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Yeremiah Bell discusses 2004, 2007 and today's Dolphins

I still find it hard to believe the Dolphins are winless. I seriously never would have believed this team to be winless midway through the season's second month. SMH.

And yet, here they are. The Miami Dolphins are 0-4 and they are not exactly favored to win their Monday night meeting with the New York Jets. Again, hard to believe.

But as I showed you in an earlier post, this season so far does have some significant parallels to the troubling and terrible 2004 and 2007 seasons. I wrote a post on the similarities last week. (Check the archive or scroll back.)

I got to talking with safety Yeremiah Bell about this topic on Tuesday. He survived 2004 and 2007. He's living this season's travails. I wanted to see if he was equally surprised or shaken by this seemingly talented enough team's inability to win even once.

This is what Yeremiah Bell had to say:

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#1.

Tony is an excellent coach.

It's up to us to make plays.

Tony is an excellent coach.

We'll go 0-16 for this guy because he is a great coach. We love him.

lol..Tony is an excellent coach! lol...he keep us around here and says nice things about us even we stink big! such nice place for all looser playas that want to play football for fun and some big checks we dont deserve!

I'am not shocked....., Knew the best was going to be 3 and 13 and you all called me a Idiot..., I was wrong about the 3 and 13, I dont think there going to get 3..

Every NFL team that's not winning games always says they're not "executing". That was a Dave Wannstedt favorite.

I still don't think Sparano is the problem. The Dolphins just don't have a good QB. If Sparano had Tom Brady at QB, he'd have a great record.

That being said, Yeremiah Bell's going to his mouth with the towel when he was praising Sparano is know in the poker world as a tell. He didn't fully believe what he was saying. He was just saying it because it's the right thing to say publically. He didn't mean it though.

This team suffers from bad player management Tackles playing Guard, CB that should be playing FS! paying big money for LB that should be able to run but get run by instead all around just bad player management

Every NFL team that's not winning games always says they're not "executing". That was a Dave Wannstedt favorite.

I still don't think Sparano is the problem. The Dolphins just don't have a good QB. If Sparano had Tom Brady at QB, he'd have a great record.

That being said, Yeremiah Bell touching his mouth with the towel when he was praising Sparano is known in the poker world as a tell. He didn't fully believe what he was saying. He was just saying it because it's the right thing to say publically. He didn't mean it though.

MJ, I think it was Bum Phillips who coined the Phrase about Shula " He could take His and Beat Yours or he could take Yours and beat His", Though I think Sporono could take the Pats and play the Fins and would find a way to loose...He's totally clueless, I Bet Belicheck could coach this team to 8 and 8 at best, Tony might just go winless.

Whatever. What kind of living football hell is it to be trying to figure out if it's Sparano, Ireland, or the players and it's still early October! It seems like this conversation has been going on for an eternity. There's nothing worth salvaging from this rotten team. F Jake Long and the rest.

just wait until Tebow comes to town...0-6

can't wait until Gator Day @ SunLife!

Um, Yeremiah, you are part of the problem! Ever met a TE you can cover?

Didn't think so.

STUPID QUESTIONS.

I AGREE WITH CUBAN.

SPARANO CAN'T COACH.

A TEAM THIS SMOOTHERD WITH TALENT SHOULD BE AT LEAST 2-2.

2 OUT OF 5 OF THE O-LINE I DON'T LIKE.

THE WRs ARE O-K BUT NEED AN UPGRADE.

I THINK THE D-TRAIN IS NICE AND HE ONLY PLAYED RB FOR 4 YEARS AND STILL LEARNING.

THE D-LINE I THOUGHT WAS AS SOLID AS THERE WAS IN THE NFL.

GUESS I WAS WRONG.

WELL NOT EXACTLY A MEMBER OF THE D-LINE LEADS OUR TEAM IN INTs. "SIGH"

NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THIS.

BRING CROWDER BACK.

THE MAN MUST HAVE BEEN ABLE TO READ THE SHI+ OUT OF A OFFENCE.

THE D BACKS ARE OUT OF PLACE MOST OF THE GAME.

THE PROBLEM IS THEY CHERISH DRAFT PICKS LIKE THEY'RE GOLD.

YOU GET BETTER PLAYERS AT THE TOP OF THE DRAFT.

THEY WANT TO HOLD ON TO A 2nd AND 3rd LIKE THOSE ARE GOING TO BE GREAT PLAYERS.

IT's SO SIMPLE AND THE MAKE IT HARD ON THEM SELVES.

YOU HAVE THE #1 PICK AND GET LONG.

I CAN EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT BUT YOU DON'T GET ANOTHER O-LINEMAN WITH A HIGH PICK UNTIL 4 YEARS LATER.

WITH A SOLID D-LINE THEY BRING IN ODD BALL AND MISI.

FORGET IT I'M DONE DON'T WANT TO START MY DAY ON THE WRONG FOOT.

Ireland needs to go when Tony does too....

You win in this league with playmakers. Miami instead has a nice C, and LT. Until we get players who CAN and WILL make a difference we'll be average at best.

Ireland is clueless. Sparano is stuck in the worst situation a coach can be in. The players know he is as good as gone. Anyone eho expects this team to give 100% effort is kidding themselves. Blame Mr. Ross, if he truly wanted a coaching change, he should have had the balls to go through with it. Instead we have what we have now. F-ing morons from top to bottom. It's a sad time to be a Fin fan.

Bell was the safety in Cleveland that did not get over to help Wilson stop the winning TD. Bell has seen a lot and just maybe his own lack of execution can be rooted to, it's time to shut down the NFL career. Bell has also tripped over his own feet trying to cover. If Bell's experience can not get him over to stop the Brown's winning TD it's time to go. I don't see Sparano or Bell with the Dolphins next season.

I really hope every home game is a blackout. I hope Mr.Ross can feel the pain in his pocket. Pain enough to want to sell the team. We need a football minded owner. We need a real GM. We need a coach that has had experience and makes winners out of losers. We need a future QB that will be impacting. Finally we need to stop picking players from the cut list from Dallas. From being one of the greatest franchises in sports to being a laughing stock of the NFL.

what did you expect bell to say? the players who told the truth were released or not resigned (ie. ricky and channing).

what did you expect bell to say? the players who told the truth were released or not resigned (ie. ricky and channing)

Excellent point greg z.; That's the old school Parcells way of doing things. Hide or get rid of the truth. Protecting against the pass happy NFL is something that stone age Parcells never considered in his talent acquisition. He then mentored and forced his regime to do as he did.

The more I hear the "experts" rave about Luck, the more I want the Phins to lose because winning 1,2, or 3 games will not make any difference. How can you not want the best shot at a QB that is as close to NFL ready as Peyton was? I NEVER thought I would have that point of view, but I just don't trust the men who make the decisions for this organization.

Parcells knew he was doomed!! He got out and let sparano and Ireland take the fall. Now hes still a legend at ESPN and NFL Network!! Hes nothing but a Chicken Shi+. Hes still making the big $$ and he left us Fins fans with an 0-16 ball club and hes never looked back

This team does have better players than the record shows. Unfortunately they don't have a better coach than the record shows. There are way to many coaching decisions that leave us scratching our heads and breaking the TV's.

YB publicly praises TS just as TS publicly praises his players, good or bad. When TS is fired is when players will speak out.

Actually the Bum Phillips quote about Don Shula was:

"He can beat his'n with your'n and your'n with his'n."

Of course players (and coaches) are expected to be diplomatic!

According to a rating outfit called PFF, Soliai is ranked #74 for defensive linemen. Do we want Nolan, Sparano, and Bell publicly complaining about the team's franchise player C'mon man!

Bell is one of our biggest problems to be honest
We have no playmakers in the entire secondary.
What is it called when a d- back catches a pass from an opposing QB? Oh yeah, an interception..
LOL... The team plays with no heart, and has a fist pumping field goal happy soccer coach with no balls. Hey Tony You are 0-4, WAKE UP. 4TH and 5 or less inside the opposing teams side of the 50 , freakin go for it once in a while

Tony makes Clownstedt look like an offensive Genius......
What do they both have in common? They were handed the job by their buddies
JJ appointed Clownstedt
BP appointed TS
Two mistakes at the most important position.

Dear Mr. Salguero

Just because a suspects alibi checks out doesn't mean he's not guilty


Book'um all Danno


Soiled :)

all you sparano backers, ask yourself this ?
goping into a bye week as an 0-4 team, what changes will a good coach make.
1. special teams will get better , right
we will actually decide to start blocking for
Gates?
2.Colombo will obvisously be replaced, right? I think we can all agree, any head coach would make this change.
3.Bush will be our 3rd down back , while Thomas
and Slaton carry the load...
4. Bush will do all punt returns, and be fresh because of the above, after all, isn't that
his best atribute?
5 Nolan Carrol will be replace for obvious reasons by Jimmy Wilson
6 Cay and Fasano will be on the field together more then Mastrud, 1 career catch for 3 yards
impressive resume, 2 years 1 catch

who was the guy in the back with the manboobs? Jerry???

The only situation where I would be able to accept the team tanking a game (in order to Suck for Luck), is the final game of the Season. If we have the worst record going into last game, and need to lose in order to get the #1 pick (where if we won, we wouldn't get it), then I'm all for tanking that game. Not sure what the difference is between that and a team (Indy) tanking the last 2 games of their Season a couple years back because they already got home field advantage in the Playoffs and wanted to rest their players. No difference in my mind between those two.

Otherwise, I say just play it straight up, and trust in your Dolphins to be the worst team in the league this year regardless.

Tony Tony Tony has done it again!

Dear Mr. Salguero


Yeremiah Bell at the scene of the crime in 2004

Yeremiah Bell at the scene of the crime in 2007

Yeremiah Bell at the scene of the crime in 2011

Yeremiah Bell : Your Honor...I plead not guilty


Soiled :)

Karlos Dansby and Yeremiah Bell say the Dolphins miss Channing Crowder. Said Bell: “Channing caught things before they happened. He anticipated plays and would communicate to everyone what he saw after one series. There’s some of that now, but it was all the time with him. He’s one of the smartest players I’ve been around. He learned a lot from Zach Thomas.”

Neither intended their comments as a shot at Kevin Burnett. But Burnett has graded out worse than Crowder did last year. Pro Football Focus ranks Burnett's play this season 43rd and worst among inside linebackers. Crowder was 18th last year.

Incidentally, Crowder, who was cut in late July, continues to defend Tony Sparano but question general manager Jeff Ireland's decisions.


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whoa. did u hear spazano yesterday. he’s kaput. he knows it’s over.
never heard any coach of any sport from any country sound like that.

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Bell is part of the problem. but to be fair guys. There is not a secondary in the NFL that can cover guys for 8-10 seconds. Someone is going to get open, and our D line sucks. I almost feel the safties are jumping short routes to help the terrible play of our linebackers. There are backs and tight ends WIDE open 6-10 yards past the line.

I am not trying to find excuses for the secondary, becase Sean Smith and Nolan Carroll SUCK! Bennie Sapp played better than they have, he was cut after the New England game where Brady had over 10 seconds to throw the ball all game. We got pressure or hit Brady 5 f'n times all game!

Now Bennie Sapp sucked also, and should not be on a NFL roster, so what does that say for Carroll and Smith?

Awful!

Now, about Crowder. I can not knock him, the proof is in the pudding, this D is a further failure without him.

I think the problem... He was not a play maker at all. How many cluth INt's or Scacks did he get here in his career. His mouth ran non stop, but there was never a big game or play. He talked like Porter but never "changed" a game.

I think that is where the phins finally just said, lets try and move on. Obviously a wrong decision, but lets not make it sound like Crowder was playing like Zach Thomas and we let him go.

To bad his football brain could not translate to elite football game changing I guess.

For the record I like crowder... So I am not trying to blast him, just reasoning it.

Dolphin 77, if you show up here, let me know, I would love to finish our "converssation" concerning your football knowledge on 2 national championship teams...

"He's a great leader," Yeremiah says about Sparano as he avoids eye contact and wipes his mouth--two classic 'tells' of someone who isn't being honest.

What's Wrong With Team: Top 3 In Order

1. Jeff Ireland. Personel
2. Tony Sparano. Coaching
3. Steve Ross. Leadership at the very top.

With a good gm and hc the franchise could still survive Ross. But there's no way we survive another boneheaded hc/gm hiring.

Don't be s surprise should we get first overall pick, Ireland doesn't get fired, causing Andrew Luck to remain in college yet another year. Luck still has 1 year of college playing eligibility left.

Like Warren Sapp said, The DB success is dependent on the Dlineman getting after the QB. I couldnt tell you the last time Langford applied pressure to a QB let alone a sack. Solai been getting doubled, Cam Wake doesn't care about containment, Odrick speciality is not rushing the passer. I'm tired of getting on these blogs talking about how we suck. Is there anything good about this team? Anything?

DKM

Brandon Fields is a BEAST! MVP now that Henne went down!

DKM,
like i said before. something is rotten in the state of denmark. i watched aldon smith SCHOOL nate solder when he played against him last year and nobody can tell me that turd is going to be able to go one on one with cam wake and stop him from getting to brady. wake should have sacked brady 6 times and been in his face all day. the "suck for luck" campaign started day one.

I JUST WANT TO WIN ONE GAME AT LEAST, IT BE REAL HARD TO LIVE WITH 0-16, LOOK ON THE BRIGHT WHOEVER COMES IN AS COACH AND GM NEXT YEAR HAS TO BE BETTER THEN TONY AND JEFF, I LIKE COWHER

What's the record for most punts in a season? I think Fields might be a candidate to break it.

2007 we were 15-1 because the offense truly sucked. There was very little wrong with the defense.

Here's how the regime went about fixing the dreaded offense:

#1 2007 offensive issue was qb. The fix: 2nd rate qb in the 2nd rd. Chad Henne

Wr: Gave huge fa contract to that bum from Jax who never played a starting down. Now we have the overrated Brandon Marshall.

TE: B-teamer Anthony Fasano.

Oline: Jake Long. Great pick but shouldn't have been a 1st overall pick priority. You guys know the rest of this train wreck story.

Sadly, this fo may have had it's greatest offensive draft of all in 2011. Unfortunate for them it's on thier way out the door.

What's the record for most punts in a season? I think Fields might be a candidate to break it.

Posted by: DKM | October 12, 2011 at 09:49 AM


Brandon Fields is the MVP of the Dolphins so far this year. His stats are among the best in the league.

2 Consecutive years of hailing the team's kickers as team mvp's. That's when you know your goose is cooked as a franchise.

2watt, what did Sparano say? Was he just ho-hum and not excited and depressed? NFL.com had a story and said that's the WORST thing a HC of a struggling team can do.

Poizen, agreed bud. This is something I disagree with Joe Schmoe on. He believes you don't blitz because then a QB will decimate the secondary. I believe you MUST blitz or else a QB will decimate your secondary. If you blitz (correctly), the QB won't have time to throw far down the field, it will be all underneath stuff (that you'd hope the secondary could cover). If you don't blitz, then the QB WILL have time to throw the long ball, and you're secondary will give up huge plays.

I think the ONLY way this defense can succeed (as they are currently constructed) is if they play high school teams (just kidding, kinda). No, seriously, is if the front 7 (at least 4-5 of them) get pressure on the QB, and don't give him time to throw downfield, and hopefully makes a mistake the secondary can capitalize on. Now, there's not any playmakers back there, true, but that's the best chance they have to get a turnover, IMHO.

i also liked channing crowder. he was the mic LB and called the defense. channing wasnt flashy but he did tackle and the players liked him. every team has a crowder;its good for chemistry which we desperately lack! plus crowder is a true dolphin; he would rather go home than play for the pats.

Yep, that's all the evidence we need that this team has been kicking it's own-ass the last few seasons.

yg.

I see your point and most are true, But I do not question the Jake Long draft pick at all. I think EVERY team needs to build a line,and JL was a PREMIUM LT which is really hard to find.

the alternative is to draft Matt Ryan, who with this line would be on life support, because think about it, not only does the whole line suck except Pouncy and Long, but we would not have had Long to protect Ryan's blind side.

Most of your other points have some merrit though.

Tony always loves what he sees from this team in practice. Tony, is only because our horrible offense practices against our horrible defense.

This team would still be 0-4 playing against its own offensive and defensive units. Overall, the 2007 1-15 team was far better than this one.

Where are all the guys who wanted Clam Crowder to go? Now that he's gone our run defense has suffered but otherwise our pass def still the same. :)

So besides getting Luck where would you guys say the 2nd highest priority is? DT, OLB (pass rusher), right OT or Safety? For me it is OT to protect the new QB. Also knowing we'd be getting a new HC we don't know if they'd run a 4 - 3 or keep the current 3 - 4. If we were to stay with the current defense scheme I wouldn't mind seeing Misi move inside. He's not a pass rusher that's for sure. Then a pass rushing OLB might be high on the list as well.

Forecast for Monday Night Football:

Partly cloudy with a low of 47.
Probably will be about 55 degrees at kickoff.

Excellent weather.

Just lose baby!!!

DC, I agree with the blitzing. Not every QB is Peyton Manning, and through pressure he will find the best one on one match up. Not even Tom Brady can do that, you get pressure on him and he makes poor throws.

Any secondary whould be good in the nfl if the line gets pressure, (and blitzers).

If you get quick pressure that forces quick throws. Quick throws happen and the db's and safties eyes and bodies are facing the throw. Reaction time is fastest and best when your 1st step is forward and you can see what is happening. But with all the time our D line is giving QB's, our DB's backs or sides are ALWAYS toward the ball because they are still chasing people. Cant jump routes that way often.

Poizen,

If we had drafted Ryan #1 we could still have drafted the next best LT with our second pick. How many SB winners have a Jake Long type player (#1 overall pick) at LT?

DL

OT, CB, LB would be priority for me after QB.

I think Misi is a complete mess of a football player. He gets swallowed up by average FB's and TE's

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