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Agent: Benny Sapp released by Dolphins

Well, that didn't take long.

The Miami Dolphins have cut cornerback Benny Sapp after he was among the Miami cornerbacks who got burned by the New England Patriots and Tom Brady on Monday night.

Agent Andy Simms made the announcement on his twitter account earlier.

Sapp is the one who gave up the 99-yard touchdown to Wes Welker and several other completions. He also gave up a 2-yard TD to Welker that actually seemed just as troubling in that he competed better on the long TD than the quick pass in the flat TD.

By the way, Sapp wasn't alone in playing poorly against New England. Nolan Carroll similarly got burned several times. Vontae Davis got beat a handful of times before he left the game with cramps in the third quarter. Sean Smith suffered the least damage of Miami's corners but he also struggled at times against the Patriots.

The assumption here is Sapp will be replaced on the roster. The further assumption is that Will Allen will be the man replacing Sapp. Final further assumption: Look for the Allen reunion to happen by Wednesday.

This Sapp move raises several issues:

One: The NFL is a what-have-you-done-lately league and Sapp learned that.

Two: The same people that decided Sapp was good enough to be on the team last week are deciding this week he's not good enough to be on the team, which shows their initial evaluation was wrong.

Frankly, I think Sapp is still better than Carroll right now. He had a better training camp. But Carroll is younger. He's a draft pick. He has ability to grow as a player yet. And he was less expensive than Sapp.

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Texans did look great in demolishing Indy. I sure hope that a Peytonless Team had something to do with it.

Well, ALoco, all I know is that they belong to the same organization.

OSCAR...HOW COME YOU ARE OUT SPOKEN ABOUT HENNE AND AND ACT LIKE A RABBIT WHEN IT COMES TO VOICE YOUR VIEW ABOUT OTHERS ???

(( BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE ))

What! And Carroll is still here? Carroll reminded me of these kids I coached in Pop warner. The ones that the parents made them play and I had to find 5 plays a game to play them. I'd put them in at corner in obvious running situations. They'd have a blank stare, wouldn't know where to even stand and the rest of the players would be yelling at him. He got picked on and almost started crying on the field. I'd rather have a guy that gets beat trying then Carroll that proved he's not an NFL quality player.

brady has alot of success against us. he doesnt against the jets defense. when he is over center and the D isnt confusing him by jumping in and out of gaps,brady will cut you up like a skilled surgeon. the jets jump around with diff pkgs and overloads which disrupts brady's rythym. he then can make a mistake more often.

Tom Brady seems to have handled the lockout just fine thank you. http://bit.ly/rh8rSk

My Daughter who know nothing about football could make better personnel decisions than this bunch

ireland and spazano should sell flowers on the side of the road.lol

once the game begins our personell weaknesses are glaring.. this has to fall on the GM IRELAND who is responsible for filling the "holes". we are outcoached also on a weekly basis. we seldom make halftime adjustments to stop whats killing us(like the TE's of the pats).

oscar is a rabbit .lol

Dansby, another overrated acquisition by this FO. He made zero big plays last year and was non existent this Monday. He is robbing the money he's being paid. Burnett was invisible. Aren't the linebackers supposed to be the playmakers in a 3-4 D? No playmakers on this D besides Wake, and he may have been a flash. Now that OC's game plan for him will cut his production. Other than soliai this D is week and slow in the middle of the field. Scary what Brady did to them. This is a copycat league and I expect more of the same in the weeks to come.

Greg, you are correct about Ireland. However, I suspect that Ross put handcuffs on him as far as spending the available cap space. So it is actually a combo of Ireland-Sparano ineptness and ross' cheapness.

the days of pat surtain, brock marion, sammy knight and sam madison are long gone. the secondary needs some hard hitters. i knew this was the weak spot of this years defense, but i had NO idea it was this bad. nolan carrol's days are numbered.

the days of pat surtain, brock marion, sammy knight and sam madison are long gone. the secondary needs some hard hitters. i knew this was the weak spot of this years defense, but i had NO idea it was this bad. nolan carrol's days are numbered.

if we don't kill our own drives with penalties we can wear out texans d same way pats did to us

plenty no huddle, outside runs, intermediate passes, if we beat the texans we can get on a roll, d HAS to turn up on Sunday

the NAMES OF OUR PLAYERS AND COACHES DOESN'T SPEAK WELL OF THEM ...A PLAYER NAMED CARROL CAN'T BE A GOOD PLAYER OR SAPP OR MIKE NOLAN AS COACH................... WHEN LAST TIME YOU HEARED OF A COACH HIS LAST NAME SPARANO.

SAPP IS THE BEST!!!!!!! THATS THE HEADLINE OF THE DAY!!!

DEVILS-ADVOCATE,
my words exactly! you cut lousaka from the 53 man roster to retain benny sapp, or nolan carrol?! at the very least polite makes us multi-demensional in those CRITICAL short yardage situations, and at the most 99% of the time he would convert. so tell me, what's the dealeo! heck, even EDDS(who we cut) would have done more in the secondary then sapp or carrol, he might have even accounted for coverage on at least 1 of brady's many tight-ends!

i can tell if the player is good by his name ,TAKE
A PLAYER LIKE MARSHALL OR WAKE ...THEIR NAMES SAYS SOME THING GREAT ............. BUT TAKE BERGER OR CARROL OR SMITH OR D.THOMAS .......... ENOUGH ALREADY .

Jrljr2, i kinds suspected that about ross tightening the purse strings. alot of our cuts are based on contracts. the personell mistakes are mind boggling; ireland mis-steps are frequent and perplexing. the bloggers can see what the regime cant? this is henne's 4th year without true competition. honest competing against someone better makes one better! i'm very discouraged at the moment. i dont see a way out.

miami's secondary is in trouble, there are no potions out their to beef it up in a hurry. weve been exposed! just putting this one out there... ROBERTO WALLACE is starting to look alot like pat surtain, and BROOKS FOSTER looks more like sam maddison. if these two guys were a little better at catching they'd be starting recievers. seems like they are just playing out of position! move foster and wallace into the secondary! they are bigger, and faster and give size to our wimpy secondary. the answer for our secondary is already on our roster!

Why not carroll to he got burned.whats up wiht Larry Johnson,Mr.Ross you are the only responsible for this melttown now week 2 we play against the TEXANS a team that we aint beat in 6 games and are much more better than us,ah bye the way the stadium will be empty period.

Here are some people who most of us don't know well, but should be taking responsibility for this embarrasing lost:

Darren Krein - Strength and Conditioning Coach

Todd Bowles - Secondary Assistant Head Coach

Bryan Cox - Pass Rush

Kacy Rodgers - Defensive Line

David Corrao - Defensive Quality Control

It's obvious that Edds gave a lot of information about our defense. The Patriots were wide open all night on medium to long passes. He probably told them how out of shape the Dolphins were.

NH, I don't see nolan or sparano's name in there. I think they have the most responsibility.

NHFINSFAN ,

WHERE'S MIKE NOLAN IN YOUR LIST ?

craven, I don't think the score would have been different if edds hadn't gone to the pats.
We just weren't ready for their no huddle which is puzzling as they ran the same against the bucs. Other team will figure out how to beat the no huddle they run then maybe we have a chance next time we play them at the end of year. But by that time we're out of playoffs and hopefully have a new interim coach.

IF WE LOSE VS HOUSTON ,WILL TS BE FIRED ?

The Sapp fiasco is directly at the lap of the FO (Ireland/Sparano). You cut a guy for another guy, only a week later cut the guy you kept and today we'll hear the re-signing of Allen.

All us fans had to go on was the Coaches' opinion of the matter (which we trust because we don't see those players everyday and they do). Shows that they are not analyzing talent wisely enough. Shows they don't really know their team too well. We've seen these mistakes in other areas (Safety, OL, RB).

Not saying it's a fire-him-now type offense, but it's not a good start, and Sparano knows it. I hope they get it together.

ALoco, I think TS should have been fired last year after the season. At this point I don't think he'll be fired before the bye week. Nolan is not much better. Get rid of both of them, and Ireland and bring in cowher.

Hey DC, I saw your last post to me and Craig last night. I got caught up in WORK go figure.

I am not the told you so type of guy. I know Henne is a good QB because I know some things about the position. That is the only reason I fight with these people on here blasting him.

Truth is DC, It is one game, one of Henne's biggest problems is consitancy. So one game does not make him the answer, but it is promising to see the guy do the things HE CAN do.

Henne has never had full control of this offense until this year, which tells me that should at least be consitant this year, then we will see if he CAN be consistant.

I think we will be pleased with him, but unless the running game, and D really step up, no matter how good Henne is he is probably gone with Regime change. Unless Gruden is the guy, he likes Henne a lot.

On another note, Sapp was not really good ever, but Monday night he was the only corener to MAKE a play and MAKE something happen. And he got cut, I think that is funny. It is only one play, I get it, but it is ironic.

You cut someone every time we have a bad game and the players stop playing for you. This move smells of desperation and will destroy any hope of fixing the D.

Did not see the Steelers act like this. And they were beat a lot worse than we were. Guess someone had to go to bring back Allen or who ever they bring in.

To me it seems like they are cutting salary at all costs. Sapp probably should have stayed at least two more games. One bad game against a team like New England can happen, four bad games and your pattern has been established.

Ginn, Camarilo, Brown, and many others are doing very little in their new homes. Ricky had a pretty good game.

This management is making its bed, guess we are going to see how well they lie in it.

Go Dolphins!! Their is still hope.

Nolan & Sparano are obvious...I was seeking their Lieutenants...the ones who are on the sidelines closest to the players.

Poizen, I know you're not that guy. But I think when people get killed as much as you guys you deserve someone to say you were more right than wrong on that. I know it's one game, but I see a different Henne. No, he can't make EVERY throw, and that's why I'd still call for a QB to get drafted next year (can't have too many choices at that position), but I can see Henne leading this team until we get that "elite" prospect and even doing some good things (Playoffs definitely if the rest of the team steps up. Not this year but next).

Greg, What makes matters worse, is that with all he holes on the O line, RB, LB, and safety, they have 5 TE on the roster. What's worse is that 4 of them were cut by other teams. So they cut Allen, Polite and others, didn't sign guys in FA and kept 5 TE's on the roster. This regimes ineptness, including Ross, is scary. They have the potential to hurt this team going forward. Ross needs to clean house ASAP and start from scratch. When a fan base knows more than team management from a personnel evaluation perspective, that's scary.

What we all see on the field with our eyes is real. The same problems exist today that were there at the beginning of last years camp.
Also, the players this team drafts will never make an impact. I can't think of one over the last three years that have been impact players. None. The best have been smith and Davis and they are still making the same mistakes they did as rookies. That tells me they are what they are. In my mind, that's overrated.

BOULDER........... I AM STARTING TO BE IN THE CAMP OF DYING BREED RE COWHER ........................

Oh someone needs to start writing stories about how bad our owner is. I would take Wayne any day of the week over this cat.

We have a New York Jet carpetbagger owning our beloved Dolphins and all wonder why things cant get done.

When Wayne H. owned the team everyone spoke of how well the organization was run. And I know Spileman was not popular, but it seemed like he could get free agents to come to miami, now we cant even get people to look our way.

We are all wondering why they didn't look at this and that person. Well maybe the fact is the free agents dont want to come here because they know if they have a bad game they are going to get cut.(Just like Sapp)

Ross sell the team please. And I dont mean little shares. Wait maybe we should let the fans have a chance to buy our team. Run the show like Green BAy.

Just think the buck stops at the top and Ross you are the person at top. Enjoy the small crowds at the game.

Two words. BLACK OUT, BLACK OUT,!!

Should have gotten rid of TS and Ireland last year. Sapp is just one example of the mediocrity of this staff. I think if we keep losing at home they'll finally get rid of these guys. Nice to see improvement from Henne. The only player that shined, but it game one and consistency has never been his forte. This staff over-reacts, muddles through things, doesn't know how to use the clock wisely. Goes for 3 when we need 7. Either he turns it around or he's gone. You can have Will Smith at every game and it's still not going to sell out the stadium.

@#1 Dolphin Fan in Montreal - You mean that DeAngelo Williams and Ahmad Bradshaw were BEGGING to come to Miami and we turned them away? Can you please show your source?

Thanks.

poizen, he gave up 2 td's to welker. One for 99 yards. cutting him was the right move. How much worst can will allen be?

SAPP WAS HAVING LUNCH WHILE WELKER WAS GETTING HIS 99 YARDS TD .............

FIRE MIKE NOLAN .............

D. Williams and Ahmad Bradshaw were begging to come to Miami. Are you serious?? Please know what you are talking about about before posting such ignorance. Carolina way overpaid for Williams. I guy with a lot of trend on the tires. Bradshaw, worked the system to get the most money from the Giants. He was going no where.

Boulder, I agree with cutting him, in fact I thought he should not have made the roster. But the funny thing for me is Nolan did not get in position before ball snaps, got burnt all day, made no plays. big mouth's vonte and Sean cramp up, and even healthy Vonte got burnt BAD deep twice, luckily the slade guy dropped one.

Sapp got burnt like the rest, but made a great anticipation play creating the 1st int for Brady in 350 attempts or something... And the cut one is, the only guy that made a positive.

I was just talking about how ironic that is, not saying it was not a correct move.

Yesterday I saw a lot of posts about firing Sparano and the coaches to hire. Let me say this first, forget Cowher and Gruden!! These guys are now NFL analysts getting paid great salaries without the stress and aggravation of being an NFL coach. Their fire for coaching is gone. Cowher had multiple chances of coming back. When the Carolina job opened up, and Cowher lives in NC with his family, his name wasn't even mentioned. That speaks volumes when we heard for years that that would be his dream job.

2-3 years ago i think players were intrigued about coming to play in miami for parcells/sparano. since then most all have done an about face. we courted some FA who decided to go elsewhere after talking to our GM/coach. the dez interview with our GM will always be remembered in a negative light. arguing whether we give a 3rd or 4th for orton for a whole week while other FA's sign. our inability to get legit competition for henne,inability to draft ballers,deficiences not addressed all lie in the GM's lap.

I must be honest DC, the bashers of Henne are still out in full force, focusing on 3 throws from that game, I find that laughable. Especially that those bashers, leave out the drop by Marshall, the fact that Marshall ran 2 terrible routes, and Bess dropped a ball.

But the bashers only focus on henne, not all of the offense issues. Henne DOES have the problem with the fade in the corner of the end zone, I will say that. But that being said. Our receivers do not get enough seperation to allow us to try other things in the red zone. So I think Henne had a stellar game and am more impressed with his performance than Brady's. Henne did not have close to the time that Brady did.

Oh well, it is what it is.

I wish Henne would walk out of the tunnel and give the fans the 2 handed salute to all the haters!

Will Allen is back!

Why isn't Ricky Williams with this team? Why isn't Bryant McKinney with this team? Why isn't Namdi Asomua with this team? Why isn't Harvey Dahl with this team? Why isn't Brandon Meriweather with this team? Why isn't Darren Sproles with this team? Now, Why is Jones Jerry still with this team? Why is Vernon Carrey still with this team? Why is Mark Colombo still with this team? You see why we got humiliated at home by the Patriots? Jeff Ireland, I'm giving you a formal invitation to 3 rounds in the octagon with me. And you can bring Sporanus with you. Just email me.

Keep on wishing! He hasn't done anything to indicate he will put Our team on his back. Henne WILL ALWAYS need to be carried.

The one guy from Monday night that I thought was really bad was Sapp. Too many times to elaborate. THERE is a really bigger problem in what is the organization doing....front office, coaching, conditioning, talent evaluation,...the list is almost endless. Granted you can have a game from hell, but damn, have you guys pitched a tent there. Fan for over 30 years and I wish someone down there would get their act together. Dolphin in CT.

Allen is definitely better than Sapp. The only question is, can he hold up phyically.

But in the long run, it won't matter. If you can't see by now what the real problems are, there's no hope for you. Here's a clue: Mis-management boardering on incompetence.

alaindelon you are a very irritating moron.

it was only the first game people, there is still plenty of time left in the season , this is the optimistic view, NOW WHAT IS TROUBLESOME TO ME AND MOST FINS FANS IS THAT THEY HAVE MADE SOME BAD PERSONNEL DECISIONS WHICH REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE HENNE REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE HE IS GOING TO TURN THE CORNER HE HAD FIRE IN HIS EYES THE OTHER NIGHT, BUT NOT BRINGING BACK EITHER RICKY OR RONNIE IS GOING TO HURT UNLESS THEY PICK SOMEONE UP IF THERE IS SOMEONE TO PICK UP , THAT AND L POLITE WAS A HELL OF A PLAYER HE ALWAYS GOT THE 3RD AND 1 OR 4TH AND SHORT , NOW THEY DON'T HAVE ANYONE, CHARLES CLAY AND D THOMAS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THESE GUYS BUT THEY COULDN'T GET ON THE FIELD FOR THE FIRST GAME, I THINK THAT IF WE HAVE ANOTHER LOSING SEASON JEFF AND TONY WILL BE GONE WHICH IS A SHAME IN SOME WAYS THEY HAVE IMPROVED THE TEAM BUT IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THEY IMPROVE ONE AREA THEY SCREW ANOTHER AREA UP AND I THINK THEIR TIME IS GOING TO RUN OUT, AND LASTLY THERE IS NO WAY THEY SHOULD BUT NOLAN CARROL ON THE FIELD AGAIN, THE WHOLE DEFENSE WAS NOT READY TO PLAY, 99 YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS 517 YARDS PASSING GIVEN UP AND IT WAS JUST A WEEK AGO THESE GUYS WERE RUNNING THEIR MOUTHS ABOUT HOW GOOD THEY WERE GOING TO BE, IT WAS HUGE EMBARRASSMENT THEY BETTER KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT THE REST OF THE WAY

One interesting stat… 213 of our 488 yards were made in the last 8 minutes. 270 yards in 3+ quarters is not that great. I think people are glossing over what really happened in the game.
bull frekins eye!

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The Dolphins lost a game they were supposed to lose.....RELAX!

Everyone should be mad as hell after mondays game and should be calling for heads to roll, in fact we should be hopeing that some even (MGMT)just flat out quit but we all know to well that it will never happen,so what can fans do to show thier disgust.
Well hit Ross where it hurts in the wallet,by not purchasing tickets,jersys anything that pertains to the Phins call your local radio stations and let your dispointment be heard loud a clear and that has fans we refuse to take it any longer.
Look everyone I've been behind this team since 1969 and the last 5 years has been pure crap starting with this idiot owner all the way down to some of these players.

Just sick and tired my friends Im just sick and tired.

ALL OF U R WRONG. THE GREATNESS OF THE PATS,
STARTS AT THE TOP.GREAT OWNER, INVOLVED,HUMANE
GOOD WITH COACHES & PLAYERS. MR. ROSS IS A CLOWN. HE TRIES TO RECOUP HIS $ SELLING PARTS
OF THE TEAM TO NOBODIES. HE'S GOT IT ALL WRONG.
FIRE THE GM, HC NOW. AT THE VERY LEAST,THE FANS
WILL HAVE THE ASSURANCE, THAT THE SAME THING
WILL NOT HAPPEN NEXT YEAR.TONY IS LIKE CAM CAME
RON, GREAT COORDINATORS, BUT NOTHING MORE.
OUR TEAM IS MUCH WORST NOW, THAN WHEN THEY CA
ME IN. NO OL, NO DL, NO RB, NO DB'S,ETC.SO TELL
ME: WHY ARE THE COACHES NOT BEING FIRE, BUT THE
PLAYERS GET CUT.BRING SHULA BACK, PARCELL IS A
CON MAN. HIS DISCIPLES R NOT EQUIPPED TO BE RU
MMIMG AN NFL TEAM. GOD HAVE MERCY ON US.

And by the way I won't be watching the game this weekend and maybe the rest of the season unless something changes.

God luck to the Phins and to the fans who will try to stomach the rest of the season.

you forgot 3rd: you're a complete douche.

You continue to write nothing but negative crap about the team you cover. Are you so desperate for readers that your paper has come to this. Take a job in NE or NY and talk sh*t from there so I don't have to look at it every day. Your column sucks, your writing sucks and your topics suck. Your paper is worthless just like you are. Go take another one up the pooper and move on with your life.

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