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Bobby Carpenter makes the move from OLB to ILB

When Bill Parcells and his people arrived in Dallas in 2003, Andre Gurode was languishing as an ordinary interior lineman who wasn't really a center and definitely wasn't a very good guard. Parcells and "his people," which included Tony Sparano let Gurode try to make a name for himself as a guard.

It failed miserably.

Well, rather than give up on Gurode, the Cowboys decided to make an investment in reworking his contract and moving Gurode to center.

Andre Gurode's career took off and he is now a perennial Pro Bowl player.

Well, the same group of people -- Parcells, Jeff Ireland and to a lesser degree, Tony Sparano -- drafted Bobby Carpenter out of Ohio State five years ago and tried to turn him into a 3-4 outside linebacker.

The idea failed. Carpenter was considered a bust until the moment the Cowboys cut him and he went to St. Louis. Then the Rams also cut him this preseason and the Dolphins signed him.

But rather than put him in the same position where Carpenter failed with two teams, the Dolphins found a niche for Carpenter at inside linebacker.

Despite joining the team only days before the regular-season opener at Buffalo, Carpenter actually started that game alongside Karlos Dansby. He also started last week at Minnesota. No, he's not playing every down, but rather on a situational basis.

He has only two tackles. But his goal-line stop of Adrian Peterson at Minnesota last week was an impressive and key moment in the game.

"During our time down there [in Dallas] with Bobby, we didn't kind of see him play inside as much as we're seeing him now," coach Tony Sparano said today. "And sometimes some of these guys start a little bit later. They really do, especially if you're bouncing them around positionally. With Andre, when we came in there he had just played a bunch of games at guard and when you watched it, it took us a while to figure out the best place to put him, too. Same thing with Bobby right now."

So can Carpenter possibly make the kind of leap at ILB that Gurode long ago made when he moved to center?

"Except we brought him in and immediately gave him a role. And that role, so we didn't confuse the whole thing because you look at him and he can play him outside or inside -- we didn't want to do that. We got him a role that he can help this football. But I can see him making that kind of improvement down the road, sure."

So consider this move permanent -- or as permanent as anything can be in the NFL.

"He's inside for a long time," Sparano said. "I'd like to keep him there for a long time."

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Sparano said today was the best Friday practice the team has ever had since he's been coach. That is good news for the Dolphins as they wind down preparations for the New York Jets.

Typically, the Dolphins play well when they practice well.

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Jets center Nick Mangold, out all week with a shoulder injury, practiced today in New Jersey. He is expected to start for the Jets. 

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Miami Dolphins soon to be 3-0
on the way to 4-0

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

home......let's not give our fins bad luck ..please every one refrain from saying 3-0 until game is over .

the yellow eyes .

Dolphins4Life,

Fair enough. It was fun, You make good arguments, kudos.

Overall, this crew is head and shoulders above last years group and that's the important thing.

Realistically and honestly I'd say the odds are in favor of Crowder getting his spot back. I was just arguing my own personal feelings on the situation.

Now what's this crap about Vodka or Cognac being better than Rum or Bourban? Are you crazy, you don't know sh........blah, blah, blah.

Just Kidding!!!!

America was founded by
the double standard

America was founded by Slave Owners ...
Who Wanted to Be Free

BEST practice EVER! awesome! seems like the stars have aligned for us. Bring on them fools!

GO DOLPHINS!!!

ALoco

Do U have
A score prediction for 2010 Dolphins Home Opener?

Odin

Agree Capt Morgans or Bacardi Select sounds goood

Do U have a score prediction for the 2010 Dolphins Home Opener?

Odin it was fun! i know for a fact you would rather i am right than you being right! as for the liquors im a firm believer in not drink across the board! i stick to a few drink and that b/c if it a bottle in the area nothing goes better with it like a nice blunt! i love burning more than drinking anyday of the week month or year! dolphin 27 planes 13

home,


i don't want give a bad luck to my fins .this is the most important game in fins history in the last 20 years .

Dear Mr. Salguero

I just read this

(( to learn how to love and forget how to hate ))

I don't really remember how hate works but I offered this girl 100 dollars of Aloco's tax to teach me how to love and well..... she just slapped me.

what am I doing wrong ?

Lookin for luv in all the wrong place's

Soiled :)

Like Dolphins4Life73 score prediction
Interesting

ALoco
Understand u r superstitious

Home will be at the game
Wearing Miami Dolphin jersey of player who should have big impact on this Sunday night game

Orange Jersey # 15
Simply The Bess
w/ Atomic Orange wrap around shades

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

Home Fan,

You've perverted the essence of the song, turning it into a tool with which you use to point the finger.

By doing so you have shown yourself to be the very thing you claim to despise!

Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

Odin-

I think Crazy Train is the theme song of this blog...or at least one of the theme songs. Like if this blog had a soundtrack Crazy Train would be the intro song.

copy rights belong to odin.


(( to learn how to love and forget how to hate ))

Carpenter is better than Dobbins at coverage no doubt but he isn't as strong as Dobbins. Granted i haven't seen much of him he just looked good against the rush in preseason. Carpenter should start w more reps until Edds gets better. Dolphins4life I definetly hope you are right about Channing but i'm with Odin right now he looks like dead weight.

Dear Mr. Salguero

How come when I offer lets say....my nephews teacher or the girl at the dollar general 100 dollars to teach me about luv I get smacked.

But when I talk to the girls down on the corner and make the same 100 dollar offer they seem so eager.

Confused

Soiled :)

Jets go down in defeat tomorrow!

Fins-21
Jets-10

Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love, and forget how to hate (unless its the stinkin' JETS)

You know my biggest problem with Channing is that he writes checks that he can't cash. In other words he is a loud mouthed braggadocio who has never even sniffed a Pro Bowl in his 5 injury plagued seasons with the Fins.

His play is sub-par for what he is being paid and let's face it OC's don;t stay awake at night wondering how to game-plan against Crowder.

I hope I am wrong and that he redeems himself in the same way Allen has (so far).

Buckeye,

I guess I am a racist. At least when it comes to Green and the stinkin wetspots!!!!

Other than that, it's all about Peace, Love and Happiness.

Now lets kill those stinking rotten B A S T A R D S!!!!

Jets fail to score a TD on the soon to be #1 Defense. Miami becomes a POWERHOUSE SundayNight!!!

Fins Win! 28-9

ITS OUR TIME!!!!
UNLEASH THE BEAST!!!!

the more dolphins play well the less armando works .lol

aloco,
u know im starting to believe that. it disapointing too. cmon mando. some of us get emotional here leaving us stranded.


--- ITS OUR TIME!!!!

Buckeye,

Did you see what happened to Dante Robinson?

Looks like he banged up his knee.

some players are born to lead(ray lewis, dansby,zack),some players think they are leaders(porter and jt), some players are followers(channing)! saying that to say this! channing was up and coming when zack was here! its hard for a player who dont have the resume as porter or jt to get them to follow suit! now he has dansby who is a leader on and off the field he will get in line! now that channing dont have to call plays and line ppl up he can focus on the task at hand, making plays and that was evident in the limited work he got in the preseason opener! i saw at least 3 plays channing made that makes me think dansby has real got to him about the little things to prepare for and make him better! we will be so much better on defense freeing guys like carpenter and dobbins up to come in and specialize on the skill they bring to the table! channing is reliable he just dont make big time plays! that will come now that the think process has been slowed by taking away so of his duties in the defense! yea the talking can be bit much but we need that in the nfl! im so sick and tired of these robotic comments players and owner make week in week out

i refuse to give up or on channing until further notice! i had to part ways with white( not saying he was nfl QB but you dont draft a guy in the second round and give up after 16months and dont try him at another position)! had to get rid of ginn(we still looking for a returner)!

Has Derek started taking predictions as he did last week? Here's mine Phins pull away in the second half 27-13

Odin, Dude Eastern Bloc chicks rule!!! Quite a going away party for the Girls from the Chzech Republic!!!!Just woke up time to watch the Griz game

"I have always stood up for Jason Allen."

I hear you and agree. Does anyone remember the hit a few years ago on Benjamin Watson vs. NE?

You knew he could play.

Nicktator knows his DBs too.

I got a prediction for all you Saban fans.

Ryan Mallett and Arkansas is going to whoop up on Alabama today!

Prediction
Fins 28
Jets 24

Chris clemons fumble recovery for a td

Lets win one for the Douche!!!!!!!!

Armando,

A lot of hungry Dolphins fans out here. I know you got that next right up ready to go.

FEED THE FANS!!!!

Yes yes I am a p u s s y ass racist
And proud of it
Hiding behind my keyboard
Like the fukin a s s h o l e I am
I hide in the dark like the racist piece of shyt I am
I will NEVER meet bobbyd12
Cause my vag-ina would itch

Home the Racist Ass

I will always be scared of men

When you get into a shootout and you don't have a defense, your BEST chance of winning is 50/50.

Bill Parcells

I would never meet bobbyd12 cause he would knock my

P u s s y ass out and P i s s on me while I crying on the ground

Home

Summers Eve Douche is my drink of choice at the game

Can someone scratch my Vag for me?

Home

My son will grow up to be a racist p u s s y just like me

Home

My wife left me for a black man

That's why I racist piece of shyt

Home

My son is gonna suckcock, just like me

Home

Fake Homes,

Bobbyd12 makes your Mangina itch? Well that's a real head scratcher.

There was this chick that made me itch alot one time, but I'm sure were not talking about the same thing.

She was a Hottie, a Real Good Time Girl.

Too bad though, after awhile the ole Blue Star 2000 just got to be too damn expensive.

Michigan scored 65 points with 721 total yards.

Dante Robinson had 200 total yards and two touchdowns in just under a quarter of play.

Strike that pose Dante!!!!

I can end this in a second by meeting bobbyd12

But I'm too scared my Vag would be injured

I'd rather hide behind my computer

Home the Big P U S S Y

My ex-wife used to call me a P U S S Y

And I loved it

Home

Buckeye,

If you're out there, what are the chances E. Michigan pulls off an upset today-LOL?

100% Lock Prediction

I will be a Racist P u s s y my whole life

Home

everyone know bobbyd12 has racial tendencies. He is a piece of govt waste...

In high school I was a bigCUNT too

That's what the football team called me

Home

I Miss that itch sometimes(lol)

My daddy was a bigcunt too

Home

My mommy was UsedCunt

Home

Arkansas 7

Alabama 0

Racist scared littleCunt
C
U
N
T

Home

I predicted " 2009 HOME SUPER BOWL " for the miami dolphins . How did that work out !!

I'm scared of getting hit so I hide like a

LittleCUNT that I am

Home

Anybody remember the scared little kid in school?
He would mouth off then run like a littleCunt when the fight started?

THATS ME

Home

I shared Kotex Tampons with my sister and mom

Growing up

Home

baby12incherupmyass
no one cares 4u and thats a reality

Sounds like Home is having a rough day.

the laces were in

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