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Eric Steinback retires: The good and bad

For weeks we've discussed how the much-anticipated competition for the starting right guard spot between Artis Hicks and Eric Steinbach never materialized. Steinbach couldn't muster a performance worthy of giving him first-team repetitions and he certainly couldn't be asked to do that at a position the longtime left guard simply has never played.

Well, Steinbach was so unhappy with his body's ability to come back from last year's injury-riddled season that he up and retired today. He told coach Joe Philbin who passed along the message to the media.

Steinbach, as we saw on Hard Knocks, had been mulling retirement for about a week now.

So much for adding him as an acorn.

What does it mean?

It's great news for John Jerry. Out of shape and overweight as he is, he's practically assured a spot on the roster now. Simply, Jerry is the team's third-best guard at the moment and has a chance to crack the starting lineup for the regular-season opener. It makes Nate Garner more valuable, too. And if rookie Chandler Burden shows something in practice and perhaps late in Friday night's game against Atlanta, coaches might continue to consider him for a roster spot.

"We're still evaluating that position," coach Joe Philbin said. "We'll see ... I'm sure we'll be fine."

Part of the evaluation is starting Jerry Friday against the Falcons. Mike Pouncey said today that was the plan. I can confirm to you that's currently the plan.

The Dolphins will keep anywhere between eight and 10 offensive linemen.

Meanwhile, this is not great news for the Miami personnel department. They plucked Steinbach off the scrap heap as a gamble. Everyone gets that. But the perception -- true or not, thanks to Hard Knocks -- is that they signed Steinbach over Braylon Edwards.

In the first Hard Knocks episode we see both Edwards and Steinbach coming in for a workout and the club let Edwards leave town while signing Steinbach. We see the Dolphins basically evaluate two players and pick one who's skills had basically evaporated.

That's not a good look regardless of whether the perception is in fact a reflection of what actually happened.

Look, I get on the personnel department just like anyone else. If you don't believe me, check my column in today's newspaper that complains about Miami's lack of playmakers to help Ryan Tannehill.

But I have to raise the possibility that maybe, just maybe, this decision might not have been made in the context of being able to sign only one of two players and the Dolphins picking Steinbach. If that was the case, it was indeed a swing-and-miss.

But leave open the possibilty that it wasn't. Let's be fair.  

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He's so stoopid. If he would just come clean and post with us under one name.....


Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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And so why don't you do the same?

oscar

in your professional opinion as a doctor, is odin's writing indicative of a mature adult or immature poor bred adolescent?

be honest.

Perhaps they felt there was a better chance of someone on the roster stepping up for the WR spot than the guard spot and signed according to (at the time, perceived)need.
I really wish everyone would stop being so negative about everything that happened, happens or might happen. You have the whole staff tried, convicted and executed before they even begin to finalize their roster. I have been one of Ireland's biggest critics in the past but that is what it is - the past. He was dead on about both Orton and Flynn. Perhaps without Parcells lurking over his shoulder he will prove to be a good GM.

odin has symptoms of a manic depressive insecure pyschopath

FWE, I hope you arent suggesting that Ireland is better WITHOUT PARCELLS?? OMG YOU FRIGGIN IDIOT!!!!

odin has symptoms of a manic depressive insecure pyschopath

Posted by: oscar canosa | August 22, 2012 at 07:31 PM

I appreciate your honest assessment as a trained doctor. It's just as I suspected.

Let's complain more about Ireland, there are still a few things we haven't said 5000 times yet.

OscarVerdad ain't no freaking doctor-ROTFLMAO!

You have to actually get off the computer to actually have a job.

If anything, it's obvious your benefitting from Uncle Sam and that Free Money. My guess would be you get the smaller stipend reserved for undesirable "Pyschological's".

A Doctor? That's always on Dolphins In Depth 24/7? That constantly talks about Bone Puffing?

ROTFLMAO ;)

Yeah, right, and I got a bridge for sale.

(I laughed so hard I hurt myself-lol)

Watching Hard Knocks(again-guilty).

Kheeston Randall(97)was schooling John Jerry. Made him look bad. But so did 66 and 90 - Baker.

Turner was talking about Jerry in the meeting and you could see the look on Sherman's face. Not Good.

BTW - What happened to Hicks? Is he injured?

it's hard to disagree with oscar on this one. every post vio (village idiot odin) makes confirms it.

FWE is your age higher then your IQ?

"You have to actually get off the computer to actually have a job."
"That's always on Dolphins In Depth 24/7?"
Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 22, 2012 at 07:37 PM

Watch yourself odinthefrail, from what ive seen your accusations can also be applied as a self-assessment. Unless odin and oscar are the same, in which case I believe 'multiple personalities' is a better diagnosis.

I hope Hogan makes the team and becomes the next Wes Welker. Maybe he could show some of these other clowns how to play football. We're in for a long season kids.

Hard Knocks has exposed the Dolphins for what they are. A fraud with no real leaders and very few playmakers. After another losing season, Ireland needs to immediately be shown the door!

hogan nothing like welker, just because hes white doesnt make him welker

Why wait to fire Ireland? He's a castrophe. And he's already had more stay of executions then Charles Manson.

Kris,

If 18 years from now your young daughter brings home a version of Odin, you will not be able to caution her against it without yourself being a hypocrite. By 8 years old she will be reading the blog and seeing the rifraff daddy finds acceptable.

Burger, see post at 7:37. See yourself there bud?

Yo Jeffy is your momma a hooka?

Ireland got us Eggnew for Brandon Marshall. YIKES!

Verdad talking to self about others psychological condition?

By definition: SENILE - lol.

BTW: Just because you told all them little boys you were a "Doctor", doesn't make it so.

Playing Doctor(with little boys) and BEING a Doctor are -ROTFLMFAO- are two ENTIRELY diff -ROTFLMFAO- ENTIRELY different things - LOL!

WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

(At least I get a good laugh out of the reject every once in awhile ;)

0-3 would not be a good start.

This team needs to be 3-0 after 3 games.

Anything less than that would shape up to be 3rd or 4th in the division after 16 games.

Watch yourself odinthefrail, from what ive seen your accusations can also be applied as a self-assessment. Unless odin and oscar are the same, in which case I believe 'multiple personalities' is a better diagnosis.
Posted by: odinthefirefly | August 22, 2012 at 07:48 PM

And thats why they call it DOPE!

Try some "Cold Turkey" before it's too late.

We'll go 3-13 but miss out on Matt Barkley.

Pretty messed up David was promised a fair QB competition by Ireland.

No way David is hurt. Its all show. He spent a whole year swimming in his heated pool. But right before the season starts he steps wrong playing with his son?

Don't add up to me.

and another 3rd rd pick next year, which will prob be another mu te

Oscar = Verdad

Also dude that's not cool talking about someone elses Daughter.

She's not even born Yet. U sick F!ck

Now Ur Mom's and her Adult Film Career Different Story.

Oscar I heard They are renting out SunLife for her next movie. First time the stadium will be SoldOut the Whole Season. Get ur PopCorn.

3-13 might get us first pick, then trade

vio

you are proving oscar's assessment of you 100% correct with every new post you make. you are demented. none of your silly retorts convinces anyone of anything otherwise, but i know you like (need) to pretend it does.

dishi

Learn to read. Nothing negative was said. It was a message to help a fellow blogger put things in perspective.

Hey Verdad/Oscar/Bill Connors and Etc. Etc.

We reach the 8 pages I'm talking about.

Odin didn't post all day today until a hour ago.

Yet U still control 75% of the Post here with ur 1000 Aliases

bill, your thoughts on making tannehill starter?

love thill starting, first off he won the job fairly. easily outplayed moore. we know we arent good this year so develop thill and get a top 5 pick maybe number one and come back next year ready to win

yeah i agree. tanne just looked better. get the kid rolling. nobody will admit it until they have to but maybe ireland scored on that pick.

The true genius in stocking a roster of Jeff Ireland will show itself as the season progresses. All fair weather Dolfans posting on this board will be making abject apologies to both the GM and the owner by the midpoint of the season.

vio
you are proving oscar's assessment of you 100% correct with every new post you make.

-You go ahead and credit your self admitted Pedo's assessment. I could give two squats what a couple of Low Life's think.....about ANYTHING.

you are demented. none of your silly retorts convinces anyone of anything otherwise, but i know you like (need) to pretend it does.
Posted by: verdad | August 22, 2012 at 08:39 PM

-Just out of curiosity, why are you so hell bent on sticking up for him? Couldn't be cause you two **Self Admitted Pedo's" are one and the same?

Huh? THAT just couldn't be now could it? Heck no, you're fooling everyone(wink, wink).

ROTFLMAO-How utterly HILARIOUS!

On a serious note, I hope YOU and none of your multiple personalities have "ACCESS" to ANY children, whether it be Boy or girl. And that's the MOST serious thing I've ever posted here.

(Now please, bore someone else for awhile. I'm through with your sick demented bullshyt).

Yours Truly

-Odin- ;)

Except Mr.1001

If the dolphins don't go 16-0 it's a epic failure

Yet, his jets go 1-15 and they overperformed

Ridiculous little man

This A ss Clown is trying to give Kris some perspective about his children and how to raise them.

Yet he admits to "Checking Out" his own young sons packages?

It's True

My younger son, besides having a long pre-adolescent dic-, has an IQ of 130(tested when he was hyperactive and having had to be redirected to his task). So, who knows with these young Stallions? An American-Cuban Stallion.

Posted by: oscar canosa | August 21, 2012 at 07:42 PM

No thanks pal, you should be reported to the proper authorities.

Odin is out there. But at least he knows football and will post about it despite being stalked here everyday.

The troll sunk his own ship when he himself admitted to being a wierdo. I'll pray for your kids and trust in God that they keep their own kids away from you.

Two things, leave the good posters alone and get some help.

Make that three things, we don't want to hear about your sick exploits troll. Post about football or ban yourself.

Sick and tired of the sicko troll.

Has Ireland been fired yet?

nope go back into your cave, see ya in 2014

Hey Clown,

Dashi might talk in the 3rd person all the time.

At Least Dashi doesn't Talk back to Dashi.

Sam= Bill Connors.

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Hey Odin,

Thank God me and u Where here last night to Expose the Clown. Someone had to witness the Ignorant Ranting Yesterday.

As soon as Mando posted this Article Mr.1001 Went on a Belligerent Rant for a Couple Hours. The Herald erased it. But Mr.Chezburger was already ruining the post @12:01

Everyone take notice Who is the 1st one to post?

That wasn't the Case Yesterday. I posted the Jerry Comment after his 1 hour Tirade. Then Mando had to delete another hour of his crap, Before posting his Relevant Comment.

Ur Screwed Oscar. U have 2 Real People EyeWitness U going in on Everyone. U and ur 1000 aliases only counts as 1.

Pitiful Fool

Ryan Tanne does need you Mando to make excuses for him.
He is an elite franchise QB.
I saw him out there taking command, changing plays and formations at the line, hitting covered receivers with frozen ropes to move the chains.
He even put himself in on D a couple times when the starters couldn't get him the ball back.
Ryan Tanne does not need your advice Mr. "Peyton is signing here because he already has a condo here".

Dear Mr. Parole Monkey,

I know you're tweaking out, jone-sing and praying foe the first of the month to get here, but TRY to listen up.

Kris has weighed in as has Fin4, Phins 78, DC Dolphin, Craig M, YG/DB, MoNoGo(?), Chauncey, Dashi and a few more REAL, legitimate posters.

EVERYONE of us agree on ONE thing. This place would be alot better off without your constant bullshyt. Can you see the writing on the wall son?

Are you in COMPLETE denial? Do we need to get your Mother, Father, Grand Parents and even your own Children to tell you to your face before you get the HINT(Jesus Christ Almighty)?

Your Parole Officer is NOT just making this stuff up. You NEED to change your life(Suicide could be considered a change......for the better in YOUR case).

NOBODY wants you. And when it's your OWN family that can't stand you the most? C'Mon Man. Do them the ONLY favor you probably ever could. Get some life insurance, double indemnity(preferably)and don't Fvck it up! Make it look like an accident.

Think about it now, think about how much more beautiful the world will be with one less YOU. YOU can make that happen! Do the right thing. Quit enbarrassing your family Pedo and END IT!

Sincerely Yours,

-Odin- ;)

Post about football or ban yourself.

Sick and tired of the sicko troll.

Posted by: Chauncey | August 22, 2012 at 09:32 PM

Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 22, 2012 at 09:51 PM

Agreed. The blog ALWAYS goes down the toilet when you are here. When you are gone for a stretch it's quite pleasant here.

He's so stoopid. If he would just come clean and post with us under one name.....


Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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And so why don't you do the same?

This blog has been in the toilt since Jay fiedler

Glade,

Remember the day Parcells went back on his word to take over Falcons and signed here instead?

Remember what a happy day that was?

How Parcells immediately restored us to respectability?

That was 5 years ago.

Please Glade tell me again how pleasant it has been around here.

Dashi,

You said it. Last night was a pathetic display by this Loser Queen.

The very first post on Armando's new blog was the same exact redundant post that he made 300 times over the past 3 days.

That one he started posting after he busted himself by forgetting to change his sign in name back.....and forth.........and back......lol.

In all actuality, I don't know why he got so mad at us. He busted himself. What does he expect? He F's with people 24/7, so yeah were going to point out when he exposes himself.

But seriously, he has no right to be mad at us. If you want to play ROUGH, you got to be Tough ;)

That one he started posting after he busted himself by forgetting to change his sign in name back.....and forth.........and back......lol.


Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM


People are just not THAT stupid. Nice try, but it is obvious to all but your two fans that you forgot to change your name. You are still posting under fictitious name #9......

He's so stoopid. If he would just come clean and post with us under one name.....


Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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And so why don't you do the same?

Is anyone else concerned with the context of Mando's post?
Ireland finally got it right with Tanne?
If I remember Plan A was Peyton, Plan B was Orton, Plan C was Flynn, Plan D was Garrard, Plan E was Moore and Plan F was Tanne.

All this knowledge from the journalist who has to check ESPN and the Cleveland Plain-Dealer for Phins news because they don't respect or talk to him.

Haha...great timing Kettle.....whoooooweeeeeeee.

Can you imagine any logical person believing in vio's story?

Didn't think so.

That's all you got?

Dude, whose joking? Changing your name again will fool them-Doh!

Don't look now Fella......but ah.......you kind of played that out.

Freaking Tart still doesn't get it.

OMG-He must polish one hell of a knob for Mando to continue letting him get away with this crap.
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Serious Side Note: Mando, I saw on the Discovery Channel that upwards of 90% of the Gay Meth users have a communicable form of Heppetitus.

Hope this helps........the Blog!

90% of the Gay Meth users have a communicable form of Heppetitus.

Hope this helps........the Blog!
Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet


Just as I've been telling you for months now. Odins can't go a single day without posting about menth and gayness. What does that tell you?

BTW - He posted it **YET AGAIN** at 9:55.

Bhwaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa!!!!

I'm starting to think this is a good sign. He's OBVIOUSLY losing it. I say he'll be going over the edge any day now. Sort of like last night times 10 - LOL!

Assisted Living wouldn't be as good as suicide, but at least they won't be letting you play with little boys or computers ;)

I'm searching for my dream man. Someone I can look up to. Someone intelligent with class....someone who types

Bhwaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa!!!!


an admirable man that won't embarrass me at parties.

odinsdouche ruins the blog again

People are just not THAT stupid. Nice try, but it is obvious to all but your two fans that you forgot to change your name. You are still posting under fictitious name #9......
Posted by: Nice try...but...er...eh.....no dice. |

August 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Huh? Ha Ha Ha!

OK Dokey Hep Boy. With senility there's ALWAYS a chance for suicide ;)

PS: It has nothing to do with ANYONE'S fans. Are you delirious too? It has to do with the MAJORITY of posters simply being fed up with you retarded bullshyt.

Quit folling yourself too man. It's so easy to see. When I'm not here, you F with this poster or that poster. And the give away, it's ALWAYS the posters that speak up about how you drag the place down and ruin it.

I know, I know, the truths hurts and you have buried yourself in denial.

But don't think for one second that all the regulars here can't see right through you-LOL. Dude. I'm not making any of this up and you're not fooling anyone. And THATS the ONLY part of it thats seriously Hilarious.

PS: Don't worry, your "Secrets Safe" - Duh!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa!!!!

(This dudes a glutton for punishment-ROTFLMFAO)

If you were the "Secret Agent" that you **THINK** you are, your Code Name would be:

Agent Bone Puffer ;)

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

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