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Carey jogging, set to return as the starting RG

Tony Sparano continually says that news on injured players returning to practice must be met with perspective because the practice they return is not  really the most important time in their recovery.

The day after is the most important.

Today, Vernon Carey was practicing for the second consecutive day and is obviously working with the starting unit. He is showed no signs of setback following his return to practice Wednesday after missing the Oakland game with an ankle injury. Carey was in fact so spry, he was jogging from drill to drill in practice.

So barring an unexpected setback, Carey will be back to his starting role against Philadelphia.


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It is bad luck to be superstitious.

10 years 250 million dollars for Albert P. WOW!

Jared Allen punched Edwards "square in the weiner" because he got run over as the long snapper...............can we get Denney some Tae Bo classes so he can protect himself?

check out the link for the wiener punch...classic


That's cool. Always thought Carey was very underappreciated by this fan base. If all drafts picks provided as much usage as Carey, we would be incredibly successful.


Whaddaya mean Carey's jogging? Isnt that what he does during the games?

I'll assume that means he's ready to play!

Sorry Jerry..... No developement for you...


Did you post this just to change the drivel from the last blog.....

If you did.....

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Carey's been "Jogging" since he's been a Dolphin. That's been the problem!

I love the word "puce."



“I made a pact to myself this weekend that I was going to get down from here on out. No more diving, no more trying to get the extra yard if there is no reason to,”

Survey says: Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!

I want the Dolphins to bring back Sparano and Ireland. The problem early in the year was terrible QB play, not coaching or talent evaluation.

I don't think you run a regime out of town because they haven't found a QB. That's not a successful way to do business.

If they do replace Sparano, I want them to sign Eric Mangini. He's young, brilliant, and hungry. He was starting to turn around the Browns before they fired him. I would MUCH rather have Mangini than Cowher or Gruden. Those guys are not hungry anymore, they are coasting.

I know I am going to get laughed out of the room on Mangini, but I just think he is the best guy available.

There must not be an ounce of news regarding Miami, sports in general or the NFL..another useless article..

kris, why was the last blog "drivel"? I happen to think talking about any aspect of this team is a waste of time UNTIL they get a franchise QB.

So, since nothing can happen this year to progress the team any (actually, they lose 2 more games and they'll have regressed this year), why not discuss the next time someone will have a chance to change the almost 30 years downward spiral of this football team?

Manning, another FA QB, drafting a QB, this will be the most important question needing answering on Jan. 2.

So, again, why is that "drivel"?

I want them to sign Eric Mangini.


Please no, living 30min from MetLife stadium ive seen plenty of Mangini, not a coach or coordinator for us. I'd rather bring back Sparano than have Mangini

Also, just want to point out I am 1000% in agreement with Craig M (mental snapshot to save for posterity).

He said it's a waste of time to take a QB at the end of his career coming off injury (my paraphrasing), and would prefer to draft a first-round QB in 2012.

Music to my ears. Almost makes me wanna cry. Kudos Craig, like the way you think (ON THIS TOPIC, lol).

Ok, revising my Pre-Season prediction. It was 9-7 by the way (what was I smoking?).

I'm now predicting 6-10.

I believe (ironically) we win our last 2 home games, and lose our away games. That means we beat Philly and the Jets. And we lose to Buffalo and New England.

6-10. Making this Sparano's worst Season yet. In a year he was warned he had to make the Playoffs to keep his job (missed it by 5 games if my prediction holds). This is a l-game drop from last year when the Owner took it on himself to find a new HC.

Anyone care to revise their statements on wanting Sparano back next year? I'll give you time to reflect. You have until Jan. 2 (the date it will occur with or without your blessing).

I know Mangini will probably never coach in the NFL again, but that's who I would sign if I was Stephen Ross. Mangini is hard working, very smart, and a great game day coach. I think he got bad breaks in previous coaching stops. Having said that, I don't think Ross would EVER hire Mangini. The fanbase would turn against Ross

Gee, you'd think Carey is a vital cog in this teams Super Bowl run.

Were getting write ups and even updates. Whats next, bowel movement reports?

Which reminds me, I could give two shyts about Carey. Know what I mean Vern?

If John Jerry played all that well, leave his behind in THERE! Ah, he is younger and a high pick that';s supposed to develop. He held his own, he's FINALLY shown improvement, LET THE KID PLAY! Just keep him on a short leash-HELLO? I mean, it's not like he'll screw up our playoff run.

Jesus, it's always the same with these Bozo's. They don't know how to develop talent. No siree, here in Miami we screw up talent.

Get Carey a Big Mac and set him down, let Jerry have some fun and see what happens.

It was just like Hennings. The run game would be working great, so he would outsmart himself by going to the pass. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The young guy has played good a couple times, he's hopefully the future starter, leave him in there and see what happens-SHEESH!

So, it's Money what makes you cynical. Then, prescind of much of It.

odin, I'd prefer they leave Jerry at RG, replace Colombo at RT with Carey, and sit Colombo.

But that would mean the FO admitting they were wrong to move Carey. And then since they changed his contract, he probably wouldn't like playing the position took a pay-cut to leave.

My suspicion is next year Colombo's gone, Carey goes back to RT (gets a bump in pay) and Jerry is our new old RG.

I know I am going to get laughed out of the room on Mangini, but I just think he is the best guy available.

Posted by: Fake GM | December 08, 2011 at 02:07 PM

I was laughing even before the Mangina comment.

I thought you blaming the early season losses on QB play was hilarious.

Henne was the only guy balling at the start of the season. Then when Moore came in, it was more of the same. Critical timely drops, no run game and defensive breakdowns.

But yeah, when you followed that up with the Magina post, Hil-Freaking-Larious!

You should be doing stand-up ;)

It's possible that Mando received a mandate from the brass to write more often after he bragged about being "compensated handsomely" for his work at the Herald, is this correct? Ok, all joking aside, injury updates are important info, especially involving a lineman. Also he might have done it due to the interest some have demonstrated in who specifically it was that replaced him, an issue of who is actually better suited to that position.

DC, Carey cant play RT anymore, he's fat, slow footed and cant get out of his stance. Sort of like Columbo :)

kris, why was the last blog "drivel"? I happen to think talking about any aspect of this team is a waste of time UNTIL they get a franchise QB.

So, again, why is that "drivel"?

Posted by: DC Dolfan | December 08, 2011 at 02:15 PM

I understand both of your guys sentiments. I disagree though(respectfully of course :)

While the blog topics have been............Lacking(to be polite), I think the posting/blogging has been pretty good(comparatively speaking).

We have some pretty intelligent people posting here and they're not afraid to post their own opinions and ideas. Unlike some other blogs, where the contributors engage in a love fest of compliments and following the leader.

As for nothing good coming from the rest of this season, I disagree. Repitition breeds familiarity. John Jerry and Kevin Burnette being my focal points.

If their was ever a time for tinkering with the o-line, SpOrano should do it now. He should be doing everything he can to make this line better for next season and whomever our QB turns out to be.

The problem in defending against the Eagles is not that we need 1 spy, but 2.

oscar, Burnett and Dansby will kill Vick.

Did you guys hear about this one?

Heath Evans: Nick Saban once stepped over a convulsing player


Tony, Saban a real POS.

The problem in defending against the Eagles is not that we need 1 spy, but 2.

Posted by: oscar canosa | December 08, 2011 at 02:56 PM

You refering to their running back?

If you are, I agree, Vick and McCoy(?)present a nightmare for Nolan and Co.

I don't think you can use two spies though, not at this level. In this case I think you spy one or the other and emphasize fundamental discipline and containment. You have to stick with your responsibilties.

If you use two spies it limits what you can do defensively and forces you into lots of man on man situations. Ie: Jackson and Maclin vs. Davis and Smith.

As bad as the Eagles record is, they present all kinds of match up problems(at least in my opinion).

Nice post Oscar!

@ Spiderman

Is Carey that bad? Nicked up a bit, maybe?


You been drinking today?....LOL. When was the last time you agreed with me on ANYTHING?.....LOL.

Btw, I think the team will fall this week to Vick and the Eagles. Not sure why I feel that way but I think this bubble will burst soon. (I was wrong last week in taking the Raiders too though).


According to Evans, Saban walked over to James as he was convulsing outside the team’s locker room following the first two-a-day practices of camp.

“We had about a three-hour-plus practice in the morning in that South Florida sun,” Evans said.

“Jeno James, our best offensive lineman at the time, comes in and collapses after practice, uh, vomiting all kinds of stuff that would make a billy goat puke, eyes rolled in the back of his head. Myself, about four other lineman are trying to carry him from the locker room, to the training room. Obviously it’s a moment of panic, everyone, you know, we don’t know if this guy’s, you know, gonna die, I mean, the whole deal. But he’s so big and sweaty and heavy that we actually have to set him down in the hallway between the locker room and the training room.

“Nick Saban literally just starts walking in, steps over Jeno James convulsing, doesn’t say a word, doesn’t try to help, goes upstairs, I don’t know what he does. But then obviously they get Jeno trauma-offed to the hospital.”

Evans said Saban called a team meeting later that night and told players: “ ‘You know, the captain of the ship can never show fear or indecision, we’ve always gotta have an answer, and so I had to go upstairs, that’s why I walked over Jeno like that, I had to collect my thoughts and decide what’s best for our team.’ ”

Evans went on to say players were stunned how Saban “showed no human emotion for one of his best players.”

Bell, one of the few Dolphins on that team who still remains, remembered the situation a little differently Wednesday.

“I recall the incident. He had abdominal cramps, full-body cramps,” Bell said. “I think it was a lot worse than what Coach Saban knew. I wouldn’t say he just stepped over him. Jeno was in pretty bad shape. I don’t think us as players knew how bad it was.”

Bell can downplay it. That's fine. Still, I think this speaks volumes as to what kind of a low life wussbag Saban REALLY is.

Moore has developed into a far more competent QB in way shorter time than Henne, with Henne is nowhere near the OVERALL quality of QB that Moore is. Moore has done it in over just a matter of several games. Henne had regressed over seasons! Gawd I hope they don't keep Henne. You would think with the promise of Devlin and Moore that we'd have no need for Henne but you have to take into account that we have Ireland and the Henne-eamored Sparano. Just one more reason why we should replace Sparano. His tendencies will always be there if we keep him.

sorry on the spelling...it was supposed to be you have to take into account that we have Ireland and the Henne-enamored Sparano."

First off, Henne's contract expires at the end of the season.

2nd, Moore, who only has 9 more starts than Cam Newton, has played better than any QB(inc. Penny)we've had since Marino.

3rd, Moore has shown Moore in 8 starts than Henne has in over 2 full seasons of starts.

I'm not quite sure what your going on or worrying about?

As far as SpOrano going with Henne in the past, what other options did Ireland give him? Unless you think Pat White or Devlin was the answer, um, I'm not really getting your post at all?


I've laways been a Henne backer but I've had to come to the realization that he and it isn't working. It's time to move on and go with a different plan.

I like what I see from Moore and to grab a young guy early should set us up well for the future.

Dublc, Carey has lost a step, in order to play RT you must have quick feet. Quick feet means at the snap of the ball you have to get out of your stance quickly and get your hands up. This is why they dont put him back at RT. He's simply slowed down.

I agree on Carey. I don't think he ever gets put back out to Tackle.

Actually, I think he's pretty much done as a starter. I don't think he'd start at guard or tackle on any other team.

The only way he holds on is as a back up next year. Either here or somewhere else. And honestly, I think that's an "iffy" proposition.

..Back from a lame trip up the hill. The snow SUCKED, and there was no skiing. Just dodging trees, and short traverses across rotten hollow snow...

Anyway. No need to bore anyone with my story. I'm sure this has been brought up earlier. But why not stay with Jerry at this point? What I do not get is this regimes unwillingness to let younger players get as much game experience as they can afford them..

I would understand this move more if we were in contention for something, and I get that there is the unwritten rule about losing your job because of injury. IMO evaluation of players is more important then wins and loses now. I can appreciate Sparano trying to save his hide. But is this the best choice for this team going forward? Too many examples over the last 2 years and now of keeping young guys sidelined..I don't get it.

@ Craig M

Can't blame ya for sticking to your guns about Henne but I think your thinking about keeping Moore and drafting a good, young gun is probably more is a better choice for the team. Hpwever you can't discount trading for an accomplished, experienced QB or acquiring one through FA. Whatever the case, most would agree Henne is not the answer.

@ Odinseye

on Carey, many do agree with you

Ok, I definitely like what I'm seeing from Moore, but some of you people have to put this in some perspective. It's not like Moore has had some brilliant carreer. You lament Henne's 4 seasons and say Moore has done "moore" in a handfull of games than Henne could do in 4 seasons....yet you completely ignore the fact that in deed, Moore is in his 5th season in the NFL.

He was so brilliant in fact that the Cowboys brought him in as an undrafted free agent and then subsequently placed him on waivers where he was picked up by Carolina.

Carolina thought he was so brilliant that they went out and drafted not 1 but 2 "QBs of the future" during Moore's tenure.

Bottom line is that Moore has gotten on these streaks before and then fallen back to earth (thus the reason he was always the backup to Delhomme and the reason Clausen was selected in the draft).

Don't get me wrong, I'm liking what I see....but I'm not anywhere near ready to annoint this guy yet.

Henne will be gone at the end of the season....who knows, maybe he ends of being some other teams "Matt Moore" down the road.


Moore's the guy I want. He can do the job. But draft a young guy and get him ready for battle down the road. RGIII would be great.

While I'm still on the fence about if Daboll should be our OC, at this point I don't see any reason why he shouldn't but I'm not privy to how the players feel about him. There is a recent report from MCoy, QB of the Browns that they did not get along for various reasons. What was printed about Daboll was not very flattering, of course there are two or more sides to every story. That said, he does have our offense rolling and clearly is better utilizing our talent. He seems to be using much more of the playbook than it seems he was able to with Henne, maybe I'm wrong. Daboll's play calling has also kept Moore out of trouble areas. Much props to Daboll.

NFL Draft Fun Fact:

Some of the posts in the last blog got me to thinking about the draft and its history and whom was taken where, etc. I found this niffty bit of info (for some reason, I'm a sucker for completely worthless football trivia).

From 1936 through current #1 overall picks:

2 Centers (resulting in 1 HOF and 1 Pro Bowler) Hit 2 of 2 (100%)

1 DB (no HOF & No Pro Bowler) Hit 0 of 1 (0%)

12 DE (2 HOF & 5 Pro Bowlers) Hit 7 of 12 (58%)

3 DT (1 Pro Bowler) Hit 1 of 3 (33%)

2 Full Backs (Can you imagine) (no HOF/no PB) Hit 0 of 2 (0%)

20 Running Backs (5 HOF and 7 Pro Bowlers) Hit 12 of 20 (60%)

3 Linebackers (1 pro bowler) Hit 1 of 3 (33%)

3 O-tackles (1 HOF & 2 Pro Bowlers) Hit 3 of 3 (100%)

28 QBs (4 HOF & 9 Pro Bowlers) Hit 13 of 28 (46%)

2 WR (2 Pro Bowlers) Hit 2 of 2 (100%)

Doesn't mean much....just found it interesting. And if they ever come out with NFL Trivial Pursuit....well, now we know.

@ Wolfman

Good insight but maybe the light has finally come on for Moore. One thing for sure, is that the man is ballin on all cylinders right now considering the circumstances, players, play calling etc etc...maybe finally all conditions are ideal for him to thrive as opposed to previous stints.... other than still not seeing wide open receivers at times (is lessening) and being late at times, which is lessening also, I don't see why he can't be "the man" going forward...it sure would open up a LOT of options for the draft, trades and FA going forward...it will be good to see what he can do against good teams, in crunch time, playing from behind and so forth. Time will tell. The question is, how much time the team will allow.

DublcOtown13 @4:20 -

What's to be on the fence about? He is the O-coordinator.

If you're refering to next season....Daboll being the O-coordinator would mean that Sporano is still the HC. I've seen stranger things, but I just don't see Sporano here next year.

Incoming coaches generally want to bring in their own people. You have some hold overs here and there, but usually those are in the lower coaching ranks. A new HC is most likely going to want to bring in his own OC and DC and a host of other coaches and staff.

DublcOtown13 -

In RE to Moore, much will depend on where Miami ends up drafting and who's available. I certainly see no need at this point to try to move down in the draft and mortgage off our other needs to draft a QB....if it comes down to it and there is no 1st round QB to be taken then I'm fine with Moore for the time being.

I just can't imagine the Dolphins passing on one of these 4 first rounders if available to them though....and I think it would be a mistake. If available, you have to take one of these rookies and keep Moore on as insurance and probable starter early on while the young gun transitions. Personally, I'm not a big fan of waiting too long (2/3 years on the bench kinda thing)....I see too many of these young guns having success right out of the gate....keeping a guy for a couple of years on the bench is for later 1st round picks and later round picks for development purposes.....you take a guy top 5...top 10...IMO, that guy better be able to play. Not that there aren't going to be growing pains and mistakes, but they should be pretty much ready to rock 'n roll.

It'll also depend on the coaching situation. If there is no change, I'm 100% confident that the current regime will keep Moore. If there is regime change, I'm fairly confident they would keep him as he is on contract already....but it becomes a whole new ball game with regime change.

@ Wolfman

Yeah, you are right, coaches like to bring in their own OC and DC. If we get a new coach and they don't choose to keep Nolan and Daboll, we lose all of this progress. What a shame to disrupt the momentum and vibe of the team which is hittin on all cylinders, which now worries me that Sparano will be retained...LOL

It was awesome to hear Howie Long's commentary on the Dolphins today, saying "Miami is the team nobody wants to play" and other flattering comments.

DublcOtown13 - it is proverbial rock and a hard spot in many regards. On one hand, I'm tired of Sporano's coach speak....getting off to slow starts....doing ok in the middle and then collapsing down the stretch.

Then the other part of me is like...OK....we have something going here....things seem to be clicking....let's go with this and see what happens.

But then I don't like Sporano again....but I like Nolan and have so far been ok with Daboll....I like the way the teams been coming together....I lament the idea a new regime coming in and possibly gutting the team....but I also lament the idea of the current regime keeping things same old, same old and just saying, "hey, things are going great....no need to make any substantial adjustments here."

Ahhh....guess we'll just have to see come January. One thing I do know is this.....if the Dolphins bring in a new regime, they can't swing and miss this time. I think this fact is more important than who's under center or anything else.....the Dolphins need some semblance of stability. They can't keep changing regimes every 3-4 years and really expect to get anywhere fast. If they let Sporano go (and probably Ireland), they better not miss on the next one.

A part of me almost wants one more year for Sporano and then gone....this is really his and Ireland's first season without the Tuna....and I kinda think he's getting a raw deal...also, I just can't figure out who that next HC would be that would be so much better than TS.

I don't get it......why aren't we leaving JJ in at RG to see if he has what it takes to be the permanent starter? Or, do they already know that he's not starting material? My priorities in the draft:

1. QB or OLB (if we can get one of the stud QBs without moving up and losing a pick) If not, OLB. Need a pass rush!! Sign Manning and/or keep Moore as long as he keeps improving.
2. DB (preferably a free safety)
3. RT
4. RG if Jerry isn't the answer. If he is, TE or best LB available.
6. and 7. Depth

Did Mangini work with Daboll in Cleveland? He's an advisor to Ross. Maybe he tells Ross he would come in and keeps our coordinators? Not saying I want this to happen, but this is the Dolphins. Expect big things, get let down, right?

This is why Sparano should go after this lousy season. Carey is returning to RG after a ankle injury. What? Why? Carey is over weight turn-style. Jerry did a nice job in the Oakland game and deserves another start. But no Sparano goes with the fat boy Carey who cant get out of his own way. So typical of Sparano , dont ya think?

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