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Topics on Tony Sparano's mind today

Tony Sparano just had his press availability for the day and here are the highlights:

The coach has obviously taken notice of the practice receiver Patrick Turner had Sunday evening and again Monday morning when he had another couple of nice plays.

"He made a play yesterday that was a good play," Sparano said. "He had to go up and get the ball and he did. He ended up falling on his back and all that good stuff. We got that thing out of the way. He's come out here and made a couple of nice plays this morning. I like what he's done right now. We're trying to get him in the mix a lot right now because we didn't get a good picture out him in the spring. So we're trying to get as many reps as we can with him. He's done a good job mentally so far. There's still a little rust because of not being out there in the spring. He's working through it and he's done a good job right now."

Donald Thomas worked at first-team left guard again Monday morning so that's good news for him. But just being there won't necessarily keep him there. Remember, as I've preached over and over now, the offensive line is what? ...

... A chemistry lab.

And Thomas, like the other linemen can't blow up like an experiment gone bad from time to time.

"He's done some nice things at times," Sparano said. "And we're looking for better than, 'at times,' from all of those guys."

Consistency will be what will separate the players competing for work along the offensive line. Thomas has an advantage because he's more than a powerful guy. He moves well, too.

Interestingly, rookie John Jerry, who has been working at left guard has experienced "minimal, minimal," mental mistakes according to Sparano. But he needs to get better technically and move quicker to keep his spot, according to Salguero.

Ivey You'll remember that yesterday, rookie Travis Ivey got a classice dose of rookie hazing when he was packed like a station wagon full of pads (pictured).

I asked Sparano his take on such hijinks.

"I've seen it go all different ways, Armando. Some of it is ridiculous, to be honest with you, and it can get carried away and some of it is good fun," Sparano said. "Ivey carrying a bunch of shoulder pads on him, shoot, he made ESPN and you guys thought it was great. At times that's good for chemistry and bonding but sometimes it gets carried away. And if I feel it's crossing the line, I get involved."

Finally, I've been saying for months how the WR job opposite Brandon Marshall was Brian Hartline's to lose. That is what I was told would be the situation.

But Sparano today pulled back the curtain on why that is so, on why it is Hartline that is getting first dibs on the spot.

"Honestly, it's run after catch," he said. "He had some big plays for us with his hands on the football running the ball so there was a little bit of that there."

Sparano cautioned that just because Hartline has the job today doesn't mean he'll keep the job.

One would expect the Dolphins coach to say exactly that on the fourth day of training camp. That's why they call it competition.

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"We're trying to get him in the mix a lot right now because we didn't get a good picture out him in the spring. So we're trying to get as many reps as we can with him. He's done a good job mentally so far. There's still a little rust because of not being out there in the spring. He's working through it and he's done a good job right now."

Translation: Wont make the 53 Man team along with other Compadre Pat

"The Ravens have since confirmed that Beck was dumped for cornerback Doug Dutch."

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Fin's Greatest Hits 2nd RD Qbs

1) Culpepper Trade
2) AJ touchie Feely
3) John Beck
4) Pat White

Brppp... Excuse Me

Is Chad Henne next????????

Wrong tiny weenie, Turner has talent, unlike White to play in the NFL.

Dear Mr. Salguero

"He made a play yesterday that was a good play," Sparano said."

Thank God...Finally, I thought we may wasted several million dollors signing this kid.

Soiled :)

"Our goal has never changed, you can write it this year last year our goal is to win the Super Bowl," Ryan said. "I don't care if you like it, I don't care whatever, makes no sense, people laughed at us -- and we backed it up with a huge exception."

PPB just in:

"Sean Smith, though, got abused a couple times, especially against Brian Hartline, who came down with the ball even though he gives an inch to Smith"


I think Pat Turner will contribute in time. Maybe not this season but eventually. Pat White was rushed to an extent. Troy Smith has flashed potential in Baltimore but also given several years to absorb and adjust. White should have never played for 2-3 years. The team sounds real promising, but every team does in training camp. First time poster by the way.

Bout time... hopefully we might have a dynamic WR corp run by Marshall

Also all our WRs will benefit from the presence of Marshall. ESPN guys ragged Miami when they took Turner and Hartline. Hartline looks good for a 4th rd WR, Bess even better as an undrafted player. Does anyone else think Lex Hilliard gets a shot next season if Ricky and Ronnie are both gone?

Welcome Daniel T Denny

Soiled :)

Daniel,

Lex Hillard is a lock... but some Fin Fans are Delusion about Kory Sheets and his 1 carry season.

ARMANDO ,

CAN YOU SHARE THE BEST MOMENT YOU HAD TODAY ON 640 AM ? JUST FOR HISTORY .


Uncle Soiled, I believe that our friend Pat(Knocked the fu@k out)White might be suffering from that hit he received during the game against the steelers, resulting in what the medical community now refers to as "The Ted Ginn" syndrome, AKA Lack of testicular fortitude, A shame really, there's no cure for this Illness....Though I hear the Mayo-clinic is working on it....

Posted by: Cuban Menace | August 02, 2010 at 02:07 PM


Daniel,

Lex Hillard is a lock... but some Fin Fans are Delusion about Kory Sheets and his 1 carry season.

Posted by: Greenie's Weenie | August 02, 2010 at 02:10 PM

Huh ? How are some fans in delusion about Sheets ? I haven't heard anyone say anything other than him being the possible answer at KR. Why do so many Jet fans find it necessary to talk out of their ass ?

Dude,

Ive read some wonders like " Can we get an update on Kory Sheets?"
This backs to last year's TC or: "Oh, we were lucky to pouch Kory from the niners PS last year"

Bottom line is you downgraded at KR.

i'm a turner fan, how about marshall, turner, camarillo, hartline? some names for the new defense... thanks to BP - the SLICK-CLICK, CLEAN-UP CRUE, dirtywave defense. the wolf-pack defense, wild-wolf, ....

THE HOGAN DEFENSE ......

Cuban, Marc - today is just a Civic holiday - an excuse for a mid summer break and just get blasted. A lot of people head to the lakes and camp or stay in a cottage or summer home for a few days.

marc, you are right about the women here. We have all colours of the rainbow here. It's quite awesome.

MARK,WHAT DOES CIVIC HOLIDAY MEANS ?

ALoco, pretty much just means a day of rest and relaxation - or in my case, nursing a hangover.

Enjoy Mark... Drink one for me......(And by the way, Watch out for a stocky chick with a Adams apple with 4 inch heels that calls herself "Marcia" Thats Marc in drag....)

THANKS MARK .ANY ONE KNOWS WE HAVE A CIVIC HOLIDAY IN THE US ?

I KNOW FOR MOST BLOGGERS EVERY DAY IS CIVIC HOLIDAY .

ARMANDO ,

CAN YOU SHARE THE BEST MOMENT YOU HAD TODAY ON 640 AM ? JUST FOR HISTORY .

Posted by: ALoco | August 02, 2010 at 02:11 PM

Aloco, are you gonna write this in your Dear Diary?

All U.S. Citizens

"A lot of people head to the lakes and camp or stay in a cottage or summer home for a few days."

Translation: Drink Molsons ale while standing around a trash can fire in the freezing cold while singing Rush songs

Soiled :)

I DON'T LIKE TO LISTEN DUMB PEOPLE ON THE RADIO GREENIE ,NOT THAT ARMANDO IS DUMB FAR FROM IT .JUST MOST TALK RADIO PEOPLE ARE VERY OFFENSIVE AND DUMB .

Aloco, we observe "Labor day", Iam sure it's the same thing as 'Civic Day" in the great nation of Canada....

Uncle Soiled, Your hitting on all cylinders today........

Soiled,
Don't forget about the other two favs. from our neighbors up north... Alannis Moressette and Selene Deion.... Cause that would be a little too ironic? Don't ya think?

SUMMER HOMES?????????? There only used for 4 weeks........

Lex has looked solid in past preseason and regular season playing time. Im not saying he is a future answer, but he has the size to be a every down back, just not as sure about his speed. Sheets is about what we had in Lorenzo Booker in my opinion. Kiper has recently wrote about Miami being an interesting team to draft Noel Devine, but i dont see him as the kind of back they'd want. I dont't want them to resign Ronnie to a big contract even if he has 1,500 yards this year. Too old, too many injuries for a long term top dollar RB contract. Maybe a 2 or 3 year extension at 4 mil per year? Thanks for the welcomes

sorry but is anyone more annoying then Celine Deion????? And isnt Alanis Morissette the hottest lesbian around?????? Just wondering...

Just read a artical posted on my facebook page done by none other than Kelly Omar basically calling for Pennington to be the starter...?

jets are barely paper champions!! colts and ravens are definitely better, and both the fins and pats are gonna sweep the jets. the great jets were 2-4 in the division last year, expect the same this season. your team is missing the most important player, a QB!! our 3rd stringer thigpen and even pat white are better than the taco maker you have at QB. weak arm, happy feet and if under pressure just lobs it up for grabs!! you got one quality WR, but he's a TE!! replace fanaca with a rookie, and your best back with a weak and old LT. prepare to see MANY negative yard runs. revis is destroying your team!! either he sits, or they over pay him at the expense of about 5 starters!! kris jenkins won't make it to week 2 making a huge hole on d-line. JT sucks when not wearing 99. ask the redskins!! the jets won't be as good as the 9-7 team was last year!!

you got lit by ginn and a QB who didn't get starter reps til week 5 last year. henne starter from day one and marshall will abuse the jets. pick your poison. coverage, ronnie and ricky kills you, 8 in thee box, henne, marshall, hartline and bess kill you. our offense is so much better that instead of putting up 30+ we will hang 40+ on you, and we all know your offense will never score 40+,even on the lions!!

Wat do you expect From The SS???

sorry for the taco maker comment cuban. wait your cuban so you don't make taco's.

OK, Ok, OK, good jokes one and all. I know everything here is sarcastic and supposed to be witty but let me straighten out some myths so it isn't taken as truth by those who have never been to my country.

First, the weather here isn't all that bad. Kind of like Boston or New York City. A lot of Canadians do own summer homes and a lot actually own winter homes in the state of Florida, including my brother who holds a second residence in Naples.

Most Canadians hate Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette. however, Rush is a national treasure. Personally, I just finished listening to the new Tom Petty - great tune.

Not every Canadian loves beer. Personally, I can attest to never have downed a beer in my life. I can't say the same for Vodka however - which is my drink of choice.

And we also have a Labour Day which is the same day as yours in the US and most years it also happens to be my birthday - if it falls on the 4th.

That's all for now on Canadian Corner!

Jaison, Miami might need to score 40 plus points in a lot of games to have a winning season, I am Nervous about the Defense.....

alanis is only hot if you're banging her while her music is playing. if she couldn't sing like that she would be way less hot. no matter how good celine sings, tough to get past that extra long head!!

CUBAN, YOU ARE VERY OLD FASHION WHEN IT COMES TALKING ABOUT LESBIANS .TODAY ALL LESBIANS ARE BI SEX SO ALL CAN ENJOY .

hahaha, lessons in love by ALoco!!!

I GO TO KEENE NH EVERY YEAR AND I SEE A LOT OF CANADIANS OWNS HOMES THERE .

Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers from the great city of Gainsville... Ahhh good choice what song??

Jay, Now your just being mean..........And I'am sure her 75 year old husband of hers services that head as much as he can, if you know what I mean......

yes, the defense is a crapshoot! moving starks to NT, langford a rock, new guy at other end, ILB's i think we are better than last season with dansby, crowder and dobbins, OLB a crapshoot! i do think misi will be good, wake is not a starter! pass rush specialist,hopefully either anderson or the guy who's name i can't say can be a starter,holding down the corner on run downs. i think with smith, davis and allen all healthy we are fine at corner, bell, a stud. crapshoot at FS. so hopefully the young guys can fill those holes and starks can play NT.

but i do beleive the offense will light teams up and make for high scoring exciting games!!

Now there is a place with alot of tail during school time!!! :)

His latest release ... "I should have known it" Awesome guitar work.

Hinder playing now. I like these guys, caught them live - they are so late 80s arena rock in their sound and atitude.

Dane, What songs are not great by Tom Petty???????

Agree with ya no arguement here? Was just wondering! :)

canada is beautiful!! all you have to do is spend a couple days at niagra falls. spend a day on the us side, then go to canadian side. it's like going from the town to the chocolate factory in charlie and the chocolate factory!!

Jaison, Like I said, That offense better crank out some points, Marmaduke my favorite tune from Petty is "Running down a dream"...

I LIKE MYSELF TOM PETTY ;

LISTEN TO HER HEART
REFUGEE
RUNNING DOWN A DREAM

Funny that you say that Jaison cause thats the only place that I have been able to make it to... Very beautiful but there is a whole other part of the country that is just as if not more beautiful that's on my bucket list!

HERE COMES MY GIRL IS A GREAT SONG.

I'm gonna go with Mary Jane... ;) partally cause I like the name, but I also love the song

Is anyone worried about the PR/KR position?
Last Year Hands of Stone one a game by himself. This important in setting up the offense. Field position is critical for a team like the fins.

Bess is a below average at PR. Is cobbs the man at KR?

Regards

Dear Mr. Salguero

Quick update on the crops

The Sativa's look a little scraggly but the Indica's are lookin phat....its your turn to buy the blunt wraps

Soiled :)

Yea but if we take those two kick returns away... He is average at best... IMO

tom petty is one of those horrible voice singers who are still great!! throw in john fogerty, neil young, and springsteen. they all write great songs so their really crappy voices still work!! plus most of us also have crappy voices so we can sing along and not sound too bad!!

I Saw Rush In Concert Back In 1982.....those Guys Kick Asss,So Don't Knock Em.Someone Please Tell Green Weenie To Get Lost,Please.

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