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It's 2011: The New Year's resolutions!

Happy 2011 everyone! This is the day many people put forth New Year's resolutions. They are meant as promises to improve. They are goals to reach for.

My resolutions? Eat less. Work out more. Make fewer mistakes in print. Make fewer mistakes on the radio. Update this blog more often. Update the songs on my show more often. Update my wardrobe.

Show more kindness and patience with those I love. Show more kindness and patience with my enemies and the haters.

As you did not come here to read how much I need to improve, let me share with you how much our teams need to improve and how they might get about the business of doing that:

The Dolphins should resolve to stop using running plays up the middle on third-and-goal from the 14.

The Dolphins should resolve to stop running the ball with running backs that aren't special anymore. Find a dynamic RB. Please. Otherwise give up on being a running team.

The Dolphins should resolve in their postseason evaluations that the fourth remake of the interior offensive line in four years probably isn't a great idea. Add a guard, move Incognito to center and stick with Jerry, folks.

The Dolphins should resolve to get a young, new, aggressive offensive coordinator who is also the quarterback coach. Let's face it, Dan Henning is a great wide receiver coach and a good coordinator, but his game-day play-calling is often frustrating at best and his scheme is starting to show its age.

So would that mean for QB coach David Lee?

The Dolphins should resolve to thank coach Lee for the Wildcat. They should resolve to thank him for always being prepared and diligent. And they should resolve to thank him for his services as he leaves the organization.

The Dolphins should resolve to replace Lee because he is seemingly more worried about his guys making mistakes than making plays. They should resolve to find a quarterback coach who can, you know, actually develop a quarterback. They should resolve to find a QB coach with nerve and boldness because what I'm seeing is too much David Lee in Chad Henne. And I don't like it.

The Dolphins should resolve to get Brandon Marshall some help. That means getting him a legit speedster on the other side and a quarterback that is confident and daring and won't take any crap from him and let him know who's boss.

Chad Henne should resolve to have a conversation with Drew Brees. You figure it out.

Henne should resolve to have conversations that don't include the phrase, "I mean."

And Henne should resolve to play with passion and emotion and daring and aggressiveness, because the way he did it last year and the year before didn't work.

Sean Smith should resolve to catch some interceptions this year. Instead of heading back to Cali or partying or just hanging in the offseason, he should catch 100 passes every single day until the 2011 season opener. And he should resolve to do this not while he's standing in front of a jugs machine, but as he's on the move and winded and under duress -- like he would in games. If he had resolved to fix this last offseason, he'd have eight or nine interceptions now and be in the Pro Bowl.

Tony Sparano should resolve to stop telling us how much he "likes this group," of players who have failed to the point his job security is in question.

Sparano should also resolve to stop saying, "I'm not that smart." Not saying he should tell us he's a genius, but we definitely don't want a coach who isn't smart. 

We have some resolutions for the teams we follow for various reasons as well.

The Hurricanes should resolve to find a quarterback that completes fewer passes ... to guys on the other team.

Bill Belichick should resolve to prove how great a coach he really is by trading Tom Brady ... to the Dolphins ... for the 199th overall selection in the coming draft.

The Florida Panthers should resolve to become relevant. Maybe one way to do that is make the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Or even get out of last place in the Southeast Division.

The Miami Heat should resolve ... oh, never mind. They don't have to resolve squat. They're showing everyone how it's done right now.

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More signs Miami isn't a serious team would be if they acquired:

- Shawne Merriman (luckily Bills beat them to the punch)
- Alex Smith, Kerry Collins or Donovan McNabb
- anymore Cowboys throwaways

Change means change. It means whatever you've been doing, stop doing it. Everything you haven't tried yet, TRY!

no way on mcnaab. id take smith,collins, palmer anyday over henne

Patriots average 32 points per game

Blowfish average a little over ... 17 points per game

... Just Saying

Palmer's the only choice of those 3 bill. Collins is done. Smith is Henne (inconsistent). I'd rather have Vince Young than any of 'em (but Tennessee will keep him, he's a winner).

pats avg more than any team, everyone already knows this

Armando,
We run the ball up the middle on 3rd and goal from the 15 to make the field goal easier for Carpenter. Gee a 4 year old can see that!

C`mon man UM on the right track LMAO!

At one point living in South Florida Home witnessed
UM had a great and admirable football team

not so much today

Perhaps Dolphins would have been better off w
Florida Gators new NFL Offensive Coordinator
Than the old joker we have now

... Just Saying

smith is much better than henne cause hes fast as balls. collins is coming back, 2 years removed from a 13-3 season when he last got to start. palmer needs a change of scenery

Mando lost all credibility by saying Dan Henning was a "tremendous" WR coach.

That's when I spit my food out and realized the Herald is NOT the journal of record.

Ask S. Smith in Carolina if Henning is an effective WR coach!

DC Dolfan

Think Armando meant "tumultuous" WR coach?

yes home thats why ross is bringing changes. and yes um is on the right track, shannon was horrible. golden can coach and is already recruiting his ass off

bill, the QB of Appalachian St. is better than Chad Henne (so it's not saying much to say someone's better than Henne).

henning is so damn cocky is whats really driving me insane. get that clown out of here today!

Miami & Simply The Bess & Polite were rocking on 3rd down conversions a few weeks ago b4 the slump

Now Pats r @ almost 50% (48 & change) on 3rd down conversion

Blowfish have sunk to bout 35% on 3rd down conversions

Sucks, Dont IT!

fins should pick right around 15, mallet or blackmon should be the choice

I would a gone with detestable or petrifying

Even though Polite isn't a good blocker, I like the guy. If we can get Vonta Leach, then we should get him, but if not, I'd keep Polite.

c,og,fb,te,wr,rb,qb is what we need just for starters

bill_cnnrs@yahoo.com appreciate your optimism but
does anyone really want to play for UM anymore?

recruiting what?

yes home, hes actually recruiting all the high schools now around. not just one. chasing a real qb propect, lucky bridgewater went to louisville now. golden wouldnt of even wanted him

No no no we have to do it on our own. Tom Brady is a jackass. A great quarterback, but a jackass nonetheless. New England can keep him. We will have our own. It breaks my heart not to be able to root for Wes Welker. No recycling other teams finds. Let's do it ourselves.

was that english?

COWHER DEMAND SALARY .......... 7-8 MILLION A YEAR...MY AZZZZZZZ
GRUDEN....................................... 6-7 MILLION A YEAR.......MY AZZZZZZ


BILL BELICHECK SALARY......... 7.5 MILLION A YEAR...HIGEST IN THE NFL.
HE'S THE ONLY COACH WHO GOES SCOUTING FOR YOUNG PLAYERS.

A CHANGE OF THE HC NOW COULD BE A VERY COSTLY MISTAKE IN THE RANGE OF 25 MILLION .

not making a change and seeing 20000 empty seats every sunday could cost alot more

Footballs r not the only thing flying threw the sky and dropping in 2011
In Arkansas which was victim to severe HAARp flooding last year, they r now dealing with thousands and thousands of red winged black birds falling dead from the sky

Some say the microwaving of the Ionosphere thru HAARP weather control and attempting to play God with the weather is producing dire results

Others say high levels of toxic aluminum oxides, barium salts and unknown toxic substances sprayed in the form of chemtrails are killing thousands of these birds( mainstream media with no explanation for the sheeple available in video @ cnn.com)

and we thought Pat White, Tyler thigpen and Chad Henne were responsible for all these erratic flying deadly wounded ducks

have a HAARPy new year

I thought Chad Henne had a great year for the Dolphins in 2008.

Sparano will not be fired. Period.

I'm far more interested in who will be the OC. It's a shame Kubiak won't be in the mix now that Houston is retaining him.

BEFORE BREAKFAST TODAY TONY SPARANO WILL DO HIS ROUTINE RITUAL OF RUNING THE STAIRS OF EVERY AISLE INSIDE THE FOXBORO STADUM BEFORE EVERY GAME .TO KEEP HIM SELF FIT AND CLEARED MIND .

Dear Mr. Salguero

I just contacted The Welcome Wagon in Hell....just wanna make Dan Hennings move a little easier.

Soiled :)

sparano is fired. get ready to welcome either cowher or gruden.

UM is gonna Suck for quite awhile longer
but if u like jaded kool aid UM jac Harris talk
or laughable make believe did not ever happen play contact "Omar Kool Aid Coconut Head Kelly" @ the SS

He last was still pounding the table pretending to be able to scout football instead of just reporting the facts

UM QB Jac Harris can be an "Elite" (Omars most misused word in sports journalism, not sure he knows what it means) QB in college football"
LMAO anyone read his interception stats in the last 2 years?

sean smith is an "Elite" Pro Bowl CB" with ...wait for it, ... "Excellent ball skills"

R U kidding me? ROTFALMAO

what when sean is masturbating? C`mon ,Man

guess those dozen hit me in both hands dropped interception from erratic throwing QBs will go down as break ups or pass deflections
So if u never watched, man is sean elite! C`Mon Man!

jacory harris will never see the field again for um home

smith is a solid number 3 corner. we need another starter to go along side davis

Who's worse? Jacory Henne or Chad Harris?

harris is the worst qb ive seen in college in a long time

sean Smith can be elite, Vontae elite, Henne elite ect. comes down to coaching watch a real team today you think these guys are elite what do they do with the big free agent contracts leave then cash thecheck then in two years come back it;s coaching period

Lady Bird Johnson was a ROBOT assembled in a secret Albanian military facility!

I don't follow college that much but did get a chance to watch part of the Misouri game. The Gabbert kid looked legit, anyone know where he might fall in the draft?

seansmithsucksass.com

and of course jac harris is done, should have never been this year
what did he throw 17 interceptions in short college season last year?

C`mon, Man!

Just listened to 30-seconds of Jimmy Cefalo making excuses & defending Henning. What a no-talent broadcaster he is! Best games on radio this yr were the 2 or 3 when Dick Stocktontook the wheel from Steffi.

Sean Smith has come a long way.....thats called progress...you don't stop progress by demoting a guy....you coach him up.....

"Elite"

is the most misused word in sports journalism

Deon Sanders was an "Elite" CB
not seansuckasscouldnotcoverababywithablanketsmith.com

Tiger Woods is an "Elite" Golfer

Tom Brady is an "Elite" NFL QB

Michael Phelps is an "Elite" swimmer

Jac Harris is bout as "Elite" as Homes morning bowel movement

Some one teach Omar Kool Aid Coconut Head what "Elite" means in the English language b4 he engages his silly mouth, only to hear himself talk

gabbert is most likely returning to mu

i agree kris to a point. if hes costing u games.......

IS IT WISE TO GO VS MARSHALL'S VIEW OF THE CHANGES ARE'T ALWAYS GOOD ?


IF WE CHANGE , MARSHALL W/HIS 50 MILLION CAN BLAME IT ON THE CHANGES IF HE SUCK NEXT YEAR .

IT'S WORTH NOTING DANSBY AND WAKE HAVE NOT COMMENTED ON TH HC ISSUE ?


Marshall's right. Henne blows chunks. And not chunk yardage.

EPIC,VIRAL TWO WORDS ARE OVER USED AND MOSTLY IN THE WRONG SPOT. AN ABUSE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WHICH WE TRY HARD TO OBSERVE .

Exactly How the F!@# has seanblowchunkssmith come along way?
By leading the F!@#ing NFL in dropped interceptions

Put Down the Kool Aid, Man!

I too try hard to observe abuses of the english language, for all intensive porpoises.

Sean Smith (football): meh to slightly-above-meh.

SSmith (twitter): King of the Tweets!

Home is the only person over 2 that hasn't yet figured out rain is a natural occurrence. If the Wizard of Oz in DC can already control the climate, why don't they just make DC a tropical paradise LOL.

Chickens are plentiful. The world will never be without chickens.

Aloco is back to being incomprehensible today. Only a couple of days ago he was writing like a college professor, now he is back in retart mode.

divine, which is more important chicken or bread ?

Chickens are more important. We can form them into armies and send them into battle.

Bill....I would say he isn't costing us games...his coverage skills are greatly improved....what he isn't doing is making that game changing play....even tho he's in postion....that what he needs to fix this off-season

Home...ELITE is the most over used word on this BLOG

My mother lives in a playpen and cries out for eggs all day.

My son Crackers brings his lady friends over and they enjoy sex with chickens.

Chickens are central to our existence.

IS IT WISE TO GO VS MARSHALL'S VIEW OF THE CHANGES ARE'T ALWAYS GOOD ?

Posted by: ALoco
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Is this remotely decipherable? I think Aloco puts his words in a blender in his head and then writes whatever he thought he was thinking...

Along with Wake, Smith was probably the most improved player on the entire roster this year.

Yes, he needs to hold onto some of those int opportunities but anyone who couldn't see how much better he was reacting to the football and making plays is pretty much admitting their football knowledge would fit into a thimble.

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