however.... Well he is a very good special teams guy....

I worry about Grove.

He can't seem to stay on the field...

attack cop, i read all 3 papers because all of them have there biases. in that SS blog mike b aded more he said that one of those henne tds was in pratice before the actual scrimmage and in the scrimmage hitting the QB was off limits so sometimes even after being touched by a defender the QB's still thew the ball. but we will all get to see how the fins look on saturday!! no relying on 3rd party accounts.

some roster predictions.
easy 1 first carrol makes roster
pat white makes roster
roberto wallace is the 5th WR
turner only makes roster if they keep 6 WR

remember turner was great in camp last year too but failed to impress in any preseason games. wallace is 6'4 faster than turner and made plays in the life scrimmage.

"life scrimmage" WTF

Can we say "life blog"

In front of a "life audience"

Wow quiet day what is everyone at church? Or still asleep from partying last night??? So after a below average practice he gives them a day off... I think he should have waited till they deserved it! Why reward them for nothing!

It Is Kind Of Quiet Arond Here.

My view of the scrimmage yesterday is a little different, As the offseason started our biggest concern was the defense with all the changes at linebacker,

Yesterday was an eye opener, we also suspected that part of our problems last year was schemes and not utilizing the right players and the natural abilities, yesterday we witness for the first time Nolans schemes and it's was fun fun fun, there were disruptive and very aggressive for the fist time in a couple years I could not tell if there were pressing or dropping back in coverage or if it's was 3-4 4-3, it's going to be be a totally different defense this year and a lot more aggressive I have no worries about that unit any more..

The offense was not prepared for the defense intensity at all, thats was Marsall was eluding in his press conference, but having said that, I had forgotten what a tight end looked like, until Marting came back, that is another weapon for Henne to play with and a big one, on the last touch down Marting and Marshall when into the end zones in different patterns and the RB Just walks inn. Once we get back our Run Run Run game and the new weapons in place it's going to be almost impossible to stops us.....Owl

I was ridiculously hot out there yesterday...like 115 heat index.

Wouldn't suprise me it is south florida!! Suprised there hasn't been more heat related issues down here!

hudowl (@ 1:11 PM)

One inter-squad scrimmage is not a Season
(...or for that matter, even a Preseason.)

But I was encouraged by the TYPE of Defense that they will be playing.

Their Offense is very talented...so I have faith that they'll be REALLY GOOD once they play together for a few weeks.
It get me psyched thinking about Ronnie, Rickey, Chad, and Brandon, behind one of the BEST Offensive Lines in Football.

They've only had seven days of practice so I really can't wait to see what both units do against Tampa Bay six days from now.

(As you know...the REAL indicator will be the Cowboy game.)


OK guys The Cuban has arrived......

Dolphins will Win the AFC East and play the Colts for AFC Supremacy..of course it's tight but D-fense comes up with a sack forced fumble to send the Phins to Superbowl vs the Viks

Feed The Wolf

well well the pompous @zzz tha is the menace has arrived. Well why dont you come over to the SS and state that you have arrived. Parasite cockroach m'fer

My take on the scrimmage and why the offense didn't outperform or even match the defense in intensity.

The Dolphins offense has had its way with the defense for a week. Henne had completed 75% of his passes, Marshall was dominating and unstoppable, and the rest of the offense pretty much followed.

Now fast forward to the scrimmage. The offense comes in feeling really good about themselves. Brandon Marshall (arguably our best player on offense) even said, "I didn't prepare myself mentally". They were riding a high and thought they would be able to dominate the defense just like they had been doing all week. No problem right?

Wait a minute, in comes the defense, fresh off a lecture from Nolan telling them they had better make a statement in the scrimmage. They were all mentally preparing and getting ready for a dog fight. And they played hard from the first whistle.

The offense wasn't prepared and only started coming on towards the end. It's the classic "trap game". You win a bunch of games and start thinking you're unstoppable, you meet an opponent with nothing to lose and you don't start playing until the 4th qtr. Unfortunately by that time you already have lost.

This is an EXCELLENT opportunity for the coaching staff to use this as an example as to why they should never take an opponent lightly. I hope they have recognized this and are making the necessary adjustments and also making the players aware.

They Call Me... Tim says:
August 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm
NJ said on Tin’s blog that he’s been suspended or banned, he doesn’t know and so has Ocala Rob. Not sure what went on but those guys are not the problem here. They both come to talk football and Dolphins and offer quite a bit of info. and knowledge to the discussion.

Chris T., I’m not telling you how to do your job but you just cut two regular mob members which is larger than the elite 8 the trolls talk about. The regular mob is 20+.

I hope you didn’t ban them permanently.
Now this has got to be a guy on Suicide watch people, He's got such a man crush On the plumber that I am amazed he hasnt already killed himself, LIL Timmy, Go out and meet some girls(Or guys)(not that there's anything wrong with that) But get off the blog, Your on it 24/7......

The Plumbers now posting as John Henry, Lets see last week it was Paul Revere, What will it be next week, George Washington???? LOL At DA PLUMBER.......

Tim , m13 , jahn and some of the others , i also want to thank you for your support ! tell herdfan i'm disappointed in her cancer locker roon remark . she doesn't know me to well, believe me when i tell you or her , a team needs a player like me. i ;m a vocal leader , i take no crap from teamates , i encourage teamates , give than help and advise them and i always have their back. AHHHHHHH That's what the Plumber means by motivating, To insult people.... NJ, Get help for your Bi-Polar illness....LMAO..

I have a new guy that I place bets with. He called me up a few minutes ago to see if I wanted any action on tonights game. I thought that only true degenerates would even think about laying cash on a preseason game. That these games are such a crap shoot that it makes picking a winner very tough. I guess I was wrong. This guy tells me he has had people blowing up his phone to get bets in today. Proof once more that the NFL is king. Could you imagine even thinking about putting money down on a preseason hoops game, hockey, or baseball. No way. Anyway I decided to pass on tonights game, the line was Cinci -3. Who knows how the game turns out, good luck to any that have a side in this one!

Cuban, WTF? Are you a woman? I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that I'm just wondering because I always thought you were a man that we were talking to. But as soon as you come into the blog you start with the he said/she said stuff. Does anyone in here really care about these moronic little squabbles?

Seriously I wish, and have been wishing this for a couple years now ever since the lonely hearts club arrived in this blog, that the fighting over name calling and the talking about peoples interests in food, women, music, etc. could be moved to a private chat room. Why can't you guys all hook up through your e-mails and start your own chat room?

I don't get a lot of time to talk Dolphins football and EVERY TIME I come in here I read back a bit in the posts and see the best conversations going on regarding the Phins. But for some reason whenever certain people come in here those people who were having the great conversations dissapear. And then I'm stuck with "O Rob says,,, and They cal me Tim said,,,, but then NJ was mean,,,,, and everyone's stupid,,,,blah blah blah.

Arrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!! I'm out! Damnit.

Well New York up to the time I came on there was only 6 posts between noon and 4 pm, soory I interrupted the 6 posts in 4 hours, my bad I'll stop....... :(

Que pasa cuban? I am going to check out that post Tim made to see if you are on the up and up.

Cuban what is tin's blog???

Assassin, Stop talking about anything unrelated to football, You'll upset NY Scott....

Tinhaker, the whole TK8 are over there Fawning over how the plumber should'nt have been banned for life...LMAO, Any Hooo, Football tonit guys, Bengels Vs Cowboys, Who's gonna watch????????

Cuban I am going to watch it.
I dont give a rat's Azzz about getting NY Scott upset.....you mean upset like a woman.

Cuban I went over and verified your copy and posting. Keep up the good work.

Cuban- If you were a betting man(which I know you are, remember the draft!!) Who would you put your hard earned money on tonight? Remember Cinci is -3

The Blog is called 'Tinshaker Blog", Go over there and leave a message to the plumber.....

Geez !!

If we didn't have 'Phin Fan' and 'Home'
to B_tch about, WHAT WOULD WE DO?

Please get over those two. THEY'RE NOT WORTH IT.


If you com across an off-topic, ' unsolicited ' PERSONAL ATTACK on someone, then its probably one of THOSE GUYS.

Just ignore THOSE Posts and eventually they will go away.
Don't interact with WACK-JOBS.

Seriously men; ITS FOOTBALL SEASON !!!!

- P-U-F-F -

Come on cuban, title of the blog please. I dont have time to spend on finding it on Tinshaker's blog

Darryl, Like you betting n a preseason game is like betting on the WNBA, I mean who really cares.....

puff magic kracken you would never last at the SS my friend.





Mike.B at the ss should play w/ my balls .

Next Week gentlemen at this exact time we will all be about done with dinner and ready to crack open a cold beer or mix your favorite alcolholic beverage cause the fins will be playing, so lets keep things in perspective and welcom ALL PHIN FANS..... Go Phins....

moderator for SS: (@ 5:34 PM)

That's funny you should say that...

I got banned there for 48 hours a few weeks ago.
It was for changing names (go figure.)

The truth is...that the only reason I was changing names was because I don't approve of the Business Model used by the Gravatar folks.

during the past year of observation...I have never seen these two Blogs (MH & SS) so

Cuban (@ 6:01 PM)

Next Week, at this exact time,
we will finally get to see some real Football.

I hope we don't see nothing but screens, and dump offs from henne this year. they got marshall for a deep threat. the offense better be more productive than what they are here in traing camp and scrimmages.

This sounds strangely like Uncle Soiled....Our Illegal cultivated Carolina Friend... Is it You Soiled???? Just saying..

Dolp 77, Then only way you see that is if Chad(Neck fat)Henne goes down with a injury and Pennington comes in...........

Its really not...

The only link that I have with our friend 'Soiled' is that we're both have lived near, and possibly in, New Jersey.

(...not that there's anything wrong with that!)

Any word on today's scrimmage from the stadium??? I couldn't go out there today.



LOL @ PUFF.......

Thanks Puff...for the "Seriously men; ITS FOOTBALL SEASON !!!!"

mad men tonight at 10.00 pm on AMC .


So Armando DOES have
a lot more on his 'Plate'...

The GOOD news is...
that its going to help him pay off his mortgage faster...

The BAD new is...
it may cause some of us to have to
for LONGER periods of Time.





I just had another DELICIOUS piece of Salmon!

Thanks NYScott, thats the same thing that I was eluding to, and the D looked pump up and ready from first snap..

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