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Plans to patch the holes in the works

The Dolphins are hoping right tackle Vernon Carey and wide receiver Brian Hartline can play against the Jets. Sorry, fellas, but hope doesn't often cure a sprained knee and a broken hand/finger.

Therefore the team would do well to make other plans -- just in case.

And it is.

"We have plenty of backup plans," coach Tony Sparano said today, "and we're sitting here on Thursday and [neither] practiced so those plans are in motion."

Hartline is the less likely of the two players to participate in Sunday's game against the Jets. The backup plan with him is for everyone to yell, in unison, "Braaaaandon, please come out and play!"

That's right. Brandon Marshall, who has missed the past two weeks with a strained hamstring, has been limited once again this week in practice. But at least he's practicing. So the Dolphins are hoping he'll be available for the Jets.

That means Marshall and Davone Bess would start while Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore back up and enter in multiple receiver packages. Moore, by the way, has to step up his game off last week. He dropped a pass and ultimately went without a catch against Cleveland -- a step back from the Oakland game.

While Hartline seems less likely to play than Carey, the situation is more serious at the right tackle spot behind Carey because the "plans in motion," pretty much stink, frankly.

Without Carey at right tackle, the Dolphins may resort to Pat McQuistan, John Jerry, Lydon Murtha, or gulp, rookie Matt Kopa at the spot. Maybe the team can convince Ron Heller to come out of retirement for a couple of hours and he can play the spot.

None of this instills confidence because the Dolphins are hoping to fire up an otherwise extinguished running game, and mixing and matching offensive linemen is not the way to do that. If' I'm the Jets, by the way, I'm expecting a lot of running plays to the left.

On the other hand, the Dolphins could resort to throwing the football and hoping quarterback Chad Henne can get the ball off before Jason Taylor or Calvin Pace smashes him in the face after beating whomever is playing right tackle.

Actually, it's not that bad. The Jets are not a great pass-rush team. But the situation I've just painted should show how much the Nate Garner injury really hurt Miami this year.

 

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VERNON CAREY IS OUT ON SUDAY

Posted by: ALoco | December 09, 2010 at 07:23 PM


Aloco, i usually try to give people the benefit of the doubt. However, I'm starting to suspect that the Menace may be correct on his "inhalants" theory.

What was your first clue that Carey will be out SUDAY?

Was it that he was injured last SUDAY?

Was it because he sat out practice every since last SUDAY?

Was it because he missed practice today?

Was it because Armando just posted that the coaching staff is already implementing plans to go without him this SUDAY?

Well, as much as I would like to stay and talk to you about this SUDAYs game, I'm down to only one young smoking Hot Hottie and she's being very demanding at the moment.

She's a beautiful blue eyed blonde, but she's nowhere near as tall as the other one. That's OK though, because I'm expecting a good growth spurt out of her by the time she reaches drinking age!

It tough being an old washed up Rock Star sometimes(SIGH!). Oh well, DUTY CALLS!

Bottoms Up!!!!


odin, IT'S B/C HE SAT OUT EVERY PRACTICE SINCE SUNDAY ,REMEMBER HE'S ONE OF THESE PLAYERS WHO NEVER MISSED A GAM FOR 3 YEARS SO IT'S TIME TO REST .

MAMA MARIS IS TRYING HER BEST TO PLAY ( DOUBLE FANTASY ).

MAMA MARIA

Walter Camp Football Mock Draft suggest Miami drafts at #18. Here's what they have to say:

Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

There's a good chance Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams will no longer be Miami Dolphins when the 2011 NFL Draft rolls around; both are free agents after this season. Neither is playing particularly well anyway.

Mark Ingram, one of the top players available, would be an enormous upgrade in Miami's backfield.

Get that guys, ENORMOUS UPGRADE!

http://walterfootball.com/draft2011_1.php

DB, ANY CHANCE MARK INGRAM WILL BE GONE BEFORE WE TOUCH HIM ?

ALoco,

I left the wbesite address, cut and paste to check for yourself. Theyre saying he will be around up to 18th based on the other 32 teams needs.

With Rickey and Ronnie, it's ambivalence for me.

Over the last few years, RB23 has been a bright spot considering the lack of talent at other positions as well as having to suffer through the coaching carousel.
Ronnie isn't running as hard as he can because of his contract situation.

RW34 has always been a favorite of mine and still looks like he has enough gas left in the tank to be a very effective third down back.

I just can't help but to think that they were misused by none other that Dan Henning.
He never rode the hot horse and never let one or the other to get into a rhythm.
And the O-Line this year isn't very "run between the tackles" friendly.

I understand that it may be time to move on especially if we can find a jewel in the draft.
Just hope we can keep R & R out of the hands of our AFC East opponents.
The Patriots have magic when it comes to former Dolphins players.

DB / EXPRESS ,

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMASS MOVIE ?

Bad Santa with Billy Bob.

I AM WATCHING SCROOGED W/BILLY MURAY .

BILLY BOB IS THAT THE VERY DIRTY GUY WHO NEVER TAKES A SHOWER ?

I wonder if Bobby is going to the game to see the Jets with NJ????

The two can have fun together at the games how nice. Booby can represent the Herald and NJ represents the Sentinel. How sweet!!!

Dying Breed you fool take that Walter Football krap and shove it. Buffoon

Ben Franklin is real funny.why Dying Breed annoys you ?

DB, don't get your hopes up. This regime will trade down their #1 to get more picks. NE has 9000 picks, even if we don't trade down, they will hop over us and take him. There is only the slimmest chance Ingram will be a Miami Dolphin.

This regime has been far too shortsighted. They have been in win tomorrow mode, while NE and NJ are in win right now mode, not to mention NE knows how to collect draft picks, while we either cut players for nothing (Roth) or swap trade them for someone worse.

deytreder,

Doesnt matter because if we're losers next year I'm becoming a Bear fan. That means Im going into football hibernation until this team becomes a winner again.

deytreder,

IF THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS ABOUT MARK INGRAM ,I AM SURE WE WILL NOT GET HIM ..IT'S ALL DREAMING .OUR MENTALITY ABOUT FOOTBALL IS OLD,IS YESTERDAY ,IT'S SAD .


I am tired of trading down and picking up average players, we need a friggin difference maker at qb. Yes, it would take a lot to move up that high but do it. We've wasted how many 2nd round picks on the likes of Feely, Culpecker, Beck, and Henne. It's time to get the franchise qb and all of a sudden the entire team becomes better.

NE can trade down and pickup average players to develope...they have Tom Brady.

I just got off the phone with Ireland. He says the plan is to trade down as much as possible and hope we find some acorns with 6th round picks and undrafted rookies.

DB, SINCE WE KNOW NOW WE WILL NOT GET INGRAM ,WHO'S YOUR SECOND CHOICE ?


TAR.........GREAT POINT OF OVING UP ,THERE'S A WAY .

Ben Franklin = NJ PHIN Flam
That is why he is annoyed at dying breed!

WANTED: Dolphins GM

Interviews now being held at Billy Bob & Cuzzins Bait and Tackle. All applicants accepted.

chuleta is none other than the cuban menace(Mange) social parasite piece of garbage!!

BLACKCEROTE = ALOCO

Wanted: Player with pro bowl skills willing to work for 600k. Since we have yet to have any applicants, first time candidates will get first consideration.

ALoco,

If Ingram isnt available we draft the best player available regardless of position. This should be our strategy the entire draft outside of passing on Ingram.

Think about it. We mostly end up with 2nd rate players with zero trade value anyway. At least with best player available we have a decent chance of having getting good trade value if we have to many good players at one position.

Sparano returns to Dallas to coach the oline. After 9 straight losing seasons, he opens a pizza joint in New Jersey.

Ireland - 3 years jail time for hiring practices detrimental to the image of the NFL - seeking players with hooka mom's.

Is Howard Snellenberger still alive? He's the best OC we've ever had.

Boulder or anyone who thinks like him, please explain. How was Brandon Marshall a waste exactly? Is it all the catches he's made? Is it how he takes all the coverage away from Bess and Hartline? Is it the fact that he's the best receiver this team has seen in probably forever? Please, enlighten me. I'd love to know how one of the best WRs in this league is a "waste."

I mean, if you said he's not having a sterling year, ok, maybe I can understand that. If you said he's immature, I can give you that. But to say the guy is a WASTE? You know, Cobbs is a GREAT football guy. Always wants to do more, always there to do whatever the coaches ask. Does anyone think the Dolphins can win with all "Cobbs-like" guys? That you can win without superstars on your team. Ronnie Brown's NOT a superstar, Ricky Williams is NOT a superstar. Chad Henne is NOT a superstar. The only superstar on the offensive side (besides Jake Long and Dan Carpenter) is Brandon Marshall.

Keep talking people. Pretty soon you'll find yourselves right back with Ted Ginn, Jr. as your #1 WR. Then maybe you'll appreciate what you had with Marshall.

Why does NJ hate dying breed and cuban menace so much?? Answer me aloco

Dolphins are 5 point dogs on Sunday.
Being the dog gets a little tiring.
When will we ever be a kick butt favorite?

DC Dolfan,

You're right. We have too many Arena league players on a NFL team.

R&R Express,

We'll become a kick butt team again when we get a fo that knows the difference between Arena league superstars and NFL superstars.

Ever wonder why Belichek always has a smile on his face whenever the topic of Miami Dolphins comes up? LOL........

Yeah!

Seems like there are two categories in the NFL:

1) The Patriots.
2) Everybody else.

Indianapolis has been hit hard with the injury bug but they are winning.
I hope the Dolphins win as well.

Gettin' late.
Had a few beers too many.
Peace to all "true aqua blue" Dolphins fans!!

WHERE ALL YOU SISYS GO?

WAS SUP?

WE GONNA BEAT THEN JETS YOU SEE

WHERE NJ PUSS FAN BEEN??
OH YOU GOT KICKED OUT.

PEACE

I IS A DUMB MO FO.

I HOPE WE GET LOTS OF FIELD GOALS AND FIST PUMPS

Acorn schmaycorn...I want a superstar

Drunken Optimism!

Henne and the O bounces back and puts up 20 on the wets.

Henning actually has two brief lucid moments and calls two well timed 2nd down screen passes to running backs. For our OC, that equals a good day.

The defense takes another step towards dominance and forces sancheeze into multiple bad passes.

Wake collects two more sacks and thw secondary atones for the dropsies picking off two, one for six.

Fat Rex explains to the media how his wets are the better team and that we "just got lucky".

Ultimately, we win ourselves into a worse draft spot but considering it's the wets nobody gives a rats A%%.

PS: The guy that set up the sensor control for this blog is a Cuck Sucker!!!!

Isn't Sparano supposed to be an offensive line coach? Dude can't seem to figure out how to build an Oline instead of drafting odrick they could've gotten Iupati. The interior line for Miami is a joke and Carey hasn't been pulling his excess weight either. Could u imagine what ronnie would be doing with the Jets line? omg biggest mistake they could make is getting rid of the best RB in the AFC East. F stats get rid of poor coaching

honestly even if the Dolphins win out Sparano should not be here next year neither should Ireland after that debacle last year

Ingram will be a bust no doubt about it u don't draft 15 carry guys 1st rd. u just don't they NEED to draft Cam Newton or trade up to get him if his stock rises

Ingram isn't going to Bust... That's the kind of crap people say when they don't want a team to take a guy... Grow up Beerphin, you don't like a guy, that's okay, but claiming him a bust when he has not even been drafted AND has been touted by some of the best scout as a "Great Pick" takes all your credibility and throws it out the car window at 75 MPH!. Its like someone claiming Odrick is a bust because he got hurt... well Dez broke his ankle and is out for the season... Is he a bust too? His team sucked...worse then our own! Newton is 50X more likely to Bust then a RB in any given draft... and that is just plain draft fact about QB's and Running backs. Running back is the easiest of all positions to scout and grade out. Speed, Quickness, Yards after contact, Field vision... all easy stuff... QB's you have issues of accuracy, smarts, leadership, study habits, Film breakdown ability, pocket presence bla bla bla.... Not so at RB.
Personally,I still believe Mikel Leshoure (Illinois) is going to end up being the Sleeper Running back in the draft. The reason Miami MAY have a shot at a guy like Ingram is he does not posses ELITE speed (Walter points that out also), he does however possess the ability to hit the holes without tap dancing for 15 minutes. Mikel Leshoure is going to be a star in this league and I have no doubt about that!

I want to see more Nolan Carol before the seasons end. perhaps the best of the class.

GO TERPS!

GO DOLPHINS!!!

Mark Ingram is undersized and he isn't even a burner. His best attribute is his vision and his cuts. At the NFL level I don't think that will be an advantage. Now i'm not saying he won't be good but you actally think he is better than Ronnie Brown is at this point? Ingram is a great college player who i think won't make it big in the NFL. He'll definetly help some team as a 3rd down back and as a spell but he is in no way an upgrade over Brown. You don't draft a RB in the first round to be a ST 3rd down guy its a waste of a pick. I like Odrick and don't think he is a bust in fact i called it as our pick but with Soliai stepping up and Langford and Merling in there Where does he fit in? Are you going to play Odrick over Langford or Starks? or let go of Soliai who has been the best on the Dline all year?? All I was saying is that RB is not a need unless you are going to get rid of Brown. They need to fix the OLINE they've been straight up awful still... Long is the only one earning his keep.
As far as bust goes I wouldn't draft Ingram in the 1st rd. Not that I wouldn't draft him I just don't think his value to this team would be worth it in the 1st rd. thats why i called him a bust.
I like Jaquizz Rodgers Oregon St 2010 stats 256 carry 1,184 yrds 14td he adds speed and elusiveness that is needed. o and try not assuming you know what everyone is thinking becuz it makes you sound like a d0uche fanboy

BTW Mikel Leshoure is a nice pick for sure

If Cam Newton is available i'd draft him then RB in the 2nd rd. like I said i like Rodgers there. if Cam isn't available then Ryan Mallet but it is clear to me that Henne isn't the answer. 1stRd QB 2ndRd RB 3rdRd C/G

Sporan has many backup plans?? I got one for you - try scoring a touchdown when you get to the redzone idiot. Winning's a great backup plan. Or maybe you can go back up to Dallas, we don't want you!

Not only was Nolan told he couldn't wear Suits more than twice a year, the rules set forth for coaches gear lead the Hoodie to get his other nickname. The one thing I respect Belicheat for is the fact that he started wearing the rattiest wore out hoodies to protest the same rules that kept Nolan from honoring his father more than twice a year.

Remember when the scared police officer tried to ruin Randy Starks career charging him with a felony, he did not commit

Now decorated & highly praised journalistic humanitarian Julian Assange is in jail and being set up for crimes he did not commit

and
An imprisoned Chinese dissident was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, on Friday
Of course he did not show up, they wrongfully put him in prison

and
U Run On Anyway

Don`t you baby?

All I have to say is that when an injury to Nate Garner is a blow to your team, that's devastating in and of itself. 'Nuff said about this team right there. No depth and not enough talent. Especially on the Oline where Sparano is supposed to be at his best. Regime change? BTW, love the new spell correct. It's about time.

I'm tired of everyone talking like Brandon Marshall is going to be some kind of savior. His performance this season has been sub-par at best. Does anyone remember the game he got "hurt" on? He dropped 3 passes before catching his first pass. Which he negated by a stupid penalty, followed by his next catch where he came down "injured". This guy has been nothing even close to owning up to the hype around him. Make Bess the leading reaceiver and Moore the back up. Let Marshall continue to stew over the fact that 2 back ups are performing better than his over priced butt.

Armando how did you become a expert at playing right tackle? Murtha graded out high after the Browns game, not like the Dolphins have been a force running the ball with Carey.

I think we can all agree that Dan Henning is a terrible offensive coordinater. Did you see his interview where he says's "If I could run on every play, I would." What a joke. Does he even realize what year it is? He needs to wake up because football has evolved. It is a throwing league that uses the run for play action. Good teams know how to execute the pass and spread the field. We have the talent, we don't have the guys who know how to use it! Sorry Dan your time has come to say Good Bye to football. You've had some times. Let it go. Thank you.

My view is that the offensive line is the biggest area of regression in the Dolphins this year over last. the attempt to save money by getting rid of Jake Grove and Justin Smiley ruined what was starting to be one of the better lines in the AFC. Incognito has not played badly, and Garners injury hurt, but the people we are starting this year would be deep depth last year. Sparano is to blame for this. On the other hand, the secondary is lights out better than last year. I think that if we sign the young folks like Sean, Vontae, Nolan, Chris and keep Yeremiah we could have a great secondary. One step forward, one step back. Next year....my christmas wishes are for a fast strong running back, a couple of offensive linemen and a speed receiver. Note that I didnt say I wanted a QB.......stay positive folks, look at it this way, you could be a Broncos or Cardinals fan!!!!!!

Here is what you can expect on offense: play it safe, and wear out Carpenters leg!

Lots of Wildcat on Sunday....hold your nose...

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