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Miami's 'intimate knowledge' a good thing

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The Dolphins hired Joe Philbin as their head coach. He was the offensive coordinator at Green Bay and so one supposes he is familiar with Green Bay reserve quarterback Matt Flynn, who is expected to be available as a free agent this offseason as he searches for a starting job.

Philbin hired Mike Sherman as his offensive coordinator. Sherman was the head coach at Texas A&M where one supposes he became very familiar with starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill is available in the coming draft as perhaps the third or fourth-rated quarterback in the draft.

General manager Jeff Ireland, meanwhile, is a graduate of Baylor University. One supposes he still has ties to Baylor, where quarterback Robert Griffin III did great work in winning the Heisman Trophy in 2011. Griffin will be in the draft and could be the first or second player selected and a target for the Dolphins if they get the hankerin' for trading up.

So, pardon me for doing a lot of supposing here, but I'm supposing the Dolphins should have an advantage over other teams when it comes to knowing and understanding Flynn, Tannehill and Grffin.

"I guess you could suppose that, couldn't you?" Ireland told me during his appearance on my radio show, Armando and Perkins on 640 Sports (640-AM in South Florida) Tuesday. "Yeah, you know, we have some intimate knowledge of a lot of different people. Obviously with Mike and Joe and my ties to those universities and obviously the work that our scouts do -- my pro scouts and college scouts and how they surround themselves with resources and people -- we have intimate knowlege of the market. And that's a good thing."

It is a clear advantage in a situation where more information is always better. Of the five top quarterback possibilities for the Dolphins this offseason, including Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck, the Dolphins are ahead of the game on the three mentioned above. They obviously have work to do in gathering information on Manning and Luck, but I have serious doubts Luck is within reach so really, the issue is they know three of the likely four players on an "intimate" level.

Advantage Miami.

The Ireland interview is below. In fact, the entire 8 o'clock hour of the show is below, including our interview with Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com:

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Ireland is aware of the comments about playing with elite quarterbacks that Brandon Marshall made following his winning of the MVP award at the Pro Bowl.

Marshall said his job was easier when he was catching passes from elite quarterbacks because they "put the ball in the right spots." Marshall also agreed with me when I said on my twitter account that if the Dolphins improve the quarterback position, they improve that position and Marshall at the same time. He retweeted my tweet.

Some of you took exception with the comments for various reasons, among them that they were a slap at Moore. Ireland disagreed.

"I don't know if it's a slap in the face at all," he said. "Matt did a nice job this year. And he's going to continue to develop as any quarterback we bring in is going to do. When you're over there and playing with Pro Bowl quarterbacks, they do things differently than some other guys. They're there for a reason. You've got the Tom Bradys of the world, and obviously he wasn't over there, but you have the Ben Roethlisbergers and Drew Breeses of the world and they're Pro Bowl quarterbacks. They play at a little different level than other quarterbacks. But that's not a slap at Matt. Matt did a great job and I think Brandon would tell you Matt did a great job."

I agree.

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The Dolphins continue to fill out their coaching staff. I've been told Jim Turner, a longtime friend of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman who served as the Aggies offensive line coach the past three years, is close to being hired in Miami. I presume he will coach the offensive line.

No announcement has been made by the team. Turner has never coached in the NFL. He did coach at Delaware, Northeastern, Harvard, Temple and Louisiana Tech. He also served from 1990 to 1994 in the United State Marine Corps.

So one supposes discipline will not be an issue with his unit.

Semper Fidelis.

 

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Michelob?? Flavored water. I didn;t think anybody under 70 still drank that garbage.

Posted by: ben | February 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM

Funny comment there Grampa!

If you liked Michelob Ben, then I'm sure you just LOVED Goebels, made by the Stroh's Brewery in Detroit Michigan!

(This guy is drinking Faygo and Smoking Winstons in his Grandma's Basement. Pretending like he has any idea of taste or eloquence. Nice-LOSER ;)

Go bubble a 4 Loco and call it a night!

ALoco,
Carry out Tacos from the Local Watering Hole.
There not the best in the world, but their not bad.
Gotta have a Michelob Chaser and it's just about perfect!
ValHalla!!!!
Posted by: odinseye | February 01, 2012 at 05:54 PM

Michelob?? Flavored water. I didn;t think anybody under 70 still drank that garbage.
Posted by: ben | February 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM

Ben, Odins 72 years old, He Played guitar with Duane Allmen and earth-Wind and fire, What are you new to the Blog?He a;lso contributes zero to this blog.Come on Man.

He probably sucks down the 3 - 2 beer he purchases at his "FAVORITE" Micro Brewery.

FVCKING Panzy Generation!

He calls a Mechanic when he gets a flat tire and an electrician when his dildo charger trips his breakers.

As Usual,like on que, odin starts his bully act as soon as a new poster shows up, Odin go back to Sun-Sentinal with your boyfriend NJ FlimFlam, Iam sure she misses you.

Ben, Odins 72 years old, He Played guitar with Duane Allmen and earth-Wind and fire, What are you new to the Blog?He a;lso contributes zero to this blog.Come on Man.

Posted by: Coalition To Ban Odin. | February 01, 2012 at 06:32 PM

Lil Smalls talking to self-AGAIN! Bhwaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

The call it Meth Mouth for a REASON DucheBag, now go brush yo Grill Boy, you stankin!

ROTFLMAO!!!!

#1 overall QB fun facts -

Of the last 15 QBs taken 1st overall, 7 have been named to the pro bowl at least once:

Eli Manning - 1
Carson Palmer - 2
Peyton Manning - 11 (4 time league MVP)
Drew Bledsoe - 4
Troy Aikman - 6
Vinny Testaverde - 2
John Elway 10 (1 league MVP)

Of those 15, 5 have superbowl wins (with one asterik):

Eli Manning - 1 with another TBD
Peyton Manning - 1
*Drew Bledsoe - 1 (thanks to Tom Brady)
Troy Aikman - 3
John Elway - 2

Guys, Who else is tired of Oders Constant BS?
Odin if BS was a religon you'ld be God Almighty himself.

Except for 2011, Reggie Bush has had durability issues.
With this in mind, what if Trent Richardson is there when we pick?
I know that QB is the real source of concern for most of you but damn - this kid is a real bruiser.
If the brain-trust pulled the trigger on this kid I would not be upset.
RB22 has potential but after 5 or 6 years in the league, he can't be considered a long-term solution.

"Dolphins GM Ireland: QB Henne is smart, intelligent, tough"

That is what Ireland told the Sentinel today as reported on NFL.com

Mando got scooped again. Mando is not an elite, franchise journalist and that is why this blog is mediocre at best.

HENNE IS GETTING FRANCHISED.

You are going s hit your pants when you find out that it happened.

they like henne so much they didn't extend his contract. henne is in the category of talented loser.

Tim in Tampa - I have reservations about taking any RB that high these days. The vast majority of teams no longer utilize a single, all purpose/carry the load type of back. This has caused the RB stock in general to drop on draft day. I'm sure he'll be there when we pick...personally, I don't think he's honestly going to go until somewhere in the 20s...probably early 20s, maybe late teens.

Does he have the talent to be a top 10 guy? Absolutely! It's just the value of the overall stock for RBs has dropped.

Not to mention, we will have to consider what kind of "WC" offense Philbin intends to run. Whatever you want to call it...."WC"...."Philbin's Offense"....the South Florida offense"....whatever; there's going to be much more emphasis on the passing game, to include those short (to the flats) type of passes to RBs in lieu of a ground and pound attack.

Odin, Youve been posting since 10:00 Am and still have added Zero to this Blog, You are the Dan Henning of this blog.(Old,out of touch, and clueless)

kris, I know, what am I thinking, Andrew LUCK, are you kidding me? Only person worth that trade is Ryan Mallett, right?

That's why opinions are like *ssholes, we all have one.

Luckily I'm not a GM, so I can make horrible mock-trades.

Posted by: DC Dolfan | February 01, 2012 at 04:16 PM
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DC....

I didnt see this earlier...funny man....(only Mallett is worth that kind of trade)....

and your right....lol.....

wolfman13

I share your reservations.
Given that Luck and RGIII won't be there, maybe we should consider this really neat little weapon that is Trent Richardson.
Difficult to win with an empty backfield and IMHO Bush or Thomas (jury still out on Thomas for the most part) are not long term solutions.

id love richardson, let bush walk after next year

When HENNE IS FRANCHISED you will know what it feels like to receive a urine facial from the Master.

Why Does Mando allow such degenerates as Price Idiot And Odin Idiot.

Odin, Youve been posting since 10:00 Am and still have added Zero to this Blog, You are the Dan Henning of this blog.(Old,out of touch, and clueless)

Posted by: Coalition To Ban Odin. | February 01, 2012 at 06:49 PM

Lil Smalls,

You've been completely dredging this blog, I mean right down to the Bedrock for FIVE STRAIGHT YEARS!

Not only have you drug it down, not contributed, but you have single handedly managed to run off a lot of really good bloggers.

Jealous and Hating-EVERY SINGLE DAY! What a way to live-Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa and a ROTFLMAO to boot.

Everybody knows it and they know Mando won't get rid of you. That makes you very similar to an incurable disease. I may be the Hennings of the blog, but it's better than being the HERPES of the BLOG!

Get a Life you Fvcking Loser ;)

What if Reggie Bush goes down?
Lex Hilliard and Steve Salton don't appear to the answer.
Compared to Mark Ingram, I think Trent Richardson is the real deal.
Some say he is the best prospect at the RB position since Adrian Peterson.
While at Alabama, he has been utilized as a weapon out of the backfield and has had a ton experience in big, pressure packed games.

Why Does Mando allow such degenerates as Price Idiot And Odin Idiot.

Posted by: Coalition To Ban Odin. | February 01, 2012 at 07:04 PM

Lil Smalls, we all know you're NOT PriceMaster(wink, wink).

We know you're not really talking to youraself.

Which makes me wonder, why does Armando let you continue to spread Herpes around this blog?

You got some compromising pictures of Old Mando?

Why ODIn Mad?, Dude just go to Sweden.PLEASE, I'll even buy the ticket.

I still say make every attempt to trade up and get RG3. This is a quarterback league. This is the only way we will ever get a franchise quarterback because we are never choosing at the top of the draft. Great quarterbacks raise the level of play in their teammates; but a great teams can't elevate their quarterback's game.

Why ODIn Mad?, Dude just go to Sweden.PLEASE, I'll even buy the ticket.

Posted by: Coalition To Ban Odin. | February 01, 2012 at 07:09 PM

Mother Fvcker, you ain't even got the money for your next hit of Meth. How you gonna buy me a ticket?

Sniff some glue and ride it out man, you'll be alright!

Aw what the hell, the front office is going to pick and offensive lineman anyway.
That should make Jim Turner happy.

Ooo-Rah!!

odin

DON'T GET HOOKED ON THOSE PAIN MEDS!!! I just spent 5 days of hell coming off of them. You don't realize what they do to you after a while. You think you're acting normal when everyone around you is saying "what's HIS deal?" And getting OFF of them is HELL! Seriously man... be careful. But feel free to booze it up - that no no far over rated - just don't drive... DUH!

GO FINS!

Mike, Oder been BOOZING it up for 50 Years now, Amazing what a liver can withstand.

Let's not franchise henne.We must sever all ties with chad.Our #19 prima donna called him out AGAIN!chad henne is decent backup qb,somewhere else.

ozkar he wasnt serious

Let's start a donation to fund a ticket for odin to go to sweden for assisted suicide,

I'm really concerned though.chad henne better not be considered for the open qb competition We have.Matt Moore was just a stop gap,momentary.

Stop dissing Odin. Show some respect for the most loyal Dolphins blogger on here. Coalition is the little dog barking to get the attention of the pack.
Coaliton: GO BACK TO SUCKING DONKEY KOCK YOU SIDESHOW FREAK.

Let's start a donation to fund a ticket for odin to go to sweden for assisted suicide,
Posted by: $5 | February 01, 2012 at 07:26 PM

Oder, Thats not me, Nor is Canada Mike, Its just somany peoplehate you, They wont post under there original screen Names cause they dont want to be mean, But believe me, THERE (THOSE THAT HATE ODIN) Are out there in droves.

Where's oscar canosa at? I have a bone to pick with Cuban refugee.

ozkar henne isnt under contract, hes long gone. thankfully

Canada Mike,

I broke my back when I was pretty young. I was playing in Rock Bands and partying all the time.

Leading up to surgery, they got me hooked on Dilaudid. I ended up geting a quarter of Million in the lawsuit and a massive addiction that led to Heroin.

Young guy + $250,000 + First opiate addiction = some ugly math. We were making some decent money in the band(s)too, some the 80's and 90's was one big non stop party!

I'll tell you what though, when the wheels fell off the wagon-I sobered up into the middle of REAL FREAKING living nightmare.

I'm not proud of it, but it is what makes me who I am. I learned from it though and turned it all into positives.

When I broke my ribs they prescribed me Norco10/Vicodin ES. After awhile, I could tell I was starting to feel a low level addiction. So, I got off that stuff and my Doctor(Thank God he's a good one)hooked me up with some pretty effective NON-NARCOTIC medications.

Thanks for the concern/warning. You haven't lived until you find yourself on the floor of a jail cell withdrawing from opiates-Over and Over AGAIN!

Rehab? Yeah, Tazzers, Handcuffs and Shotguns, it worked for me ;)

I really hope so,henne should be written off of Miami Dolphins lore.

Where's oscar canosa at? I have a bone to pick with Cuban refugee.

Posted by: ozkar | February 01, 2012 at 07:30 PM

How about a Barbados refugee?

Young guy + $250,000 + First opiate addiction = some ugly math. We were making some decent money in the band(s)too, some the 80's and 90's was one big non stop party!

Posted by: odinseye | February 01, 2012 at 07:33 PM

Dang, Does this guy have no shame?, Come on Oder,If BS was a crime you'ld be sentanced to death...Twice. Please stop.

Only if the refugee has a gallon of Mount Gay Rum.

Armando Stitz,

Thank you for the kind words.

Does anyone here listen to Armando&Perkins radio show? What to the amigo?

Mount "Gay" Rum?

Uh - you're on your own effective immediately.

Does anyone here listen to Armando&Perkins radio show? What to the amigo?

Posted by: ozkar | February 01, 2012 at 07:42 PM

Drink some of your precious Mount the "Gay" Rum and I'm sure the answer will "come" to you.

There are a total of 1297 bloggers that post here. They are all men. 1 of them, and only 1, is so desperate for attention and to be admired, he comes on frequently announcing he has a hottie coming over.

Pretty sad when you have to prove your masculinity on an anonymous football blog of strangers.

Dang, Does this guy have no shame?, Come on Oder,If BS was a crime you'ld be sentanced to death...Twice. Please stop.

Posted by: Coalition To Ban Odin. | February 01, 2012 at 07:38 PM

Hey man, seriously, just cause you never made it out of Mom and Dad's basement, doesn't mean the rest of us haven't.

I don't have to BS nobody. This is an anonymous blog Fruit Cake. I can tell you some REAL stories that would make you so jealous you'd pay your own way to Sweden for that assisted Suicide.

The lawsuit, it was $500,000 in 1980's dollars. A 3rd went to my attorney, some to the IRS. The rest was NOTHING but a Good Time.

Now get out of that basement and do something with your life man.

Why are you getting so squirmy oszckhar? It's just a name of a rum.Did you have a bad experience when you went camping with some friends and got drunk and passed out.And didn't tell anyone how your sphincter felt the morning after oszckhar?

Kolb could bounce back this year...The Cardinals shouldn't give up on him this quickly...

Posted by: #1 Dolphin Fan in Montreal | February 01, 2012 at 02:22 PM

...and they would still be on the hook for any prorated portions of his signing bonus for cap purposes.

ozkar - three words that came from you

1) gay
2) squirm
3) sphincter

Uh - you're busted dude!

Kolb signing bonus $20 million.

The lawsuit, it was $500,000 in 1980's dollars. A 3rd went to my attorney, some to the IRS. The rest was NOTHING but a Good Time.
Now get out of that basement and do something with your life man.
Posted by: odinseye | February 01, 2012 at 07:48 PM

And yet he still admits to collecting Welfare from time to time. Truly Sad Oder.

Whatever oszckhar,the word gay got you all giddy.

he comes on frequently announcing he has a hottie coming over.
Pretty sad when you have to prove your masculinity on an anonymous football blog of strangers.

Posted by: Only 1 | February 01, 2012 at 07:45 PM

This guy is hating so bad he can't stand it. Dude, it must be miserable being you. That's a shame man, FOR REAL!

What? You don't think an aging, retired Musician can be a Dolphins Fan?

You don't think that most of the men on this blog are going to get some tonight?

Your posts and actions lead me to believe that your biggest problem is you hate your life. Do something about it man.

Anyways, the Brunette is here and she's going to help me with some Physical therapy. I got a body champ the other day and we're going to hang upside down for a while.

PS: Troll, get some of those anti depressants Bro, you could be a poster child for their advertising campaigns!

ValHalla!!!!

PSS: I wonder if I can blog hanging upside down in a Body Champ????

giddy?

Why do you un-closet yourself like that?

Right on cue. It still doesn't reach your adolescent mind. We grown men all get it. We don't need to announce it in order to get attention. It speaks of your immature insecurity.


I challenge you find one other blogger than needs to announce to the world like a six year old that he touched a girl.

Hey so-called norse diety? Are you really collecting Welfare?

ozkar - speak football please.

#1 overall QB fun facts -

Of the last 15 QBs taken 1st overall, 7 have been named to the pro bowl at least once:

Eli Manning - 1
Carson Palmer - 2
Peyton Manning - 11 (4 time league MVP)
Drew Bledsoe - 4
Troy Aikman - 6
Vinny Testaverde - 2
John Elway 10 (1 league MVP)
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Yeah, but what about the other 8?

And yet he still admits to collecting Welfare from time to time. Truly Sad Oder.

Posted by: Coalition To Ban Odin. | February 01, 2012 at 07:53 PM

Hey, if someones down on their luck and can't feed their kids, welfares fine and dandy.

However, me myself, Thank God, has NEVER been on any type of welfare.

I have drawn unemployment from time to time. But I'm sure you would know nothing about that. You have to actually work first in order to be able to draw back what you've paid in.

You do know what work is, I mean you've at least heard of it haven't you?

And know, cleaning up the mess you made in Mom and Dads basement doesn't qualify ;)

NOW, time for some physical therapy


PS: Feel free to show your true colors and embarrass yourself some more while I'm gone ;)

ROTFLMAO!!!!

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