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Monday afternoon training camp report

Let me begin by borrowing from the Dolphins 2010 lexicon and feed the wolf. As I clearly have seen from the quarterback-hungry and quarterback-controversy-hungry readers and fans that follow this team, you want to be fed quarterback news.

Here you go:

Chad Henne is the starter. Matt Moore is the backup. That's the way it is going to play -- regardless of what fans want -- for the immediate future. Henne will take all the snaps with the first team offense in Friday night's home preseason opener against Carolina and Moore is not getting any of those opportunities against starters.

"I don't have that in the plan right at this second," coach Tony Sparano said Monday. "Chad is going to get the first team reps right now and Matt will be in with the second group right now."

So let me play traffic cop: Nothing to see here, folks. Move along. Nothing to see here.

At least right now.

Henne would have to suffer a serious meltdown in coming practices and games while Moore would have to go Marinolike on defenses for this situation to change, in my opinion.

I'll let you know if it changes but until then, assume it will not.

Sparano said he told the team everyone needs to be ready to play and they might play 'until I'm tired of them playing." But he went on to say he sees "some guys" going into the second quarter perhaps even until halftime.

The Dolphins will have to spend the next couple of practices and games taking a serious look at their tight end situation because, behind Anthony Fasano, no one is really making the coaching staff feel comfortable. Well, Charles Clay is getting work in Miami's double-tight package but even he is not exactly wowing folks.

"I'm happy in that I like the group of people that are there, yes," Sparano said. "As far as the production at the group right now, no not quite so. In other words, we got  a lot of young players. They have a long way to go.

"It's a positiion that is muddy to me other than Fasano and I have to get to the bottom of it quickly."

After last week's dropped pass and zero-catch performance, I might throw Fasano into that mix of questionable production, but clearly the Dolphins do not.

Another area I would look for more clarity on is the offensive line. The unit isn't necessarily bad. But it isn't close to being good, either. They've got work to do and precious little time to do it. Look for this group to perhaps be among those that play a long time Friday. That is the only way to gel and get better.

On the newsy front, The Herald's Barry Jackson reports that the restructuring of Vernon Carey's contract cut the player's 2011 salary from $4.2 million to $2.5 million. The Dolphins also voided the final three years of Carey's contract. That means Carey would be an unrestricted free agent in 2012.

And that means the Dolphins will be looking to add more offensive line help next offseason.

On the injury front, Phillip Livas missed practice today after a hamstring tightened up on him. Livas returned a punt return 75 yards for a TD against Atlanta but obviously durability is an issue the Dolphins monitor closely so it's important for him to get back to his competition for a roster spot ASAP.

Livas is competing with Clyde Gates for return duties. And although you should know Reggie Bush took punts today in practice, he is not expected to fill that duty in the preseason.

Cornerback Will Allen returned to practice today after missing much of the last couple of weeks with a hamstring injury. He said afterward that he would not rule himself out of playing Friday.

Sparano gave a couple of interesting hints that could affect roster decisions. He called Lex Hilliard "one of the best two special teams players" on the team. That combined with Hilliard's ability to contribute at running back and even fullback in a pinch suggests he's got a role worthy of a roster spot.

The Dolphins have worked a lot of what they call 21 personnel, which is double tight ends and one running back but haven't shown any 22 personnel, which is two tight ends, a running back and fullback. Having not seen this, I wondered if Lou Polite was an endangered species on this roster.

Fact is fullbacks are endangered in the NFL as fewer and fewer seem to be holding jobs while team emphasize passing and using an H-back. Sparano seemed to suggest Polite has nothing to worry about.

"There's enough good things that Lou Polite does right now that will help us and somebody is going to have to do a heck of a job for me to think otherwise," Sparano said.

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"at least 5 of Henne's 19 picks were not on him"

oscar

ross wants a comfortable 'excuse' to do the deed at the end of the season, if not before.

We said it before, you cannot argue with the Truth. Eventually, It will prevail.

Good stuff, kio. Did not think about it.

If that is so, kio, then he can't do it anymore as everybody knows about it know(remember Harbaugh?).

ross probably already has plan B lined up. he has learned now to avoid the media. i'll bet he has more than one option waiting in the wings. billionaires know how to take care of business.

I have a hottie here, the governors grandaughter, 11 yo, waiting to be trained! YEAH!

Posted by: odinseye | August 15, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Dont lie big boy you know its the Governors son and he won`t be 11 till next month, you know you love those sweet little toochies and bald packages.

The Henne haters don't know squat - these are the same schmucks who spent 2 years whining and saying how the Dolphins made a mistake in not picking Brady Quinn. So enough about Henne and these moronic opinions. The Dolphins problems go much deeper than a QB.

The problem facing the Dolphins is we have no line - despite the same Henne haters proclaiming for years now that our line was solid. We also have no running game and the rookie will do little to change that - you can't run through a hole when one isn't there. If anyone watch that "scrimmage", you saw Daniel Thomas one multiple occasions try to run it left of the center. On every occasion you saw the defensive line knocking Miami backwards and the RB had nowhere to go.

Fasano sucks. Actually, I think most of our receivers do - these guys get paid millions to catch a football and these guys drop footballs continuously. Children are more consistent at catching than the Dolphins receivers. I would like to see a lot more of Moore and Gates. I don't buy the Hartline story and Bess is great at the little dump-offs but we need guys getting open with regularity downfield (+ 20 yards) who can do it in a second because that is all the time Henne will have to throw. Right now, our receiving corp is no greater than a C+.

On the other side of the ball, our secondary is not remotely secure. No ball hawks in the group and they get beaten with regularity. If I didn't know better, I would swear they were coached to watch the receiver catch the ball and then try to tackle. Sapp is the only guy I see playing aggressively and trying to prevent a catch.

Yeah... Pass that bong... Will ya?

We took care of business vs. the 1st, 2nd and 3rd string Texans, you coonts have never even beaten them once, Baaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaa!! You poosies remember the way we took care of these Texmex poosies last year, keep dreaming you fookers could ever pull one out like that with your henne puke!! J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!

True also, kio, but he can't get away from being found out by us here In Internet. And of course, the Media will find out pretty quick, won't they?

Sapp is the only guy I see playing aggressively and trying to prevent a catch.

Posted by: WeAreDoomed | August 15, 2011 at 10:53 PM

waaaa?

I think I said this before, in this Day and Age everybody is under constant scrutiny, some more that others.

WeAreDoomed

maybe the 'henne haters' don't know squat, but FO does, and it was they who benched henne at least twice last year and tried to sign orton to replace him.

fasano sucks not henne

HARTLINE SUCKS NOT HENNE


D.THOMAS SUCKS NOT HENNE


BERGER SUCKS NOT HENNE


MARSHALL SUCKS NOT HENNE

BESS SUCKS NOT HENN


HOW COME ALL THE NEW PLyers like gates CATCH HENNE'S BALL?


He has no chance. The strategy here is to let him keep losing $ and eventually he will have to sell the Team, cheap.

We took care of business vs. the 1st, 2nd and 3rd string Texans, you coonts have never even beaten them once, Baaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaa!! You poosies remember the way we took care of these Texmex poosies last year, keep dreaming you fookers could ever pull one out like that with your henne puke!! J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!

Posted by: Tom | August 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Is that why the score is now 20-16 Texan?

WET-WET-WETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oscar

big business can be done outside of the internet. billionaires have encrypted phone lines just like the president where business can be done in private.

Hey Tom,

The Texans 3rd string QB just hit your bitz happy green gang of puke for six! Game set match, biatch!

Thank heavens Henne is the starter. It is the best chance we have of losing, which means it's the best chance we have for big change at season's end.

KIO... STOP TALKING ABOUT BILLIONAIRES ................ YOU SOUND NAIVE .. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR LIVING ? A FRY COOK OR A PLUMBER ?

i sweep floors after hours in department stores. i am very good at it.

I don't think you understand, kio, I'm not talking about technology. Some of us "feel" him 24 hrs a day. We know what he's going to do. We have some experience in that kind of stuff.

D.THOMAS ...THE BUST OF THIS YEAR DRAFT.......


oscar, so you are psychic. i don't have that talent.

I think that it's fair to say that a lot of Dolphin fans are not happy with the QUALITY of some of the players currently on the roster. QB, RB, TE, and the O-line are all being discussed as weak spots on this team. This has nothing to do with the coach (although he has his own problems as well). We're not discussing offensive or defensive schemes. We're not talking about poor clock management or bad game planning. We're talking about the QUALITY of the players on the field. That's not the coaches job. Oh, I'm sure he has some input, but it is the job of the General Manager to bring in good players.

If you don't like Henne. If you're concerned about the O-line or the lack of a pass-catching Tight End on the roster, then why aren't you calling for the man responsible?

FIRE JEFF IRELAND!!! This should be your cry. Put the blame where the blame belongs!

HOW COME ALL THE NEW PLyers like gates CATCH HENNE'S BALL?


Posted by: ALoco | August 15, 2011 at 11:03 PM


Henne pitches and Gates catches? Henne only has one testicle? Gates is Gay?

OSCAR,


WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE LIKE ROSS ????????????


We went into 2008 expecting nothing and got a afc east crown. Went into 2009 expecting everything and got nothing. Same in 2010.

Now many fans going into 2011 expecting the worst. Think about it guys, this team seems to play thier best when fans expect the worst. Based on that, hopefully it's 2008 minus the first rd playoff loss.

KIO... STOP TALKING ABOUT BILLIONAIRES ................ YOU SOUND NAIVE .. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR LIVING ? A FRY COOK OR A PLUMBER ?

Posted by: ALoco | August 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM

poop inspector maybe a septic tank technician?

DB...... YOU CALL THE FINS PLAY THEIR BEST WHEN FANS EXPECTS THE WORST .......................... IN THE LAST 30 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE WORST AND NO THING HAPPENED .......................

The dolphins franchise has been one big dysfunctional bunch as of late. Whatever you dare them not to do they do. Whatever you dare them to do they dont do. Go figure! LOL...

OSCAR THE SHORT GUY,EVERY NIGH TRIES TO SOUND A VERY EDUCATED GUY BUT HE FAILS ........... HE COMES ACROSS LIKE A CASHIR I THE FARMER'S MARKET //////////

Jetboy has left the building!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL...

Aloco ignore DB, he said at the beginning of this blog he was going to boycott it. If you feed him he will act like the blog commander.

DB.......YOUR POST@ 11;14 PM IS WRONG ,THE FINS BEEN IN THE CELLAR FOR EVER .....

PS... YOU R TRYING HARD TO GET THE DONKEY BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW YOU BUT I DOUBT IT ............

I don't know about psychic, kio. It's called Empathy, the ability to feel what another being is feeling and unlike intuition it's not affected by any amount of distance.

Ups time to go. Multiple personalities again having conversations with themselves! Boycott, boycott, boycott!!!

This exactly wwhy we need to boycott! LOL...

SELLINGER......... NOTICE DB IN HIS BEST AT NIGHT AFTER 11;00 PM ,WHEN MOST BLOGGERS ARE DRUNK AND LOVE TO FOLLOW HIM ......

PS...THANKS FOR THE ADVICE /

mcelroy is already better than henne after 40 minutes experience.

oscar, most people are not psychic like you so nothing will get reported if they can't hear it, see it or record it.

OSCAR TALKS LIKE A WITCH READING YOUR COFFEE CUP .......

DB...... YOU CALL THE FINS PLAY THEIR BEST WHEN FANS EXPECTS THE WORST .......................... IN THE LAST 30 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE WORST AND NO THING HAPPENED .......................

Publicado por: ALoco | August 15, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Lets see 30 years 1981-2011

16 Playoff appearances 81-86, 90-95, 98-2000, 2008

7 division titles 81-85, 94, 2008

2 Super Bowls 82, 84

Your right we`ve done nothing, just like Detroit, shesh!!

kio,

Is that the same FO that picks up retread after retread from Dallas? The same FO that has picked up a dozen players to field a special teams unit that isn't special? The same FO that claims we are a run first team that can't run? The same FO that picked up a QB who couldn't throw to use in the wildcat? The same FO that skipped Ryan Mallet? The same FO that skipped on Mark Ingram? You think THAT FO knows anything?

Lets make this simple. If Belichick or McCarthy or Ryan were coach of this team, we are in the playoffs this year with Henne. If we had Peyton Manning and this coaching staff, we are watching the playoffs again.

ONLY FIN4LIFE THINKS WE WON THE SUPER BOWL IN 82 AND 84 ........


THE FACT REMAIN WE R THE BEST TENANT IN THAT CELLAR ..IN FACT WE STAY FOR FREE,NO RENT ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

WeAreDoomed

there are various forms of suicide that are painless. i suggest you spend a few minutes to google around for them.

DOES ANY ONE THINKS THAT DOLPHIN FAN GOT THEY BARGIN FOR .......LOOK AT NEW ENGLAND ,3 SUPER BOWL IN 4 YEARS WHILE OUR CELLAR SCREAMING .

ONLY FIN4LIFE THINKS WE WON THE SUPER BOWL IN 82 AND 84 ........


THE FACT REMAIN WE R THE BEST TENANT IN THAT CELLAR ..IN FACT WE STAY FOR FREE,NO RENT ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Publicado por: ALoco | August 15, 2011 at 11:31 PM

You were very clear, we have done nothing for 30 years!! I didn`t say we won the Super Bowl but we were there those years, be careful your coming dangerously close to being a plummer on your gang of defeat or a fry cook in the gang of four, hater!

FIN4LIFE...YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID ,,,,2 SUPER BOWL APPERANCES ........


YOU THINK BLOGGERS ARE DRUNK AFTER 11;00 PM ,,,,,,,, I DEMANDE AN APOLOGY FOR UNDER ESTAMTING US ......

kio,

Pretty stupid response but I expected as much. Its a shame your mother didn't consider an abortion.

bloggers

60 seconds of silence for WeAreDoomed who has now taken his own life out of fin frustration. silence.......

I will be more specific in the future my court jester friend, you know its always in good fun between us.

may he rest in peace....back to blogging now...

IF THERE'S A PERSON I RESPECT AND ADMIRE HIS WRITING IS FIN 4LIFE AND DD .....................

bloggers try to be a little more gentle. we already have had one blogger, WeAreDoomed, take his own life out of blogger rage. its a tragedy. we should remember to all hold hands and sing kumbaya when we see a blogger facing a crisis to calm things down.

sing with me now....on 3

1...2...3

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbayah

Someone's laughing, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's laughing, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's laughing, Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's crying, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's crying, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's crying, Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya

that was great! i feel better already, and i hope all of you too. thanks for singing along nice people. good night now.

Now why would I want to come outta the closet ?

Seein as how all the beer is in here on ice!

I've even got a little campfire goin.

Sometimes it makes me dizzy, I don't know why.

Damn that beeping carbon monoxide alarm is really annoying!

I'm going to get rid of that darn thing.

It keeps going off everytime I light my fire an I don't know why!

Cheap Chinese junk!

LMFAO at the moron (no offense to tards reading this blog) who thinks the east is a toss up. Vegas loves you! In related news did you know that Henne is going to shatter Marino's records?

ALOCO, you're right any good Dolphin fan is drunk way before 11pm! It's the only way we can survive the trauma!

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