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Long back, suddenly OL is much better

Jake Long, who was not able to pass his physical at the start of training camp because he was still nursing an undisclosed left leg injury, passed over the weekend and is back on the field.

Great timing by him.

Long's return coincides with a game in which reserve left tackle Lydon Murtha, who generally did fine filling in, struggled somewhat with three penalties against Carolina. Murtha wasn't bad at his assignments or anything like that. It's just that those penalties, especially the pre-snap ones, kill drives and he is simply not as good as Long.

So Long returned to practice Saturday and today gets the day off,  along with the rest of Miami's players. Long will be able to assess his physical condition and conditioning following his first dose of practice.

"It feels real good, getting back there with the guys and finally put the helmet on, jersey, run around out there, get to practicing, it felt good,” Long said after practice.

Dolphins coaches might not use Long in the preseason. He is expected to practice every day possible and that work against Jason Taylor, sometimes against Cameron Wake, and against Miami's burly defensive ends, should be good enough to get Long in football shape. The risk versus the reward of having Long crash helmets with another team's defensive linemen in the preseason seems to tip the scales toward risk.

Think about it:

Long worked all of last year next to Richie Incognito so it's not like the two of them need to learn each other. Yes, the offense is new, but I estimate the Dolphins will work between 40-50 team periods in which the first team offense faces the first team defense the next couple of weeks. On the week before the season-opener against the Patriots, and maybe even two weeks before, Long will also get snaps against a scout team.

So why are we worrying about getting him hit in a preseason game again?

"Whatever," Long said laughing. "Whenever coach puts me in there and expects me to play, I will be ready to play."

And with that, it seems the Dolphins starting offensive line is set. Long at left tackle, Incognito at left guard, Mike Pouncey at center, Vernon Carey at right guard and Marc Colombo at right tackle.

The biggest worry of all these for me? Not Long, coming off the injury. Not Pouncey playing as a rookie. Not Carey shifting to a new position at guard.

Colombo.

He has some ugly, ugly moments at times. The other night there was a pass play in which he let a blitzer run right past him untouched and in against Henne. Henne avoided the blitzer by scrambling away and then was hurried by another lineman that ran past Colombo. When that play was done, Colombo had gotten a chance to block two guys and really didn't lay a finger on either. Made me scratch my head.

Can he run-block well? Yes. Pass-block well? Not sure.

{Update: The Rams have released offensive lineman Tyler Donahue, an undrafted rookie out of Bowling Green. Why do you care? Because the Dolphins showed interest in Donahue earlier this year and will be among the teams wanting to add him to their roster. In fact, Donahue had a workout scheduled with the Dolphins Sunday. Donahue is a 6-6 and 300-pound offensive tackle.]

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Nobody wants to here it, but Sanchez throws the ball much better than Henne and his placement is much better. Its the way it is.

Sanchez sucks.

all his throws are in the short to medium range. Checkdown SancheezeBag!!!!

They should make him throw passes that the other quarterbacks have to throw.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

On a serious note, Sanchez did play just a smidgeon better than Rookie Andy Dalton and the hapless Bungles.

Look I hate the jets but it's true Sanchez as much as I think he sucks and I dislike him very much, he is a better QB than Henne!!

Doomsday,
Henne is in the last year of a contract that pays him 600k PER SEASON.
He is leaving after this season.
He won't be around to f u c k up this super talented team anymore.
Just hang on for one more season because as soon as Henne is gone we will start rolling off SB wins again like we did year after year with Marino.
Hang in there buddy!

Take away the rookies INT's and he beats Sancheetos and the wets easily tonight.

I don't know if you wanted to hear that, but it is the FACTS and ONLY the FACTS!

Some people avoid reality like the plague.

I dig reality, big time!

Price musturd are APE KING OF CIRCL JERK GANG

NOW GO LEEK DUMDAY RAYS FEET LIKE FAT REX THEE HURO

SO PEOPLE OUR STOOPID BUT DUMDAY RAY JUST PLAIN DUM

Uhh, PriceMaster, when did we roll SB wins one after another with Marino? Do you live in an alternative Universe? I'm not being an ass BUT Marino won nothing.

Well the way Mando tells it when Marino was qb no team ever beat us.

The Wets Wr's are better this year but are alot slower..so you stop L.T and Greene and you can stop there O. Holmes is their fastest WR with mid 4.5 speed.Mason still has a quick twitch to get open underneath but this guy ran 4.6 15 years ago!

DumsDay? ROTF!

Anyway, I agree, the reality is Sanchez missed on wide open receivers badly tonight. He could have thrown an EASY 4-5 TD's if he could read the entire field. Holmes and Buress we're just standing there with their hands up in the air looking back at Cheetos like-WTF?

Sancheetos just kept on checking down and dinking and dunking to his leading receiver Keller.

As it was, he BARELY got past ROOKIE ANDY DALTON and the Hapless BUNGLES! BHWAAA HAA HA!

Cheetos will luck into a game here and there because of the strong D, but he's simply not elite, never will be and simply can't get the job done.

**REALITY CHECK for DumsDay** - ROTFLMAO!!!!


The Wets Wr's are better this year but are alot slower..so you stop L.T and Greene and you can stop there O. Holmes is their fastest WR with mid 4.5 speed.Mason still has a quick twitch to get open underneath but this guy ran 4.6 15 years ago!
REX RYAN AND BART SCOTT ARE FAKE FIQUREHEADS AND THERE TIME IS RUNNING OUT ALONG WITH DIRTY SANCHEZ.


Sanchez is taking his lumps just like Henne. Except Sanchez will be the only one getting better and continuing to lead his team deep into the playoffs. Henne has NEVER won a playoff game. Never. Facts are facts.

Marcus,

Wanna talk about facts? Watch the game, McElroy will have cheetos job by mid season.

Don't know how well that bodes for the Phins, but McElroy is CLEARLY the better of the two!

Sanchez was a top ten pick..Henne was DRAFTED IN THE SECOND ROUND FOR A REASON..Facts are facts.DOLPHINS4EVER!

Tomlinson stunk it up tonight. The guys just tooooo OLD!

They better not play him anymoore tonight, he's about DONE!

Wanna compare Henne's career rating to Sanchez's rating? Or how about the number of playoff games started? Or how about playoff games won? Or how about salary? The Dolphins' backup quarterback makes more than Henne!!

HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!

BLACKECROTE.......... HOW'S YOU LOVE LIFE ?

Marcus ...YOU'RE A GEEK!

WE ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK AROUND THE LEAGUE....LISTN TO HOW MARCUS IS MAKING FUN OF HENNE'S SALARY ?


MR IRELAND , DO THE RIGHT THING AND SIGN HENNE TO 3 YEARS AT 12 MILLION A YEAR ,20 MILLION GUARANTEED .........

Marcus,

The ONLY Sancheezebag stat worth discussing is his AFC Championship Game stats.

Long story short: 0-2 LoooooooooooSer!

ROTFLMAO-Can you spell SanCHOKE?

Aloco....no team out there would ever give Henne a contract like that lol..crazy man you

Aloco, how was your swisschard the other night bro?

What's Henne's AFC championship stat? Chips and dip and a few leeches over to watch the game with him?

Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marcus,

Sorry, I was wrong. There's one more stat worth mentioning.

If we're going to compare Henne and SanCHOKER, lets just compare their head to head win loss record.

I mean the W's are what it's all about, no.

If I remember correctly, Henne has torched cxheezebags pretty much routinely.

Thanks for stopping by DouscheBag!!!!

COWKILLA........ MY FAVORITE SOUP BY FAR NOW IS THE SWISSCHARD SOUP B/C IT'S EASY TO MAKE ...THANKS.

ODIN, MARCUS @ 9;27 PM ,NICE COMS BACK @ YOU ODIN .

ODIN,

I AM A HENNE SUPPORTER BUT TO COMPARE HENNE TP SANCHEZ WHO WENT TO DEEP IN THE PLAYOFFS SINCE STARTING IN NY ISN'T FAIR................ SANCHEZ WINS THAT ONE.WE GOT TO BE HONOST .

ALoco,

I think my last comeback was the better of the two.

Marcus keeps on regurgitating garbage from seasons past.

Keep clicking your heels Marcus, someday you guys might be more thanPre Season PAPER CHAMPIONS-NOT!!!!

Sanchez back to back AFC Title games.

Henne back to back 7-9, 1-7 at home.

Reality bites.

Yeah, let's compare their won-loss record.

Sanchez has won waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more games than Henne in his career!!!

You know it's coming...

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Dolphins fans have a real problem - you guys think beating the JETS is the most important thing. JETS fans think bigger and demand more - like deep playoff runs with a chance at an NFL championship.

Raise your expectations a s s clown!!

Chips and dip.... LMMFAO!!!

Peace.

Ya'll can say want you want.

In head to head play Henne has DOMINATED SanCHOKER and the Paper Champs!

Last year, blah, blah, blah. The year before, blah, blah, blah.

The fact is, two years ago they signed a bunch of aging vets and made their run. They made two runs actually, but the Colts let them back in one year.

Anyways, Henne has beat Sanchoker more and the aging wets are on the slippery slope of DECLINE.

But hey, on PAPER, their the CHAMPS! ROTFLMAO!

What have you done for me LATELY?

ODIN,


YOU BETTER CUT YOUR LOSSES AND PAY RESPECT TO MARCUS .

Marcus called it.

Fans like odinseye are too content to just beat the Jets and not see the big picture. Making the playoffs, then winning in the playoffs and giving yourself a chance for the Trophy.

Mama Maria gone tonight I have circle jerk party

meatball subs for evebody

sumbuddy bring big brown donkey

BLACKECEROTE

You mother said the same thing before I gave her her first of many org asms. Who's your daddy?

Sleep well, my son. I'm out.

http://www.newyorkjets.com

What a dolt.

How original.

Duh, nope odins right. The wets made their run and now time has run out.

Just be happy you wets we're paper champs cause that little sniff ain't coming back for a looooooooooooong time.

ODIN,


CUT YOUR LOSSES AND DEMAND FORGIVENESS FROM MARCUS AND DOOMS DAY .....

FAKE ALOCO @ 9;47 PM

Sanchez is/was surrounded by legitimate weapons. Sanchez had an OC that let him make mistakes and learn. Swap Henne with Sanchez and you got Henne bringing the Jets into the playoffs.

Thanks Geronimo, but don't mess with their delusions. Their barely hanging on as it is.

Now join me in a celebratory chant:

We're Paper Champs! We're Paper Champs..........Duh..................

marcus sound gay .

Geronimo = Odinseye = bobbyd12

NO YOU ARE FAKE NOW BRING ME BIG BROUN DONKY

US WETS FANS KNOW HOW TO WET

PAIRTY AT ME HOUSE

Craig M + bobbyd12 were the inspiration for the movie BrokeBack Mountain. Touching story about to playful men.

I am not Bobby Paper Champ.

You getting a little paranoid to go along with your delusions of Paper Championships.

What you think of that Geronimo?

Maybe BLACKCEROTE's mom made Marcus gay? I imagine it wasn't a pretty picture.

Well Odin,

I think you all sound a little crazy, but you seem like my kind of guy.

Odins right you douschebag toilet paper champs!

Geronimoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Aloco,

What's the deal with Brown Donkeys man?

You're starting to scare me.

odinseye also gay ,his proud older brother is also gay who has a mustache .

It's been fun fella's but I have to go shop lifting up at the liquor store before they close.

I don't wanna have to break into the place-AGAIN!

ValHalla!!!!

Until we finish ahead of the Jets, they are ahead of us. Plain and simple.

We can't just claim anything we want. The standings are there, facts. Actions speak louder than words. We can talk and yap and make excuses, but....only having a higher standing than them at the end of the season will put us ahead of them.

Marcus IS A F@@ JUST LIKE SANCHEZ ..ENOUGH SAID! YOU HAVE TO BE TO HAVE SUCH A SICK MIND..

black is a closet gay who never slept with a real woman .

http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings

ESPN has the Jets ranked 7 and the Dolphins 24. Who is more objective, ESPN or odinseye?

IT'S GETTING UGLY,GOOD NIGHT .

bobbyd12, odinseye, Geronimo:

You're basically saying, "Sanchez has more toys, better coaches and a better organization!! Wwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!"

Excuses and crying...crying and excuses. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Gotta go, loser(s).

Don't forget to check out the link I gave you above. We won't accept you as fans but at you'll have something to read while you and Henne eat your snacks when the AFC championships rolls back around.

Bbbwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaa!!! LMMFAO!!!!!

Idunno IS MARCUS booty brother! marcus is a black gay dude.

BLACK, WOULD YOU HOLD MY FAT STICK FOR ME ?

DumDay,

You wanted to compare Henne and SanChoke.

I told you plain and simple, Henne has Beaten, dominated, embarrassed(however you want to put it)SanChoke more times than he beat Henne. Plain and simple, the wins are what count-PERIOD!

Now that I schooled your punk a s s, you're the one trying to change up the story and blur everything with: Well the wets are paper champs and so on and so forth, blah, blah, blah to infinity.

Pretty slick tactics for DumDay-NOT.

You can try to twist and spin Dude, but don't forget to keep trying to change up the story when you've been schooled!

Henne has DOMINATED SanCHOKE, plain and simple.

Paper Champs! Paper Champs! Errrrrrrrr..........right-O.........you go buoy!

PS: Fake Odin @ 10:02, that's what I'm talking about! Too funny dude!

odinseye ask marcus he's the a@# sni#$#!

DumDay,

You're one whinning and crying. You're bringing up wets ranking and stats.

The initial conversation was about a HENNE/SanCHOKE comparison. Quit acting like you don;'t know what I'm talking about. You brpought it up.

Henne vs SanChoke

Winner Henne-Period. Henne has beaten the wets more times than Sanchoke has beat the Phins.

Twist it, spin it, try to blur things up, but in the end you'll be best served by learning how to DEAL WITH IT-PERIOD-ROTFLMAO!!!!

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