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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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Philbin made the statement all 3 qb's are dead even at least for now in the starting qb competition. Terrible news for Moore and Garrard because if the competition ends in a dead heap Tannehill will be day one qb starter.

Love it or hate it Tannehill sup[porters or not. LOL...

I tend to think Armando's "vacation" is really yet another furlough and he may not have wanted to share that information.

He's loathe to admit it, but the Herald (like a lot of papers) is gradually downsizing and becoming unalterably less profitable and relevant. They likely won't go out of business but a return to their former prominence is something that simply will not be happening.

Sorry to hear he lost the radio gig, although it's not really surprising given the ratings were microscopic.

No more blog, no more radio show. Armando holding bum sign saying "Will work for acorns" is coming to a city near you. Soon and very soon! LOL...

Dan,

Armando's radio show was set up to fail. Who in thier right mind gets up at 6:00 am to listen to a football radio show, fan or not?

Plus, Armando umpteenth times ahs failed to realize, he lost 90% of would be radio talk show fanbase amongst his bloggers alone. He treats his bloggers like an afterthought. But little does he realize, outside of those who blog here, virtually no one's even heard of Armando. Not even in Miami.

Just ask any7one in Miami that has never blog here if theyve ever heard of Armando Saguero and to a man or woman, you'll get a resounding no. Im serious! LOL

Good evening DyingFlipperYesterdaysBreedFlopperGone.

Phins78 is over on god boy's blog having a long conversatoin with himself, and then was asking around for odin! Can you believe that? Somebody looking to converse with that deranged creature?

Basically, Armando's a legend in his own mind. The Miami area fanbase validated this with his extremely poor radio ratings. His head was much larger than his local popu8larity or name.

Armando's only shot at success was deep seeded in how well the masses whom blog here recieved and have been recieved by him. He gravely overestimated his popularity and familiarity locally based on a football blog not great many of local area Dolfans read anyway.

Still, I have feeling when and if he returns to blof wtiting here, that super-sized ego of his will still be of considerable mass.

The Sun Sentinel seems so confident the Herald is dying, theyre now charging to read Dolphin related and written articles on thier website. Imagine now having to pay to read the crappy sports writing over there.

The Sun Sentinel seems so confident the Herald is dying, theyre now charging to read Dolphin related and written articles on thier website. Imagine now having to pay to read the crappy sports writing over there.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | May 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM

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Good point.
We can read your crap for free.

Omar writes like a dumb, black religous dude with dreadlocks, really dumb and clueless. Hmm, come to think of it...

Garrard was busy eating people's faces off under overpasses.

Can't stop me from posting :)

madabouthome Says:
June 1st, 2012 at 8:30 am

Philbin on @JoeRoseShow this morning on Tannehill’s performance in QB battle: “I think it’s very close. … When going pp, He’s holding his own very much.”
“Otherwise he forced many throws, over threw wide open WRs and threw three more INTS which is what Tanny is renown for ”

“The remarkable thing is Tanny rushing with the ball, it’s truly amazing that he goes untouched, might have something to do with the bright red shirt Tanny wears in practice though” lol

smh

Where's odin? Another binge?

Joe Philbin is SOOOOOO HANDSOME!

Reggie Bush & Garrard jumped ship and CB Davis quit

off to a good start

smh

LOL @ 10:03....

AWSOME!!!!!

BOYCOTT THE DOLPHINS UNTIL IRELAND IS FIRED! WE'RE TIRED OF THE LOSING! HELP MAKE A CHANGE!

Stephen Ross is planning on honoring Tim Tebow again this year when the Jets come to town.

Welcome back to Home On The Herald!

Also welcome back to Homey D. Clown!

I missed my mornings and Coffee Talk w Home.

coffee was always more enjoyable with Home,although many times I would spit it out in insane laughter.

I laugh so hard during Happy Hour with Home that my belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly ;)

Often when fishing, i search the radio for Home calling in and doing 3 or 4 different voices of an acid crazed face eating dolfan, a stoned vagrant with a Ricky Williams jersey breaking up the cannibalistic attack, a vegetarian school teacher witnessing the attack and offering the attacker broccoli or a meatless burger instead and cop w urine stained trousers futilely screaming into his 2-way radio that Hannibal does in fact exist.

It's nice to choke down a lil weed while kickin back fishing and getting entertained by the multi personlity, right outta his mind shock blogger

Did Shock Blogger Home really post pics of the Hindenburg crowd running for their lives with death curling screams as it exploded and the horrified viewers watching the Space Shuttle explode in Florida as an analogy of Miami Dolfan spectators while watching a
2012 home game?

I think Home has once again pushed the limits of blogging?

Home has been banned in 37 countries and 472 blogs to date

unreal, yet I cannot look away!

Ross has made a mockery of this team.

Worst pro team in any sport in Florida = Miami Dolphins

Worst pro team in any sport in Florida = Miami Dolphins

Posted by: MJ | June 01, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Worst blogger on any blog in Florida = MJ

Dolphins sign Lamar Miller to a 4 year deal. Let's hope he becomes a major weapon with his speed.

Ohio Dolfan SMH

It's called a bowl haircut or the Moe look and it's very common in the gay community.

Yeah, we can all read the headlines

Keeping Omar around is good for my image.

It's easy to soar ahead like an eagle when you're surround by buzzards.

Omar meet me for one of those tuity fruity sugary African American feminine drinks after work, ok?

Yo! Tupac rules! Wasup my Nigga!

If the Lord says go, I gos

You feel me, bro?

I gotz to train with my hommie Brandon Marshall at 5,
B-Marsh has gotto spot me on the bench and then weez spinnin in south Beach and checkin sum big butts.

Wasup! gttgtgtgtg

Omar, you don't work out and spend most of the day eating oranged floured meat patties. Come on back out with us girls and lets get a pedi!

Gutz to bench press with Jake Long afta i arm wrestle Burnett.Man da playas luvs me.

Omar, come dance in your underwear with us

"Oh what a feeling, to be dancing on the ceiling"

Nother tuity fruity drink, Omar?

C'mon Sugar Britches!

As plannend by the NWO
The world's economic outlook darkened on Friday as reports showed U.S. employment growth slowing sharply, Chinese factory output barely growing and European manufacturing falling deeper into malaise.

In a shock that sent global markets into a dive, the U.S. economy added just 69,000 new shitty and temporary jobs in May, less than half what analysts expected. Readings for the prior two months were also revised down, while the unemployment ] rate rose for the first time in almost a year, to 8.2 percent

Of course real unemployment factoring in those that dont qualify for unemployment, dont register with the government or work under the table and are out of work or have given up all together brings the real unemployment total in the USA to 34 percent.

The propaganda figure the government uses is onpy those people the government mails an unepmloyment check to

Any simple stupid jack arse knows real unemployment is much higher than the people receiving a free check number

Home tells us that the path of least resistance is lower, simply due to momentum. “I would expect to see Facebook drop for a while – because now people who were disappointed are getting out.”

D Thomas gets cut after the season. Thanks Ireland

Home
Who do you think starts at quarterback Garrard the bus boy, Tannehill the valet parker or Moore the sous chef?

Paul,
Certainly u have to go with the sous chef

A good sous chef is much harder to replace than a bus boy or valet parker

Heck, even stoner Walker used to valet cars during the Summer for extra pot money

Paul,
Tell Walker
Home will buy him a beer, but nothing illegal :)

Make it light beer. Walker is getting fat.

odin is over at ohio's blog ruining it up, what a case that guy is. Beverly Hills would instantly turn into a slum if he walked through it.

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