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Dolphins issues and answers on the menu

Do you want to know what kind of shape John Jerry looks like he's in?

Do you want to know my thoughts on Clyde Gates?

Do you want to know which quarterback looked better during the first day of the Dolphins' veteran minicamp?

Do you want to know why the Dolphins cannot afford to lose Cameron Wake? (This one is troubling because he's threatening to sit out if he doesn't get a contract extension and the Dolphins are holding fast to the idea he's not going to be paid what the best NFL pass rushers are paid.)

But the look of the Miami defense without Wake is not good. Jamaal Westerman? Really?

All these issues will be discussed on my radio show, Armando and Perkins, this morning from 6 to 10 a.m.

Meanwhile, we must congratulate coach Joe Philbin for his first Dolphins practice. In that practice, I was taken aback by Miami's need in the deep secondary. Chris Clemons and Reshad Jones, neither of whom has locked down the starting free safety job in previous years, are the assumed answers in Miami's deep secondary.

And as far as leadership is concerned, well, the loss of Yeremiah Bell is being felt.

“Y.B. has been the leader around here for a long time and to not see him is definitely strange,” said cornerback Nolan Carroll. “But we’ve got to adjust to it and grow from it as a group. There aren’t a ton of guys capable of [filling his shoes] in terms of leadership. But that’s why we’re out here — to find them.”

 

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Ohio, I dont like your kind. Me and you are enemies on this blog.

That's fine FYI. I will continue talking football while you stew about hating me. enjoy :)

YG,

Good stuff today. If you have too much of a wishlist you're setting yourself up to be upset on draft day. Let's let it play out :)

Hilarious how everyone reacts to these 'reports'. As if they have an ounce of credibility. Its spin mode, predraft smokescreens, yet everyone reacts to every post like that one is really true.

We've all spent at least the last month and half talking about what we would like to see added to the team and there have been some very good ideas. However, beginning tomorrow night, we'll get to see what Philbin/Ireland/Ross would like to see added to the team.

For some of us, at some point, they'll mirror our own. Then for some of us they wont. Still, this has been a very lively draft debate amongst us, extremely spirited and dolfan patriotic, both the good and the bad of it.

I still I love my Dolphins team and I love my loyal Dolphins dolfans. Believe it or not, just because I dont like a person doesnt mean I hate them. I hate no one. But some fans here do piss me the f--k off at times! LOL

Ohio,

Im done talking about what I would like to see. Right now I only have butterflies of anticipations rooted deep in the center of my gut. Tomorrow cant get here quick enough! LOL

YG,

Then after the draft it will be real interesting what Philbin and the new coaching staff can do with our new talent.

This team could look very different this year compared to recent years.

Then after the draft it will be real interesting what Philbin and the new coaching staff can do with our new talent.

This team could look very different this year compared to recent years.

Posted by: Ohio Dolfan | April 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Just what everyone said when Parsmells arrived.

tj @ 11:17,

I agree! Akili Smith comparisons are unfair to Tannehill. There are a ton of 1 year wonders or players with "potential" that flop and many who go onto great NFL careers. But the Akili Smith comparison yes he wasn't very bright and same for Leaf and Jamarcus Russell and many other guys.

Ohio,

Yeah, when the season begins, until that point comes we'll be engaged in a lively biitch-fest on dolfan blogs everywhere, with the couldas, shouldas, wouldas, and I told you so's! LOL

Ohio,

FYI is not the only 1 who thinks your a jackwad.

With that said, I can't wait for your next advertisement.

Like you said YG,

The complaints will start Friday morning! :)

ion

Philbin doesn't = Parcells

We should at least give him a chance before throwing him to the Wolves.

I have a love/hate relationship with watching the draft. I love watching all of the draft and commentary. I hate how the guys announcing the draft break down and spend lots of time on the drafted players until Miami picks and then breeze right past them.

What is most annoying:

A. Blog Trolls
B. Ohio's constant advertisments
C. Dying Breed's rants
D. All of the above are equal in annoyance

Just remember good organizations build thru the draft (thats what everyone preaches) and sign there top players (Wake) without screwing around.

On Tannehill,

I remember when we drafted Henne, I actually followed Michigan, they were one of my favorite out of the state of Florida college teams. So I saw lots of Henne because I tuned in to Michigan as much as one in Florida could. He always disappointed me, always played down to the level of competition. So it came as complte shock Parcells would select him.

However, I said to myself, "maybe Parcells saw something I missed". But in the end it became Parcells missed something I saw. But who knows, maybe Henne would have been better if not pressed into service so early. But, after watching him 3yrs at Michigan, I still doubt it. I think there maybe something built into his character makeup that just cant be coached away.

Now Tannehill, I'll admit I havent seen close to enough of him as Henne in college. The scariest part is neither has anyone else with only 18 college starts. That scares hell out me picking him #8. We have no idea what we're getting and neither does anyone else. However, he didnt do too shabby for a guy who spent two yrs at wr before being transformed into a qb. So the potential's definitely there.

So, if he's our pick at #8, as ny loyal dolfan I can only prepare for the worst and wish for the best. He's a true diamond in the rough. Its just a matter of will our gemologist be able to create a stunning highly accentuated diamond, or will this diamond in the rough crumble under the cutting hammer.

YG,

If they draft him I'd like him to sit for 1 year at the minimum.

ion

Philbin doesn't = Parcells

We should at least give him a chance before throwing him to the Wolves.

Posted by: Ohio Dolfan | April 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM


I said none of that. I only made an observation.

FYI,

I get angry like anyone else, but try to move on. I found that holding anger only disturbs the person who's holding onto it. Ohio isnt holding onto any anger against me, so I would be a fool to hold onto anger against him.

The "Good Book" got it right. It says, "A man who is fast to anger(or holds on to it) is like a man who sets fire to his own city.

Basically, its like, I get so pissed at my neighbor that I burn my own house down. Wer all can see this illogic, but cant see it in our very own.

At some point, no matter how strained relations can become, the very best logic of all, is just to move on.

ion @ 11:47

It's what a lot of us thought when Jimmy Johnson got here,than he saddled us w/Wanstash & we've been stuck in the offensive dark ages since.The Dolphins are a very interesting team in that we dominated the 70's couldn't play a lick of defense in the 80's & half the 90's & haven't been able to play a lick of offense in the other half of the 90's & the 2000's.I do like Philbin,& I think he will give us balance for the 1st time since the Ford Pinto was for sale.

Tannehill was a WR because he couldn't win the QB competition.

He eventually became the QB because because the existing QB went into a deep funk.

Then he tossed an interception for every two TDs.

He has some skills but should be a very late 1st round pick or 2nd round pick.

If he's picked at #8, you better learn how to PRAY because he's a 50/50 boom/bust player at QB.

If he's a bust at QB, maybe Fins can try him out at WR in three years.

Take whoever they want, as long as its not a offensive lineman. A playmaker, any playmaker or potential playmaker. PLEASE!!

Ohio,

If Tannehill's our #8 pick, my first reaction will be great disappointment, that's a fact. But then I'll take an hour or two, because I like to stew a bit, then I'll began hoping for the best.

Like it or not, as a dolfan, he's here to stay and I'll have to just deal with. I will have an occasional rant if he completely sucks in the future though. LOL

YG,

Big time Michigan man here and you or I aren't scouts but I liked Henne his freshmen year and that was about it. He regressed every year he was there it look liked. He always came up small in end of qaurter and end of game situations when it mattered. He locked onto his primary target and was a statue when he was pressured. He gave Miami exactly what I watched for the final 3 years of his college career. Good riddance an no it wouldn't have mattered where Henne landed he just don't have "it". Good back up is what he is.

An post advertising football related content on another site is not a football related post.

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And what does this post have to do with football exactly? Hmmmmmmmmm

ion,

didn't mean any harm from my post. I fell into the Parcells bandwagon myself. It seemed it was a way back to relevancy for our team, but it ended up turning into another way to bash us.

I hope this season starts to turn the corner away from the Parcells crap

Swammy,

Henne tossed an interception for every 1 td. So I would take Tannehill's more positive 2:1 ratio. Even in college, Henne's td to pick ratio was right at 1:1.

So here's some of the crap I read on here:

'If we draft Tannehill he won't be able to start until 2014'.

Says who? Where is that written in stone? Only thing we know is it would do him good to sit out for a while. The guy's bright, as shown by his Wonderlic test and he's picked up a lot about the position already. There's every possibility he could be ready to roll by 2013.

'Weeden is a better player and can play until 40'.

Based on what? There's not a single 'expert' out there who feels that way. Yeah he could play until 40 but he could also be out of the league in 2-3 years, as Weinke was.

'Cousins and Osweiller will be better pros'.

Again, based on what? Your opinion? That's fine if you feel that way but again, there's nothing backing that up.

'Tannehill is Akili Smith'.

Absurd. He's nothing like Akili Smtih. Smith didn't have a clue how to run a pro offence. Tannehill has already worked in one and our OC was his HC. He's not going to start right away and has shown to be a good worker and quick learner. They are not the same person. Could he bust? Of course. But the Smith comparison is pointless.


YG, Once someone stabs you in the back, they're bound to do it again, so FYI watch that guy. If he did it to you once what's stopping him from doing it again? I know his kind.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA It's too much. Hey guy obsessed with Ohio, you are making yourself look like a jacka$$. How do you not see that. Go and read through all of the posts. Football,football,football,football, "Hey Ohio I hate you, football, football, football, " Hey why does Ohio try to get Yg blah blah", football, football, football, " Ohio stop being so blah blah bl;ah" football, football.

It's hilarious. And even more funny is the fact that Ohio doesn't say a thing to you, you are always the one who follows him around like a love sick puppy. His responses are level headed and of very few words, and never insulting. HE'S LAUGHING AT YOU. And so is everyone else. No one is on your side and you are coming off looking desperate for attention.

Man I'm sorry but this is the truth and you need to see it or understand it so you can stop wasting your time. I'm not telling you to stop because it's actually very amusing but just thought you should know how this is all starting to look.

AndyJ,

Exactly! Henne looked like the coming of the next great college qb in his freshman season. I wouldnt say he regressed so much as he just seemed to have a knack for playing down to level of competition. mI dont care if it was Chaminade they played.

He looked decent against decent superior competion, looked decent against inferior competition, always looked decent enough to match the decency level of the competition. He never had the go for the juglar killer instinct. He displayed the exact same lackadaisical instincts here.

Henne was decent, thats it. He cant tease, but never plaese.

I wish there was a QB worth taking at #8.

Look, the Lecturer in Cheif & the Reporter in Chief have arrived.

Phins78,

Just ignore those guys. They're only doing it to get a rise out of people. When you ignore them they'll go away. Not worth the time or hassle.

Anyways, while you losers will be glued to the TV watching this pathetic draft, I'll be on the beach enjoying the So Fla weather drinking a couple of cold ones. Tootles...

Where are all of the Tannehill = ( insert crappy QB who is nothing like Tannehill here)?

Could COX have the same dominating impact as Suh?

A lot of their stats are similar.

Rumor is Gloria Esteban, and other celebrity owners are pushing for Tannehill.

Is this True?

Rumor Rex Ryan is the new spokesperson for "Foot by the-foot"

Is this True?

FYI,

One you thing you must remember about backstabbers, is eventually, they cant backstab and watch thier own backs at the same time. Its like that live by the sword, die by the sword sort of thing.

He who makes a living by backstabbing, eventually will find there's no living in dying. Got that from Clint Eastwood's Joey Wales. He told the bounty hunter who wanted to gun him down for the bounty money, "Son, there aint much of a livin in dying". Then gunned the bounty hunter down with his faster draw.

Outlaw Josey Wales is one of my most favorite movies of all time! LOL

I know Craig, just saying my peace then on to football. moving forward I'm not going to involve myself in any kind of verbal back and forth about anything but football. Honestly I just really found the whole thing funny, it's making me laugh at this point and I just wanted to point out how it looks to everyone else because it seems he doesn't know.

FYI,

Phins78 is one of the few guys here that will have your back. He's one of the good guys here. Maybe somehow one of you inadvertenly got on the wrong side of eachother. But Phins78 is one of the good guys here. I really mean that.

WOULD FINS WANT A MOBILE FORMER #1 QB WITH TWO PRO BOWLS?

Give Vince Young a call.

I was dead set against Osweiller but a funny thing happened last night and get this, Bill Parcells has a show called "draft confidential"! (I know everyone knows this already I'm just joking here!)

But seriously why would they pick a guy who hasn't drafted well in over 10 years to run a draft confidential special on espn when the last place he drafted players at was a miserable failure? How many busts and free agent signings did he screw up? ERNEST WILFORD for the love of God?@! What did he pay him like 6 million or something? I know he was a free agent signing but that should be easier than the draft!

Here's the really funny part, out of all the QBs Parcells was the hardest on Osweiller. He obviously doesn't like the kid. That's why I now say PICK OSWEILLER in the 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If Parcells thinks that lowly of him the kid must be a phenom!

FYI,

CraigM and I hardly ever see eye to eye on anything dolpin. Still I dont hate him, I dont even really dislike him.

I just know he and I will almost never see eye to eye on anything. I'll poke fun at him at times, and he'll poke at me at times. But regardless of what the dialog looks like, I dont personally hate nor dislike him.

But I do dislike most of his Dolphin rhetoric and Im sure he see many of my posts as Dolphin rhetoric too. He may think I hate or dislike him, but really I dont. LOL

FYI,

CraigM and I hardly ever see eye to eye on anything dolpin. Still I dont hate him, I dont even really dislike him.

I just know he and I will almost never see eye to eye on anything. I'll poke fun at him at times, and he'll poke at me at times. But regardless of what the dialog looks like, I dont personally hate nor dislike him.

But I do dislike most of his Dolphin rhetoric and Im sure he see many of my posts as Dolphin rhetoric too. He may think I hate or dislike him, but really I dont. LOL

Thanks YG, kind words indeed. I will always stick up for what is right and fair. That's all it is, just want to see people being treated fairly.

Wow, crazy, the app just double posted me. LOL

Phin78,

YW, buddy!

FYI you're going to the beach at 8pm? Well I guess that would be the time to have a few drinks without being harassed. Bottoms up! (That's not an odinseye line, I'm serious, enjoy those drinks man!).

YG,
Outlaw Josey Wales is Clint's best movie and in my top 3. Not to get off track but another great line;
Jamie:wish we had time to bury them fellas
Josie:to hell with them fellas, buzzards got eat same as the worms.

I'm pretty sure you are an O-line guy.I got to watch a replay of the 2011 Orange Bowl Stanford VS VAtech. Freaking Decastro is a stud level monster. I will have no problem if Ireland takes him 1st and grabs Weeden or Cousins with the 2nd rounder

Only poster here Im even close to dislike with, and it may be only my own personal issue, is Darryl Dunphy.

It's just my own opinion he's fake and unoriginal. But Im still at least open to reparations on my current position regarding him. Its just that right now he comes across to me as snoody, highly egotistical(but in a ninja sort of a way), and just plain overly self-righteous. To me he exudes, "ha-ha, Im better than you", without actyually verbalizing it.

But sometimes we all transmit messages to other without totaling being consciously aware of it. Some here consider me condenscending, but really Im not, but its just a bug built in my personality that comes across that way. nIts just my bit of nut-zoid, Im sure we all have a bit of nut-zoid built into us in one manner or the other.

So if anyone here finds me condenscending, really Im not, its just a little built in quirk of personality. LOL

Darryl Dumass,

Why dont you go to hell with your mountain conference scrubs. Every year we hear your bs about players from that peewee league. Let us know when a real players comes from there. We're not looking for high school players at this level.

TY, Darryl Needs To Take A Dump. If we need anymore crap out of you we'll squeeze your head!

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | April 24, 2012 at 09:25 PM

Crusher,

LOL, love me some Josey Wales!

Actually, DeCastro is the only olineman I would take 1st rd period. We dont need a LT, we have Jake Long.

If DeCastro wasnt in this draft I wouldnt be talking an olineman 1st rd period. DeCastro is a special kind of beast at RG. They dont came out at RG like him every year. Usually when they do, we'll never in position to get one.

This year we are.

YG, why do you end every post with "LOL"? Are you a girl? It's unnecessary. Only girls do that.

So if anyone here finds me condenscending, really Im not, its just a little built in quirk of personality. LOL

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | April 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Darryl Dumass,

Why dont you go to hell with your mountain conference scrubs. Every year we hear your bs about players from that peewee league. Let us know when a real players comes from there. We're not looking for high school players at this level.

TY, Darryl Needs To Take A Dump. If we need anymore crap out of you we'll squeeze your head!

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | April 24, 2012 at 09:25 PM

Good post from Craig M @ 12:21

I think people would like Tannehill better if he had a really cool nickname. OK.... what sounds cooler 'Griffin' or RGIII. So, just in case Miami does draft him, he needs a nickname. The obvious choice would be 'T-Hill', but there must be other options. How about in honour of Marino, he could be "Tan 'the man' Tannehill". Sorry.... that's all I've got.

odinseye, I couldn't believe it myself. Do you want to know how Jerry is doing, do you want to know how this guy looks,,,,,,,PSYCHE"! You will have to listen to the show. Hahahahahaha he is funny sometimes but that was just cruel. No worries because there's another paper that reports the goings on at practice with regularity. I come here for the blog format and for Armando's stories which are more fun than informative most of the time. But the Herald does have the best format out of all of them. And I like hearing Armandos opinions because he keeps me straight, he's definitely not a homer.

Philly WIP rumor says Eagles will try and trade up to 7 with Jaxsonville to draft Flectcher Cox.

I don't get it. He's a good player from the limited amount of times I actually saw him (once vs Auburn when they had Cam Newton). But trading up or even rumored to want to move up for a DT is crazy unless that player has Suh type credentials. Look at the Gerald McCoy the DT picked right after Suh. The positional value isn't there for me.

hmmmmmmmmmm.................

There are two priorities this week;

Number 1. Keep Ginger Fireland out of the draft room tomorrow.

Number 2. Sign Wake to a better deal.

They both deserve this scenarios.

Andy,

That's interesting. Any chance andy Reid is interested in trading up to get Tannehill, rather than Cox? Think about it for a second. He drafts Tannehill and let's him sit for a couple of years while Vick plays. Vick is 32 now and his style of football is going to cut his career short. Andy Reid is the ultimate planner when it comes to QBs. He's always got a plan B and I happen to think his plan B could be Tannehill. I think he sees in Tannehill a skillset that is at least as good as Kolb's. Tannehill haters.....you may not have to worry about Tannehill coming here after all.

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