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Brian Daboll on red zone, JT on kicking @ss

Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has one glowing-in-neon issue with his unit and that, obviously, is Miami's red zone offense.

Yes, the Dolphins have been in the red zone a bunch so far this season -- 10 times in two games. That's very good. But they have scored only six times in those trips and that's bad. The 60 percent scoring rate is tied for 31st in the NFL.

The stat is important because the Dolphins are searching for a win and wins normally come down the highway of more points. So the topic of improving the red zone offense is something of a passion now for Daboll. And this video of Daboll speaking to reporters today makes that plain:

Did you catch that last part? No, not the part about the Colt McCoy biography. The part about Charles Clay.

Clay, Miami's rookie tight end/fullback, has not played yet this season as he's been recovering from a hamstring injury. But that might change this week. If he is active, and I believe he will be, Clay will have a package built for him.

Look for it.

You guys will remember I can show you only a limited amount of video. But audio? I can give you tons of unlimited sound.

I present to you today's Jason Taylor's press conference with the media.

He discussed his stance on where the team is. He talked about his disappointment that his talk about upgrading the team's practice habits, which I wrote about in Tuesday's Miami Herald, became public. (Sorry big guy, but news is news.) Taylor also made a very, very interesting point on what he thinks is going to happen this weekend in Cleveland:

"I always have a good feeling," Taylor said. "I believe we're going to win every game. And I believe we're going to get in this airplane Saturday and go up to Cleveland and kick somebody's ass."

For the Dolphins sake, that somebody should probably be wearing a Browns jersey and helmet.

The full audio:

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Dont just kick the brownies @ss...that wont impress much.......Kick the chargers and wets @sses as well...that'll impress more......but talk is cheap......just sayin

The last word on the Ted Ginn Jr. versus Chris Johnson match race that never was: Ginn didnt want to step up and take Johnson on, either by words or deeds. And one would expect most of Ginn's teammates to step to the receiver's corner.

But not all of them.

Asked if Ginn or Johnson is faster, linebacker Channing Crowder picked Johnson.

“I’ll put him and a cheetah up," Crowder said. "The cheetah might have a step on him, but he is ridiculously fast, explosive and just a great back.

Asked if he believes Johnson could give Usain Bolt a run for his money, Crowder has no doubts.

“He probably can," Crowder said. "He might run with Bolt in the damn 100. Y’all don’t know how fast that boy is. I know y’all look at numbers. He is fast – fast, fast; flat out period fast. There’s game speed and this explosion and good cut, good feet, no. He’s fast. He’s fast, period. Capital letters. Write it down in your report. I know I’m going to give y’all what you need to write down. He’s fast. Y’all know how to spell it, with a capital damn ‘T’ at the end."

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/dolphins_coaches/#ixzz1YiUVH9jz

I miss Crowder

come on mando you know darn well they're at 80%. they missed 2 FGs

If you can accept losing, you can't win.

Vince Lombardi

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

Hey JT....post this in the locker room next week.

not fair to blame Sparano after 2 games when we played #1 and #5 teams and didn't have our stud RB first game or stud FB/TE both games. that's the players we picked and we haven't had them.

People tweeting and twatting. I like twat, myself.

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Vince Lombardi

...guess Sparano is average by this measure since his record is 25-25

We are 31st in the redzone? Wow! I had no idea I improved over last year.

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

...1-11 in our last 12 home games, guess Sparano thinks winning is a once in a while thing.

does sparano inspire the fans? probably the same for the players. we never come out ready to go "all out".

Talk is cheap JT! LLet me guess the Browns are going to post what JT said in their locker room. lol

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

- Vince Lombardi

...can we please find the next Lombardi and get this franchise back to its glory days!

I'm sorry but I need to say on the previous post manny is an idiot. Sparano as our
Coach will waste a whole season. Players getting older, and 7-9 will give us a not that decent pick in the draft (where we suk anyways) and that's it? Fans deserve better. And if Ross
Doesn't fire him then the stands will continue to empty so it's a good business
Decision as well.

More points? Oh, goody!

not fair to blame Sparano after 2 games when we played #1 and #5 teams and didn't have our stud RB first game or stud FB/TE both games. that's the players we picked and we haven't had them.

Posted by: guest | September 22, 2011 at 04:57 PM


Not fair? What does this mean? You are content with a coach who doesn't beat the good teams? All teams have injuries, you have to win with the players you have.

How do you get a Dolphin angry? You can't because they don't have to work hard at practice!

How do you get a Dolphin tired? You can't because they don't work hard at practice.

How do you go 1-11 at home? Become a Dolphin.

Why do you let someone embarrass you in your house? Because you are a Dolphin and you like to share your bed with strangers.

Yeah...don't balme sporano for 0-2 @ home this season....

Don't blme sporano for 1-11 @ home over the past 3 seasons....

Don't blame sporano for 0-6 over the past 2 season's

not his fault....don't blame him....


Of course, good debates depend on the People that contribute to them.

Not that I am a trained psychologist, but Dabol's body language, manner of speaking, do not exude much self confidence.

Of course...all blog killing comments come from ^^^^^^^^^^^

From WHO? From WHAT? From WHERE?

kris, I knew I could count on you knowing that reference.

As far as JT's prediction, sounds good to me. Then they just have to do it 13 more times. Should I hold my breath?

Don't blame Sparano for signing Cowboys reject Don't blame. Sparano for playing musical chairs with the OL don't blame Sparano for hand cuffing Henne last year and having a 100 year offense coordinator calling the plays .., don't blame Sparano for having a incompetent special teams coach last year don't Blame Sparano for getting rid of a kick/returner that is top three or two in the league Ted Ginn!! Don't blame Sparano for putting Carey as a guard and putting a really bad player Colombo at RT !! Don't blame Sparano for replacing. A full back that was automatic on 3 down 1. 4 down and 1 Don't blame Sparano for not having the team in good condition for the Pats game!! Dont Sparano for?????? I think you got my point!!


I'm out folks. Everyone have a good evening. I'm going home to cry myself to sleep thinking about how long this year is going to be.

Ooooooooooooooo, sorry, not the answer we were looking for. Const. Workers work hard.

The CORRECT answer: ROAD workers!

Road workers are always standing around trying to look important, while accomplishing nothing........



What I meant by a good debate, is People mixing it up here who are much more Football knowledgeable than you or I could ever achieve. So, I will let(not me), ALoco, kris, odin, DB, to revel in your Crap.

Roos sucks

Ireland sucks

SpOrano sucks

Daboll sucks

Nolan sucks

Henne sucks

Dansby sucks

Yadda, yadda, yadda, whats left to debate?

Is it Sunday yet?

PS: Last night I dreamed I was a little kid sitting in Santa's lap. When I told him what I wanted for Christmas, he turned into Don Shula, sadly shook his head from side to side and gave me a bottle of Jack Daniels.

The Dolphins still suck, but Shula-Claus dreams ROCK!

Bottom's Up!!!!


Thanks....for contributing nothing....as we have come to expect from you.....

The Phins are romp on the Brownstains Sunday!

You said the same thing last week. Cheap is talk.

They always talk the talk, but seldom walk the walk. Sorry guys I am not impressed by talk any more. I've heard too much of it.

Ahem.. do you suck, odin? Or was it your Dog?

ME! What did I do?

I said the team sucks, what do ou want?

Oh wait, I forgot.....sorry..........

Mr. Ross, move this stinking rotten franchise out to Cali, PLEASE!


You know, I keep thinking. Maybe what the Dolphins need is a new city, and we need a new team. I just wonder if the damage that has been done to the team and to us, fans, has been so great after so many years of mediocrity and neglect that it can not be repaired.

I bet that at this very moment there are not more than 3 Posters here besides me. Hah!, you thought you were safe, Armando.

Ahem.. do you suck, odin? Or was it your Dog?

Posted by: oscar canosa | September 22, 2011 at 06:31 PM

You must be mistaking us for your MOM ;)

Nah, odin, she's quite dead.

In that waste of time interview with Dabol...

Clap, Clap goes Dabol's hands at 16 and 18 seconds, snap, snap goes Dabol's fingers at 24 and 25 seconds.

Could this be a subtle first glimpse for replacing the FIST PUMP Or was I watching a job interview for the WWF?

Only three posters? There's got to be more, lets have a roll call:




Let me check LV odds on our upcoming Game. I'll be right back.

Nah, odin, she's quite dead.

Posted by: oscar canosa | September 22, 2011 at 06:37 PM

Oh, DAMN! My bad, I'm sorry to hear that.

Oh well, you can always pick up where she left off...........

(Geez, I hate posting like this..........but..........YOU started IT!)

I love Firearms and Guitars!


I was just going over Gates stats. He was perfect, didn't miss any pass thrown to him.

Game 1 0 for 0
Game 2 0 for 0

Why does Sparano insist on making his players learn all 12 facets of any position before playing them?

Would any other coach have sat Wake all that time?

Why does Lex continue to take up a roster spot?

Why did we jettison Polite to pick up LJ, cut LJ, bring LJ back, give LJ one carry, cut LJ again?

Why do we have a bunch of TE's who will never get on the field?

Some random questions for Sparano or any of his few supporters who admire these examples of leadership.

I want a Russian Women. Not a donkey women to clean house!

I want a young, tall Beautiful Russian Women.

I don't want to have to spend a lot of money either..........


Well, LV has it only about 2.5 points in Cleveland's favor. Hmm..

Whoa! That's the purpose of a blog: to express an opinion.
If somebody thinks the team sucks, they have a right to say it....

I don't think the team sucks, playerwise.

But I think with Tony S as coach, any team would suck.

Put someone like Bellichek in charge of our guys, and I have no doubt that after the same four year time period the team is a competitor for the playoffs.

But as long as it's Coach Sporano at the helm, yeah they suck and they're going to continue to suck.

Owning and expressing that opinion DOES NOT disenfranchise me, or any other fan who shares it.

Ahem, odin, I said your Dog, which I think is not exactly your Mother.

Gates is 0-2.

Henne threw behind him and the other drew a pass interference!

Suck, suck and SUCKS!!!!


I hope we win and calm the masses down a bit. I hope the team comes and has some passion.

daboll knows hes fired after season , he really doesnt care

Ahem, odin, I said your Dog, which I think is not exactly your Mother.

Posted by: oscar canosa | September 22, 2011 at 06:50 PM

No, you said ME and/or my Dog.

For the record, what me and my Dog do with peanut butter is none of your business!

However, if you apologize, I will as well.

Actually, odin, I miss Jewish women. When in the early 1960's we young Cubans arrived in this Country, some of those Jewesses went crazy over us. And you know what, we felt comfortable with them and they were very, very sweet.


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