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Bush-Thomas package on the way? Looks like it

On Sunday night I asked coach Tony Sparano if the team could find a way to get both Daniel Thomas and Reggie Bush in the game during games in which Thomas is the hot hand as the running back.

The idea, obviously, is that Bush is a potentially dynamic player and it would be a waste to have him on the sideline serving as a spectator while Thomas runs the football. I figured, find a way to use him as a third-down guy. Use him as a punt returner. Use them both in the backfield and perhaps move him out to the slot -- thus forcing the defense to defend Bush with their base unit.

But coach wasn't buying any of that. He said what we saw is basically the way things are.

"Reggie‟s role is where Reggie is," Sparano answered. "Thomas was going good today, you know, and that‟s where we were. It was that kind of game. It worked out good."

Well, today things are a bit different.

First of all, Sparano just told the media that Thomas was in for 33 plays while Bush was in for 25 plays. I know, it sure didn't feel like that. But those are the stats the coach repeated.

Then he said the club actually has a package that includes both Bush and Thomas and that they used it some Sunday. The problem was, he said, that with Thomas an uncertainty because of his recent injuries, the package is admittedly small.

Well, here's the deal: You should look for that package to expand. It has to happen if Dolphins coaches saw what everyone else did. It has to happen to use as many good players as possible at the same time. Makes sense.

Yes, you can be critical of the Dolphins for not being ready with an extensive package for both players versus Houston. But, again, the team's stated plan was to use Bush 70 percent of the time and Thomas about 30 percent. They didn't foresee Thomas having a breakout day while Bush continued to struggle on his runs.

And now my opinion:

I've seen enough of the Dolphins pushing Bush as a carry-the-load guy. He's not that guy. He's never been that guy. Bush is a fine talent. He's a matchup problem for base defenses. So use him that way. Use him closer to the way the Saints did.

And let the bigger back carry the load.

Seems like a good way to maximize both. Maybe even at the same time.

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Good news for Miami is you guys still have 3 months to surrender to the Pats before we embarrass your pathetic behinds.

You guys need to draft a pretty boy gay QB like us and have the locker room cack sucking sessions that our gay team has. That builds brotherhood and makes the team tighter just like Welkers tight little arse. Mmmm, we love being the gayest team in the NFL. We win at football but we definitely win at being the gayest team in the NFL as well.

I like "we can always get lucky!"

Don't worry, Miami, as soon as i retire i'm sending one of my rings down there so you guys can see what a 21st-century SB-ring looks like. No point in reminiscing about ol' man Shula's 40-year old rocks when you can see the new one in person. You guys just build the museum, aight?

Good one King Bill Belichick and SOOOO TRUE!! Even us fans get to join in and have our tails reamed by Brady. He has such pretty long hair and super sweet lips. Not only is our team gay but so are our fans.

Dolphin tastes great in December.

I love being talked about like that. I have to be the prettiest and gayest QB in the league. Mmmm...I love men and watching their tight little buns bent over in fron of me...mmmm. I am getting so excited just thinking about it!!

lol, Will Allen, Nolan Carroll, Jason Taylor...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....come and get me, ladies!

Did you see the video of me dancing in Rio? HAHAHA Funny right?


"It's baffling to me. I don't have any answers."

- Adolf Hitler-Just before pulling the trigger-

Hey, it's a copy cat blog, sue me!

lol, Will Allen, Nolan Carroll, Jason Taylor...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....come and get me, ladies!

Posted by: Wes Welker, Dolphin Killer
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I guess these guys really are gay.

Ya'll know my fat-ass is going to embarrass you guys on Christmas Eve, right?

What's hotter? Me dancing in Rio or J-Lo dancing on a fiat?

All this talk about men, DAMN! Get a ni**a on rock!

Soooooooooooo many men!!!!!!

De madre esto, brode. Hace falta que venga un loco y deje esta maricona. Mando, a donde tu estas mi hermano?

The Gaytriot fans saw Armando's Headline and misunderstood.

"Bush-Thomas package on the way"

Wink, wink Tommy...............


Sparano HAS GOT TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!...........

DC/Kris/Joe. I will let you know when I get tix. I will bring a big bottle of Crystal Head vodka for the parking lot, in the end, it is a big glass skull to destroy in frustration if need be, or to crack a NY skull with. :)

Dear Mr. Tom Brady

Why you little, Rich, UGG wearin, Married to a super model, Superbowl ring wearin ,metrosexual, Hall of famer

Just quit now!...you will never achieve anything.


Soiled :)

The team is on a downward spiral and this blog is even worse.

I think I'd rather go smash my fingers with a 32 oz framing hammer......corrugated head........

Dear Mr. Tom Brady

Why you little, Rich, UGG wearin, Married to a super model, Superbowl ring wearin ,metrosexual, Hall of famer

Just quit now!...you will never achieve anything.


Soiled :)

Posted by: SoiledBottom | September 19, 2011 at 04:47 PM

Go on and kiss my pinky-ring if you want, Marino. Ain't nothing to be ashamed about.

NO Sparano, NO PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

If we cheated like the Cheatriots, we could do what they do also. Brady is only as good as cheat sheet he holds.

Oooooooooooooo......nie ring Tom.

Are those Diamonds in the shape of an asterik?

NICE!

If we cheated like the Cheatriots, we could do what they do also. Brady is only as good as cheat sheet he holds.

Posted by: Cheaters | September 19, 2011 at 04:49 PM
You gonna do something about it, chief? Didn't think so. Sit ya ass down!

Oooooooooooooo......nie ring Tom.

Are those Diamonds in the shape of an asterik?

NICE!

Posted by: odinseye | September 19, 2011 at 04:51 PM

Nah, those are diamonds in the shape of Dan Marino's wasted career in South Florida. Sad.

Wish this Sparano guy would just GO AWAY!

I hate the cheatriots....been a while since they won...why is that

WHAT IS GLUE CLOSE? THE MAN AT WORK TODAY TOLD ME IT IS VERY IMPORTAMNT FOR HEALTH BUT I CAN NOT FIND INFORMATON ON IT. THE RESPECTFULL PEOPLE HERE WILL ANSWER ME NOT THE GANG OF DEFEAT JOBLESS AND IN THERE SPANISH WORDS.

Posted by: ALoco | September 19, 2011 at 04:53 PM

Its what i clean my rings with.

Oh that was a low blow!

I think I'll go smash my head through my bathroom door!

PS: I don't think I like the new fangled rings, Griese's doesn't look like a giant asterik........

Just saying.......;)

i really think this whole deal come down to talent eval. we really don't have anyone capable for assessing short & long term fixes at various positions. we lack seasoned vets who mentor young players who are being developed. we seem to give up on draft picks before they develop( ie patrick turner/jets or a.j. edds/pats. others are just let go with nothing in return( cobbs/jason allen;texans, matt roth/browns, channing, donald thomas/pats satele/raiders armstrong/beck redskins corey sperry ricky/ravens ronnie/eagles thigpen/bills etc etc etc. i vote for new GM!

Pat's = Cheaters. They have 1 legit win so let's give Brady his due. They haven't one in a while since they got busted. Now we see if they can win without cheating.

Haven't i been telling you for the past 50 years that Miami sucks?

Greg Z,

I hate to say it, but you watch, I'm psychic.

Ross will EVENTUALLY fire SpOrano and keep Ireland!

IT IS WRITTEN(sigh).............

We are the only undefeated team. We did it the old fashioned way...not the new cheating Patriots way. Go Phins!

We are the only undefeated team. We did it the old fashioned way...not the new cheating Patriots way. Go Phins!

Posted by: Cheaters | September 19, 2011 at 05:01 PM

Yep, and what have you won since then? Just look at you guys today. Callin up WQAM to complain about how much you stink. Is that a new Dolphin tradition by the way?

Odin, i am very depressed with this state of affairs as you can tell and i'm in total agreement with you (at 5:00pm).

At least we don't cheat. I'd rather people call us stinky than cheaters. That will go down in the history books for you losers. All those Super Bowls will always have an asterik next to them in peoples minds. Cheaters...HAHAHAHA!!!!

CHEATRIOTS! HAHAHAHA!!! Whata terrible label to have to wear for the rest of your lives...LOL! We will win again at some point and you will be bottom of the barrel again some day. It's all cyclical and when we win again, we won't be accused of cheating like you losers! Hahahaha!! Bunch of Mo's.

ug

I have been generally supportive of Coach Sparano but his stubborness is starting to get on my nerves.

Any idiot would know that you got to have both Thomas and Bush on the field at the same time!

For him to stick to his guns post-game really unnerves me - is he really that stupid, since stubborn = stupid.

I was extremely impressed with Daniel Thomas, very quick burst, better than I ever saw from Ronnie, very smooth and fluid runner able to make some guys miss and with power to drag defenders for an extra couple yards after contact.

He's your between the tackles RB. Any idiot could see that after just one game.

Bush is the guy you want out in space. Any idiot would know that.

I've been a supporter of Sparano, but now I'm starting to wonder.

And wonder if some of his players know that stubborness and have lost respect for him. Just sayin.

MJZ,

we have a new offense with a new OC with new RBs (one a rookie who was injured) after a lock-out before season's start.

Our real problem is the tanking defense!

the jets offense looks as bad if not worst than ours. Their coach still finds a way to win. Our coach finds new ways to lose.

Fire Tony - You are spot on, and what's worse is that Sparano knows who Jason Allen is, the guy convering Marshall. Keep chucking it to Marshall, and keep feeding it to Thomas who was getting 5 - 10 yards every carry.

And that fumble by Thomas, not his fault really since the defender hit the ball with his helmet, I hope Sparano did not limit Thomas's carries after that fumble.


Play selection stunk. We started to see some rays of hope when we threw short passes to Marshall and then let him run over people. WHY WHY WHY did they stop doing that. You do NOT need variety on offense if what you are doing works. "Same play on two" should be the play after every successful play.


the jets offense looks as bad if not worst than ours. Their coach still finds a way to win. Our coach finds new ways to lose.

Posted by: BoulderFinFan | September 19, 2011 at 05:19 PM

No i don't. Those ways just happen to find me.....

"Devils advocate" is also "Ireland sucks". I was having a conversation with Ireland sucks the other day and low and behold I responded to him but Devils Advocate answered me as if I was speaking directly to him. Baaaaaaaammmmmmmmm!

Posted by: LouD | September 16, 2011 at 02:20 PM

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Wrong. You are either high on drugs or paranoid. Just because you think you are right does not mean you are right, as with this erroneous accusation. It's a blog, all posts go to all bloggers. I don't pay so much attention who is posting to who, I just jump in on what I am reading. Do you come here to debate or find a bunch of bloggers to worship everything you say?

A note to the others:

This blog has so few people that can handle any kind of a debate. Many of you are more touchy sensitive than a teenage girl with PMS. It's tiring having to listen to half of you accuse every blogger you disagree with of being someone else, a troll, or a jet fan.


I passed by this blog shortly a couple of months back and didn't bother because it was mostly a cesspool of comments. It did get a little better once the season started. If you really want to attract good bloggers here and not diaper babies like LouD, then try being a tad more open minded and not so hair trigger sensitive to call names and make accusations over any little thing that seems contrary to your idea of a dolphin fan.

Devilsadvocate

First of all my post was supposed to be in good fun. Everyone posts under different names so who cares. It's fun when we can figure out who is who but apparently you see this as being a baby? Could that be because I found you out and now you're embarrassed so your covering your tracks? I would prove to everyone in here that it was you but I don't care enough. You responded to a direct question using another name bud. You spin it however you want but I know exactly what happened because it's happened to people in here before. Hell I did it once and came out and told everyone it was me. I laughed at myself because I had messed up but no one caught on so I could have stayed quiet.

But sheesh really? I'm a "diaper baby"? That's the best you could come up with? You passed by here a couple months ago? I highly doubt you "just passed by" because it's usually people like you who are the most guilty. You know, the ones who always scream the loudest, usually know they're wrong. I've been blogging here for 7 years guy. Who the F are you? Calling me names and accusing everyone in here of being closed minded and sensitive? Yeah, you're going to fix this blog. Bud, look in the mirror before you accuse others of the same exact things you wrote in this post.

So name calling, really mature. You might as well leave now because you just started a war with the wrong person. Hey everyone make sure you read Devils note to you. He's going to make you all better bloggers and knows exactly what every ones problem is. LOL, Good luck kind sir.

And if you don't change names then I shouldn't have a bunch of "new posters" attacking me right? I'll wait and see.

Man, we suck!

ug

Funny stuff, Lou.

Whoops, forget to change my username!!@!!

Where are you Devils Advocate? Leave for the day? You didn't even stay long enough to call me any more names. awwwwwwwwww I'm disappointed. Hopefully you gave everyone a lesson in how to blog so this becomes a fun place. Hey maybe after 7 years of loyal posting you can get me kicked out and then the party can really get going good! Yippeeeee!

Funny how you say you don't pay attention yet you went back 5 posts to cut and paste my post about you being two people. You know the one, it was totally innocent and all in good fun? Yeah that one, the one you took as an example as how this blog is horrible and then accused everyone of being babies as you questioned my character and called me names? ROFLMAO. Give it up, stop addressing me, you will never win.

Looks like you forgot the little part where you actually have to post under a different name, LouD, to make it appear you're having an argument.

Jesus. What a sack of nuts here.

Posted by: mirror, mirror on the wall | September 19, 2011 at 05:33 PM

Man this blog is AWESOME!

If only Sparano could go away.....

Man, you guys suck!

*sigh* I SUCK!

"Looks like you forgot the little part where you actually have to post under a different name, LouD, to make it appear you're having an argument."

What does this mean? Is this addressed to me?

I knew i should have never left Jersey. This team stinks!

"Looks like you forgot the little part where you actually have to post under a different name, LouD, to make it appear you're having an argument."

What does this mean? Is this addressed to me?

Posted by: LouD | September 19, 2011 at 05:38 PM

YES!

You suck, Taylor!

No you suck!

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