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Clemons, Merling, Yeatman out vs. Jets

The Dolphins have ruled three players out for tomorrow night's game against the Jets: Safety Chris Clemons, defensive end Phillip Merling and tight end Will Yeatman.

Clemons (hamstring) and Yeatman (shoulder) are injury related. Merling is non-injury related -- meaning he's just not good enough right now. Yup, he is having a horrible season and the No. 32 overall pick he cost the Dolphins in 2008 is looking like something of a waste.

Merling, 26, has played three games this season. He has one tackle.

The Dolphins have decided that Tony McDaniel, who missed the past three games with a broken hand, is better suited to play with five practices under his belt than Merling.

Merling, an unrestricted free agent after the season, is a prime candidate to be traded to whichever team might want him for a draft pick before Tuesday's trade deadline. Maybe the Dolphins can get a sixth- or seventh-round pick and a conditional toothbrush.

The fact Clemons is not playing has special teams ramifications but since he lost his starting FS job to Reshad Jones, it does not impact the defense. Yeatman has not played a game for Miami so he effectively has collected more injuries (1) than catches or blocks (0) since joining the Dolphins after being waived by New England.

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#1.

Um....#2.

Cowboys snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

0.02.....

What we witnessed was a true QB doing his job......

a QB whis part of the solution.....

not this crap I hear about Henne.....who many will say is NOT the problem.....

We have been so bas dor so long.....now the fans are happy when someone is NOT the problem.....lol.....

We NEED a solution......

2 cents, they talked about the confrontation between Harbaugh/Schwartz on Football Night in America but didn't show the video. Said that Harbaugh shook hands too energetically and that both teams complained that profanity was used, so the League will investigate.

If the NY Jerks rank about # 9 in pass defense, MM8 is going to have a long night.

If the NY Jerks rank about #26 in rush defense, then obviously we need to get DT33 going early and often!

kris,

Me myself? I think that I have been in denial.
No more. I feel that a change at H.C. is our ticket to success.

Look at Buffalo (4-2) with Chan Gailey.
Look at S.F. (5-1) with Jim Harbaugh.
Look at Detroit (5-1) with Jim Schwartz.

Drafting Luck or some other potential NFL phenom QB is also critical.

So, let me get this straight...you admit that Merling is garbage, but you expect some team to part with a pick next week for him. Good logic.

Agree 0.02....

New HC....new system....new QB....new culture......

Oh...

and New GM....i have been a defender of Ireland (due to dallas)....but most likely that was not his doing......

redsky,

Football Night in America won't show it.
That's a family oriented, P.C., pregame type of show.
NFL network has shown the replay several times so far.

Ready for some Luck.
Because this crap really sucks.

I am no good without cheese.


Dez Bryant is playing great football. Another screw up by Ireland and Co.

Posted by: redsky | October 16, 2011 at 05:29 PM

Torrey Smith looks pretty good too!

..Of course..There they go right now showing that little dust-up. I was going to say why wouldn't FBNA show that? More then it being no big deal, it is something to talk about.

Well it's time for:

Da Bears vs. the Minnesota Adrian Peterson.

2 cents thx, they did show it, twice, looks like Harbaugh shook his hand, patted him on the back and started running towards the locker room with his team. Didn't seem like a big deal except Schwartz came off as a sore loser when he tried to chase Harbaugh and start a fight.

..What do you guys think about the possibility of Rob Ryan as a head coach? Any guy that comes here is going to be scrutinized by a good portion of the base as not the right guy.

He would be a good coach in this division. I know the Crackwagon blew it late tonight. But his defenses have been good against Hoodie and CO. He also would know the tendencies of his brother who we play twice. We wouldn't have to switch to a 4-3,although I think it may be a good idea. He knows defense, that is clear. He is familiar with the league more-so then some of the bigger star names that have been in the booth, or on pregame shows the last few years. He brings an attitude that this team needs...Desperatley.

I don't know if he would even be considered. What do you guys think about him?

Darryl you're right, that might make the "C'Mon Man" segment in tomorrow night's pregame show.

Darryl I suggested Rob Ryan the second week in, he would love nothing more than beating Rex to a superbowl.

Darryl, also I think that Gruden and Cowher are too comfy in that booth and don't want to put in those long hours. They have lucrative contracts now and less stress, Rob Ryan wants to be a Head Coach, he wants it bad and he is driven by multiple factors.

Redsky..I don't know if Ryan is the answer. I was just throwing his name around. Folks here have their favorites. I thought I would put a name in the hat. I just wonder if Ross will be thinking offensive guy. Especially if we do get that number one pick.

Aldon Smith against Detroit:

4 tackles, 1 safety, 1 pass defended, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble.

Mando, u forgot somebody...

Marshall out by 2nd QTR*lmao*

hopefully it will be due to PUNCHING coach sparano for doing a 360 degree fist pump after our first field goal.....just sayin!!!

Hey superPhin, that's funny!

I would hope BM19 takes Darrelle Revis with him on his early exit.

Darryl, I understand everyone's preferences, I think Rob Ryan would bring a lot to the table as I explained.....you put the name out there and I answered in kind.

LOL at superphin!

My deepest condolense's to the Weldon family

Dan Weldon killed at an Indy car race today at los Vegas

Dan Weldon replaced Danica Patrick when she left for Nascar.


Soiled :(

Ryan is an interesting thought, and he may even be a good choice. I just don't see Ross going for it. He'll want someone with a better image, and not trash talking slob - which is the whole Ryan family.

Why does Donovan McDrab still play this game?

Better yet, why would anybody ask him to play for their team??

Soiled, that was a horrible crash, it's a shame Whelden lost his life, glad there weren't any more casualties!

Darryl,

Are you insane??? You are throwing another Dallas name out to come and coach the Dolphins? Those that do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

I hope that this current regime gets their butts handed to them every game for the rest of this season. I curse the current owner, the Front Office, the coaching staff and many of the players. Fire them ALL!!!

I wish my family members would purchase this team back because I am so tired of spinning in my grave!!!!

Joe Robbies corpse


2cents, a lot of people on this blog wanted McNabb in a Dolphin uniform. Not me!

as much as i hate rex i have to admit that atleast he doesnt hide behind this pc crap. speaks his mind and lets his player do the same. if we are gonna shake things up with a new gm coach why not let his lil bro come to miami. i want the phins to tallk smack. then run the ball down the opposing teams teams through. then when they thought it couldnt get any worse we throw a 80 yard td pass.

WHO Cares WHO'S NOT PLAYING ,THESE PLAYERS HAve no impact on any game .

ALoco lol
couldnt agree more i thought we'd be atleast 2-2 at this point like usual years past of false hope. not since cam have i felt like we will be 0-16

Ireland needs to go along with Tony....

Colombo might as well be on that list too Aloco, he's on the field but he's not playing!

Zonk, agreed!!!!!

ireland the garage MANGER SHOULD GO TO HAITI TO MANGE THEIR NATIONAL TEAM .

If we lose to the Jets our team will completely unravel and fingerpointing will be rampant all over the lockerroom.

PHIL/REDSKY;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

THERE'S NO ONE PLAYER ON THAT TEAM OF OURS WHO DESERVE TO PAID MORE THAN 67 DOLLARS A GAME .


AND ARMANDO SHOULD JUST WRITE ABOUT CRAP .


(( BUFFET
OF
KNOWLEDGE )).

TO BE PAID

SF,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 5-1


FINS//////////////// 0-234

Steve, there'll be SO MUCH finger pointing that someone might lose an eye! Lol

TOM BRADY THE BEST QB WHO EVER PLAYED THE GAME .

BUFFET
OF
KNOWLEDGE ....................

According to Barry jackson in today's Herald, Reshad Jones is ranked as the 77th best Safety in the NFL, out of thirty two teams.

WTF?

RASHAD JONES SHOULD BE PAID 65 DOLLARS A GAME PLUS A MEAL .

Aloco, we should restructure their contracts! Their pay is prorated according to the games they win. So if a team goes 8-8, for example, they get 50% of their salary, if they go 0-16, they don't get paid. That should make them try harder!

RALPH ORTEGA,]\\\\\


YOUR IQ IS VERY LOW .I KNOW PEOPLE SAY THE BEST SAFETY OR TOP 5 OR TOP 10 BUT NOT BEST 77th ....'


SORRY ,ORTEGA .


DID ANY ONE SAW TOM BRADY LAST DRIVE FOR THE WIN TODAY ?

THAT'S FOOTBALL AND WHAT MIAMI IS PLAYING IS VOLLEYBALL .

kris,

Where are you to own up on your vote for bringing in Donovan McNabb? He is as washed up as an old rag. Reid and Shanahan were not likely to both be wrong.

ALoco,

IQ is fine- Reshad Jones just not playing all that well.

How many Safeties are there in the 32 NFL teams?

ORTEGA,

JONES IS NOT PLAYING ALL THAT WELL ? MY FOOT .\\\\THESE PLAYERS SHOULD PLAY THEIR HEARTS OUT AND MUST PLAY AT HIGH LEVEL ONCE THE SEASON STARTS ,,,,,,,,,,, THE WORST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE ARE THE DOLPHIN PLAYERS.HANDS DOWN ,

THE CELLAR ....(( BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE )) .

Some fans are saying they think Gruden is too comfy in the desk job. That may be...but..

...when you listen to him, you hear enthusiasm for the game he is covering. He points out what he thinks is the right play, or right approach, depending on the game situation.

If the play called doesn't make sense to him, he says as much. That shows self-confidence and a penchant for analysis, both vital characteristics for a HC.

He sounds like his heart is still in it as a Coach. And the general consensus is that he is good with young QB's.

He also has commented on how this is a throwing league with a need to get the ball moving vertically.

If we do draft Luck, or Landry etc, this would seem to be an asset, and a game plan philosophy which our team needs to cultivate.

With the right money to sweeten the deal, it isn't a stretch to envision him taking the challenge.

Finally, he is high-profile, and owner Ross has shown a proclivity toward fame and glitz.

Jon Gruden may just be the best choice. Just my take on it.

Aloco, Brady was perfect in that last drive, it was like no big deal for him. He knew he'd score and win!

REDSKY,,,, WHAT KILLS ME IS ARMANDO WRITING ABOUT PLAYERS WHO WILL BE ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE NEST YEAR .

Buster,

not so sure about Luck- the Colts look unstoppable!

Yeatman is out? Has he ever been in? Does anybody care? This is one sad team.

WHEN WE WILL HEAR, MIKE NOLAN AND SPARANO AND THE GARAGE MANGER ARE OUT ?

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