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Rex Ryan: Dolphins offense loaded

I had to go pick myself off the floor before I could get around to posting this so please forgive the delay. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was just on a conference call with the South Florida media and he was routinely interesting. The guy simply has a compelling way of grabbing and keeping one's attention.

But ...

Sometimes Ryan shoots past the the line separating saying things that are interesting and saying things that are just crazy. He was clearly in crazy territory today when he called the Dolphins offense "outstanding" and "loaded."

"The Miami offense is far from being poor," Ryan said. "That's an outstanding offense. You have two great running backs, a young quarterback that always plays great against us, for some reason. I was hoping they'd bench him for our game. To be honest with you, you have the big wide out, Brandon Marshall.

"This is a team that's loaded."

Huh?

To be real with you, please understand the Dolphins are ranked No. 29 in the NFL in points per game. Some fans and media (me included) believe offensive coordinator Dan Henning is not doing a good job. And quarterback Chad Henne was benched earlier this season, if only for three plays.

And Ryan expects us to believe he believes they're good? C'mon, man!

If Ryan truly believes the Dolphins offense is loaded then he must think the coaching staff is doing a terrible job with that talent because the results have been poor. Ryan doesn't thinnk Miami is terribly coached. He said as much.

So, he was just blowing smoke, right? 

To his credit, Ryan turned off his coachspeak filter later in the session when he was talking about his own defense. In fact, he was extremely hard on his No. 8-ranked defense.

"We have to play better, there's no question about that," Ryan said. "We have to tackle better. We're not making any plays. We're not getting any interceptions. We're just out there. It doesn't seem like we've been as successful. I think we're eighth in th league in defense which is poor for our standards. We have to get it going better. Our communication hasn't been great ..."

 So it sounds like the Miami offense is poised to pummel the Jets defense, right coach?

"... this is a big challenge this week," Ryan said, "but I think our guys will respond, I really do."

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I find your country to be full of obese, violent, simple-minded nitwits and your social services and transit infrastructure to be the most embarrassing and decayed in the developed world. I shall return to Norway forthwith and not be back to this cesspool!

Thank you.

Darrin,

I was heart-broken and pissed off for a week when they passed on Brady Quinn. It seemed a natural pick to me. It was the Drew Brees thing all over again. I DO NOT want us drafting a QB in the first round this year. It's risky and can set you back years. If you guys want to take a guy in the third round or lower then fine but don't expect him to be ready for a year or two.

Mark, I have to agree with everything Joe says about Sean Smith and Clemons. I have question marks on both these guys and I think as time goes along the guys in charge will too. I'm also concerned about Bell. I don't same as the same guy he used to be. He's slowing down and missing tackles he used to make. Argue the point if you will, I'm just telling you what I see with these eyes.

Joe,

I don't want Deangelo Williams or Bush. Both too injury prone IMO. I think you get your running backs in the draft. They are less beat up and younger. Khalil would be good. I have no confidence in Berger. Not sure who ever thought he was a starting centre in the first place. I thought Mankins would be a nice add to play RT but maybe he will want too much money and for too long a term.

Every miami fan was heart broken after brady quinn. However, a QB on the 3rd?... don't think so.

Miami will trade 1st round for a 1st and 2nd rounder, you'll see, we will pick in the low 20's.

I wish a qb, i'll get a RB.

Different players have different builds, muscle mass, and muscle tones itselves. Not to even begin mentioning totally different other physiological contrasts.

Some guys respond very well to rigorous and extensive weight training. While other slide to the opposite end of the spectrum because of it.

Mr Parcells you were half right and half wrong about rigorous extensive weight lifting programs. Seems overall it has only increased the propensity of the dolphins roster to become even more injury prone.

I have never seen so many injuries to dolphins players in one season as I have witnessed the last two years.

Craig--I pretty much just have to shut off any and ALL draft "analysis" even from the so-called 'experts' let alone the fans.

It's almost comical to me how passionate people get about it, how SURE they are that so-and-so is going to be a huge star or a perfect fit for a specific team.

It's all baloney.

Our combined knowledge about this stuff would fit in a thimble and none of us has ANY idea who will truly pan out or not. Anyone who thinks they do is well past the delusional stage.

Another favorite of mine is how fans like to latch onto the 'term du jour' and start using phrases like "good in space," "hip swivel," "lateral movement," and a hundred others because they hear analysts on tv using them and think it makes them sound more authoritative about players they've never been any closer to than a tv screen.

Always good for a laugh (a hip-pivoting and lateral mobility kind of laugh)

Even players who were'nt previously injury proned suddenly become injury prone now when coming here. Mr. Parcellians, "What the hell is going on out there?"

Actually, in the majority of Henne's games, the Dolphins score on the first possession. I don't know an easy way to pull the stats, but it's true. The first drive is usually very encouraging--then they return to form.

Joe,

You are right, that probably is what Polian meant.

As far as Ireland/Sparano staying, if they hold to the Parcellian philosophy, do you think it limits the type of OC they go after?

Do you think certain OC's would hesitate to accept a position with them due to their offensive philosophy?

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Eh, I've always been a big fan of Williams. He really brings a speed threat we need. You rotate him in with Ricky it'd be a good combo but I understand your concern.

I want NFL FA linemen, not young developing projects in the draft. We've see where that's gotten us.

I also want a good FS alla Atari Bigby, Brodney Poole, Duwan Landry, Q. Mikkel, A. Ball, D. Grant, M. Johnson etc. All are FA's

I wan't 2 cover corners like a Kelly Jennings, Richard Marshall, I. Taylor, E. Wright, T. Williams all are FA's

I want a lot of things.

Isn't Sean Payton a Parcellian? They aren't all out-dated!

I share the concerns about Smith, as do the coaches, obviously. I like Clemmons, though. I know people have said he's late to the ball and has been getting lucky with errant passes, but he's a vicious hitter.

DARRIN:

Stop destroying dreams man!, jajajaja

In a 4.5 - 40, way.

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

I need to rid my brain of this but I am looking for a Sports Car in this year's NFL draft and I am high on 3 players in this year's NFL draft.

1. Andrew Luck QB Stanford - He looks like the real deal just like Sam Bradford did a year ago. He might stay in college but if he declares for the NFL then Miami has no chance of being high enough to draft him or trade up to do so.

2. AJ Green - He is a ridiculous athlete and has the size and speed to dominate in the NFL. Miami has Marshall who is the possession type and not home run but don't see Miami investing a #1 in a WR. And he most likely will be gone before Miami picks as well.

3. Cam Newton - please help me fellas. It's fools gold. I am aware of that but watching him makes me think he could be the real deal. But a franchise player with his athleticism, arm strength and leadership makes me feel he is a winner and going to be passed up because of comparisons to Vince Young who had all the same qualities as well as maturity and IQ issues. I am all about integrity in college football and athletics and I don't think Cam Newton should win the Heismann but he is clearly the best player in college football.

So go ahead fellas talk me out of the fool's gold. What am I clearly missing?

Here's another I love: "Great at the point of attack." This one is used most commonly for D-linemen.

Um, have you EVER heard of a potential high pick at that position NOT being described that way? That's WHY they're discussed in the first place.

It's like saying Starbucks is good because they serve "hot coffee."

(last I checked, players who are NOT good at the "point of attack" probably stopped playing ball in middle-school)

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Speak for yourself Darrin. I'm in an offensive coaching meeting, and here's how it goes:

ME: Henning, WHAT THE F*CK WERE YOU THINKING?
DH: What, just now, I was thinking about how close I was to calling Bingo last night.
ME: Henning, ever HEARD of the spread formation?
DH: Well, it's been awhile, and I'm old school, but that's when my wife opens her....(vomiting)
ME: Henning, you got Brandon Marshall, Marlon Moore, Fasano, yet, you continue to throw to Hartline and Bess in the endzone, why?
DH: Cause those are the only names I remember. Stop blowing up my spot like that.
ME: Henning, weren't you the run specialist? Ronnie, ProBowler, Ricky, ProBowler, yet they only get a handful of carries a game.
DH: They still on our team? OHHHH, damn! Ok, you got me, I'll put some runs in there. I thought all we had was that Polite character.
DH: I think I need to retire. Why don't you take the reins, ever called plays?
ME: Nope, but after watching you, how hard could it be?

THE END

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Ut, Nolan was a different breed of DC compared to Pasqualoni so, I'm sure they are open to a different style. They were when they hired Nolan.

I think they know the offense needs a recharge. It's just dull, outdated & too easy to defend. I think they know they need to bring in more diversity & formations.

The only problem becomes is based on their roster talent, they may be limited. We are a big team, not a lot of speedy fast guys to run some of these more exotic schemes as in Denver & NE. It will be a challenge matching a coordinator with this personnel.

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

DARRIN:

Stop destroying dreams man!, jajajaja

In a 4.5 - 40, way.

Posted by: Lord Pombius | December 08, 2010 at 04:03 PM

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I'm only destroying "Explosive in Open Space" dreams :)

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

LP brings up a good point. Brady Quinn vs. Ted Ginn. As he said, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) wanted Quinn. NOBODY wanted Ginn. But, I have to say Ginn's had a better NFL career so far (he was that Jets game last year).

Even still, I would have rather gotten Quinn. For the simple fact that a QB has more trade value. Imagine if we had Marshall AND Hillis for Quinn. Nice!

I share the concerns about Smith, as do the coaches, obviously. I like Clemmons, though. I know people have said he's late to the ball and has been getting lucky with errant passes, but he's a vicious hitter.

Posted by: ncfinfan70

See, this is fine if you like the style points or the oooo's & ahhh's of the big hits. I get that. I personally would rather see the guy break up the pass, rather than give up the catch to watch him try to lay someone out.

"he WON that Jets game" (not was)

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Darrin S,

LMAO! I just do the first round bro. I don't get too technical but just go on fit and team needs but I don't break down guys in space or hip movement LMAO.

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Well, gotta run fellas...always enjoyable.

Remember, we need to draft someone who is Physical at the Point of Attack and has Good Hip Swivel and is Explosive in Open Space.

Also helpful if they can play football.

(see? I'm an expert!)

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

We should move to LA & call ourselves the Monkeys. Stick a football patch on the crotch area of the pants.

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Please don't drink Ryan's koolaid and I hope the coaches and players don't either. This is very unlike puss gut Ryan to say something like this so, I can only think it's some kind of trickery.

Motivate his team? Trick our players? Soften the NY meadia in case we do win? Who knows but I'm sure he doesn't believe it.

Andy in NJ- All of those players are great. Newton is an enigma. He may suffer from the "spread offense quarterback can't make the jump to the NFL" label. He is very hard to scout because of the offense he plays in. He looks to have great arm, good delivery, and decent accuracy. The 2 things about Newton that would scare me is the obvious he doesn't take snaps from center. And 2 he never has had to throw the ball more then 20-25 times a game. The offense is designed so that he usually runs the ball on 3rd down's, especially short downs. My worry, and you see this with Chad Henne. What happens when he is forced to throw the ball 30-40 times to win a game? Will his mechanics hold up? Can he read complex defenses? Look I like Newton, I think he is a great player. I dodn't know if we can gamble on him as far as the future because there are too many questions.

Ever wonder why we can evaluate talent accurately, while the real powers that be cant? Its remains a mystery to me.....

not to mention: we really know what it would take to fix this team....seriously.

Yes, drafting players is a risk and many folks including myself have had it all wrong about who Miami should take. I personally believe passing on Dez was still the right move... I think passing on Earl Thomas was not good. Thomas was the PERFECT pick for Miami at the time. I am grateful that Chris Clemmons and Mr. Jones have done so well at their development. I am also very glad to see Paul Soliai doing so well since the idea of a Nose tackle at #1 made me Ill.
Needs?.... Center, RB, TE, QB >>>> Varies on how Henne finishes season?

Even if a player goes to one team and excels, It does not mean if he went to another he would do as well.... Teams a draft pick goes to has just as much effect on how he turns out as any other stat.

Miami, with some help from the Almighty should hope they they stay healthy... They already have a damn good roster. I don't buy into all that "Scare anyone"... This is the NFL, These players are not SCARED of each other...
They just go play the games and try and work the game plan....Game plan... WOW... There is something I have not seen in Miami in 3 years or more.... A GAME PLAN... GAME PLAN.... Did you say....GAME PLAN..... ? There ain't no stinkin "GAME PLAN"....NO FREAKIN WAY!!!!

Game plan...... HA! Man is trying to talk about a "GAME PLAN" like one is going to happen here.....GAME PLAN........?

G...A...M...E...P...L...A...N????????

W...T...F...IS....THAT????


Henning don't do...GAME PLAN>>>> Just ask Henne...who don't understand...GAME PLAN!


Game plan...that's funny...game plan...what ever...

game plan ....HA!


game plan...wtf ever!

Chui Hi

Bring in Donald Trump for the final game on Jan. 2, let him on the sideline right after the game (or in the locker room). But film him telling Dan Henning, "YOU'RE FIRED!!!"

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Reports Brian Heartline out for season possibly due to hand surgery from sundays game!

I think we should trade our #1 draft pick for a slippery football and a dumb monkey.

2011 could be far more exciting watching the dumb monkey figure out how to f^ck that slippery football. LOL.........

Ryan is playing reverse head games.

I was watching the Monday night game. Tom Brady can throw a football to guys on the run. Actually leading them and he zings a 30 yard pass like Nolan Ryan throws fastballs. The ball is never more than 10 or 12 feet in the air. Compare that to Henne who throws a very high deep ball. Much like a 7 errant iron. Brady is using an accurate 3 iron.

So find a guy that can throw the Brady bullet and draft or sign him or her or it.

Everyone in favor of cancelling the 2011 football season for 16wks of naked 3hr female mud wrestling respond by saying "I"

I

grrreatdane, further reports reveal the injury wasn't sustained on the field at all.

"Hartline didn't hurt his finger catching a football," said a displeased Coach Sparano.

"Apparently, he was juggling his nuts on the sideline, and popped a joint."

Sparano offered to kiss it and get him back in the game, but Hartline resisted. "My next career is turning the tiles in the Wheel of Fortune," said Hartline. "Therefore, I need my hands."

So Hartline decided to sit out the rest of the game.
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I'm sorry, this is my team, but they are SUCK WUSSES!!! GROW AN EFFING PAIR DAMNIT!

Anyone in favor of watching nude supermodels in an ankle grabbing contest say "ME"

ME

I and Me

I & ME

Especially if the phins are as bad next year!

How did he hurt him self jiggiling his balls apparently they arent that big

Did you see the Steelers game, neither are his hands!

Im gonna have to say nay on that one!

Ha ha , thats rex being rex...... Its like sponge bob.opposite day. he is hoping dan henning does not snap out of his dementia and unleash a real game plan.

I heard that Hartline's balls are so small that the worst could happen if he had a groin injury is that one ball breaks an eyelash in winking at the other preparing at yet another near miss.

Me.. Dan, what exactly are you trying to accomplish with the offensive play calling?

DH... Well, see, the thing is, I was trying to remember the last time we played that team, and... uhhh...ummm... what was the question?

Me... Dan, The question was, and what I am trying to get you to explain to me, is the "Strategy" behind your play calling and how you decide the "sequence" of those plays...?

DH... Oh, I see. You know, strategy is very important, its important that we realize the our strategy must be strategic enough to be important to our team. Once the team has that in mind... they are....uhhhh..ummm... What was the question?

Me... Never mind... Coach, it has been going around that perhaps the game has passed you by. Perhaps your approach is "Antiquated" and causing players to not perform as well as they should... is that true..?

DH... Is what true...?

Me... Are you too old, Dan? Has the game become confusing to you.

DH... Yes, I did get confused during our last game, its was a very scary moment and really left me concerned about our future here in Sun Life...

Me... Okay, that is understandable, when was it in the game you became "Confused" was it when we were in the Red Zone and Henne called an audible into a Running play on 3 and 10?

DH... Whaaaa, he did that? What a dumb-ass... No...I got confused when I left the booth to use the can... I got lost and this pretty young lady in a Dolphins blazer showed me the way back to the Offensive coach booth, for Christ sake I nearly walked into that friggin Disco they got going on down there... You ever go to that thing?... Its really loud and the drinks are way to much money, plus, I saw people who looked like "Thugs".....I was really shaken up abou.....UHhhhhhh... What was it we were talking about???

Me... Dan... who is the President of the USA....

DH... Wayne Huizenga... what, ya freaking stupid or something?

Me... Um... Have a great day, Dan... I have to leave now. Love the office by the way...

DH... Uh yeah... No problem, Um, can you show me how to get out of here?...Dammit! I forgot where I parked my car!!!

Me... No worries, Dan... &Um... Thanks for the great interview.

DH... I do my interviews the same way I coach my teams, My Boy... The same way every time!

Me... I have no doubt whatsoever, Dan... not one shred of doubt.

So, Hartline is going to be the latest whipping boy even though nobody here is a doctor or has the slightest clue the severity of his injury?

Fan logic at its finest.

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