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Live chat blog starting at 1 p.m. today

So much to cover. So little time during the season.

But it is the offseason -- at least for the Dolphins it is -- so let's roll with a live blog chat today, starting at 1 p.m. and going until my hands get numb from typing. I do not know how long that will be, but we'll go at least one hour and probably longer.

So if you have a question. If you have a comment. If you have a bone to pick, either with me or the Dolphins and would like to talk about that, it's all good.

As usual, you can circumvent the typing and reading and so forth and simply speak to me directly. I am available, you know.

My personal phone number is 888-640-9385. But I have to warn you: I only answer that number on weekdays from 6-10 a.m. while I'm on the air hosting my radio show, Armando and the Amigo on 640-Sports in South Florida.

It is a toll free call, in case you're wondering.

Either way, I am available.

Actually, I'm married. But you get my drift.

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Vince Young is intriguing talent-wise, but obviously there's the risk of him being an extremely immature guy with little in the way of leadership skills.

He could mean a few more wins and more zip to the offense, but not really elevate the team to elite status. You need the field-general for that unless you have an INSANELY good defense such as the Ravens and Bucs had when they won---and that doesn't happen very often.

Worth investigating, sure...but he wouldn't even be on the market unless there were huge and legitimate questions about his character.

Cm, you are 100% right as far as HC and Qb. however, what a lot of people overlook is the p*ss poor job Bill Polian has done in the 1st round since 2003 drafting:

2004 - no pick
2005 - (Florida) marlin jackson
2006 - Joseph Addai
2007 - Anthony Gonzalez
2008 - no pick
2009 - Donald Brown
2010 - Jerry Hughes

OUCH! That's almost Wannstedt/Spielman territoty there.

The cracks in the Colt armour are definitely showing.

`Mando, do you thing the Wildcat is dead or alive. I think that it`s al;ive with Sparano. So which QB would run it better Cam Newton or Vince Young.
Also do you think Ronnie Brown is a good fit for Rickies old around the end then downhill role in the scheme?

Craig, right on. Philly has nothing to be ashamed or angry about. Green bay can beat anyone in this league including the Pats. If their kicker didn't crap his pants, they could have won. There was very little to choose between them.

Intersting that Reggie Wayne is unhappy in Indy all of a sudden and Kevin Kolb is unhappy in Philly and wants out. To all the Sparano HATERS who said he lost the team....losing breeds contempt!

Personally, I don't like Vince Young but for all his warts, his starting record in the NFL is mighty impressive.

The Jets win didn't bug me (or suprise me) at all. Indy was a flawed team all season.

All it's going to wind up meaning is that the Jets will draft lower and just lost their 2nd-round pick (a playoff win was one of the stipulations in the Cromartie deal).

New England is going to turn them into green talcum powder Sunday.

KOLB WANTS OUT IF PHI IF NOT STARTING
ELWAY SID,TEBOW ISN'T A VERY GOOD QB
V.YOUNG..............


3 QB'S ......... WE NEED ONLY ONE

IRELAND , HOPE YOU WORKING HARD TODAY TO GET US KOLB AT LEAST .

Go PATS finish the stinking jets this weekend. PLEASE!

The Dolphins Suck Chemtrails
Period

Reggie Wayne is intriging, i actaully love the frustration he is venting. He wants back to Miami, I know it. However he has had problems creating seperation recently.

On that crazy free agent QB list, I have not done research on him, but wasn't Billy Volek pretty solid until their o-line went to hell?

"Don`t chemtrail me, bro!"

Mark,true, I Only hope that New England loses there GM soon, Cause there in a rebuilding year this year and are 14 and 2 and have 9 picks in the first 3 rounds this upcoming year... Witch craft I Say.....How doe's the "Hoodie" Do it year in and year out, Like I said before, if we were in the 1600s he would have been burnt at the Stake, Along with his warlock Brady..

We need to focus on our running game this offseason. We don't have a QB to be anything but a run and pound team like the jets.

BOSTON WILL BE 27 FREEZING AND LOW AT 15.

SANCHEZ PLAYED IN THE DOME LAST NIGHT,NO WIND,NO FREEZ AND NO SNOW , HE WILL ASK FOR A TANK TO KEEP HIM WARM .

BRADY LOVES FREEZING COLD .

Bad mistake if the 'Phins go and get Vince Young. I trust Jeff Fisher to know what it takes to win in this league more than I trust Vince Young. Let some other team make a mistake on him.

Mark in Toronto, we're told by others that our team is a 'disaster' and yet we won games this year in Green Bay and New York against a couple of pretty good teams. I'll stick to my belief that we're not that far away!

Aloco, What the Duce are you trying to say???????????

Agreed with you guys about the Eagles...and that is a VERY good Packers team that likely would have won 2-3 more games this year if they hadn't been so hugely banged-up with injuries.

Just pointing out that despite the Eagles long run of success under Reid, fans here still call for his head after each and every loss...and the criticisms are exactly the same you hear everywhere. "Bad clock management, no creativity, bla bla bla."

Not saying much of what is leveled at Sparano isn't legitimate, but it's hardly unique to Miami...and as others have said it's the PLAYERS that really make these guys look like "geniuses" or "morons"

I mean, Belichick was 41-55 as a HC until Tom Brady dropped from the sky. If THAT isn't proof I don't know what is.

CUBAN, I DON'T HAVE TIME TO EXPLAIN ,I JUST GIVE YOU THE NUGGETS ,lol

C'mon Craig, let's not overdue it. We may not be far away, but those were bad examples you gave. We ONLY beat Green Bay because half their team was injured. And NY was BARELY a win in a game where weather played a huge part.

Better examples are our games against NE, Baltimore, Steelers. We can beat non-elite teams, but still can't beat elite teams.

So we may not be far away, but we're no closer than we were last couple years either.

LOL At Aloco......

dr-roberts...........YOU ARE THE ANTI GANG OF DEFEAT ....IT'S ABOUT THE QB.... KOLB....TEBOW.....V.YOUNG

I love Reggie Wayne...reminds me of Nat Moore (an alltime favorite for me) and I'm sure he'd love to finish a superb career at home.

That said, it would be an awfully expensive guy that still wouldn't address Miami's need for a burner to complement Marshall.

Wish he could be had with a "hometown discount" but I doubt it!

Short JBL

Though not a free agent and certainly not a long term answer I read Saturday in a Dallas newspaper web article that there's no certainty Dallas brings back Kitna. He's scheduled to make a lot in 2011 for a backup, is old and they were fairly pleased with Steven McGhee at the end of the season.

For a year I like him as much or more than anyone on the FA list. That, Henne and drafting a 1st round QB talent if available would be a start.

The Packers would have destroyed Miami if they were healthy. The Packers hit early season injuries and late season injuries and still made the playoffs. Credit their coaches and also the best QB under the Brady/Manning tree in A. Rod.

Kitna is like 47 no thanks.

KITNA......WAS BORNED IN MAY/13/1932

Hate to say it guys, but Ray Sherman was let go in Dallas. 10:1 he's the next Miami OC. Comfort level for Sparano, more losing for the Fins.

Cuban - I am a member of the Gang of De Feet. First requirement for induction is being a realist. Second is dislike of failure and mediocrity. Third is to actually want the Dolphins to gain both respectability and a winning record.

Guys Lets not forget the fins lost to Cleveland, Buffalo and the lions.... AT HOME, THE LAST 5 GAMES OF THE SEASON........You think the fins will perform better next year???, The year before this one, they lost 4 out of there last 5... Please, Ross should have fired the fist pumper last monday.....

Do any of the people posting "don't bring this QB in" understand that ANY QB on the FA list in all probability is better than Chad Henne?

We don't need a long-term veteran QB fix. We need a band-aid (like Pennington was) until we draft a 1st-rounder to develop. So, we don't need a perfect QB, we need a BETTER QB than Henne.

And Young, Kolb, Orton, Kitna are ALL better than Henne on their worst day.

JIMMY JAM,

I THOUGHT JASON GARRET IS THE OC IN TAX , SHERMAN WILL NOT BE THE NEXT OC FOR FINS .STOP SMOKING .


JHON GARRET OR MUSGRAVE WILL BE

Jimmy, Wilcome to G.O.D......................

DC,


ELWAY DOESN'T LIKE TEBOW,SEEMS ORTON BACK IN W/DENVER.


I SEE NOE; KOLB OR VICK WILL BE A FA
TEBOW
V.YONG ........SIGN ONE AND DRAFT A QB

Giving Sparano an extension was only to attract a respectable OC candidate, but at the end of the day Sparano is still a lame duck. He has to produce no less than a run deep into the playoffs or else he's out at the end of next season.
I agreed with building the OL and DL first for a firm foundation. But too much tinkering went on with the OL. Granted injuries set the OL back this season.
Sparano should have been fired before embarking on a coaching search. But since he is still here, I believe he can succeed by making some significant changes.
1. Get a good OC
2. Get a QB
3. Fix the OL
4. Draft well ie WR or RB with speed

My last point is concerning Bill Parcels. I respect him but never liked him. Sure he did a few good things, but as usual, he remains true to form by cutting out at a time in the rebuilding process so he can claim credit if it goes well or he can say it went bad because he left.

My question now is what should we do with the 15th pick?

This leadership team wouldn't even take a chance on drafting the HIGHEST QB ON THE BOARD! What makes anyone think they'd take a chance (this year, when every decision will be under a microscope) on a QB who's NOT the highest ranked QB on the board?

Finfanfred, I Say trade the 15th pick and Hire Aloco as the press conferance guy, could'nt be anymore confusing then a Tony Sparano news confernce IMHO...

FinFanFred, the problem with your thinking is that there IS no "by-the-book" way to create a successful franchise. Parcells and others did it with building from the lines out. Bellichick did it with a QB first. Others did it other ways.

It was NOT a good idea to build from the lines out when you had the NUMBER 1 pick in the draft. And the MOST IMPORTANT need for Miami for the last 20+ years was QB. So, that alone should have dictated drafting Ryan.

Sometimes you have to think outside your box and do something different to get a different result. Miami messed up picking Long.

Armando, 3 part question:

1. Does Ross really think anyone in NFL circles with half a brain sees Sparano's extension as a vote of confidence instead of more a cover up for a failed & ugly HC search?

2. What are you hearing in terms of OC's? To me, knowing Sparano is a lame duck, who sees stability or possibility of a long term future here?

3. Sparano has to win 11 games & get to the playoffs to stay. If the team starts out 2-4 or 1-5, can you see him getting axed mid-season & making Nolan interim?

I guess Aloco could'nt be any worse than the circus clowns we've had this past week. lol!

What can we get for the 15th pick trading downward.

I feel like people are being to hard on Ross. I dont care if he bruised feelings, he was doing what he felt was best to build a winner. The circumstances surrounding contracts proved iT was not the right time to make a change, but atleast he tried. Why is he being painted as the villian? Sparano,Ireland and Parcells have all but failed.

Basically, Sparano is a sado-masochist. Imagine the stress that guy is gonna be under, everyone 2nd-guessing every move he makes. If Miami goes 3-and-out at ALL, he'll get blamed. Any bad draft pick (since he's now gonna have a say in drafting), he'll get at least partially blamed. This guy will be on the hotseat ALL year long.

I wouldn't want to be under that type of pressure, that's for sure.

When Miami beat the Packers, they were without about 9 starters. We were full strength except John Jerry.

Armando, I would appreciate if you would answer this question first, as it is the best question.

I recall that in 2008 most people that the Dolphins were indeed fortunate to have Dan Henning as offensive coordinator. He was widely regarded as an innovative and superb coordinator and play caller. Needless to say that opinion has turned decidedly in the other direction.

Do you feel that the sole difference between 2008 and 2009/2010 is the fact that in 2008 we were guided by a brilliant tactician at QB, who was able to cover over Henning's deficiencies, or has Henning actually faltered due to age, stubborness, whatever, in the last 2 years?

Thank you for your kind response, although I may not be able to see it for awhile as, unlike many of the people on this blog, I actually work for a living.

FINFANFRED.......... THE TUNA WAS PUSED OUT BROWN DONKEY ..

ROSS AND IRELAND WANT HIM OUT . HE WAS PUSHED OUT AFTER THE EX OWNER PAID HIM IN FULL................

Can we stop talking like we can change the past? We don't have Ryan. We don't have Cowher. We did draft Henne. Sparano and Ireland are here at least one more year.

Lets focus on future. I'm tired of reading posts that we should have done this or drafted that. we didn't and we can't change that.

Anyone heard anything about the OC search?

DC Dolfan - I would have been happy with drafting Ryan with the 1st pick. Right now in hindsight that looks like what should have been done and we have no way of knowing if this regime would have mishandled him too. Hindsight is 20/20.
My point is I could live with either but there is no gaurantee that Ryan would have thrived in the crap system of an offense we have.

The Fins have a Number 1 pick no second pick(Marshall) A 3rd pick and a 4th pick, Not a good outlook for a 7 and 9 team,especially when it's the second time your 7 and 9.....look for a 7 and 9 to be a "GOOD" season... IMHO...

Finfan, I wouldn't have been be worried about Ryan playing in a specific offense. I would have been worried about him playing behind that o-line which would have NOT included Jake Long.

I agree we'll probably take OL or LB in the 1st round but how can we afford not to take a QB in the 1st round? Assuming of course one of 1st round talent is available. There's no one we can take at 15 at any position who is a lock to be a star in this league. The league is littered with 1st rounders who do nothing on Sunday but keep the bench from floating away.

In my opinion it would be a huge gamble to NOT take a QB. A) the fanbase would be pissed, again B) if you do hit on a franchise QB you've secured the most valuable position on the field, by a long shot at that, for the next 10 years and C) it's a major position of need. I just don't see that gamble argument.

I really believe that havaing Henne as a back quarterback is not a good idea. I think he should be send off any team that wants him. We should draft a quarter back and sign a veteran qb. Has anyone heard anything about bringing Shula as Offensive cordintator?

Aloco - look back at Parcels history. I doubt he was pushed out. Sure he got PAID regardless.

CM, the way the Pats do it is quite simple actually - you draft smart, stockpile talent, don't let anyone in their prime walk away in free agency, then when you get a glut at a position - trade your excess for draft picks. What the Pats did is what you can expect to happen on a team if you draft well for 7-8 years in a row.

The Pats are also very good at trading down. If they find themselves in a position where there are 4 or 5 players they like - they let someone have #1 on that list so they can pick up another good player along the way. JJ did it to a certain degree of success here in Miami - but he could only draft defense.

Mark, Witchcraft also Helped Belichet...... LOL

ALoco - Please do your Wiki research. Ray Sherman has been an OC in the NFL with the Vikings in 1999 and the Steelers in 1998 and the 1994 Jets (under Pete Carroll). He was WR coach at Dallas. Basically he wasn't a very good OC. Boring and conservative. Exactly the kind of guy with whom Sparano and Ireland will be comfortable to continue to run a Parcells-style offense.

None of us should be excited about that. But it is purely my speculation based on past behavior of this current regime.

Schmoe - that is a good point thus strengthening my argument that picking either Long (a probowl LT) or Ryan would have been fine by me. Granted, building an OL is easier than finding a franchise QB.

Cover the OC search Mando!!! I would like McDaniels but both Nolan and Marshall hate the lil Napoleon.. Can it work?

Chris, you are right - drafting a QB in the 1st round is not a gamble when you don't have one - it's a necessity. For every JP Losman and Brady Quinn you avoid - you also avoid an Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees. Take the plunge, Miami!!!

At this point we should be focusing on revamping our offensive coaches. Once they are locked in we can look at the player personnel. Good luck!

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