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Sparano and Merling meet, but this one painless for DE

Normally, when Tony Sparano and Phillip Merling have had conversations or meetings, it hasn't been good for Merling.

Merling's been over his weight at times in his Dolphins career. And he's had to meet with coach.

Merling's been late at times. And he's had to meet with coach.

Merling's been suspended. And he's had to meet with coach.

Merling's been acting entitled at practice. And he's had to meet with coach.

Today, Merling met with coach again. But this time the cringe that might have started forming on Merling's face as coach approached was not warranted. This meeting was one in which Sparano tried to encourage the Miami defensive lineman.

"I talked to him today," Sparano said. " ... I told him you got to keep swinging ..."

Translation: Keep trying. Don't get down.

Sparano doesn't want to lose Merling even though Merling has been somewhat lost this season. Merling's been inactive six of 11 games and wasn't active at all in October. But recently, because the Dolphins had injury and performance problems with Igor Olshansky before cutting him and because Tony McDaniel was late to a team meeting and de-activated against Buffalo, Merling has gotten back on the field.

And he might continue to see playing time as long as he stays ahead of recently re-signed Ryan Baker in the rotation.

I cannot tell you everything Sparano said to Merling in their quick little confab. But I understand the reason. The coach needs Merling. And he needs Merling to play better.

The truth is Merling, in a contract year given he is in the final year of his rookie deal, hasn't been good enough. He has three tackles this season. He had one each in games against Houston, Buffalo and Dallas.

The hope among Dolphins coaches is that the production increases. Otherwise another meeting might be in the offing.

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Still here.


The thing is, though, I get the sense a lot of you just assume any coach out there automatically shares your opinions about Ireland but in reality that's probably not true at all.

I realize you don't like to hear that but it's reality.

Posted by: You'll Never Be Any Closer To The Game Than Your TV Set | December 02, 2011 at 02:42 PM


Actually, you make an erroneous assumption, put it on us and then argue with yourself. All so you can pretend like you have a point.

The posters here span the gambit of Pro Ireland, Anti Ireland and those that agree with some and disagree with other moves he's made. We ALL can't be wrong.

So, in all actuality, The truth of the matter is, you couldn't be more wrong

That was about enlightening as a report of a player needing to tie his shoe.

Merging is going to end up on Jets

Merling*

I can't tell you how many disappointing players the Fish have drafted these last years. Their scouts are NOT good decision makers when it comes to character assessment.

Another wasted pick...Just like Henne and Serena...Ireland has to go...

Wasn't Merling our best DL the year he intercepted Farve when he was the QB of the Jets? Just WTH has happened to him since then

Spiderman, not really. In fact, I believe that was his rookie year and Langford became a starter right away. Langford had a better year than Merling imo...despite that interception he had against the Jets...

I liked Igor Olshansky.

Well, I mean, I liked him better than I liked Uwe VanSchauman!

Merling is another guy who's more suited for a 4-3 than a 3-4...Him and a lot of other guys...Not an excuse but just sayin'...

I don't know who started what(ahem), but ah, there's a Grammar Debate raging on the last blog-LOL.

#1, Didnt Serena have a pick against Romo, isnt that na improvement?

Breking news.

Igor Olrkeejduy (whatever his last name was) was arrested on pot charges.

I kept him there for awhile but grew bored toying with the poor soul.

I believe he's still there furiously responding.

nope

You had no idea this blog has been up for an hour, though. God, this was too easy today.

I'll bait you again under another name soon, Shirley.

Spiderman, yes he did...Doesn't me I'm going to call him the next Deion Sanders...Still not sold on the guy...Far from it. As a Dolphins fan, I hope he proves me wrong...

Yea I hope the secondary continues to prove people wrong, it's about time.

Ohio,

"SOMEBODY is still pretending"!

Oops, my exclamtion point is outside my quotation mark, DAMN!

Stoopid, stoopis, stoopid................

Ohio,

He pretends alot and he doesn't even know who ORIGINALLY called him out ;)

Check it out - Dolphins are this week's upset pick on NFL.com

haha........yea I don't know who the original "you are wrong" comment was from

Doesn't matter.......

I see now why DC, Kris, DA, and the others tell me not to even respond to the lowlife trolls

And the Professor just corrected him again on the last post, haha!

He comes here when he's "BORED"(yeah, right, OK then).

I mess his head up when I'm BORED!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

(He just loves it when I do that)

odin, your a jerk

Apparently, this poster is the only thing you guys have to talk about.

Sounds like he did exactly what he intended.

You come store now! Clothes clean! You pay now!


Apparently, this poster is the only thing you guys have to talk about.

Sounds like he did exactly what he intended.

Posted by: Puppeteer | December 02, 2011 at 04:21 PM


Translation: "You guys toasted me(deep down I knew I shouldn't have messed with you), move along now, nothing to see here..........."


odin, your a jerk

Posted by: John | December 02, 2011 at 04:14 PM

John must be talking to all my Ex's.

Don't forget Idiot John, yeah, it goes with the territory. Idiot Jerk would be the proper way of addressing "Mhwaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

No, sorry but unlike you I don't spend a considerable percentage of my life on this planet conjuring up sad, imaginary tales of sexual conquest on a freaking football blog.

A flabby, aging shut-in like yourself has been "toast" for years...possibly even decades. Except here in cyberspace, of course, where your imagination lets you be all those things you aren't.

Go gum down some peanut butter, Gramps.

Moving on...

Who agrees with NFL.com that Miami can pull off an upset against Oakland?

Well, I hate to keep on sounding like a "Conspiracy Theorist".

However, it just doesn't add up. Armando was put on Hiatus for purported monetary reasons. Though, in his "INITIAL" post on the matter he says that he was told not to discuss the reasons. THEN, he comes back and gives us a REASON. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....................

I did notice one big difference in Armando Pre-Hiatus to Post Hiatus.

It seems he is posting with more regularity. I wonder if they have imposed a "Quota".

A Mataphysical sort of Metamucil if you will?

Well it looks like Manning might get some practice in before the end of the season. Does anyone think he'll even play one game this season?

What trivial lives those must have that continue to be preoccupied with the reason for Armando's haitus.

Jeez. Who could possibly care. Get a life.

Armando....

When does Sporano get his talking to from Ross.....and how do those conversations go.....

kris do you think armando has ever been in the room during those talks?

i'll bet they go like this.

thanks for your hard work. I have decided to go in another direction with the hc position. you have a lovely wife. good luck.


No, sorry but unlike you I don't spend a considerable percentage of my life on this planet conjuring up sad, imaginary tales of sexual conquest on a freaking football blog.

A flabby, aging shut-in like yourself has been "toast" for years...possibly even decades. Except here in cyberspace, of course, where your imagination lets you be all those things you aren't.

Go gum down some peanut butter, Gramps.

Posted by: Puppeteer | December 02, 2011 at 04:28 PM


Ooooooooooooooooo.........you sound a tad defensive there, for a "SUPPOSED" disinterested third party.

Funny, puppeteer is a new name here, yet you've spent a considerable enough time to hear of my LEGENDARY Sexual Conquests, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Perhaps you indeed "spend a considerable percentage of YOUR life on this" Blog Trolling?

Perhaps YOU "conjure" up the "Imaginary" user names?

Perhaps YOU are the TOASTY, FLABBY, SHUT IN, NO?

Enoy your peanut butter and don't forget to recharge the ole Hoover-Round, Heh, Heh ;)

Fist Pump!!!!

Odin....you got to admit.....puppeteer @ 4:28 is kinda funny......

Its worth an lol......

Dongo....

I want to believe those conversations are a bit more harsh than that.....

Merlin is a waste.

This blog has turned into crap.

Ohio....it takes time my man...it takes time......

and just when you think you have identified all the low-life trolls....

a no-life regular trolls you as well........

Its all a learning experience man.....

SHHHHH.......Be varwy...varwy....quite.....its troll hunting season......


Odin....you got to admit.....puppeteer @ 4:28 is kinda funny......

Its worth an lol......

Posted by: kris | December 02, 2011 at 04:53 PM


Honestly, I'll admit I had a GOOD laugh when I read that.

Since we're speaking HONESTLY though, he knows better than what he's saying. I gave him enough info a long time ago to know who I really am. He's looked me up on Wiki, Facebook and most likely many other sources. He tried to take me to task on my "STORIES" and I've proven him wrong EVERYTIME(he can't stand it).

The only thing he doesn't know for SURE is my real birth name as I've had to use many aliases in my Younger Days(I used to be in big demand, warrants in multiple States) ;p

The meeting was actually to see which team next year will be willing to pick them both up.

Because neither of them has a future next year with the Dolphins.

Why you bloggi so muchi? For peepli talki craponi. ahh

A Star Coach? What star Coach? The only Star Coach I know is currently employed be the New England Patriots.

But don't you see? Ross will never fire his chum; besides, the guy is rapidly becoming a Star GM.

I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Canosa.

That is what I'd truly like to be.

Cause if I were an Oscar Meyer Canosa

Everyone would be in LOVE with ME.

Odin....do you know who puppeteer is.....

or are you tripping right now...

BUSSSSSSST !! Way to go Parcells & Ireland ..

Very hard to get rid of someone that has made the Team the least penalized in Football and playing the best ball in the League(both signs of very good Coaches). Hmm..

Kris,

I don't trip anymore. The last time I did, I "REALIZED" that electricity was an invading Alien Life Form controlling our thoughts and actions through Lighting, Radio and TV! Talk about INTENSE Maaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

I don't Know, KNOW Puppeteer, but much like we know YG is DB, I KNOW Puppeteer.

PS: The Seventies ROCKED!!!!

Wooooo WHOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!

oscar is it hard to get rid of a coach who was the proud owner of the nfls longest overall losing streak, longest home losing streak, 0-7 start, losing record 3 years in a row, and going backwards since his first year?

Ohhhh...

I get it now....

It is for me now, dongo. And now also, I don't envy Ross with this decision.

It’s been a bad week for Igor Olshansky.

Released by the Dolphins, Olshansky has now been captured by the police.

According to CBSMiami.com, Olshansky was one of 280 persons arrested as part of a Broward County drug crackdown, known as “Operation Cold Turkey.”

The police report states that Olshansky was found in his home, rolling a marijuana cigarette. He allegedly had in his possession a bag containing 19 grams of pot.

Olshansky was charged with possession of marijuana.


The police report states that Olshansky was found in his home, rolling a marijuana cigarette. He allegedly had in his possession a bag containing 19 grams of pot.

Olshansky was charged with possession of marijuana.
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**RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION**


There's an angel on my shoulder, In my hand a sword of gold
Let me wander in your garden. And the seeds of love I'll sow.

So the world is spinning faster. Are you dizzy when you're stoned
Let the music be your master. Will you heed the master's call

-Houses Of The Holy-

YG-DB sure looked like a Dying Fool last night. Sad fellow.

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