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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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the ugliest coach , the 49's
the best looking coach ...sparano

Aloco, What are you on????????

I TINK Cuban is the nicest person on this blog,he has heart of gold .

love is a wonderfull thing on a temporary basis!

i think

love on a temporary basis............what that means?

Release the Canines! Ahooooooooooooooooooo.......

marshall isn't on the top 5 wr by the nfl RANKING .no TD YET .HOPE TOMORROW THINGS WILL CHANGE .

Aloco,

I believe in love, but it's not what most people think it is. To actually experience love you have to be 100% honest with yourself and 100% honest with those around you, it the ONLY way you can find TRUE LOVE.

Those wall street people are poison hippocrits if they have a wife and a secret lover. The wife thinks she's in love with a man that only loves her and it's not the truth. Therefor, the man is living a lie and the wife is living an illusion.

In my honest opinion, this is negative to the point of being EVIL!

The Man shold tell his Woman, you're the one I want to spend my life with and this other woman or that other woman is just for fun. She can join in, or just allow it, or decide this is not for her. Either way, it would be honesty at it's finest and that's the ONLY way TRUE LOVE can flourish.

Marshall doesnt have to be in the rankings for all to know he's still a top 3 nfl wr. Dont think any DC's will stop game planning for him just yet.

ODIN,

I THINK THE BEST THING IS FOR THE WIFE TO JOIN IN AS YOU POINTED OUT CORRECTLY .IT'S FUN AND WOULD HELP IF THE MISTRESS CHANGED EVERY 6 MO OR SO TO KEEP THINGS A LIVE .I THINK HONSTY IS KEY FOR LOVE TO STAY FOR EVER .

I LOVE my girl friend but making love to one woman for 30 years it's not easy ,you need a mistress to keep the marriage .

Aloco,

Peoples ego's, insecurities and greed tell them that love should be this dogmatic thing with boundaries and guidelines. This is simply not truth.

How can a man look a woman in the eyes and say you are the only woman I will ever want to doink? It is a bald face lie.

How can a woman look a man in the eyes and say you are the only man I will ever want to doink? It is also a lie, and it is against the ultimate laws of nature.

Truth is the most powerful thing available to mankind. Those that can't handle truth are destined to live a life of hippocrasy and evil doings.

This is a Dolphins blog so this will be all for my Norse Warrior spiritual beliefs.

Valhalla and Bottoms UP!!!!

ODIN, you my friend have a gift .notice the man likes the idea of sharing the mistress w/the wife so the wife doesn't go out and get him a man to share .lol................


this is a dolphins blog ,let's stick to football as you said .

how saban is doing tonight ?

Aloco,

Thanks, thats the best laugh I've had all day.

Get him a man to share My a z z!!!!

Doh! that didn't come out quite right, but you know what I mean-LOL;)

Speaking of LOVE!

I got the sweetest young Hottie wanting me to watch a movie with her.

PS: Her little sister ain't here and she ain't old enough(YET!)anyways!!!!

Bottoms Up!!!!

why men can't accept women to go out and have a man when we want a woman mistress unless you like to watch ,then it's oky .

One more quick note:

Armando, Carpenter had already played two games at ILB for us when you broke this earth shattering news story:

Bobby Carpenter makes the move from OLB to ILB

C'mon Man!!!!

I get the feeling this is how it's going to be when we finally find out you've gotten TOO BIG for this blog. A day late and a dollar short!!!!


cuban mange the BIGGEST social parasote the world has seen. This buffoon is banned for life from the SS, you can keep him here. You fools!!!!

parasite

odin, you are wise beyond your years! probably as a result of your musical career. which is why i said, (for us men) love is a temporary thing. psychologically we are geared to impregnate as many women as possible. women, on the other hand, try to pick the alpha male to ensure the survival of their offspring!

where are the updates?

U grant = home

Ulyses Grant sounds a lot like the plumber NJ???

Any thoughts???

Tostada + Aloco = Home

fake home is fu,,,ked up big time ..

Dolphins 27

Dolphins 27

Just arrived in FL from NY getting psyched for the big game lets go phins its nice to be in dolfan country for a change

Dolphins 27

dolfs 27, jerks 17!

welcome Sean, enjoy our southern hospitality. watch your wallet and purses.

I'm concerned about Jerry being out. Hope one of them Cowboys step up. Can't be having miscommunication and missed assignments, Jets will eat that up. Our superior defense to their inferior offense makes me feel a little better I admit.

1 luv to all. bwahahahahahhaha

the phins offense better show up tomorrow night. if clam crowder is inactive for a third straight game they really need to dump his ass. a total waste.

Crowder is a good player. Question is whether he is a better player or not. He was injured - definitely a strike against him on a team where players with frequent time lost to injury are ejected. But hopefully he is back to form now. I hope that he raises his game a notch to the competition and is a fitting partner to Dansby. If he is and stays healthy he sticks and the team is better. if not he goes. I think that the way of the Dolphins is meritocracy - eject the chronically injured, half-hearted, complaining, malcontent, over-the-hill, then make every position highly competitive, eject the losers even if they were high round draft picks. Take the survivors, have them function as a team with strategic innovation on offense with the Wildcat and strategic use of the athleticism, size and versatility players were selected for in a high motor, completely defensive defense. Reminds me of 1970. At that point we had suffered a series of poor seasons,fans were disgruntled and full of criticisms, our QB Griese was doubted since he had not done much since replacing Stofa, we got a new owner who also included celebrities of the day as co-owners, we brought in a tough minded new coach, built our offense around a great OL, a great pair of RB (Cosnka-Kiick/R&R), a young error-free QB (Griese/Henne) and a great WR (Warfield/Marshall). Our defense had a couple of great players especially in the center (Buoniconti/Dansby) That year we went 10-4. Soon we lost in the SB to Dallas. By 1972 everybody understood that our team was special. We are not at the end of the building of this team but we are at the end of the beginning. Go Phins!!

Two things are are certain

Dolphins will be 4-0

I love a hard 8Penis in my mouth

Home

f**k the Jets: I hate that team and I want to hear "Dirty Sanchez" scream, when he gets gutted by the Miami Dolphins hitten Machine! JDove, Dolphins Defender

I love licking a mans anus

Home

DOLPHINS 31 JETS 13...BUT GET READY FOR THE JET FANS AND PLAYERS EXCUSES..DOLPHINS4LIFE!

Sunday breakfast, his baalls on my chin

His ass in my mouth

Home is in gayheaven

Home

Fake HOME is GAY....BUTT WE ALL KNEW IT

It's GAMEDAY! I'm gonna have to stay cool all day so I have enough energy to get wild tonight. But, I will say this one negative thing (and then stay positive). Even if we go 16-0, I'd still advocate for the removal of Dan Henning. I really, really, really, dislike his whole style and persona. His time is up. He's the cancer of the offense.

GO DOLPHINS!

all that vulgar and disgusting fake posting from bobby12d posting as home and still no real score prediction from Miami Dolphin super fan, "Home"

c`mon Home, help us out!

Super P U S S Y is here!!

For all ONE of his fans,

Home Fan=Home's Mom

Home

GameDay!!!
Henning is feeling the heat from Fans and Media about his cowardly offense playcalling.
tonight he is forced to open it up alittle more than usual. Our D is even better.
Phins Win 28-9

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

funny that our writer does not even know who made the tackle to seal the game...not Carpenter

Where the heck is Armando?

psychopath bobby12d ip address is traced to a central Florida prison where bobby12d is incarcerated again.he is very angry,but always blames someone else for his crimes.bobby12d is a career criminal with convictions for bank robbery,beating up women,using false identities,driving on a revoked license and most recently burglary and battery with a deadly weapon.his jealousy rules all his evil thought process.may the devil have mercy on his soul.

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