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Wednesday afternoon potpourri of notes

Remember I told you a couple of weeks ago the Dolphins had a competition for the starting wide reciever job opposite Brandon Marshall?

They still have a competition going for that starting wide receiver job. I asked coach Tony Sparano today if he had decided on the winner of the competition yet.

"Not yet, no, yeah, to me, it’s still open with, you know, that group of there, you know, that’s there and, you know, we’re going to play them a lot in the next couple of weeks," Sparano said. "We're going to play them a bunch this week, as much as we can play them and get a couple of guys up in the rotation this week, but you know, they’re going to play all those guys a lot in the next two weeks.”

The players vying for that starting job are Brian Hartline, Davone Bess and Clyde Gates.

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The pressure is mounting on Will Allen to get on the field the remainder of this preseason and perform. He probably has to do it this week and next week without an injury setback to make the team. Oh yeah, playing well would also help.

 “I tell the team this all the time: It’s a show me game, at some point I have to see it," Sparano said. "I got to see it on the practice field. I got to see it in the game. It took me two days out here with JT (Jason Taylor) to figure out once he got here in pads it took me two days to figure out he’s still got it.

"So now I can control his practice pace. You know JT didn’t work yesterday and I can go to JT and say you’re down today.  I’ve already seen it … I know it.  I kind of know what this guy needs to get ready to play.  He knows what he needs to get ready to play. In Will's case particularly, and Will wouldn’t be upset with me for saying this, it's just I need to see it and more importantly Will needs to see it.

"He needs to know that he can go into the game and he can do this at the rate that Will was able to do.  I give Will, I give him a lot of benefit of the doubts if you will because he’s a smart player, really smart player, probably the smartest guy I have back there and I’ve seen him do it a couple years back.  But not having him last year and really limited a little bit prior to that -- that has been a long period of time that passes.  We just need to see these guys do it at a high level.  He’s had a couple good days out here right now in a row so I’m hoping to be able to get him to the game and be able to put him in those positions."

Look for Allen Saturday against Tampa Bay.

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I told you a while back that Reggie Bush is a monster when it comes to working.

The Dolphins go through their walk-thru and he's there and then comes the two-hour practice and he's there and then the practice is over ... and he's still there!

Today, like most, was a 30-minute session for Bush post-practice. He was the last guy off the field.

He ran sprints by himself. Then he went over to the JUGS machine and standing a mere seven yards from the thing and caught passes slung at him at 22 MPH. By the way, when most receivers catch from the JUGS they stand 12-14 yards away. So try the closer distance sometime without breaking your nose or dislocating a finger.

Afterward, Bush jogged over to the blocking sleds and pushed them around for about 10 minutes.

The man's work ethic is beyond reproach so far. But don't believe me. Check out the video I took.

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#1

come on tony, quit bsing. we all know bess is the 2nd best wr on this team


I asked coach Tony Sparano today if he had decided on the winner of the competition yet.

"Not yet, no, yeah, to me, it’s still open with, you know, that group of there, you know, that’s there and, you know, we’re going to play them a lot in the next couple of weeks," Sparano said. "We're going to play them a bunch this week, as much as we can play them and get a couple of guys up in the rotation this week, but you know, they’re going to play all those guys a lot in the next two weeks.”

SpOrano's oratory brings back fond memories of going in front of the JUDGE!

In the holding cell I'm going over my "spiel" sounding like John F. Kennedy, I get in front of the judge and immediately turn into Beavis and/or ButtHead!

Well, you know, ah, your honor, and these ah, things, you see they weren't...................

If he were winning games, everyone would think it lovable. As it is, he comes off like a bumbling Idiot.

Just Win Tony!

hes a moron odinseye

Sporano's oratory skills remind me of a drunk homeless guy or a strung out drug addict on an LSD trip.

I hate the Henne-Sanchez comparison. The goal isnt to be better than Sanchez. The goal I would like to see from Henne is become one of the 8th best qb's in this league.

Becoming one of the 8th best qb's in this league automatically qualifies him as a perrenial playoff calibre qb. These are the qb's that seem to get thier teams to the playoffs year after year after year........

At this point comparing him with Sanchez is pretty meaningless. We all know that at this point in Sanchez's career Jet playoff appearances have had more to do with our collapse(2009) and thier defense(2010) than Sanchez himself. Dont get to carried away because he has had some timely plays.

Sanchez and Henne both have a ways to go when it comes down to regular season performances. A comparison at this stage is like trying to compare wet paint to wet paint. Wet paint put down now and wet paint put down 5 seconds later are still both wet paint.

Tony's "QUOTES" are amazing, huh? If you were trying to make up some ridiculous nonsensical sentence, you couldn't top Tony's speech patterns. WOW!

We should trade Sparano for Rex, I'd be good with that, but would have to change my name to Tony's Turd.

dying top 8? brees,brady,manning,rivers,rothleisberger,schaub,vick,manning,rodgers,ryan. theres 10 right there henne couldnt dream of being in a million years


not to mention young studs like freeman,mccoy,etc


Then he went over to the JUGS machine and standing a mere seven yards from the thing and caught passes slung at him at 22 MPH. By the way, when most receivers catch from the JUGS they stand 12-14 yards away. So try the closer distance sometime without breaking your nose or dislocating a finger.
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Great, our newest legitimate Playmaker, known to have durability "issues".

I can see the headlines now:

Jugs to the Face-Bush Injured!

As much as I hate Rex Ryan, I would probably like him as Fins coach. But that constant YAP YAP YAP - We're going to win the super bowl - YAP YAP YAP...is sickening.

Repost from last blog:

I was surprised by the Larry Johnson signing but only in as much as I thought they had more confidence in Hilliard filling that role.

I don't think the signing reflects any on Daniel Thomas per se. It's not any different than what SpOrano and Ireland have done since their arrival.

Daniel Thomas = Ronnie Brown

Larry Johnson = Ricky Williams

Reggie Bush = Cobbs/Sheets(?).

As far as the numbers go, this is what SpOrano likes to work with.

Whether or not we've upgraded remains to be seen.

I'll give you a hint on what I think:

I LOVE BUSH!

Posted by: odinseye | August 24, 2011 at 04:28 PM

parcells choose tony over rex. unreal

That's what I'm talking about.

Someone willing to put in the work.

I hope Henne and Marshall are taking notes.

Go Phins !!!!!

Well, Ya know...at least he didn't say "like" 30 times in one sentence LIKE both my, like, daughters.
On Larry johnson, I still remember on Inside The NFK (HBO) larry waxes on and on about black players preferring to play for black HC's, and actually working harder for them. Gumble never raised an eyebrow,.
Anyone tell Larry yet the formerly fat Tony is WHITE?

I wish Armando would question LJ regarding his statements on the show.

We should start a petition for Armando to summarize Tony's statements from now on- no more direct quotes. It makes me crazy. Nothing he says ever amounts to anything anyway.

To The Fake Rex Ryan's BM:

Seriously, you are not even remotely funny or clever.

Please call your mom back and tell her to stop bothering me. I am not a ho runner.

What are you talking about Mando? He missed like 3 or 4 balls on the spin around catch, the dude SUCKS!!

Just kidding, that's pretty impressive. The balls are really coming at him. He shouldn't have any problem with Henne's passes (as long as they hit his hands).

Bush's work ethic is to be admired, and whether he can last a full season, ya gotta love him.
I was skeptical, especially as regards the problems at USC, but considering what my alma mater is into now, I think I'll give Reg a pass.
Or hope about 75 of them for 1000+ yards.

None of these local sports writers ask tough questions. They are all gutless and terrible writers and reporters.

finsfan72, Mando LOVES to print those things, you KNOW that! LOL
His little jab to the chin of the establishment, aka Fin staff.

IMA-

It does seem like he's clowning Tony by printing these quotes, doesn't it?

I read the press conference the other day, and it gave me a headache...never again!

Sorry, meant Inside the NFL

yeah bush has impressed me. imagine if all players worked hard like him anf jt. team should take lessons

the part about bush is the best writing I've seen yet.

To the Fake Rex Ryan's BM:

Your boy Obama is an abject failure. Please call your mom back. She said you never made your bed this morning and she's pissed.

I would like to see Henne and his receivers working extra after practice, developing timing on long routes.


yeah bush has impressed me. imagine if all players worked hard like him anf jt. team should take lessons

Posted by: dusty bottoms | August 24, 2011 at 05:03 PM


Dusty, WELL SAID!

People are always talking about bringing in a QB to push the current one. Bring in RB', LB's etc, etc.

While the concept does have a certain amount of validity, I think the real way one player pushes another is the way Bush is doing it. Working hard, raising the bar and most importantly, setting an example.

In this way, Bush can push all the players, not just RB's or Safeties, etc, etc.

PS: I LOVES ME SOME BUSH!!!!

I was watching LJ highlights at Penn State and I never realize how big and fast he was. Dude looks like a full back with RB speed and mad power. The first tackler never brought him down. I hope he can flash some of that with the Dolphins. What ya think? He's only 31!


Odinseye-

You probably missed it on the last post-

I'm not a big fan of bush(like in 70's pornos), but I love the little racing stripes you see in today's adult films. LOL!

GO FINS

Armando,

leave Sparano alone! It's not absolutely necessary to quote his quotes verbatim.

“I tell the team this all the time: It’s a show me game, at some point I have to see it," Sparano said.

I've been waiting for 3, going on 4 years to see it.


I'm not a big fan of bush(like in 70's pornos), but I love the little racing stripes you see in today's adult films. LOL!

GO FINS

Posted by: finsfan72 | August 24, 2011 at 05:18 PM


Racing stripes????

I thought those were MoHawks!!!!

Call it what you will, the fact remains!

I LOVE BUSH-ValHalla!!!!

NO MORE TS QUOTES!

again, larry johnson was done years ago. he wont even make the final roster

Let's all repost our posts 2,3 and 4 times? Watcha think?

In case some of you didn't read earlier reports Bush and Henne stayed after the others left to fine tune their timing. Henne gets accused of a lot but working hard and putting in the time is only something that someone would say lust to say it!

Repost:

Let's all repost our posts 2,3 and 4 times? Watcha think?

henne needs to keep working with bush for all those third down checkdowns he will do. 3rd and 9, 7 yard check down to bush,punt


Let's all repost our posts 2,3 and 4 times? Watcha think?

Posted by: An Idea | August 24, 2011 at 05:25 PM


Normally I would pass.

BUT, ah, if we could edit out the Blog Hit Troll, I'd say: Great Idea!

To the Fake Rex Ryan's BM:

You are not allowed to vote b/c of that felony conviction involving those two little boys who you befriended. Are'nt you late for your NAMBLA meeting?

Dusty.. Is the glass half empty or half full.. This is a Quiz. Question is why are you always so negative?

always hmmmm i just said i was impressed with bush. real question here is, does this team have more to be positive or negative about. me personally, im a fan whos fed up with losing. we havent won a playoff game in a decade.

HOME; LAST YEAR YOU TOLD US ON THIS BLOG THAT NO HURRICANES WOULD HIT THE USA, ONLY MEXICO.OK YOU WERE RIGHT.THEN YOU SAID NEW YORK CITY WOULD GET HIT BY A MAJOR HURRICANE IN 2011, EVEN THOUGH EVEN THE SMALLEST HURRICANE HAS NOT HIT THERE IN TWENTY YEARS.NOW THEY ARE SAYING HURRICANE IRENE WILL BE A DIRECT HIT ON NEW YORK CITY.
HOME; HOW DID YOU KNOW?WHO IS DOING THIS AND STEERING THESE HURRICANES?HOME PLEASE RESPOND!

Rex-

NAMBLA....wow...haven't heard that one in a while! LMAO

Dusty I must have miss read the punt part at the end.. However, I think we have a better chance than if Henne is on a roll and they put the wild cat in to lose yds and force Henne into 3rd and long and he converted on many of those. He wasn't even allowed to call audibles last year. Cheer up and give this system a chance it might just surprise you!

hope your right socal. but so far history shows daboll and henne are awful. but trust me id love nothing more than to eat crow on all of it. but i think come january henne and the staff will be gone and we will be talking about who our next coach is

Cool video Armando, thanks. I wonder has Reggie always worked this hard, last man etc.? If so, could that have something to do with his injuries?

Really Dusty, cheer up, man. It can't be that bad.

What are you so mad about, huh?

finsfan

I'm an expert on NAMBLA, thoroughly investigated it, so if you have any questions...

I know this isn't a Q&A so Mando obviously isn't going to answer me. My question was more directed at my fellow posters. I'm just wondering if anyone knows if Reggie was a workaholic in New Orleans as well. And if he was why hasn't anyone linked his injury history with the fact that he practices much more than other players possibly wearing himself down?

FinsFan72:

Glad I could make you laugh. BTW, I too have been a fan since the 70's.

If you can, give the fake RR'sBM a lead on a new apartment. His mom no longer wants him living in her basement and drinking directly from the milk carton. Thanks.


Rex-

NAMBLA....wow...haven't heard that one in a while! LMAO

Posted by: finsfan72 | August 24, 2011 at 05:35 PM


What does MAMBLA stand for?

The post at 5:43 was the fake RR'sBM. So sad.

Some people need AA, I needed NAMBLA recovery, but I've recovered now and can admit it. It's still on my mind a lot though.

What is NAMBLA?

Thanks for the help(sarcasm), I'll just google it, SHEESH(indignation)!

Dusty.. As for Daboll I realize he has not done the job for other teams, however he has already shown more offensive imagination than we have seen in many yrs. As for Henne he can and will be a better than average QB in the correct system. If you don't believe me go look up the Michigan record books and you might just change or mind and give the guy some support under this new system!

Odinseye,

According to south park North American man boy love association... Or north American marlon brando look alike

Very funny episode look it up

Dooh! I found it.....NEVERMIND,............

SHEESH(exasperation).......................

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