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It'll be 6-3 Sean Smith vs. 6-5 Vincent Jackson

SAN DIEGO -- Vincent Jackson is a beast.

He's 6-5 and 230 pounds and runs like a deer. That's bad.

Sean Smith is something of a beast himself. He's 6-3 and can jump to the moon.

So on Sunday it will be Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith covering chargers receiver Vincent Jackson. All the time, practically.

The Chargers expect the Dolphins to match up Smith on Jackson and follow him all over the field. The Dolphins, I'm told, will oblige by doing exactly that. At least that's what a club source is telling me is the plan.

Obviously, plans can change once the game begins. If the matchup is a loser for the Dolphins they would be wise to abandon it. But the idea initially is to let Smith show what he's got.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano was coy about the idea Friday.

“Well, we’ll see, you just got to watch the game, I guess," he said kiddingly. "Are you going to the game? Just watch it, you got to watch it on TV? You’re going to miss good weather I guess.”

I'm in the nice weather. It's nice, The Miami Herald has learned.

With Smith on Jackson, the Dolphins can do a lot of things behind him. They can roll coverages to help Smith out. They can double Jackson behind Smith.

I'm not sure that will be the case every single down. You see, with Vontae Davis not playing on Sunday, Nolan Carroll will be matched against Malcolm Floyd much of the time. [Davis is having a season from heck as he'll miss his second consecutive game after failing to finish either of his first two games with various issues. The hamstring is keeping him out of this one. Koa Misi (neck) and Daniel Thomas (hamstring) are also out.]

This matchup of Dolphins DBs versus San Diego WRs is a study in who is least injured. As you know, Davis is out for Miami. Well, Jackson is managing an abdomen injury and did not practice at all on Wednesday or Thursday. And Floyd has a groin injury and also didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. Both are listed as questionable. 

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#1.

Jeffrey Ireland is the weakest link.
Tony Sparano is the biggest loser.
Brian Daboll is the apprentice.
Brandon Marshall is 16 and pregnant.
Reggie Bush is who wants to be a millionaire.
Chad Henne is curb your enthusiasm.

Rivers will throw for 500 yards. But they have a bad D. Take the over. SD 30 - 23. That fits the Vegas spread.

From the last one:


When we look at his (Henne's) career in hindsight, it will be a vision of that of a back up. He may end up being a serviceable starter at times but his value will be to a team with championship aspirations and the need for a quality back up. That's it. He isn't a top half or top ten to fifteen type qb. Great qb's can have a bad 3 quarters and rise to the occasion in the fourth quarter and lead his team to victory. Henne shrinks in those situations. Parcels had a saying that if they don't bite as pups they never will. I'm afraid Henne has no fangs folks. Next year will be year one of a new era. Thank God!!

Posted by: jrljr2 | October 01, 2011 at 12:06 PM


Not to be a Homer, but seriously you have no way of knowing any of this. You can have your opinions and that's all fine and dandy. But mostly and mainly, you're just blowing off Phin Fan frustrations. It's understandable, all things considered.

As far as Parcell's, please don't put any stock in anything he has to say as far as player evalutions go. In doing so, you make yourself look bad by proxy. Parcells as a talent evaluator? Please, the guy is a wanna be theif. He couldn't "BUILD" a team to save his life! Great game day Coach(about a hundred and fifty years ago), but THAT'S IT!

According to yours and Parcells philosophy of Pups not biting, Brees never makes it in the NFL, let alone wins a Super Bowl. Also it's kind of ironic that you quote Parcell's in regards to Henne, ah, after all, he used his second overall pick here on him. Validates my point on him beautifully one way or the other.

On the other side of the coin, how many here, possibly and probably you too, were POSITIVE Brady Quinn was the ULTIMATE ANSWER to ALL of our problems?

The fact is, all quarterbacks develop at different rates. All subject to teams, circumstances, Coaches, etc, etc, for good or bad. Some faster than others, some more complete than others.

Henne is developing painfully slow, but he is learning his lessons well. And if your honest with yourself and in all fairness, coming into the league under Hennings and the Wildcat didn't help matters whatsoever.

Henne may never be elite, but there's no possible way you can know that at this time. The fact is, he came so far in such a short period under Daboll, that you almost wouldn't recognize him compared to "Hennings" Henne!

Farve was elite and it never got him anything except when he had a supporting cast. The same is blatantly obvious in Brees case. Raplesbeger, Young, Montana, the list goes on. Even elite QB's have to have receivers that can catch the ball, defenses that can pull the arse out of the fire. Every Blue Moon you have an exception like Manning and or Marino. And even in Marino's case, he never did win the big one.

So, while you have no realistic or possible way of knowing if Henne will ever be elite, I do know for a FACT, that with even the slightest bit of a supporting cast, Henne can win in the NFL. Thus far this year is obviously ample proof of this. At least to most of those with any real football knowledge.

You can split hairs, make strawman arguments and use physics to prove elephants can hang over cliffs from dandelions! But, this year our 0-3 isn't as far from 3-0 as it seems.

I'm not talking shoulda's, woulda, coulda's either. If our defense shows up at all week one, 1-0. If Marshall makes the catches that Andre and Calvin Johnson makes on a routine basis or even Carpenter makes some chip shots that EVEN I COULD make, 2-0! The defense doesn't shoot itself in the foot repeatedly in Cleveland or Henne makes ONE MORE play late, 3-0.

I like Henne myself and hopes he takes the next step of his evolution and "CARRIES" this team to some victories, because it looks like that's the ONLY way we get any with this supporting cast.


#3

YEAH!!!!

I thought we were using practice squad players to cover number one recievers these days.

Sean Smith is actually 6'4" not 6'3" so he's only an inch shorter then Jackson

Oh boy I was hopeful this blog would end the Henne talk but I was wrong. At this point I just want Henne to be gone. Mostly because I won't have to hear this constant debate any longer. Time to move on from Henne and on to the next QB who just isn't good enough. Fiedler,Feeley,Culpepper,Harrington,Beck,etc.,,,,etc.,,,,,,etc.,,,,,etc.,,,,,,,, it will never end.

I'm not even going to watch the game this weekend. That's how bad it's become. I have watched every game for the past 28 years and I'm finally throwing in the towel. It's easy enough to read about how they lost. No sense wasting 4 hours of my Sunday in misery. And if they win? WHO CARES. Still only going to be 1-3 before having to play the Jets who will certainly want to show Miami who the real best corners in the league are. Thanks Vontae. Way to talk out of your a** and then get injured after disproving your declaration.

I don't want you to call me Pappy Mayonnaise anymore.

sean smith is going to get eaten alive .... sean smith is garbage not a hater just a realist

nolan caroll i like the kid but his confidence seems to be on the ground

First off, This YEAH!! character must really have no life. Anybody who strives to have their claim to fame as being the first one to post on Armando's daily blog is really pathetic. Yeah!!! GET A LIFE!!!

Nobody cares what you think.

i'd take nolan carroll over sean smith everday. sean plays soft;it won't change. he's not a baller.

We have the worst corners in the league...as long as QBs don't fear our secondary, get ready for 500 yd passing games, even next week as Mr Overrated himself will eat our defense alive.

I'm honestly perplexed by the NFL career of Sean Smith to this point, I watched him in the 09 Sugar Bowl when Utah played Nick Saban's Crimson Tide and he looked like the next Mel Blount. He blitzed of the corner, jammed at the line and shut everything his way down. I thought about Blount given Smith's size and physical play and he really jumped on my radar. I thought the performance Vs. a good Alabama team would shoot him up draft boards, so when we drafted him I really believed we got a 2nd rd. steal.

Since going Pro though it's as if he forgot how to tackle or get physical at the line. I don't even bother with using him in blitz packages because up until now as a Pro he has not shown the ability to beat the block if the RB picked it up. I have little faith he could shut down a very physical Jackson who will fight for everything in the air and destroy his half a s s attempt at a tackle.

I really hope somebody says it to his face and lights a fire under him but then remember he goes into a cacoon when critized like last year when J.Allen sent him to the bench. In Vontae Davis although not playing in this game we get a guy who shows up one week and forgets how to play for the next 3. I can't knock picking either because I was all for it on draft day regarding both, real head scratcher for me.

Take into account that even if Smith had the game of his life you still need to consider Nolan TOAST Carroll will be the one covering Malcolm Floyd (probably getting owned) while this weeks nickle back (sacraficial lamb) will be matched up on there WR with the funny name that escapes me while Randy McMicheal (remember him wasn't good enough for this regime) rips our LB's and Saftey's and I don't like our chances unless Henne throws for 500 yards, 4 TD's behind the joke we got on the right side of the OL.

Floyd and Jackson both are hurt, not going to be playing in top condition, could be a break for us.

I love how 99% of the people support most of thier opinions with one or two points then etc. etc. etc. LOOOOOOZAS


Sandiego -3
miami - 2


I'm jumping the miami dolphins ship 25 years of wasted cheering/support..no more Good JoB ross..I am sure I am one of MANY

Franchise of clowns.

Final division standings

NE 11-5
BUF 10-6
NY 9-7
MIA 4-12

Blog of clowns.

Your opinions are insipid and you have the intelletual capacity of a pencil.

Your entire existence on this Earth will be little noted and quickly forgotten.

Good thing PR finally found the flux capacitor he was searhing for, and a good streth of road to get up to 88MPH.
At least now no one needs to watch the rest of the season.

Hey guys, I made a new logo design for the dolphins, one that definitely is more aggressive, tougher attitude, modern, meaner looking while keeping the traditional look at the same time, just go to facebook and just type "New Miami Dolphins Logo" I'll be looking forward to read your comments and know what you think about it! tnx and beat the chargers!

I am in favor of a new design, but yours is absolutely awful.

avian

I took a new crap and posted on facebook. Please go there and stay there.

I AM LUMOMBO! OBEY MY COMMANDS!

SD 31
MIA 17

Hopefully that will be enough to get Sparano and Ireland canned and we can focus on what's really important this season....

SUCK FOR LUCK!!!!

Glad to see Tony is in a such a good mood before his possible last game as HC of the Dolphins.....

but then again.....I guess every game for him could be his last possible game as HC of the Dolphins.....

gg u that was funny, rick well tnx for your opinion, i respect that, good luck to all and specially good luck to the dolphins on sunday!

I AM LUMOMBO!! HEED MY WARNINGS!!

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I wish we could fix the the offensive line and run the ball better to improve the passing game. Maybe, it is time to use different WR's or TE's in the red zone.

aivan, don't even listen to those scumbag losers. let's see them try and design something. good job bro. as far as vj vs smith, jackso is going to eat him up all day long. smith can't even cover his own shadow.

I just placed a modest bet on the Dolphins to win tomorrow! Could be a nice payday- we'll find out soon enough.

you just lost your money!

dolphin 77, tnx dude, appreciate your comments, just trying to do something cool for the team that I love and making some kind of diffusion of it I guess, so that people and fans can see it and read their opinions. Surely some will like it and some won't. Have a great weekend and lets win on Sunday bro!

Sparano out after Sunday's game vs Chargers. Let's face it, we have no chance to win this game and after that we will be 0-4. My question is, if our meathead owner Mr. Ross can't figure it out then he should be fired too!

pepe montoya, hope you didn't bet the grocery money!

Miami might suck for Luck.

Most of the posters here Suck because...............they like SUCKING!

You know who you are ;)

Lets GO SEAN!

AwwwwwwwwwwwwwwRiiiiiiiiiiiiight MIAMI!!!!

Call me crazy but I thing there is a chance tomorrow man! just like when we where 0-2 and heading to New England...nobody gave us a slim chance and we all remember what happen. If anything this is a much more talented team than that one. Sounds cliche but there is always a chance in sports, and lets not forget that our team also are professional players that get paid a lot to play.

What a piss poor, pathetic, bunch of PAN-ZEES!

We have no chance, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

We're going to lose, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

I'm a quitter, I'm going to root for the jeys, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

I'd rather piss amd moan about Mr. Ross than root for the team I'm supposedly a fan of, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Want a bunch of cry baby Be-atches! I'd never rob banks with any of you Punk A ss Sissies!

Fvcking Pathetic Bunch of PAN-ZEES!!!!

PS: Lets upset the Chargers and knock Rivers the Fvck OUT!

BTW I meant "think" so stop your bitchin' if u were going to!

odinseye...other than the bank thing, agreed! will upset & shock everybody tomorrow man!

Since Thomas is out does this mean Bush should have a pretty good day? For some reason, I think not.

Bush will have a good day once our coaching staff figures out how to use him...

So many guys out with dumbasses injuries like harm strings! somethings is going wrong in that area. Conditioning use to be one of Miami's strong areas under this same administration!

Well, if Thomas is out that MUST mean Bush will have a bad day.

Nice post, good logic and well thought out!

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

we should be 3-0, or 2-1. if they just catch the ball and play defense and chad can hit the water from the canoe in the 4th quarter.

where's the cap? uhhhh, burp, nevermind.

We average 7.9 yards per pass attempt. The only chance we have to win tomorrow is to throw 60-70 times.
There is no other chance.
The only we will have enough time to throw 60-70 times is by not running the ball and killing the clock.

Conversely someone please tell me why passing 60-70 times tomorrow cannot work.

By the way I've told you guys previously that I'm allowed to drink once per week.
Well today's the day.
I got 12 leinenkugels and I'm on number 1.

Also if anyone is going to watch VT-Clemson my daughter is in VT marching band flags.

"Sean Smith is something of a beast himself. He's 6-3 and can jump to the moon."

Are you serious Armando? Did you see what Joshua Cribbs did Sean Smith? For this guy to have more height than most receivers he's up against, he always seems to get out jumped. Looks like it will be another long day for Sean Smith. And Nolan Carroll is starting again? If the Dolphins wouldn't have drafted him he wouldn't be playing in the NFL. We're the only team that drafts losers.

My name is Tabu. I am the exotic temptress you have been waiting for.

Please, no fatties.

I've been pondering...
We moved Carey to G and signed Columbo why? Not because of Carey because we don't have a RG.
But there are numerous Guards on the depth chart.
Know what that means?
We have players on our roster that are not qualified to play but are required to fill out the mandatory depth chart.
Seriously.
How in the world can Olshansky, past his prime and twice cut, be an upgrade over every number 2 on our D-line depth chart?

EVERY BODY TURN ON YOURE TV NOW THE NFL NETWORK IS SHOWING THE CANADIA FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME! IT IS A GAME BETWEEN THE CAGARY STOMPERS AND THE SASKATEWAN ROUGH RIDERS. THE STOMPERS ARE AHEAD 23-3 AND THEY HAVE A GREAT DEFENSE ANDF A GREAT OFFENSE EVEN THOGH I STILL THINK THE CAT TIGERS OFFENSE IS BETTER (((THEY NEED TO SHOW THEM MORE!!))) ,.,BUT YOU MUST SEE IT NOW. IT IS BETTER THAN THE STUPID NFL.

Odinseye said:


"Henne can win in the NFL. Thus far this year is obviously ample proof of this."

Dude, I believe like you that Henne can win and is not the sole reason we are 0-3. The only loss I will put on him is Cleveland. A good 4th quarter QB gets us 15 yds, but with Carpenter's current funk, may not have mattered anyway. Having said that, there were many other plays that lost us the Cleveland game, so Henne, IMO, is not why we are 0-3. He is light-years ahead of his last 2 1/2 seasons under Magoo (Henning). I'm supporting him all the way and am rooting for him. The rushing TD against the Pats showed me he cares and is out to prove everyone wrong. Hell, surprised he didn't throw his arm out with that spike. He just needs to get smarter in the red-zone. He has the authority to actually audible now, so c'mon Henne! Pull a rabbit out of your ass next time you're in the red-zone and you don't like the call from Daboll (or is it the genius Sparano) that you are given! Prove it, Henne. If you can do that, I'm your best fan. I don't give a sh.t about the past. Kick the Charger's ass so I can tell Omar he's about a goofy, SOB too!

Odinseye said:


"Henne can win in the NFL. Thus far this year is obviously ample proof of this."

Dude, I believe like you that Henne can win and is not the sole reason we are 0-3. The only loss I will put on him is Cleveland. A good 4th quarter QB gets us 15 yds, but with Carpenter's current funk, may not have mattered anyway. Having said that, there were many other plays that lost us the Cleveland game, so Henne, IMO, is not why we are 0-3. He is light-years ahead of his last 2 1/2 seasons under Magoo (Henning). I'm supporting him all the way and am rooting for him. The rushing TD against the Pats showed me he cares and is out to prove everyone wrong. Hell, surprised he didn't throw his arm out with that spike. He just needs to get smarter in the red-zone. He has the authority to actually audible now, so c'mon Henne! Pull a rabbit out of your ass next time you're in the red-zone and you don't like the call from Daboll (or is it the genius Sparano)! Prove it, Henne. If you can do that, I'm your best fan. I don't give a sh.t about the past. Kick the Charger's ass so I can tell Omar he's about a goofy, SOB too!

I WOULD STILL LIKE TO GO TO A CANADIA GAME IN HAMITON BUT I DONT KNOW HOW MANY GAMES ARE LEFT. I HOPE THERY ARE IN THE PLAY OFFS. THEY TOLD ME HAMITON IS CLOSE TO TORONTO AND ALSO CLOSE TO BUFFALO SO I COULD GO THERE.

ALoco - Where the hell is CANADIA?

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