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My favorite Dolphins draft pick: Frank Kearse

It's not difficult for me to like rookies. They are a blank slate. They are often enthusiastic. They have, if one gets to them early enough, not been Dolphinized and therefore stripped of their personality.

Kearse_Frank Dolphins seventh-round draft pick Frank Kearse is one such individual. He is projected as a backup project player behind Paul Soliai. He comes with much to learn and many rungs of the ladder to climb because he played collegiately at Alabama A&M.

But during a recent guest appearance on my radio show, Armando and the Amigo, I quickly went from wondering if he's a good dude, to liking him, to liking him a lot, to loving him -- without ever watching him play.

The fun began when I asked Kearse what he had for breakfast.

"Grits, eggs, sausage, a waffle and a bowl of oatmeal," he told me.

I asked him if he had a quarterback on the side.

"Once the lockout is over, it will be," he answered.

And we're off and running. And I'm beginning to like him.

Kearse is obviously a trusting soul. I asked how much work the Dolphins had done in studying him. Had they visited with him at the combine? Had they visited with him at his Pro Day? Had they brought him in for a private workout or a meeting with coaches? How many times had the team made contact with him?

"Honestly, I can only remember once," Kearse said. "A guy called and asked for my social security number back in February. In my wildest dreams I never thought it would be Miami. I was talking to Pittsburgh and New England and them other guys like every other week or every week. I thought it was going to be one of those guys but Miami swooped in and I'm happy they did."

So let me get this straight: Pittsburgh was interested. New England was interested. The teams that have combined for seven Super Bowl trips and five Super Bowl victories since 2001 were so interested in this kid they called him routinely. And the Dolphins plucked him?

I'm liking him a lot now.

And what about this answering the phone and having some guy on the other end of the line say he's with the Miami Dolphins and ask you for his social security number ... And Kearse give it to him?

"Hey, it's the NFL, man!" Kearse told me.

So he's trusting. I really like this kid now.

So what kind of player did the Dolphin get?

"A hard worker, intense, I hate losing," he said. "That's the thing. I hate losing. I swear, that's the worst thing that ever happens to me. But I know you have to do things in a certain way in order to win."

Kearse is 6-4 and 313 pounds. But he's no goofy Baby Huey type. He can be something of a nasty individual. I asked him if he'd ever been in a barfight and he said he had not. But on the field is another matter.

"I kind of walked by and hit this guy in the nuts one time when ref was on the other side of me," he said. "I got ejected like five minutes later because the guy wouldn't get off the ground. They scored quick, and I've been beating him, but the quarterback got rid of the ball before I could get to him, whatever. So we're going up the field for the PAT and he's talking trash. He's saying, 'You're supposed to be so good,' talking trash to me all the way down the field. So during the PAT he's still talking trash and I just wanted him to kind of shut up a little bit. But I didn't know he was going to take it that serious, falling down, walling around on the ground and such."

I now love this guy!

Kearse made the transition to defensive lineman from offensive lineman, which suggests he'll do whatever it takes to help the team. So I asked him if he ever punched anyone in the nuts as an offensive lineman.

"Oh, yeah, absolutely," he said.

I totally love this guy!

Listen to the entire interview. You'll have a smile on your face, I promise.

Frank Kearse on Armando and the Amigo

 

 

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Not hard to teach a 0 technique. This kid has a high chance of success. Great, great pick by the Daily Double (since they aren't the Trifecta now).

DYING, SORRY IF I OFFENEDED YOU.I AM JUST WANT YOU TO RELEX AND HAVE FUN .

ALoco,

My first love is the Constitution of The United States of America. Specifically The Bill Of Rights. For this is where all of my other loves begin and end in this country.

God is my Supreme Love!

AGREE DYINGBREED...... WHO EVER WROTE THIS BILL OF RIGHTS WAS NOT A FAN OF THE DOLPHINS OR THE THE INTERNET ,,,THEY WERE AMERICAN HEROES NOT LIKE THE CREEPS OF TODAY .


MY COUNTRY
IS MY SOUL

THE CHURCH HAS BUILT THIS COUNTRY ,THE PRIESTS HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIFES FOR THIS COUNTRY ,

SOME OF THE PRIESTS WERE BUSY BUT OTHERS WERE DOING A LOT OF GOOD .

ALoco,

Though we may choose to call them "heroes" Im sure they themselves would tell us they personally feel far from it.

If given opportunity to speak to us all today. Im sure they would tell us:

"We are only imperfect men, inspired by a perfect God, to author a perfect framework of governing to an imperfect people and nation."

The priests have given their peckers to the churchs children. Religion is nothing but big business, a farce designed to control the public and make them fearful, and only create more prejudice. There is no need for religion. Especially Christianity that thinks they are ticket master to god. It isn't 2011, how ridiculous is that? Its only 2011 is a particular human died. Human history goes back millions of years. To put things in perspective, popular religions of today are newer than Lady Gaga, and even less useful. I seriously doubt the 900 billion people that died before these religions are perpetually burning in hell for not have worshipped the book.

What's up Fin Nation?????????????

Once our civil liberties have been slowly eroded away. We will become nothing short of Nazi Germany. We must all guard our civil liberties with our lives. Without them we have none.

THE PRIEST IN TV ARE FRUAD BUT THE PRIEST WHO WORSHP GOS AND NOT TALKE YOUR MONY IS A REAL MAN OF GOD ..... FL FULL OF FRUAD PRIESTS WHO LOOKS FOR OLD RICH PEOPLE TO STEAL THEIR MONEY .

Mean men are tirelessly at work while we speak to slowly strip us of our civil liberties. We must all keep our eye on the ball. Not on eachother.

Religion is the Biggest PONZI scheme ever invented..IMHO..

CUBAN,

TIY R VERY CHARMING , YOU CAN BECOME A ORIEST AND STEAL WOMEN'S MONEY .

YOU ARE VERY CHARMING

YOU CAN BECOME A PRIEST

Religion is evil. It's mind control. Who can believe some pervert in a robe knows whats going on after life more so than the average corn picker?

Aloco, No thanks, I like women........

Hope not to offend anyone. But the Vatican and Catholisism is built on the foundation of gold. Not of God. Pretty much everything about it is "Pay For Play."

WHY ALL PRIESTS IN TV LOOK UGLY ? THEY LOOK LIKE THEY DYING TO GET TO YOUR MONEY LIKE CUBAN DYING TO GET TO YOUR WOMAN .

"GREED" is the over lord of nearly every religion. They'll all claim to get you to Heaven for a price.

SEND ME 500 DOLLARS FOR THE NEW OFFERING .WILL GUARANTY YOU HEAVEN MY FOOT .

Most Priests are impotent alcoholics or closet queen child molesters. Nuns masterbate more than teenage boys and secretly blow the priests. It's true.

Baptist ministers say keep your eyes on God. While he keeps his eyes on your money and your woman.

ARMANDO IS A CHURCH GUY WHO LOVES MONEY .

I thought ahead, asked for forgiveness in my will. Now I can live like the devil with peace of mind.

Do you guys ever flip thru the channels and see these new "Tammy Faye Baker" look alikes on these religious networks?

Everytime I see one of these Tammy Faye Baker look alikes I automatically know its scam. One of the funniest I ever seen was this guy who had his hair dyed to look like Moses when he descended from the Mt with the 10 Commandments.

Geesh, some of these guys spare no tricks to get into the "gullibles" wallets! LOL.........

Even the Bible itself tells the "fleeced flock" to beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. But they do not abide and become "sheered." LOL.........

If the Bible were written today it would probably say:

"Beware of wolf in sheeps clothing and the Republican/Democratic Party." LOL........

Armando..Check this guy out for a possible free agent. Nic Grigsby, RB, U of Arizona. I heard he tore up the combine. 5-11, 200, ran a couple of sub 4.4 40s. 43 inch vertical (that is crazy) and did well in about every little drill they threw at him. Could be a quick change of pace back. As an Arizona grad I can tell you I've seen him play quite a bit. The knock on him through the years has been lots and lots of nagging injuries and a suspect run line at U of A. Has gained weight and has gotten more athletic. At the very least he would provide serious competition on the depth chart. Talk to your people on this one...

ALoco,

Listen to beginning of that Armando And The Amigo broadcast. Armando stole your line by immediately asking Kearse what he had to eat!

It only that it was to early to ask Kearse what he had for dinner. LOL............

Armando..Check this guy out for a possible free agent. Nic Grigsby, RB, U of Arizona. I heard he tore up the UA PRO DAY...

I attend the Church of Wu Tang where we strongly believe in C.R.E.A.M.

Fins will be lucky to crack .500 this season. Most teams have a weakness or two but the Fins have many. Even with that stout D-line we were not able to get teams off the field on 3rd down.

The poster who has love for Daniel Thomas won't have it for very long. After gm 3 when he appears to be running in ankle weights and can't out run a DE to the edge you will be replacing your remote.

Our wr's are still in the bottom half of the league and offer nothing in the way of explosive plays. Without those ...you don't win ball games consistently in the NFL. We have no one to make those plays on offense. Please...no references to Hartline as a breakout wr and being un-rated :/

Gotta "mea culpa" up here:
I can't believe that I wanted Ryan Mallet with the 15th pick!
I am so ashamed.

Grigsby is a definite favorite UFA pick up for me too. Also Derrick Locke would be nice

I attend the Church of Wu Tang where we strongly believe in C.R.E.A.M.

Posted by: Method Man | May 07, 2011 at 01:40 AM

"Wu-Tang clan is nothing to F@ck with".........

CUBAN,

I THOUGHT YOU WOULD GET TO BE A CIVILIZED PERSON BY NOW , THAT YOU TALK TO US EVERY DAY .....

PS...WE STILL EARLY IN THE DAY TO USE THE F WORD .

Espn's John Clayton just reported the qb Ireland is really coveting is Carson Palmer. However, he also reported "it's not going to happen." Bengals are not looking to trade Carson Palmer.

God, is KING.

Amen,

Cheers,

Even if this kid turns out to be just a solid back up we get 15-20 quality plays out of per game, that makes a great pick in the 7th round. Great article, Armando.

"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." - Benjamin Franklin

DB: Good, if Palmer is the QB Ireland wants, then my opinion of Palmer is prob correct: he's done.

If I remember correctly, he has 20+ INT 2 of the past 3 years. It's not 2005, that Carson Palmer is long gone.

Could Jimmy Clausen be the answer in Miami ?


Cheers,

MOTHER'S DAY IS TOMORROW ,I HOPE ALL BLOGGERS TAKE THEIR MOTHER'S SOME PLACE REAL NICE ,NOT THE PLACE YOU GO TO ....... A PLACE WHIO HAS CREME BURLEE OR PANNA COTTA .

Dear Odin,

I pray the NFL labor strike is settled soon.

Please intervene on our behalf and make it so.

I can take the conspiracy talk, I can even take the end of days talk.

But Please oh mighty Odin, I can't take this Catholicism and Vatican talk another second.

RELIGION was created for control of the cave clan.

While Dohr was the strongest and the best hunter, he was dummerina sack of rocks. He was alot like Ryan Mallet.

If it wasn't for the little braniacs of the clan, we would have never made it out of the cave. They created RELIGION to scare Dohr and control the rest of the Clan.

Now just because man created RELIGION, it doesn't mean God doesn't exist. The two are not mutually exclusive.

SPIRITUALITY exists in the same realm as the Almighty God. They both exist in a just Man's HEART!!!!

ValHalla!!!!

adios amigo

adios to the greatest fist-pumper of them all

seve ballesteros

it was a privilege to watch you play the game

my favorite pick of the dolphins draft

edmond gates

speed, deep threat + marshall and bess = db's losing sleep the night before they play the fins

i don't have a show to give u any anecdotes about nuts

doesn't mean i don't like the kearse pic though, and i sense he'll get on well with coach b cox! (if they ever meet)

Funny how season after season fans never learn and always forget. Fans look at the draft picks and suddenly have stars in their eyes, as though each pick was some hidden golden nugget no other team will be prepared for. Then preseason, they go through the schedule and conveniently mark off the 8 or 9 guaranteed wins, and say win just a few of the rest and we are in the playoffs.

Then...the season starts. Dreams turn to ashes. It's the dumb coaches fault, or the refs let the other team get away with murder, or well if we just had that one other solid player everything else will fall into place.

Then, next draft, it starts all over again.

THE GANG OF DEFEAT WANTS THE HYENA CHINA MAN COWHER BUT HE IS A THEIF THAT WOLDE STEAL MR ROSS MONEY AND THEN GO TO HIS MANSON IN THE BAHMAHAS WITH HIS WIFE ORPAH WINFRY WHERE THEY WILL DRINK RUM FROM COCO BUT SHELLS AND HAVE NAKED PARTIES INSTEAD OF COACHENG THE DOLPHINS.

IT IS ONLY BECUASE OF THE HERO LIPPY THE LION THAT MR ROSS HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS PLAN AND NOT HIRE HYENA COWHER.

Kolb is the FA QB they will target

IMAWRITER....from page 2.....I can respond to you in 5 words or less.....

I may disagree with what you say...but I will defend to the death your right to say it.....
Voltaire (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778)

OK...not 5 words or less....but i'm sure a writer can apperciate those words more than most.....

That, is the American Spirit....reading that conjures up quotes like "give me Liberty or give me death".....

Brave men prepared to die for the freedoms you and I enjoy today....Soldiers and all types of servicemen and women continue to guard and protect our freedoms and laws....and not just the ones that I agree with....but all of them...

IMA....when people become scared of words....then Bin Laden...dead or alive...has already won

I wonder if Matt Flynn could be had for a late rd pick....4th or later.....not saying he's better than Henne....he hasn't played enough games to evaluate.....

Even as write this I feel like backing of that statement....back-ups are back-ups for a reason....

Sooooo conflicted........

I think I will throw my support behind Henne....he's as good as any back-up we might aquire....

Freedom of speech is kind of a joke really. You may not be prosecuted in a court of law for anything you say, but many have suffered career losses for what they have said. CEO's, journalists, sportscasters and newscasters, talk show hosts, all have been terminated simply for exercising freedom of speech. Mendenhall just lost a sponsor because they didn't like his tweets. Champion Sports and businesses of all types only regard you as a champion if your words are politically correct.

Henne with more weapons...another year with Marshall......a shiny new speed reciever..and a brand new Running Back with fresh legs.....Old faithul Davone Bess...and a top 12 Defense that has his back....

I'll take my chances with him....its like Oscar Wilde said....I have stars in my eyes...

What Daboll's offense looks like, what it does will be key.

IMO the Dolphins need to do a lot more than pound the ball.

Last year I saw a lot of teams stacking the box and daring the Dolphins to throw the ball.

The Dolphins need to be able to spread the opponent out, run shot gun, pass to set up the run, run screen plays, play up tempo even.

I dont think I am going to get that with Sparano and Daboll.

Watched the 09 Kansas game and the 2010 ISU game. D. Thomas was chased down over and over on runs that easily should have gone for 25 plus. He had tremendous blocking at K. State. Wr's blocked very well for him and the guards did a good job blocking on the 2nd level. Just not explosive or elusive enough to maximize gains in space.

B. Powell from Louisville drafted by the Jets will run all over us in the coming years. Every down back...elusive...explosive..good short area burst and good long speed. No fumbling issues.

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