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News, notes from Tuesday's practice

Barry Jackson, making another cameo in Armando's blog after covering Dolphins, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics practices today.

Tuesday was the second of six offseason practices that will be open to the media. David J. Neal has a story - next to this blog - on the Dolphins being selected to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks, something we mentioned was a possibility in my Sports Buzz blog over the weekend. A few notes from Tuesday's session:

### With David Garrard back home in Jacksonville attending to his storm-damaged home, Matt Moore was the best of the Dolphins' quarterbacks Tuesday, but FAR from perfect. Ryan Tannehill had difficulty in the red zone, overthrowing passes to Clyde Gates and Davone Bess and throwing two interceptions to Reshad Jones.

Moore continued to get more snaps against the first-team defense than Tannehill did, but Tannehill took some of the snaps against the No. 1 defense that Garrard got in last week's sessions.  Tannehill struggled during several of those snaps. Most of his completions Tuesday were screens or short patterns over the middle. His best throw was a terrific sideline throw to Marlon Moore, who beat Arizona State rookie linebacker Shelly Lyons.

Tannehill has shown good touch during previous media availabilities (rookie mini-camp, an OTA day last week), but wasn't sharp Tuesday. No need to worry or fret, but facts are facts.

For more on the quarterback play Tuesday and several other notes (such as what rookie was dropping more passes; the troublesome issue with Clyde Gates, and Tuesday's first-team change on offense), please click here on My Sports Buzz blog:


Here are a few more notes beyond the ones in my Buzz blog:

### Besides Garrard, Reggie Bush also was missing from the voluntary practice, and Joe Philbin refused to discuss it. Bush mentioned on his twitter account on Monday that "Vegas is the Devil," which suggests what he was doing over Labor Day weekend.

### Daniel Thomas opened with the first team in Bush's absence, but Steve Slaton got a lot of work. There weren't many holes for either. Paul Soliai completely swallowed up Slaton on one play. Asked about Thomas, Philbin said he likes his size but then suggested he needs to do a better job in blitz pickup. Thomas was responsible for at least one sack last year.

### Vontae Davis and Brian Hartline were limited and three rookies (Jonathan Martin, Josh Kaddu and Dustin Waldron) were not in attendance because their classes are still ongoing. Richard Marshall, who had been with the first team at cornerback in Davis' absence, missed the last hour of practice after injuring his leg.

Marshall was covering Jeff Fuller on the play and landed awkwardly. He limped around the sideline for a while afterward. Philbin said that before the injury, "I like how Marshall is doing and his progress. Not a lot of talk [from him]. Just a lot of action."

### Jonathan Wade replaced Marshall when Marshall went out, on the opposite side of Sean Smith. But Nolan Carroll got work in the nickel package. Carroll made a nifty play, knocking away a deep pass from Tannehill to Clyde Gates.

### Lamar Miller made another nifty play, taking a screen from Pat Devlin for a score. Miller often stands out when he gets the ball, and it's clear coaches will need to carve out a role for him as a rookie.

### Philbin continues to work Reshad Jones (a favorite to start) with Chris Clemons as the first team safeties, with Jimmy Wilson and Tyrone Culver playing in the nickel package. Clemons was badly beaten on a Moore touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano over the middle.

Safety Tyrell Johnson apparently hasn't done anything to push the starters to this point. But Philbin said he he really  likes how Wilson has adapted in his move back to safety (where he played as a senior at Montana). "Good acceleration, good instincts," Philbin said.

### Philbin has become a big fan of center Mike Pouncey: "Like his quickness. Some centers are [more] stout, but we like the way he moves. Got good awareness in the middle."

### Three long-shot signings who turned heads Tuesday: Maryland rookie defensive back Trenton Hughes, who picked off a Matt Moore pass; Ohio State defensive back Anderson Russell, who poked a ball away from Legedu Naanee to prevent a catch; and Boise State rookie defensive end Jarrell Root, who had a sack.

Arkansas State safety Kelcie McCray, who drew plaudits from Jeff Ireland after rookie mini-camp, blew coverage on a pass from Moore to Davone Bess.

### A Les Brown sighting! The former accountant, who's a strong possibility for the practice squad if he shows much summer, caught a couple passes, including a short one from Tannehill than he ran in for a score. He seems to get upfield quickly after the catch.

###Cam Wake, asked about the quarterbacks: "I hate those guys!"

### The defensive line looked good overall Tuesday, with backup Tony McDaniel batting down a Moore pass. Jamaal Westerman got snaps in the nickel package and was active.

### Moore continues to make considerable use of Charles Clay, who usually finds soft spots in the defense. Make no mistake: Clay will be a valued weapon in this offense.

### Marcus Thigpen, the former CFL standout, participated in kickoff return drills with Clyde Gates and Bess.

For more Dolphins notes, please click on my Sports Buzz blog link above, and check routinely there for Dolphins notes. The next Dolphins practice open to the media is June 11. David J. Neal or I will check in then, and David J. will post any significant news here in the interim.




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Who is going to pay money to watch this crap team?

After dumping a huge relieving bowel movement, I flushed my odin down the toilet.

I'd like to congratulate all of the Trolls. You have done a fine job of chasing away the few constantly annoying bloggers. Some will say the Trolls have ruined the blog. I say you have done a good deed. Let that rat pack stay on those other blogs, this one here will be better without them.


Rick, you will, you read a blog about a crap team, jerk.

to be


What a bunch of fvcking PUKES-LOL!

BTW-Nice job on the interim Mr. Jackson.

Reshad Jones had 3 picks and Clay is looking like a wiley Vet!

I told ya so, now didn't I!

PS: KUDOS INDEED Gaytard Troll! This blog has been up for over 3 hours now and NOT ONE FOOTBALL RELATED POST YET ;)

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Please tell me Metta World Peace's "Happy Labor Day" tweet didn't get to you.

M. Moore catching a pass against a LB means they have him at slot the defense was in zone

**M. Moore catching a pass against a LB means they have him at OR slot the defense was in zone

****M. Moore catching a pass against a LB means they have him at slot the OR defense was in zone

Hey Hey, Riddle me this!

This guy goes to every Dolphins game/practice/training camp/etc, etc. He follows most every player ever so closely. He knows their height/weights/and jock strap sizes.

He knows EVERYTHING their is to know about them physically. He even knows(or has strong opinions)about which ones would be considered handsome by the ladies and which ones would be Dog Bait.

Yet this guy doesn't know the first thing about football. He knows so little about the actual game of football, he couldn't even fake a coherent post on the Dolphins ****FORMER**** no. 1 Sports Blog!

What's the DEAL with this GUY you might ask? How could this be? Does it make any sense?

Only when "THAT GUY" is Armando's VERY OWN:

****Gaytarded Blog Hit Troll****

Take a Bow son(just make sure Lil Smalls ain't sneaking up BEHIND you(if you knows what I mean).


Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Gaytard Troll,

I'll bet you wish you were working for Darlington instead of Armando now, DON'T CHA?


Ooooooooooooow, that's the way I like it LIIIIIIIIIKE IT!

So either they enjoy the circle jerk or just love being arrogant. :)

Posted by: Ohio Dolfan | May 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Arrogant is you who disrespects Armando's request that you not link your name to your blog.

You are pathetic....and a parasite.

Posted by: eel | May 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM


You are the parasite and Armando is the arrogant one. Or at least he was up until he got "Deep Sixed" on the Radio Gig!

He was so arrogant he let a parasite like YOU ruin the blog, while he was busy being/trying to become a Sports Radio Celebrity.

I wonder how all that will workout now? I'm betting he **SUDDENLY CARES(yeah right)**about the GOOD Bloggers he USED to have posting here. To prove it, he comes back, whips out a BIG...........(get your mind out of the gutter-shesh Gaytard)............a BIG can of RAID and "Deep Sixes" your Pitiful Parasitic Arse-LOL.

PS: I wonder how Darlington's doing these days? I wonder if he has any Gaytarded so called "Assistants" that he lets ruin things he worked so hard for?

I wonder if his WIFE knows about his Gaytarded "Assistants"?

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BTW-Your Toilet Bowl Jokes are BRILLIANT!

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuh - ROTFLMFAO!!!!

ValHalla FeeAAG Boy!!!!

Can you believe the oafs over at the circle jerk cafe?

I found this while stalking the......I mean, while lurking there.

odinseye Says:
May 30, 2012 at 2:32 am

Reshad Jones had 3 int’s and Clay is fitting right in!

I’m stoked! Barry Jackson’s “Fill In” for Armando was good, his blog tidbits even better.

Phins 78 is RIGHT once again. Read the Herald and all the news, just skip the comments section. It’s not even worth wading into that cess pool.

At least before you could wade through SiR Gaytards Trolldom for some “Dolphin Talk”. You can’t even do that now, it’s not worth the troubles and most posters have realized.

PS: Jon, don’t let it bother you. Any sane person can see this person is nothing but a very troubled low life schmuck.

PSS: I’m just curious. Armando didn’t care enough about us “Loyalists” to do anything about the garbage. I wonder if he’ll “SUDDENLY” pretend to care now that he’s been knocked down a peg or two(ousted as a Radio Personality)?

I guess **THINKING** he was going to be a celebrity went straight to his head.

Blog Hit Troll is working his but off(and smoking a ton of Meth)trying to keep up the blog hits now that he has chased away the last of the REAL POSTERS!

Nice Work Tardo ;)

I told ya so, didn't I?

Didn't I told ya so?

Ha Ha Ha Ha and a Heh, heh to boot.

What says you?

I weally like it neoooow.

I hate all them guys that talk about girls and football.

Why don't they like talking about how BIG Karlos looks in those tight little stretchies?

You know guys if they would just forget about those biitchy females and try it our way, heh, heh, they NEVER go back. Ha Ha.

It wouldn't be the first home I wrecked. Remember Oscar? Remember when you were to embarrassed to tell anybody? It was soooooooooooo cute.

Your x-wife still hates me. Ha, she hates both of us. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-lol.

FYI in the internet age we can say what we want.

But not on this blog.

Shut up, you ;)

FYI you are UP early this morning.

So am I, heh, heh.

Stop it Boy.

You big tease.

Father like Son and FYI LIKES. Ummmmmmmmmmmmm.........




ODIN.............VERY NICE POSTS LAST NIGHT...............

Who let odin dump out of the cage?

# of prints of the word GAY before odin arrived? 0.
# of prints of the word GAY after odin arrived? 119.

If there are any children reading the blog here, please be careful that you don't step in any dog odin while running around.


Bush better come in dedicated and hungry! If he takes last year for granted, I could see him being replaced by Miller as early as next year! We got a steal with Miller

Miller has a damaged shoulder that is still not healed. He is one hit away from being a bust.

If Reggie Bush doesnt repeat last years performance we;ll be 1-15 ......and win the Matt Barkley sweepstakes.

You can tell several of these posters are sitting in their mothers basement and only posting between masturbation sessions. They are most likely from NJ and are Jet fans. Pigs of the north east.

Go away and make fun of your team. The real crap of the NFL.

Ryan looks like exactly who I thought he was. A second round QB. Might as well kept Henne. Used that #8 on a real impact player instead of overreaching.

Maybe we are sitting in your momma's basement. With your momma. Only posting between...

Valdez, do you stroke it? (Be honest now....)

Mamie Eisenhower is melting on my front lawn.

This blog is ruined...

Ryan looks like exactly who I thought he was. A second round QB. Might as well kept Henne. Used that #8 on a real impact player instead of overreaching.
Posted by: JackSparrow | May 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I hope you're wrong Jack. I think Ryan will be good, but I hate to hear that he looked bad in camp.


Jebediah he didn't see Tannehill in camp, he just read that he missed some passes and can't wait to label him a bust. Ignore him, he does that all the time.

RG3 Missed some passes in the OTA's. Some were way off. Sure glad we didn't trade up for him. Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Marino, Montana, Elway, they never missed passes.

This blog is ruined...

Posted by: GulfDolphin | May 30, 2012 at 01:16 PM

Thank Odin for his endless troll rants and late night endless post submissions. People tire of that nonsense.

This blog is ruined...
Posted by: GulfDolphin | May 30, 2012 at 01:16 PM

Thank Odin for his endless troll rants and late night endless post submissions. People tire of that nonsense.

Posted by: Budo | May 30, 2012 at 01:47 PM

We don't wanna watch no Wrestling match. We like Basketball.


odin got mad as hell yesterday Night, just like YG-DB et al got at Ohio's Blog. I wonder why, nobody provoked him.

Bible study at Ohio's blog tonight at midnight. Bring a glass of warm milk and walk the path of God together with Ohio.

Did anyone catch Armando interviewed by Mike Florio today on PFT? Armando talks so slow and says nothing, he is like a 7 year old George Bush. It appears Mando doesn't have a whole lot of electrodes between the ears.

odin got mad as hell yesterday Night, just like YG-DB et al got at Ohio's Blog. I wonder why, nobody provoked him.

Posted by: oscar canosa | May 30, 2012 at 02:52 PM


And that's surprising?

The guys is a bitter, middle-aged, jobless drunk whose life revolves around making up fantasy tales on message boards.

Can't really expect rationality from a source like that.

hard knocks will be great


Dont you have to be a sado-masochist to still be a Dolphin fan?

an “Egnew” for a #1 Pro Bowl WR = LMAO!

hard knocks will be great

Posted by: dusty bottoms | May 30, 2012 at 03:24 PM


Unlike your worthless posts.

There are no Secrets anymore. Belichick started It.

Not too much Trust in the Media, is there?

Whatever faults they might have, they are from Here, and not from Far Away.


"Lauren Tannehill to appear with Miami Dolphins in HBO series Hard Knocks"

Just google that. I'm not making it up.

How does Joe explain this as a football decision?

Media is so caught up on whether It was a football decision. Who cares.

Ohio don't you have some bible study to attend to? A walk with god?

Ohio, please show us where in the bible it says its cool to steal bloggers from another person's blog who specifically asked you not to?

Remember when the Dolphins were good? Me neither.

This blog is a waste of time now, at least for comments. It used to be you'd see at least an occasional post that was thought out. Now it's 99.9% a bunch of twits who think typing gibberish in a comment section is somehow, what? Humorous? Interesting?

It's just a pointless waste of time for anyone else. That's it. That's all it is. Pathetic ramblings of DEEPLY uninteresting people.

I'm not wasting my time any longer. Not sure if Armando actually reads the blog comments, but, if so: Armando...you're losing the actual football FANS, and soon all you'll have left is the back-of-the-class morons who care more about their petty, pointless little jibs than they do about actual discussion of Miami Dolphins football. If you don't do something--and SOON--that is ALL you will see posted here.

It's already far, far past the point where there is any benefit at all to reading past the blog post itself.

Do you care???

Matthew, are you that naive? Of course they don't care. Why would they?

This blog is very low on the totem pole for the Herald. The blog hits here are so low it is not going to make a dent in advertising at all, not even close. They are basically obligated to have a blog like every other city with an NFL team. They could care less what nonsense goes on here.


It's pretty interesting that you post all friendly with Ohio/Jon on his blog. Over there, you seem like one of the guys. A touch eccentric maybe, but one of the guys.

I said that to say this: I WAS provoked! If you didn't see it, if you weren't "Mad As Hell(as you say)", then there's something wrong. There's just no way around it(unless I'm misunderstanding you terribly. In which case I would be willing to listen to an explanation and possibly even apologize).

There's just no way around it though, if you didn't see it, if you yourself didn't get upset, then YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

I didn't just get upset last night. I'm STILL upset because Lil Smalls and his Merry Band of T-Bag gulping Fee-Aggots are allowed to continuously ruin this blog.

Then YO......I mean, "THEY" have the audacity and nerve(not to mention Hep C infected ignorance)to TRY and blame others for this sad state of affairs.

You talk to Jon like he's your Blogging Brother when you're over there. But yet you see nothing wrong, no reason to get upset over the things these Butt Plugs had to say about his pregnant wife? Or any number of things these Gay Berets have to say about anyones family?

Oscar, I hope I'm wrong. I hope DB/YG and the others were wrong when they say you're one of the main people behind this despicable excuse of a blog!

As I said, I'll apologize and mean it Oscar if I'm unfairly singling you out. But these low life come sucking excuses, these wastes of human skins, these Fee Aggot arse come dumpsters make me wish science had never developed a cure/treatment/vacinations for AIDS!

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