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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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Oregon,

Maybe you should take a look at what Holmgrem, Dabolls previous boss said about him. It wasn't flattering. Too rigid, inflexible, doesn't utilize his wide outs. Google around and you will find it. Daboll may very well have been their worst possible choice and their ultimate undoing.

We could have had Ingram and Mallet, instead we got Pouncey and Thomas. C-.

Look for Marshall to be traded.As soon as the the season starts.

Cheers,

Knight Rider....you don't build a championship by trading away your best offensive weapon....

1,000 yards in 13.5 games....and was never hit in stride....i'd say he's a keeper...

Kris,

I simply said that because I look at all this trouble the guy gets into. Plus he seems to not get along with henne and calls him out in games and on the field.


Cheers,

We need to go and get Vince Young.

Just sayin,


Cheers,

NO

Thomas will look no better than Ronnie Brown. By game 3 the fans are going to be hating that pick. Ingram and Mallet would have been the perfect draft. Mallet will play some pre-season so we will see what we missed out on.

Aloco,

Your sayin Chad henne is better than Vince Young ? I think YOU need a drink.

Cheers,

I WOULDENT EVEN BUY HIM A MEAT BALL SANDWICH. HE CAN GO WITH THE HYENA COWHER AND DANCE WITH NAKED ORPAH WINFRY IN THE BAHMAHAS

Knight Rider....I agree....Marshall comes with a WARNING LABEL...no doubt....but until the risk out-weighs the reward (skills decilne)...I think he will be a FIN....

As far as Henne getting called out...i'm sure you will remember Fasano called out Henne on more than one occasion...and even Hartline grabbed his nuts once and showed up Henne on the feild.....

Thats why I believe that IF this FO is gonna ride Henne...then they need to make him a Captain....and squash any player who dis-respects him....they need to mentor him...but not baby him....

wether I like it or not....Henne is going to be the starter come Sept 12.....and I don't like it.....but I got to support it.....unless/until Carson Palmer lands in our laps.....he is the only QB who I think is head and shoulders above Henne.....

Making Henne the captain will have no more effect on his performance than putting a pirate tattoo on his hose. If you need silly motivations such as labels or someone else to push you, you just ain't got what it takes.

I'm beginning to think there's not going to be any free-agency or trades this year, anyway.

The labor situation is nowhere close to being settled.

Craig.....different people need different buttons pushed....the way I see it...it can't hurt....and your QB should be a leader by definition.....so to me...it just makes sense

I LIKE POTATO CHIPS!!

If benching Henne twice wasn't enough to push his buttons, he has no buttons to push.

Craig...thats kinda my point....If he he is gonna be our (and he is gonna be our QB)....then they need to cut the crap and let him play.....warts and all....

No more benchings...no more public a s s chewings by Sporano....and no more tolerating Marshall or other to throw him under the bus after a bad throw or series....

No more talk of competition....just bring in some roster filler's to slot in the QB spot....If Henne is given any realistic vet competetion...the fan base will be screaming for him (vet QB) after Henne's 1st INT....

For now...we will go as Henne goes....and the FO has to give him all the rope he needs to hang himself.....and them too...

MAY I COMMENT ON MENDENHALL's COMMENT REAL QUICK.

I AGREE THAT I WANT TO KNOW BOTH SIDES. I DON't THINK THAT's UNREASONABLE.

MAYBE OSAMA WOKE UP ONE DAY AND SAID I WANT TO KILL AMERICANS.

WE DON't KNOW ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

HE ALSO COULD BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER.

I HAD 3 FAMILY MEMEBERS THAT WORKED IN ONE OF THOSE BUILDINGS AND I THANK GOD THEY WAS ALL ABLE TO GET OUT ALIVE.

AND I FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE WHO DIDN't.

TO ACCEPT ANYTHING LESS THAN THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING DOES NOT SERVE JUSTICE TOT HOSE WHO LOST THIER LIVES OR THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHIND.

JFK WAS KILLED BY ONE PERSON WITH ONE GUN BUT YOU SEE HIS HEAD GO IN THREE DIFFERNT DIRECTIONS.

NOW I DIDN't FINISH COLLEGE BUT I HAD MY SHARE OF FIGHTS TO KNOW THAT WHEN I GET HIT BY A JAB MY HEAD WENT BACK. YOU HIT ME ON THE LEFT SIDE MY HEAD GOES TO THE RIGHT. YOU HIT ME ON MY RIGHT MY HEAD WILL GO TO THE LEFT.

YES THE GOVERNMENT LIE YES THEY COVER THINGS UP

IT's EASY TO LABEL HIM A TERRORIST BUT IS HE?

I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW DEEP DOES IT GO?

If there are indeed signs and symbols and sirens, Game 2 of Heat-Celtics gave you plenty of them. And it is the cruel nature of this survival-of-the-fittest jungle that the opponent preys with zeal when this weakness is spotted, so it was hard not to notice this: Wade was never more demonstrative than when he made Allen stumble over his own feet with a move … unless it was when he preened after pretzel-twisting Garnett. And James’ youthful giddiness was such that, immediately after blocking Garnett’s shot in an unholy manner, he actually walked over to his buddies courtside, covering his mouth so all the cameras wouldn’t catch what he was saying. After undressing Garnett in front of six million viewers, his delight could not be contained; he had to go over and share it with his friends.

And so Doc Rivers was left with this as his old players stumbled and limped: At the end of the game, as it was being decided, with three Hall of Famers on his team, the Celtics kept trying to post up “Big Baby” Davis (maybe their worst offensive weapon on the floor) against Joel Anthony (maybe Miami’s best defensive weapon). Rivers knew his three old Hall of Famers were all going to take jump shots against the young athleticism of Miami coming at them in defensive, rotating waves. Wade, James, Chris Bosh, Anthony, Mario Chalmers — nobody on the floor older than 29. Davis wasn’t a good option for Rivers. But it was the only one that would go to the rim.

The Celtics can’t let Miami’s youth get in the open court. The advantage is too obvious and overwhelming there. Boston’s age not only gets beat but shamed there, as Allen trips and Garnett gets twisted and even Boston’s only young starter (Rajon Rondo) has to flop and fake to avoid a spinning tornado of LeBron. Boston will allow Bosh to have all the defensive rebounds in its zeal to get back after misses, to get a head start, an obvious-to-the-eye, white-flag concession that age can’t keep up in that part of the game.

So the Celtics will keep trying to drag the fight into the half-court mud, trying with all the experience and will and pride they have to ward off so many opponents at once:

They aren’t merely trying to slow down the Miami Heat or the Miami Heat’s speed.

They are trying to slow down their own aging and decline.

They are, impossible as this is, trying to slow down time.

Let's Go HEAT!

Go HEAT! we'll se what the Dolphins turn out to be!

WADE IS DIRTY PLAYER LIKE LE BRON

Aloco you disappoint!

Kearse sounds like a goofball really. He'll be gone in two years. If Pouncey does not become a top center, this draft is going to be mostly waste.

to be or not to be ........CELTICS WON...............

armando:

JUST WENT THROUGH YOUR ARTICAL AND BY NO SURPRISE NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT A DOLPHIN.

YOU TALK GOOD ABOUT DRAFT PICKS BUT A TEAM MEMBER NOTHING.

CAN YOU PLEASE FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THE TEAM YOU LIKE AND WRITE ABOUT IT.

ME, I LIKE CHAD.

FOR A STARTER FOR ONLY A YEAR AND A HALF HE IS MIDDLE OF THE PACK. HOWEVER I DO REMEMBER ALOT OF EASY DROPS.

I DON't EXPECT HIM TO STAY IN THE MIDDLE BUT HE MUST LEARN.

O-LINE IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER NOW WITH POUNCEY.

RB THAT's UP IN THE AIR

WR IS LOOKING BETTER THAN IT DID IN YEARS.

TE IS ALSO LOOKING BETTER. I LIKE FASANO BUT HE HAD A BAD YEAR

D-LINE IS STRONG WITH ODBALL COMING BACK OUR ROTATION WILL BE GREAT AND THAT WILL KEEP EVERYONE FRESH.

LB IS BETTER THAN OK. EDDS COMING TO ADD DEPT BUT THE STARTERS ARE NICE. WAKE IS A BEAST. DANSBY IS WORTH IT. CROWDER WHOM I THINK HIS BARK IS WORST THAN HIS BITE BUT HE IS SOLID AGINST THE RUN. MISI IS YOUNG AND HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HOLD DOWN THAT SPOT.

DB IS SOLID. I THINK THAT WE HAVE SOLID PLAYERS FOR THAT FS SPOT. WE ALL KNOW THAT BELL GETS IT DONE. DAVIS AND SMITH BOTH SHUT DOWN WRS BUT THEY DON't CATCH THOSE VERY IMPORTANT INTS.

HOWEVER ALL IS LOST WITHOUT A COACH THEY CAN FOLLOW.

This is precisely the kind of mindless gibberish that gives me no faith in Tony Sparano. His mind is clearly as scrambled as his sentences:

"I mean when you bring a guy like Pouncey in or back like Daniel (Thomas) in and speed into, a speed element that Edmond (Gates) gives us. Some of the flexibility that Charles (Clay) will give us. That becomes less predictable and I think, and it also becomes threatening. And if it's not than you haven't answers out there and I think that's from our end something that we're willing to get accomplished and did accomplished."

On Daniel Thomas:
"I mean I hear about, 'Oh, he's not this fast. He's not that fast.' I know that there's been a lot of those big backs that we play against that by the end of the game we don't really, you can feel them and this is one of those guys, makes a lot of yards for his team."

source:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-tony-sparano-draft-0501,0,6609103.story

0X80 ,

THAT'S REAL FUNNY .DID ANY ONE KNOWS IF SPARANO FINISHED SCHOOL ?

Dolphins starting QB in 2011 will be Pat Devlin.

That is all.

Oh, and Mr. Credible - bin Laden admitted he blew up the towers, if you're crazy enough to believe that he did it for the U.S. government, and then hid the cover up, even though revealing that the U.S. was responsible would be bigger than any act of terror he could ever do in his lifetime, then I feel sorry for you.

0x80...

Who's your favorite public speaker??
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.

0x80

Mike McCarthy won a superbowl this year.

Other than that...
is HE really that much different than Tony Sparano???
.
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Who is John Galt?
.
.

0x80,
it is possible that sparano's communication skills has something to do with the players complaints about him repeating the same thing over and over. they complained about him micromanaging everything last season but, maybe, tony's lack of communication skills causes a "gap" in understanding between he and his players.
the one thing that has always seperated the great leaders from the also rans is the ability to commuincate. great leaders like iacocca, for example, have been great communicators. now, some of these guys probably have an i.q. of a rock too so he may be speaking their language but, if he talks like he does in your post, he may be confusing the $hit out of the players.

"i mean if you run it to the right and the blocking is there and then it isn't or something and the run doesn't go to the right and ends up shifting to the middle and you run it to the left and then you have the blocking where it needs to be and the back has the speed to get thru the line but the blocking needs to be there and something like that."

how would you like to sit in on a meeting like that?

dm1dolphan,

I'm still a Sparano fan but I've thought his communication skills have been terrible for a long time.

The only thing I would say about your above post, I'm not sure that Bellichik and Parcells are great communicators and they've had a lot of success coaching. Is it a concern? Sure. Is it the be all and end all....I don't think it is.

New World Order's creating severe weather thru HAARP continuing their Symphony Of Destruction, this time to the USA food supply

(CNN) -- Officials in Memphis, Tennessee, are bracing for the Mississippi River to crest Tuesday at its highest level in more than 70 years

Good Luck fellow slaves

have a HAARPy day :(

The only QB that is head and shoulders better than Henne is Carson Palmer....if you can't get him for a 3rd rounder...then don't get anybody......

Home...that is a FALSE FLAG POST in an effort to cover up your jinxing the HEAT last night.....@7:09 PM.....lol

Henne is the starter for 2011......and we might as well get used to it....

Hard to win in Boston for the HEAT

Heat might lose another one in Boston but

Heat will win the series in 6 or 7 games :)

I think they (Heat) take it in 5 home.....those old men had a good three day rest...tommrow the legs won't be as fresh....3rd quarter was embarrasing...

Gotcha Kris, but

Would not bet against the Celtics in Boston or

The NWO w much more massive flooding in the USA

home,
its hard to bet against boston in general. boston is a team, whereas the heat are a group of individuals who are in it for themselves. you even had one of the big three comment a few days ago how he doesn't want to be known as one of the big three, he would rather be known individually. what the hell kind of team spirit is that? the one thing the heat has going for it is they have young, athletic players on the team whereas boston's age will no doubt be a factor. however, there is one thing that boston has that the heat will never have and that is heart. with selfish guys like lebron james playin on the team and three guys who want to be superstars you have a situation with miami where guys want to be the "star" of the team. there is no "team" in miami. it's just a bunch of glamour guys who want the limelight. that could be their downfall.

I liked the old days when we had NATURAL disasters. The perfect storm, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods...........even volcanic eruptions! YEAH!

These NWO disaster are just too predictable. It's always the same, over and over again.

I mean, it's like they got Dan Hennings at the HAARPY controls............BOORING!!!!

Now that he cannot coach anymore, I think BP's plan all along was to stay here for 3 years and lay the foundation for a good Team. Something of an Equalizer for the League, he enjoys it and will probably do it again somewhere else.

You ever read a book or see a movie where a group of people are lost, adrift at sea?

One by one they start to go crazy. Start drinking the salt water, throwing rations overboard or try to gouge the eyes out of a fellow castaway.

The CBA is my life raft, the labor strike my sea.

wayne huizenga bought into a quitter and he got a quitter in parcells. was not a good move. left with out finishing the job and left behind a dimwit coach.

I am on a Trip.

Happy mothersday!

I'm NOT your Mom!

Armando,

Start a vicious rumor or something, come on Man!

I know Team officials can't have any contact with the players. I didn't know that included you.

Call up Henne, get his appraisal on the informal workouts.

Maybe Dansby, he's always good for a "Like I said man, like he said, you know".

Will any of the players even speak to you?

Armando,

It's time for you to take charge and make some inroads with the players. It's time to mend the fences and rebuild some of the bridges you so poignantly destroyed.

You should take it upon yourself to organize a Rookie camp this year. Call up them kids and get them over to St. Thomas or something.

Think of all the sucking up you could milk out of something like this. The headlines, Huh? I bet you can see it now, can't ya?

Don't just sit there, DO SOMETHING!!!!

If you can't find any news, MAKE SOME!!!!

FACT:

NO WHERE IN THAT POST DO I SAY HE DIDN'T DO IT OR HE DID IT FOR SOMEONE.

THAT WAS SOMETHING YOU THOUGHT OF OR SOMEHOW CAME TO.

I ALSO DON't SPEAK HIS LANGUAGE SO I DON't KNOW WHAT HE SAID.

NOR DO WE KNOW WHY IT WAS DONE.

WE COULD HAVE ATTACKED THEM FIRST I DON't KNOW.

MAYBE BUSH OWED HIM ALOT OF MONEY AND BUSH SAID GO F YOURSELF.

MAYBE HIS FAMILY WANTED TO BE AMERICANS AND THAT UPSET HIM.

MAYBE HE FELT THAT HE WAS DOING GODS WILL TO DESTROY THE DEVIL's PEOPLE.

POINT IS I WANT TO KNOW THE "FACTS".

OH AND I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AND ANYONE ELSE WHO JUST TAKE THE WORD OF ONE SIDE OF ANY STORY.

Justin,

After having read your last two posts, this immeadiately hit my brain.

Don't know why, but it did...............

And when the broken hearted people

Living in the world agree,

There will be an answer, let it be.

For though they may be parted there is

Still a chance that they will see

There will be an answer, let it be.

-Paul McCartney-

I'll give you both sides of the story. The important sides of the story anyway.

Man kills another man. Man gets killed. Live by the sword, die by the sword, it's an age old story.

I don't care if your names Moammar or Jessie James.

I don't care if your killing Muslims or Ethiopians!

A man goes around killing innocent people, THAT MAN needs killing!

You guys can separate everything out with labels an fill in the extenuating circumstances all you like.

Me myself, I'm going to stick with the Bottom Line!!!!

An Eye for an Eye Baby!

ValHalla!!!!

Did you see some of those hats at the Royal Wedding?? Gracious! I've got to hand it to Princess Beatrice, though. Girlfriend don't care what NOBODY thinks, lol. She certainly is one sassy tart! I adore her.

Since the draft I've been watching tons of "film".

I went back and watched 8 VCR tapes on Henne's career(had to dig out an old VCR player to do it)at Michigan. I pulled up highlights from youtube.

I watched him set records against Texas in the Rose Bowl. I watched him beat Florida and get the MVP in the Capitol One Bowl. I also rewatched his MVP performance in the Senior Bowl.

The thing that struck me was that NOT ONCE did I see him look like he looked in Hennings wildcat offense. Not once!

He didn't even stare down receivers. Made his reads effortlessly, stepped up in the pocket and consistently delivered big time throws.

He looked loose at Michigan. Extended plays and created movement scrambling out of the pocket. It's uncanny how different he looked last season.

I know the competition level is different and it takes QB's a while to adjust to the Pro game. But I still came away with the feeling that it's something more.

While Henne indeed has a lot of room for improvements, I can't help getting the feeling that it was the scheme causing most of the problems. The confidence breaking and stall driving wildcat folly as well. The max protection with only 2 and sometimes JUST ONE guy out in routes.

I have to believe that where Henning forces the system on the player, Daboll will not. Henne did say after meeting with Daboll, that the new offense was more QB friendly. More like how Daboll and Bellicheat tailored their offense to Brady. Ultimately, more like the offense Lloyd Carr ran during Henne's entire career there.

I don't know how much of a difference Daboll's offense will make, but I'm hoping it's night and day compared to Hennings old archaic excuse of the old "play it safe" offense.

Henne's got his back to the wall. No more excuses. Put up or shut up time. Throw in all the cliches, because like it or not, it looks like he'll be our starter.

Those 4 years at Michigan were no abberation, so I'm looking for a return to form under a new offensive system and coordinator. I'm jumping right back on the Henne BandWagon.

Henne! Henne! Henne! Henne!

Year GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Lng TD Int Rat. Att Yds Avg Lng TD

2004 12 12 240 399 60.2 2743 69 25 12 132.6 55 -137 -2.5 9 2

2005 12 12 223 382 58.4 2526 54 23 8 129.6 54 25 0.5 18 1

2006 13 13 203 328 61.9 2508 69 22 8 143.4 47 -83 -1.8 14 0

2007 10 8 162 278 58.3 1938 65 17 9 130.5 24 -120 -5.0 9 0

Total 47 45 828 1387 59.7 9715 69 87 37 133.9 180 -315 -1.8 18 3

@4:47 Daboll is only worse then Henning. Holmgrem said as much. Maybe Henning couldn't do jack with Henne? To simplistic to think Henning went senile, forget everything he knew or was too outdated. Don't buy it. The guy had his share of success. People criticized Dom Capers too when he was our DC, his ideas were outdated they said....he just helped GB win a SB.

Odin....welcome....there is plenty of room for other FIN FANS as well....

The door will remain open until the start of the season.....

Because like it or not....Henne is our starting QB....

Da-ball...you sir....are correct......

Kinda calls in to question all those "dinosaur Henning" post.....I never bought in to them....but some of them made for good reading.....

Well......Henne is still the starting QB....lets se how that goes....

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