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Sorry about the relative lateness of this posting. Both Barry Jackson and I have had problems with the TypePad mobile site so this post got delayed by my run from Doral Golf Resort & Country Club (no, I wasn't getting in 18, yes, it was work -- see my FIU blog soon over at http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fiusports) down to New Chinatown for a week's worth of Chinese food.

So you've probably already read elsewhere -- maybe even on my Twitter feed, http://twitter.com/DavidJNeal -- that the Dolphins signed Univesity of Miami running back Lamar Miller to a four-year deal this afternoon. Miller, a fourth-round pick, is the sixth Dolphins draft pick to sign. Remaining: Ryan Tannehill, Olivier Vernon and Michael Egnew. 

If you haven't read it elsewhere, you just did here and thank you for reading.

Armando will be back from vacation sometime in June. Or July.

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All Irelands pick suck and wouldn't make the practice squad on any other team.


We will be 4 and 12 as long as Ross and Ireland are here.


I hope I die soon because life is so miserable.

Doesn't it irk you when the neighbors walk their dogs and let them drop a huge odin right in front of your home? It's just not right.

4-12 sounds about right without Marshall.

I ALREADY told you. Begging won't do you any good and it's too late to apologize.

I'm NOT contributing to your delinquency.

PS: Poop jokes?

C'Mon Man!!!!

Ohio gets free advertising here.

He gets to advertise to a troll and his moronic troll "friend".

Not exactly a blockbuster deal for Ohio.

I'm sure glad the Sentinel is charging now, it's one less stop I have to make online.

FYI,

For once I completely agree with you.

Free advertising? Here?

LOL, I barely even "Lurk" here anymore.

With all the "Potty Humor" and whatnot, can you blame a guy?

I barely even "Lurk" here anymore.

With all the "Potty Humor" and whatnot, can you blame a guy?

Posted by: odinseye | June 02, 2012 at 03:42 PM


It's a start. Now see if you can change 'barely' into 'never'.

Home
Any prediction on Sunday’s Heat vs Celtics game?

This series now is very hard for me to gauge who will be the Victor
As of now u have made me big money on the Pacers vs Heat game 6
as u came up w the exact Winner and exact point spread of the Heat by 12

U also gave me the winner of game 1 and game 2,
posting it would be the Heat

and then u saved me money on game 3
i was going to ride the tide and bet on the Heat again

However u posted that the Smart Money Would not bet on the Heat Friday

…. so i didn’t bet on the Heat

Please
Can u give us info on Sunday’s outcome Heat vs Celts?

much appreciated,

your pal,
Alfred

Ohio got all his bloggers from adverting for free here.

Armando got fired for allowing Ohio to advertise for free.

Odin,

FYI, Phag78 was desperately looking for you yesterday. I hope you were able to hook up with him.

Mike,

Lamar Miller will be far more productive then D Thomas because Thomas stinks.

MARLINS 4 PHILLIES 3 6th inning

Alfred E. Newman = Home
Home = Useless POS.

Philbin = Cameron

Think Philbin is a good practice coach at OC and a great football guy to sit down with at Dunkin Donuts and have a coffee and chat some football

However Philbin has absolutely 0 experience on game day in the NFL as an OC calling plays and absolutely 0 experience as an NFL HC

Philbin is competing w HOF & multi SB winning coach Belichick and a steller defensive draft to compliment the SB runner up team, Rex Ryan who has brought his team to 2 AFC Championship games in the last 3 yrs is now teamed w OC Sparano w winning QB/FB Tebow and excellent deep threat WR Hill as well as the best DE pass rusher in the 2012 Draft, and
The Bills have vastly improved in FA in the off season, esp in pass rush w Williams and Anderson, If FitzMagic gets back to his winning form and the NFL’s leading rusher(prior to injury) is healthy again then the Bills will also be a contender

Alfred looks objectively at the whole AFC east big picture

and believes Philbin will be good chalk board coach as the fish will have a cute little team to play on the playground on Sundays

Posted by: Home on the Herald

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very week that you Jet fans dont have blogs of your own and have to be a troll on dolphin blogs, Just like you dont have a stadium of your own ... and LOL the same jets that got wooped by the Fins to close out the season and not make the playoffs..LOL... the same Jets that "went to the afc championship game but couldn't deliver! ...LOL... when's the last time you got to hang a banner in GIANT stadium ? and how many do you have? maybe 2 or 3 banners ..LOL i find it funny, that you "ALMOST" went to the super bowl but have nothing to show for it! NO AFC east championship!out of the 25 years of the Jets existence you can only call yourselves AFC champions or super bowl champions ONE TIME way back in the day probably before any of you Jet fans were born.. Good luck rooting for your hopeless team that is considered one of the worst teams of all time and is at the bottom of the League in championships.

FACE PUNCHED.

THIS is our year.
WOW what a draft.
We will win the AFC east.
We go undefeated.
Tannehill breaks Marino's Record.

WAA, WAA, WAA, WAA.

ALL the same old BS. THIS team is NO better off then they were the past few seasons.

If you have been a lifer Dolphin fan like I am been there (above) done that just like you all have.

Come into the season with GREAT expectations only to be punched in the face when reality shows up. Be prepared for another face punch as that's what's coming.

You all that feel that this draft as well as all the other drafts that this POS THE SCOUT Ireland has done was god are the same ones with rabbit ears by now.

Ireland cant pick a player if his life depended on it. This draft SUCKED. ZERO Play makers and ZERO starters. If these draftees were picked by any other team they at best will be bench warmers.

If these players were "that great" believe me, some OTHER team ahead of us would have drafted them.

Reality is King and I give Philbin all my support as he deserves it but I have my mouthpiece in and ready for the punch year after year after year.

Ireland cant pick a player if his life depended on it. This draft SUCKED. ZERO Play makers and ZERO starters. If these draftees were picked by any other team they at best will be bench warmers.

Posted by: NY "G" | June 02, 2012 at 05:50 PM

Dude, you have serious issues. No starters? Just bench warmers on another team?

You are good at one thing I can see, and that is making yourself look stupid.

Klause,

Get your mouth piece ready pal. Starters one THIS team are bench warmers on the other teams in the league.

Come look me up by game 7 when the season is over for the Dolphins and let me know how great those starters were.

Could Ross/Ireland have found a worse HC? LOL

Some of you are so utterly clueless you don't even deserve a response. Your hatred for Ireland clouds all rational thinking. You rant on as though Ireland works in a cave far away from his staff. If you want to criticize the draft, go ahead, but just realize that Ireland, the scout team AND the coaches all work together.

So don't single out Ireland, make yourselves look even dumber by implying your useless milligram of no NFL experience armchair football knowledge is superior to the ENTIRE staff.

Klause,

It is wise to know who you are talking about when you are protecting Ireland. I wont waste my time informing you about that unqualified person occupying the GM office. Go investigate his experience and then you just may come to reality who the Dolphin have with a title of GM really is.

funny how Ny"G" is now a Giant fan and hides from the fact that he is really a Jet fan! Can you say fair weathered fan? got news for everybody on here Giant fans don't go out of their way to talk smack about the Fins. unless they are really Jet fans

Irescum is the WORST GM in the league.

NYG wake up dude. You honestly think Philbin and Sherman had no input whatsoever on the draft? And you think they are totally incompetent too? And what makes you any more knowledgeable than a snail?

Most of you would call any draft a bust if we didn't land one of Kipers top 3 prospects. You guys are ridiculous.

If you think our last 2 drafts yielded nothing but bench warmers then you are only too happy to be miserable. It really is that simple.

jeffrow,

Funny how people like YOU make assumptions about me being a Giant Fan or jet fan.

Also.. I will talk "smack" about whatever I deem pleases me just as you just did about me. There are thousands of Dolphin fans who all believe that the team owner, GM SUCK. If you LOVE them all more power to you kid and I take no exceptions with your freedom to choose to but just because I don't like what's going on with the team does not make me a jet or Giant fan.

BTW.. WE Dolphins should be inspired to be as classy as the Giants organization. The Giants are classy, smart and most of all WORLD CHAMPIONS and Patriot KILLERS which makes ME happy.

If an Irescum team(without Parcells), EVER went 8-8 they'd throw a parade!!!!!!!

Take a look around the league and the NFL HOF and you will see how many mid round picks became solid players if not HOF'rs, and how many early rounders were average or busts.

Some of you could watch the game for 92 years and still forget that most really great players still need time to develop, and often the ones that come into the league with the highest expectations fall short.

Not one of you could get any team in the NFL to pay even a penny that is how much you know.

Irescum has more BUSTS then Dolly Parton!!

Klause,

Believe me I AM awake and been awake for many years with the Dolphins. Philbin as i said earlier deserves a chance and I support him 100%. As for your assumption that Philbin and Sherman had input on the draft is out there. Ireland makes ALL the decisions as that's his MO. If you watched the draft clips when they picked Tannehill who was jumping up and down like kids back slapping? Deputy Doggy owner Ross and Ireland.


Like I said. Come look me up at game 7 and let me know how great those starters are that were drafted.

You don't have to like what i write but you choose to come on here attacking my post as if YOU are the only person that has the freedom to write and the rest of us are minions.

NYG, its fine to be critical, but it's another to just completely refute that Ireland has made some good acquisitions and the core of this team is in far better shape now than it has been for a very long time.

Why don't you do your homework and look at the last two drafts of all of last years playoff teams and stack them up to Irelands. You will see GM's around the league have made their share of mistakes and bad picks too.

why would they be miserable if our draft picks were all bench warmers Klause? thats what NYG is hoping for. considering he isn't a Fin fan. and if jeff ireland isn't a good GM ... how come if he was fired almost all the teams in the league would be looking for his services. If you ask most of the coaches/GM's in the league. they would tell you that Jeff is smart and very good at his Job ... don't fall into the haters traps... they just try to work up dolphin fans because we have more championships and knocked them out of going to the playoffs last year. and continue to beat them and make them look like fools! What championship has Sexy-Rex won for your team? Nothing!!! hasn't even gotten yall a AFC east championship! nothing!! Surprised he is still a coach in the league. wont be one after Tebow and coach saprano makes him look like a idiot and put them back at the bottom of the AFC east!

Like I said. Come look me up at game 7 and let me know how great those starters are that were drafted.

Posted by: NY "G" | June 02, 2012 at 06:16 PM


And that right there is your problem. You like so many here have completely unrealistic expectations that all picks should be playing like pro bowlers in 7 games. It rarely works that way. Elway didn't look any good until very late in his first season, well beyond game 7. Players like Cris Carter, Rich Gannon, Plunket and a whole long list didn't look very good for the first few years. It takes time for players, a team, the coaches to all come together.

We have a completely new coaching staff. In the last 3 years we have had 3 different OC's and 3 different DC's. Lot's of constant changes make it hard for a team to develop. Not all of that is Irelands fault.

Ireland may make the final call but sorry it's just pure ignorance to think he was not working closely with the HC he just hired along with his coaching staff.


So you will be happy to be miserable that by week 7 we are not on the road to the SB. Maybe you will be lucky and Costco will have a sale on tissue paper for your tears.

and NY "G" quit trying to hide from facts.. fact 1: you aren't a Fin fan ... fact 2: your team sucks ... fact3: get your facts st8 before you come on here and hate! ... call me a boy all you want but i am almost certain i have more years on you KID!

Hey, I could care less about Ireland and the Dez Bryant interview. I could care less about his personality. I think he became the fall guy for the total abortion that was on Parcells and Sparano. It was those two that did the most damage. Now that they are cleared out, I like what I am seeing.

jeffrow,

Listen kid.. I been a Fin fan before you were even a wink. Benn through it since the AFL merger. AFL means American Football league kid. The Dolphins merged with the NFL and I was even a fan back to Dolphin Coach Wilson days.

So to call me a jet fan or any other fan you are ill informed. And for the record.. I LIKE the Giants and what Dolphin wouldn't? The Giants are patriot Killers and saved our undefeated record and beat them twice in the Superbowl. If that doesn't make you happy like I am I don't know what will.


Listen Boy! i know what AFL means! I've been a fan sense way back then as well.. if your a dolphin fan you're certainly not a very good one. i still think i'm a way lot older than you Kid!

Last year the Falcons sold the farm for the play maker Julio Jones. He was basically invisible. Maybe he will be great one day, but he wasn't great in 7 weeks. There are only 1000 more examples like that. Griese, Brees, the list goes on and on.

Critical thinking is fine, but it has to be tempered with realistic expectations, otherwise its nothing but being hateful for the sake of being hateful.

Ireland was saddled between Parcells and Sparano for his first 2 to 3 years, that is quite an obstacle to deal with on many levels. I'm not saying he will be a star GM, but I am saying he may have that potential and deserves more time now that he has the freedom he needs and a more competent coaching staff.

Ok, my point is made and my rant is over :)

and your a lier! Ny G .. the dolphins weren't in the AFL! they became a team when the merger happened! now i know your lying !

We have a completely new coaching staff. In the last 3 years we have had 3 different OC's and 3 different DC's. Lot's of constant changes make it hard for a team to develop. Not all of that is Irelands fault.

Posted by: Klause | June 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM

Klause,

And you are backing my point up. WHO has been in control of this team with the title of GM since Parcells arrived???

Exactly. Discipline and experienced GM, owners don't waste millions and millions and lose their fan base to the point that Sun Life is empty due to all the terrible mistakes, drafts over the years.

This team lost it's identity since Shula and marino. They have been searching for the next Shula which will never happen again and the next Marino.

Ireland and this owner are an embarrassment to the NFL and to it's fan base. and ireland needs to be fired as he is not even qualified to be a scout as he was fired from the KC Chiefs as a scout and was hired as a scout with the Cowboys and promoted to GM by parcells. You don't go from a fired scout who sucked to a GM and when you do, the obvious results occur as has with the team. Chaos.


and your a lier! Ny G .. the dolphins weren't in the AFL! they became a team when the merger happened! now i know your lying !

Posted by: jeffrow | June 02, 2012 at 06:40 PM

That is priceless.

have a nice evening.


Ireland was saddled between Parcells and Sparano for his first 2 to 3 years, that is quite an obstacle to deal with on many levels. I'm not saying he will be a star GM, but I am saying he may have that potential and deserves more time now that he has the freedom he needs and a more competent coaching staff.

Ok, my point is made and my rant is over :)

Posted by: Klause | June 02, 2012 at 06:39 PM


Great debating with you and let's hope for the best this season.

Have a great evening.

It sure is NYG fan! you said you were a Dolphin fan sense thet were in the AFL ... Priceless... LOL

NYG

Now come on. Time to get real. Do you REALLY think Ireland had complete say over Parcells and Sparano? He most likely had no say. Also, Armando has confirmed that Parcells was responsible for two of the drafts.

You conveniently forget that Ross inherited this mess at it's peak. He's cleaned up the mess in my view.


Seriously, try to be at least a teeny tiny bit objective. You are not. Your mission is to hate and blame Ireland at any cost and not acknowledge any of the positives. You are off the deep end to an extreme.

The core of this team is better today than it has been for a very long time.

jeffrow,

Just for you.

http://www.remembertheafl.com/DolphinsFacts.html

Our oline is on it's way to becoming a top five in the league.

We have two speedy backs in Bush and Miller who are great at catching the ball out of the back field. Thomas is a powerback and also has excellent hands. Our top three RB's are great pass catchers!

Between Fasano, Clay, Egnew (sp?), TE looks much better now.

QB needs to be worked out but hey they did the scouting, lets give Tannehill a chance before we bury him

DLine is solid.
Corners good enough.

LB and Safety still questionable.


Overall things look pretty good to me, not nearly as gloomy as some of you make it sound.

NYG, no starters? Just bench warmers? C'mon man. That isn't criticism, that is bent on denial.

what that doesn't tell you NYG fan is the merger happened the year they were a expansion team ... LOL Kid miami got a franchise because of the merger

Klause,

In my opinion Ross inherited a great football franchise and Ross and company destroyed it. But he is the owner and can do what he wants with his team right? Do I think Ireland had any decision making while parcells was present? Well, yes and no but i wasn't there and neither was Armando but if i was a betting man i would say he has "some say" at best.

I am being objective. Exactly how much time are you as a fan willing to wait for results? 1,3,5,10,20,30 years? Be real and tell me how many years does it take?

There are many teams out there that "get it" and are consistently great to OK. The dolphins are ALWAYS bad and ALWAYS rebuilding.

yes, REBUILDING and correct me if i am wrong but wasn't the O line supposed to be rebuilt already how many times? Didn't the Dolphins draft a ton of "D" rebuilding and where are we now? This GM is STILL rebuilding and now we have another HC so THAQT buys the GM another few years to destroy, I mean Rebuild the team right?

I gave up on this GM a long time ago. He should have been purged just like Soprano and company and parcells was.

We have left overs from Parcells and it ain't getting any better unless of course you are willing to "settle" for mediocrity.

I Am NOT settling. I want to WIN and don't want to waste another 10 years rebuilding as we been there, done that and we suck.

what that doesn't tell you NYG fan is the merger happened the year they were a expansion team ... LOL Kid miami got a franchise because of the merger

Posted by: jeffrow
SO IN OTHER WARDS MIAMI NEVER PLAYED A DOWN IN THE AFL! get your facts st8 before you try to act like someone your not!

Irescum is the WORST GM in the league.

Posted by: MJ | June 02, 2012 at 06:05 PM

MJ is the biggest assshole on this blog.

NYG

Ross inherited a great team?? Parcells and Sparano the most incompetent HC in NFL history?? LOL

I'm not discussing the last 8 regimes, I'm discussing where we are now. It has been confirmed Parcells did two of the drafts, I'm sure Ireland had some input but Parcells was in command for sure. For the last three years Sparano and Henning and Pasquali and that ST coach were beyond awful, none of them were Irelands fault.

Sorry dude, you are too far in denial. Tell me Ross inherited a great team again. LOL.

This is the best the team has looked in 10 years. If you can't see that, it's because you don't want to.

Also, don't be disappointed, we won't be winning the SB by game 7 as you hoped for LOL.


what that doesn't tell you NYG fan is the merger happened the year they were a expansion team ... LOL Kid miami got a franchise because of the merger

Posted by: jeffrow
SO IN OTHER WARDS MIAMI NEVER PLAYED A DOWN IN THE AFL! get your facts st8 before you try to act like someone your not!

Posted by: jeffrow | June 02, 2012 at 07:14 PM

Is jeffrow arguing with jeffrow now? lol

I'm out of here.

Have a fun night all.

Whether Tannehill was a reach at 8 remains to be seen. To make that assessment before he has had 2 full seasons starting just would not be fair, but I'm sure most will want to decide his fate after 2 games.

just showing you that you dont know what your talking about Miami never played a down in the AFL ... so you never saw the dolphins play in the AFL .. you're a lier and a scumbag! try to act like a dolphin fan and a old man that SAW THE DOLPHINS PLAY IN THE AFL!?! LOL on some other blog

Klause,

I did NOT say Ross inherited a great team.

Please read and comprehend what I wrote. What I wrote at June 02, 2012 at 07:08 PM is below.

*** In my opinion Ross inherited a great football franchise and Ross and company destroyed it.***

Franchise NOT team. There IS a difference. Sparano and company as I said in my posts SUCKED as well as Ireland and parcells.


just showing you that you dont know what your talking about Miami never played a down in the AFL ... so you never saw the dolphins play in the AFL .. you're a lier and a scumbag! try to act like a dolphin fan and a old man that SAW THE DOLPHINS PLAY IN THE AFL!?! LOL on some other blog

Posted by: jeffrow | June 02, 2012 at 07:23 PM

Someone else can entertain you and perhaps bring you into reality as i am out of here.

The Dolphins DID Play in the AFL so Get YOUR facts straight before you come on here calling people names got it?

The Miami Dolphins were founded in 1966 by the late Joe Robbie, after whom the stadium was named. The Dolphins were a team in the AFL , which shortly thereafter merged with the NFL (1970).

the rival National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announce that they will merge. The first "Super Bowl" between the two leagues took place at the end of the 1966 season, though it took until the 1970 season for the leagues to unite their operations and integrate their regular season schedules. .... But the merger first took place in 1966

Miami got their franchise because the NFL needed one more team so their would 13 teams for each NFC and AFC

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