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Help Wanted: Dolphins need a quarterback

A month into the season and the issue the Dolphins had the entire offseason remains an issue. They need to add a quarterback.

Yes, the situation is different now. Starter Chad Henne injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder during the San Diego game Sunday and is expected to miss significant practice time and likely the Oct. 17 game against the New York Jets.

So it''s not like the Dolphins are searching for a franchise quarterback.

They simply need an arm or two to help in camp the next couple of weeks and be available to play against the Jets should something happen to expected starter Matt Moore.

That means the Dolphins will go QB searching today.

Carson Palmer is available! (Yeah, then the alarm clock sounded and I awoke from my dream.) Palmer is, in fact, not available. The Bengals will not trade him and have not budged on the idea of not trading him.

Come to think of it, if the Dolphins land a Palmer it more likely would be Jordan Palmer, Carson's younger, less talented, less accomplished brother.

David Garrard is available but the Dolphins have shown puzzingly little interest in him. He is obviously the best QB on the market now.

[1 p.m. Update: NFL Network is reporting the Dolphins reached out to Garrard as well as Jake Delhomme but failed to sign either because the club apparently didn't want to guarantee any player's base salary for the remainder of the season.]

Kellen Clemens makes sense. He played under Brian Daboll once upon a time in New York. He's available. He has experience. Matt Gutierrez, with New England for a couple of years before washing out in Kansas City and Washington, is also out there.

[2:30 Update: Clemens is not an option as a source says the Dolphins are not interested.]

Jake Delhomme is out there. He helped the Cleveland Browns stink last year. He could fit in.

[6 p.m. Update: Delhomme is not interested in playing for the Dolphins, according to a source.]

Troy Smith is out there. Somewhere. He's been playing in the UFL so at least he's warmed up and in shape. Patrick Ramsey, whom the Dolphins had on the roster for about five minutes last season is available.

Marc Bulger is retired and I doubt the Dolphins could talk him out of that life just to serve as a backup a few weeks, but he is available.

Daunte Culpepper, who had a workout with the San Francisco 49'ers last month, is available. He would love the opportunity but I doubt the Dolphins would go there because, well, just have a feeling they wouldn't go there.

Other names the Dolphins can consider: Hunter Cantwell, Sean Canfield, Tom Brandstater, Dan LeFevour, Levi Brown, Drew Willy.

[Practice update: Henne, Nolan Carroll, Koa Misi, and Daniel Thomas missed practiced today. Check back for an another update later this afternoon.]

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#1.

#2

awww....

in the words of Laurel and Hardy.....

"this is one fine mess you got me into".....

If it weren't for bad Luck, the Dolphins wouldn't have a chance at LUCK ___

Or maybe it was Abott and Costello....

I'm to young to truely remember...one of those black and white TV shows....

DB...which one was it....

They won't bring in Garrard...because Garrard MIGHT out play Henne....and this FO can't have that...

They hitched thier careers and reputations to this sinking ship....now....let them sleep with the fishes....

Joe/Poizen...If you catch up to this... this post below is a simpler way of saying one of the points I was getting at:


Don't worry.....that endorsement is also know as the kiss of death in Owner speak....


Posted by: kris | October 04, 2011 at 11:46 AM

does it surprise u the fins wont go after garrard...why u ask? CUZ IT MAKES SENSE!!!!! im excited about hennes play this year. i dont feel like hes the issue....our issue is the divas we brought in and the divas we have on defense. sean smith....make him a safety or hes gotta go. brandon "stone hands" marshall...he had no probe catching the cash we threw at him but catching footballs thrown his way he seems to have an issue with. reggie bush.....mr slot mr screen pass. where ahs that been? very very frustrated with this team, this regime.....we need some fresh blood

we need Bill Cowher in the off season. this team needs a wake up call and some toughness instilled in them

#8!

The new QB signing is going to come here for two weeks (a la Larry Johnson) before being kicked to the curb? That's very appealing! Do we still have TEs we can cut to make space?

Wow Armando on a roll today, guess he figured out his last post was useless. I say we bring back Pat Devlin, this will ensure us going 1-15 and drafting Luck.

Remember when we had the number 2 pick in 2005 and the number 1 pick in 2008. Ronnie Brown and Jake Long. EPIC FAIL!

Henne will be starting against the Jets 10-17
He already said so.
The real ? here is why is Colombo and Nolan Carroll still starting? 0-4 no changes are made where there are glaring issues, Ross is a genius SUCK FOR LUCK will happen and Sparano will be gone, but what about the putrid offsive line, even jake long looks awful

Henne will be starting against the Jets 10-17
He already said so.
The real ? here is why is Colombo and Nolan Carroll still starting? 0-4 no changes are made where there are glaring issues, Ross is a genius SUCK FOR LUCK will happen and Sparano will be gone, but what about the putrid offensive line, even jake long looks awful

I can hold a clipboard for a few weeks. I wouldnt be any worse than many other Ireland moves.

Brad: Starting? Why are Columbo and Carroll still on the team. They are literally 2 of the worst players at their positions in the league. I'm not making that up, theres a few web sites out there that grade players every week.

A team is only as strong as its weakest links. Other coaching staffs have identified our weak links and exposed them to the point of embarrassment.

#23.

I am one pathetic loser! What would I do without my reload button?

Don't go get Garrard. He might actually win a game or two for us.

They should call Garard Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First off, I think Ross needs a serious psych evaluation!!! He is delusional believing that we have talent on this team and Sporano is the coach. But what the heck, lets go ahead and keep everyone on board. At least that will be the guarantee we need for that first pick in the 2012 draft. "SUCK FOR LUCK". I'm buying it. One name comes to mind-ROB RYAN! He needs to be Miami's next head coach. Then do your homework and go after a young, innovative college coach for your offense coordinator. Someone young and hungry. As for the GM, that is where you need an old experienced guy like maybe Cowher.

There are a number of teams carrying three QBs so some of these guys *could be* trade candidates:

Brady Quinn/Tebow
Rusty Smith
Tyler Palko/Ricky Stanzi (my choice)
John Kitna/Stephen McGee
Vince Young/Mike Kafka
Caleb Hainie/Nathan Enderle
Shaun Hill/Drew Stanton
Jimmy Clausen/Derek Anderson
Charlie Whitehurst/Josh Portis

Clausen may be the guy with the most untapped upside on that list. But I'd go with Stanzi if KC is willing to part with him. Matt Flynn is 2nd string in GB but they don't have a third on the roster so that makes him a lot less likely.

Practice squad guys who don't require compensation to their current team are another option. Other than Pat Devlin there's Zac Robinson (CIN), Graham Harrell (GB), Tom Brandstater (STL) could make the most sense actually, and Rudy Carpenter (TB).

Garrard will get killed with that offensive line just like Henne

Garrard has some mobility. But I'm dead serious, don't sign Garrard because he might make us better. And for God's sake don't trade any draft picks!

It's a shame we let John Beck get away.

I kinda like troy smith could be his " LUCKY BREAK"

Garrard should have been signed already. A veteran that actually has WON games in the nfl,our FO will pass,guaranteed.

when you look at the list of the possible candidates it looks like THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!

You are crazy if u thought John beck was good

getting a quarterback wont do any good...go with what got us here...can't be any worse? can it?

we already have daniel thomas. what do we need another qb for?

worse case scenario we run the wildcat the remainder of the season with reggie bush.

make no moves or sign worst qb available.

do anyone seriously want to end the season 4-12 or 5-11 and miss the big college draft pick. Then we will be seriously out of luck and in limbo for ten more years.

Pat devlin sound fine ME
SUCK FOR LUCK PLEASE!!!

thepirate19,

John Beck 3-1 Redskins
Jason Allen 3-1 Texans
Ted Ginn 3-1 Forty Niners
Ricky Williams 3-1 Ravens

ok, Ronnie Brown not so great with "the dream team" Eagles.

Go Get Willey, that way all the suck for luck crew have something to do now, until we draft luck.

Most likely Miami will sign Pat Devlin from the practice squad. He is already familiar with Miami's offense.

Booo, my post got censored!

I may like us to sign Culpepper without trying him out. With this line all the revenge we need to get on that BUM will have geen gotten.

I would become a Columbo fan if we can line up Culpepper back there!

SIGN DREW WILLY!!!! (who the hell is Drew Willy?)

Ross loves Sparano, With Tony's game plan you don't need a QB. YEAH ! Lets' run the ball some more and kick field goals ! As a business man you would think Ross would understand that no one wants his product with Spud or Sparano as coach running the ball into the ground.

Armando, the obvious choice is Kevin O 'Connell. He was in camp until cutdown day. Unless they truly believe he sucks then why not bring him in for a week or two.

O'Connell signed with the Jets after he was released.

PFT Power Rankings -

Dolphins are #32.

ESPN Power Rankings -

Dolphins are #31.

This story is gettin old, so old. Old, old, old. It's boring. Depressing. Somebody else wrote: "the bye-week is fovorite over the Dolphins by 6 1/2 points." This is bad. Bad, bad, bad. Depressing. An insult. They are looking for more rejects to add to a team of rejects. More misfits to add to a gang of misfits. Lazy bastards. Incompetents. Go away.

Fox Sports Power Rankings -

Dolphins are #29.

I bet on the dolphins to cover this week.

Bleacher Report Power Rankings -

Dolphins are #28.

Phin4Life,

the odd thing about Ross' embarrassing maybe-interview shenanigans with Harbaugh is that in the business world/real life you would be expected to have a replacement lined up before firing someone.

It would seem amateurish to fire someone and then find yourself in a panic finding a replacement.

We are almost dead last on every power ranking YEAH!!!! Ross you sure know how to do it right. If you cant be the best then do something good. We should be last on every ranking after we loose to KC

WalterFootball Power Rankings -

Dolphins are #28.

NOLAN CARROL COULD MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON AND NOBODY WOULD MISS HIM HE REALLY SUCKS, I COULD COVER BETTER THEN HIM, SEAN SMITH REALLY BLOWS TOO,I DON'T KNOW WHO THEIR BACKUPS ARE BUT YOU MIGHT AS WELL GIVE THEM A SHOT MAYBE THEY WILL HUSTLE AND WORRY LESS THEIR BRAIDED HAIR

The beat goes on!

None of this matters until they fire Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland and start the franchise back on the right course. Until then does anyone really care what the f**k the Dolphins do?

Stop going to games, stop watching games, stop buying products, stop contributing to blogs. The more you do these things the easier it is for Ross to keep one or both of these clowns. We need to make a statement that either BOTH go or WE go. Enough is enough.

I think its the curse of #19 that Brandon Marshall sucks... He shouldn't have taken that number


Dear Mr. Salguero,

I'm afraid........VERY afraid.

In this upside down world we live in, I can't make heads or tails of anything.

When Tony won 7 games, Mr. Ross tried to have him replaced. Now that Tony is on the longest current losing streak in the NFL, Mr. Ross says "Tony is the Right Coach".

The Villagers are scary crazy too Mr. Salguero. They seem to be hexed with some type of Ho-mo-erotic VooDoo. They keep chanting about "Getting Lucky" and "Sucking Enough".

Anywhoo.....I won't be attending any Dolphns games in the near future. "I MEAN" who knows what might happen if we actually win a game? In this upside down world, they might just burn the city to the ground.

YEAH THE DBS KEEPING SAYING THERE IS A MISS COMMUNICATION ON ALL THESE WIDE OPEN RECEIVERS , THESE GUYS ARE JUST NOT SMART ENOUGH TO BE OUT THERE, TRY SOMEONE ELSE ANYONE , THEY TO LOOK COMFORTABLE WITH BEING BAD!!!!

I was so pissed this morning, re: Ross on Sparano, that I kicked at the air and pulled my hammie.

For 2012; Keep the Following players:
Long, Pouncey, Marshall, Bess, D. Thomas, Bush, Solai, Starks, Langford, Wake, Dansby, Burnett, Misi, Taylor and may-be just may-be Vontae?

GET RID OF EVERYBODY ELSE!!

CLEAN HOUSE BABY! 7 MOST IMPORTNATLY.... START WITH THE HEAD OF THE PROBLEM... JEFF IRELAND.

ADD:
#1.) ANDREW LUCK!

#2.) RECEIVER/TE
#3.) RT
#4.) CB
#5.) CB
#6.) sAFETY
#7.) SAFETY
#8.) CB
#9.) SAFETY

THANKS.

I'm going to give Ross the benefit of the doubt that his "endorsement" of Sparano was a bold face lie rather than blind stupidity. He had to say something that would attract a top caliber coach later. Had he jumped on Sparano, no HC would want to come in to work for an owner who dissed them publicly and jeopardize players' morale.

The fins have scored one touchdown in each of the last 3 games. I'd have to say the bar is set pretty low for our 3rd string QB. The number 1 criteria seems to be that he not screw up our bid for Andrew Luck.

I was just think how funny it would be if we went to NY and beat the Jets with a back up QB... They would run Rex Ryan out of town HAHA!! Fun to tthink about no way it heil its going to happen

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