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Dolphins trim roster to 78, three more moves coming

The Dolphins cut nine players this morning and placed another on the physically unable to perform list trim the roster to 78. The club needs three more roster moves by 4 p.m. on Monday to get to the 75-man limit.

The moves today:

Cut: TE Les Brown (as ushge), DT Chas Alecxih, CB Marcus Brown, safety Tyrell Johnson (a free agency bust), CB Trent Hughes, LB Josh Linam, RB Jerome Messam, DE Jacquies Smith, and CB Jonathan Wade (who got burned for two TDs Friday night).

The club also placed running back Jonas Gray on the PUP.

During his press conference today, coach Joe Philbin made the point his team needs work. They will practice today, Sunday and Monday before playing Dallas on Wednesday in the preseason-finale. Usually starters don't get very much action in that game.

But the Dolphins need work so Philbin left the door open for playing starters a bit longer than usual.

"I wouldn't rule anything out," he said.

By the way, just as Wade had a terrible game, Richard Marshall was not necessarily good last night. He had a chance to slam the door closed on the starting job at cornerback and he played poorly. He simply watched as Julio Jones caught a 49-yard pass that was more like a punt and his tackling was suspect.

Vontae Davis had a pass interference that nullified his own interception.

So no one is exactly stepping forward. It's wide open between Davis and Marshall.

"We're not ready to name a starter," Philbin said, "but Vontae is certainly in the mix."

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Aloco, a few blogs ago YOU said Muhammed Ali was the only person you can call potent. And now you're saying the exact opposite, which makes this argument pointless if you're going to swap sides. Potent is just an adjective to describe something, it's a more educated word than strong. Yes it also means stronger than strong and I believe Clay will be a very strong redzone target.

Scotty, Pat White was a wildcat/joke pick, a waste of a 2nd round. Sparano must have convinced Ireland the wildcat was the way to go. A terrible move and a terrible QB. John Beck is a sh***y Brandon Weeden. You can see how terrible they were for the NFL prior to being drafted, everyone except the Dolphins. Tannehill has the skill set and potential and has a better chance of taking the Dolphins to the next level than Matt Moore ever will be able to. Matt Moore is a journeyman, career backup, let's at least see what we have in Tannehill

regardless of whether Johnson is an FA bust, or Fasano is a good TE/worth keeping, or whether Cadillac is a knucklehead for stupid posts about Tannehill.....the team needs to devote 1-2 high draft picks to WRs next year, and/or trade a 1st or 2nd to acquire one.....I've said that trading BM had a good bit to do with his salary (which I get) on top of his personality/issues, but geez, that trade is looking worse by the day--still find it hard to believe how so many Div I WRs, some from major programs, can drop so many balls.

MiamiD20,
Matt Moore went 6-3 after an 0-4 start with this same s hitty cast of acorns.
Furthermore Matt Moore is the only acorn ever brought in by Ireland that was not moved to number 1 on the depth chart the day he was signed.
Ryan Tannehill is a number 1 draft pick.
He needs to stop making excuses and start acting like a man.

You skim the broth once boiling and you will end up with a beautiful clear chicken soup.

The sad truth is that the Dolphins have no playmakers at WR or TE. GM Jeff Irlamd has clearly made this a rebuilding year. The first four draft picks after the season should be for WR's and TE's. Oh, Bess is a keeper and is all the Dolphins have as a playmaker.

It would be nice if Tannehill would have a QB rating or an IQ higher then his age.

2012....

LOOK. WHEN YOU START A STOCK ,YOU START WITH COLD WATER B/C THE BONES ALREADY COOKED IN THE OVEN WITH TOMATO AND ONIONS,,AND THE MORE THE STOCK SIMMER IS BETTER ,THAT WHY WE START WITH COLD WATER TO PROLONG THE SIMMERING OF THE STOCK...

WHEN YOU BOIL MEAT OR COOKING MEAT ,THE SHORTEST THE TIME ,THE BETTER ....COLD WATER WITH MEAT IN IT IS A BIG NO,NO,NO,NO ..IT WILL FORM VERY BAD SKIM ON THE TOP OF THE POT,.....

2012--Will you come to the Sex Pistols show with me? We can have broth.

I dreamed I had two azzholes. Best dream I ever had!

Ross, save the Dolphins. SELL THE TEAM!

Aloco

You asked for a chicken soup recipe, not a boiled meat recipe. I gave you a soup recipe.

I hate chicken soup.......too much broth.....and chicken--split pea, hands down

The Sex Pistols are all on social security.
And oxygen.
JFC

Matt Moore did it against teams below .500...if you beat teams below .500 that leaves you with an awesome 8-8 record. Exactly what we want? When Moore needed to step up against teams like the Patriots (poor defense) and the Jests he didn't win a single game, not a single game against teams with a winning record. That shows no potential, just like how he performed in Carolina. No sense in wasting a season to go 8-8. We might as well attempt to see what the future holds in Tannehill

MD20...I AGREE,I SAID THAT ,JUST TO END THE TALK,BUT SINCE YOU CAME BACK AND SHOWED THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT ,I FURTHER SHOWED YOU THE RIGHT WAY TO LOOK @ POTENT ............

Ok people, it's like this; weather you like it or not; the ENTIRE team was greatly disturbed by the releasing of Chad Johnson; not just the releasing of him, but the way he was humiliated and released. It is going to take some time for everyone to swallow this foolish move. No one feels secure any more because they all know that Johnson was their best receiver and he was working harder than anyone else on the team and he still got cut. So, what is the use in giving one's all if you may get cut any way. This move devastated the team. They are lost emotionally now. I also noticed on "hard flocks" that the coaches are foolishly trying to generate better results out of the players by talking down to them This is why the performances, in particular, the offense is declining. Charles Clay was an excellent receiver before the new coaches came in and started to degrade his play. We need to resign Chad Johnson and T.O. if we hope to have any kind of offense this year. The best receivers we have now are: D-Bess,Hartline,C-Gates,Rishard Matthews and Jeff Fuller. These should be our starting lineup. Our quarterbacks should be in this order: David Garrard, Pat Devlin, Matt Moore then Ryan Tanehill. I believe that Tannehill may be ready next season, but it is obvious that he is not ready now. Look at Jacksonville Jaquars; that is what happens when you start a rookie too soon. The great one, Dan Marino waited one year. However, in Danny's case, he was a rare exception to all of the rules. He could have excelled as a rookie.

at this point, they should really be called The Sex Cap Guns

The only meat you boil to cook are those cheap tough cuts than need to stew for hours. In that case it doesn't matter what they heck you do. You need to boil away. Peasant food.

Ross is one cheap SOB. And this is the result. 0-16?

EVEN WHEN YOU START A SOUP,YOU GOT TO BOIL THE WATER FIRST ,BEFORE DROPPING THE BIRD IN,,,,BUT IN FL EVERY THING IS DIFFERENT DUE TO THEIR EDUCATION ,,,,

Yes!!!

Cut the Fat.

Cut the Garbage.

Naanee and Misi need to be cut.

TJ cost the fins nothing. Like Steinbach, Garrard, Chad, Guyton, and every other FA they signed for the minimum. So it's not a bust.

With that said Dashi doesn't care if Flatline only has one leg put him out there. Hartline has the 2nd Bess pair of hands on the Team.

hey Bond, nice analysis but overthinking it just a bit.....how about "our WRs stink and cant catch the ball"?--about sums it up.

Dan Marino jerked this fan base off for 17 years. Knowing what you do now if you could go back in time to the day of Marinos first start you would off yourself.
Or root for another team.

2012....

IT'S A HEALTH ISSUE,NOT SIMPLE AS YOU SAY IT'S.

tony sparano is laughing at us lol

Thanks for the English lesson. I made an opinion on how I feel Clay will pan out to be. You can disagree but everyone who disagrees fails to back up why. Everyone just shouts idiot idiot idiot while I go ahead and give a reason why I feel that way. I don't expect everyone to agree with my input, that's what an opinion is for. But don't just mock something if you aren't going to explain why. Each prediction I make I state why I think that way

Why does Ireland only cut the black players?

MD20......I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR YOU,,,, WE R JUST TRYING TO HAVE FUN,BUT I NEVER CALLED YOU ANY NAMES ....

Chad was not signed for the minimum. he was signed for $10mil for 2 years.
He was so good that we gave him the nickname NoodleArm.
He was so ood that we invented a new offense in which the QB does not touch the ball.

Bond, I agree. Cam Philbin has already lost the locker room. Hiring another rookie coach is another Ireland botch. And the way this team treats good players is criminal. Welker, JT, Matt Roth, Crowder, Marshall, Chad Johnson, Porter, Y Bell.

Time to start looking at 2013, this team is bad. It does not matter who plays QB if he does not have a team around him. My fantasy draft is Sunday and I have one hard and fast rule.....NO DOLPHINS on my team!!!

Welcome to the NFL, Joey Philbin. You don't get top stand around anymore while Mike McCarthy calls the plays. You don't get to quietly sit at meetings and let the real coaches make the decisions. Now YOU are in charge, and we are beginning to see your true skill set as a coach and as a leader...and that skill set ain't good.

MIamiD20....

You must be stuck in purgatory with the same guy I had a conversation with on the last blog...the guy who wanted to insult Ireland (which I don't have a problem with)....but he wanted to insult him by using a GM (Speilman) as an example...a GM who is clearly in a worse situation than we are....

During that wasted conversation I made my position clear...what I used to fom my decision (right or wrong)...and asked him what made him arrive @ the conclusion that Speilman is any better than Ireland.....

needless to say....he NEVER answered...IMO....those guys are akin to people who suffer from Turets Syndrome....just randomly spout stuff without any reasoning...

Fin 77,
We never got anyone in return for any of those players but we didn't need to because there are always acorns that can be moved to the top of the depth chart: NoodleArm, Columbus, Fasano, Olshansky, Incogs, Garrard, Legadu, etc

They only attempt to shoot holes in your theories,,,,without ever giving any specific opinion of their own...

Chad Johnson Not Pennington. 2012 Fa's

Tony Sporano shouldn't be laughing at anyone. Look at his Offense. The dolphins scored more points last game than the JETS have all Preseason.

Ponder or T-Hill? Not even a Question Specially if Sporano is still the Coach!!


Ponder Sucks!!

Ochocinco belongs on the acorn to top of depth chart list

I thought we "loved" the decision to cut Chad Johnson...."send a message to the team".....

how many teams in NFL HISTORY have gotten rid of the TWO BEST players on their roster inside of 4 months.....

Marshall
Johnson

Thats got to be some kinda record.....

By the way today is the first day of my vacation and I am going to NYC.
My fiancee started packing 15 minutes ago instead of a little bit each day like I asked her to do.
That being the case we might get there by 3am.
As a result I am in a very good mood and I am happy to share my good spirits with all of my best friends.

I think its pretty clear. We cant win without Eggnew.

So they aren't performing because they were being talked down too and being yelled at?

Awwwwwwwe, those big MEANIE Coaches. What is this: Football or a Day Care Nursurey!

GREAT! Grind them in and Grind them out. With the money they make, they should be able to handle it.

What's the alternative? Take Naanee and Fasano out of Pizza and Ice Cream like Mr. Wilson use back when they played Pop Warner?

Drop the hammer! Lower the Boom! Don't coddle these punks, they're supposed to be Pro"s. If they can't handle it, they weren't worth keeping!

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BTW-Get Egnew some God Damn anti-deppressants. This kid looks like he's two strong drinks away from suicide!
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Freaking Jack Wagons aren't producing cause Coach is yelling at them? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! Woody Hayes would've punched Fasano right in his fat face!

Grind em IN.....Grind em OUT! If they can't handle it, they weren't worth keeping!

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!

I have already taken double my prozac dose so that hopefully I won't feel the need to put the caddy into a brick wall at 100mph.

Philbin is Cam Cameron 2.0

ireland signs les brown but passes on braylon edwards. that alone should get him fired.

JFC.
She's got so much s hit it looks like we're moving.

Can we finally fire Ireland now?

If we can get one or two deep threat receivers to compliment D-Bess and start Pat Devlin, if Garrard cannot go; we have a chance to make a serious run for a playoff spot. Tannehill looks lost out there. This move of starting tannehill anyway is going to blow up in the coaches faces. If Philbon wants to regain the locker room, he has to resign Chad Johnson; admit his mistake, if not in releasing Chad Johnson, at least in the way he was released. Then the offense and other players will immediately start to feel more secure and start to play a whole lot better.

Aloco

You know nothing about making stocks, broths or soups. What you say is wrong. It is not possible you have any formal cooking training.

Kris, Tourettes?

ROTFLMAO - Excellent analogy ;)

Bond....

There was NO reason to cut Johnson....

but they will NEVER re-sign him....nobody is going to admit that mistake....

I got a Parrot as gift. He has Tourettes.

I haven't decided on a name yet. But I've narrowed it down to two choices. Help me out guys, what do you think?

A. Oscar

or...

B. ALoco

Just kidding guys, just kidding.

I wouldn't name a pet coach roach after........those two ;)

Kris,

Fast forward 17 years. Would you be pleased if your daughter brought home an odin, or deeply, deeply disappointed in her?

Be honest.

Posted by: QM | August 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM

QM.....not gonna answer that one....

Posted by: Kris | August 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I'd say he answered ;)

were about to be canosa'ed.....

"Fire Philbin Immediately" @ 2:11

I said after the 1st game Philbin did NOT have these guys ready to play. Said it after the 2nd too.

There's no argument that we're sorely lacking talent (Jeff Ireland) but these guys have been playing football their whole lives. But yet, they look like a high school team.

Make no mistake, I am and have been a Miami Dolphin fan for many years so, I want Philbin to suceed.
But I see MULTIPLE PROBLEMS other than Ireland.

I just Allison Felix on a commercial.
I would definitely pump that!
That a 20mg pumping.

Philbin is Cam Cameron 2.0
Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM

Oscar canosa is Jerry Sandusky 2.0

This impostoring is fun, no?

Heh, heh......

Philbin is Cam Cameron 2.0
Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The

Closet | August 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM

It took you 4 minutes to impostor me today, you're slipping. Yesterday it only took you 3 minutes.

I'll try an kool it with the Viking Warrior Manliness, I can see it gets your panties all..........ah.........squishy(puke)......

Odin,
You fat smelly h omo I see you stole my handle again at 1:53 & 1:54.
Stop doing that.

they better hope that teams with a lot of depth at reciever go on the waiver wire next two weeks cuz they have no trading value in any of this teams personal on offense....

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