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Dolphins practice live blog here

I'm at the facility and expect to live blog practice so head on over to the comments section starting around 11:05 to check out what's going on.

I can say this early on:

I cannot believe what I've already heard this morning. No, not about the Kyle Orton trade or Reggie Bush or Mike Pouncey's contract status.

It's the words of owner Stephen Ross. This is what he said, in part, during his meeting with the media moments ago:

""There's a fine line between winning and losing. There's three games we could have won for sure and then there's Pittsburgh, which we all think we won and then look at what our record is. The Jets squeezed by and got a few lucky wins as well. The thing is winning and knowing how to win at the end of the game. That's what's important. Our record doesn't show that's what we do. But you can't say these are teams that are much better than we are and we're really a lagger to them ... You can't draw a fine line and say this team is that much better because they're not. There's a lot of parity in the NFL and we have a lot of great young players. Look how far we've come in a short period of time."

Um, note to Mr. Ross:

The Patriots were 14-2 last year.

The Jets went to the AFC championship game for the second year in a row.

And the Dolphins didn't lag behind?




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Simon Says, 11:57AM, LOL!!

Mando - Are they thinking Matt Moore for 3rd string and as leverage for the Orton deal?

I think the FS job will be a battle in camp and I like Jones to unseat Clemons.

signing Moore is a smokescreen to wait for Palmer to get cut by the Bengals who need to make room under the cap...the front office is moving on from Orton

If NFL RUmour mill is correct, signing moore as a backup isn't a bad idea. Henne for Orton, I'd do it. Look at orton's numbers.

greg z./Mark, greg hit it on the head. The QB situation, and who's fault can be laid DIRECTLY at the feet of Ireland. They knew what they had last year, they knew what they needed, they knew they had to work quick once FA started, they knew all this.

If we weren't going to DEFINITELY go for a VY/Orton, why did they let Thigpen go? He's better than Matt Moore. Our QB lineup is now overall worse this year than last year (and we know what happened last year).

This singular move (or non-move) could have ruined all the good feeling towards Ireland, and destroyed our season. All our hopes now rest on Henne's shoulders. Not good. Especially not promising for Sparano/Ireland. I'd be very worried if I were them.

Nice practice update. Tard

i feel real bad today;much like i do after the draft the past 2-3 years!!! how many mis-steps is ireland allowed before ross wakes up????????

Vince Young just signed with the Eagles. A team that consistently makes it to the NFC Championship just picked him up to back up their aging Michael Vick. Wow, am i glad Miami was too smart to chase him, and instead we're gonna wait to TRY and get Kyle Orton, the consistently AVERAGE QB

Bengals are already $30 million under the cap. They should still trade Palmer. Idiots.

Hayneswaorth and Ochocinco both signing with a deal is a big deal if this were 2007, but today those are two washed up players with not much left in the tank. Ochocinco because of his age and Haynesworth because he is lazy and already rich from his Washington money. Plus let the Jests sign Nnamdi and tie up $30M on two corners because then they will be playing with rookie F/A's at other positions and this is still a team game and if one of them gets hurt there goes your cap and your team. Remember also that they right now have no WR's or pass rushers on their roster (except Holmes), so a team made up of two corners is not going to get you very far.

Matt Moore is a GREAT signing because according to Ross we are close! All Henne needs is a good back up and we'll sweep Pats and Jets!

Look what Armando has reported on Brandsxxx, way off target, he is disposable. Probably Matt replaces him as current #2 with Devlin #3 or practice squad.

Wouldn't worry about it. They are waiting for Denver to make the next move on Orton, the pressure is on them. Patience is wise on our part. Can't give up the price they were asking.

Mondo Please start the write in campaign to have Orton Traded for.

ARE YOU KIDDING Me!!!!!!! we dont want to give up a 2nd rounder for a proven commodity. But We'll spend the pick on qbs like Pat White and Chad Henne. 1st rounder spent on Ted Ginn. Here you have a 20 TD QB with a great TD-INT ratio who is familiar with our Number 1 reciever option and these tight A**es wont make the deal.

Really?!!!!! Thats why there are a small amount of fans out there Today. they can see the same BS coming that we all do.

This is pathetic, I cant stand having my heart jerked around like this by stupid un-calculated personnel moves.

Buying my McNabb Jersey and switching to the Vikings at least theyve got probowl QBs and RBs

We can talk down what the Patriots and Jets and Eagles do all we want to make ourselves feel better, but the truth is we haven't had a team that was a legitimate threat in a long time and they have, so until OUR team starts producing I'm going to keep my mouth shut and not knock winners to make myself feel better.

We either shut people up on the field or we have np business running our mouths.

Mando - What's the buzz on where Pouncey will be playing once signed? Center or Guard?

this has to be a ploy to get orton! what else could they be thinking? oh wait;we've been looking for a solb since we let matt roth go. alot of irelands decisions dont make sense. wait till ronnie/ricky are grabbed by our rivals and thigpen beats us twice!

Let's hope the Moore signing was a ploy to get Denver to move on orton. If this is what they consider competition, well, I'll just keep those depressing thoughts to myself.

pouncey is a pulling guard(the only one we have) so he will be playing center!

Check down. Check down. Check down.

whats up EDDS??? is he out there ???

paPhinsPhan, you are NUTS! ORTON is better than Young for sure. Young is a head case. We don't have room for two head cases on the Phins i.e. Marshall.

This a absolutely PATHETIC, Been a fan since 1972, This team is the worst franchise in professional sports since Don Shula left, No more support for the Dolphins, ever again, been a faithful season ticket holder since 1992, but, these guys, PARCELLS,IRELAND, and JIMMY JOHNSON ruined a good franchise, F*CK the Dolphins and the entire organization. Signing MATT " Freaking " MOORE are you kidding me, we gave up a second round draft choice for PAT WHITE and are balking at giving up a draft pick to a team for a starting quarterback, are you kidding me, Armando, I"M DONE, with this THIRD RATE SIDE SHOW.

Guys I really think you are mis-reading the Moore signing. If anything he replaces Brandstat for 3rd stringer, and a cheap pick up since we currently have NOBODY besides Henne that can take a snap.

Armando please tell Brandon Marshall I said hi, and that he is way better than Brandon Lloyd.

DC, i told you camp consisted of checkdown after check down. very afraid even in camp!

what the hell is going on here ?you needs TD'sTO WIN IN THE NFL.

Simon, you DON'T give 3rd stringers $5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR 2 YEARS! Henne is #1 & Moore is #1 & Moore makes more than your #1?


is matt moore going to be the starter, no. he's being brought in because we have to get another qb in camp to throw passes. maybe he can be the 3rd stringer, i doubt it. the orton deal is probably off for a couple of weeks, after the dolphins can observe henne to see how he's progressing, and the broncos can observe tebow to see how he's progressing and they'll reevaluate at that time.

I meant Moore is #3

Ireland isn't done guys.. He knows he's got to upgrade the QB position and Moore is just a part of the plan.

The Matt Moore signing is all part of the grand plan.

The Andrew Luck plan.



Nice 40-yard TD catch by Roberto Wallace. Caught it behind Will Allen and ty Culver, despite fact Brandstater underthrew.

Phillip Livas just popped somebody's ankles out of their socket on a punt return.

Some of you people are absolute lunatics. Camp opened up a few hours ago and you are already having meltdowns.

@Nick...goodbye psycho!

I can just imagine all the Henne lovers if Moore was just signed to compete with Henne for the...backup QB position. Yikes! I'd be curious to see how some people would explain that 1...LOL!

Picking up Moore does not mean an end to the Orton deal. If Moore comes in and beats out Henne and then the phins pick up Orton, could be the end of Henne. (Ever think of that?)

For those of you not happy with Orton - Lets compare his numbers with those of all Phin QBs over the last 2 seasons, shall we? ... How many weapons did he have in Denver? How about all those offensive weapons of his in Chicago...

Phins need to pick up 1 more weapon on offense - a lot of WRs still out there better than Hartline. They need someone opposite Marshall with some speed and an upgrade at TE.

Goodbye Nick.


Only lunatics would even be here blogging. So you are right.

Joe Schmoe, 12:16PM, LMFAO!!!

I see some here jerking Ross. What? Trying to throw the team owner in with the gang of defeat?

His evaluation is both accurate and personal. To the tune of billions of dollars, mind you.

Now, I do foresee bozo-the-clown creeping. And I pray it isn't QB Moore...

Who care what brandfucker is doing. That's why he's practice squad QB. What's Henne doing? Has smith caught an INT yet? Does fasano look good? Is solai underweight?

D, does Matt Moore give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside? THAT'S why people are concerned.

Edds? out there how does he look?

Yeah mando how about some real info.

Ok, new debate.

How many like Moore over VY as our backup?

our owner tries to continue the notion of building a winning culture and you shoot him down Armando?

moore sucks VY is a head case i want orton

If we sign Matt Moore 1:2 TD to INT ratio and that is the "veteran" presence talked about... I am going to flip.

I will be one pi$$ed off fan.

That's the best we can do? I feel sick.

i'd take v young,mat leinart,orton,kolb,thigpen,mcelroy in the 7th round to the jets,mcnabb or brad smith over moore!

Jesus Man!!! People having melt downs already and it's only the first day! Lunatics is too nice a word for those of you freaking out already. Get a freaking clue and let's see what Jeff and Tony have up their sleeves. I am pretty sure they know a little bit more than you morons. They are fighting for their jobs and I don't think they would take a chance on messing up their chance to come back and earn another paycheck next year. You guys freaking out already are D-Bags!

With the signing of Moore, the Broncos lose even more leverage in the Orton trade. I don't think Ireland/Sparano will stake their jobs on a Henne/Moore QB competition, but if they can sell that to Denver, they may lower their asking price.

Hey mondo this blog sucks


Didn't know the size of Moore's deal when I posted that.

Looks like they just called Denvers/Ortons bluff and moved on, or didn't believe they could work an acceptable contract with Orton.

Exactly, Freedog! Seriously, why don't we just sign Drew Brees or Peyton Manning? Sure they are under contract with another team, but considering people here are having meltdowns about signing a back up to throw some balls in practice, seems like that is the only solution that would make them happy.

The Dolphins always seem to go the CHEAP route on the QB??????

So much for all the Kyle Orton-to-Miami talk.

Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian reports that Matt Moore will join the Dolphins on a two-year deal. The report hasn’t been confirmed elsewhere, but Moore went to Oregon and the report looks solid.

We can’t imagine the Dolphins would entertain grabbing Orton now. We hope the Broncos are truly comfortable in keeping him, because the Dolphins called their bluff

jorge...You suck. How about adding something to the blog instead of putting it down. If you don't like it, there's the door...BEAT IT!

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