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Vontae Davis out all right, but for mysterious reason

No one expected cornerback Vontae Davis to play in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs because he's had a chronic hamstring injury that has had him in and out of the lineup.

Well, moments ago the Dolphins confirmed Davis indeed will not play -- missing his fourth game of the season. But the club announced it was for 'non-injury" reasons.

The club also said defensive end Phillip Merling, who is having the worst Dolphins contract year in the history of contract years, will be scratched for the third consecutive week. He is also out for non-injury reasons.

The Dolphins also announced the signing of receiver Julius Pruitt to the active roster, a promotion from their practice squad.

Non-injury reasons cover a wide swath of things.

A healthy scratch (not good enough to play) is a non-injury reason.

A benching for violating of team policies is a non-injury reason.

I will try to get you the reason for Davis being out. I can tell you this: He has not been thrilled with the manner in which his hamstring injury has been handled so far this year. He's been quite frustrated, according to a team source.

But the Dolphins have been working hard to manage his injury and try to get him back on the field. The club's frustration has been that Davis hasn't made the kind of progress that is typical with such an injury.

[Update: There's a report on NFL.com that Davis almost got into a fight with Brandon Marshall at practice this week. Interesting. But that is not the reason Davis was left behind for this game.]

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armando, don't waste your time at arthur bryant's...go to oklahoma joe's or jack stack (although the latter is not really an `authentic' barbecue place..its in the plaza and is a bit upscale).

Vontae had questionable habits and was red flagged prior to draft. This is just another example of the poor choices of personnell staff. Poor drafting, poor free agency choices, poor coaching, etc. We still suck, how sad?

Wake and Bess do not make up for all the busts this fo has drafted.

I think Peyton Hillis is giving Merling a run for the "Worst Contract Year Ever" award!!!

Phillip Merling worst contract year. Worst year before the contract year. Worst two years before the contract year. Also, worst rookie year before the contract year in four years.

Rumors developing that Longs injury is serious and may never fully recover.

That would leave us without a single marquee player.

The SukFecta failed miserably. F-.

Vontae Davis?

Davis.....................?

Sounds familiar..........Hmmmmmmmmm............Davis?

OH YEAH, DAVIS!

Yeah, he's a part of the best corner backing duo in the NFL.

Wow, seems like they'd want him on the field you know, being that he's one of the best and all.

Hmmmfph.............!?!?

Gambling Review:

They gambled on Henne this season by not addressing a serious challenger. That gamble failed.

They gambled that 3 UDFA receivers would work out. That gamble failed.

They gambled that injury prone Smiley and Grove would stay healthy. That gamble failed.

They gambled that Ronnie and Ricky still had gas in the tank in 2010. That gamble failed.

They gambled that Penningtons gimp shoulder was healed in 2010. That gamble failed.

They gambled on not extending Soliais contract last year. That gamble failed.

They gambled on passing up a play making WR or safety to trade down for Odrick and Misi. That gamble failed.

They gambled on passing on Mallett to take Thomas. If Thomas can't stay healthy, that gamble will have failed.

They gambled on going two seasons with only one mediocre TE, while passing on several better TE's that were available. That gamble failed.

They gambled on Sapp over Allen. That gamble failed.

Now for a full review of where they didn't fail:
1. (currently empty)

vontae is a class act. stop creating stories and rumors. He has done nothing but play well for us.

in the words of carlo zambrano... we stinks!

finfan23 why don't you shut the hell up and post somewhere else you moron.

Vontae does have a nice package, if only I could.....

Armando,

BBQ is for southern boys. Stick to black beans and fried plaintains.

BBQ IS THE WORST FOOD.SECOND THE CHINESE FOOD.THIRD, PIZZA TAKE OUT.

Gee, where are all the Daboll fans now?

Daboll looks like he should be in the laundry business.

I've read on some blogs about Vontae possibly having a drinking problem, didn't really put much stock into it though until now. I know he had issues at Illinois, does anyone remember if it was drinking related?

Jon

You are full of sheet. Post the links you read otherwise you are making stuff up. Go stroke your dog now.

There seems to be no one in charge of this team anymore....where is the fast forward button?

I've read on some blogs about Vontae possibly have a sexual relationship with Sparanos wife. Not sure if its true though.

WHO CARES ABOUT ANY PLAYER ON THIS TEAM OF 0-7 /

(( BUFFET OF DEFEAT )) ......

Dude what did I say? I said it was speculation and I read it on blogs. Damn, r u fing Vontae or something lol calm down

Armando,

BBQ is for southern boys. Stick to black beans and fried plaintains.

Posted by: BeanFrt | November 05, 2011 at 08:35 PM

you jacknut ..... every culture cooks tough cuts of meat slowly over hardwood fire cubans especially. there is no hope for you redneck ignorant pea brains.

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Just lose, baby!

Trade Vontae for Vernon Davis!

I guess our dirty laundry is being exposed, Nationally.

..The idea of a blog about BBQUE spots is more exciting then Dolphin news. Gates Bros in KC(go to Overland Kansas) is incredible. Be ready to order or you will get lit up by the lady behind the counter. Lunch is extremely busy, and moves fast. Get the burnt ends, and a rack of spareribs. Forget the sides. They also have strawberry soda there...Delicious.

Being that the Crimson Tide are on. You cannot talk BBQUE without mentioning Dreamland. I know there are locations in Mobile, and Atlanta. But the OG in Tuscaloosa is a hit off the pipe. Full rack, white bread, and a Bud.(The first time I was there I ordered a Heineken and almost got slapped for such a dumb request)

HERE WE GO DD............... WHAT IS THE EASIEST RECIPE FOR BEEF BACK RIBS ?

DD...............


THE WORST BEER EVER....BUD ,THEY MADE IT FOR THE HOMELESS .

You mean the BEST Corner in the NFL is out again>>>?????....NO way....
V.Davis=BUST

ALoco..I'm not a fan..But at Dreamland it was Bud, or Budlight..So those were the options at the time.

AS far as Beef ribs..I like to braise them as I think there is to much interconnective tissue in the meat that smoking them doesn't breakdown. If you want to smoke them after braising..Go for it. Anyway, after you braise them..Put them on a HOT Grill. Lots of BBQUE sauce to get them carmelized on the outside.

I have no sympathy for any player who is out with a conditioning related injury.Just because they couldn't work out at the training facility doesn't mean they couldn't stay in shape during the off season.Staying in shape is a yr.round job,especially if you're making millions to do so.

you jacknut ..... every culture cooks tough cuts of meat slowly over hardwood fire cubans especially. there is no hope for you redneck ignorant pea brains.

Posted by: scott alderson | November 05, 2011 at 09:19 PM


How many Cuban Restaurants have you been too? It's all the same grub, those thin dry steaks with chopped onions, FRIED plaintains, and black beans and rice.

Go slow roast your skinny pecker, fool.

Only cows blow more gas that cubans.

I have also tried, Cuban, Dominican, Peruvian, Jewish and some others, beers.

There IS a high Cuban cuisine, from the beginning of the Republic, when the aristocratic families imported French chefs to cook for them. The recipes are somewhere around. I saw them.

SCOTT, I MUST SAY BEAN IS RIGHT AND YOU R WRONG.


DD////////////////


WHAT IS YOUR WORST FOOD THAT YOU WILL NEVER EAT ?

oscar,

If there is a high Cuban cuisine, it didn't make the boat ride to our shores.

I had this Chinese one once, that when I opened her top, let go a lot of gas.

Aloco..A hamburger, or Ranch Dressing. I haven't eaten a burger in 16 years, and we do not serve ranch at my restaraunt...And you?

As far as Cuban Food.. What about Braised Oxtails? When I was in Miami, I had a dish(can't remember the name..help) that was one of the best things I've ever had.

I WILL NEVER ANY TAKE OUT FOOD,,,, IMAGINE ,MOST FOOD OUT THERE IS VERY BAD ,SO IMAGINE EATING IT AFTER 30 MINUTES AFTER IT WAS COOKED ..............


WORST FOOD;

1- CHINESE
2-PIZZA TO GO
3-ANY DISH HAVE PORK IN IT

Yes, BeanFrt, it came by plane. I saw it.

I WILL NEVER EAT ANY TAKEOUT FOOD

Teams should have regional players. What's the point of saying the team is from Miami if the players are not all Cuban or Haitian?

I usually avoid BBQ places around here. They look as saying (you god-amed Cuber, etc.).

WORST FOOD;;;;;;;;;;


I NEVER EAT ANY SALSA OF ANY KIND .

During the good old days, the Orange Bowl was filled with Rednecks, many Cubers, and some Negromen.

Gambling Review said:

"They gambled that Ronnie and Ricky still had gas in the tank in 2010. That gamble failed."

I agree on Ronnie and have always posted that he was the #2 RB talent on the roster, talent and production-wise, but the comment you made below is not a accurate one. What stat's do you base it on? Ricky had an excellent YPC average last year. He also has an excellent YPC average with Baltimore this year. Oh, I get it, you make a ton of generalizations that fit your opinion, with zero stats and/or evidence to back it up. This is all under the theory that if you say something publicly many. many times over, people believe it, even if it isn't true. So, you're a budding politician?

LSU vs Alabama, what a overhyped lethargic game. Sure both teams have great college level defenses. But even worse, both have below average qb's.

Defenses will always look better than they really are when subpar qb's cant exploit them. That's why I believe Andrew Luck has great chance to win his first national championship upon leaving the ncaa.

Luck has the qb talent to exploit either Alabama or LSU's defenses just enough to win a national title.

Take out food is garbage. Many Americans have forgotten or never have known what real, quality cooking and quality food is about.

Too many nonsense franchise restaurants that just thaw frozen crap in a microwave, squeeze a tube laboratory sauce on it, and sprinkle it with parsley.

It's a shame.

Yous no want joke more?

I think Sparano must be pis***in himself in his pants with delight at the FIeld Goal fest that is LSU Alabama through 3 Qtrs

Now this is a defensive struggle - wonder if we can draft some of these guys next year

This the best conversation about the Dolphins all year. Go Fried Plaintains, yeah team.

From Canada, have been down to Little Havana, In my opinion, not bad.

Neither Alabama nor LSU's starting qb's will make even 3rd string nfl qb's. Just lethargic to watch the quarterbacking in this game.

stillhardcore

Rickey is spent. Still fumbling. His time is up. Stats are for cocksuckas, W/L record says everything.

Rickey and the bunch were 7-9 last year and the year before.

Enjoy your stats if it helps you.

why many Canadians here? was watch Toronto Argonauts with as-hole QB Theismann

Fvck food, lets talk diet and exercise. I know, I know, its you fata*sses least favorite subject.

No matter the quality, freshness, or method of preparation. ALL foods are poisonous to the lazya*ss couch potato.

Que?

Me ja-koff everyday

At the end of the day, if anyone calls the LSU-Alabama game a great game, he has some setious rocks in his head!

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