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Instant gratification on Ireland press conference

Jeff Ireland must have mentioned the fact the Dolphins have only two running backs on the roster at least four times this afternoon during his annual pre-draft presser.

I think that's where they're going, but that's for another time and another post.

Ireland made the point that running backs that are successful long-term in the NFL are not necessarily late-rounders like many so-called experts have been saying. "They're going to be first and second rounders," he said.

Having said that, Ireland said he doesn't feel like he must take a RB. "I don't want to reach for a player to fill a roster spot," he said.

The Dolphins general manager was asked about quarterbacks available to the Dolphins, particularly Ryan Mallett. "I have spent a lot of time with him," Ireland admitted. "We've been very thorough about him much like we are with every player we're considering drafting. Sometimes when there's information out there you want to dispel rumors and get as much information as you can with any player out there. That's why we went through the process. He's a nice young man. Very talented kid. He's got a bright future."

Ireland was not about to shut down any possibility today. He actually said he might be willing to trade up in the same breath he admitted he's "restricted" with eight draft picks but only two in the first three rounds.

Ireland admitted the fact free agency has not happened is a factor for teams, including the Dolphins. He said it will not affect the manner in which teams set  and prepare their boards. But it will have an impact on the strategy the teams use on draft day because everyone will be trying to fill needs that perhaps in previous years they had already addressed in free agency.

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ALOCO,

ODINSEYE WOULD NEVER DRAFT MALLET SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WOULD BE TO WORRIED ABOUT KEEPING AN EYE ON HIS BEER COOLER. LOL......

ALOCO,

NOT MUCH TO ATTACK KRIS ON. HE'S AN A*SSKICKING TASK MASTER FOR SURE! LOL.........

FUNNY...ODIN AND MALLET IN THE SAME ROOM WITH ONE GALSS OF BEER .

I LIKE WHEN OSCAR PICKS ON KRIS .

The only person that is a bigger moron than Sporono is that 9-11 douche bag; what a kook; leave your political propoganda on those kook-bag blogs; football only please

ALOCO,

IM MOVING UP IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD. jUST GOT A APPLE IPOD TOUCH WITH FACE TIME VIDEO CONFERENCING. LOL............

HOW MUCH DID YOU FOR IT ? IT SELLS FOR ABOUT 60 DOLLARS UESED FOR 2 MONTH W/WARRANTY .

NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE ONE OF THOSE THINGS AND NOW AFTER ONLY OHE DAY I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT. LOL..........

DB,


NOW YOU GOING TO BE ALL DAY ON THE INTERNET ...LOL

ALOCO,

I GOT THE 32GB $299 ONE. MAN I DIDNT KNOW YOU CAN GO ON INTERNET WITH THEM. I NEVER PAID ATTENTION AND THOUGHT THEY WERE ONLY FOR MUSIC. LOL............

I CAN BE ON THE INTERNET EVERYWHERE I GO NOW. LOL..........

ALOCO,

I WAS DRIVING AROUND IN THE CAR MAKING MOVIES MOST OF THE DAY. IT WAS SO FUNNY! LOL............

NOW I NO LONGER NEED MY MOVIE CAMERA. THE IPOD DOES MUCH BETTER JOB AND LOT SMALLER. LOL.........

THE GOOD THING ABOUT THE 32GB ,YOU DON'T NEED A CONTRACT FOR IT AS THE IPHONE .

ALOCO,

NOW I'LL RIDE TO LOOK FOR RODNEY KING SITUATION. THEN MAKE HIM SIGN CONTRACT TO GIVE ME HALF SUIT MONEY FOR MY VIDEO. LOL.........

AT AND T OFFERING THE IPHONE FOR 39 DOLLARS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A CONTRACT WITH THEM BUT TO GET IT YOU GOT TO SIGN A 2 YEARS CONTRACT ,NO THANK YOU .

THATS RIGHT ALOCO. THEN I CAN USE IT AS A PHONE WITH OTHERS WHO HAVE IPOD.

Dying...you forgot to mention the statue of Lex Hilliard that I would have consrtucted in front of the stadium...LOL.Great post on the last page..

YEAH PHONE CHEAP BUT W/TAX OVER $100 MTH FOR ONLY ONE USER. LOL.........

LOL@ DD 10:03 PM!

Aloco,

This post is using my new iPod! LOL......

SEE THAT POST WAS IN BLACK DYINGBREED. LOL........

Anybody knows what players Parcells chose? The man might be anything, but he knows football.

Oscar,

BP probably drafts the TE from ND 1sy rd. BP is quite the "tight butt" man.

Heat now up 3-0 on Philly! LOL.........

If Odnseye were running the show, he'd drench the fist pumper with micro home brew, not gatorade.

Taiwan Jones!

Jumping out of a pool Backwards as smooth as that?
Please Please Jeff take him, he will be the biggest inpact player to a team since hershal Walker.....

mtkphinsfan,

Usually when jumping out of water a fish dies. But I understand, in your case its where is AL Davis when you really need him.

If Al Davis had our #15 he takes most likely takes Jones.

Blaine Gabbert's a pretty handsome guy. Im sure every female fan in every nfl city thats laid eyes on him. Is rooting for thier team to draft him. LOL.............

What's up Phlin Nation??????????

Breed, That sounds ummmm, well, it sounds a little gay, Not that there's anything wrong with that...LOL..

Good Evening guys...

Just back from a business trip, thought I would stop by and say "Hi"...

Cuban Menace...

I was catching up on some of the blogs and saw a real side swipe comment aimed at you a blog or two back, sorry to see that. I found what was said in that post despicable... I trusted my life overseas (Iraq 91-92, Somalia 93-93, Bosnia 96-98, Afghanistan 02-05) to men of Cuban decent more then a few times. And would do it again gladly. They were some of the most dedicated and trustworthy men I knew, and they loved this Nation and the one their family descends from. One of my spotters was a guy whose family came over in 79 in the lift, without anything really of value other then the clothing the wore and his mothers and fathers wedding rings. He said they sold those right after getting out of freedom town and moving over off of 15th ave... They now own one of the largest carpeting companies in Miami and have Grandsons in UM and FSU. Celso was my spotter for 2 years in Afghanistan, I came home for a 6 month retrain on a weapon system, while I was out of Country Celso was killed by a IED placed by a 14 years old kid who's dad grew Poppy and was pissed off that the fields were being irradiated because most of that Heroin/Morphine cash was straight into the bad guys pockets. They would give the farmers about enough to not die of starvation and keep a roof over their heads. I miss Celso... I think of him daily and still stay in touch with his family.

But, that being said, Want to make a Post –Vs- Post bet on Miami winning more then 3 games?....

Seriously, A gentleman’s bet.... If Miami wins 3 or less games... You get to choose what I must write here on the blog every day for a month... If Miami wins more then 3... I get to do the same..... Is it a bet???


Are you ready to stand on your convictions!!!!

If no... I understand, it's hard to be a fan and go against your team li

DD, While Irelan and the fist pumper are in charge I'll take the bet(Actually I see 5 games at the most) But Your on.........

DD, BTW, I hope I'am wrong, but how does your team lose to the Browns,Lions,And Bills in the last 6 weeks of the season???, At home???????

CM...

Okay... I'll give ya 5...

4-21-11 @ 11:54 PM

One month of posting what the other guys says (nothing about Wives, Mothers, Kids, Religion)....

Electronic HANDSHAKE......(****) D4D 4/21/11

cuban,
don't you know? it's all chad henne's fault.

(***) CM 4/21/11 Electronic handshake back at you...

Cuban Menance,

The late season swoon and Ross botched non hc hiring was the 9.0 quake. The sunami is soon to follow. Gottta feeling it will be a lame draft and as you say, 5-11 2011 season at best! LOL...........

cuban,
are you saying the fins are only going to win no more than 5 games this year?

DM, He's got a rifle arm, but a cap gun brain........

By 2012, Ireland/Sparano will be gone, Nolan will decline the HC position to work for better owner somewhere else, then Elmer Fudd and Daffy duck will be new coach and GM.

Yes DM, No more then 5, I see 3 wins myself, Not sure what Vegas has the fins but I'll bet it's no more then 5, And there pretty good at perdicting this stuff....

cuban,
all i know is he's a product of a PA high school just like marino and i have a lot of faith in PA qb's; moreso than any other state.

2012 offseason we'll trade Jake Long for a life raft. We'll need it! LOL........

montana, unitas, namath, blanda, marino and now it's henne's turn to be the next great from the great state of PA.

DB,
jake long is big enough to be a life raft. lol.


b

CM...

I have no excuses for the Miami Dolphins last year. They played well…. They played awful, then they played well again. They were inconsistent at best. I do believe I know a few thing that went wrong that I feel would take an act of God to make them do it again..

First... If Tony did not learn that you can’t toss the O-line roster like an "Olive Garden" soup and Salad lunch and expect good O-line play... Then I expect to be writing your fun for a few weeks...

Second... If Miami can stay AT LEAST healthy concerning their top players, not having multiples go down at the same time or having guys like Procter, Odrick, Merling, Sheets, Garner, Edds, and Allen go down before the season even gets cranked up. But only lose players like an average injury year is expected to be.... I feel they will compete with MUCH more consistency.

I do not feel there is any way in hell Miami will repeat its home stand disaster of last year. This team has never done that before aside from 07… and I think twice was enough.

Third... I only have to say two words....

Henning, Dee

I feel those two guys were a detriment to everything this team tried to accomplish. I would watch a team go like Raped apes between the 30's, get to the Red Zone... and see Damn Henning start losing his mind in play calling... It was a crying shame and I feel Miami will benefit from Daboll. I feel Daboll's bad season came behind a bad team... and The Dolphins are not a Bad team.

Those would be my reasons to expect better play... and we did not even cover new players or strategy.

dm1,

If the criteria for becoming a successful nfl qb was predominantly being a high school qb from the state of Pennsylvania. At least 80% of all starting nfl qb's would be from the state of Pennsylvania.

Only if it were that simple. LOL...........

D4D,

Are you related to Darryl Dunphy? If not, I sure couldnt tell by that last long winded post! LOL........

derek,
i don't think too many people are aware that henne threw 10 td's and only 2 int's in the redzone. like you said, doesn't make sense to drive all the way down the field and take a qb with a hot hand off the field and bring in the wildcat and blow the whole drive.

Begining in 2012 I guess I'll become a Tampa Bay Buc fan. Thier franchise is in a helluva lot better shape than the fins! LOL............

CM...

I suppose the only event that will null and void the "Deal" is in the event the season is cancelled or loses more then 1 month do to the CBA agreement not passing.

Fair enough...?

Derek, Injuries are a part of the game, They'll be injuries for sure, It's how well Miamis back ups perform...

dm1,

Why do you guys never consider the coaches watched Henne everyday in practice and knows where he struggled most in practice?

If he were doing very well in the red zone in practice. Do you think he would have been pulled so often in red zone in games? Based on what they saw in practice he didnt fully have their trust in live games.

What, were they supposed to completely throw Henne underneath bus by exposing this info to the press? LOL..........

DD, I agree, Do we have a witness here???

Hell, they didnt even trust Henne to throw one of the most basic td pass attempts thrown in the red zone. Remember, the end zone td fade pass.

Henne may have attempted twice max the entire season and we had the ultimate weapon for that type of pass. Brandon Marshall.

Makes me feels so good when you guys ignore me. It just confirms you dont know what the hell youre talking about! LOL............

You f*uckin losers deserve to have a losing f*ucking team! LOL...........

i think gametime performance means more than practice. if a guy has 10 td's and only 2 int's in the redzone he's got to be doing something right. however, when you pull a guy with a hot hand when you get into the redzone to run the wildcat for no gain and put him back in to try and fix your mistake you're setting him up for failure. that just shows the incompetance of the coaching staff. henne's in his last year. he leaves because they don't sign him and goes to a team that knows how to use the talent they have at qb we're all going to be sorry. trust me.
you realize that, if the fins went 10-6 or 11-5 last year and henne had the same numbers we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Pathetic loser fans deserve a pathetic losing team. You guys are pathetic how you'll talk to some but try and freeze out others.

Dealing with some of you losers alone make me ashamed to be fan of the same team you root for. LOL............

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