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Mark Ingram has clean bill of health

Alabama running back Mark Ingram, soon to be a first-round pick in Thursday's NFL draft, does not have any significant knee issues teams should worry about and to prove it, he's offering them a letter from noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews saying as much, according to a source familiar with the letter.

So much for that pre-draft rumor.

Further disproving the talk that the former Heisman Trophy winner should slide -- perhaps all the way out of the first round -- is the fact he was not asked to return to Indianapolis for a medical recheck for any reason, a source said. Potential draftees with medical red flags are often asked to return to the site of the Indianapolis Combine for rechecks so doctors can report the findings to interested teams.

Ingram is in New York since Monday and will be among the 25 players the NFL features on its draft show, which airs on ESPN Thursday evening. Players selected for such duty are typically considered first-round picks.

The clean bill of health is important to the Dolphins. Ingram is prominent on the team's radar because of his obvious talents -- having been named the Heisman winner in 2009 -- and because he would fill a dire need for Miami at the running back spot.

The Dolphins have only two running backs signed to contracts and both of them -- Kory Sheets and Lex Hilliard -- are unproven.

So where did this knee rumor begin? Well, Ingram did miss games early in the 2010 season because of a knee injury suffered in August.

On his way to the Heisman Trophy and a BCS title, he rushed for 1,658 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore. Last season, he missed two games because of the knee injury and rushed for 875 yards and 13 touchdowns.

When he ran a 4.62 time at the Indy Combine, teams wondered if Ingram's knee where the reason. The medical reports apparently say otherwise and Ingram did improve his 40 time during his Pro Day workout when he ran 4.53.

Assuming Ingram does indeed hold a letter from Andrews vouching for his knee, that is a valuable piece of paper because teams general regard him as a credible and highly regarded source for medical information.

When, for example, Dolphins team doctors told Nick Saban that signing Drew Brees was a major risk based on his shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, Andrews sent the team a letter guaranteeing Brees would suffer no ill effects from surgery on his shoulder.

The Dolphins went with the opinion of the doctors over Andrews. Brees went to the New Orleans Saints, suffered no setbacks and has missed no games because of the shoulder, and is today among the NFL's elite quarterbacks.

 

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Didnt our team dentist Dr Andrews also give the greenlight on Odrick, Culpepper, Pennington, etc..... etc...?

Seems someone would have run a deep background on team dentist Andrews doctoring licenses by now. I think he got them as booy prize in a discontinued product cereal box.

Forgive me if I have zero faith in dentist Andrews "medical clearances".

Guess I'll type up my own medical degree and call myself Dr. 'Breed. It worked for dentist "Dr. Andrews".

No, let's change that. I'll go by Dr. LOL. LOL.....

He has to be asked if his mother appeared to be a prostitute to be safe on the Dolphins' radar. All the medical issues don't really matter

Funny after the combine Armando was maximizing things and absolutely grilling the kid for his socalled "lack of pleasing" performance.

Now that he's consulted with and his draft buddies have told him Ingram is "nice slice of fresh white bread". Now a few hundreths of a second off the 40 time is huge and Ingram is "Emmitt Smith".

Forgive me Armando, you do have the right to change your mind buddy. LOL.......

We need a running back and I think that this is the guy with the goods. I also think that a pick at 15 for this guy is not reaching and he will be a starter next year.

Hey guess who else had a clean bill of health, His name starts with a O, and ends with drick

Not sure, but wanst this the same guy that said Culpepper was all set, and better than he was befor the injury?

Do you really have to bring up the Brees thing agian Armando? Jeez we get it we screwed up that decision.

Much of the debate about what RB to draft lately has been focused on getting a true Play Maker, yet that term is generic on its own. We may differ on who is a Play Maker and who isn't simply because not everyone has the same idea of just what is a Play Maker.

Some here are enamored with some of the speedsters in this years draft. The idea is, we need someone who can go the distance any time they touch the ball, a 'Play Maker'! Now then, realistically speaking, just how often are these speedsters going to have that 60+ yard run? How many of those runs will decide the game, and how many will be in trash time or in a losing effort? How many runs like that does Chris Johnson have per season, who is a finer specimen than any of the speedsters in this years draft? How many Play Maker plays did John Avery have? CJ Spiller? Ted Ginn? True Ginn basically beat the Jets for us once with two returns for TDs, but that was one game only. Now then, what are these speedsters doing the rest of the time when they aren't breaking the big play? Getting stuffed? Running for the sideline? Fumbling? What percentage of their plays are really 'Play Maker' plays? In all seriousness, its less than 2%. Do the math with any speedster (maybe ommiting Barry Sanders) of the last 10 years and let me know if your % comes out any different. What about the other 98% of the time?

Now the flip side of the coin, just because a player is not likely to have the 60 yard run, does that mean he isn't a play maker? If he is far more likely to have consistent 4 - 10 yard bursts all game long, with some 20 and 30 yard bursts, that too is a play maker. Instead of hitting a grand slam once in awhile, he hits a lot of singles in doubles. In baseball, the most valuable hitter is the guy that can get to first base most often, not the #4 cleanup batter. The guy that can get to first base most often is always the lead off batter in order to put the team in the best position to score most frequently. Mark Ingram can be compared to a lead off batter. Mark Ingram can be to football what Pete Rose was to baseball. To those who say they don't want 3 yards and a cloud of dust, that is simply an unfair characterization of Ingram. Check out his highlight video and then tell me if that is a fair assessment. Ingram is not fast, however Ingram is not slow. In fact, he is faster to the hole than anybody in this draft. Getting to the hole fast is the single most effective way to gain positive yards.

Ingram may not be a speedster. He may not be Emmit (who was a slow 4.7) or Walter Payton or Eric Dickerson. However he very well may be the best Play Maker RB in this draft in terms of making enough plays to help decide the game in our favor. Yes, a difference maker. Just as much as speed is an asset, so is a player that can play the possession game when necessary, be hard for tired defenders to tackle late in games, take pressure off the QB, work the clock...those traits are indeed fundamental to winning.

My basic rebuttal to the speedster argument? Its far easier to find a speedster situational back to complement a guy like Ingram than it is to find a guy like Ingram to compliment the speedster back. I am not advocating two Ingrams or two speedsters, I am advocating one of each.

Case closed.

Kindry,

In a tradeback scenario with the Bears(#29) I wouldnt be displeased if Ingram were still there and we took him. Then Mallet at #62(Bears 2nd rd pick). Some saying Mallet falls to bottom of 2nd rd?

Its just that #15 is such difficult placement in contrast to our needs. It seems that if forced to pick there its some type of reach no matter who we take.

ARMANDO, \

NOT PAYING ANY RESPECT FOR JIM MANDICH IS WAY TOO .........

I think that's a big deal. I see Ingram or Pouncey coming to the Dolphins and since Ingram is healthy, I see him as the better pick and player.

Thanks for info Mandoman!

what to do, what to do. It sucks to be Ireland. To have so many needs and so few picks.

THE DENVER BRANCOS JASON HUNTER WAS STABBED BY HIS GIRL FRIEND .


MARSHALL FIRST
HUNTER SECOND

WHO'S NEXT ?

ALoco,

Do you see what I mean now about how the media works? Lombardi spreads some rumor about Ingrams knee and the media runs wild with it, was printed all over the place his one single comment 'suggesting' Ingram may have a knee problem. Yet, that came from one and only one sports writer, and nobody anywhere corroborated it.

You chastised me for not being able to admit I made a mistake. All's I ever said was I needed to see concrete evidence and not the opinion of a sports writer with no medical training.

Notice how that rumor has died off the last few weeks? And now its been confirmed, it was nothing but the media rumor mill.

ARMANDO FAILED TO TELL US HOW MANY PLAYERS WERE HAVING SAME INJURY AND SUFFERED ANOTHER INJURY IN FEW MONTHE OF RETURNING AND PLAYING IN THE NFL .

Aloco, you are an idiot. check out Armando's twitter below.

Come to think of it, I'm more of an idiot than you for even responding to one of your inane comments.

Meanwhile, Mando, you think the Dolphins take Ingram. C'Mon Man! Public wants to know what you know.



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0X80,

SINCE WHEN WE CAN TRUST A DOCTOR ?

ASK ODRICK ?
ASK GROVE ?
ASK R.BROWN ?

I agree DyingBreed, just about every pick would be a reach unless they go for OT. I am one of the few that think RT is a need. I am concern how Carey has regressed each of the past few years and I think he is due to bomb out this year. I also think selecting a OT would not only give us a RT for the next ten years but it would also give us someone to slide over if Long would become hurt. So if I was GM and was to pick the player with the best value, it would be one of the OTs.

..Messi Goal.............

There just aren't a whole lot of players that fit our needs at fifteen besides Ingram, or Pouncey. I think because these guys are the obvious choices. People are having a hard time with it. If there were more players that fell into the category of possible choices at 15.Perhaps peolpe wouldn't be so put off by either of these 2 players.

Say there was a reciever worthy of this pick, or an inside linebacker. The debate would be much broader, and it would feel like we had some options. Now it feelslike we are being pushed into this pick. Just because of our needs, and where we pick in the draft.

Best case scenario would be trading down, and getting that second round pick. To me there is not a player outside of the top 10 that is worth giving up your only second round pick to move up and grab. I think it will take a combination of teams making trades for us to accomplish this. A straight up trade now...No way.

Interesting article on NFL .com with La Canfora suggesting that the phins will take kaepernich with the 15th pick. check it out.

FIRE,
TWEET MY FOOT,JIM MANDICH DESERV MORE THAN A CRAPY TWEET .
ARMANDO DOESN'T LIKE THE GOOD MAN JIM MANDICH B/C HE'S IN ANOTHER RADIO STATION .......NO SHAME

LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT A CHURCH LADY WOULD SAY NOW ABOUT ARMANDO ?

ALoco,

Your question should have been:

"Since when can we trust OUR doctors?".

Never.

The others are trustworthy...Andrews said Brees would be fine...he was fine indeed.

I seriously just can't see taking Pouncey over Ingram at 15. Can't see it. I've tried to see it. I've thought about it, considered it, ruminated over it, pondered it, still can't see it.

LOL good to know Mando, Ingram better be our pick tomorrow this is getting ridiculous if you want a TOP RB you have to take them in the first 2 rds history has proven that. Now sure you can point to the 2010 season with your undrafted guys and late rd picks, but history shows the most steady productive backs year in and year out are taken in rounds 1 & 2 being we currently have no 2nd rd pick. This is why I want Ingram at 15 he'll be the workhorse for the next 5-6 years for us and takes all that pressure of Henne who will be our starter whether we all like it or not. Leshoure bothers me as an alternative option he reminds me more of a willis mcgahee a tap dancer behind the line that's not the kind of back we need. Give me the power back in Ingram someone who will hit the hole hard and run people over.

Getting some fresh legs at RB, a real TE, maybe a fast WR, and all of a sudden people will see our oline is in better shape than some of you realize. Especially with Garner back and Jerry now with a year experience and fully recuperated from what ever illness whacked him mid season.

MAJOR TROLL ALERT

THIS GUY POST DAY AFTER DAY.

NOT ONE GOOD WORD.

NEVER A GOOD WORD NO MATTER HOW

MONTH AFTER MONTH READ HIS POSTS IT GIVES HIM AWAY MUST BE CLOSET JET FAN LIVES IN NY

YOU ARE EXPOSED

CUBAN MENACE

LOL @ Utah, Your right..< How did this guy become a Gillzillinoare??????I mean he's totally clueless in the NFL....

Guys, This is a wash year........Next year is the reuilding year(4 and 12) but the year after?????????? 8 and 8, but it'll get better after ther the "FIST" is gone, this is a 4 year plan IMHO.........

"Hollywood" Should have pulled the trigger after the Beatdown in Foxboro in week 17......

Mags, Dont forget the #1 pick in 08 was Jake Long........LOL..A big TD Machine there huh??

Anyone on earth(Or in the Galactic world) Thinks "FISTY" could bring a Super Bowl team to the mighty air-breathers????????

Yes Aloco, they(Hollywood Ross) Is just putting off what should have been done after losing to the Browns,Lions, and Bills at home in the last 5 weeks of the season, Lets face it, who here believes Fisty can bring a Super bowl to the Fins????Anyone???let me hear you........

Gary, You forgot a most important fact that I'll call #5, Because of 1 through 4 Miami will end up as 3 and 13, The Fist pumper will be gone by week 11 and Ireland let go after the end of the season.....IMHO..

As a member of G.O.D(Gang of defeat)(or as lil Aloco would say :GANG OF DEFEET) I hope the mighty air breathers pick Ingram, He is a winner of the most prestigous award but from what I'm hearing up here New England will be picking him for there second 1st round pick...(How does this happend,I mean New England has so many picks in the 1st 3 rounds(And this after being a rebuilding year for them(2 and 14)this is not right........

0x80, The fist pumper is setting us back every day he's head coach..........

Mr.Dodsworth, Let me respond to this Question, Odin, You of allpeople should be against NAFTA, Imean you go from village to village, Hamlet to Hamlet taking what you want right???, think NAFTA shoulds be abolished and we should take the Viking approach... IMHO that is... Vote "Dodsworth/Menace" in 2012..........

Tony(Fist pump)Sporono has had a "Off day)" for 3 years now, When will the fins get a HC??????????????

Good news/Bad News about a possible break through in the NFL Lock-out, The Good news is the NFL will play this season.., The Bad news is so will the Dolphins........

Henne has a cannon for a arm,How's that worked out so far??????????

BAN THIS TROLL ARMANDO DO THE RIGHT THING

I wonder if another team anticipating Miami might take Ingram at 15 might move ahead of us to grab him?

Just wondering.

...Why would we draft Kaepernick @15 when we could take Dalton, or Mallet, even Locker?

We are in no position to draft a first round quarterback that is going to sit and learn for a few years before he is ready to play. Kaepernick IMO is so far away from being a pro quarterback that Canforas article is just jibber jabber.

We have talked about throwing windows here the last few days. Go look at Kaepernicks highlight reel. Those recievers are open by miles. When it was even questionable he took off and ran. The Pistol offense has less reads then even Gabbert or Newtons spreads they played in. It is a run, pass,run option...

I go back to the senior bowl where it was obvious Kaepernick had a way to go. I understand that quarterbacks, and recievers only have a week to get familiar. And that the timing suffers. But Kaepernick missed on 4 passes where he was late delivering the ball. 2 times he had to leave the pocket where he was eaten alive by Von Miller. That speed that got him to the edge in the WAC...Not so fast against elite NFL players.

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Posted by: Fire Coach Spo | April 27, 2011 at 04:29 PM


Hey DoucheBag,

I wrote more than this on my condolences to the Mandich family in ONE post.

Armando's blog is titled Dolphins in Depth yet not even an article or blog.

You are the idot, not Aloco.

Buy a clue LOSER!!!!

PS: RIP MAD DOG!!!!

@ 4:46...When I said Elite NFL players. I meant to say Elite College players that will play at the NFL level.

DD,

Why take a QB this year when its a foregone conclusion Henne will be starting in 2011 and we may very well have a brand new coach in 2012 who may not be fond of the QB chosen? Better to take a player that will fit in more easily with what any coach is likely to want to do.

I seriously doubt they are picking a QB at 15.

MY UNDERSTANDIN IS ARMANDO A MAN OF CHURCH ,SO HE SHOULD FORGET ABOUT FOOTBALL FOR FEW HOURS AND PAY HIS RESPECT TO ONE GRAT DOLPHIN PLAYER WHO HAD 2 RINGS AND QUIT WRITING POSTS DOESN'T AMOUNT TO ANY THING....... THE MANDICH'S FAMILY ARE AT LOSS AND MOST RADIO STATIONS PAID IT'S RESPECT AND ARMANDO JUST PUT OUT A TWEET ,IT SURE NOT GOOD ENOUGH .


ODIN, THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT .

0x80.. I don't think we will take a quarterback in the first round. Unless we trade back to the last few spots.

My post was directed at the Jason La Canfora article about us possibly taking Kaep @ 15. No way. My point was if this was remotley true. It makes no sense to me as I see Kaepernick as the 6th best prospect in this draft.(now I have said that it doesn't matter what I think, or anyone for that sake. We don't know how the team has these players rated. I have a feeling I'm right about Kaepernick in this scenario)

TRADE 1ST ROUNDER AND PICK BEST AVAILABLE ADDRESS NEEDS IN ROUNDS 2 THRU 7. I STREES BEST AVAILABLE I DONT CARE IF ITS A LINEMAN A SAFETY A CORNER ANYTHING JUST DRAFT BEST AVAILABLE IN ROUND ONE PLEASE......

DD,

JASON SAYING FINS WILL PICK KAEP
LOMBARDI SAYING WE WILL TAKE DALTON
KIPER SAYING WE WILL TAKE MALLET


AND SO ON....... IT'S FEAST..ONE OF THEM WILL BE RIGHT ..LO

Odin...Did you read my mock on the last blog? Page 3 I think.... I know that what I put up will be nothing like the real picks. But I really did think about each pick, and give a little reason as to why. I tried to stick to the protoypes that the team likes, and think I came up with a reasonable copy of what they team may be thinking. I also gave reasons as to why I passed on a few positions that need attention...If you have time,go back and check it out.

Do you guys mind keeping this to football talk? Why are you little girls always on Armando's jock? You did this, wrote that, said the other thing, should do this ...

Geez, the guy handles his blog like he wants. He has a radio show down here in Florida, in case you haven't heard him plug it on here a million times. I listen. Today was four solid hours of Jim Mandich testimonials and quotes on air from past Mandich calls.

So give it up already.

Talk Football! That's the reason I come here. That's the reason most normal people come here. Not to gossip about the writer.

I would think Salguero will compose something regarding Mandich, as he should. It seems as if everyone who knew him truly loved the guy and has stories about his humor, kindness, and generosity. I'm sure Armando does as well.

The draft is upon us and can't be ignored but in terms of what truly means more, that's Mad Dog hands down. He was a community icon for over 40 years. I know Armando recognizes that even if he has yet to post about it.

In the meantime, I think it would be altogether fitting for the team to retire #88. Nobody loved the Dolphins more than Jim Mandich and very few have ever been better ambassadors for the team and South Florida.

FLPD,


IN LIFE ,YOU GOT TO SHOW US WE CAN RESPECT YOUR CHOICES, WE KNOW ARMANDO CARES ABOUT MONEY BUT STILL YOU HAVE TO SHOW GRACE AND RESPECT FOR THE DEAD .... IT'S NOT ONLY ABOUT MONEY .

ALoco... I really like Dalton. I think he will be the cream of this draft crop. I don't know how we go about drafting him. I doubt we pick him at 15. Maybe if we can trade down. What do you think. I know you like him as well.

Oh, and Mando, please ban this aloco dimwit. He lowers the average IQ of a rock.

ingram is a smokescreen , miami has no interest in ingram, they will resign ronnie utilize his skills out of the backfield with dabolls new offensive scheme ronnie will look like a marshall faulk, ingram is good but not worthy miami will take pouncey if he is still around if not trade down.

DIFFERENCE OF DISGRUNTLED FAN AND TROLL

DISGRUNTLED FAN SAY SOME BAD THINGS SOME GOOD THINGS

TROLL SAY ALL BAD THINGS LOOK AT EVIDENCE

HE TALK GOOD ABOUT PAT BRADY JET RYAN

NOT DOLPHIN NONE AT ALL NOT ONE TIME

ON AND ON AND ON

THE PRETEND FAN PRETEND POLICEMAN PRETEND BLOW UP PRINCESS THE CUBAN MENACE

New England, 2 firsts,2 second,2 thirds.......Incredible..........

Guys, Brady is a success of the system he's in, Dont get me wrong, he's a great QB, but put him with the fist pumper and Ireland and he's a 7 and 9 QB, thats whats holding back the mighty Air-breathers, It's the coaching and the GM....IMHO..It's been going on since 98.. Come on it's been almost 14 years since the fins were feared..... Shameful, Thanks Huizanga, you built it,Ross inherited it, We gotta live with it.......................

Plate, Lets not forget The Guy that was QB for the 2001 Ravins, He suked, But he rode that Defense and lewis to a Super bowl...., BTW, Whats Bill Bellick up to these days???

Breed, It's a crap shot, Brady was a 6th round pickYou never know what's gonna happend...What were we argueing about, I forgot????LOL..

If you were to ask a casual fan how would you describe the Miami Dolphins? They would find it hard to answer that question DD, They'd say "Cellar Dwellers" for the past 7 years(Except for 1 year)...................., The Madness needs to stop...........

DD, The Pats beat teams in different ways every week it seems, One week it's with Brady, the next week it's with Specal teams(Miami in week 4) then they beat a team with there deffence, that's the diffinition of a great team, and the kicker is last year was to be a "rebuilding" year for them...incredible.Now they have 5 picks in the 1st 3 rounds, Ho does this happen????????

Breed, You can even throw in the kid in Tampa with that group, Not sure his name but even Tampa Bay Has a Good QB, Though I must admit, The fins need so many needs, QB,RB,Head coach,GM,Owner, where do you start????

Aloco, He's starting his third year, and dont give me that garbage that QB needs "3 years" to show he's elite.., even when Troy Aikman was guideing the Cowboys to 1 and 15 you knew he was gonna be good, I can give you more examples but let's face it, Henne is not the answer.....

I Agree sammy, If they pick a O-Lineman I might just go crazy,even if they did the fist pumper(A former O-line coach) Will screw it up anyway, Let's just say the up coming season will be a wash, I dont see "Fisty" making it past week 10, at which point the Mighty air-breathers might be 2 and 7.....Sorry I have no faith in a coach that lose's to the Browns,Lion's and Bill's in the final 5 weeks of the season... At home none the less........

Wont matter, 3 and 13 this upcoming year Ireland and fist pumper 86ed mid season, 4 and 12 the following year, maybe 8 and 8 in 2013, if there's a world, you know the Mayans say 2012 is the end???, Hopefully it is...LOL

Thursday Perdiction:"With the 15th pick The Miami Dolphins pick....Kemar Scarlett From Morgan State"................. FIST PUMP CITY BABY..

YOU DONT HAVE TO BE DETECTIVE TO SOLVE THIS CASE

TROLL-TROLL-TROLL-TROLL LOOK AT EVIDENCE

YOU FANS HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY PATS FAN COMING HERE

By the way, I'm fine with the football talk. That's the purpose of this blog.

But unless someone just became a Dolphins fan, I can't imagine not recognizing how beloved a figure Jim Mandich was to so many---and how deeply connected he was to Dolphins history for so very long.

There's nothing wrong with remembering (and celebrating) that alongside the here and now. It's called respect.

FLPD, like you I live in South Florida and listen to Armando on the radio. He impressed me today when he explained the reason he didn't like Joey Porter as a person was because of what Porter did to Mandich back in 2007. I thought that was amazing.

Mando, thanks for sharing.

Also, pretty good stuff on Ingram. I would take him in a heartbeat. Is he going to be Chris Johnson? No. But the guy has more instincts in his little finger than Ronnie Brown has in his entire body and he's not a flake like Ricky.

DD,


ONE FACT........ ROSS NEEDS ACTION,EXCITMENT AND A QB TO MAKE FANS HAPPY ,,,,,,,,,,,,, ROSS WILL NOT LET IRELAND SCREW THIS DRAFT WITHOUT GETTING A QB AT 15 ..............


I STILL THINK ANDY DALTON ,WE SPEND 2 FULL DAYS FOR MEDICAL EXAMES TO SEE WHAT HE HAS INSIDE HIS BODY IF ANY .

I CAN'T SEE MALLET LIVES WITH HENNE BUT ANDY ,IT'S A HIT .

ARMANDO, DO THE RIGHT THING AND HONOR JIM MANDICH .

FLPD,


WHY YOU USED THE WORD BAN ,YOU LOW LIFE.CAN'T WE SAY WHAT WE THINK OR WE JUST HAVE TO HAVE THE OK FROM YOU FIRST ?

I think it would be a better idea to resign R. Brown and sign D. williams. We should be able to get both of them reletively cheap. Think of it we would already have his jersey ready as he wears 34 and his last name is williams.

Darryl,

I did check out your mock.

I know you said it's what you think Ireland will do. We'll find out about that soon enough.

I'm real busy at the moment, but I'm going to post my mock as If I were the GM. You should too. I'm also going to post what I think ireland will do. If you post your own GM mock, repost your "Ireland" mock with it.

I think the Herald site has plenty of Mandich love but not enough football information.

Darlington is a slacker and Cote has no credibility. So I am glad Mando is giving me football information.

Who cares! Draft Mallett!

Why did I say ban? Do you read the garbage your write?

You have an interesting football thought ... NEVER!

FLPD,

LIST TO ME ANY FOOTBALL THOUGHTS YOU WROTE TODAY BESIDE KISSING ARMANDO'S AS S ALL DAY .

Bleacher Report's latest by Jason Clary

Round 1: Trade with San Diego Chargers
Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Miami is looking to trade back, and San Diego could be that team that is willing to move up several spots.

San Diego is picking behind Jacksonville and New England, who are both looking for edge rushers that can put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

It just so happens that San Diego is looking for the same type of player, and they could be willing to move up in order to ensure that they can get the player that they want.

Miami is sitting in a position where they can likely move back and still get the player they want. Miami could even trade back later in the round to attain another second-round selection.

Now, with the 18th selection of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Ryan Mallett, quarterback from Arkansas.

Round 3: Picks 79 and 82
Elsa/Getty Images While Miami wouldn't get a second-round pick by trading back with the Chargers, they would be able to get an additional third-round pick.

After satisfying their need at quarterback by selecting Ryan Mallett, Miami will be looking to upgrade at any of the other positions of need. Those positions of need would be running back, tight end, wide receiver, and offensive line.

Since Miami had a larger need at the skill positions, these mid-round picks have a high chance of being either receiver, tight end, or running back.

With the 79th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select D.J. Williams, tight end from Arkansas.

Miami also has the luxury of picking several picks after this (in the trade scenario), so it is likely that not much will change on the teams' draft board.

They will also likely use the other third-round pick on another skill position.

With the 82nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Jordan Todman, running back from Connecticut

Round 4: Pick 111
Miami needs a lot of help on their offensive line, especially on the interior. Even so, Miami didn't get the production they wanted out of right tackle Vernon Carey.

Miami also re-signed Richie Incognito, who should have been playing center all of last season. Along with re-signing incognito, Nate Garner is supposedly 100 percent after being placed on injured reserve early last season.

John Jerry, who battled an illness early last season, should also be 100 percent after he struggled to regain his weight and strength after several weeks of being ill.

Miami will likely be fairly well off on the interior, especially if they bring in a free agent signing on the interior line.

With a healthy Vernon Carey, Miami has a great tandem of left and right tackle, although it is uncertain whether Carey can stay healthy for an entire season. Carey also looked overweight and sluggish much of last season.

With the 111th selection of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Jah Reid, tackle from Central Florida.

According to WalterFootball.com, Jah Reid has no relation to Jah Rule (really glad they cleared that up for us).

Round 5: Pick 146
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images In rounds four and lower, it is important to get great value.

There is nothing saying that players picked this late can't have a great NFL career; it is all about picking the player with the most upside that fits into the specific scheme of the team.

Miami has had success getting some later-round receivers and even some undrafted receivers to have success.

Davone Bess, Miami's second leading receiver, was an undrafted free agent while Brian Hartline was a fourth-round selection.

With the 146th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Aldrick Robinson, wide receiver from Southern Methodist.

Robinson gives Miami the ability to stretch the field. He proved at SMU that he can be a reliable receiver that has playmaking ability. He would be a great fit for Miami.

Round 6: Pick 179
Elsa/Getty Images If there is any part of history that repeats itself in Miami's drafts, it is picking players in pairs.

When there is a position of need, they will get at least two players at that position.

Two seasons ago, Miami selected Vontae Davis and Sean Smith in the same draft. That same year, Miami selected Brian Hartline and Patrick Turner with consecutive picks.

Miami's biggest hole is running back, where the two best players they have may not play for Miami again.

With the 179th pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select Da'Rel Scott, running back from Maryland.

Scott is a low-risk high-reward player. He has the size and speed to be an NFL running back.

This would make sense for Miami after selecting another running back earlier in the draft.

Round 7: Picks 217, 218 and 235
Christian Petersen/Getty Images Seventh round selections are normally just players that would fill up the bottom of the roster.

Some of these players do wind up being great players, but many of them won't even make the final cut.

These picks are all about maximizing potential and finding a diamond in the rough.

With the 217th and 218th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Collin Franklin, tight end from from Iowa State and Kevin Rutland, cornerback from Missouri.

Franklin and Rutland both have good potential. They won't be expected to do great things, so it gives them a chance to go prove scouts wrong.

Franklin is a big bodied tight end who plays very smoothly with no wasted movement. Rutland is an athletic player that would have the speed to keep up with most receivers in the NFL.

Benny Sapp may not be back with Miami in 2011, and nobody knows if Will Allen will do much after two very limited seasons in a row.

With the 235th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Frank Kearse, nose tackle from Alabama A&M.

Miami already has a great defensive line, but Kearse is a guy that just cannot be passed up. He is a big, strong mass and could turn out to be a good run stuffer in the NFL.

Recap
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Just to get a full look, here is a recap.

Round 1 (15): Ryan Mallet, QB - Arkansas

Round 3 (79): D.J. Williams, TE - Arkansas

Round 3 (82): Jordan Todman, RB - UCONN

Round 4 (111): Jah Reid, OT - Central Florida

Round 5 (146): Aldrick Robinson, WR - Southern Methodist

Round 6 (179): Da'Rel Scott, RB - Maryland

Round 7 (217): Collin Franklin, TE - Iowa State

Round 7 (218): Kevin Rutland, CB - Missouri

Round 7 (235): Frank Kearse, NT - Alabama A&M


Here's My Mock After Bears Tradeback scenario:

1. Ryan Mallet #29(Bears)
2. Daniel Thomas #62(Bears)
3. Taiwan Jones #79
4a Virgil Green #111
4b Mario Harvey #127(Bears) ILB
5. Steven Burton #146 WR
6. Ricardo Lockett #179 WR
7a Noel Devine #217 All Purpose
7b Greg McElroy #219 QB


ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY.

Do you guys mind keeping this to football talk? Why are you little girls always on Armando's jock? You did this, wrote that, said the other thing, should do this ...

-Dipstick, giving condolences to the Mandich family qualifies as football talk. We have the right to our opinions just as much as anyone else here.

Geez, the guy handles his blog like he wants.

-We post what we want, how come you're the one with the problem. Oh let me guess, your one of the little sheeps. Did we talk negatively about your Wittle Mando? Awwwwwwwwww, how cute, him wittle feelings are hurt.

He has a radio show down here in Florida, in case you haven't heard him plug it on here a million times. I listen. Today was four solid hours of Jim Mandich testimonials and quotes on air from past Mandich calls.

-Thanks for making my point. 4 solid hours of radio play and who knows how many more hours went into arranging it. Yet not a peep on the blog. Oh wait, there was a peep. We all know ingrams knee is fine. I don't know about you dumb a s s, but compared to Mandich's passing, I couldn't give two shyts if Ingram got stabbed by his girlfriend. What part of this ain't you getting, HOLY SHYT!

So give it up already.

-Good one, I hear women saying that all the time. SEE ABOVE!

Talk Football! That's the reason I come here. That's the reason most normal people come here. Not to gossip about the writer.

-Wow! You actually have the nerve to call anyone else ignorant? ROTFLMAO! That old saying must be true. Ignorance is bliss, ENJOY your bliss because you've obviously got quite a bit of it!

Posted by: FLPD | April 27, 2011 at 05:03 PM

When looking thru mocks and seeing what the other teams choices were. These were the players available to us each round. The draft isnt all about what you want. Its about what will be available within the slot youre picking from.

Here's My Mock After Bears Tradeback scenario:

1. Ryan Mallet #29(Bears)
2. Daniel Thomas #62(Bears)
3. Taiwan Jones #79
4a Virgil Green #111
4b Mario Harvey #127(Bears) ILB
5. Steven Burton #146 WR
6. Ricardo Lockett #179 WR
7a Noel Devine #217 All Purpose
7b Greg McElroy #219 QB


Say if someone wanted Leshore or Ryan Williams. We could take either at #29(Bears tradeback scenario). According to reports Mallet sliding to bottom of 2nd rd, he could still be there at #62(Bears 2nd rd pick). So:

1. Leshore or Williams(#29)
2. Mallet(#62)

Mallet would be even greater value #62 2nd rd.

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