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Q&A insights: The salary cut or layoffs

It has been widely reported by other media that the Dolphins plan no salary rollbacks to coaches or furloughs to staffers if the collective bargaining agreement is not resolved.

This is only partially correct.

During my Q&A session with Dolphins CEO Mike Dee, the only moment when I believed I was getting the politically correct answer was when I asked if anyone -- including coaches, personnel people and staffers -- would be furloughed, fired or have their salary cut.

And I got the definite no ... followed by the classic escape clause of "for now."

I've been down this road before. Years ago, the team's message was that Don Shula planned to coach in 1996 and that "nothing has changed for now." Shula was done days later. Previous to that, I'd been told by Tim Robbie he didn't plan to sell the team "for now" before Wayne Huizenga bought the team. Then I heard from Jimmy Johnson during the winter of 1998 that he planned on staying with the team "right now" only weeks before he quit the first time.

Those eventual misdirections were not on par with Nick Saban's definitive "I will not be the Alabama coach," but they nonetheless left a taste of misdirection on my palate.

So "right now" is a red flag to me. And that is why I followed up with a search for a categorical answer that could be written in stone. And of course, Dee was not able to provide it. The exchange:

Q. So you cannot state categorically that Dolphins employees, staffers, coaches or others won’t be furloughed, fired or asked to take pay cuts during a work stoppage?

A. “I can say that is our plan for the near term. We’ve communicated openly with our staff that we see it as being business as usual for the moment. We’re taking this one month at a time, one week at a time, even. Clearly, we’ve talked about all of the various scenarios that could play out, but we haven’t made any final plans to move forward with any changes related to the CBA at the present time.”

Dee was being honest. He was being forthright. And he was making it clear that while there are no plans now to cuts jobs or salaries in case of lockout or significant work stoppage -- which as of this writing remains possible despite hopeful signs to the contrary -- those plans can and probably would easily change going forward if labor peace is not achieved within a specified time.

The feeling I got was the Dolphins won't make any cuts until games are threatened. If there were to be a strike of some kind or lockout of some kind that threatened games, I believe the Dolphins would start to trim salaries for their coaches, personnel people and others.

It hopefully will not come to that.

But so much for those definitive reports.


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Odin, guys....you're kidding me with this Heineken stuff....Yuengling Beer is the BEST lager out there, check it out, it is the USA's oldest brewery and still family owned!!!!!!! AMERICAN made guys, drink up!!!! As Rob in OC says, CHEERS!!!!!

redsky................. Admit to nothing...

Best advise that tat man can hear from anyone... The more you say... the worse things will get. I'm certain as a ex-cop you have seen more people go to jail for running their mouth then any other single thing.

I will look for it, redsky. Yuengling beer.

Derek, yes sir, as I said, admit to nothing and be well represented.....in the meantime, drink no beer except Yuengling!!

Oscar, enjoy, let me know what you think. Costco carries it, in case you have one around you.....$18-19 a case of 24. That's less that a buck a bottle!!!!

Thankyou, redsky. I do have a Costco near me.

In any case, in the first Days, some of us teens had to finish growing up in the streets of Miami. No money, no fame. But there was always Alberto, who when he came back, always said, - that que-r had a delicious a--! And we laughed and laughed, eating our sandwiches.

Redsky, first I've heard anyone outside my family praise yuengling! I love the stuff

Dishpan, Oscar, Yuengling has been my favorite for years, I have introduced so many people to it because they don't advertise, people recommend it to others. I recently hosted a baby shower for my youngest daughter, yes, I'm going to be a grandfather for the 6th time. Anyway, my son-in-law, also a cop, asked for Heineken for him and his squad. I picked up a case (24) of Heineken and a case of Yuengling.....the Yuengling was gone in 45 minutes, I still have Heineken left over

I will try it, dishpan. No harm in it, is there? I will either like it, or not. And I will tell you.

Really, Mrs. Riley!

Oscar, I will come over and help you drink it!!

I am afraid that will not be possible, redsky. But I shall certainly inform you(whether I liked it or not).

Ok Oscar, I'd buy....but ok....I've been kicked out of better places. I'm kidding Oscar!

Ok, I keep seeing guys saying draft Ingram, draft Pouncey, draft Amukamara, draft Julio Johnson, what you have to ask yourself is are any of these guys gonna lead the offense and the answer is NO!!

I supported Henne to a point until it was plainly obvious he does not have IT, give him a new system, new coach, he still has yet to show leadership on the field, emotion would be good, the ability to connect deep in stride just once in awhile oh and the ability to throw the fade.

We need a QB, high priority, with Garner coming back, Incognito resigned, we have an O line already better than last year, RB will be answered later in the draft, Kendall Hunter, Demarco Murray, Dion Lewis and others.
Without a good QB we have nothing, this has been obvious since 2000, we should be drafting one 1st round every year till we solve the problem, not 2nd rounders we've proven that doesn't work.
If Gabbert is in range trade up, more likely trade down to later 1st round get the 2nd round pick and take Ryan Mallet with the late 1st rounder, he can make all the throws, doesnt check down every chance he gets and throws the fade well too and as far the off field issues, still yet to hear any proof, just lots of noise at the mo, how do we know the Newton camp isn't trying to discredit him.

And......I do strongly believe Henne will start the season and be replaced by Mallet by midseason if he is drafted.

However I refuse to get my hopes up this season, year in, year out the FO has consistantly dissapointed me on draft day with the 1st round selection, I was happy with the trade down last year until they took Odrick.
Hell next year they'll probably pass on Luck if they had the no 1 overall again..lol

the drafts the past 2 years have been a disaster. because we had thr trifecta th fans didnt know who in particular to blame for the blown picks. thats the way the trifecta wanted it because it kept each guy protected. tony said we needed to change the culture;i agree. when are they going to start taking responsibility for their own actions? lets clean up the leadership before we start evaluating the players. ireland will step over real talent to scrounge for "acorns" thinking he's smarter than everyone else. we passed over alot of real talent the past 2 years in the drafts and FA. i pray it changes but am not optimistic it will.

Thinking about the strategy behind Drafting players(very interesting, by the way, just like handicapping horseraces(predicting the Future)). How sure can any GM be before commiting on a player? Of course, not 100% as that is voided by the Future. And at some point, you have to commit. I'll say between 70-80% sure.

Anybody knows what's going on in the negotiations between Owners and Players?

What will happen to the Cheerleaders???????????

"Foil Up" Miami Herald Dolphin bloggers

Home In Da House

Wazzzz Up NWO Slaves?

RB Mark Ingram
Too small & Too slow fro the NFL

Ingram is gonna get crushed

RB Mark Ingram another lil bust in the NFL

Mark Ingram is NO Mark Higgs from 1993 Dolphins w Terry Kirby

Mark Ingram would be a waste of a Dolphin pick

Better off w Ronnie Brown & "The Hill"
...that is IF the blowfish get an o-line

Possible Jobs for players and coaches if there is a strike.., #1 Chad(Neck Fat) Henning will be at your local carnival in a tent next to jojo the dog faced boy and Jessica the bearded lady, #2) Channing(Duhhh)Crowder will be the spokesman fo NordicTrack Stationary bycles,#3, Tony(Fist pumper)Sparano will be a spokesmen for Adam and Eve inc. toys,Ted(Sideline)Ginn will be a spokesmen for Massengale femine products,Joey (IQ of 36)Porter will be a spokesmen for the Sylvyn learning institute,,Jeff(Let go of my lucky charms)Ireland will be taking a job as the new spokesman for... Lucky charms of course,Brett Farve will be the new spokesman ATT picture phones, Brandon Marshall will be the new spokesman for Pampers Diapers.... Guys what do you think other NFL players will be doing if there's a prolonged strike???

Several skywatchers caught the chemplanes aerosol strike on January 31, 2011 and two unmarked jets flying in tandem, crossing their own paths as they aim to bisect a drifting chemtrail segment. Note the 2 types of trails. A pinkish brown trail and a blue trail. The pilots appear to be having a good time, insulated by the protection of NWO and national security. This activity, as a fourth major winter HAARP storm system was developed and steered at the northeast USA. As NWO HAARP weather control tech takes over, forecasters can’t accurately predict much at all.

Home, If there's a Strike, will you be working with Olive Stone on his upcoming Movie????????

Alaskan Air National Guard Major Aaron W. Malone, was killed on July 28th his C-17 US Military aircraft “targeted” by a HAARP “Tesla Beam” while in the air over Anchorage, Alaska causing it to crash and explode upon impact killing all aboard.

[Note: The Russian translation for “targeted” as used in this report does not assign HARRP blame as it includes an “accidental” verb component.]

Upon Senator Stevens beginning his investigation into HAARP’s causing the crash of theWilliam “Bill” Phillips Sr. and former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe. Major Malone’s C-17, this report continues, he enlisted the aid of two powerful Washington power brokers, oil fortune heir William “Bill” Phillips Sr. and former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe. Phillips was a longtime ally and supporter of Senator Stevens.

Trying to help Charlie Sheen w his Rehab

Charlie has been "All Cracked Up"
The last 2 days
Really looks like a crazed cracked up old man
lost highest paid acting gig on u sheeples broadcast tv
lost custody & visitation of all his kids
smoking over 2 packs a day
mental illness

Gotta help Charlie

Next week
Charlie could quite possibly be dead (no joke)

Home, Who will play you in the upcoming mega hit move "Have A Haarpy Day"?????

Have to be Brad Pitt, if he grows his hair out

Great actor Home, Could be a interesting acting gig for him......

Menace, Even if you don’t employ a sense of disconcertment, some degree of perturbness must possess the arrangement of your usually-ordered thought process, when recognition is made of the coldest winter in Europe in a thousand years or the sixth worst storm in the history of the American state of New York or the rarity of killer tornadoes in late-December in Arkansas or the crumbling and sinking of Indonesia or the frequency in the eruption of volcanoes worldwide or the countless sinkholes opening up across the landscape of the planet or the regularity of high magnitude earthquakes or the widespread flooding and relentlessly snow conditions during the summer of many countries such as Australia. As we enter the year 2011, it seems that we are at the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as Earth changes have increased exponentially, building upon the records set during the extreme weather conditions of 2010 and seeming to eventually taking us towards something profoundly horrifying – the disturbance and upheaval of the plate tectonics, polar meltdowns and ultimately a pole shift. As these events continue Menace, so must our monitoring, as we try discern it all.

Home, It's only a matter of time before the scales of mother nature begains to tip over the "Sheeple", I think the planet is way over populated anyway, if a few "Billion" must parrish so be it........, JMHO..Sorry so harsh but I've become cynical in my thinking..

This is one pathetic blog.

u mean "perish"

Parish,Die,Vannish, Whatever........(BTW I lost my spell check so many words will mispelled)...See...

There will Be NO NFL strike

home,strikes are in baseball and bowling.lol

Home...FYI, in 100 years none of us will be here and none of this will matter. Chill out with a fine beverage and relax a little before you die.

Home you can post all day most are unwilling to open their eyes.....

People want to believe that everything is random.....

But keep posting Home.....is you get thru to one then its all worth it.....

Don't know why people are so down on Mark Ingram. I actually hope we trade down and get a second but Ingram will get you the hard 3 yards you need for a first down. He can also get you the same 3 yards for a touchdown. Patience in the running game will pay big dividends. Scatbacks look great but are easy to bring down. There was no finer football machine than the Dolphins back in the day of Csonka, Kiick, Morris, Larry Little, Paul Warfield, Bob Griese and The No Name Gang.

Too Obvious to Ignore

As the film What In The World Are They Spraying reached hundreds of thousands and more, people are now speaking out and writing about the harmful effects of the ongoing chemtrail aerosol spray programs. It’s great to see. A new site Aircrap.org has launched. It’s a clearing house of up to date information. I suspect as people pull together the unraveling of environmental patriots and truth seekers, like home, will happen much faster. Names are being named and referencing Political Ponerology, there are psychopaths behind these operations, and the system is psychopathic. Not surprising, but its interesting to note how normal people work within the psychopathy. Some aware and others not so much.

Great video ref – former FBI Chief Ted Gunderson speaks out on the chemtrail aerosol operations. He references Fort Sill, Oklahoma and another base

seems your blogger buddy has been onto something fro quite some time now

Mallett is rumored to have scored a 9 on the wonderlic. He has a very gifted arm....but I think that score just reinforces what many have said in RE to his poor decision making ability. If the Phins are going to reach for one of these project QBs I would rather see locker.

The Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air through weather geoengineering.”

With the first feedback effects from methane releases starting to kick in and our space colony’s atmospheric CO2 levels surging toward the “Do Not Exceed” redline of 440 parts per million, Holdren declared that the Obama administration is considering or should we say admitting to “last resort” aerosol chemical spraying technologies in an attempt to chill the global greenhouse village – aka the worldwide ‘hood.

Is the Obama administration about to “out” chemtrails?

Referring to “radical” technologies that include spreading a sunlight-reflecting artificial cloud cover, Holdren declared, “It’s got to be looked at. We don’t have the luxury of taking any approach off the table.”

Seems your pal, Home, might just know what the Hell he is blogging about.

Wolfman 1313...

Please site the LINK...to this rumor.....I think its only fair....if your defame the man's intelligence....

Wolfy, My Girlfriend (The Empress of Pineapples) Scored high on the "Wonderlic" too, But she doesnt complete the test if you know what I mean.... And I think you do..


My intelligence scores are off the charts, far higher than any of you moronic simpletons who tremble in fear at my feet.

See how you score on some examples from a Wonderlic IQ test.

Set your clock for five minutes, don't peek at the answers, and ... oh, yeah, run the 40 and give us some bench-presses first, would ya?

The Wonderlic Personnel Test ™
WPT ™ Sample Questions

1. Look at the row of numbers below. What number should come next?
8 4 2 1 ½ ¼ ?

2. Assume the first two statements are true. Is the final one:
1. true, 2. false, 3. not certain?
The boy plays baseball. All baseball players wear hats. The boy wears a hat.

3. Paper sells for 21 cents per pad. What will four pads cost?

4. How many of the five pairs of items listed below are exact duplicates?
Nieman, K.M. Neiman, K.M.
Thomas, G.K. Thomas, C.K.
Hoff, J.P. Hoff, J.P.
Pino, L.R. Pina, L.R.
Warner, T.S. Wanner, T.S.

5. RESENT RESERVE • Do these words
1. have similar meanings, 2. have contradictory meanings, 3. mean neither the same nor opposite?

6. One of the numbered figures in the following drawing is most different from the others. What is the number in that figure?

7. A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in three seconds?

8. When rope is selling at $.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for sixty cents?

9. The ninth month of the year is
1. October, 2. January, 3. June, 4. September, 5 May.

10. Which number in the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?
7 .8 31 .33 2

11. In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the larger type, a printed page contains 1,800 words. Using smaller type, a page contains 2,400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be in smaller type?

12. The hours of daylight and darkness in SEPTEMBER are nearest equal to the hours of daylight and darkness in:
1. June, 2. March, 3. May, 4. November.

13. Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests $9,000, Y invests $7,000, Z invests $4,000. If the profits are $4,800, how much less does X receive than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?

14. Assume the first two statements are true. Is the final one:
1. true, 2. false, 3. not certain?
Tom greeted Beth. Beth greeted Dawn. Tom did not greet Dawn.

15. A boy is 17 years old and his sister is twice as old. When the boy is 23 years old, what will be the age of his sister?

These are sample test questions and are intended for demonstration purposes only. The Wonderlic Personnel Test is published by Wonderlic, Inc.

1. 1/8
2. true
3. 84 cents
4. 1
5. 3
6. 4
7. 300 feet
8. 6 feet
9. September
10. .33
11. 17
12. March
13. $560
14. not certain
15. 40 years old

I doubt that most HS graduates in the USA will do well on that Test, cocoajoe.

So, how many did you get right? Multiply the number you answered correctly by 2.5 to get your real Wonderlic score.

Oscar, you are probably right. #6 was 5 geometric figures. Four of them had 4 sides and one had 5....easy but it didn't print on this end.

I scored 40 on this one and strangely enough 40 on the one Phinsider had.

Everybody knows that the real Education in this Country starts probably at the Masters level, but then, it is somewhat specialized.

Hey Bob Huff, sounds good. Actually, why don't we dig up Knute Rockne and dust off Frank Giffords' playbook, lol?

Again, this is 2011. Anyone who thinks this is a running league (even 3 yards worth) ought to go back and check out the games vs. the Saints and Colts in 2009 before they embarrass themselves by trying to claim running the football will get you anywhere but the 15th overall pick in the Draft. Smart thinking Bob!

cocoajoe, do you know what the mean score is on this Test?

To my eyes, the dumbest athletes are baseball Players. Why, because the hardest feat in Sports is trying to hit a ball coming at you at 90-100 mph. You must not be able to think. Pure reflexes and eagle-eye vision.

I got all of them right but one in 4min. Damn, I wish I was 6'2", 220 and could run a 4.3 forty. Same thing on the test they gave you in high school for the armed services. I was off the charts on that thing. If life were taking aptitude tests, I'd be a King! Too bad book smarts doesn't translate into vast wealth.

marino scored a 13 fyi. who cares if he can't tie his shoes just play qb.lol

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