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The most amazing Miami Dolphins factoid of the day

It's Thursday and as such, the Dolphins are forced by the NFL to make their offensive and defensive coordinators available to the media.

In the grand Brain Daboll versus Mike Nolan quote battle, Daboll has been kicking Nolan's behind this year. Frankly, Daboll simply allows himself to be more candid.

But today marked the revenge of Nolan!

And when Mike Nolan brings it, he really, really brings it. In fact, he brung it to the tune of suspending belief among several of the media members listening to him when he said he had not heard of Suck for Luck before today.

True enough. He was asked about the movement as part of a greater question and Nolan looked at the reporter like she had horns protruding from her forehead. "Suck for Luck? That's interesting. I really haven't heard that one before," he said.

Whaaaaaat?

After he answered the question, Nolan was so blown away by the phrase he went back to it. "Suck for Luck is a new one. That's interesting," he said before asking, seemingly genuinely, what it all meant.

I told him it was about Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and getting the first overall selection in the April 2012 draft.

"Oh, makes sense now that you say it," Nolan said while nodding. "Well, that's a personnel department deal so I have nothing to do with that. But I get it now. He's going to play my Ducks in a few weeks."

Well, I guess that speaks to Mike Nolan's unwavering focus on the task at hand. (How's that for positive spin?). Daboll could not return fire with anything nearly remotely as interesting. He did get a chuckle out of me when he was asked how he'll handle the fact Miami has only four experienced receivers on the active roster now.

Daboll said that was easy: He eliminated the five-receiver package from his game plan.

On more serious notes ...

... Nolan made it seem like the Dolphins are likely to stick with Tyrone Culver at free safety at least for a bit longer ...

... Cornerback Vontae Davis (hamstring) and running back Daniel Thomas (hamstring) both practiced at least on a limited basis. But they came away from the work with much different views of their status. Thomas is seemingly always optimistic he'll be able to play. Davis is not quite so and would make no promise he'll be active for the Chiefs ...

... Center Mike Pouncey (neck) returned to practice and seems ready to go for Sunday ...

... Left guard Richie Incognito (ankle) practiced at least on a limited basis. Coach Tony Sparano said if he's healthy, he'll return to his starting job ahead of Nate Garner, who started last week in his place. Big if, though. We'll see ....

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When he brings it, he really really brings it...Wish we could say the same about his defense...

As if he hasn't heard of it. Give me a break. It's the biggest thing going on in South Florida right now. He's just playing you guys Armando. That's the one thing these coaches are very good at is playing with the media. Amazing the amount of lies they tell you week in and week out.

Wow, great Q/A by media....NOT !!!!

Too much Canada, not enough USA in this thread.

The Jews control Wall Street! Google it!

Who Cares i want somebody to get fired!!!!!!!
Ireland ur the one to blame......

Joe, we need more Cowbell!

Q&A with Dolphins coordinators:

For Brian Daboll: Should we look at scoring 10 points as a big day for the Dolphins offense? How many dropped passes by wide receivers will we see this week? Can we expect at least 95% of 1st down runs in the 2nd half against KC? How many sacks and QB pressures will Marc Colombo give up this week?

For Mike Nolan: Should we look at the defense giving up 30 points as a big improvement? How many missed tackles and missed assignments might we expect from the linebackers? What percentage of completions can we expect from the opposing QB? Over/under 68%? Should we expect, as has been the norm, a 115 plus QB rating by the opposing team?

Miami line for this Sunday moved a point. Guess I'm not the only one thinking trap.

WTH planet is Nolan living on, and dont tell me he's working hard because its obvious thats a no!

if a woman asked me what I thought about sucking for luck, I too would have responded with a raised eyebrow and said:

you go first!

"Oh, (the silliness) makes sense now that you say it."

Well done Nolan.

mr. drysdale,

I admitted to you as much yesterday that I was wrong and told you that I didn`t doubt your all time fan pass either. I just don`t agree about the OL play. I felt them a liability that Marino`s release covered up on many occasions. It didn`t even take exotic formations cause I`ll never forget after the 85 Season our 1st playoff game Vs. Cleveland when they`re outstanding DB`S led by Minnifield and the late Don Rodgers had our WR`s shutdown and the pass protecton kept breaking down until Marino started to slow them down running draws of all plays with Ron Davenport.

It always seemed to take an adjustment by Marino after S.B. 19 to settle games and opponent rush packages down. You talk about Dwight Stevenson but common they only got to play together for what amounted to 3 Seasons (most of 83 through part of 86) Marino really played with Jeff Ulenhake and Tim Ruddy at Center and in honesty with alot of suspect players shuffling up and down the OL from the mid-80`s on.

I don`t get upset at being corrected and being you`ve got a decade on me then you remember those 70`s teams like I remember the 80`s I just didn`t feel there was a need for name calling being that if you`ve ever read the things I post here you know I avoid that stuff. I do remember some of the 70`s but obviously not in the same detail. My biggest memory is actually a loss when Zonk came back from the World League and we had a match up with Pitt. were they beat us up at 3 rivers and ofcourse the constant shuffling with an old Griese until Shula put Woodley in one day Vs. the Baltimore Colts if memory serves but that was already 80.

Fire everyone !!!

Nolan was pulling their chain you can`t turn on talk radio, read the paper or pull up any info. online about the Dolphins without coming accross that story and how many of his Def. players commented on it already?? Geez, even Luck himself has commented on the story all the way out in California. Mando what color socks did the team wear at practice today, give me something cause nothing here.

MIKE NOLAN IS A MAN OF INTEGRITY ..............


HE WILL RESIGN ,THEN .............


DOES THE NFL REQUIRE THE TEAMS TO MAKE THE QUALITY COACH TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE MEDIA ?

MANDO YOU SHOULD BE WRITING ABOUT THIS WHICH VERY DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE DOLPHINS!!!


These are trying times for the Indianapolis Colts.

Trying enough, in fact, that team vice chairman Bill Polian admitted it soon could be time the 0-8 Colts begin to look at what life would look like A.P.

After Peyton.

Polian admitted to Sirius XM radio on Thursday that the Colts would like to see Manning practice before the season ends, as his evaluation would play a crucial role in dictating how the team approaches Manning's contract this offseason.

Manning's contract includes a $28 million option early next year that will determine his future with the team. If the Colts elect not the pick up the option, Manning would become a free agent.

On Thursday, Manning made his second impromptu locker room appearance of the season, telling reporters that he is healing. Just not very fast.

"We're still waiting for the fusion to take place, it's still going slow and we still have some issues with the regeneration of the nerve," he said. "I still have some restrictions."

Manning said that a Dec. 1 doctors appointment was his next check point in his recovery and he understands the Colts' desire to see him back on the field before the end of the year.

"We're in full discloser with each other," Manning said. "If I'm not healthy in February, I think it's fair for the Colts to make their decision."

Manning had a spinal fusion procedure Sept. 8 to repair a damaged nerve that was causing weakness in his throwing arm. It was his third neck surgery in 19 months.

Doctors who were not involved with Manning's surgery said it was likely to take two or three months before Indy's franchise quarterback could make it back onto the practice field, a timeline that is consistent with what Manning said Thursday.

Last month, a jovial Manning showed up unexpectedly in the locker room and told reporters he had been cleared to stand on the sideline with his teammates and that he would be getting X-rays every four weeks.

He was more serious Thursday, especially as the line of questioning turned to things like the possibility of the Colts drafting Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck or another heir apparent, his contract and even the future of coach Jim Caldwell. Manning did his best to disengage from the debate.

"Those are all fair questions, but that's not what I'm going to talk about right now," Manning said. "I'm thinking about how can I get a little better. (The contract) is really a one-year deal with a four-year extension and that was my recommendation because I wasn't healthy when I signed the contract."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

FIN . MANNING HAS INSURANCE TO PAY HIM 45 MILLION IF HE CAN'T PLAT FOOTBALL AGAIN ,PLUS HE'S WORTH 200 MILLION .,


HENNE ON THE HAND HAS INSURANCE FOR 233 DOLLARS .

Aloco,

The point isn`t whether he`ll play again or not re-read the article. If he can`t practice in Dec. the Colts will exercise the option of releasing him in Feb. rather than picking up the 28 Million dollar option he has making him a FA which in itself is very interesting but the real story then is Luck who they hands down draft.

Maybe at Nolan's next meeting with the media you can ask him if he's heard that Sparanos house is on the market?
Maybe ask if he's heard that the Phins are 0-7 at the time of this post, likely 0-8 after this weekend?
How about if he's heard of FIST PUMPING FIELD GOALS?
And just for the heck of it, ask if he heard the Cardinals won the World Series...

FIN,

THEN MANNING WILL GET THE 45 MILLION IF HE CAN'T PLAY ANY MORE BEFORE 2013 ................

1-14 .... IS MIKE NOLan record of the last 15 games ............

jason taylor RECORD W/DOLPHINS IN THE LAST 23 GAMES IS.............. 1-22 ...A RECORD /

1-15
0-7................... MR TAYLOR

J.T.

Was on the 09 fins that finished 7-9 so his combined record his last three Seasons with Miami is actually 8-31

Why do I think our "Quality" coach and strength & conditioning coach spend more time playing Madden and eating Oreos than doing anything else.

Why would I think that?

Armando, ask Nolan if he's aware that the fins have a game on Sunday.

AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED JASON TAYLOR IS A CURSE FOR THE FINS + GATES + THE GARAGE MANAGER=THE FINS OF 2011...................

ARMANDO, ASK NOLAN IF HE HAS SABOTAGED THE DOLPHINS THIS YEAR AFTER THE GARAGE MANGER HIRED THE HONORABLE B.COX AS HIS HELPER TO BE THE FUTURE DC .

LALALALALA Lovely, Suicidal Tendencies

Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins number 32,
They lose the ball, and miss the tackle, their never in control,
and when you say Miami your talking coaching fools.

Cause were the Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins number 32,
Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins number 32.

I don't think it's postive spin to say that he's focused. That's probably just the truth. These guys spend long days preparing for opponents and spend what little time they have leftover with family. A lot of the NFL coordinators don't read press. It doesn't help them and they don't have a lot of time.

Wow some media session with the coordinators.
Let's see worst defense in the league worst offense in the league worst coaches in the league worst players in the league yah all adds up to 0-7. This is a league mandated rule to let these 2 morons talk about how pathetic they both are.

mrmikejohnson,
I would say u are 100% accurate. No way these guys read the paper, especially when on a losing streak.

Any tough questions posed to Nolan Mando? Like wtf is going on with the D? Did anyone lay into him to see what his answer would be?

Aloco... Why is he the "garage manager"?
Just interested to know is all...

Is it because Tony gets more things driven into his opening than a garage?

It's too quiet in here. Hello?

Things turn around very quickly in the NFL. Many think A.L. is the solution for the Dolphins at QB. G. Cote recently wrote a more realistic scenario, where the Dolphins would not pick first, but still pick a very good QB in the 2012 NFL draft. You may add that Pwyton Manning could be available as a free agent. What if all of a sudden, Miami signs Manning and also drafts a QB like Landry Jones? ... Maybe Indy 'sucking for Luck' turns out to be a better deal for the Dolphins ...

Mike Nolan has been sucking for nothing. Now he has a purpose. You made his day!

IF Manning is healthy enough to play next year and he is released before the 28 million kicks in, (because the Colts draft Luck), there is NO WAY IN HE&& Manning is going to sign with the Dolphins. He will pick and chose the situation that gives him the most oppurtunity to win a SB...not sign with a rebuilding team...common sense!!!

U gotta love Nolan. Now if only the players would, u know, actually play for him.

Please read between the lines. He knew that question was coming. "that's a personnel department deal so I have nothing to do with that." In other words I dont have the players I need Mr. Ireland.
Also Landry Jones would be a better pick

YouKnow:

In your expert opinion, why is Landry Jones a better QB?

We need some laughs ------ bring back Big Bill Parcells!!

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