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Monday afternoon camp report (free!)

The Dolphins did not draft anyone in today's NFL supplemental draft.

Terrelle Pryor went to the Oakland Raiders, who overspent invested a third-round pick on the former Ohio State quarterback. No other player was drafted during this draft. All of the remaining players become free agents.

Meanwhile, back at the stately Dolphins facility:

Tony Sparano said the open competition for the starting free safety job between Reshad "Get it on" Jones, as he likes to be called, and Chris Clemons, is still an open competition. Neither player has pulled ahead of the other, apparently.

The dynamic here is interesting. The Dolphins want more big plays out of the position and the team believes Jones can provide that better than Clemons. The Dolphins also want everyone properly lined up and as few mental mistakes as possible in the deep secondary, and that is apparently where Clemons has an advantage over Jones.

The Dolphins need someone to make a crossover.

"I think will go right to the end," Sparano said of the competition. "It's not something I'm rooting for but I think it's going to happen."

Methinks Jones wins, but that's just a prediction and I stink at predictions more than I stink at most other things in life. Nonetheless, Jones is getting better at getting folks lined up and a big play is a big play is a big play.

Speaking of those, Sparano said cornerbacks Sean Smith and Vontae Davis have had the earnest thrill of participating in 510 camp plays before Monday. They are mostly error-free plays as they are averaging only one mental mistake every 70 plays or so. That is excellent as it translate to only one mental mistake per game.

What needs improvement is that neither Davis nor Smith has gotten his hands around enough footballs (interceptions) in practice. That typically shows up in practice before translating to the games. So far, not enough of either.

Moving on ...

Remember the other day I suggested on a previous post the Dolphins should perhaps shelve Reggie Bush the rest of the preseason in order to save him and minimize his injury risk?

Yeah, forget about that because it apparently isn't what Bush wants or expects. I asked Bush if following his very nice debut Friday against Carolina he needed to do some more sharpening of his game or if he felt ready for the season.

"I don't think that as a team we're ready to start the season yet and me as an an individual I don't think I'm ready yet," Bush said. "There's a lot of things I need to work on. I've only played one preseason game here with the Dolphins. I obviously have had a lot of practice with the team but being out there with the team in game situations is a lot different. I definitely think I have a ways to go, so hopefully this next game I'll get the bulk of the plays and get a chance to build on and fine tune my tools." 

The Dolphins had a walk-thru at the Nick Saban Memorial Bubble (my name for it) this morning and then went on the field for about an hour before it began to rain. That forced them back inside the NSMB.

Lydon Murtha, Mickey Shuler, Lex Hilliard, Garrett Chisolm, and Patrick Carter did not practice.

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Bunda I really hope you're someone new and not one of the idiots who keeps posting under different names trying to start trouble. Why? Because your objectivity is needed in this blog. Most of the people who don't have optimism in this blog go WAY over the top. You are concise and detailed and make a lot of sense. Your comments are very welcome and can only lead to some lively (and FRIENDLY) debates.

Anyone hear the Mike and Mike prediction?

Nevermind, I see people have

Bunda,

here is your post that I initially responded to and yes it is negative.

'Henne can't get it to him. Henne is never going to be an accurate deep ball passer, he will hit a few, miss on many.

Posted by: Bunda | August 22, 2011 at 08:21 PM

What I do not relate to is fans who have already decided the QB is sh*t and will never be any good when; so many factors were flawed around him last year and it is the toughest position in all of sport.

I dont get the negativity, I dont see the point.

All teams are zero/zero right now. We dont know what will happen. Have a little faith fella until they prove otherwise.

Now to get to 1-0 Henne is going to have to play a good game and the Dolphins will need to score several TD's.

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike and Mike picked the Dolphins to go 3-13! LMAO!!!!!!!!!

That's why Odinseye, LouD and the other trolls you have on this sight wouldn't know a GOOD team if it bit you in the a s s. The team you're stuck with is the absolute worst in pro football!! Hilarious!!

Like I told you scuzzbags before, the JETS are the class of the league - best coach, best cornerback, best defense, best young QB, best owner, best stadium...I could go on and on but I won't...You're lucky I'm a good mood today or I would've mentioned the beatdown you can expect in your season opener. Again, I won't even mention it. I'm all heart!!

Bbbwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!!!!!!!!!!!

Peace.

Marcus, you're also all douche

IF I MAY HAVE A SECOND.

SOME ONE CALLED ME AN IDIOT FOR BELIEVEING IN MY TEAM?

MOST OF YOU CALL YOURSELVES DOLPHINS FANS?

YOUR NOT DOLPHINS FANS.

YOUR NOT EVEN FOOTBALL FANS.

MIKE AND MIKE SAYS THIS OR THAT AND THAT'S YOUR ARGUEMENT?

YOU SEEM TO BE THE IDIOTS.

NOBODY PICKED THE GIANTS TO WIN THIER SUPERBOWL.

NOBODY PICKED THE SAINTS TO WIN THIERS.

NOBODY PICKED THE PACKERS LAST YEAR.

WHO SAW THE CARDS GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL?

YEAH I KNOW I KNOW YOU DID.

I RIDE WITH MY TEAM ALL DAY EVERYDAY.

GO HARD OR GO HOME.

parcells did say after he left that henne was one of his biggest disappointments.

You're out of order! No, you're out of order! No, this whole court's out of order! LOL...

Guys, I've been critical of Henne and thi FO for 3 years now....and I'm willing to let Henne sink or swim this year! Should we have picked up Mallet, or another promising QB. I'm inclined to say yes, but, until I see this new offense play, I wouldn't want a promising young QB to be sacrificed to poor coaching! Let's see how Henne does and how the coaching goes, and reevaluate! I know, it might be another lost year, and I would have been tempted to acquire Terrell Pryor, but I'd rather see what plays out this year. Do I think we'll win the SB, no, but we might do better than we think! If the worst happens and we win 2 or 3 games then Andrew Luck is on the horizon. It's all good!

loud........ YOU R RIGHT ,EVERY ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE HERE ,AND SAY WHATEVER HE WANTS .......GREAT POINT .

I, for one, will be glad when the regular season starts. Maybe then all these closet Jets and Pats fans (and Johnny-come-lately's) on this blog will go away! You're boring, have very little pertinent to say, and just take up space. Then, I won't have to waste my time scanning through all the garbage just to read what the REAL DOLPHIN FANS have to say.
GO FINS!!!

Justin (or should I called you "Blurred" because you obviously can't see worth shyt?),

Your Dolphins have been picked to be cellar dwellers from week one of the season (major props to the the Commish for scheduling the Dolphins to play the second-best team in the league on opening weekend just to get things started right!). They are where they belong. Dead last! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.newyorkjets.com

Watch us, but you can't be us.

Gotta go...booking my Super Bowl tix! Bye, chumps!


Bunda,

I am pretty much in the same camp in that I want/ need to see Henne make strides this year too.

With 2 2nd round draft picks spent of QB over the last several years, it is to the betterment of the franchise to see henne work out.

Hopefully that happens.

I LIVE IN HOBOKEN NEW JERSEY.

I'M 37 AND I GREW UP SURROUNDED BY JETS FANS AND I STOOD UP FOR THE FINS THEN AND I DO TO THIS VERY DAY.

IT'S SAD THAT I HAVE TO GO ON A SITE DEDICATED TO MY TEAM JUST TO HEAR FAKE DOLPHINS FANS OR SHOULD I SAY DOLPHINS HATERS.

YEAH WE WERE 7-9 LAST YEAR.

BUT WE DID BEAT THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPS.

WE DID BEAT THE JETS WHO WERE IN THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP.

MATTER OF FACT THEY DIDN'T SCORE A TD.

THE OTHER GAME THEY WON BY 4 POINTS.

WE PLAYED THE OTHER TEAM THAT WAS IN THE SUPERBOWL.

AND EVEN WITH THE REPLAY WE(DOLPHINS FANS) AND OUR TEAM GOT JERKED.

YOUR NOT A FAN BECAUSE YOU WATCH ON TV.

OHH AND AHH HERE AND THERE.

1-15 AND I WAS CHEERING THE WHOLE SEASON.

EVERY SINGLE PERSON I SEE WITH A JETS ANYTHING KNOWS I'M A FIN FAN.

EVERY PERSON I COME ACROSS WITH PATS GEAR KNOWS THAT I'M A FIN FAN.

YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN I TYPE.

WHEN I BREATH.

HOW I WALK.

I'M A FINATIC.

AND WE DON'T NEED YOUR TYPE.

MARCUS:

WE CAN'T NOBODY BUT THE JETS.

OFF THE MARK IS 1-3 AGINST US RITE?

WHAT WERE YOU SAYING AGAIN I FORGOT?

we might go 3-13 but 2 of those wins will be vs the garbage jets

WE CAN'T BEAT NOBODY BUT THE JETS

YEAH:

YOU'RE DUSTY AND AT THE BOTTOM

Time for a phin fan of 40+ to call it a night after reading 4 pages of crap.
If you want to back another team, be my guest.
If you think we are weaker than last year, you need to read more media BS.
Tough schedule but no reason why we cannot be at least 9-7 at a minimum and better if we possibly get a few breaks.

I like reggies attitude

Sadly, beating the Jets counts more to some of us than getting to the AFC championship. We used to take winning for granted. Now we just hope for a few div wins and we're satisfied.

That said, go away, Marcus.

So far, there is hope this season! LETS GO FINS!!!!!!

Reggie has a GREAT attitude! NYG, killing da Bears!

I think 9-7 is doable, but only if Bush, Long, Marshall, heck...the entire squad stays healthy. Oh yeah, Henne HAS to be a 61% completion guy, and not just to 3 yarders. This team MUST be capable of the occasional long strike or we're in trouble.

Concerning Tebow, to me his toughness one on one would make him a better "H-Back" than a by the book TE. He won't get separation.
He'd be a sort of short yardage guy that could get you 10 yards on sheer strength.
Too bad he won't concede to a sort of similar role.

Of course, the problem with 9-7 or 8-8 is no playoffs, and another mid twenties draft pick.
However (OK, I know this WAY too soon) but our depth at D-Line and slot receiver could enable us to package 2 players and our 1st and move up.
There are several excellent QB's in the 2012 draft besides Luck, and a few strong TE as well.

parcells did say after he left that henne was one of his biggest disappointments.

Posted by: greg z. | August 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM


Greg, I'd just like to say while leaving this esteemed blog this evening is that Parcells was one of MY biggest disappointments.

Last thing...Mando, Yes, Jones was AWESOME in the Titans game..in fact everyone was. Jones should start. Give me a big play, and I'll take my chances on the rest. We NEED big play players, as it's seems obvious that Davis and Smith are afraid to take the risks that the top flight corners take, so it's up to our safeties.

I believe JT will make the most of his opportunity here. Glad he's back.

You know it is interesting that when Henne first got his chance to start, he was critizised for his "touch" not being what it should. Anyone remember that? He would fire a rocket even on short comebackers and slants. Seems to me that he has improved on that aspect of the game greatly. I have no way of knowing what the season brings for him. But I do believe as stated by some other posters that the frequency of long balls will porportionate to his success. No one completes a true long ball more than 50% of the time. Most complete it less than that. So I will garner cautious optimism and hope for the best. He is surely putting the work in. Hope it pays off. I have always been impressed with Henne's abilty to fire the 15 to 20 yard patterns. Like the one to Fasano the other night. Second drive I think. That thing got there in a hurry. or the shot to Camarilo in the closing minutes of the Jet's Monday nighter in '09. There are a lot of QB's in the league that would like to have that arm. if the rest ever comes around for this kid, and I realize that's a big IF, he could be a great one.

Oh me sooooooo horny!

Give him the goose

Just to put this long ball 50% crap to bed.
Here's the stats (ESPN website) for Henne, Brady, Sanchez, and Rivers for last year.

Henne

21-30 yards 6/24 att/cmp 174 yds 25.0%
31-40 yards 2/13 att/cmp 86 yds 15.4%
40+ yards 1/3 att/cmp 54 yds 33.3%

Sanchez

21-30 yards 9/30 att/cmp 269 yds 30.0%
31-40 yards 4/16 att/cmp 171 yds 25.0%
40+ yards 1/13 att/cmp 74 yds 7.7%

Brady

21-30 yards 9/17 att/cmp 312 yds 52.9%
31-40 yards 5/13 att/cmp 225 yds 38.5%
40+ yards 0/6 att/cmp 0 yds 0%

Rivers

21-30 yards 14/36 att/cmp 445 yds 38.9%
31-40 yards 3/10 att/cmp 135 yds 30.0%
40+ yards 5/11 att/cmp 272 yds 45.5%


To me, that says, that even the best QB's don't throw anywhere close to 50% on deep throws. Rivers is considered one of the best deep throwers in the game and Brady has the reputation (apparently). While I just like showing that Dirty Sanchez was crappier than Henne whenever possible, heh.
Not disputing that Henne doesn't need to be more accurate as some people have pointed out.

Boardwalk...Nice post. I tried to make a similar point a few nights ago. Saying that even the best QB's find the most success with underneath stuff 1-10 yards. The long bomb is such a low percentage play that the threat of the play is probably more effective then then play itself.

Promote Darlington. Fire Mando.

I'd like for us to trade a d lineman and possibly a backup corner for a couple of draft picks for next year. We have to start to go into the draft with as much ammo as we can.

I'd give up all of our draft picks next year for Rivers this year and beyond...he would make us virtually unstoppable...we could deal with that..we could use FAgency for anything needed but we are pretty stacked except for QB and TE...just a crazy thought..I know it wouldn't happen but I know I would have the balls to at least run it by Ross..hes so dumb he might just go for it...

That is barring major injuries for any of our starters... I mean that would be the story of all stories for yeRs to come if that happened..I would actually respect Ireland if he entertained the idea...

By virtually unstoppable I mean we would instantly be a contender, and probably do really well for years to come...

Daryl take me now you stud! I lust for your manhood.

Call it stupid if you want...but it's never been done besides almost when ole Ditka bet the farm for Williams...but this would one up him..and we'd be a better team. It's only giving up one year..we still have FA, and we would have our franchise QB. Is it really that far fetched...no.

Killa,

Do you know how old Rivers is?

The thought of giving up the farm for an elite QB is intriquing. Especially in that I agree, we suddenly seem ALMOST stacked across the board.

So, my question is, do we give up the farm for an elite, soon to be 30 year old QB?

PS: I realize this is a hypothetical, but what the heck, fun question.

I have another hypothetical as well, if anybody cares to answer.

If you had your choice, would you draft a 25 year old Jason Taylor or would you take a 25 year old Cam Wake?

I don't know what made me think of this, but it's been bouncing around in my head since we resigned JT.

Odin, Stacked across the "Board"??, I must be watching another team..LOL

Great!

The ONLY time the Blog Hit Troll sleeps, nobody else is on.

It bums me out that my FAVORITE Dolphins Blog has morphed into what it is.

I hate the Sun Sentinel and the loyalist in me is ingrained too deeply for me to go there without feeling like a hypocrite. But MAN, I don't know what else to do..........................

(BIG SIGH!)

Not Even a ValHalla.....................

My bad, I thought you were sleeping.

I know, I know, the Dolphins suck, Henne sucks, SpOrano sucks, yadda, yadda, yadda...........

Tell it to someone else.

(Bigger SIGH!)

Do'nt do it Odin..., Keep up the good fight...

Odin, I Love the defense, and I even like Bush(Who doesnt)(If you know what I Mean, And I think you do) But lets be realestic for a minute, The O-line again is a Question mark(Again) Reggie is injury prone(I'll be Happy with him healthy 9 games) There's still the question of Henne, There OC is from a team that had a worse Offense then the fins last year, They still have Fisty as HC and they open VS the Pats this year, I've been down this road two years in a row, I use to be a optimist but lately I'am a little pessamistic for the reasons I stated above..., In as much, I'll pull my # 13 jersey on every sunday and root for the Mighty Airbreathers... GO FINS..

Stacked?

Starks(pro bowler) Solia, McDaniels, Dansby(pro bowler) Wake (pro bowler) Taylor(pro bowler-all pro selection-probable hall of famer) Davis, Smith.

Bush(pro bowler-all pro selection) Marshall(pro bowler) Bess(top slot receiver), Long(pro bowler) Pouncey(twin brother of pro bowler-lol) Gates.

Nah, were not stacked Blog Hit Troll. This is exactly the kind of ignorance I'm talking about.

I'll keep up the good fight, just like I have for 30 something years. I'm just not sure I'm going to be doing it HERE anymore.

Bottom's U..............never mind..............

Blog Hit Troll @ 3:19

The last two seasons?

You've been spewing your negative garbage for AT LEAST 5 straight years. I've been here that long and in that time(under this particular moniker)you've not posted ONE SINGLE positive thing.

You were at your worst the year we dogged the wets and pats, went 11-5 and took the AFC title.

You ain't no Dolphins fan. I'm tired of all your sign in names, I'm tired of the constant harrassment and most of all, I'm tired of what you've made thig blog.

You can have it............................

Go to sleep.......

Odin, BTW,...... 3 and 13.

Go to sleep?

OK, I will. In the morning when I wake up, I'll still be "odinseye", who you gonna be?

Let me make a suggection, Start your day as HOME, then transition early into ALoco.

Bring in Seminole Sam about midday and harrass everybody into dinner 2 watt.

THEN, like you always do, take us through the night with a bunch of pot shots from a whole bonanza full of BRAND NEW names that we've never heard of.

I guess I'm wasting my time telling you though, it's pretty much the standard routine.

I'm not 100% positive yet, but I'm thinking of exiling myself from this place for good.

Hopefully my last:

ValHalla!!!!

Dude, Only post as myself, Somebody fakes me, (Aloco) Not sure how he does it, Really dont care either, Nor should you, Do yourself a favor and dont feed the fakers... Have a good night, I'LL see you tommarrow..Peace.

Hey Odin... Well that's a good question. Do we know what JT is capable of (knowing what hes accomplished already), before I answer this question..or are we looking at 25 year olds that we've never seen before?
As of now I'd have to say JT because his sewer numbers don't lie, and he wasnt hurt too much for long periods of time. But he'll Wake might surpass JT if his career isnt hampered by injury or anything like that. Wake def has a lot of potential that he hasn't even tapped yet. JT is solid across the board too...some thought he was undersized when he first came into the league...I knew he was going to do just fine...gut instinct at the time...

So in short (this post),..I'd say JT as my answer

Also remember Rivers might be closing in on 30..but he was riding the pine behind Brees for a while...so even though he's a 2004 model year..he's only got 30,000 miles on him. I believe he has many more years to go...and he is probably in my top three favorite QB's as far as skills, tools, smarts, and raw talent goes...

Killa, Odin has passed out.........

did any of you ignorant Tebow bashers see his stats last year, as a rookie? he's a QB.

You guys didn't notice we're going 5 wide a lot this year? We have Bush, Marshall, Hartline. This will be the first year Henne will be allowed to be in a passing offense.

I will now inform you about Henne's forthcoming year:

4500 yards
32 TDs
8 INTs (4 will be Fasano's fault when it bounces off his hands)
60% completion percentage on 35 passes per game
*** Pro Bowl.

Please try to pay attention.

I don't understand why a professional sports writer w/ access to the field like Mando can't see this.

You will all see. Seriously. Trust me. It's pretty obvious.

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