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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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Go to Church or something on Sunday and at least do something constructive, rather than bash the team all the time.

Posted by: Craig M | August 24, 2011 at 07:25 PM

Church? Thats what you call something constructive? Religions are corrupt businesses, many quite rich, preying on the weak and controlling them with fear and fantasy. People think you throw up some stained glass and all of a sudden the building made by mafia and sinners becomes magically spiritual. Crazy sheeet fo sho.


Then Again wasnt Mando on Vacation for 2 months?

Posted by: FP4FGs | August 24, 2011 at 07:27 PM


Yes he was and when he left he said not to worry, if anything newsworthy happens he'll update us.

Not a Chirp, Not a peep, not even a TWEET!

The last time I checked this is the Miami Herald Dolphins site. More and more we are seeing people here claiming the sky is falling. This is not CNN, FOX News, MSNBC or world news period.

Soon the games will count. I think we are going to surprise some teams and this new addition, Larry Johnson seems wierd to me. I think our defense will be strong again this year and I think our offensive line (as long as they stay healthy) will be better. I do agree with most that this is Henne's last year and for that matter, the entire coaching staff and GM. I will remain cousiously optimistic.

Look out everybody, the sky is falling. LOL

kris aka kristy, @7:32

I go to church.

Nice try transvestite

I go to church and the Priest blows me, that's normal, right?

I think Daniel Thomas needs to follow Reggie around a little bit more. It would show alot on his part. I'd like I like Reggie more than Thomas because of how hard he works.

This quote by Sparano is very impressive. This could mean that we will not see more positioning for FG's and I may not be able to call him Mr. FG anymore.

Halif*king louya!

"The people that I worked for before, [low-risk play-calling is] how they approached it,” said Sparano. “Nevertheless, this game has really changed and it has really changed in our division. If you don’t score points in our division, you’re going to have a hard time winning football games. So we have to do a better job of generating big plays, generating more scores and even though we feel like we have one of the best defenses in the league, we’d like them to play a little less.

“I spent a lot of time looking at myself in the mirror, knowing that I need to make the change. Obviously, three-quarters of my staff on offense is new [headed by new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll]. That’s something that I felt we had to do. I feel like Brian’s style is more aggressive … [But] it started with me with big plays and how hard we had to work to advance the ball down field in the past. That’s where I had to look at myself and say, ‘I’m the CEO of the football part of it. If I see it broke, I have to fix it and it has to start with me.’ We couldn’t crawl down the field anymore.”

Furthermore kristy, I am a Baptist. We listen to a sermon from a Preacher, not a priest

Marooned,

Go F-ck yourself sorry piece of sh-it.

Clear enough for you pr-ck ?

This quote by Sparano is very impressive. This could mean that we will not see more positioning for FG's and I may not be able to call him Mr. FG anymore.

I'll have to change my screen name.

...Sparano really had no choice but to look into the mirror, and figure out a different way to lead this team. Good coaches have their handprints positivley around the collars of their teams. Sparano so far, has been in the background. Even his first year as HC. People are going to equate that success to Parcells.

He has to change things up here or he is a goner. He knows that, or at least has come to the realization that he cannot put out a limp offensive product. The NFL is a copycat league. These days it is all about passing, and big plays. Now this doesn't mean that a team cannot be competitive, even a champion by grinding, and winning ugly. But even Sparano knows that if you cannot get the ball into the endzone at a higher rate then this team did last year. The chances of being relative in todays NFL go down faster then my ex girlfriend on a vodka bender.

Oh no !!! Video of Reggie Bush during practice. Isn't this going to put the Dolphins at a competitive disadvantage ? Now the Pats and Jets are going to know.

This blog is going downhill very fast LMAO

Love the quote now I want to see him make it happen when the season starts and no more damn fist pumps!!!!!

Craig and kris, sittin' in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g, first comes love, then comes marraige, here comes Marooned with a meat cleaver.

Ha-Ha!

craigs got a man crush on kris

..Billings Montana Little League on the ESPN now.. Go get em boys!

Of course Baptists are total phonies and our religion is stupid

What did they give you a flip video camera at The Herald, Mando?

Several young boys have claimed preachers give great head, or receive it, I don't remember which way it was. True?

Kris, If you continue to post under my blog name @8:14, etc., etc. I am going to really hurt your feelings.


That’s where I had to look at myself and say, ‘I’m the CEO of the football part of it. If I see it broke, I have to fix it and it has to start with me.’ We couldn’t crawl down the field anymore.”


WOW! This statement is undeniably directed at a single solitary individual. Danosaur HenningS.

I've been saying this since before we even took the field under Parcells and Co. I said then that Henning would be the biggest problem with our rebuilding "program".

Finally, I feel vindicated. Mr."I'd Like to run the ball on every down" is a Quarterback Killer!

Out of all the things the Blog Hit Troll called me, he should just call me correct!

Crowder's gone, Henning'S gone, Fasano will be next! LIFE IS GOOD!

AwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwRiiiiiiiiiiiiight MIAMI!!!!

odinseye:
LJ ain't no Ricky Williams. C'monnnnnnnnnnn, man!

Never said he was.

Besides not understanding what you read, what's your point?

Odoreye, has taken over NJPhinFans Bully of the blog., Oder, Go to the sun sentinal with your B.S, You wouldnt last a minute there with the TK8 there., Go get your Shine box boy.

I just want to be gay that's all.
I inherited the gay gene.
I am a gay viking.

I'm really gonna hurt your feelings now kris.

I AM GAY!!!!!!!

AND I SWALLOW!!!!

How's that?

Besides not understanding what you read, what's your point?


Posted by: odinseye | August 24, 2011 at 08:29 PM

WTF?,Oder go drink some more maybe then you'll understand that your writing is the rage of a Drunk, What a Moot.

I actually like what odinseye says don't hate on a brother for being positive folks!!!!

I am a real live living breathing

DOUCHEEEEEEEEBAGGGGGGV

Bush is the featured back according to the latest from SpOrano, in a more dynamic chunk yardage offense.

Daniel Thomas was brought in to be the work horse.

With Bush's injury history and Thomas's rookie status, were looking dynamic, but not deep.

Hilliard has shown flashes and can play FB or HB. He's also a solid ST's player. I think he's a lock.

Johnson was brought in to push, challenge and teach. Mostly though to provide some badly needed depth.

I was skeptical at first, but after hearing he's in great shape, I'm warming to the idea.


Marooned please marry me.
You be the boy I'll be the girl.

Dang the herald needs to set this up so you that you aren't able to change your name on every post. This shizz is getting out of hand!

Ok, maybe I ranted...just a little. But, I'm hearing from other sources that Henne's been seen spending extra time after practice working on things (sometimes with Reggie) and studying film, etc. But, we never hear about that. Or, about any other players trying to put in extra work to get better. However, Mando's new man-crush, R. Bush, is the only one really trying to improve their performance according to Mando! C'mon man!

I'm a back door man.

From what I hear and have always heard Henne bust his a&*!! I think this year it pays off.

Funny How Oder is always saying there's so many Fake posters, but how many names have you gone through Oder?, 6 since around 5pm from what I can figure out., Oder, Go take a shower., And get your shoe shine box boy.

Go GET YOUR SHINE BOX!!! Lol great movie.


odinseye:
LJ ain't no Ricky Williams. C'monnnnnnnnnnn, man!

Posted by: stillhardcoredolphinsfan | August 24, 2011 at 08:26 PM

Never said he was.

Posted by: odinseye | August 24, 2011 at 08:28 PM

Besides not understanding what you read, what's your point?


Posted by: odinseye | August 24, 2011 at 08:29 PM


ROTFLMAO-THAT's bullying?

Wow, just be glad you didn't grow up in my neighborhood. You never would have made it.


Ihope he doesn't burn himmself out doing so much work.

I'm down with Henne ! He shows good control, seems to be hard on himself yet able to forget his mistakes . It is time though . If we do not get back to 11 wins this year, Henne and Sparano are going to be out of here. I feel Ireland is safe though . Personally i think we will succeed this year . Schedule was tough as nails last year and if just a few more plays went our way last year, we were in every game to the end basically. FINISH FINISH FINISH and we will WIN WIN WIN . That last New Orleans loss 2 years ago was badd!

ODIN IS A HONORABLE MAN AND GREAT POASTER,A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE WERE GREAT WRITERS BUT BIG DRUNKS,HEMMINGWAY,TWAIN JUST TOO NAME A FEW.

miamifan that one really hurt bad we had them. Also the loss to the colts we had those dudes on defense puking up blood and we couldn't win the game because of our crap shoot saftey that couldn't make a play.

Thanks Big T,

I'm a self admitted Homer when it comes to my Dolphins.

Until I run out of bullets, I'm blazing away with both barrels. Until I'm beaten down to a crumpled bloody mess, I ain't giving up!

It ain't OVER until it's OVER!

Well, unless you're the Blog Hit Troll, in which case the seasons OVER before it even began!

AwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwRiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight MIAMI!!!!

Which reminds me!

Armando, why don't you ask someone if we will be wearing the black circle with the number 88 in it this season?

ODIN IS A HONORABLE MAN AND GREAT POASTER,A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE WERE GREAT WRITERS BUT BIG DRUNKS,HEMMINGWAY,TWAIN JUST TOO NAME A FEW.

Posted by: ALoco | August 24, 2011 at 08:47 PM

ROTFLMAO, Aloco your to funny man, Dont forget about Tolstoy, He loved Vodka, Odin, Whats your drink of choice?


ODIN IS A HONORABLE MAN AND GREAT POASTER,A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE WERE GREAT WRITERS BUT BIG DRUNKS,HEMMINGWAY,TWAIN JUST TOO NAME A FEW.

Posted by: ALoco | August 24, 2011 at 08:47 PM


WHAT? DID YOU JUST CALL ME A BIG DRUNK?

C'mon MAN! I'm only 6-1 190!

Any truth to the Fred Davis trade for Starks??????


Mando's new man-crush, R. Bush, is the only one really trying to improve their performance according to Mando! C'mon man!

Posted by: Tracy474 | August 24, 2011 at 08:39 PM


Tracy Rant on Man!

Just curious though, you think JT feels out-ed now that Armando's chasing some new Bush?

Oder, How many DUIs have you incurred in you 70 years on this planet?

ok kristy, craig daddy here will be right over to your cave and scoop that bushel of infestation from your raw hinny and rub your hairy back

Signed, Your lover Craig M

I drink Bourban and Heineken mostly.

Except during the season which I reserve for my ALL TIME favorite:

Dark Barcardi Rum!!!!

PS: I was going to stay sober tonight, but ah, you guys kind of ruined that! THANKS! I'm blaming tonights bender on All-Ya'll!

PSS: If Geronimo shows up later just ignore him. He gets pissed off easy and he's a pretty crude dude ;)

JUST WANT TWO KNOW WHEN ROSS WILL PAY HENNE LIKE HE PAID CROHDER?, SIGN HIM NOW CUS HES GOING TO THROW FOR 56 HUNDERED YARDS AND 44 TDs.

I strongly believe that that starting job opposite of marshall belongs to BESS!!!!!


Oder, How many DUIs have you incurred in you 70 years on this planet?

Posted by: Just The Truth. | August 24, 2011 at 09:00 PM


Just one. I crashed into a Deputy Sherrif, that was enough for me.


Amazing Oder, Only one?, I thought all you Rock Legends(LMAO) Had at least 4 or 5.

Whether they call Bess a starter or not, I want to see him in 3 and 4 receiver sets working out of the slots with alot of pre snap motions.

Bess is quietly becoming a BIG TIME Pro.

OK Iam Out for the Night, Tired of hearing a 70 year old hillbilly go on and on , and on.

Just The Facts,

I guess I should have said just one conviction and that one was reduced to impaired(despite the damage to the police car).

Us "Rock Legends" have/had excellent representation ;)


OK Iam Out for the Night, Tired of hearing a 70 year old hillbilly go on and on , and on.

Posted by: Just The Facts. | August 24, 2011 at 09:21 PM


Hey WAIT!

What name you gonna do next?

Wait for it people.............wait for it.........

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