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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:

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/

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.

--- BARRY JACKSON

 

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This Jackwad talks about disobeying Armando? ROTFLMAO!

Like Armando is some commanding figure in anybody's life-LOL!

Wipe Lil Smalls off your lips and listen up Herpe Fandango!

Did it ever occur to you that the rest of us don't slurp on Armando's "Lil Friend" for Meth Money?

Disobeying Armando?

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
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DISCLAIMER: I know this isn't as bad, nor degenerately clueless as a Loco Cross Dressing Cork Sucker wishing death upon and innocent women and her unborn child, but I'm trying.

It ain't easy trying to be as sleazy as a Hep infested, herpes spreading "Macho Sissy" Fee-Agg like Lil Smalls and his Merry Band of She-Male Poonta's.

May your boyfriends stab you in the face with something other than their corks tonight ;)

Hard knock storyline: The old vet, trying to beat out the upcoming Moore who's trying to trying to hold off a top 10 draft pick.

Ohhhh My, I See odin poop is on again.
When will you dissappear.
PLEASE.

Congrats to Home.Good call on lat nights Heat victory.

I will say this one more time, just for clarity, and because many have obviously missed it.

Two points.

1. I do think it is contradictory for Ohio to say he is a man of God, but then at the same time come onto Armando blog to pilfer his bloggers, ESPECIALLY, when Armando advised him it was not cool to advertise his blog here. It shows a lack of character and integrity. I peeked over at Ohio's blog, and 100 percent of those bloggers (all five of them) he got from here. Armando earned his followers, Ohio stole his followers.

2. Those comments about Ohio's pregnant wife often follow my posts, but they are not me. It is someone faking me to make me look bad. It may be one of Ohio's disciples doing it, but I don't know. In any event, nobody is really saying that stuff, it is just someone saying things to provoke others, and they have succeeded since many of you still get bent out of shape over it. Someone obviously doesn't like my criticism of Ohio.

To odineye,

I guess many don't have the guts to defend homosexuals out of fear of being considered gay too. I could care less who likes who. Your incessant homophobic rant is simply deplorable on all levels. Why take your problems out on them? What did they do to you? You are obviously a person filled with tons of hatred. Maybe you hate yourself?

HARD KNOCKS...

THE THIRD QB OF THE DRAFT...

BOY! WE WENT FROM BAD TO WORST.

I want to recommend something to you eel. I have not been involved in this brouhaha, however, I'm a long-time poster here (probably one of the most tenured posters). I also post at Ohio's blog (just to put everything on the table). Mando/Ohio, frankly, I could care less WHO runs the blog. I come to blogs like these to talk about the Miami Dolphins. I like football. I love this team. I enjoy discussing this topic with others (like-minded or not).

Just so you know, Ohio didn't STEAL me. Mando LOST me (yeah, yeah, I'm here posting now. But check the records, I haven't been here in awhile). And the reason he lost me is because of posters like YOU. I come from time to time to read what's been happening here, and like Phins said the other day, it's a waste to post here anymore. Because more so than not, ALL THAT'S DISCUSSED HERE IS NONSENSICAL DRIVEL. It's trolls hating on Ohio (which is funny, if he's gone, you should be happy and go on with your merry way, but you all just continue to talk about the guy, showing you only really care to hate on Ohio, and do not care at all to discuss the Dolphins).

Why don't you forget about Ohio and just talk about football? Have you trolls thought that maybe you can start a NEW, FRESH blog here without those posters you don't like? And wouldn't it be a credit to you all if the posters who moved on to Ohio's blog come back because the discussion here is that enticing and interesting? You guys would become stars. You would show that you were deeper than your superficial posts, and really DID want a venue to talk shop about the Dolphins.

But, as ANYONE with eyes can see any time of the day or night here, that's really not anyone's M.O. The dirty secret is you trolls don't care about football, or the Dolphins (at least that's not your first priority). Your first priority is to continue your nonsense, and I think many of you (or it might just be the same 3-4 idiots) are thrilled just to destroy the blog (that's why I believe most of you trolls are fans of other teams, if you even watch football).

Also, I'm willing to bet any amount of money that's how MOST of the "usual" posters feel. And that's why they no longer come here. And while they are discussing football over at Ohio's blog, you trolls can sit here satisfied, cackling like some old hens (salute to Rocko), whining about Ohio like the kids who weren't picked for the team to play in the pick-up game, fat and happy you cleared the blog of any sensible, respectable discussion of the Dolphins.

You should be proud of yourselves. Too bad you can't enjoy winning (since your entire existence embodies trolling on good, honest posters, and now that there are none left here, all you can do is put your nose to Ohio's window and look in and wish you could join the scene so you can destroy that community too).

4 12 at best... Irelands gone by the end of season...

"Just so you know, Ohio didn't STEAL me. Mando LOST me" DC Dolfan.

Not true, you would never have found Ohio's blog if he hadn't blatantly disregarded Armando's request not to advertise here. He stole you, you are stolen property LOL. Ohio has done nothing to EARN anything. Why are these so called religious faithfuls always the biggest hypocrites?


"And the reason he lost me is because of posters like YOU" DC Dolfan.


All I can say to that is you are one weak, frail individual if you run away so easily. Why don't you make a contribution instead of defending Ohio who lacks integrity and character? So many of you defend Ohio because he plays God and censors his blog to fit you puritan types afraid to swim in the real world.

If this blog was that big a part of your life, dude you need a new life. Nobody will miss you. Ohio needs you more than we do. Have fun with his five fans and odin, LOL

We only Watch, and Think.

Those of you who want to call me a troll or whatever, hey that is your right, I support it. Have at it.

But too many of you WUSSIES need to think about how many American soldiers died fighting for Freedom of Speech, our First Amendment. Yet you SISSIES want narrow minded bible thumpers like Armando and Ohio to censor the blogs? Once you go down that road it never ends. You will have all kinds of people with totally different philosophies than yourself deciding what you can and can't read. IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT? You want others in control of your destiny? Easy solution, move to Iran or Saudi Arabia.


DC and the others clamoring for censorship should be ashamed of yourselves. To even suggest it is Un-American. Don't be afraid of the real world, don't hide from it, join it and make it better.

"Don't be afraid of the real world, don't hide from it, join it and make it better."

Too bad your not following your own advice. The blog ISN'T better. It's a joke. Like you. You talk all this nonsense about freedom of speech. And religious faithfuls and puritans. Dude, you're barking up the wrong tree there. Believe that. The only one who sounds fundamentalist is you (and I mean that in the crazy way).

If Ohio censors (which I don't know if he does) I trust he does so for silly posts attacking other posters. Because that's a game that leads nowhere. And breaks down the conversation and leads it to ways that don't ever get resolved.

See, there's freedom of speech, and there's also a desire to EVOLVE. Blogs are in their infant stage, rules are just being made on the fly. It's like driving. You follow simple rules (stop red, green go)not because you believe in some higher power, you follow them because otherwise there would be chaos and accidents everywhere and then you wouldn't be able to get anywhere!

That's what blogs like these SHOULD be. Just places people can come, discuss, debate, sure, hear differing opinions, but not be attacked personally or have school-yard petty arguments, or have to go through pages of nonsense before you get to ONE POST ABOUT FOOTBALL! This is a DOLPHINS blog after all.

And this blog deteriorated. So an ambitious poster decided to create his own blog. Talk about UN-AMERICAN. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? Entrepreneurism is what DRIVES capitalism. And capitalism drives the USA! We can debate the good and bad in economic systems all day, but you see, you're gung-ho USA attitude gets completely shot down when you hate on a guy for using his own intellect and know-how to create something out of nothing.

I'm not stroking Ohio, I'm impressed with ANYONE'S entrepreneurial spirit. That's how our economy has grown through the years. My point is, he's gone, he's doing his thing. But you're still here now. So what do you think about Matt Moore, think he's hold off Garrard? Any worries that B.J. Cunningham has had lots of drops in OTAs so far? Lamar Miller's looking good, isn't he? Psyched to see what he does in Sept?

And if you're hating on Ohio for stealing an idea what do you think about Wendy's, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Elvis and the Beatles? I mean, you can't copyright a football blog. Anyone can have one. And companies advertise to their competitors' clientele all the time. It's called free enterprise. Look it up. Your understanding of the matter sounds more like how it is controlled in places like Saudi Arabia (ironic, no?).

The blog stinks because the team stinks.

I will stay out of it today.

But you'd be surprised how little I actually "censor". Basically never. Just a few times some attacks have come in toward me and my family from FYI and other trolls, other than that "freedom" of speech is fully respected.

Lastly, I have never spoke publicly about my faith in either of the blogs, you guys went into my personal profile to find that. I'm not ashamed of it but I bet you a million dollars you can't find me pushing it on or eve talking about it on either blog.

Thought I'd clear up the fabrications you are attempting

Why would anyone go to an Ohio blog for Dolphin info?

DC, I hate nobody. I am merely against those that eschew integrity for their own benefit. I'm not afraid to speak up. You are not even attacking the right poster. Many of those that don't think of themselves as trolls do more to pollute the blog than others. You know who I mean. I admit I am glad Ohio has dragged some of them away from here.

Ohio above states how little he censors, well that means he censors. Little is all relative anyway, when does little become too much? I say a little is already too much. I am not for censorship on any level, anywhere with anything.

Bad words and bad ideas will only hurt the image of those using them. Hiding them only reinforces the idea we need to censor. Leave it all open and it all will work out in the wash. Saying the 'bad' words enough and they no longer sound bad, oppress them only serves to make them worse. Censoring is evil and unjust and against our own Constitution.

Congrats to Home.Good call on lat nights Heat victory.

Posted by: Monte | May 31, 2012 at 07:03 AM

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Monte = Home

HARD KNOCKS...

THE THIRD QB OF THE DRAFT...

BOY! WE WENT FROM BAD TO WORST.

Posted by: JUSTIN CREDIBLE | May 31, 2012 at 07:35 AM

Kinda like your posts.

Dolphins = Garbage

DC knows nothing about anything. He just thinks he does.

13-3

God DC you are such a flippin' tool.

Ohio's blog is literally five or six guys in a circle jerk. I really don't think I'd compare it to a giant corporate entity or the capitalist economic model!

Ohio's blog is literally five or six guys in a circle jerk. I really don't think I'd compare it to a giant corporate entity or the capitalist economic model!

Posted by: Vic Tanny | May 31, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Five or six guys and Odin.

This blog is literally five or six trolls in a circle jerk

Ohio's circle jerk club:

JS
DC
odin gaylord bwaaaaah
kris
phins78

Nobody we miss here.

Ohio's circle jerk club:
JS
DC
odin gaylord bwaaaaah
kris
phins78
Nobody we miss here.
Posted by: Good Riddance :) | May 31, 2012 at 01:11 PM

Yeah man, it would be a super bummer to have people around here that actually talked football and had solid discussions.

I for once called out Ohio for being a scumbage but will never personally attack his family, not my style. As far as his sausage party, maybe Jon enjoy readind posts only from his circle jerks.

The Herald can't possibly have a circle jerk.........it's the same guy that keeps changing his name

LOL @ 1:42.....

Yeah man, it would be a super bummer to have people around here that actually talked football and had solid discussions.

Posted by: thavafin | May 31, 2012 at 01:35 PM

Solid discussions with Odin Gaylord? Now that is an oxymoron.

LOL @ 1:53.....

I hate to say it and it may not be "popular" but I doubt Joe Philbin is will be any better then Tony Sparano. That being said, I think the majority of the blame for the teams failure goes on Jeff Ireland who has failed to acquire any talent in the draft, and has alienated FA's,agents, prospective coaches, media, and fans, with the Dez Bryant incident and his classless body of "work".

Strongly disagree DC
I think the fact that we still bring up the Dez Bryant thing is indicative of the lack of material people actually have to bash Ireland with.
But thats just like, my opinion man.

Didnt Ireland lie to Yeremiah Bell and to his agent?

Every time a team releases a player before their contract ends could it not also be considered lying?

Ryan is starting. They already rigging the QB competition.

“I think it’s very close,” Philbin told Rose. “I think it’s very close. I think they all bring different attributes to the table. I will say that the room itself, the quality of the individuals in the room, I think is excellent."

There is zero ways that Ryan is even close to Moore or Garrard after 5 or 6 OTA's.

Then Philbin goes on to say this.

“And then we’ve got a young guy (Tannehill) that has some familiarity with the offense but not a lot of familiarity with the NFL game. But he’s holding his own, very much so. So it’s been a good competition so far.”

This is horse apples!!!!!!!!! They already rigging it. Hard Knocks wouldn't be Hard Knocks if Ryan and his Wife doesn't start.

Ron Son,

Yup. On a phone call Ireland verbally quaranteed a roster spot to Bell's agent(Rosenhaus) 4 days before cutting him.

Moore is starting. Ross already said so.

That's actually a good point.

I see plenty of talent on this team. Great RB's, great oline now. QB will work itself out. Do some of you ever think how Hartline or Bess or the other WRs would have looked with Manning or Rodgers throwing to them? With our previous oline and coaching, no WR would have shined on this team, not to mention with throwing Henne too.

Ireland on his own now is doing a good job despite some questionable misses in earlier drafts.

eel said something about football!!!

whoa said nothing about nothing. Now watch him fake me and say something mean.............

LOL @ 1:53.....

Posted by: Kris | May 31, 2012 at 01:55 PM

and another name change for you.....over the past few weeks you have been on a brutal pace of trolling and talking to yourself HOME/OSCAR.......

you and all those voices in your head are EASILY among the most pathetic things I have ever witnessed on the net.....go outside and find some friends....or join a book club...go to the gym....there has to be a group of people that you are not SOCIALLY AWKARD around....go to a comic book convention....or Star Wars..or Star Trek......go hang out @ the peep show place.....do SOMETHING....ANYTHING.....besides sitting in front of your computer hitting REFESH day and night......

I'm excited to see if Tannehill pans out. I use to like Garrard when he was with Jacksonville and would like to see him return to form and win the starting job but Tannehill is getting paid too much money to sit on the bench.

Irescum is 6-10 without Parcells.

MJ is JackSparrow Pricemaster LoadSwallower

HBO is reporting only 3 of the 250 Dolphin fans have ordered HBO since the announcement.

There's plenty of good Dolphin sites out there with TONS of posters. No idea whay anyone would be fixated on this one or (especially) Ohio's laughable collection of nitwits.

I think with a little time Tannehill is going to rise to the occasion and take over by mid season. He has too much potential to stay on the bench any longer than that.

HBO?, HBO?, we don't need no HBO here, We KNOW.

MJ--I really think it all depends on a combination of how the team is doing along with Tannehill's learning curve.

If they are out of any contention by 9 or 10 games in and feel Tannehill can handle the demands, then sure, why not?

If the team is playing reasonably well and/or they feel he would benefit more by sitting and learning rather than taking a beating, I wouldnt expect to see him much (if any) in 2012.

I'm fine with it either way. No expectation on my part that Tannehill will be a significant producer for the team this year. Going past that, yes. He's pretty raw even iof the upside may be huge.

my dinner,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

SWORDFISH
PESTO FLATBREAD PIZZA

KEY LIME CHEESE CAKE.......

MJ, Tannehill was nothing special in college. He lost 6 games as a senior. When does a a QB that lost 6 games his senior year get drafted in the 1st rd? Has it ever happened?

You will see eel, you will see what the coaches and scouts saw, in time. Not day 1.

I'm not getting HBO. I've wasted plenty of money on this team already. Went to 5 games the last 2 years all losses. I still root for the team but no more money on them.

John, nice blog name.

Looks like Armando's radio show has hit the skids and it looks now they have have relieved him of his blog too. However, it seems the Herald has allowed him him to keep his twitter acct, for now at least. LOL

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