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Recap of Dolphins day 1TB

Today was Day One of the Todd Bowles era.

Why do I have this strange feeling of deja vu? Oh, yeah, Jim Bates!

Anyway, Bowles learned that he was taking over the team from Tony Sparano. Bowles said Sparano called him in and said he'd been fired and that Bowles was taking over on an interim basis. That's how Bowles found out.

Seems odd, no?

You'd think Stephen Ross might have broken the news to Bowles. Or general manager Jeff Ireland.

Anyway, for a a couple of hours Bowles says he felt a bit overwhelmed until he got his head around the notion that every great coach in NFL history had a first meeting, a first week of preparation, a first game. "Once I settled that, it all kind of slowed down for me," Bowles said.

And once it slowed down, it was tiime to hit the ground running. In his first meeting in front of the entire team Bowles told the players to give Sparano and call or text and encourage the former coach. He told players "everyone is being evaluated."

How true. Bowles is being evaluated by everyone in the NFL, not just the Dolphins. "I'm not trying to be Don Shula," Bowles said. "I'm trying to win football games."

And the players better get comfortable with the idea that a new sherrif is coming to town next season so they better ride straight the final three games this year if they plan to be around.

The Dolphins travel to Buffalo and it is quite possible J.P. Losman will be starting against his old team because Matt Moore missed practice with a head/neck injury. Bowles said Moore does not have a concussion but added that more tests are pending.

Jake Long (back) and Koa Misi (shoulder) also missed practice today. John Jerry worked in at starting left tackle in Long's absence. What of Nate Garner, you ask? He played for Long last week and yielded three sacks. Enough said.

Garner is a fine swing player. He's a natural guard whom the Dolphins can force in there at right tackle in a  pinch. But he's not a left tackle. Just isn't. I'm not certain Jerry is a left tackle, either. But not too many of those are on the market right now.

I've advocated the Dolphins move Vernon Carey back to left tackle but Carey is still hobbled by an ankle injury, which kept him limited in practice. So there goes that idea. Yeremiah Bell (foot) and Anthony Fasano (ribs) were also limited in today's practice.

Losman said he and Pat Devlin shared first-team snaps today.

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A potential HC candidate to consider is Marc Trestman from the Montreal Alouettes.

Bowles:

"Me and Coach (Tony) Sparano are extremely tight."

Could be part of the reason SpOrano informed Bowles of the decision rather than the Clueless Mick!

Fist PUMPS for Todd!!!!

It would be pretty funny if we see urban myers running the show next season

Marc Trestman?

Are you serious? That's one right out of right field, I haven't heard that name thrown around yet. It is a very intriquing idea.

I don't know how NFL circles feel about him as a head coach, but he more than proved himself as a quarterbacks coach. He has coached some REALLY GOOD ONES!

Done a pretty solid job as a Head Coach in Canada too. Not sure how it translates, but you have to admit, the Guy has a Heck of a RESUME!

Marc Trestman anyone?

odin @10:09,

Outside of the fact Bowles Coached the Secondary since 2008 (Bang up job the way they drop passes and blow covereges while looking lost by the way) what makes anybody think this is anything but a ploy to get around the Rooney rule by making him Interim H.C. and First minority H.C. in Team history. This isn't M.Tomlin who built a resume or T.Dungy, Dennis Green or Ron Rivera all minority H.C.'s who worked their way up the ladder.

Some people might dillute themselves into thinking the fiery former Redskins Safety who played in the Secondary with the likes of Darryl Green and sports a S.B. ring from the 87 Champs might bring something to the table but only a phsyco like Al Davis would think that playing at a high level (Art Shell) translates to actually making all the command decisions on the sidelines. If that were the case then why isn't Lawrence Taylor Coaching the Giants or C.Haley the 49ers or Cowboys, heck for that matter why wouldn't T.O. be in every conversation to replace A.Reid whose mind is on his two sons???

Senorita Odinseye--

How I have admired you from afar, my darling. How I have watched as you clacked your castanets and tossed your hair back with abandon as you danced the flamenco.

Oh, Spanish Temptress. I must have you in my arms again.

Uh, I think that would be "delude" themselves, fin4life.

"Dilute" themselves?? That must take a lot of water.

Fin4,

I get all that and I'm not going to argue(esp. not with you. You're like Freaking RainMan when it comes to football).

I will say though, that I don't blame the play of the secondary on Bowles as much as I do Parcells/Ireland and then the players themselves. You can only coach what you're given and there's only so much "Coaching Up" that you can do then. Gerbil "Gilbert GotFried" Wilson, Carroll, Sapp, Smith, etc, etc.

But, back to MY point. The comment I was replying too was one that I felt was just another, "Fire Everyone, everything sucks, sell the team, blow up the stadium, etc, etc."

I do agree with you're proposition in regards to Bowles though. Bowles himself said in his press conference today:

(On if he was surprised that he was named interim coach with former head coach like Mike Nolan on the staff)- “We have a few people on the staff that were capable of the job including Mike Nolan, Karl Dorrell, Brian Daboll as well as a couple assistants that haven’t been named. It could have gone to anybody. I’m just thankful to have this opportunity. Coach Sparano trusted me and Jeff Ireland trusted me and Mr. Ross trusted me.”

I agree that Ross is under no illusions as to Bowles future as a Head Coach and it was most likely, FIRST and FOREMOST, a move that helps them quickly get past the Rooney Rule.

PS: You can read(or watch)the entire Press Conference at:

http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Coach-Todd-Bowles-Press-Conference-And-Transcript

Trestman is intriguing. But I believe he's a high character guy and might not fit down here.


Senorita Odinseye--

How I have admired you from afar, my darling. How I have watched as you clacked your castanets and tossed your hair back with abandon as you danced the flamenco.

Oh, Spanish Temptress. I must have you in my arms again.

Posted by: Admiral Thomas Brickwater, USN | December 14, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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You call it Yagermeister, I call it Jagermeister. The point is, don't go holding your breath dreaming about any repeat performances.

I was G.D. drunk that night right there, that's what I was!

WHY I GET THE FEELING SOME ONE IS TALKING TO THEMSELFS AGAIN?..//NOW ODINSEYE WILL BE HERE ALL NIGHT AGAIN AND PROBABLY DRINKING HEAVILY TO


Uh, I think that would be "delude" themselves, fin4life.

"Dilute" themselves?? That must take a lot of water.

Posted by: Passed English | December 14, 2011 at 11:11 PM

OK, I get the english lesson Awright?

But I'm here to tell ya, a person CAN dilute themselves and it doesn't have to be water.

Of course Pollute is probably the more accurate term. As in, Man -O- Man was I ever POLLUTED the night I danced the Flamenco with Adm. Brickwater!

Oh, my fair Senorita Odinseye say not those words! Drunk, my dear? Yes! Drunk and in LOVE my hot-blooded Latina Vixen!

How I remember holding you...our trembling lips locking togetgher in passion...under the moon of Andalusia amid the orange groves.

How I wish I could disobey orders and steer this damnable Aircraft Carrier towards you, my dark haired Enchantress...


Trestman is intriguing. But I believe he's a high character guy and might not fit down here.

Posted by: oscar canosa | December 14, 2011 at 11:15 PM


Good One! ROTFLMAO!


WHY I GET THE FEELING SOME ONE IS TALKING TO THEMSELFS AGAIN?..//NOW ODINSEYE WILL BE HERE ALL NIGHT AGAIN AND PROBABLY DRINKING HEAVILY TO

Posted by: ALoco | December 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM


Tell the TRUTH!

The only FEELINGS you get is your callouses chaffing away at your left handed Mario fantacies.

Are you REALLY rolling on the floor laughing your ass off?

I really doubt it. At most, you may have chortled.

LIKE I SAID YOU ARE DRUNK NOW BECAUSE THAT DIDNT EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE

Por Favor, my sweet chiquita Odinseye, play your song of love on the guitar for me. Please, my darling, let me hear your song again so that I may be at peace on these lonely nights at sea.

BRB!

Debo has that look in his eye again.

There's coyotes in the dumpster again or he has to............take an ALOCO!

Uh, I think that would be "delude" themselves, fin4life.

"Dilute" themselves?? That must take a lot of water.

Passed English | December 14, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Thancs but pased Inglihsh gust fine!

When typing a mile a minute you get the occasional brain fart. If you were to bring every typographical error to everybodies attention including Mando you'd be busy to say the least

get it everybodies, yuk, yuk!!

It's 'everybody's.'

'Everybodies' isn't a word.

odin @11:12,

OMG ROTFLMFAO!!!! Friggin Rainman huhh! Brother if my fountain of useless info. did what D.Hoffman could do in that movie we'd be having this conversation face to face in Vegas in a room full of legal hookers at the Cat Ranch.


Are you REALLY rolling on the floor laughing your ass off?

I really doubt it. At most, you may have chortled.

Posted by: kev | December 14, 2011 at 11:26 PM


OK, you got me! I lied. I did however, have to wipe some cheap liquor off of my Computer Screen! I wonder how that would work?

WCLOMCS(Wiping Cheap Liquor Off My Computer Screen).

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, I don't think anybody would get it...................

Armando Salguero gets a pass because English isn't his first language and even though he struggles mightily to write coherently and form sentences that make sense, I applaud his effort.

You have no such excuse and I hold you to a higher standard, sir.

get it everybodies, yuk, yuk!!

fin4life | December 14, 2011 at 11:34 PM

It's 'everybody's.'

'Everybodies' isn't a word.

Passed English | December 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM

All that and you still didn't get the PIONT did you??

As a general point of fact, the Rooney Rule didn't go into effect until 2003. Snyder's handling of Robiskie had nothing to do with side-stepping the process.


On an unrelated note, I think that Fisher is one of the better options for Ross and company to consider. The questions I have are A) are Ross and Ireland smart enough to consider him? and B) is he even interested in coming to Miami?


The final thing everyone should consider is this: if Ross brings in Peterson, it means that there's a decision maker between he and Ireland. A decision maker who could very easily agree to Ireland becoming 'Sir Not Appearing in this Picture' in order to have them sign on the dotted line.


How I wish I could disobey orders and steer this damnable Aircraft Carrier towards you, my dark haired Enchantress...

Posted by: Admiral Thomas Brickwater, USN | December 14, 2011 at 11:22 PM


You try and take advantage of me again when I'm too drunk and you'll need an aircraft carrier! You better bring a full contingent of weaponry as well.....................

You have no such excuse and I hold you to a higher standard, sir.

Passed English | December 14, 2011 at 11:39 PM

All right you got me my well educated eloquent amigo, usted Sr. es muy inteligente!


LIKE I SAID YOU ARE DRUNK NOW BECAUSE THAT DIDNT EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE

Posted by: ALoco | December 14, 2011 at 11:28 PM


RUB THE LOTION ON THE SKIN OR YOU GET THE HOSE AGAIN!

As a penniless Bolivian immigrant who arrived in Texas hidden in a freight train and eventually made his way to Miami and a newspaper job, Armando Salguero is to be LAUDED for his efforts at writing in the English language, regardless of how inept and awkward it may often be.

Please stop comparing your own mistakes to those of this fine Bolivian immigrant.

what a boring blog.

You try and take advantage of me again when I'm too drunk and you'll need an aircraft carrier! You better bring a full contingent of weaponry as well.....................

Publicado por: odinseye | December 14, 2011 at 11:42 PM


Try the entire Atlantic Fleet!!

Where is my darling Senorita Odinseye? Her scent still lingers yet I can no longer see her.

Return darling! Is my buttercup taking a demure little poo?

Arrmando, are you going to delete those very sharp observations I made on the Ross/Ireland conference just because I wrote a-s with all the words. I give you permission to erase one of the ss

RUB THE LOTION ON THE SKIN OR YOU GET THE HOSE AGAIN!

odinseye | December 14, 2011 at 11:43 PM

It puts the lotion in the basket.

It puts the lotion in the basket.

Put the fvcken lotion in the basket!!!


Oh, there you are my little Spanish Jezebel!

And what naughty language! My dear, you need not fear. I shall be bringing ALL my "weaponry" when we once again embrace in your little casita on the hill.

****IMPOSTOR ALERT****


get it everybodies, yuk, yuk!!

fin4life | December 14, 2011 at 11:34 PM

It's 'everybody's.'

'Everybodies' isn't a word.

Passed English | December 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM

All that and you still didn't get the PIONT did you??

Posted by: fin4life | December 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM
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It MUST be Dusty Skid Marks! He's the only guy here with ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE of HUMOR!


I fondly recall Armando's early columns, when he would talk about the dusty Andean village he grew up in...wearing his bowler hat, chewing coca leaves for energy in the high altitude, growing and harvesting blue corn with his family.

He has come a remarkably long way.

what a boring blog.

paint drying | December 14, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Have you ever watched paint dry Sir! The scientific connotations (semiotics) of the chemical metamorphosis is very interesting.

Passed Science


Please stop comparing your own mistakes to those of this fine Bolivian immigrant.

Posted by: Passed English | December 14, 2011 at 11:44 PM


Are Bolivian Chicks Hot?

I'm partial to watching grass grow. The photosynthetic process of converting sunlight to tangible energy is quite remarkable to witness.


what a boring blog.

Posted by: paint drying | December 14, 2011 at 11:46 PM


And you're REALLY not helping..............

Oh, chiquita Odinseye, I have warned you about those lesbian words you have spoken again. I ask you to be true and loyal, my darling, and not take another woman (especially a Bolivian) in your arms in my absence.

Soon, I shall steam into port, my sweet.

Steam. Into. Port.

ALL ARE DRUNK HERE EVEN THE NEW GANG OF DEFEAT MEMBERS I AM SURE ION THE MORNING THEY WILL ALL BE THROWING UP THERE VOMIT WITH ODINSEYE


Oh, there you are my little Spanish Jezebel!

And what naughty language! My dear, you need not fear. I shall be bringing ALL my "weaponry" when we once again embrace in your little casita on the hill.

Posted by: Admiral Thomas Brickwater, USN | December 14, 2011 at 11:50 PM


Bey Tay Mi Casa

Quair-To Loco Culow

Chupa Mi Berga Ho-Toe!

Somebody needs to brush up on that thar Mexican.

Is Abe Gibron still around? He's be a great coach. Remember what he did in Tampa?????

Some interpretations of what was said by Ross/Ireland in their conference(as I only read the transcript today and had been guided before by the Media and other sources, whatever I wrote before on this matter you can disregard as pure sh-t). When Ross says Ireland is THE personnel man, he means that whatever Coach comes here will have to consider and play players that he is not comfortable with. When Ireland says the next Coach will be all football, he means like TS, who spent all his waking hours on Football, but I presume with more talent. In conjunction, those two want another poor dumbas- to Coach, but that makes them win. How about it?

Wow!

Talk about going off on a Tangent!

On a serious note: I think Fisher might be our best option. I'm not really sold on the guy, but name me someone better that's available?

As far as college coaches, I like Brady Hoke the best. Though I don't think he's quite ready for the NFL and I don't believe he wants it right now.

ALoco, can you give me your opinion on this? I mean, WITHOUT any FOOD references?

Are Bolivian Chicks Hot?
odinseye | December 14, 2011 at 11:57 PM

NO! but this is in large part due to the common practice of inbreeding by the Inca civilization which caused entire populations to very closely resemble each other physically. Ever notice how the indigenous populations of Bolivia, Peru and Chile all seem to have the same facial features.

ANY BPODY BUT THE HYENA CHINA MAN COWHER IS BETTER BECAAUSE ALL HE WILL DO IS TAKE ALL MR ROSS MONEY AND QUIT AFETTR ONE YEAR THEN GO THE THE BAHMAHAS WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND ORPAH WINFRY ALL DRUNK ON THERE RUM AND MR ROSS HAS NO BODY THEN HE WILL JUST HAVE TO SIT AND EAT HIS SPAGETTI

RG3 is NOT an nfl qb; all you dip $#@ts that want him as the next fins qb go and google Akili Smith. 3 is too short! Yea he won the heisman ....so did Charlie Ward. That got in a bench seat on the Knicks bench. The morons hoping for Mia to draft RG3 are probably the same idiots that thought Miami would win 10+ games ane be in the playoffs. Clueless

Why do I get the feeling that I'm not much liked around here. I wonder why, I only tell the Truth. And now that I stopped drinking...hmm..I don't know.

I shall send for you, my darling Senorita Odinseye. I shall hide you here in my Admiral's Quarters and we shall explore the Seven Seas together, my little pumpkin.

Bid farewell to mamacita and papi...put on your prettiest little sundress and run, RUN towards the docks my darling!

Frank Moore,

Your right the Rooney rule didn't take effect till 2003 had to go look it up given it's been such a hot topic of debate since the late 80's. I could have sworn since Art Shell was hired in the late 80's that the League had pushed hard to get it in place sometime in the 90's, good call. I also think Fisher and his no nonsense blue collar ways would be a perfect fit with this team.

I love you very much, my sweet Oscar. But it is Senorita Odinseye I long to see running through her dusty little town and down the hillside towards the marina.

oscar,

Start drinking again!! You were much more fun and loose, sobriety has you wicked serious and remember if your operating in the E.R. then stay of the sauce and just say yes to Vicodin which will keep you sharp and alert!!

ODINSEYE ARE YOU FAT?


NO! but this is in large part due to the common practice of inbreeding by the Inca civilization which caused entire populations to very closely resemble each other physically. Ever notice how the indigenous populations of Bolivia, Peru and Chile all seem to have the same facial features.

Posted by: fin4life | December 15, 2011 at 12:20 AM


So basically what you're saying is: Bolivian Women NEED some fresh.......ah.......DNA injected into the ole Gene Pool?

I've done EVERYTHING(and everyone)I can to help make America more Beautiful.

Why not Bolivia Too?

Giggity Giggity Goo!!!!

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