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Miami Dolphins players No. 1 to beyond roster limit

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It is time for the annual Miami Herald countdown of the Dolphins roster! Excited? Fired up?

Yeah, I can sense the tension.

Anyway, this is my annual countdown of the players on Miami's roster from the best to the bottom of the roster guys. It should not surprise that No. 1 on the list did not change in 2010. The rest of the list did change.

Take this in. Study it. Tell me where you agree and don't. Understand that rookies and free agents who have never played a game for Miami or even in the NFL are on this list. Those guys are included in the list as projections.

This is a lot to take in. Do it in increments if you wish. This list will be up a while as I'm going on vacation and leave and won't be back until July. Well, I will come back if something happens (like the start of free agency) because I'll only be out of town two of the weeks I'm off.

But otherwise, this is the annual summer vacay post as well as the summer roster list post. If you need to see what I'm up to, you can follow me on twitter.

The list:

1. LT Jake Long: He blew out his left shoulder in November against Tennessee. That wasn't his first injury of the season as he suffered a knee injury in the preseason finale against Dallas. No problem. Long got treatment for the knee and played without issue. He got a harness for the shoulder and continued playing despite knowing he'd need surgery after the season. And he was still a Pro Bowl player for the third time in three seasons.

2. OLB Cameron Wake: Studly. He came from part-time work to a full-time starting job and more than doubled his production. He became one of the NFL's most unrelenting and explosive pass-rushers. The scary thing is Dolphins coach Tony Sparano has said Wake has not yet reached his full potential. He might get better!

3. WR Brandon Marshall: When he's right, when he has the right people around him, when he's used correctly, he can dominate and take over a game. In 2010 he was rarely used right and didn't really have the right people around him. He was good but he and quarterback Chad Henne never meshed. There might be a personality problem going on in that relationship and the problem isn't necessarily Henne's.

4. ILB Karlos Dansby: He was as-advertised in that he was a tackle machine and was solid and a leader. But it is rare when an inside linebacker can be a game-changer. Ray Lewis has done it. Brian Urlacher has done it. Dansby can do it in the future but he didn't do it in 2010. Still, he was a significant upgrade as a free agent.

5. NT Paul Soliai: He was given an opportunity starting the second week of the season and he turned it into a $12 million franchise player payday. It was as if Soliai, at times immature, turned the corner. The question is whether the improvement was his reach for a contract that might fade once he gets paid, or a legitimate and lasting ripening of a fine player.

6. DE Randy Starks: The Dolphins need to keep Starks at one position because he plays quite well when he gets the opportunity to make a position his home. Late last season, Starks was again Miami's best defensive end after starting the year at nose tackle.

7. WR Davone Bess: Exceedingly hard worker. Reliable hands. Dependable route-runner. He is a very good possession receiver and every NFL team needs at least one of those. His receptions (79), yards (820) and TDs(5) were career highs.

8. SS Yeremiah Bell: Always excellent in run-support, he led the team in tackles again. Bell is consistent in that he's had more than 100 tackles each of the past three years. I don't understand why the Dolphins didn't blitz him more often because he's outstanding at that.

9.CB Vonate Davis: Most physical and potentially dominating cornerback on the team. He still has not made the climb from "being there" on contested balls to "winning" the battle for most of those balls. He's good now. Not excellent. Not great. Not very good. Good.

10. DE Kendall Langford: An end in the 3-4 defense is never going to be a big-playmaker if he's not named Suh. So Langford hasn't been a playmaker but has been solid and consistent. There is a step or two Langford could take to reach a level of excellence that would turn Miami's front into a dominant unit.

11. DE Phillip Merling: Merling asctually played relatively well when he returned from the non-football injury list last year. It suggests he has matured and could be ready to finally meet the potential that made him the No. 32 overall selection in 2008.

12. CB Sean Smith: He was humbled a year ago in losing his starting job to Jason Allen. Jason Allen! He didn't quit. He never gave up. He fought through adversity, although it was of his own making. He regained his job and played well. The difference between playing well and being a star? Smith drops every pass that hits his hands. He could have had eight or nine interceptions a year ago. Time to catch those, Sean.

13. WR Brian Hartline: He was open enough and effective enough to suggest he can continue to be a good deep-threat option. His stats -- 43 catches for 615 yards -- would have seemed nicer if quarterback Chad Henne had connected with him on the handful of times Hartline got open behind defenses.

14. ILB Channing Crowder: Solid. That's what he's always been when he's healthy. But excellent? Game-changing? Nope.

15. OLB Koa Misi: Starter who showed a great motor. He never gives up on a play. He is relentless. He needs to get stronger both in the upper and lower body. Once he truly becomes a technician at his craft, he has potential to be an eight- or nine-sack a year guy.

16. C Mike Pouncey: First round pick. Not exciting, but a safe pick. Why was it a safe pick? Because Pouncey is going to be a very good player. That's why. When he proves it, he'll rise on this list.

17. TE Anthony Fasano: He is unappreciated because he's not playing in a great passing offense, he's had some memorable drops in previous years, and doesn't like media attention too much. That doesn't mean he's a bad player. Fasano was second on the team with 13.5 yards per catch (among players with double-digit catches). He was fourth on the team in catches and yards. Great? No. Good? Yes.

18. RB Daniel Thomas: Second round pick better be Miami's top rusher in 2011 because, well, that's what he was picked for. He'll share the load with whatever free agent running back Miami lands. Obviously, this is a projection.

19. QB Chad Henne: Anytime a QB is not among the Top 10 best players on the team, that team is in trouble. Anytime a QB throws more interceptions than touchdowns and gets benched at least once in the season because the team isn't scoring enough, he cannot be ranked too highly and definitely not in the Top 10.

20. RB Ronnie Brown: Good man. Fearless every Sunday. But not the greatest instincts, and injuries seem to have sapped speed and explosion.

21. RB Ricky Williams: He had flashes but they are coming farther and farther apart now. He no longer has the amazing burst he once had, he no longer breaks tackles or avoids tackles in the second level.

22. G/C Richie Incognito: He was the team's best interior lineman. He was not the problem.

23. RT Vernon Carey: He has the ability to be the most frustrating player on the offensive line because he has the ability to be an A-player but has too often been a C-minus player. His best season came in 2008 when he was pushing for a new contract. He hasn't played at that level since.

24. FB Lousaka Polite: Good blocker. Good short-yardage runner. He might be replaced in 2011 if the Dolphins put their expected greater emphasis on the H-back postion over FB.

25. P Brandon Fields: He followed his best NFL season in 2009 with his second best NFL season in 2010 -- although the two blocks he suffered (not really his fault) look bad on his stat sheet. His 31 punts inside the 20 were a career high.

26. K Dan Carpenter: After connecting on 89 percent of his kicks in 2009, he dropped to a disappointing 73.2 percent in 2010 and had two kicks blocked. The end of Carpenter's season was a nightmare, as he booted only two of his seven final attempts. He did deliver 14 touchbacks on kickoffs, tying the number for the previous two years combined.

27 (tie). DE Tony McDaniel: There is thinking out there that McDaniel, a free agent in 2011, will go elsewhere because he will price himself out of the Dolphins market. That's is possible. But I would argue the Dolphins need to be very careful not to undervalue McDaniel because neither Odrick nor Merling are absolutes based on their histories. On a scale of 1-10, McDaniel is a solid 7. You don't want to lose those.

27 (tie). C Joe Berger: Berger was a pleasant surprise in that he was a solid C to B-minus center most of the year. He was the improbable starting center last year when the Jake Grove experiment proved a failure. And it would not be surprising if Berger is the starter early in training camp while Mike Pouncey gets acquainted. But that won't last barring an injury to Pouncey or others.

29. S Chris Clemons: Solid. Doesn't make mistakes. But neither does he really make any big plays. He had only one interception in 14 starts.

30. S Reshad Jones: He's a ball magnet and he will compete for a starting job with Chris Clemons in training camp. Truth is I expect him to win the job. He had one interception in two starts, which is the same as Clemons had in 14 starts. Until he wins the job, however, he finds himself just behind the starer.

31. G John Jerry: Last year it was about him being a rookie, and him being unable to get back from his early-season sickness, and his need for being stronger and his need for using better technique. This season it has to be about Jerry overcoming those issues and living up to his potential.

32. DE Jared Odrick: He was a starter the first week of the season and then was lost for the rest of the season. He has much to learn. He has much to improve upon. And he must stay healthy because durability is a category on which players are judged every bit as much as ability.

33. QB Chad Pennington: He was coach Tony Sparano's choice to lead the team in the crucial point of the season but although Pennington's spirit was willing, his flesh was weak. He sufferedanother shoulder injury on his first possession of the game he started. Having suffered another injury playing basketball this offseason, the Dolphins seem prepared to move on. If he's healthy, he's better than Henne.

34. CB Benny Sapp: He was on the team last year because Will Allen got hurt. He didn't disappoint but neither did his play impress. The Dolphins want to push Sapp to either make him better or find someone better.

35. ILB Tim Dobbins: Solid backup and that's a big deal because Crowder is injury prone and even Dansby got hurt at the end of last year. 

36. S Tyrone Culver: Solid role player in dime defense. Solid special teams tackler. He's .... solid.

37. CB Nolan Carroll: Ah, if only he'd caught that interception versus Cleveland. He could have been a hero. As it was, he was a rookie making mistakes and trying like crazy to compete. Carroll has great speed. Decent ball skills. Good work ethic. Let's see if those translate in Year 2.

38. LS John Denney: The only time one notices him is when he botches a snap. But he doesn't do that and that makes him valuable. Excellent at his craft.

39. QB Tyler Thigpen: Gutsy, willing to gamble, and strong-minded, he has the personality of a winner. But he's erratic and just as likely to throw two interceptions as two touchdowns in a game.

40. CB Will Allen: He's got to prove he can still contribute after missing two years because of injuries.

41. WR Marlon Moore: That 57-yard TD catch against Oakland was an eye-opener. But he had some troubling drops in the following couple of games and was basically iced against Buffalo before returning the final two games of the season. He had two catches for 43 yards in the season-finale so he finished on a high note. It is time to go higher.

41. WR Roberto Wallace: Big. Strong. A fine special teams player. Good hands. But still largely unproven. His special teams ability is the reason he played ahead of Moore most of the season.

42. WR Edmond "Clyde" Gates: Yeah, he doesn't like to be called Edmond. He likes Cylde. I'll call him Mr. Clyde if he lives up to his speed and blows the top off defenses likes he's supposed to. We'll see. This is obviously a projection.

43. S Jonathon Amaya: Great hitter on special teams. He might have been Miami's most effective special teams hitter late in the season.

44. RB Patrick Cobbs: His role on offense declined to practically zero last year. That showed .. 1. The coaching staff's hesitation to seek alternatives to underpeforming Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams and 2. Cobbs' inability to show himself worthy of a shot. Yes, he was the special teams captain. But Miami's special teams were terrible. Solid locker room presence. 

45. OLB Ikaika Alama-Francis: There was much buzz about Alama-Francis early in the season but injuries and circumstances prevented him from playing up to that buzz. He's a hard worker and a solid run-stopper.

46. TE Charles Clay: Hopefully this kid becomes a latter day Chris Cooley or Dallas Clark. No idea if he'll be even in the same conversation thus his low ranking.

47. DB Jimmy Wilson: A seventh-rounder who missed two years while in prison facing murder chargers, Wilson is obviously a gamble. He's also got the feels of a special teams contributor.

48. RB Lex Hilliard: Time to be more than a special teams player because the Dolphins are looking for viable running back options and he's not exactly the first name on anyone's lips among team insiders. With the team bringing in more special teams talent, 2011 could be a turning point year.

49. ILB A.J. Edds: The plan has not changed from a year ago in that he will be a passing situation substitution for Channing Crowder or Karlos Dansby if he has the abilities the team thought he did when he was drafted.

50. OLB Quentin Moses: Extremely under-rated. Mostly unknown. Can you believe he's been on the team since 2007? Says something for his latent ability which is little used. He did

51. Nate Garner: He was going to get a chance to compete to start at G when he got hurt and was lost for the year. Now the onus is on to prove he can recover and show some durability. 

52. OL Pat McQuistan: He started a handful of games. He should be a backup.

53. T Lydon Murtha: He is good stay active and take to the game as a backup. Is he good enough to displace someone on the starting unit? I doubt it, but I'd like to see him try. It can only make everyone better.

54. G Rey Feinga: His chances of winning a starting job are also dependent on the health of other players. Betting on someone to be hurt is a tough way to earn a living.

55. DT Frank Kearse: The Dolphins need a backup for Soliai not named Starks. Kearse has the opportunity to be that guy. Does he have the ability?

56. WR Julius Pruitt: He was active the regular-season finale but didn't catch a pass. He's been all about potential. It's time to be about production.

57. ILB Austin Spitler: The youngster got better at his special teams duties later in the season.

58. WR Patrick Carter: He's been in camp with Seattle, Tampa Bay, Denver, Baltimore, and was most recently on the Hartford Colonels. He's 26 now so this camp is probably his make-or-break NFL moment. Don't bet on make.

59. LB Mark Restelli: A free agent signee from the CFL. He's only 6-2 and 215 so he needs to get better. He's strictly a special teams guy if he makes the team at all.

60. T James Marten: The Dolphins are his fourth team in four years and he's still a project player.

61. QB Tom Brandstater: Late season signee and never really an option to play. Don't expect much different in 2011.

62. RB Kory Sheets: He had speed and potential before an Achilles' injury. No idea if he has either now.

63. CB Nate Ness: Cut in the preseason, then cut by Seattle when he was toasted during one game, he returned as insurance against injuries.

64. FB Deon Anderson: Dolphins have to learn that signing every Dallas Cowboys reject is not a good idea. Anderson was signed after the Cowboys dropped him and he promptly got hurt one week into his Dolphins career. He probably won't be on the team this year.

65. LB Mike Rivera: He's been jumping from practice squad to practice squad and was active only for the season-finale against New England. I simply do not know enough about him to give you an idea which direction he's going.

66. T Matt Kopa: Signed off the 49ers practice squad in November, he was mostly just insurance and was inactive the final seven games of the season.

67. DE Ryan Baker He's undersized. He's probably not the most naturally gifted player. But he works. He studies the game. He is a good guy in the community.

68. G Cory Procter: He was a backup most of the year before going on injured reserve in late November. He's likely played his final game with the Dolphins.

69 (tie). TE Dedrick Epps: Young kid. Project.

69 (tie). TE Mickey Shuler: Young kid. Project.

69 (tie). TE Jeron Mastrud: You kid. Project.

(Not rated) T Allen Barbre: He spent one week with the Dolphins last year, the final week of the season. I have no idea what he's about.

(Not rated) DT Chris Baker: Don't know enough about him.


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IZAR /ODIN.........


pay no mind to me i have no life

There is nothing condescending in my post at 6:37pm. People imagine things.

Posted by: Izar | June 01, 2011 at 09:34 PM


See what I mean?

He can't be direct about anything!

If I we're as smart and intelligent as him, I would have stated something along the lines of this:


You got it all wrong. I wasn't trying to be condescending at all.

I was merely being a proponent of proposition by submitting some thought provoking questions in the hopes they might stir up some deeper insight.

IN WHICH CASE...............

I would have responded with:

My Bad Izar, I apologize for calling you Fruit Loop..............FRUIT LOOP!


Well, I guess that enough of Fruit Loop for one day.

A friend of mine called. He wants me to come over for a Beer or Two(right).

He's got an absolutely Gorgeous 24 year old daughter.

According to her, she doesn't want to do me. Though I SWEAR she teases me every chance she gets.

Oh well, either way, it's worth it just watching her wiggle across the room with another Beer for me!

Bottom's Up!!!!





Trade Odrick, Ricky and Ronnie for Palmer, no picks!

Henne, Henne, Henne!

At this point guys, IMO, the 2011 plan is to see if Henne improves enough to become a great game manager. It's already crystal apparent he isnt and may never become franchise material.

So the the primary focus may have now become to surround Henne with as many weapons on both sides of the ball as possible. Then he'll never have to place the team on his seemingly not broad shoulders in order to eventually make a championship run. 2012's draft maybe to solidify the defense even more than at present.

Because Henne may never be anymore than a very good game manager who also has the arm to at times threaten deep. Its already been proven championships can still be won with stoudt defense, a dominant run game, and timely passing pricision.

At best Henne may never become more than a 25-30td max qb. However, that's still great enough to chase or win championships with a dominant defense, run game, and timely passing.

I dont know about any other dolfans, but that is the best I expect of Henne right now.

PS--------- Did any other dolfans get the memo Dan Marino has been retired over a decade now? Just wandering because its so difficult to tell.


Will Allen 40th and Sean Smith 12th come on Man! Will Alena is still solid. Miami screwed themselves putting him on IR to early in the season. He is ready able going to start over Smith. I like Smith too but Smith can learn from a fit and qualified vet for one year more.

Goooooooooooooooooo Heat!

there gos the flip flopper fish nownen as chief breed, jumping on the band wagabn.

..I don't need to get in the middle of any donnybrook. But I would like to add my 2 cents about Henne, and his problems within the offense last year. Nobody in their right mind is saying that Henne isn't partialy at fault for his poor play. In fact when it comes down to it, ultimetly it is his doing. The facts are that Henne needs to improve on his ball security, field vision, and pocket presence. I don't think there is much to argue there.

The astonishing thing about our offensive gameplan is that the passing game relies soley on 5 step drops. If Armando was smart enough to point this out. Imagine the defensive coordinators who did the game planning? You can only run so many routes from this progression. When things aren't there, you are super limited to any adjustments. Especially when the defense knows that these are the pass plays you are running. Folks wonder why we didn't throw deep more. Well it is elelmentary that you need more time to get back, and let the recievers get down the field. You are asking a lot from the offensive line to protect when the only pass plays are of the 5 step variety. This was madness.

Even 3 step drops. Get the ball out fast, and get it to the recievers. Let them make plays. I cannot believe that Henne was that remedial that the only plays that he was trusted with, were the 5 step technique. This falls on the playcaller, and his unwillingness to adapt, or try something different. Imagine how frustrating it must have been when the game plan was installed for the week, and it was the same monotinous offense? No imagination, no suprises. We all thought that the preseason was the vanilla flavor. Well it was a precursor to the real season dullness. Hopefully this new coordinator will recognize this, and at least give the offense a bone.

Darryl, I think Henne should have a shot without Henning, and I bashed Henne since preseason last year! Sink or swim....

i certainly agree with long at #1 and wake at #2. but i have marshall at 7, not the 3 spot. he seemed invisible to me in several games last year. and that isnt what i would expect out of the third most valuable player on the team. i know this isnt a ''flashy'' choice but randy starks made the pro bowl season on defense last season and can play both nose and DE. i think him and dansby are interchangable at 3 and 4.



5 step drops only!

DB's calling out our routes pre snap!

You can blame Henne for a lot, but you can't blame him for all this!

Daboll! Daboll! Daboll! Daboll!

PS: My neighbors Daughter still doesn't want to do me(so she says wink, wink!).

To quote the late Great John Lennon:

I'mma get that Girl, juast as soon as I am able......................

John lennon was an arse holeeo


Nope, Odin is just being smart giving a young QB with potential a chance to show it. I agree full with it, and I am not a Mihigan fan or a Henne fan for that matter. However I do see talent from this kid, he needs support to showcase it.

that being said, Happy my family is alive and safe. Yesterday was a real challenge for us here near the Springfield area. We are not familiar with Tornado's and they rocked our area last night something terrible. A lot of families are displaced, please keep people who were affected in your prayers.


My Thoughts And Prayers are with you Poizen, Good luck amigo.


Glad to hear you and your family are safe, all the best to those not so lucky, take care buddy!!!

The HEAT go 2 -0 tonight

The HEAT 10 -0 AT "HOME" in the playoffs

did u hear that Miami Dolphins organization !?

MIAMI HEAT 10 - 0 @ "HOME" in the playoffs on 2011

"Home Team" 10 - 0 2011 NBA Playoffs @ "HOME"

Now Get Your Shine Box!

Thanks for the kind wishes. We were shaken up at most, but others not so lucky. I never knew how those people in Alabama, Missouri and and MS felt. Now I do, WOW! Never really felt so not in control, and helpless before. Last night woke me up to a lot of things. :)

Sorry Poizen,

That u r another Victim of the NWO HAARP created and steered severe weather disasters

Massachusetts was ordered hit next on a HAARP created & steered tornadoes

This unique HAARP created disaster is new to the area
The test was successful

The worst is yet to come

stay tuned

have a HAARPy day :(

A few examples of what he means by HAARP rings and squares. I hope that this will contribute towards making things clearer for all and that this could possibly save lives.

The devices causing these tornadoes, storms or just precipitations are used by the military, NEXRAD stations or private companies. They use antennas in order to influence the ionosphere. This in turn causes events on the planet such as tornados, hurricanes, storms, floodings, but also earthquakes and possibly volcanic eruptions. In Dupré’s article of the 2d May 2011 there is a brief explanation on how this works: “H.A.A.R.P. geophysical technology is based on manipulating processes that occur in the earth’s crust and its liquid and gaseous mantle, for military purposes. ‘An atmospheric layer lying at an altitude of 10 to 60 kilometers is of special importance for this kind of warfare.’ ( Nezavisimaya Gazeta, ’Invisible Wars’ of the Future E-bombs,Laser guns, and Acoustic Weapons, Global Research, July 6, 2007) originally published in Russian in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, translated by Guerman Grachev for Pravda.ru. located in, “(Video) What is H.A.A.R.P.? Human Rights info 101, Dupré, D., April 7, 2010).

Be afraid
Be very afraid




You be afraid. Be chicken little and cry the sky is falling everyday if that what makes you happy.

The rest of us have better things to do.


You should write the next script for a 007 movie, this geological weapon sounds like the kind of thing the new Quantum (World Crime syndicate) would use to threaten man kind and using the Military to turn this weapon on it`s own unsuspecting populations, priceless!!! Did you see the last Bond flick were they threatened the World water supplies, really that post @11:44 reads like the kind of threat a Bond villian would throw down, good stuff!!!

Poizen @11:30,

I learned back in 92 during Hurricane Andrew how easily nature can rise up and snuff you and your family out. We lived in the Kendall area and I remember when it began to die down I actually went outside to survey the dammage, innocent to the reality that we were in the eye of the storm and when it picked back up it didn`t kill us because it wasn`t our time I guess because it blew of a section of our roof and had us huddled in a closet with no windows for what seemed like an eternity. I remember the sound even it`s like your standing next to a 747 on lift off, really scary moment since then take those kinds of warnings very seriously.

By pouring measured energy that has been focussed into certain parts of the ionosphere, scientists can create all kinds of storms like hurricanes, thunderstorms, floods, tornadoes, and drought. In NEWS1198, "U.N. Treaty Proves Weather Control Is Real", we report news articles that Malaysia actually contracted with a Russian Weather Modification company to create a hurricane that would be directed close enough to clear the smoke and smog from Malaysia's cities without actually coming on to land to create devastation. This Russian company delivered, and Malaysia had clear skies.


Who are we going to nominate to write a new blog article?

We have to convince one of our fellow bloggers to right us up something new and thought provoking. Then we can crucify him like we do Armando-LOL!

Since the offense heavy draft, we've talked it into the ground.

I want someome to post a blog on the state of our Linebacker crew. Complete with a possible FA pick up rundown.

HAARP is not 007. It really is being developed to weaponize the weather. Here is the politically correct statement on it, but the sudden and severe increases in tornados, quakes are attributed to HAARP experiments:

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).[1] Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes.[2] The HAARP program operates a major Arctic facility, known as the HAARP Research Station, on an Air Force owned site near Gakona, Alaska.

Right On, Zilo!

that is the government propaganda def
but u know the truth

Expect Much More Severe Weather created by HAARP and
used against the populous of a way overcrowded planet

Deaths of Biblical proportion will carried out through the use of HAARP
as the oblivious dumbed downed sheeple scratch their head and their arses and say,

"Look what Mother Nature did?"


U were warned
U did nothing

Now u and ur families will suffer

have a HAARPy day :(

Home may sound like a nut job, But believe him, His new Movie Have a "HAARPY DAY" opens July 2 in a local movie theater near you.

Home, Who'll be the staring actor, And who'll be the actress staring as your love interest?, I bet it'll be Tom Cruise as "Home" and Selma Heyek as your girlfriend., Whats the word there Home?


Hear you loud and clear, I don`t think I can muster to many more Henne related debates much less possible trade scenario`s involving Q.B.`s. I will tell you though on another front that I liked Micheal Bush as an UFA R.B., he flashed enough for me as a back up to McFadden to tell me he`s all the way back from the College injury that had dogged him, then we up and drafted a quicker version in D.Thomas changing my thinking here.

I read were alot of folks talk about D.Sproles alot as the 2nd option but in reality don`t you think we could sign D.Locke as an UFA to try and fill that kind of role (3rd down back/ PR) for us. I personally would like A.Bradshaw runs hard and hits those holes quick and with authority. I believe him underrated by some fans on here but think he will command a hefty price tag.

The one interesting guy whose lghtning quick that nobody seems to talk about is Jarious Norwood in Atl. he would fill a need for a change of pace 3rd down guy I think nicely and don`t have his Avg. but always a leader in PR`s, most importanty though he shoud come at a reasonable prce tag

Henne is Horrible,and that's being kind, I hated the OC last year but I think they were being cautious knowing that Henne was Horrible.Look fort 6 and 10 next year with Henne at the helm., Not to mention that Fisty is the HC, I'd bet on 4 and 12.,Though I might be wrong.

Home may sound like a nut job, But believe him, His new Movie Have a "HAARPY DAY" opens July 2 in a local movie theater near you.

Posted by: Fire the HC.Com | June 02, 2011 at 01:14 PM

in the future please get HAARPy spelling right

HAARP the severe weather weapon of mass destruction is in CAPS,
the y is in small case, as the y is not part of the anagram

as such

have a HAARPy day :(

NFL lockout will end

NFL football and all concerning lockout issues will be lifted in the month of June 2011

your pal


If you want to talk LB`s I gotta tell you it`s a sensitive subject for me buddy!!! I still can`t believe to this day we passed on a free falling Rey Maulaluga (USC tackling machine of a MLB) for Pat White in the 2nd round of the 09 draft in a free bee pick for the JT trade, that will always stick with me about the White pick. He has gone on to be solid enough for Cinn. that they moved Keith Rivers outside in there 3/4 scheme leaving the middle to Big Rey.

Then you`ll never convince me that taking a part time player like AJ Edds (situational pass down LB) and passing on Aaron Hernandez (TE) wasn`t another doozy. That one had me screamng at my TV by the way as we are left only to wonder what if while he burns our D down the seem for years to come. If you want to know who could come cheap and was once very highly thought of and could benefit from a change of scheme then I like Ernie Simms, at worst he gives Crowder the kind of competition he hasn`t had yet.

I wonder how many here harping on what a terrible job certain dolphin players and coaches are doing, are also terrible at thier own places of employment. LOL......

Dont lie because Im sure your coworkers would beg to differ! LOL........


2 free agent ilbs that may make a perfect fit for us are Chad Greenway(Minn) or Barrett Rudd(Bucs). However, I doubt we'll seriously pursue ilb in the 2011 fa market. If we do, most likely it will be another "ACORN". Acorn is Ireland's misnomer for cheap "SCRUB".

Here's How My Interview With Jeff Ireland Would go:


DB, we plan to look underneath every rock and crevence to find "acorns" to make this team better.


Oh, so Jeff, by "acorn" what youre really telling us that you're bringing in a bunch of cheap scrubs. Is that correct?


You know DB, I never thought of it as that, but I think you're absolutely correct. I think we'll scrap the "acorn policy" right away. Thanks DB!


No Jeff, no need to thank me. Dolphin nation now thanks you!


Henne is Horrible,and that's being kind, I hated the OC last year but I think they were being cautious knowing that Henne was Horrible.Look fort 6 and 10 next year with Henne at the helm., Not to mention that Fisty is the HC, I'd bet on 4 and 12.,Though I might be wrong.

Posted by: Fire the HC.Com | June 02, 2011 at 01:24 PM

Despite the fact that I suspect your trolling, I have to say, that's about the worst Anti-Henne argument I've heard from the haters.

Your argument is like a circle jerk with no shortage of hands.

Listen to what you're saying:

Hennings and SpOrano knew Henne was horrible, SO, they make him their starter? Excuse me, but, Duh!

Hennings and SpOrano knew Henne was horrible so they were being cautious? So cautious that they started him over a proven vet in Pennington and what they thought was a challenger with all kinds of potential in Thigpen? Excuse me again, but, double duh!

This is definitely the most ignorant argument I've heard come out of the Anti-Henne crowd.

Sorry, try again.


I have more or less seen it that way as well regarding Greenway who seems to be everybodies darling in this group. Also I have heard that Indy really wants Rudd and will look to target him when FA starts although the Bucs would be crazy not to match the offer for one of the most unheralded guys in the league playing MLB.

I threw Ernie Simms out there because since demanding his trade out of Det. and getting shiped with a fat raise to Philly he underperformed and they say he will be let go as soon as there is a new CBA, my thinking is that Ireland may see the "acorn" value there because he won`t command the big payday and we all know his potential when he feels like playing.

Like your lame sortie's with "Hotties", Its Laughable and pathitic at the same time., Get a job and stop being a drain on us tax payers., Please.

No offence Odin.

Again, I said I might be wrong.


When healthy, Crowder is a very solid run defender. But for the past 3-4 years its been a huge problem to keep him healthy. It maybe time for the Fins organization to make a hefty investment in bringing in a guy like Rudd or Greenway.

Actually the greatest selling point they could have in luring a guy like Rudd is that he doesnt even have to give up his Tampa residence. There's a pretty short commute between Tampa and Miami. Doesnt even have to relocate the family.

In 2010 Rudd's numbers were 120tkls, 2 sacks, and 1 int.

With Crowder's big mouth, low production, and chronic injury problems. His relation with with dolfans has fastly soured. It maybe best if he just moved on.

I just hope Dolphins management has already made this assessment and follows through with a signing of a Chad Greenway or Barrett Rudd.

Look for the Dolphins to unload Carey along with his overinflated salary. What a pig.

The production of Crowder's new contract as far outperformed the production of Crowder's play since resigning.


I wouldnt be surprised to see this as Carey's make or break season. I think Carey gets this season to sink or swim. If not, he most likely is a definite gonner in 2012.

I just dont think they cut bait with him in 2011. This maybe a put up or pack up season for Carey.

Here's how my interview with Jeff Ireland would go:

Odin: Come in Jeff, have a seat.

Ireland: Thank you.

Odin: Is it true Jeff that you were employed as a "BALL Boy"?

Ireland: Yes it is and I'm proud of the fact, I was the best.

Odin: So you admit you received monetary compensation for handling "BALLS"?

Ireland: Well yes, I got paid very well for handling........I mean, for being a Ball Boy!

Odin: So tell me Jeff, did you do it because you enjoyed it or were you "doing it" for the money?

Ireland: What is this? Of course I enjoyed handling.......I mean, being a Ball Boy! What are you getting at? What are you trying to say?





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