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Dolphins in the market for a RB and TE coach

The Dolphins don't just have one offensive coaching job to fill, they have as many as three because they are in the market for a running back coach and a tight end coach as well as a quarterback coach.

I have learned running back coach James Saxon is gone from the staff for reasons that, well, have to do with performance. I covered him as a running back with the Dolphins and like the man so I will not tell you he was fired. Let's say he simply has not been retained.

Tight end coach George Deleone is not on the Dolphins staff anymore, either. He was not necessarily terminated. He has been hired by the University of Connecticut as an assistant to former Dolphins defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, who is the new head coach at UConn.

The Dolphins, who introduced new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll today, thus must still fill positions at running back, tight end coach, and quarterback coach, assuming Daboll doesn't coach the QBs. The Dolphins earlier parted ways with offensive coordinator Dan Henning and quarterbacks coach David Lee.

That means four of the six offensive assistants the Dolphins had when the 2010 season ended have moved on for one reason or another. Wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo are the remaining offensive assistants still on staff.

Saxon joined the Dolphins in 2008 after a six-year run as the Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach. This season the Dolphins running backs were a tremendous disappointment. Both Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown started the season with hopes of gaining 1,000 yards -- each.

Neither reached that goal and in fact both seemed to regress from previous seasons.

Brown gained 734 yards and averaged a career-low 3.7 yards per carry. Williams gained 673 while averaging 4.2 yards a carry. Interesting that both players are free agents and it is possible if not probable neither will be re-signed by the Dolphins.



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More draft thoughts:

15 is way to high to take Pouncey ....he'll be there later in 1st....like I said before.....more depth for OL talent a little later in the 1st so I think you have to trade back or you are reaching. Not to mention we're talking about a guard here.

15 is way too early for Mallet as well. I have him an early 2nd at best. He has zero mobility, a painfully slow release, not to mention some off field issues leading to character concerns. I'll also be curious as to his Wonderlic score....I've heard that the bulb is a little dim.

The most difficult part of doing any.kind of.trade.back will be finding a partner. I'm just not seeing a lot there at 15 that would make anyone want to jump up. I think it would have to be someone very into Newton, as I see him still on the board at that spot and likely the last "big play".....impact player option. With that in mind the only viable trade partners in my mind would be possibly Seattle with a potential free agent....and aging at any rate Hasselbeck, or KC.....but I don't think they're going to be in the market for a qb with Cassel on the roster.

Again....if he's there, they have to take Julio Jones as the best player on the board. After that.....who is it? Newton???? Tyron Smith @ OT....he's a LT but could.he.move.over??? Beyond those names are the fins reaching?

I think we should draft a kicker to push Carpenter. He missed some really long ones late in the year.

DC ROFLMAO!!!!! Thanks for the set up marc! hahahaha that was awesome.

RickyWilliams Ricky Williams
I just finished meditating & I realized my comments about Tony showed a lapse in loving kindness towards him. I expect more of myself.

Oh boy, dan got weirded out by the conversation. It's always one white guys guilt that ruins it for the rest of us. :)Seriously Dan we weren't being racist, that's just what society wants you to think. There are distinct differences in every ethnic group, big differences. And to ignore these differences and act as if we're all the same is counterproductive. Not until we all learn to laugh at ourselves will our society truly come together as one.

So to say white kids are doing it too is fine but specify that you mean tweeting. Yes everyone is tweeting but if you read a tweet from Brian Hartline and then read one from Sean Smith you will notice a distinct difference. It is what it is. And it looks stupid to me. And that's not to say that white kids don't look stupid to me on a daily basis, just in this instance we weren't talking about the stupid things white kids do, or all kids do together no matter what their color.

SIDE NOTE: John Denny made a Prob Bowl...Irony here is just an hour ago I was wondering how a LONG SNAPPER can secure a roster spot that could be used by someone who can do 2 jobs

Is it THAT hard to be a long snapper?

I didn't get "weirded out" by the conversation nor did I think anyone was being racist.

Marc, I am going to go with "yes" it is hard. I think for a reference we should ask Incognito if it is hard since it seemed he could not hit a qb the distance of shotgun.

Marc was being racist cause he said he was "from the hood." THERE'S NO ROOM FOR RACISM ON THIS BLOG MARC!!

Long-snapper might be the best job in the NFL. The good ones can play forever and rarely get much physical contact.

If I can come back in a second life... :)

We need to upgrade at fullback.
We need to bring in a number 1 TE.
WE need help on O-line.
We need Speed all over.

Edds is unproven so this team cannot assume he is going to be a good LB.

I think getting Odrick back is big even though he is also unproven.

at 15 we need to take the best available player in the Draft regardless of our needs because we cant afford to leave talent on the board. One draft isnt going to fix everything so why reach for a need.

pete, I disagree, MILB is the best job, especially in Miami. Crowder plays 5-6 games a year and gets his FULL SALARY!! Wish I could do that!


If I could pick what I wanted to be in a 2nd life...I'd have to say Jennifer Anniston's right hand. Specifically the middle & index fingers.

you know how many guys Ms. aniston has been with?

I'm not a racist, I'm a bigot...Big difference

Long Snapper does seem like a cake job...A couple mill a year for throwing passes between your legs...

shake weight

Deka, would I care? I'd be a hand & in my 2nd life.

All im saying if shes a generous girl
you might be doing something you didnt contemplate.

deka, this is true. You have a point. I'm basing this solely on the fact that she is single & banking on those lonely nights. LOL

Can we take wagers on who Ireland is going to insult in this year’s draft?

It's going to be really hard to top...is your mother a prostitute.

Why not just come back as Brad Pitt's penis? Wait, that didn't sound as good after the fact than the original thought.

Je voudrais être la main droite Drew Carey, quand il est sous la douche! Mmmmm, un délice!


Why not just come back as Brad Pitt's penis? Wait, that didn't sound as good after the fact than the original thought.

Posted by: Marc | January 20, 2011 at 03:00 PM


Pénis de Brad Pitt est intéressant mais il est pénis Drew Carey qui est le plus fascinant.

MADFIN Ireland will come out by saying his father was a prostitute and his sister was the pimp. Cam Newtons father was his biggest client

Ireland will insult Sparano in this years draft.

Phins78, I don't know if all that's true or not. If I were on this team, I know I'd cringe every time went up to the mike at a presser and mentioned my name or talked about how great I was doing. Seems that's a sure sign that you may be gone! Lol!!

sorry dan I misunderstood. Gotta stop reading into peoples posts without knowing them, damn internet!

Kinda hard to top "Was your mom a w-hore?"

Joe,,, that's my lady! And she uses a d**do so you would be holding a fake d**k if your wish came through.

Name that guy:

Well, what I want to say is that I think he's doing a great job. I mean, I really do. We give him a little bit of diz & dat & he always seems to, you know, to know what he's doing. You know, he's not easily flustered. I mean, I can sit here and say he isn't this or that, but you know, in the end, that's what I mean.

Good point Tracy!

Ok, so I want to come back as her di**o. I changed my mind.

Sorry, I was talking about Sparano going to the mike and saying a player's name and how great they were doing during camp and OTAs. Sure sign that you may be gone soon. Lol!

Joe, who is Tony Sparano?

Name that guy? I can't even understand wtf he's saying half of the time. But if I had to guess he must be talking about Henne.

tracy, you're gone when he starts talking about your mental reps of practice snap counts.

lol, there ya go Joe!


I'm not a racist, I'm a Bigidiot, drug addicted, violent, worthless A S S H O L E, big difference

No worries, phins78.

D1dlos and vibrators break and/or are replaced, so, even if you were a d!ldo you'd end up in a box or trash, and would still only have one vag1na...Bad move

Awww...My fan is here. So sweet. Kisses

Wolfman: I gotta respectfully disagree that 15 is too high to pick Pouncey. Kiper has him going only a few picks later, for what thats worth. Anyway, first off, he can play both G and C. As far as Miami goes, I'd think they would want him to play C. Also, he grades similarly to other Pro Bowl level centers, and if hes that good, then who cares if you take him at 15 or 22 or whatever.

The Jets picked Mangold late in the 1st round. I bet if you asked them if they'd pick him again at 15, they'd do it in a heart beat. And if the history of the draft tells us anything, the accuracy in selecting O-line in the 1st round is a higher % than most other positions. That said, I prob still lean towards Julio if hes there

Bryant: "My dad was a pimp."

Jeff Ireland: "What did your mom do [for a living]?"

Bryant: "She worked for my dad."

Ireland: "Your mom was a prostitute?"

Bryant: "No, she wasn't a prostitute."

The original quote, Bryant said to Yahoo Sports, was reported as: "No, my mom is not a prostitute... I got mad -- really mad -- but I didn't show it. I got a lot of questions like that: Does she still do drugs? I sat and answered all of them.

Bryant denied telling Ireland that he said his father was a pimp.

Actually bullpen catcher is a better gig than longersnaper.


"Clambake" is the finest motion picture ever made. It is achingly beautiful, the plot structure is inventive and complex, and the acting is nothing short of superb.

no Ricky and No Ronnie and No Oline should be a great year

Maybe that's what Bryant shoulda said.

"Your mother's a prostitute?"

"No, she's a longsnapper!"


"Fixing a Hole" is a really stupid Beatles song. Paul McCartney should be ashamed of writing it. John Lennon should have smashed his guitar over his head.

One day I will die of a drug overdose and the World will be a better place for everyone

Marc once again I see what you're getting at (I think but I have been known to be wrong, ask dan) and I completely agree. In the context of the conversation the question Ireland asked was completely relevant. Maybe a bit misguided but not the horrible mistake the media made it out to be. And it's a huge sign that Dez shot down all questions about it. If he was truly wronged or felt that way he would've said so. This is the same kid that refused to take part in rookie hazing by not carrying his older, much bigger teammates pads for them at the end of practice. He doesn't shy away from controversy.

Chiclet, it really doesn't matter if you're wrong or right, where you belong you're right, where you belong.

Gotta go, fix a hole where the rain gets in, and stop my mind from wondering, where it will goooooooooooOOO.

The guy on AM 640 right now just made a point I agree 1000000000% with. It was something to this effect ...

"If I don't have a stud qb, I address every avenue possible to fix that .... and I keep 4 QBs on the roster, Henne, a vet, a high pick, and a late pick ... and I develop them all and I wait for one to emerge ... and every year I do the same until it's addressed. Forget the 53rd man on the roster. What is it worth??"

Very well said. Further to the fact, I would dedicate an entire draft to finding a QB if there was one I wanted. Because you can't do anything until you have a QB. Might as well have a roster of nobodies .. same effect.

Oh, by the way, it is Orlando O. now talking about Sparano blaming everyone that worked under him, O and D co-ord, special teams coach, WR coach, TE coach, Qb coach, etc.

Does this sound like someone who knows what he's doing???

Awesome point that I and JS have made a few times.

Sparano stinks.

Okay what's going on? Are there two Marcs with the same sign in name?

He doesn't shy away from the end-zone either.

Fist pump... it's been a while...

fist pump again!

Mark, Sparano wants to blame everyone? Everyone wants to blame everyone except Sparano. I still don't know why he is a coach aside from the fact that he is Parcells b8tch.

Now, the 53rd man comment, 100% agree. Who is it anyway? Omar Epps? Like we can't afford to drop him for a QB.

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