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Dolphins need to work during dispute

Soon and very soon, you'll start to read stories of NFL teams gathering informally and working together or, at the very least, conditioning together while the lockout/decertification saga plays out.

My hope is Dolphins players, which were scheduled to begin their conditioning program later this month, will be organized enough to come together as a team and work out. It helps team unity. It helps morale. It helps their conditioning!

The importance of this stuff cannot be stressed enough, I believe. No, we're not at the point where the club would be running practices. But one has to take the first step (conditioning) before one can begin to run toward the second step (football practice).

Former Dolphins wide receiver and current advisor to the CEO Nat Moore knows this and believes that team unity, even in the face of a labor dispute, is important. Appearing on Armando and the Amigo (you can listen to the podcast here).  Moore addressed the topic:

"I tell all our listeners that just like in 1982, 1987 and 1993, eventually there will be some kind of resolve and the game will be played," Moore said. "This is just too great a game for the players and the ownership to not come together and come up with an equitable agreement. What that is? I cannot tell you.

"The thing I would caution players, coaches and everyone else is there's so much stuff out there in the media, of people that don't know. I could talk off the cuff but I don't know because I'm not sitting in those meetings. The thing they have to do is for the players to continue to do the things they would normally do. Don't get so caught up in this because eventually you're going to play football.

And in 1982, the two teams that stuck together, practiced every day, got together and go the actual content of what was happening in the meetings, those were the teams that played for the Super Bowl. So I think it's about the team staying together, continue to build a bond, and the players continue to stay in shape and doing the things they need to do to be ready when this things gets resolved because it will."

Moore was talking, of course, about the Dolphins and Redskins.

"Both teams, we were out 56 days, but we got together every day at Miami-Dade Junior College North and we got a report from (player rep) Jimmy Cefalo about what was going on in New York. And that kept everyone's minds at ease. In the meantime, we worked on practicing and staying in shape and working on the stuff we knew we'd be doing when we got back. And in the process, we were way ahead of everybody we played against. The Washington Redskins, with Joe Theismann and his group, they did the same thing. They practiced three times a week while we practiced every day. So think it's important that things you don't control, you have to be a professional and know what the job description is. Know that when you come back you're going to be competing against others to maintain your position on the team. You need to be ready."

There can be no denying the work can help. But here's the question: Who leads the workouts?

We know that Chad Henne said he'd call the workouts for the offensive players. But does the embattled QB have enough clout to tell other players on offense what to do and when? Would WR Brandon Marshall, who had his disagreements with Henne last season, snap to attention when the quarterback calls a workout?

And what about the defense? I know the defense has players that could covene a workout. Yeremiah Bell comes to mind. So does Karlos Dansby. I hope they would be willing and eager to get the guys working.

But it remains the offense that I worry about.

One thing that would help Henne get that group organized is that he still has Jake Long's ear. And Long has the respect of most, if not all, of his players. Maybe Long would be the guy bringing everyone together.

It is a test of leadership. It is a test of work ethic.

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Considering that we have Marshall, Hartline (too soon to write him off considering the cirumstances he was playing under), Moore, and Wallace... that is 4 wideouts. Moore apparantly has some speed, Wallace may be what they hoped Turner would be. I'm not so sure WR is one of their top priorities this year, barring someone like Green or Jones falling to 15. We have more pressing needs for 2011.

FIN4LIFE,

THANKS FOR THE LINK .

ODIN,

THE IRISH ARE THE MOST OVER RETED GROUP OF PEOPLE.ANY ONE THAT THINKS CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE MUST BE EATEN IN ST PATRICK'S DAY IS JUST DUMB.THIS FOOD FOR HORSES .


WHAT THE VIKINGS EAT IN THEIR HOLYDAY ?

Agreed 100% 0x80 remember I`ve been one of the sounding boards for OL and I still feel that`s the way to go early very deep group this year, we could go in a couple of different directions and not miss but I happen to agree with this one.

Once again, a disclaimer is in order before you rip me and this mock draft to shreds:

The draft order will ultimately be different when the first round is completed on April 28. Trades will happen, very likely including the Miami Dolphins at 15. I believe the Dolphins will be able to trade down to the bottom of the first round and pick up a second-round pick, just like they did last year.

But for now, we have to assume the Dolphins will pick at 15. And though they need help at several high-profile positions — quarterback, running back, receiver and outside linebacker — all of the top offensive players in my mock draft will be taken by the 15th pick, and the Dolphins will ultimately find the best value at offensive line, which happens to be a significant area of need.

The pick, then, is Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi, a consensus All-American in 2010 who won the Outland Trophy for the nation’s top interior lineman. Carimi, 6-foot-7 and 315 pounds, can fill an immediate need for the Dolphins at guard, and in several years transition to right tackle as Vernon Carey, who turns 30 in July and has about $20 million in base salary due in the next four years.

The Dolphins then can use their remaining 6-7 picks stockpiling speedy running backs, receivers, pass rushers and, yes, a quarterback.

I like the idea of Carimi but I would put him out at RT and move Carey in, everybody seems to have amnesia about how good Carey was at RG in College. He is older but how many Tackles haven`t we seen late in there careers move inside.

Well first we'll see if we are actually picking at 15. I've made my case too many times now with that pick, but ultimately, the main thing is to 'score' with that pick, a solid top tier 5+ year starter, and I'll be just fine.

That being said, I could easily see Ireland going for Carimi. Remember I think TS will have some say...Mr. Oline guy.

0x80,


what's your plan for that pick 15 ,please say it again so ireland can't claim he didn't see it .PLEASE...................

Aloco, Ireland meets me for lunch everyday to pick my brains. I'm still waiting for him to pick up the tab.

Aloco !! what`s up bro ! just noticed your post, hows it go, you know you got me laughing at night when I`m getting ready to eat, always wondering what recipe you`ll have for us and please I get it no Horse food.

I had a Steak sandwich made it myself with onions .lettuce and tomatoes, I tell you I can make a meaner steak sandwich than at any Latin America Cafeteria in Miami.

I THINK IRELAND IS IRISH AND HE MUST BE NOW EATING THAT CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE .

The best steak sandwich is a grilled ribeye with red onions on a real good french roll spread with just a touch of garlic butter.

FIN4LIFE,

THE BEST PRIME RIBEYE OR A JAPANESE STEAK WITH A LOT OF MARBLE IS TO SEER IT AND FINISH IT WITH PORICINI MUSHROOMS , BRANDY AND DEMI GLAZE AND HINT OF CREAM.

Aloco, have you ever had corn beef and cabbage? It's pretty fu&king good.

0x80, just keep signing it and putting it on Roth`s tab, who knows maybe you get lucky, if you do I can make a great scout. I read we pay the head of scouting 450,000 a year, I`ll do it for half, just sayin.

THE BEEF YOU BUY FROM YOUR STORE IS GOOD BUT NOT GREAT .TRY BUYING KOREAN OR JAPANESE BEEF ,IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD ,YOU PAY ABOUT 6 DOLLARS MORE PER POUND .

fin4, well I appreciate the offer, but if I'm going to hire a scout, I want one that demands 700,000, but I will keep you in mind in case he calls in sick sometime.

COCOJOE,


IT'S GOOD B/C YOU EAT IT ONCE A YEAR BUT IF YOU EAT IT TWICE A MONTH YOUR OPNION WILL BE DIFFERENT .THE MEAT IS STORED ALL YEAR IN THE MIGHTY FREEZER THEN SOME HOW COMES OUT W/FREEZER BURNS .

0X80, DO YOU CARMLIZE THE ONION ?

Aloco,

On holidays us Vikings just raid a neighboring country or village and eat whatever they have.

If they know how to make booze and serve drinks we enslave them!

If not, we "practice" up on them for the next raid.

Yeah, it works out pretty good...........for us anyways.

Valhalla!!!!

The best Steak sandwich is a ribeye ( I`ll give you that one) which I cooked on the grill with olive oil on cuban bread with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and potato chip french fries, after all it`s a cuban sandwich.

I ENCOURAGE ANY ONE TO EAT ;;;;;;;;


1-BRAISED LAMB SHANKS COOKED W/RED WINE WITH POLENTA
2-VEAL OSSO BUCCO W/SAFARON RISOTTO

Aloco, not for the sandwich, I like them still almost crunchy still for a sandwich, not all soggy. I brush them with olive oil and grill or saute fast, just to take the raw onion edge off. Red onions get mild very quickly.

Aloco,

Aye! Thee corned beef and thee cabbage not too bad if ye warmer up with a jolt of whisky eh!

Oh and the potato liquor that'll grow hair on thee arse it will.

Hey Ho-Middle de Dee!

Two excellent choices Aloco.

ANY SANDWICH SHOULD HAVE HOR CRISP FRENCH OR SIMILAR BREAD .


I LIKE GRILED EGGPLANT AND CARMLIZED ONION WITH MY RIBEYE SANDWICH .


ODIN,

FUNNY POST .

HOT

0x80 in that case I want double the 450k so make it 900k cause my work is tight and I won`t sleep till were sporting some serious SB hardware. I will get you all the nitty gritty on every prospect and will maul the Country side for the malcontent`s exiled from div 1A programs. I am from the Jimmy Johnson school of evaluation, his cocaine cowboys weren`t gonna win any humanitarian awards but boy could they ball !!!!

odin,

aye !! paddy don`t forget the single malt scotch eyy !!!

It's a deal fin4, but for that kind of money, if we lose more than one game a season you won't be making any girl happy for the rest of your life! I'll give you a day to think it over.

SPAGGATTI ALLA CARBONARA IS THE BEST PAST DISH OR BUGATINI ALL MADRACHANA W/PUNCHETTA .

Aloco,

I would tell you all about this Smoking Hot little brown haired girl that keeps trying to get me off this computer.

BUT, DB would just say I'm one of those that talk about it all the time because I don't get none.

SO, instead I'll just say:

If I die tonight, I'll die a happy man!

Bottoms Up!!!!

PS: Can you think of a better place to die? I'm sure it would suck for her, but I'll already be in Heaven!!!!

I like a fettucine al pesto with grilled prawns

0x80

No need my wife`s already not happy (still haven`t met one that is after initial honeymoon period is over, you can never do enough, if married know what I mean) and if that falls thru I won`t care anyway, I`ll go hang with odin and get my best Charlie Sheen on !! Want clause worked in there because 4 outta 10 SB (40%) was enough to make an icon outta Bradshaw, who if you listen to the immortal words of Hollywood Henderson "Bradshaw can`t spell cat if you spot him the c & the t"

fin4life,

Da single malts fine it is, as long as I gets me a double!

If you're whisky's missing an E you know you'll be spendin a bone or two.

I don't mind when it's worth me time!

0X80,


HOW YOU THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN SHRIMPS AND PRAWNS ?

HOW DO YOU KNOW

OX80,

ARE YOU MARRIED ? HOW MANY KIDS ?

this is kandiss AGAIN

fin4, funny response... you're hired!

what do you guys talk about???

Hell a simple guarantee was enough to get Nammath`s as s in to the HOF after posting 193 t.d. passes to 222 int. over career, talk about a guy living off of one moment in time and turning it into bank.

IS NAMMATH A MILLINORE ?

Aloco, not married..see fin4 @ 11:07. Having too much fun single...for now.

THANKS 0X80......


FIN4LIFE.........DO YOU ADVICE ANY ONE TO GET MARRIED ? AND WHY ?


I have a little "business" too tend too.

I'm going to knock all the hair off it!

If she's still conscious after that, who knows what might happen.

Here's to hoping I make it back alive.

Bottoms Up!!!!

CAN ANY WOMEN FINDS CROWDER ATTRACTIVE ?????????????

odin,

aye !! paddy a fine single malt she is, a wee bit tinggy but Shaemus brews itimself !!

Aloco,

Been married for a while 2 kids the good days out weigh the bad but anybody giving you advise is full of it !! every marriage brings it`s own set of dynamics and nobody is an expert, I hate know it all friendly advise counselor`s, they don`t live with you so they can`t possibly know, tell any of these you run in too, to go ahead and save it for a fortune cookie !!!

THIS IS THE BEST ADVICE I GOT SO FAR FIN4LIFE THAT(( EVERY MARRIAGE BRINGS IT'S OWN SET OF DYNAMICS))........THANK YOU .


FIN4LIFE,

YOU R VERY MODEST PERSON ,I AM SURE YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY OUT WIEGHT EVERY THING IN LIFE .

Armando, what a way to go negative. Who was it that the coaches were teaching the offense to? Henne. If Brandon Marshall wants to learn the offense, who will he have to learn it from? Henne. If Henne calls a practice, anyone who wants to be a professional, who wants to play football, who wants to learn the offense, will be there. Anyone who doesn't because of some stupid childish attitude can do whatever, the Fins don't need them anyway. Thanks for nothing for leading that bunch, Armando.

Aloco,

Your more than welcome if it helps bro, go live your life with your girl at the end of the day what you think of each other is all that matters.

GOOD NIGHT ALL AND PEACE OUT !!!

Alright..you guys know I watch a ton of FCS football, and know a little about the players in the Big Sky Conference. I had heard about Julius Thomas the week before PSU played Montana. Thomas had a huge game against the state junior varsity the week before. I think he had like 140 yards recieving, and scored on a 50 plus yard TD. The game I watched the Griz did their homework and shut him down, he was a non factor. He was also shut down by Eastern Washington. So against the 2 top teams in the conference he was nuetralized.

This said, I think that he is a great prospect. He may not be ready to play right away, and I don't think that we should spend more then a 6th round pick on a guy that will probably be a practice squad player, or a player that isn't ready to play until later in the year. I could be wrong, and he may be ready to play now. I just don't see it. If we wnat to develop him I would be all for it, I just wouldn't expect much production from him next year.

I know a lot of folks think that we will be able to trade down into the second round. I have made this point before, and after reading the bleacher report article I have to ask again. What team that picks behind us is going to move up to our spot and give up their second round pick?

Until there is a court ruling, or agreement. All teams are in the same boat as far as uncertainty of free agency. You don't think these teams are going to value everyone of their picks?

Also this is a defensive side of the ball bonanza. The pool of players is very deep. Think about the skill position players on offense, and which ones will be around at 15. Why would any team want to trade up and give away their second round pick, when there is similar value up and down the board in the second round?

I know things will play out much different then what the mocks read, or what I am thinking. And getting into the second round isn't impossible. But I just can't see teams wanting to sacrifice their own picks for the players that will be on the board come pick 15.

If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it. But I think when we are doing our own mocks. We should forget about picking in round 2.

that mock is terrible

McElroy would be a great pick in the 4th

Are most of you guys kind of aging or flabby or do some of you still have tight little buns and firm abs? Anyone wax? (all hot guys do these days, including straight guys who actually have hot girlfriends---a rarity)

ALOCO:

WHAT'S THE MOST DISHONEST JOB IN THE WORLD?

COPS,LAWYERS,JUDGES AND EVERYONE WE PUT IN OFFICE.

I'M GLAD TO SEE CHAD STEP FORWARD.

IT'S NOT IF THEY WILL FOLLOW BUT IF HE IS A LEADER HE MUST START NOW.

HE WAS NEVER A LEADER ON THE NFL LEVEL.

I'M SURE IT HAS TO BE HARD TO BE SO YOUNG AND COME IN AND TELL GROWN MEN WHAT TO DO.

I MEAN REALLY CAN YOU THINK FOR A MOMENT THAT A 22 YEAR OLD BOY GOING TO COME IN AND BE A LEADER OF 25 THRU 35 YEAR OLD MEN.

PLUS HE DIDN'T TAKE A SNAP HIS FIRST YEAR.

JERMY SHOCKY WAS GIVING ELI HELL IN NY HE WAS DOING WHATEVER HE WANTED THAT'S WHY THEY TRADED HIM.

HIS FIRST PRESEASON GAME WITH THE SAINTS DREW GRABED HIM BY THE FACE MASK.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS SAID BUT HE WAS BETTER SINCE.

THAT'S WHAT CHAD HAVE TO DO!!!!


reed,

Get a life.

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