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Dolphins may not miss Crowder's contributions

When I tweeted Friday that Channing Crowder is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, one of my followers answered my tweet in stinging fashion. If Crowder cannot play Sunday as expected, after not practicing all week on an injured knee, my follower noted the inside linebacker will not have any fewer tackles than he had last week against Oakland.



But it is true. Crowder, even when healthy this year, has not exactly posted impressive statistics. After missing the first four games with some sort of abdominal/groin injury, Crowder has only 22 tackles in 7 games.

That averages out to slightly over three tackles per game. That's good for a cornerback or a nose tackle. But it is not very good for an inside linebacker. Karlos Dansby, by comparison, averages more than seven tackles per game.

Crowder has had five tackles or more in a game only once this year, when he collected six against Chicago. Dansby has had five tackles or more in a game nine times.

That's not the most frustrating thing. It would be acceptable if Crowder wasn't a tackle machine but came up with timely plays -- momentum-changing plays here and there. He hasn't been doing that, either.

He doesn't have a sack. He doesn't have an interception. He doesn't have a forced fumble. He doesn't have a recovered fumble.

That doesn't mean Channing Crowder isn't a solid player. It does mean he's just not having an eye-opening season. And he's not a big contributor.

Tim Dobbins would be the expected starter for Crowder if he sits out as expected. 


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Mr.Redsky, She Will suffer a most violent death.The Empress has spoken.


I thought I was bad! Wait maybe I am. This could all be a bad acid flashback.

Porch Monkeys, fondling pineapples and laying on the floor in a puddle of pee.

No offense guys, but I think I'd rather read some of Homes dooms day predictions-LOL!


We'll see tomorrow. Place your bets.

The Empress must leave for her significant other has arrived back to the village and now I must Berate him, Carry on my minions.And bye the way Mr.Canosa, You will not receive any mercy from the empress.Have a good day.

TAPEWORM, that was absolutely HILARIOUS!!!! been in SoFlo since 1973, cop in Miami-Dade county since 1975....I can relate to your statement....but i have also met and learned from people in some of the worst areas.....anyway my misdirection of Mr. Hoover Poontang is because i donot believe he is tellimg the truth. but if we read about him in the papers, ill know i was wrong....for the first time in my life...lol!

How do you play the first part of your career with one of the most studious, hard working LB's the game has ever seen and not even pick up a little bit of that ability?? I bet you couldn't even get a 5th round pick for him.


Forgive me, its been a slow day here at work. Alas, I am going home(my house, not Mr. Home)to enjoy this cool, sunny day here in South Florida.

Good day and God Bless! I mean Odin Bless! Or is is Thor Bless!? Ah, hell, forget it.

bye EMPRESS, my regards to Cuban, instead of berating him, pummel him with your pineapples!

I think LeRon McClain's saliva should be tested for energy draining or paralyzing enzymes. Crowder hasn't been the same since McClain spit on him.


Actually it's:

Oh God of ALL Gods, Bless me ODIN!

You are forgiven.

This TIME!!!!

ODIN, please forgive me oh nordic god of the north, for straying and digressing to other lines of conversation....but thats what i do best! stir the pot and make people laugh! i just hope bobbyd12 doesnt see tapeworms statement....ok, lets talk shotguns then....you guys have accurately covered both sides of the crowder issue.....which is why i went off on nonsensical tangental subjects...

odin, now youre starting to scare me....re your statement to tapeworm, you sounded like the EMPRESS.....

Astute observations Redsky!

I just wish EVERYONE could be as serious and mature as I!

Now everybody sing along:

Oh give me a Home with a Tin Foil DOME!

Let the fear and Paranoia play!

Where seldom is heard, not a single sane word!

The skies cloudy from Chem trails all day!




Mr. Redsky:

my father is retired Miami dade pd. My brother and I learned from his mistake and have chosen to do our zoo-leaping/grabage collecting/mediation/social work in broward. Not that we don't have our fair share retards here as well.

Sh*t, ali baba ave got nuthin on sistrunk blvd!

Also Mr. Odin:

Apologies if my porch-monkeys comment offended your sensibilities, I was simply describing naming the species of one of our local animals.

In a past lift i was Grand Dragon of the Hiawatha chapter of the KKK. For this, my punishment is re-incarnation in the form of a tapeworm, forced to live my life in Home's small intestine.

fickle dick.

OOPS, I meant fiddle stcks!

I've seen the Run D stat with & without Channing in the lineup bandied about and there if a difference but I'm wondering if anyone has the "short over the middle pass completion stat" that the linebackers cover, I'd like to know if we're better or worse with Channing in the game. Food for thought, Armando do you have that stat available?


I do not sit in judgement AT THIS TIME. If you have done something you feel you need to apologize for, tell it too your mirror.


However, provided you do a good job on that small intestine, I will grant you a pass back to level 7. A chair at the Warriors Table will be reserved for YOU!


Chowder breath is nothing but hot air

channing crowder is an overpaid punk. he will be the first person to find a opposing runner err i mean blocker

tapeworm, that would explain your sense of humor and my appreciation of same! im sure your dad and i know each other, without identifying him, or yourself on this blog, for obvious reasons....when did he come on and retire....i may be able to figure it out...but no one else will....i started in 1975 and retired 12/31/08....from MDPD. tell him i worked in PIO, taught at the police academy, firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, defensive driving instructor, FTO sergeant at Northside district 7 years, homicide lieutenant 11 years.....he may be able to figure it out. im still on as a reserve officer to maintain my certifications....working active and cold case missing persons cases.....

fins should win a very close game tomm

also tapeworm, the current chief of miami gardens worked with me in northside, BTW, where is the garden in miami gardens, havent found it....but thats where the stadium is! hey odin....fox news is covering those 3 missing kids again....i might need to offer my services for free....tragic case!

Chowder never had a EYE-OPENING season he never had a momentum changin play anywhere AREN YOU F$##%%^ with me


Crowder is a victim of the defensive scheme. In a 3-4 defense the mike lb does not blitz nor is responsible for sacking the qb. He is there to stop the run, period. He was injured earlier this year so, physically he is just getting out of training camp. All of you who hate Crowder need to take football 101.

phinzone, why the anger and accusations! make your point eloquently and wait for dignified responses! you are better than that!

odin, just heard on a local rock station that george thorogood and joe cocker are going to tour together!

Who is this "Channing Crowder" you keep referencing?

Crowder is a victim now?

Thanks phinzone, I enjoyed the laugh!

You can make all the excuses in the world. Zach Thomas didn't make excuses, he made tackles. It didn't matter if he was in a 3-4, 4-3 or in the middle of operation Desert Storm. He made plays.

You can love up on Crowder all you want. But you have to include loving the facts that he's never been more than barely average. Plus he's NEVER been able to avoid the injuries.

The only time he's ever surpassed my own personal expectations was this year. I didn't expect that he would get injured twice!



I think Joe Cocker ROCKS.

I grew up with his percussions leader/sax player. His name is Paul Ojibwe.

Me and him ran away from home at 13 and survived by playing acoustic guitars in the park with a big hat on the ground.

I always wanted to cut off his fingers. I would work on a song for two weeks and he would come in and get it down better than me in two seconds. He was natural, I wasn't.

He's originally from Lansing Michigan and we met up when I moved there from Chicago!

ODIN, HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU MOVE IN YOUR LIFE ? every time you tell a story you say (( when i moved from so and so )) . and what's up w/ running from home at 13 ?

crowder is more talk than walk...he needs to shut his mouth and prove he can play the way he says he can! he has not shown greatness....or leadership, which zach thomas showed tons of...or tackles

stats shats....zacks defense still gave up endless game breaking drives. he and taylor even with two great corners behind them couldn't save they day, let a million teams come back beat them on the final drive. only stat that matters is the team defense stat, not which individuals are making the plays.

odin i always thought COCKER was GREAT, and i remember Paul Ojibwe, what ever happened to him? any way, joe cocker and george thorogood....an interesting pairing and worthwhile concert, dont ya think?

tack zhomas has a valid point .

tack thumbass, little to no offense then, how many times you expect defense to win a game....same thing now, mostly defense, little offense.....C'mon Man!

Outside of making a game-sealing INT vs NE last year,

I can't recall Crowder EVER making an impact play in any game since he's been here. EVER.

I've HEARD a lot more than I've ever seen from him.

redsky is a hot head, and another type of head.

aloco, sorry to disagree with you this one time, i understand his point, but our defense has usually been stronger than our offense since the 70's and 80's....we just have not achieved that balance of synchronizing a successful running game, with a passing game and at the same time have a killer defense...not since the 70's, ok, im off my stupid soapbox and ready for a drink, or 2!

REDSKY, I SEE YOUR POINT ,STILL TACK zhomas has a very good point worth debating but to dismiss him is way wrong .

tack, i apologize for the comment! every once in a while i have an accidental discharge, (many interpretations here) didnt mean to come across that way...i acted like some of the other idiots on this blog!

aloco youre right, and i apologize to the blog!


Until I was 12 years old I was back and forth from Chicago to Michigan with my Aunt and My real parents. No one could make me mind and I was to stupid to learn anything from anyone, I had to learn the hard way.

From 13 on I basically lived on the streets. I played in my first paying band when I was 16. From then on I lived in the equipment trucks, the backrooms of dive bars and when things were good, I would share motel rooms with band members. I lived all over the ghettos of the eastern US. It was basically a 25 year party!

When I quit the bands and the streets I went into rehab. When I got out of there, I moved in with my drug therapist from rehab.

There were a few times, inbetween bands or being too strung out to play, that I moved in with my parents. Thats when I got to coach little league and freshman football.

Thank God that I ended up with enough money to finally escape the city. I've only been up here a few years and this is the first time in my life that I've ever truly had a home to call my own.

I hope this autiobiography answers your question.

Talk about writing a novel, DC ain't got nothing on me!

i enjoyed reading this very much odin. in the world more than 3 billion people and every one has a story but yours is hard to come buy .if only you knew what you know today .... still you came out a WINNER .

It's strange Crowder is getting so much criticism the very week after the defense had one if its best games in history allowing only 16 yards rushing, and with the great Dansby playing a limited role, it was mostly Dobbins and Crowder inside against one of the best running teams. Ok, he is injury prone, thats an issue, and who knows how often he has been 100%, but maybe he isn't the worst ILB in the NFL either. To make a basketball analogy, maybe he is the type of player that makes more assists than hoops.

odin thats awesome!!! the fact that you are still alive and a contributing member of society and this blog is admirable....but what about cocker and thorogood? interesting or no?

Armando's Headline......

Dolphins may not miss Crowder's contributions......

I sayu......Who in the Heck is this Crowder fellow, and does he play for us?


I haven't seen or talked to Paul Ojibwe in years. I only saw him a few times after he signed on with Cocker. I think that was sometime in the mid eighties.

I don't know if he's even alive to tell you the truth.

Out of all the people I've known in this life, he was one of only a few real and true friends that I've ever had.

Darn....somebody already beat me to it....and it was funnier....well played



deytrader, understood, good comment.....my humble opinion is for crowder to stop talking and let his play talk for him....again, to use zach thomas as an example, the man never bragged, he just did! in life, you either do, or do not! ergo the nike saying, just do it!


odin i will find out about paul for you, i sense a hesitancy there....for understandable reasons.

Yeah Redsky, he talks too much. Kind of like Ocho Cinco talking bs all the time and never living up to it. I agree, I like players that just shut up and play, but he is a bit of a comedian and did kind of get under Rex's skin last year. His jive doesn't seem to bother me too much because I think deep down he is just having fun with the media.

Crowder Sucks!!!!

Do we have to list Ronnie as a 4th String Qb when he will be taking Wild cat snaps?

deytreder, thats a great post! you just answered my question from last night! crowder should be the player designated to accidentally hit ryan's head with his helmet! no penalty or fine for that!!!!!!

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