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Jared Odrick update and the game breakdown

The Dolphins will be in Appleton, Wis. by late this afternoon. It will be interesting to see if defensive end Jared Odrick makes the trip or not.

Odrick is clearly not 100 percent yet. So my source that told me he would be back within two weeks was wrong and I was wrong for going with it. The source that told the NFL Network Odrick would be ready to go in six weeks wasn't right, either. Odrick can play, four weeks after he fractured his fibula.

The issue now is whether coach Tony Sparano decides playing Odrick with only two weeks of limited practice is worth risking the possibility of Odrick re-injuring the leg. My guess is Sparano will be conservative and not use Odrick. It is just a guess. We'll know more later today when we find out if Odrick traveled with the team or not. If he traveled, he's likely playing.

Odrick almost definitely will play next week, barring a strange setback.

Tomorrow, The Herald will publish my breakdown of the Dolphins versus the Packers. Because you read this blog, you get the breakdown today:

When the Dolphins run the ball: The Packers have been getting better against the run in recent games, improving four spots from their No. 19 overall ranking against the run to No. 15 today. But that still isn’t as good as what the Packers did last year when they led the NFL in rush defense. The truth is opposing quarterbacks have gashed the Green Bay defense while running the ball. Opposing running backs have averaged only 3.6 yards a carry against the Packers. So unless Chad Henne suddenly becomes a great threat running the football, it will be a challenge for Ronnie Brown to stay on his current 4.7-yard per carry average for the season. Brown is coming off his toughest outing of the season in that he gained only 27 yards on 11 carries against the Patriots. The Dolphins need to use Brown more. He’s not gotten more than 13 carries in any game this season with only 11 carries per game the last two losses. ADVANTAGE: Green Bay.

When the Dolphins pass the ball: The Dolphins have had good production from Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess but need Brian Hartline to make more of an impact down the field. It might be difficult to give Henne time to scan down the field if linebacker and NFL leading sack man Clay Matthews is healthy enough to play. Matthews is nursing a hamstring injury, which begs sympathy only if one does not realize Dolphins left tackle Jake Long has been playing with a bad right knee since the start of the season. The Packers have had a dozen players snare at least one interception since 2009, with 36 total interceptions in that time leading the NFL. Anytime Henne is passing, he is risking a turnover. Having said all that, the Packers have yielded 681 passing yards the past two weeks. ADVANTAGE: Green Bay.

When the Packers run the ball: Brandon Jackson has taken over for Ryan Grant, who is out for the season with an ankle injury. Jackson has been steady and even spectacular on one 71-yard run this year. Last week, Jackson rushed for 115 yards on 10 carries which marked the first time he seemed to be living up to the second-round pick the Packers used on him in 2007. The Dolphins have been unable to shut down another team’s running game since the first week of the season at Buffalo. The Dolphins have yielded at least 119 rushing yards in each of the last three games. ADVANTAGE: Even.

When the Packers pass the ball: The Packers have the highest-ranked passing attack the Dolphins have faced all season at No. 10 in the NFL. But the truth is that statistic is of no effect if quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has been nursing a concussion, is not in the lineup. He has been practicing and is listed as probable so you should expect him to play. But if the unexpected happens and he sits, the Packers will resort to Matt Flynn as their starter. And the names of Dolphins players seriously worried Flynn might be more effective than Rodgers follows in parenthesis: (  ). Not a long list. Although Greg Jennings and Donald Driver are good receivers, the Dolphins feel good about the match ups with Vontae Davis and Jason Allen. Where the Dolphins are catching a huge break is that tight end Jermichael Finley, among the league’s best tight ends, is not playing because he injured. The Dolphins have struggled with fine tight ends for about three years now. ADVANTAGE:  Packers if Rodgers plays.

Special teams: Welcome back from the bye week, Miami special teams. How are things? Last time we saw you, you were yielding or accounting for 21 points on returns or blocks against New England. Are the problems solved? Is that gaping hole through which the Patriots and the Jets blocked a punt now plugged? The Dolphins enter this game as the league’s worst kickoff coverage team. Brandon Fields is 31st in the NFL in net punt average and 29th in gross average. Darren Rizzi takes over for John Bonamego as the special teams coach because Bonamego was fired last week. On the bright side,  anything that happens today will probably be an improvement. ADVANTAGE: Anyone but Miami.

Coaching: Mike McCarthy seems to have the talent to work with, but it somehow hasn’t translated on the field this season. Expected to be a Super Bowl contender, the Packers have been unspectacular on offense and unable to produce turnovers on defense. Injuries plays a factor in that, but overcoming injuries is something great coaches can often do. Tony Sparano, 20-17 in his third year, has spoken of his team’s much better record when it runs more than it passes. Look for the pragmatic coach to try and follow that formula. ADVANTAGE: Even.

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O` drick with 2 times broken leg at the beginning of his rookie year coming back to attempt to play DE on a weakened two time broken leg bone

Imagine if the Dolphins had a the 3rd ranked best DE end in the 2010 NFL, good at stopping the run with 26 tackles and 2 sacks already ...Matt Roth

oh yeah
Nother personality conflict with ego maniac Prima Donna Parcells

Parcells could not get over himself and let Matt Roth walk away for 0 compensation or draft picks

Matt Roth is having a Pro Bowl season playing for the Browns

Imagine if the Dolphins had a Pro Bowl HOF DE who has 2 AFC EAST sacks, QB pressures, tackles, FF, FR and would have played for small money already on their team and ready to go

Oh yeah, Nother personality conflict with ego Maniac Prima Donna Parcells

Parcells could not get over himself and let DE Jason Taylor walk away for 0 compensation or draft picks

How r the division rival NY Jets doing with the Bill Parcells released DE Jason Taylor

Oh yeah, 4-1, 1st in the division, and undefeated in the AFC EAST

and the replacement for these 2 Excellent DE ends released for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING while Parcells trips over his own penis?

some guy with 0 production named Moses?

might as well just put an orange cone there instead

Many NFL football pundits say the DE end is the most important position on the defense

So why did Parcells rudely release these two players for ABSOLTELY NOTHING and replace them with a guy with a broken leg (now twice broken)?

and now with an orange cone?

Hmmm ...


Cam Wake might be the only DE getting pressure on QB, again

Dang. I hope our guys can go out there and play 10x faster and stronger then all these other past games. We had a bye Week to prepare to this difficult 6 game stretch, I think we'll do alright if we can beat Green Bay. Run the ball and keep the aerial attack balanced. Send a lot of pressure, they o-line has trouble picking up blitzes. Secondary just doesn't have to break down, specially against Aaron Rodgers. Special teams just need to keep it neutral. We have absolutely no play makers there so im not expecting them to contribute. Just don't screw up.

After 1st year

Sparano is 9-11


The outcome of this game points the direction of the teams season and Sparanos future

Jake Long Must Mold Mathews ... like Clay


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

with Crowder on defense next to Capt. Karlos

and finally a spot for Poser Boy CB at the Nickel

Dolphins Defense Should have Best Showing of the season

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

Headlines after game

Sean Smith Shiny @ Nickel

Expect 1st NFL game changing play from Sean Smith


Mike Nolan has found a Home for Sean Smith @ Nickel

Gonna be a bit tough & risky for Henne to throw to tightly covered B-Marsh with the best CB in the game today, Ron Woodsen shadowing him

Expect
Simply The Bess
Surely To Impress


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

Miami Dolphins Rushing game shows up in Green Bay

Look for 150 Rushing
Finally, from R&R Express


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

31 Miami
24 Green Bay

Miami Dolphins defense is set for a Big Game

Like the Idea of Jason Allen at CB playing off the line & Sean Smith A Nickel

This is Seans last chance

Seems to Home this new position will help
Sean Smith Shine @ Nickel

Interceptions Here We Come!

Crowder & Dansby are finally together to start to build the Mike Nolan Dolphin Defensive Dynasty


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

Miami Dolphins "Road Kill"

3-0 on the road

0-2 at home

Going to be the same old tomorrow. We can't even win at home with the big games that have consequences on the line. And now if ARog is back in action, we're done.

I love the Dolphins, but it is a lot of hot air. Glad that at leaset Armando Salguero acknowledged the misguided 2-week fantasy that Odrick would be back soon after the fracture.

Aaron Rodgers Will Be Back
Home never thought otherwise

Since 1992 Packers have had only 2 QBs
Both Starters who have NEVER missed a game

Rodgers was back at practice Thursday, taking almost all the snaps

Don`t take the cheese on mop up duty QB starting in Green Bay

As far as O`drick returning from a broken leg after only 2 weeks ... r u kidding

How does a 300+ lb athlete that needs to get fast start pushing off his (twice) broken leg start in 14 days?

r u kidding me?

4-6 weeks minimum recovery to use that leg pushing off 300+ lbs

might want to reconsider your sources or do a little more logical thinking for yourself

Stan

3-2

Home is guaranteeing Miami Wins In Wisconsin

Getcha Popcorn Ready


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

mandouche, the issue is that your aweful reporting was wrong, not that anyone else was

Not feeling good about this game, with or without GB's stars. We need to run the ball and let the defense lead this team to an upset win.

would also like to see more deep throws to Marshall

GO DOLPHINS!!!

Home

You sir are discrediting yourself. Miami will lose this game. The coaching staff is a disgrace.

Armando vs US National Border Security

Advantage: Armando (for the time being)

Time for Ronnie Brown
To Wipe that Stupid Smile Off His Face

11 attempts for 29 yards, SUCKS!

This will be Ronnie Brown`s tenth consecutive game on the Road with
The last 9 games Ronnie has been doing his Best Impression of
Dancing Sideways with Leg Weights On undecided were to run
Resulting in 9 consecutive road games with less than 100 yards rushing for Ronnie Brown

Ronnie Brown should realize this is not only the defining game for the Miami Dolphins 2010 season and Tony Sparano`s future but without out a doubt
Ronnie the Dancing Bear`s future with the Miami Dolphins

Home Believes tomorrow
The Miami Dolphins Will Fire ... On All Cylinders

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

Mando,

I realize Green Bay is expected to go to the Super Bowl by many this year, but your breakdown is a little harsh. I´d give the advantage to the Dolphins on the running game and the coaching. I predict Rogers will start but will not make it through the whole game. Just one good hit will get him out of there.

Home

You sir are discrediting yourself. Miami will lose this game. The coaching staff is a disgrace.

Posted by: REDSHIRT COMMIE | October 16, 2010 at 01:03 PM

Will be looking to talk with U after the game
Hope your foot fits In Your Mouth

Sean Smith Shiny @ Nickel

31 Miami
24 Green Bay

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

Home on the Herald....Odrick is a 3-4 DE. Roth and Taylor are 3-4 OLBs. Learn football before you try to convince people you are smarter than Bill Parcells. Time and time again you show your stupidity and ignorance. Wasn't it you who predicted we'd be 4-0 going into the bye week ? And you still call yourself "NostraHomeUs" ? What a tool bag you are.

Oh yeah, Home....its CHARLES Woodson in GB, not Ron. Just another example of your football ignorance. I've come to the conclusion that you are either a 16 yr old kid who rides the short bus to school, or you are one of those so called "truthseekers" who still lives in his momma's basement at the age of 30 posting videos on youtube and writing on message boards all day. Sad, but kind of funny....

Ron the Jack @ss

In 2008, Roth moved to outside linebacker after the Dolphins shifted to the 3-4 defense. He started 14 of 16 games.

LOL@RONBURGUNDY
You're a funny guy,
and Home.........you're pretty pathetic


Ron the Jack @ss

In 2008, Roth moved to outside linebacker after the Dolphins shifted to the 3-4 defense. He started 14 of 16 games.

Posted by: home fan | October 16, 2010 at 01:26 PM

Okay, and Im a jack@ss how ? I never disputed that. Homes comparing Roth to ODRICK, who is not an OLB. So, please tell me, how am I a jack@ss. Please.....Tell me !

A fair point would be to compare Roth or Taylor to Misi or Wake. And at this point in the season I am perfectly happy with both Misi and Wake. Misi needs to improve, sure...but he's a rookie who has shown alot of promise.

Name:
Jason Paul Taylor

Uniform Number: 99
Position:
Defensive End

U get that, Huh?

So home got one player`s first name out of 1000 incorrect
God, no one has done that before Ron. Now try posting under your real name, chump.
So far all you have added is negativity to our blog.
Thanks for stopping by, Not.


Name:
Jason Paul Taylor

Uniform Number: 99
Position:
Defensive End

U get that, Huh?

Posted by: home fan | October 16, 2010 at 01:29 PM

Wow...you are too stupid to even realize when you are wrong, huh ? You cannot compare Taylor to Odrick because Taylor plays DE in a 4-3 defense and OLB in a 3-4. Odrick would be a Defensive TACKLE in a 4-3 and is a DE in a 3-4. How are you not getting this ? (I sincerely apologize if I was actually right about you riding the short bus. Then you'd have an excuse.)

Bill Parcells is a disgrace to Miami Dolphins football. Home you are right on Jason Taylor. Sorry, sometimes i do not know why i am so angry, kick the dog and throw shiet at the t.v.
Sorry, Home.

Ron R U Ok, Now!?

HAHAHAHA you tell me to post under my real name yet you have NEVER done that...and I'm the chump ? Hey Home, why don't you get off the computer and find a job. I'm sure a supermarket will give you minimum wage to bag groceries. Even the mentally handicapped can figure out how to do it !

Thanks finsfan4ever, I can't believe how much fun I'm having with this doofus LOL. Its a good remedy for a hangover...


Bill Parcells is a disgrace to Miami Dolphins football. Home you are right on Jason Taylor. Sorry, sometimes i do not know why i am so angry, kick the dog and throw shiet at the t.v.
Sorry, Home.

Posted by: Ron Burgundy | October 16, 2010 at 01:36 PM

Wow, make it a little more obvious its you writing this, HOME. You are sooooooooooooo pathetic and everyone knows it. Did mommy not love you enough, or did she love you TOO much ?

Home is right Matt Roth was a DE until the dolphins asked him to move to OLB when they switched to the 3-4. So i wouldnt point fingers for lack of football knowledge.

So when you are proven wrong, you resort to posting a dumb comment under another person's name ? I think you proved my point about how ignorant you are, yourself...Thanks buddy !


Home is right Matt Roth was a DE until the dolphins asked him to move to OLB when they switched to the 3-4. So i wouldnt point fingers for lack of football knowledge.

Posted by: erocku | October 16, 2010 at 01:42 PM

YES, but he was DE in a 4-3. And he is comparing him to Odrick who is a DE in 3-4 !!! CANNOT COMPARE ROTH TO ODRICK. THAT IS MY POINT !!!

Ignore me am i ra-tard! I didnt read the post enough before opened my fat mouth. Odrick was a DT in college and would play the same in a 4-3 a whole different position and skill set from Roth.

Ron
Sorry to here bout u being upside down on your mortgage and in so much credit card debt but
please try to refrain yourself from spilling all that anger here
Hope in the future
U R able to make better decisions and come to the blog happier
As for Home
Not to be concerned bout what U believe
Home is financially secure for quite some time now (which has no relevance on this blog, nor does anyone care)

So please
Let`s not come here with personal attacks and anger
Hope things turn around for U "Ron" and the Miami Dolphin play one heck of a football game tomorrow

3-2
good running game

good game for Simply The Bess

and Sean Smith real good
Shining @ the Nickel

Best of Luck to U "Ron" on the personal turnaround

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

LOL its kewl erocku, that happens to everyone...

Thought the Miami Dolphin`s were playing in a 3-4 Hybrid defense and even considering 4-3 on some plays or future with Mike Nolan

Why so quick to label like old school

Thought all the Mike Nolan Buzz was "3-4 Hybrid" and even switching back & forth

Matt Roth is 280 Lbs kinda big for just LB
could play either
Just like Jason Taylor has done

Hmmm.

HOME, thanks for your good wishes. I appreciate it. Although your assumptions make you look dumb, because I am in no way hurting for money right now. I am not rich and I do not own a house. I am a school teacher and do love my job though, so I am pretty happy. When I write in all caps, its simply to get a point across. Not because I am angry. I think one thing we can agree on is....LETS GO DOLPHINS ! = D

Hey Home & Ron,
Please take your sissy fight off the blog, we are looking for constructive information and insight for the upcoming game. Show some class and provide insight..not insults.

RUN RICKY RUN

Still wish you would admit when you are wrong though HOME. Even in a hybrid, you CANNOT compare Roth to Odrick. You just can't, they are 2 completely different players and do NOT play the same position, even in a hybrid. Hybrid means occasionally going to a 4-3, where Odrick would move to DT and Roth would move from OLB to DE. You get what Im saying ? Im not attacking you this time, trying to actually talk football so please don't take the question as sarcasm

Nice post Ron
Hope All continues to do well for U & your family

Sorry Home could not deliver on Miami 4-0

We had the games in the bag but Meted Down

Sean Smith who Home never was a fan at CB
(apparently Mike Nolan agrees)

Thinks he can really shine in double coverage with Jason Allen

good chance for Sean Smith to catch "fly balls"

Expect Sean Smith to be a "Shiny Nickel"


Hey Home & Ron,
Please take your sissy fight off the blog, we are looking for constructive information and insight for the upcoming game. Show some class and provide insight..not insults.

RUN RICKY RUN

Posted by: Fish Boy | October 16, 2010 at 01:58 PM


And what insight have you just provided ? If you look at my last couple posts you'll see I am not trying to fight anyone, just trying to explain why you cannot compare Roth to Odrick.

As for Sean Smith, Home...I agree he hasn't played too well up to this point. But don't give up on him yet. The light could turn on and with his size and athleticism, he could become a top tier player. Hopefully he toughens up and we can move him to FS when Bell is done and Clemons moves to SS.

Point was Roth & JT
should not have been released by Parcells
esp for 0 compensation & trade value

and @ 280 Roth is more than just a prototypical LB
just as JT is more than just a prototypical DE, JT is also a LB

Exactly where & when U line these defensive players up
not my job

Just Sorry we lost them both with a stubborn Parcells for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Well I can't argue with that Home.I'm still confused as to how Odrick has anything to do with those 2 though. He wouldn't be affected by either Roth or Taylor. Misi and Wake would be. And on another note...how awesome would a rotation of JT, Roth, Misi, and Wake be ? Wow, now that I think about it, I agree with you 100 percent Home, those 2 should still be on our team and that'd be a monster rotation to have...

Home as a Miami Dolfan
Is just very disappointed that Jared O`drick has a twice Broken leg after seeing less than a total of three hours of actual NFL time on the field

Never set up a big stat comparison with Roth vs O`drick
That was u and your foggy hangover, Ron lol

Home wanted Roth & JT to stay on our team
and with our 1st round draft pick
Mike Iupati

Now, Man that would have been the pick
Right next to Jake Long for another decade

Iupati is tearing it up
maybe the only one other than Frank Gore on that team

So 1st rounder with a twice broken leg
to fill a position that was already filled by a Pro Bowl JT plus resident tough guy and now Pro Bowl caliber playing Roth

Not such a good decision

Watch some play on Big Mike Iupati and let me know how u like this rookie

So this will be 5 weeks Odrick will be out, but you are still saying NFL Network is wrong. I guess "technically" unless he hits 6 weeks to the dot they are wrong....but lol at you for being so immature, when you were so, so, so wrong and they were almost spot on, just 1 week off.

The Packers were picked by a lot of F.A.G.S(Football Anaylist Guys) to be a Super Bowl contender. So far they look to be an average team at best. We have a great opportunity to go in to G.B. and grab a win. I'm curious to see if this team has any spark, or is different in any way this week. I would like to see us slow the game down, Ala the Redskins V Pack last week. This would 1 keep their offense off the field, 2 hopefully limit the chances Henne makes a key mistake. 3 Give our offense back the identity it wants(hard nosed ball control) 4 If we are controlling the clock this means we are in the game, and not playing catchup. We could get into a shootout, and at some point Henne will need to prove he can win those types of games. I think we go in and try to physicaly dominate, and win a bruiser.

Attention Ron Burgundy:

2007 #98 Matt Roth played left DEFENSIVE END for the Miami Dolphins

Left DEFENSIVE END Matt Roth played 13 games, starting in 9 games

Left DEFENSIVE END Matt Roth had 35 tackles, 9 assists, 3 sacks, 1 PD, and 1 FF.

That's right! That was DEFENSIVE END, Matt Roth

Love
Your Pal
Home ;)

Home....

"O` drick with 2 times broken leg at the beginning of his rookie year coming back to attempt to play DE on a weakened two time broken leg bone

Imagine if the Dolphins had a the 3rd ranked best DE end in the 2010 NFL, good at stopping the run with 26 tackles and 2 sacks already ...Matt Roth"

"So why did Parcells rudely release these two players for ABSOLTELY NOTHING and replace them with a guy with a broken leg (now twice broken)?"

That's what I was referring to. I am hungover, and foggy, but I wasn't completely off base LOL. And I'm disappointed hes injured too, believe me. BUT, wait until the end of the year before you judge Odrick. I personally believe he will become the next Richard Seymour. Lofty expectations ? Yeah, sure. Unrealistic ? I don't think so. I am a huge Iupati fan by the way. Have been since I watched a random Idaho game early in the season last year. But you know EVERYBODY (except maybe you) would have hated on that pick. Because we didnt NEED a guard. But, we'd probably have the best O line for the next 7-10 years with Long and him on the left side, this I cannot dispute. Also, I hate to continue this conversation but I just realizedd you did it again.

"So 1st rounder with a twice broken leg
to fill a position that was already filled by a Pro Bowl JT plus resident tough guy and now Pro Bowl caliber playing Roth"------NOOOOOO lmao, Odrick did not replace JT or Roth !! Different positions man !

Wake and Misi replace JT and Roth....


Attention Ron Burgundy:

2007 #98 Matt Roth played left DEFENSIVE END for the Miami Dolphins

Left DEFENSIVE END Matt Roth played 13 games, starting in 9 games

Left DEFENSIVE END Matt Roth had 35 tackles, 9 assists, 3 sacks, 1 PD, and 1 FF.

That's right! That was DEFENSIVE END, Matt Roth

Love
Your Pal
Home ;)

Posted by: Home | October 16, 2010 at 02:41 PM

IN A 4-3 DEFENSE THAT WE DONT RUN ANYMORE !!! PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS. PLEASE !!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN, UNDERSTAND THIS !!!!!

I feel like I am talking to Kanye West trying to explain the Fishsticks joke when I talk to HOME.

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