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Dolphins preseason schedule here (free)

You should have been at the live blog. I interrupted it to share the Dolphins 2012 preseason schedule on there. I also tweeted it so please follow me.

But, alas, if you neither were on the live blog nor are following, I still work on your behalf. Here is Miami's preseason schedule:

Aug. 9-11 TAMPA (home)

Aug. 16-18 at Carolina

Aug. 23-25 ATLANTA (home)

Aug. 29-30 at Dallas

The Dolphins will not be on national TV in the 2012 preseason.

At any rate, football is around the corner! Only four months away.

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Mark @10:24am,

That's how I see things also. Interesting that a guy like Charley Casserly comes out and says he thinks Tannehill it a better QB prospect than Flacco and Freeman at the same point in their careers. Guys that don't like Tannehill will bash Casserly as a guy who's made mistakes drafting in his career and that's fine but he's still on record as saying it. Mayock loves this guy and Brandt had him as a top ten prospect long before anybody.

The three things that bother people about Tannehill is that he won't be an immediate answer at QB, he hasn't played enough to have a definitive answer about him and they fear taking him at 8 will cause us to miss out on someone else. I say who cares to all of this stuff. We've vied away from taking a top tier QB prospect for too long. We keep doing it this way year after year. 'Ryan's not the answer'. 'Rodgers isn't the answer'. 'Dalton's not the answer'. At some point you have to take a chance on one of these guys. Who cares if we're wrong. Why was it OK to be wrong on Jason Allen and Ted Ginn but not OK to be wrong on a QB? Let's go!

Too much dissapointment and terrible hires by Dolphin owners. Now there is zero talent and not even a glimmer of hope. Not fun being a Dolphin fan anymore.

Jeff,

It's people like you that ownership can always count on to expect this team to be competitive even when they refuse to spend money in FA & don't address their needs. Regardless of the fact that I don't live in Miami (I live in NYC) I know this team & the NFL a lot better than you & the facts don't lie;

1) We've had three straight losing seasons.
2) Outside of Richard Marshall we haven't added a player who will even challenge for a starting position.
3) And even though I never wanted Brandon Marshall here in the first place (the guy has a long history of beating up women) & I'm glad that he is no longer a Dolphin--what have we done to fill that void???
4) Ireland's answer at RT last year was to sign Marc Columbo who might have been the worst RT in football last year.
5) And this year there is talk from Barry Jackson that we might be adding Kyle Kosier who had a terrible season for the Cowboys @ RG.

Yeah but don't worry b/c Ireland is a genius in navigating the draft. LMFAO!!! When he gets fired & Ross actually hires someone competent like Bill Polian to be the GM then I'll have reason to be optimistic & that we'll turn this franchise around.

We Have Ireland,

Bill Polian.....that's funny! Outside of stumbling onto Manning first overall what else has he done. Let's see, no quality backup on the team, so when Manning goes down they have to turn to Curtis Painter and Kerry Collins.....brilliant! He's had bust after bust over the last few years. How did Joesph Addai in the first and the running back Brown in the first workout? How about the linenacker they took a couple of years ago? Polian wasn't even doing the GM's job there the last couple of years, it was his son. Polian's not the answer.....no thanks.

"Too much dissapointment and terrible hires by Dolphin owners. Now there is zero talent and not even a glimmer of hope. Not fun being a Dolphin fan anymore."

Steve,

I'm with you. I realize that there are a lot of trolls that just come on here to bother people BUT since when is it being less of a fan to not like what our ownership & management has done to the Dolphin franchise for the last decade. Does it make someone a better fan if they ignore how badly this team is managed??? This is a team that promised success last year & we started the season 0-7. As a fan that's unacceptable!!!

I guess the national media & a large contingent of fans has got it wrong on the Dolphins but the 25 people who like Ireland are the REAL fans.

"Bill Polian.....that's funny! Outside of stumbling onto Manning first overall what else has he done. Let's see, no quality backup on the team, so when Manning goes down they have to turn to Curtis Painter and Kerry Collins.....brilliant! He's had bust after bust over the last few years. How did Joesph Addai in the first and the running back Brown in the first workout? How about the linenacker they took a couple of years ago? Polian wasn't even doing the GM's job there the last couple of years, it was his son. Polian's not the answer.....no thanks."

Craig,

OMG....You're out of your mind. He did a LOT more than just draft Manning. Up until last year that team was guaranteed a minimum of 10 wins a year.

BTW--You realize he was the guys who built the Bills from a 2-14 team into a powerhouse. After they lost their 3rd consecutive SB in three years he was fired. Like that was his fault....In all Polian has won the NFL Executive of the Year six times.

Craig, further to your point, a lot of the people who fret when Tannehill is mentioned are the same people that say go pass rusher. Talk about a boom or bust position. For every QB flop in the first round, I can give you ten pass rushers picked in the first round who flopped.

Tannehill apparently has the talent, it will just take a little while to polish. And it looks like Tannehill's pro day was very impressive .. a lot better than Osweiler's. I've had enough of these second tier guys too. Risk it out there for a QB. getting a guy to provide 8-10 sacks a year will not significantly alter this team's performances. However, even a true top 12 qb will make an astronomical difference.

I agree, LET'S GO!!!

Craig, this guy has no clue. Polian has been a disaster at the draft table for ages. Peyton covered up a lot of blemishes on that roster.

Jerry Hughes
Donald Brown
Mike Pollak
Anthony Gonzalez
Joseph Addai
Marlin jackson

These were the Colts top picks from 2005 to 2010.

Mark,

If Sherman is TOTALLY sold (& no one knows actually that) on Tannehill & Tannehill is still on the board @ 8 then it will be a great pick. Sherman is going to be calling the plays & he knows more about Tannehill's skills & mind set than anyone else.

I could care less if he's not ready to start right away. That's what Matt Moore is for. If Tannehill truly has the talent to be a franchise QB it's worth waiting a season for him to develop.

Ireland, I agree 100%. Matt Moore and David Garrard are more than capable of holding the fort.

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!

And it's that inexperience that troubles former Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist, who thinks the Dolphins should pass on Tannehill with the No. 8 pick. "I feel like he's being pushed up the board not necessarily on his ability to play the position at the next level but on his athleticism and people predicting his potential," Sundquist said Wednesday.

"I think the Dolphins, if they take (Michael) Floyd, have an opportunity to find a quarterback with that second(-round) pick … much like Cincinnati did last year when they took A.J. Green and found Andy Dalton waiting for them. I would take Michael Floyd with the Miami Dolphins' pick at No. 8."

I PREFER REIFF IF HE'S THERE BUT FLOYD WOULD BE MY SECOND CHOICE WITH THAT #8.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/18303592/opinions-mixed-on-qb-ryan-tannehill-viewed-as-late-1strounder-by-some

The new Marlins stadium is spectacular. I went to the opener last night. What a pleasure to watch a game there. The Fins should definitely consider moving there. I hear the Canes are exploring the move also.

Mark,

You seem to forget how dominant the Colts were when they had Edgerin James & Marvin Harrison. What about the players he hit on like Dwight Freeney or Raheem Morris or Bob Sanders???

Gonzalez, Addai, & Marlin Jackson all had injury problems which happens in the NFL.

BTW--Weren't the Colts undefeated a couple of years ago before their coach shut it down in the 2nd half against the Jets??? I didn't know a QB could win 14 or 15 games in a season all by himself....

If Sherman is so good at developing QB's why can't he develop Moore? Wouldn't that just make more sense? Moore already is the anointed starter. Moore already has NFL games and experience under his belt.

Why draft Tannehill @8 when we already have a Tannehill on the team?

Bruce,

Damn....Although I live in NYC after watching the game on TV last night I am VERY tempted to go down to Miami just to see a baseball game in that stadium.

That stadium is ridiculous & that's just how it looks on HD. That retractable dome looks like it's out of a sci-fi movie. The pressure is now squarely on Ross to beat that which is NOT going to be easy.

I'd like to see a B Weeden trade down personally to get another 2nd rd pick

We Have Ireland ,

Ross said his stadium is too big. If he cant improve the team to attract fans he mine as well move to Marlin Stadium.

"I say who cares to all of this stuff. We've vied away from taking a top tier QB prospect for too long"

Well Craig M, thats what scares me. We would be settling for Tannehill instead of doing our due diligence for the entire team.

Tannehill is not top tier. If we don't get him then he would fall to the second round anyways. Even if someone takes him late late in the first there is still Weeden who is just as good as Tannehill.

One or both will be there at 42.

Jack,

First of all I have NO idea what Sherman thinks of Tannehill as a QB at the next level & secondly I like Matt Moore. If Moore can run Philbin/Sherman's offense & stay healthy then I don't see Tannehill getting off the bench.

As for Tannehill, I don't think that it's a bad thing to draft a QB that has franchise potential & have him sit & learn for a year or so. Aaron Rodgers was NOT ready to start from Day One either. The perception now seems to be if you take a QB high then you have to make him your starter right away but I think it depends on the player & what other QB's are on your roster. With Andrew Luck in INDY I'd start him right away. With Tannehill in MIA I'd start Moore & let the kid learn.

I didn't forget anything. Just saying that for the better part of the last decade, he drafted as poorly as anyone did in the NFL.

Jack, what makes you think Tannehill is not top tier? All the analysts I've heard say the talent is not in question. Just a question of experience.

Luck and Griffin started for at least 3 years, that's the main difference.

"Ross said his stadium is too big. If he cant improve the team to attract fans he mine as well move to Marlin Stadium."

Bruce,

Can you imagine??? Back to the dirt infield ??? Like I've said I live in NYC & I've only have seen the Dolphins in NY when they play the Jets. BTW--I don't recommend that b/c Jet fans are the biggest degenerate losers on the planet BUT I've heard that the problem with Pro-Player/Land Shark/??? stadium is that the fans are too far away from the field. Your thoughts????

We have nothing to lose by drafting Tannehill or the best QB available. We're in the cellar so its time to take some chances on QB's.

Tannehill could always play WR for a couple years ...

"I didn't forget anything. Just saying that for the better part of the last decade, he drafted as poorly as anyone did in the NFL."

Mark,

Obviously he's had his share of misses. They all do. And yes it's a fact that Ireland's are more highlighted b/c the team has not been successful.

The Patriots have missed on a LOT of picks in the last three or four years on defense but b/c they keep winning with Brady & Welker & now the two TE's I doubt their fans dump on the organization the way Dolphin fans do.

We Have Ireland,


Sun Life(the present name which they are not renewing) is a dump. I heard its the oldest stadium in the NFL but I'm not sure of that. In any event its outdated and yes the seats are a long way from the field. But the place wreaks of urine and the food stands have repeatedly been condemned by the Health Dept. I would'nt eat the food there.

"We have nothing to lose by drafting Tannehill or the best QB available. We're in the cellar so its time to take some chances on QB's."

Bruce,

If Tannehill is the pick then I'll be pretty damn pleased b/c it will mean that;

A) We got a guy who Sherman & Philbin thinks is legit & has the potential to be special
B) With Moore & Garrard we don't need to press him into action
C) Ireland actually trusts Sherman & Philbin who know a LOT more about their offense then he does
D) Ireland has the stones to pull the trigger

Sun Life(the present name which they are not renewing) is a dump. I heard its the oldest stadium in the NFL but I'm not sure of that. In any event its outdated and yes the seats are a long way from the field. But the place wreaks of urine and the food stands have repeatedly been condemned by the Health Dept. I would'nt eat the food there.

Bruce,

LMFAO!!! And that's NOT even including the inferior product that's been on the field for the last three years.

I believe Candlestick (or whatever they call it now) in San Francisco is pretty ancient BUT they're building a new one. The Vikings play in an old stadium as well.

Yup, I think they should draft a 1st rd QB the next 2 years and more if those 2 dont turn out good. Bring in some good QB competition for a change and build some depth at QB.

Been to Dolphins stadium a few times. Very unimpressive but please visit Ralph Wilson in Orchard Park before you want to annoint any place a dump.

3rd best QB's drafted last 12 years.

Blaine Gabbert 1st round
Jimmy Clausen 2nd round
Josh Freeman 1st round
Brian Brohm 2nd round
Keven Kolb 2nd round
Jay Cutler 1st round
Jason Campbell 1st round
Big Ben 1st round
Kyle Boller 1st round
Patrick Ramsey 1st round
Quincy Carter 2nd round
Chris Redman 3rd round

7 went in the first round
4 went in the second round
1 went in the third round

Big Ben is the only one on the list that had success.

Gabbert was the HIGHEST (3rd Best) QB to get drafted and that was round 1 pick 10.

Big Ben was round 1 pick 11.

But you guys want us to make Tannehill the HIGHEST (3RD BEST) QB in round 1 pick 8?

It will be a huge gamble especially since Tannehill and or Weeden will be there in the second round. You guys think this is the 1983 draft and every QB in the draft is elite. Them days are over!

The Viking stadium is newer then Sun Life (I think) and it has a dome.

Mark,

Great posts at 1:09 and 1:18pm. I couldn't agree more. Good pass rushers are a dime a dozen, elite QBs are not. I'm not saying that it's a sure thing that Tannehill will be elite but aren't we all SICK and TIRED of seeing these guys on other teams. Shouldn't we have a guy like that running the show in Miami? Who's been the best QB running the show since Marino retired, Fiedler? It's not good enough. There's a direct relation to not good enough QBing play and mediocre results in the won/loss column. Another good pass rusher has very little impact in the won/loss column. We had one of the best in Jason Taylor for years and how much did that help us? Keep drafting lineman....won't make a bit of difference until we get a QB. Tannehill if handled properly COULD be that guy.

This idea that we have to get INSTANT results from a top ten Qb is ridiculous! Not sure who even made that up. Bring him in and take your time with him. Moore and Garrard are good enough to hold down the fort for the time being.

Tannehill is not top tier because he has accuracy issues. He has footwork issues. His ability to read defenses isn't great. His winning percentage is not great. His experience is low.

Oh yeah, his broken foot makes him prone to injury in the NFL. Broken feet never heal right. Always susceptible to stress fractures for the rest of your life.

Jack,

VERY week argument, man. What you're saying then is you never take the third best QB in the draft? Is that some kind if rule GM's should live by? What about 4th or 5ht QBs? Or 6th? Do you not take them either? I'm confused. Where did you dream this one up? Wasn't Brady taken AFTER the third QB taken? Is that one OK? I don't have the list in front of me but what QB was Brees? Wasn't Flacco the third? Seems to be doing OK. Let me also add, you've give up on Gabbert after one season (despite not having anyone to work with), Freeman after two seasons, despite leading his team to a 10-6 season in his first year and Kolb after about 16 NFL starts. Geez, you must be a heck of a lot smarter than any of these NFL types who say you don't know what you have in a QB until after 3 years.

I have to write that one down...'Don't ever take the THIRD QB in the draft'......hmmmm.....

Every player has franchise potential. Kurt Warner wasn't even drafted. Arian Foster wasn't even drafted. Tom Brady was found in the 6th round.

So to say Tannehill has franchise potential means very little to me. They all do. Problem is, his franchise potential can be GOT later in the first (move up) or in the second which is where I see him falling if we don't snag him at 8.

Jack,

Show me a direct quote from one of these NFL experts who are saying 'Tannehill has accuracy and footwork issues'. They are saying just the opposite but curious where you came up with it. I'll hang on while you look it up.

Look at his stats.

Jack,

Interesting you left off the third QB taken in the 1983 draft. Went on to me a Hall of Fame QB.....Jim Kelly.

I guess Polian didn't pay any attention to your little rule that year.....or maybe it didn't apply that year.

Jack, that has to be some of the weakest analysis I've ever seen. I'd reply but soccer games are about to be on and the Jays season opener is a half hour away.

Those seem to be more preferable options. Good to have a tv in the office on the eve of a long weekend.

Interesting you didn't read the first line.

LAST 12 YEARS. The NFL is not the same game it was 28 years ago. The speed of the game is ten fold. The size of the players is ten fold. The complexity of the game is ten fold.

Jack Sparrow @ 2:11......

I couldn't agree more.....

Jack,

Guess what QB was taken THIRD in the 1991 draft? I'll give you a clue, played for the green and gold, won three league MVPs, and took his team to two Superbowls.

If you guessed future Hall of Famer, Brett Favre you are bang on!!.....oh yeah, I forget....he wasn't considered a passing QB, right. Neither him or Kelly...they were different, forgot.

Are Bruce and We have Ireland done pretending they are two different people?

Ben Roethlisberger, two Super Bowl rings as the number three QB taken in the 2004 draft. Nah, wouldn't want him....next.

Who was the quarterback Kansas City took that one time? He wasn't good like the other one you said before.

What was his name?

MANDO,
i was disappointed with your LIVE BLOG response to my posting that featured RYAN MALLET as the topic. since YOUR reply totally ignored this, i will try my best to explain.
If miami is indeed going to(yet again)address their QB issue via the draft, the only way to GARUNTEE success is to sign a player that has already prooven himself at the pro level, (example)-signing a drew breeze. since it is virtually impossible to predict a successfull transition from rookie to pro(ryan leaf, matt lienhart-draft busts), the draft becomes nothing more then a CRAPSHOOT(defintion-an outcome decided by luck). that being said, if miami uses it's first rounder on ANY of the quarterbacks avaialable in this years draft, they become open to the REAL possibility of falling further behind, having waisted(yet again) another rare first round pick on a bust. the only logical move IS to sign RYAN MALLET. please read carefully: any QB aquired through the draft is a crapshoot(tannehill included)in addition, none of these QB'S come with anything. MY POINT IS, if the crapshoot was between two similar QB'S, then just pick one. but here's where MALLET seperates himself as not only the logical move, but the ONLY move, MALLET already has completed his redshirt year, he also has the belicheat stamp of approval, he also has one ADDITIONAL year of ADVANCED schooling compliments of BRADY (and for the entree')- ROSS can totally AVOID the repercussions of a first round bust scenario(disaster) as MALLET could cost as LOW as two third rounders, leaving the top reciever in the draft(michael floyd w/8'th pick)as something to show if mallet were to be a bust, and in the case MALLET is successfull, ROSS would look genious as the mallet to floyd touchdown machine began to thrive, also the miami vs. new england rivalry would become the new best seller(ticket sales) and we would not have to worry about playing a new england team twice a year(post brady) that saw no drop off in talent at the QB position(ala mallet). as with taneehill, henne was a QB with good size, a big arm, good schooling, in fact henne also had a LOT more experience(games played)coming into the draft, the big difference here is the stakes, tannehill will cost us our first rounder(henne was NOT a first rounder) and believe it or not MIAMI(ross) actually has the oppourtunity to do one better in the ranks of stupidity... go ahead and trade up, give up an additional pick to move up a spot to make sure that the tannehill crapshoot is even more costly!

add it up. it is possible that TANNEHILL and MALLET will both proove to be busts.

the difference: a TANNEHILL bust leaves us WITHOUT a QB upgrade and possibly NO first or second rouund draft aquisitions to show for this draft.

where as a MALLET bust will leave us without the QB upgrade as well but, our #1 and #2 picks (reciever and tackle) will pay dividends.

Matthew,
Good work:)
Now, see if you can get Armando to be a fan. Instead of a frustrated Coach/GM, who no one would ever hire as such...

Craig M....

postion of QB taken has no bearing.....

and many believed Rodgers to be the BEST QB in his draft.....

I saw on NFL NETWORK that the SOLE reason the 49ers HC (@ the time) didn't take Rodgers because he didn't feel his "attitude" was good for the team.....

So they took the more coachable ALEX SMITH instead.....

the taneehill experiment(costing a #1 and possibly a #2) at this juncture has the possility of setting this franchise back to the stone age.

MALLET, like him or not(costing possibly a 2012 #3 + a 2013 #3), does not set miami up for looming disatater.

with miami as PROOF that most QB'S will NOT become elite(henne, pat white....)with miami STILL trying to fill the marino void, they, of ALL teams should heed this warning, MALLET offers badly needed LEVERAGE and AVOIDS the disaster scenario, TANNEHILL comes only with the garuntee that we spend top picks on a crapshoot, and a tannehill bust would be catastrophic.

sign MALLET for as little as two third rounders, retain our first and second rounders to draft the top reciever and a tackle

Budtki.....

I SECOND THAT....but I sure the blog knows that by now....

BUDTI..,YOU NEED TO MAKE YOURE POSTS SMALLER. NOBODY WILL READ THEM LIKE THIS.

IT IS BOREING WHEN SOME ONE WRITES THAT MUCH ABOUT NOTHING

Some have Tannehill as the 3rd or 4th pick. I dont know if I'd trade up there but if he's there at 8 we have to grab him.

Budtki,

What makes you think New England would take two 3rd round picks for Mallett. YOu just can't assume they will do it. They got much more for Matt Cassell when they traded him. They used a third round pick to get Mallett. So all they make on him would be a 3rd round pick. They are going to want more.

The Pats wouldnt take anything but a 1st rd pick for Mallet. They are very happy with what they've seen from him.

I agree. I wouldn't take anything less than a #1 for Mallett if I was New England.

************ attention MR. ROSS ***********

BUDTKI is trying to save his team, and wishes to watch an exciting year of miami football. please read my opinions as pertaining to ryan mallet posted as BUDTKI.

please note that that i am a lowly fan, i am not pretending to be more knowledgable then the people on your payroll, but if you take the time to read my posts objectively, you will be hard pressed to discount my opinion of your QB issue.

I think we should talk about QB's that we actually have a chance of getting

Budtki,

Would you trade our #8 pick to New England for Mallett is you were the Dolphin's GM?

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