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Ross skips out on postgame locker room -- again

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano or general manager Jeff Ireland or both have a problem -- and it has nothing to do with what you think.

It doesn't have to do with the fact quarterback Chad Henne is inconsistent and both are tied to Henne as the franchise QB. It has nothing to do with the fact no one in Miami's defensive backfield can be trusted to catch a potential interception delivered directly to the hands. It also has nothing to do with the fact the running game, around which the offense is supposed to be built, has been absent the entire season.

Those problem pale for Miami's top football men compared to this: Owner Stephen Ross is clearly not happy.

And Ross makes the final call on both Sparano's and Ireland's job status.

Ross was at Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns at Sun Life Stadium. But when the Dolphins lost, he made himself scarce. Unlike other games in which Ross goes from his suite to the team's locker room, Ross skipped the trip on Sunday.

And it was at least the second home loss after which Ross skipped joining his team in the locker room after the game. He wasn't there after the shutout loss to Chicago Nov. 18. So that's two consecutive games after which Ross does not go see his team.

This, by the way, may not seem significant to you. But how the owner's feels about his team is something the football people must be keenly monitoring if they want to enjoy some sort of job security. And it is clear those absences are a sign of disapproval.

It doesn't end there.

Ross is clearly not happy with Miami's 1-5 home record. That record is terrible for any team, but particularly frustrating for a team that has managed a 5-1 record on the road. Clearly, if a team can win on the road, it should be able to manage some wins at home as well. If that isn't happening, it suggest they are under-achieving at home. Certainly, Sunday's loss to the previously 4-7 Cleveland Browns suggests that.

And that is bad because Ross wants his home games to be fun and entertaining and an event. He has spent many resources -- celebrities, concerts, noise, etc ... -- on making home games a bigtime experience.

The problem is all the appetizer and side dish stuff loses its meaning when the main course, the actual football team, is not palatable on its home turf. What's more, the Dolphins are not only seldom successful at home this year, they are boring in the process.

The Dolphins are averaging 16.3 points per game at home this year. They are averaging 19.5 points on the road.

That is not good. And it is especially not good when the owner is so keen on entertainment and showtime and offering people a compelling reason to attend games.

That leads me to the next issue: The Dolphins have two more home games at Sun Life Stadium this season. Never mind whether they win or lose those games against Buffalo (Dec. 19) and Detroit (Dec. 26).

The fact is neither one of those games is sold out at this time. The fact is, barring some unexpected series of events, neither of those games is likely to sell out in time to avert the local television blackout.

That sets a bad tone, folks. Home games that are not sold out make the owner (more) unhappy.

And that is increasingly an issue for folks like Sparano and Ireland.

[I'll be discussing this very topic on my radio show, Armando and the Amigo, today from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. I'm sure the other local morning hosts that read this blog for material will pick up on this, but I would encourage you to listen to me directly so I can share other tidbits on this topic with you. Armando and the Amigo is on 640 Sports in South Florida.]

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Please stop talking about how Henne would look good if....

No matter what you want to say, Henne looked like the worst QB in the league yesterday. Point blank. Ask Greg Z., I'm the biggest Henne supporter on here, defended him every second up until now.

But there are no words or excuses to make for yesterday's performance. And it wasn't WRs, it wasn't the defense, it wasn't the line. IT WAS HENNE! He may be lots of things, but he's 100% inconsistent, that's for sure.

When he's on, he's good. Could be very good. But when he's off, he's bad, very, very bad. And frankly, I don't know if anything would help (new scheme, new personnel, new brain).

I'm out of excuses for Henne and for this team. I'm still a supporter, but I'm not co-signing on ANYONE until I see some consistent play from this football team. That's the new DC line. Don't talk about it, be about it!

Still had we chosen Ryan, instead of using the 2nd rd pick on Henne that year we could have used it on a LT.

Posted by: DyingBreed | December 06, 2010 at 03:05 PM

Breed, agreed.

My main point was just how aggravating the shoulda, coulda, would of, can get.

They are legitimate concerns especially when trying to evaluate your front office, but still, they can get aggravating-LOL!!!!

carm the charm,

Players lost thier "fear" when Parcells left?

Doubt they had very much fear of Parcells to begin with. Most of these young players were still in Pampers during Parcells heydeys. For them fearing Parcells is like believing in Santa Claus. LOL

Db, you're not making much sense, sorry. Ryan went to a team that was a couple of years removed from an NFC championship game. He HAD Roddy White established. He had Michael Turner. He HAD Sam Baker at LT(1st Round pick) & still does. This was a good team when Ryan took over.

You can lament all you want, it's useless & it's silliness. Put Ryan here that year & I would have LOVED to see him behind Satele, Alleman, Ndukwe, Carey and WHOEVER they could find to protect his blindside at LT. Please!

You think LT's are a dime a dozen? Show me a good QB, and I'll name you his LT that keeps his Jerseys clean every Sunday!

Odinseye,

Your absolutely correct. Some posters think its rehashing the past but it isnt. It's only evaluating the total track record of the Parcellian error. In this they are fully accountable.

Seems many here only wish to try and treat the symptoms of the illness without addressing the ilness itself. When doctors do this they are liable to be sued for malpractice yet this is how we choose to "operate" on a daily basis.

Good thing lives arent at stake here or taps would be our national anthem.

Odin, as I asked DB earlier...What LT's were drafted in Rd 2 that year? The answer is NONE. Name me a LT drafted in Rd 3 that year that starts in the NFL? Correct again, NONE.

Why can't people be happy to have the premier LT in the NFL? it's one of the only draft picks we've gotten right!

Unless & until Parcells publicly apologizes to us, and explains why Henne & not Ryan,
or,

he is brought before the Int'l Court of Justice in the Hague for his crimes against fandom,

I shan't give up wishing we had Ryan.

Ryan = 4th Qtr comebacks; precision pressurized passes


Henne = not so much

Joe Shmoe,

Instead of 11-5 in 2008, lets say we finished 4-11. That guarantees selecting top ten again. We could have definitely come out with a franchise LT the following season after selecting Ryan. For example:

Richmond Jewel Webb (born January 11, 1967) is a former National Football League offensive tackle with the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals. Webb played college football for Texas A&M University. He was selected by the Dolphins as the ninth overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft.

There were better ways to come up with a franchise type LT. Enuff said!

I don't disagree on the value for finishing 4-12 instead of 11-5. That's irrelevant. But, we didn't. Rehashing the past is futile. Look forward for goodness sakes.

You're assuming Miami would have been golden had Ryan been selected. That's a BIG ASSumption. Who knows who we would have selected or how we finished up. With the o-line he'd be playing behind in his first year, he'd be lucky if he would still be in the NFL today & able to walk.

Henne + Sparano < Fiedler + Wannstedt

Henne, who knows, lots of theories. Can anyone honestly see Sparano being an elite coach in this league?

Joe Schome,

I wasn't debating LT's in the second round. I actually wasn't aware of the fact you posted. I didn't know there were none taken there that amounted to anything. Thanks for the info, seriously.

My whole point, honestly was merely how aggravating the hindsight thing can get.

For the record, I agree with you. The Falcons were in a lot better position to pick Ryan than we were.
I also TOTALLY agree with you that Ryan wouldn't have done much better, if any better, than Henne has, under the current circumstances.

If I only knew then what I know now, hindsight, what you gonna do?

This blog is good today. To bad I got to go for a minute. I do voluntary work for elderly shut ins and I just got a call. Freaking snow is killing us for the past two days. Can somebody call Homes and get them to turn down the flux capacitators on the Harppy Ray weather machines :)

ALoco,

The 90's Cowboys were extremmely mediocre for the first 2 seasons under JJ/JJ then wnet own to win 3SB's in 4 years. Even in 2008 I knew 11-5 and afc east champs would comeback to haunt. A year removed from 1-15 is far too early to be drafting 25th the following season.

We had far too many issues needed addressing. The Parcellians came in and right away added a fresh new coat of paint to a severely rusting bucket. In 2008 the paint was pretty but what was underneath it wasnt.

The Bill Cowher watch is on!

Aloco,

Now into the 3rd season there are still issues from the 2007 1-15 team that havent been properly addressed. Ronnie Brown and special teams are chief amongst them.

We still need a franchise calibre or very close to it rb. I love Carpenter to death but we need a place kicker who can get k/o into the endzone at least 40% of the time. Carpenter does it about as often as it takes for Haley's comet to come around. We still need better production on k/o returns although Carrol seems to be getting better.

Also it seems our secondary play as far as making picks has actually declined under the Parcelleians. The defensive backfield actually fared a little better before thier arrival.

Much criticism to Parcells & his cronies is justified. However, going with Long was a no brainer. At the time, alot of people had doubts with Ryan as to whether or not he was a #1 overall worthy pick. because QB's have been historically hit & miss, the safe bet to give money to was the premier LT.

He not only protects your passer, it also propels the running game. Of all the transactions they made, to me, picking Long was the easiest & fool proof one they made.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Sparano and Ireland have taken this team as far as their limited experiences can take us. From top to bottom, this is a "young" team with green owner, GM, HC and players. The only true veterans we have left that are worth their weight are Nolan and David Lee. A young roster needs seasoned GM and/or HC to guide them and that's not what we have. (look at the Pats rebuilding and winning). It'll take years (not just next year) for Ireland and Sparano to gain more experiences and make better decisions. And there's no guarantee that will happen. I'm willing to be patient IF there are signs of progress. But clearly we are not. So are you Dolfans willing to wait that long?

Mr. Ross, please seek consultation from other seasoned vets beyond the Parcellians. Get educated quickly and make the decision.

ALoco,

Also as I said earlier, I love Carpenter to death but what does it really profit to have a pro bowl calibre kicker when he cant get k/o's into the enzone. We arent winning very many of the games he kicks multiple field goals anyway.

I would settle for slightly less accuracy and a more powerful foot on k/o's. Just this could slightly upgrade st's coverage. Low and short kicks are any coverage units worst nightmares. Let alone our coverage units.

Bad drafting has killed this franchise since Johnson left. It actually started while he was here. Randy Shannon & John Avery anybody? We need talent evaluators! We need guys who will pick players because of how they play not because their size fits some outdated pro-type!

This will NOT happen as long as Ireland and Sparano are here.

With that I fully agree Joe Shmoe.

The Dolphins drafted the former head Coach of the University of Miami?

Joe Shmoe,

When any type of specific "profiling" has been used concerning anything there has always been problems. Enuff said.

Odinseye,
you are correct that hindsight gets tiresome afyer a while. As they say, if my aunt had balls shed be my uncle. However, Ryan is 10x the QB that Henne is. not even close. This exact team would be 8-4 at the very least with Ryan instead of Henne. That said, there are many more holes in this team besides the QB. Start with the personnel decisions on to coach. This Team beeds playmakers and speed. Two things this regime seems to waver on. Its thenew NFL, Get with It!!

JJ wasnt a real talent evaluator. He just believed if you go into a draft with 13-14 picks you're bound to strike gold somewhere. He was probably right. With 13-14 picks your bound to get one of them right. LOL

i think it falls on poor play calling and inconsistency at the line... not to mention we dont have any speed at WR or RB... marshalls a beast and and so is bess, i like hartline but hes just not fast enough we need a burner on this offense to really open things up.. not to mention a better QB

Has anyone noticed the current similarities of Peyton Manning to Dan Marino? It was about this same point in his career that Marino also began throwing pick 6's on a fairly consistent basis.

Though still decent all the way to the end of his career. Once the pick 6's began late in Marino's career he was never quite the same qb we witnessed earlier in his storied career,

Time will tell but it's possible this is begining to happen to Manning and we could be witnessing the decline of Manning just like Marino right before our very eyes. But time will tell, as it always does.

But I do remember the late in Marino's career it seemed almost every pick was ending in a pick 6.

Under Shula the st's coverage units were so great because Uve Von Shamon was consistently booming touchbacks and Reggie Roby was consistently punting the ball up into the upper stratosphere.

Tony Saparano is a likeable guy and an ok middle of the pack Head Coach. He will never be a great coach if he can't learn to go all in. What is he waiting to see from Henne? Is like hoping that milk that is going bad will get better if we leave it in the fridge a little longer. He should had played Thigpen after the Chicago game, the kid did not get a fair shot.

Ahhh............ The fine art of the booming touchback has become a lost art in Miami.

Depending on how young a fan you are, you probably have no idea what I mean when I say "touchback." I wish you only knew. LOL

Henne's passer rating is 25th in the NFL. Sorry folks, but that's not who you want if you want to build a powerhouse.

If you want to wait to see if he develops, then stop EFFING around and solidify the team around him. After 3 years, the oline SHOULD be just about done (it's not). The WRs should be done (they aren't). The TE should be there (he isn't). So, in this upcoming draft, besides drafting a QB (which regardless, should be a must since there's only 2 on the team right now, not counting the garbage on the practice squad), you need to fill all those voids. PLUS the OC. And there might be a need for a couple defensive players. So, that's a lot to ask Ireland to be right on. If he's not 10 for 10 (or however many picks we have), it'll most likely be another year of misery.

I'm starting to come around to the notion that if you can draft a Top 5 QB, you do it. At least to develop while Henne does whatever he's going to do. Or start him right away, I don't care. I'm just sick of this same 'ole dance year in and year out.

Dolfan in the Caribbean,

Sounds like your response to a stubbed toe is to stubb the same toe on the other foot. LOL

Thanks Mando for reporting that because Ross not going to the locker room post home game x 2 speaks louder than words. Clearly Ross must be angry, embarrassed and very disappointed and understandably so. The lack of wins at home after all the time, money and effort he has put into trying to make the stadium experience a lively, supportive of the team and a fun one is already someone's undoing. After all, whether you like all the hoopla or not, the NFL is sports entertainment more than it is pure football as with the NCAA and the hoopla is here to stay. Angering and embarrassing the owner usually = heads are about to roll.
Finding out who the #1 enabler of Henne is and the continued riding of him and the team into the ground should determine who the first one to be canned is. Parcells already escaped before the bulk of the sh*t hit the fan. If I'm the owner, I'm asking for Parcells to return some of his pay and I fire Ireland immediately due to incompetency, wish Henning a nice retirement and I tell Sparano that he makes a good cheerleader but isn't ready yet for a HC job and let him go because the O-Line is still problematic and he had been a O-Line coach for years. I heartily shake Mike Nolan's hand and thank him and praise his great work and results and ask for his opinions on getting the right personnel on board. All this I do ASAP, before the season is over in order to maintain the confidence and loyalty of the season ticket holders. I call a press conference to do all of this and make a promise to make it my #1 priority to get the team and fans a top rate QB by whatever means it comes down to. Mr. Ross, now there's a plan and it didn't cost you a penny!

DC Dolfan,

As I said in another post, the Parcellians have pretty come in and added a fresh coat of paint to a severely rusting ship.

Thats why I say we need a GM to come in with balls to demolish everything down to the ground. While also having wisdom to build a "real" championship team in it's place.

I know many wont agree with me but proof in the pudding is the early 90's Cowboys had 2-3 mediocre teams before finally building a championship team that would win 3 SB's in 4 years.

I would just like to point out that BUffalo Bill obviously finds our team (oddly enough) more interesting than his pathetic Bills. Maybe it's that they've NEVER won a Super Bowl! Maybe it's that they're more full of no names than we are... Lake effect snow? I don't know, but it's remarkable that he spends more time on here trashing our team than his own team's site (if they have one).

Yes, we have our problems. But I'm glad that at least my team is interesting enough that I at least continue to post on here rather than wasting my time on another teams site!

I'm as disappointed as the rest of you but let's all collectively take a step back off the ledge. In truth this team is better than we were 3 years ago and that has everything to do with the staff in place. The draft has brought us a starting LB, two starting CB's three DE's (including Merling and eventually Odrick) a starting Safety that are all in the first two years in the league and have this D ranked in the Top 10!! A lot of organizations would kill for that. Then you sign a vet leader in Dansby for the D, replace Porter/JT with a younger pass rusher like Wake, a playmaker in Marshall for the O, come guys it sure sounds like we are going in the right direction!! Now, the problem. Henne simply isn't who we thought! Hurts to say but it is true and this staff knows that too. If Pennington could stay healthy he'd be our starter. The only answer is patience, return to running the ball (which we actually do pretty well when we stay with it) and give Thigpen a chance. In the off-season its bye bye Henning, sign a vet QB to compete and get younger at RB through the draft. In my humble opinion, we were all fooling ourselves if we thought this was the year we overtook the Pats. We all knew it was at least another year away and we have made strides, that's all you can ask for. Have some faith PhinNation, all is not lost!!

Those were one helluva exspensive buckets of paint Huizenga paid Parcells to bring in and I havent even mention what Parcelles charged him for labor.

WOW............

DB, we need something, ANYTHING! The more I'm thinking about the game, the angrier I'm getting. Not just Henne. The coaches, the running backs, anyone who could have made a play, didn't. Cleveland was HOPELESS. They stunk. Only thing they did right was not turn the ball over. Otherwise, they were sub par. Not even close to being semi-adequate. They were embarrassing for an NFL team, and we lost to that. At least when they played NE, they looked good. Yesterday, I can count the 1st downs they had on one hand.

And STILL we lost. You're telling me, in the 4th quarter, as a coach, as a player, you see what's happening, and no one puts a fire under anyone's *ss? No one stomps up and down the sideline motivating folks. No one puts it on themselves to make a play. ONE FIRST DOWN at the end of the game. That's all it would have taken to at least get to OT (not that it would have mattered). Dolphins were supposedly playing for their slim Playoff hopes. And that's the quarter of football we get? Sparano, Henning, Nolan, Rizzo, that's the best they could do? We had how many punt returns, and they don't try SOMETHING? Don't go for it on 4th-and-2, SOMETHING to change the way the game is going?

I'm sorry, maybe y'all can live with that. I can't. Don't talk about "Playoff hopes" if the team is playing like it's done for the season. Don't call out fans for not supporting the team if the team can't even motivate itself. That's inexcusable. At least Chicago was excusable (IMO). 3rd string QB, guard playing center. Top WR gets hurt, hey, I get it. BUT HENNE JUST SHINED ONE WEEK AGO! He got over his injury. He got confidence. He got another week of experience. And then produces that? Not acceptable. Just plain garbage. Someone should have been called to task for that performance. I'm glad Ross skipped the locker room. Maybe Sparano needs to be benched to get HIM to understand his tenuous position.

JayFrog817,

We maybe slightly better but not a whole lot better off. They patched a few holes but created new wholes in other areas before patching all of the existing ones. This is fact.

The Parcellians have only repainted a clearly rusting and failing structure. Is the pretty new vastly over-priced pretty paint job decieving you too?

DC Dolphin,

Definitely understand your frustration. The Parcellians shafted us all. Some still fail to see it.

They say Ireland's only 27yrs old. If thats true its ridiculous. Even if he's 38yrs old he was just being born and hasnt a clue about our championship history. This what Parcells stuck us with at GM.

UTTERLY RIDICULOUS!!!

Dying, you are correct, we need a RB. Along with that, a pulling guard...maybe move Incognito to RG? And how about a quality TE? Fasano has one good game and they give him a new contract. I don't even think they realize how important a top shelf TE is. Just more of the same 60s philosophy for you. NE drafted 2 of them...that should tell them something.

But the fact is, their player evaluations are abysmal. And I'm talking about drafts as well as day to day personnel decisions. We were 2nd highest in trades in Sept. What does that tell you about decisions made in the offseason all the way up to Sept?

Sorry but I don't have faith in any of them.

The fact remains that the personal moves have made this team younger and better off than we were. The numbers support that, no deception.

Yeah, new holes have been created but even those we are closing in on fixing. The O-Line has been destroyed by injury ALL year. We've got talent there. This is the best group of WR's since the Marks brothers. I'm as frustrated as anyone but I don't disagree with the moves themselves. The excution or lack there of is too much!!

Henning is watching a different game than everyone else and just seems out of touch, and maybe just maybe, the team ain't buying what Tony is selling. I still look at this team and I'm excited to think of Koa and Cameron and Vontae and sometimes Sean Smith (even I hate myself for expecting something from him!!!)and think of how they are only getting better. Nolan has done a tremendous job but Henning and the O just are out of sync.

I'm trying to be optimistic but yeah maybe the paint job is getting to me too. I gotta believe that with a competent QB and healthy O-Line we'd be better, much better.

One good thing that will come out of this is that Ross will learn (like I've said multiple times before) that the "atmosphere" at the stadium will not help sell out games. It's nice, but it is just a side show. The only thing that affects attendance either way is the product on the field. Simple as that.

I know losing sucks and missing the playoffs and all. Also I hate sounding like a kool aid drinking Homer cheer leader.

Still, as disgusting as Sundays loss was, I'm still optimistic. I think this offense is closer than it looks.

We have to get a competent OC period. I've been saying this since the current one arrived. I said it when we won the division and I've continued to say it all along. This colossal mistake can be laid at Parcells feet. I also believe SpOrano has to be held accountable for this "oversight" as well, I mean he has let it continue to ruin his offense.

You guys can say what you want about Henne, but alot of it is unfair criticism. How can you evaluate a first time starting QB in an offensively atrocious system as this.

Matt Ryan is head and shoulders above where Henne is right now. We all know this. But the hindsight stuff about us taking him is ridiculous. Ryan would have rode the pine behind Pennington. If he ever did get the chance he would have suffered behind an inferior line. Worst of all, he would have had to try and make it under an archaic, outdated system. Ultimately, he would have had to suffer under an OC that thinks it's OK to go into a prevent offense the very second you cross the 50 yard line. Not only is Hennings system outdated, his unrelenting ego allows him to believe it's OK to nurse a 3 point lead as early as the 3rd freaking quarter. Henning would have ruined him as well. Henning has NEVER, in his long ilustrious career, ever developed a quarterback. On the contrary, I would go as far as to say he has ruined a few young quarterbacks along the way.

I started out talking about being optimistic and I've managed to digress. My optimism stems from the fact that we a have a young defense is a brand new system. Despite the fact that our lack of offense has negatively affected them statistically, they're a YOUNG top 5 defense. This fact alone means we'll never be too far away from getting victories.

With this years free agency and draft looking solely at offense and the best available play makers, I'm very optimistic.

Go ahead and call me a homer because I see this off season getting us very close to where we need to be. Replace Henning. Draft an O-lineman and get one in free agency. Find a running back and a speed receiver and maybe a pass catching TE and this team will be elite. That might a tall order, but I believe we can accomplish at least most of this wish list.

With a top 5 defense you're never as far away as you might think!

Fake GM,

Great point! If Ross had nude female dancers at home games and the team was losing I wouldnt go. But if he had the Beetoven's 5th symphony orchestra there and the team was winning I would still be there.

Why Gruden or Cohwer for a coach. I say at the end of the season we go hire ROB RYAN. How great would that be for us to go get the jets twin brother. For one I dispize the Jets but I do respect Fat boy Rex. Players want to play for him and he is fun. Rob Ryan would spice our franchise up and I personally think he is a good coach.

Actually, next home game, Jason Bonham's Led Zepplin Experience will be there so I look forward to that one. And if there was naked girls dancing we could be 0-16 and i would care less. Naked women over ride football

This is actually pleasing news to me. I haven't read any of the post to this blog so there may be some sort of explanation in the local news. I am glad Ross is not happy and is not even bothering to attend teams news conferences. He might not be a X and O's man but he does know he wants a winner and wants to sell out because his team is entertaining fans not averaging about 17.5 a game.

I hope Sparano is canned and Ireland as well. I am a huge beleiver in Bill Parcells. I always have been. He has given Miami a pretty decent foundation but even I will admit he sort of blew it in Miami. Miami does have a stud Left Tackle and a Beast in Brandon Marshall and nice slot player in Davone Bess but that is all this team has on offense. They get no explosive plays out of the running game. Chad Henne can't complete a pass to the Atlantic Ocean if he is standing on the wet sand and this team is just VERY UN-IMAGINATIVE! This team is boring, bland and average and Ross can see that.

Odinseye,

These TE's are UFA's:

Antonio Gates, SD – Zach Miller, OAK – Owen Daniels, HOU – Kevin Boss, NYG –

Plus both VJax and Austin Miles as Free agent wr's.

I still say we need to draft Mark Ingram and sign Ricky for one more year.

the problem is that sorry excuse for a qb they have. i will never root for henne ever. i hope they do lose the last four to rid us of that sorry piece of garbage henne. god forbid they actually think he is a franchise qb.

Gruden is acceptable but Cowher is more proven over time.

Dying Breed,

Is putting paint on a rusty ship anything like putting perfume on a pig? I mean even if it smells pretty, it's still a pig.

The only reason I disagree with blowing up the team and starting over is because of the defense.

Seriously, do you think it would be beneficial dismantling this defense.

PS: I know most people don't have favorite punters. I do, I'm a dork. Ray Guy and more so Reggie Roby are my two all time favs.

For the 1st 5-7 season Bob Griese could never be confused with being a franchise qb. He was just surrounded with so many playmakers both offensively and defensively it was difficult for even an average qb to lose.

Ok....ok....Griese rarely missed a wide open Paul Warfield either. LOL........

Odinseye,

Perfume on a pig?....... Exactly!

Ray Guy and Reggie Roby, two of the best punters to ever play the game.

Garo Yepremium was like a 4ft tall Keebler Elf masquerading as a Miami Dolphins place kicker that could still kick more touchbacks in a season than Dan Carpenter.

No one can figure out how this guy nailed a 60yd field and maybe has only 2 touchback kicks the entire season. By saying 2 touchback kicks I give him benifit of the doubt. Because I honestly only remember just one.

Dying Breed,

I would have no problems with us drafting Mark Ingrahm. There's not a lot of top tier RB prospects available. I'm sure there are some later round talents, but Ingrahm has to rate at the top. Like I said before, I just don't think he'll be there when we pick. You never know.

We pick up a free agent or two and hit on two or three draft picks and we're a playoff team.

I believe that, I really do and at the end of the day, yeah, you see and Henning, ah, fire that um, I mean when he retires and well you know, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN....................

Maybe I need to spend more time with my wife. I try to take something good out of every season, and am really grasping for something good this season. Maybe the season is showing me to sustain that love at home, or else I'll have no love at all.

Damn you Dolphins, you're making me a better domestic partner. F*CK U!!

i will never root for henne ever. i hope they do lose the last four to rid us of that sorry piece of garbage henne. god forbid they actually think he is a franchise qb.

Posted by: dolphin77 | December 06, 2010 at 05:55 PM


Funny, that's not what you said after week two. Or two weeks ago. Or even last week.

Ah, other than that, right on man-SHEESH-ROTFLMAO!!!!

Ok I have heard enough! Doesnt everyone remember a few years back when we had 1 win in a season? The trifecta has made us into contenders. Obviously all of us are disappointed with the way the team has been but we have been competitive all year. Sure Ireland hasn't hit on all of his draft picks or FA signings but who has? Everyone makes mistakes in the NFL. Other teams make the same mistakes even Bilichek. They have done very admirable with what they have been given lets give them one more year to see things through. As far as Henne goes, Chad its time to cowboy up prove your the starter or step aside for the next guy. Don't think the position is owed to you earn it along with the respect of your teamates. Be the leader that we all need you to be. By the way we sign Logan Mankins in free agency along with another OL FA. We sign Ricky to a 1yr deal and let Ronnie and CC go. With the draft we trade down in the first round to get a second back. In the 1st RD we select Mikel Leshoure. 2nd RD the best C available, 3rd rd QB Delaware Pat Devlin, 4th RD MLB, 5th RD Mike Demps FL RB, and the rest BPA.

OMG, Josh McDaniels just fired here comes the bring McDaniels to Miami talk. LOL

Im sure right now Broncos fans are debating Cowher or Gruden. LOL

To The 2010 Dolphins

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