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Report: Davis, Smith fined for conduct detrimental

Both Vontae Davis and Sean Smith missed Sunday's start against the Oakland Raiders for what coach Tony Sparano said was a "coach's decision." This, of course, is a half-truth because it doesn't explain the reason why the coach decided to keep his two starters on the bench ...

...Until now.

According to Orlando Alzugaray of 640-Sports in South Florida, both Davis and Smith were held out of their start as discipline for being late to a meeting and have also been fined for conduct detrimental to the team. Big O is also reporting that this is "at least the third time" one or both of these players is late to a meeting this year.

It is unclear the amount of the fine. I'm working on getting that to you because there is a fine schedule that NFL teams can collect from players and that follows the collective bargaining agreement.

Both Davis and Smith entered the game following the first play in which Benny Sapp and Nolan Carroll played versus Oakland.

According to the Dolphins media release, this is the first start that Davis missed this year. Smith was the starter three consecutive games before missing this start versus Oakland. He was scheduled to start against Cincinnati, saying as much on Armando and the Amigo on 640-Sports the week prior to that game, but then did not make the start. He entered the game after the first series, replacing Jason Allen and played the rest of that day.

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Sparano showed them.. One guy that needs to be cut because of conduct detrimental to this team is #27 Benny Sapp. This guy is going to kill us at some point this season. In nickel packages he has been getting lit up!!! At some point this needs to be addressed if we want to get off the field on third downs. The better teams will attack him.. He is the weakest link on our defense..

A half-truth...

From this staff?????

No Way.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME SAPP IS PLAYING PRETTY WELL. ITS VONTE AND SMITH THAT TRY TO TACKLE PLAYERS WITH SHOULDER AND NOT THERE HANDS AND ARMS. THEY ARE PLAYING LIKE PREMADONNAS OUT THERE AND NEED TO START AMKING PLAYS. I SEE SAPP GIVING A GREAT EFFORT EVERY PLAY. I REALLY THINK THE PICK UP OF AL HARRIS HAS PUT OUR 2NDARY UP THERE. THE BIGEST WEEK LINK ON OUR TEAM....... DAN HENNING TOO OLD AND NEED TOBE PUT OUT IN THE PASTURE AND SHOT!!!!!!

Aloco, Why are you posting under different names again????????

I was late getting over in coverage , but it wont happen again. Follow me on twitter for my latest (I mean my most recent) updates.

I am not going to get all animated over my suspension. That yould be like suspended animation.

Tricky- Have you been watching all the games this year? Sure Sapp had a nice "pass defended" in the end-zone Sunday. If he can keep up with this sort of effort. Great! But go back 4 weeks. We have had a tough time getting off the field on third downs. The opposing offenses are targeting Sapp. Now if he is the best we have right now, fine. But get him some help out there. Because he is not a 1 on one defender. And those who have been ripping Smith. Besides his dumb hair doo the guy has been solid. Arguably our best cover guy. And don't give me he got burned by Ford this weekend because he was man under with help over the top. The saftey was late. Actually the Clemons was late twice, we just got Lucky the second timne because Gradkowski threw the ball late, but whatever. Also look at the targets. Who has been the targeted more since Smith got back into the lineup.Davis, or Smith?

good. maybe that missing start will screw them in incentives some how. punks!

DD - the line on Sapp all along was that he was not good in coverage. Before he got here he was burned on about 70% of pass plays his way. He is far more productive against the run and I'm sure the FO knew that before they got him.

Sparano and Henning should be suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. They stink.

It is good that this staffs keeps these guys on their toes by paying attention to the details. Remember Cam Camoron and how the players walked all over him.

THEY NEED FOR BE ONTIME AND FINE THEM. THEY NEED TO ACT LIKE PROS.

One play. Ouch.

THEY NEED FOR BE ONTIME AND FINE THEM. THEY NEED TO ACT LIKE PROS.

I wish they'd put in as much effort into the team meetings as they do their twitter feeds.

for all u Marshall haters and killing Marshall the past few weeks... put this in your pipe and smoke it!

Ughhhh...

(9-2) NE: NYJ, @Chi, GB, @Buf, Mia
(9-2) NYJ: @NE, Mia, @Pit, @ Chi, Buf
(8-3) Pit: @Bal, Cin, NYJ, Car, @Cle
(8-3) Bal: Pit, @Hou, NO, @Cle, Cin


(6-5) Mia: Cle, @NYJ, Buf, Det, @NE

WE HAVE NO MORE CHSNCE BECAUSE BAL OR PIT OR NE OR JET MKE TWO WC AND NO ROOM FOR US NOW.

Bruce says:
November 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm
lol. nj. when you see me running straight at you and run right over you will think otherwise on the very next snap when i do the same thing to you after my last td run over you you girly man. don’t give the board any chit about some nintendo marshal arts.lol. yeah. that scares me. you , girl man would poop in your sweats if you ever saw me in person so stick with your little dweebs on here you try to impress because i would tear you 3 new a-holes if you ever confronted me in person you twerp. you got that girly man.?.

.... NJ on the SS Just picked on the wrong person.. Kick his arse Bruce..LMAO!!!!

The team with the hardest schedule left is the NYJ.

Kyle,
I put that in my water pipe and smoked it. Man, that is some @$@$5 sh&^!@!!

Dude... good Sh&^! LOL

just saying, i been reading lots of killing of BM and then i hear about these 2 unproven players F'ing off! who is or who are really problems on this team???!!!

Frank . . . Is that really u?

Yep

Sean Smith is a wimp.

cuban still sniffing

Neither of the two kids is dumb. Wait till Life grabs a hold of them; they will learn pretty quickly.

davis is damn good. smith is garbage, all talk

davis is good ,smith is no good and cuban still sniffing .

Better than Jason Allen at corner, Sean Smith is.

how many times has sparano been late for his own scheduled press conferences??? he should be fined too! its only fair.

Utdolfan said,

"A half-truth...

From this staff?????

No Way".

I was waiting to see who would regurgitate a couple of words from the post without actually thinking about what it said. Seriously, aren't their bigger issues we can get on the coach about then lying or half truths? And the thing is, here's what was written,

"Both Vontae Davis and Sean Smith missed Sunday's start against the Oakland Raiders for what coach Tony Sparano said was a "coach's decision." This, of course, is a half-truth because it doesn't explain the reason why the coach decided to keep his two starters on the bench",

How is that a half truth? The coach made a decision to bench his players for the start of the game. He doesn't HAVE to explain his reasons. He said he benched them and it was a coaches decision. STFU already with the nonsense children.


I See our old friend NJ Phin fan is being a tough guy again, What a buffoon.....

If treating them like a couple of adolecent punks will grab their attention then so be it but if you want to blame somebody for their attitudes then blame the genius reporter who wrote how they were going to be greater than Surtain and Madison. I remember that coming out in training camp and hoping it wouldn`t go to their respective heads which it obviously has. I think there both good, yes both if you don`t think Smith can cover then your obviously not watching the games he just needs to learn to tackle and Vontae needs to learn that in the N.F.L. they play every Sunday, this kids inconsistency is maddening. For those blasting Sapp I`ve seen him make some plays in coverage that were nice and he comes on the corner bitz better than any of them.

They have some ways to go to get to Surtain, Madison or Troy Vincent.

Are they shutdown corners? Hmmm...

Hey Cuban, you seen that Southpark "It's a Jersey thing" ? Really funny.

GRUDEN will be the next HEAD COAH FOR THE UM .

coco, Yeah saw it, it was funny, They all think there tough guys over there....

GregZ...well my friend, life is not fair...that wont hapoen

the committee to get NJ banned says:
November 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Lets ban together to rid this blog of this wanna be tough guy….

LMAOROTF, Just saw this over on the Sun sentinal.

I say just hold all of the meetings on crappy twitter and all the boys wont be late...ever. Crappy twitter is like a second home for them to express their girlie feelings because they cant talk to someone face to face or should i say man to man

Don't ever post over there but I gotta look.

the loser cuban is banned from the ss .

Denny,

Sad, that instead of reading Mando's post and commenting, you actually were "waiting to see who would regurgitate a couple of words from the post without actually thinking about what it said", and then pounce....LMAO.

You keep monitoring the situation in here though, you appear well qualified.

Gruden will be the next UM HEAD COACH .

Aloco, How many times are you gonna print the same thing???, Give it a rest..

Might be a good thing if it happens Aloco. Had a lot of wasted talent this past season.

CUBAN, YOU GET BUSY W/NJ AND I WILL STOP .

Aloco, What does that mean????????

PAT RAMSY HAS BEEN WAIVED

PATRICK RAMSY IS GOING BACK TO SELL POTATOES AGAIN .

Cuban?
Yo the last time I saw you Penny was the qb and we were running the Backdoor Wildcat every play and it was making us all look like h0m0s.

THE DOLPHINS WILL FINISH THE YEAR W/CHAD.P AND THIGGY THE JUMPING MAN .

THE REASON FOR WAVING MR PATRICK RAMSY IS TO MAKE ROMM FOR MERLING WHO WAS ACTIVATED.

I hope whatever s h i t t y team that Sparano coaches next brings in Chad Pennington to help the development of the QB.

NEXT, BY END OF THIS YEAR THIGGY WILL BE WAVIED ALSO .

Merling won't even get on the field and now we only have Chad and Thig. Guess it doesn't matter, even at 11-5 we lose out on all of the tiebreakers so we have to hope we win out and NE NJ BALT OR PIT finishes below 11- 5. Not too likely, just not mathematically impossible for antoher week or two.

Cuban?
Yo the last time I saw you Penny was the qb and we were running the Backdoor Wildcat every play and it was making us all look like h0m0s.

ALoco, you also said Henning was getting fired last week. You are just guessing like a kangaroo in the headlights.

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