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Good news! Center expected back for Oakland

After starter Joe Berger missed Thursday night's game and backup Cory Procter left the game with a knee injury, the Dolphins might on the surface seem to be dealing with something of a crisis at the center position today.

Relax. They are not.

Berger, who started Miami's first nine games of the season after beating out Jake Grove for the spot, is expected to return to the lineup against Oakland when the Dolphins visit the Black Hole Nov. 28. It's not so much that Berger is expected to recover in time from the knee injury the team listed for him in declaring him out last week, although that apparently should be the case.

It's that, according to a club source, the "personal issue" that Berger is attending to should be sufficiently resolved by the week of the Oakland game. 

The source declined to specify what issue Berger is dealing with but it seems clear that it as much as the knee is the reason the player missed Thursday's game. And again, the club expects the issue to be handled when Berger, who has been away from the team for a time, returns to work.

So the Dolphins don't necessarily need to go shopping for a starting center. They don't have to worry about continuing to play left guard Richie Incognito at the center position as he did much of Thursday night.

The team should be fine once Berger handles his business.

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Correction ... Jake Grove is playing pro football in Turkey. They consider him a god there.

Ireland should step down for the aquisition of Sapp alone. Not that Camarillo would have helped us last night. Sapps performance was brutal. I might have stated this last night, but a gal at the bar who knows NOTHING about football was able to point out that 27 is killing you guys. How many missed responsibilities can one player have. The one play that really sticks our to me was in the second quarter 3 and 15 and we have our dime package. Cultler outruns Sapp to the sideline for a first down. Where where you? This is freshman footbal 101. Keep everthing in front of you, and trust your help. Know your assignment. The list of missed tackles, and coverage blow it's can go on, Im sure you all remember.
Also if Vernon Cary cannot keep a block for more then 2 seconds. Get someone over there to help him. I thought we would be abe to get away without max protection last night. So did our coordinator. The problem was he never adjusted. Empty back field after empy backfield with no help, or a chip, or recognition that the right side was getting killed. It didn't help that we decided to run it 6-7 times. Who cares if we win thw geame 7-6. You could see that Thigpen was over his head. But again noo help. WTF happened last night?

Have to say
In all seriousness

No excuses
0 points at Home
3 prime time games Dolphins have laid 3 Eggs

Every game different Excuse

Time to Fire Sparano & Henning

GO GET GRUDEN & Stop F!@#ING AROUND!

R&R: your post at 11:57AM is exactly what I was thinking on the way to work this morning. Thank you. I've been patient, but I'm no longer convince we have the right leadership in place.

Have to say
In all seriousness

No excuses
0 points at Home
3 prime time games Dolphins have laid 3 Eggs

Every game different Excuse

Time to Fire Sparano & Henning

GO GET GRUDEN & Stop F!@#ING AROUND!

SPARHENNPARLAND SUCKS!

Have to say
In all seriousness

No excuses
0 points at Home
3 prime time games Dolphins have laid 3 Eggs

Every game different Excuse

Time to Fire Sparano & Henning

GO GET GRUDEN & Stop F!@#ING AROUND!

I'm just glad we have ten days off before our next game. After last nights game I need a break from there morons. They have a lot of work to do to get ready for the Raiders. As it stands right now, Henne or no Henne, they will go to Oakland and get pumped by a better team.

McGruber

STOP with the SPAM...Screw Gruden and screw you

Eggscuses is fo loosas

Sparano an O-Line coach ROTFLMAO!

FIRED!

FIRED!

FIRED!

0 points at home

3 huge losses in all 3 national night games

Fired!

Fired!

Fired!

MC GRU BER..........ONE OF THE BEST SNL SKITCHES .

2012 Predictions:

Sparano - line coach for the new team in LA.

Ireland - caddy for Parcells

Henne - 2nd string QB for Buffalo

Cognito - suspended for hitting a ref

Marshall - runner up Dancing with Stars

Long - lone pro bowl selection for the fins

Wade Phillips - new HC of the Miami Dolphins at GlitzShitz Stadium.


Blame it on the Hen...ning!

8-8 (if we're lucky)!

Are we on the clock yet? What does Mel say?

Fins will be hard pressed to score pts in oakland

Expect the raiders fast Wrs to torch Benny and Harris

Sean smith said he would go back and watch film

It really shouldn't shock anyone that this team sucks so bad...

You can't build a team when you pick/draft MORE BUSTS than gems...

Math says so...MATH says this regime has failed since day ONE

Yo playazzzzz ... it all good we goona make the playa-offz wit Brandon da Great

ALL HAIL BRANDON THE GREAT

#19

Neither Thomas Grove or Smiley are playing now in the National Football league. What does that tell you?

Prediction: All planets of the Solar Federation will assume control

This team can only dream of 8-8. The only win we will see is the lions and thats only because mattew stafford is out. however if last night was our best 4-10. Lets get ready for a great draft!!!! GO PHINSSSS

Tracy474,

Draft means absolutely nothing as long as the idiot Ireland is in charge. Only saving grace is Dan Henning removes himself by retiring at season's end.

Where is Jon Gruden!

So last night we all got served a giant helping of defeat, smothered in humiliation along with a side of frustration, and quenched with ice, cold reality. I want to throw up, but this will stay in me for a long time.

we Want Chucky!


Ross,
Promote Nolan to head coach. And bring in Mariucci. demote Henne he's lazy. draft a real QB. And yes Ronnie can still run in a west coast offense that is designed for him. trade ricky to San Diego. get some speed at MLB and TE. and lets go win a SB. GO PHINS !!!
also
make Henne compete with the best QB from this draft. and as far as Marshall. you knew who you was getting when you got him. A head case who will win some games. but if things aint perfect he is going to lose some games also. so do what ever you have to do to make this diva happy. like getting the best Qb in the draft. it's a win win, and everyone is happy.

It tells me that our personnel staff is SO INEPT that the product they have on the field is WORSE than players that aren't on a team (because there's no doubt we'd be better with them)
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Neither Thomas Grove or Smiley are playing now in the National Football league. What does that tell you?

Posted by: cinq | November 19, 2010 at 12:37 PM

That tells me that the moon is aligned with Uranus and that a squared + b squared = c squared.

2nd string may be back

hurry get your tickets now!

lol

It's all over now....the Tuna felt the tremble of the ship hitting the iceberg, and got in the first available lifeboat. Coaches need to be held accountable for this lack of effort and urgency--regardless of who's available to play. Did anyone bother to wake up Henning from his nap? Let's hire a proven Super Bowl winning coach--it's obvious that our brain trust can't compete with the best.

Why all this venom for Sean Smith? usre he's soft, but receivers don't really have big days on him. In my book, as long as you limit the other team's receivers as a CB, tackling is secondary.

I got NEWS for all of the HENNING HATERS....There was a blog from Armando in preseason were after a LOSS Henning is questioned about his lack of imagination and deep passing....Henning makes the statement "our guys can't block that long, or that well".....(Something like that)

We blasted him...I blasted him for such a foolish statement and said he shoudn't make excuses.

Maybe old Henning new something the rest of us didn't....He runs/ran alot of max protecy and WE RAVED about how well our "O" line pass blocked.....Maybe the old tiger isn't as dumb as we think he is.

Seriously though,
Who is available for OC? Next year?

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The original machine had a base-plate of prefabulated amulite, surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the pentametric fan. ... The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a nonreversible trem'e pipe to the differential girdlespring on the 'up' end of the grammeters.

Forty-one manestically spaced grouting brushes were arranged to feed into the rotor slipstream a mixture of high S-value phenylhydrobenzamine and 5% reminative tetryliodohexamine. Both of these liquids have specific pericosities given by P = 2.5C.n^6-7 where n is the diathetical evolute of retrograde temperature phase disposition and C is Cholmondeley's annular grillage coefficient. Initially, n was measured with the aid of a metapolar refractive pilfrometer ... but up to the present date nothing has been found to equal the transcendental hopper dadoscope. ... Undoubtedly, the turbo-encabulator has now reached a very high level of technical development. It has been successfully used for operating nofer trunnions. In addition, whenever a barescent skor motion is required, it may be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.

Totally embarrassing last night. Sack king cutler should have been mincemeat, and thigpen should have been rolling out more. No attempt to run the ball. henning has to go.

Sparano sucks too. stick your excuses up your ass. brandon marshall is showing why denver got rid of him too. This team is a joke right now. I say they are lucky to win two more games.

What is the status of Marshalls injury? I actually kind of got a laugh when Marshall threw the ball in Cutlers face. Fck Cutler, he is a squwaker. It is a sign of a much bigger problem with Marshall. It looks like his head is somewhere else. The two drops probably had no outcome on the game, except prolonging a drive. Who knows what would have happened. I do know that Sparano needs to sit him down and have a heart to heart that does not involve both of them crying(Penne style)

Ericatl,

With this pathetic offense even the Lions would beat us 2-0. We lose on a Ndamukong Suh sack safety.

Man, I forgot K. Langford! So let's see, Wake, Dansby-excellent. Vontae, Langford, T. Macdaniels,Y. Bell-good. Starks(this year),C. Clemons, Crowder, Misi-fair. S. Smith-(??). Benny Sapp-forget it.

looking like 6 - 10

and new HC & OC

Marc @12:40 - EXACTLY!!

Bill Parcells is in Aruba rubbing cocoa butter on his belly drinking umbrella drinks with 12 million cash in the hotel safe

DD, marshall's antics had a giant impact on teh outcome of the game - stop excusing this loser.

F**K Marshall!!! Single biggest disappointment on teh Dolphins roster this year

Ronnie brown is 2nd.

No Team has ever been composed of all pro-Bowlers.

OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!

I do know that Sparano needs to sit him down and have a heart to heart that does not involve both of them crying(Penne style)

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Funny Daryl...I need some comedy.....where is Martin or Soiled....I need to read something funny so I don't cry (Penne style)

Oh yea Carl Peterson will be in charge next year so get ready for another bad 10 to 12 yrs till Ross get tired of it. im hoping 2025 will be the next super bowl yr

Man, I forgot Al Harris!

Ricky Williams 1 Yd on 3 rushes

WOW

any Pro Bowl votes? lol

I just feel sorry for the fans never witnessing the early 70's dolphins. At least we oldtimers do have something to lean on in these very lean times.

Wonder if Pennington is making out with Fasano again, like last years photo?

The team is not loaded with talent yet had superbowl aspirations. Sparano thinks he can beat good teams with a Dan Henning vanilla offense. This idea by Sparano is ridiculous. The Dolphin O line has not been able to run the ball against a good front 7 all year yet Henning keeps running it up the middle for nothing and usually on 1st down.
If you have mediocre talent yet you expect to be successful then you have to be unconventional and innovative.
IMO, the Dolphins could have had more success by passing early on often against these better teams.
Have a vertical passing game, spread the field and simplify for Henne. Play call roll outs and moving the pocket to get deeper routes downfield. Utilize Henne’s arm strength by passing the ball down field.
You can still run the ball on draw plays and screen passes to hurt to a over aggressive pass rush.
But we know now this is not the way Henning would ever play call.
The staff has fallen completely short beyond the philosophical approach too. They extend a mediocre TE in Fasano, dump Roth inexplicably, land neither a deep threat WR or a speed returner, invest in a guy with a glass shoulder in Pennington, they give up on Henne after mishandling him all year, and pass on game changing players like M Vick, R Moss, Dez Bryant, WR Mike Williams (SEA).
Hind sight is 20-20 but the trifecta gets a graded a D after 3 years. Nolan could be ok, Ross needs to clean house everywhere else.
I like Gruden because he seems committed to having a modern aggressive passing offense.
I would like to see University of Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich get into the Dolphin coaching mix somehow.
Bring some excitement to South Florida. Let’s see a team that scores some TD’s. The D has potential and I’d love to see them play with a lead.
Oh and in this fantasy future with an aggressive passing offense I’d love to hear an air horn after scoring TD’s at Dolphin stadium. Just dreaming….. of a different and better season.

Mark in Toronto. I'm not making any excuses. I know what Marshall did was an absolute bonehead play. But Cutler gets under my skin, and I don't even know the guy. As wrong as Marshall was, I had to chuckle a little

That Guy, Are you saying the Dolphins are a fictional machine?

Exactly right, Marc. The team had a better line last year. There is no question about that. Last years castoffs, are better than this years "upgrades"!


It tells me that our personnel staff is SO INEPT that the product they have on the field is WORSE than players that aren't on a team (because there's no doubt we'd be better with them)
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Neither Thomas Grove or Smiley are playing now in the National Football league. What does that tell you?

Posted by: cinq | November 19, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Posted by: Marc | November 19, 2010 at 12:40 PM

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Is everyone unemployed in FL. Why do all of you have so much time to piss and moan about this team. Yes they came out with no sense of urgency last nigh, yes the O-line played like a joke and Sparano should be taken to school since he's supposed to be an O-line guru, the defense was just flat out tired. They were on the field the whole dam game because Marshall has become a joke who drops as many balls as he catch's.

Where are all the Thigpen lovers today?!Everyone who thought Thigpen was the answer & now blames the O-line for all the QB mistakes. You were all preaching that Thigy's mobility would help save our season. Thigpen played like an idiot off the street and ignored open receivers and ran into the defense instead of throwing the ball away. He proved why he'll never be a starter in this league. The Bears also have a crappy O-line, but you don't hear them complaining about their QB this morning.

Henning should be fired immediately, promote the QB coach if you have to, but he's a F-ing joke and should have been run out of football years ago. We have no real leadership on this team. Sparano should be fining players left and right for their horrible play and effort starting with Marshal. It's no wonder he keeps getting flaged for unsportsman like conduct when he's not held accountable for anything.

You can't repair a poorly built franchise in 3 years or have all of you forgotten our last 4 regimes that set this franchise back a decade or two. You all got spoiled with Sparano's first year on the job and want that every year. It's not realistic, join the real world. Better yet get out of the sun it's frying what's left of your brain. Spend more time doing constructive things rather than talking trash on this blog. Parcells bailed early cause he knew 3 years was not enough time to repair this franchise. He made the same drafting mistakes as all the others. Chucky and Cowher wouldn't do any better with this group of players and if you think they would you're all high. Gruden was lucky in Oakland and won in Tampa because of Dungy's hard work. We need new blood with no ideas and a new way of doing business because what we have right now isn't the answer. That being said, changing regimes every few years isn't the answer either. People need time to build a culture and identitiy and our team is mostly built with 2nd team players and kids learning their positions. Support your team or become a Jets fan.

Judging by the last 13yrs, Dolphins may make the playoffs again by the year 2025. Hold to your faith but please dont hold your breaths dolfans.

SONOFAB!CH! Parcells wants to run another team. We got screwed!

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/249350-parcells-wants-back-in?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin

They should resign Groves for depth regardless what Berger's condition is. Last night showed we could use him for depth. They also should resign Donald Thomas and get the running game going again. Both players are still available and I am sure they are hungry to play.

I have been beating this drum for awhile, saying this team is way overrated. There are issues on this team that goes beyond the QB.

OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!
OC Dan Henning MUST GO!!!

Passing on Matt Ryan and taking Jake Long is haunting the Dolphins. Why aren't any of the Miami Dolphins propaganda sportswriters(Armando Salguero) admitting this?

Mando...can we get a real update other than this garbage please? Are there and heads rolling for this? Give us some meat instead of table scraps please....i said please

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