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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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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?
Posted by: Think about it.... | August 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

It tells US that it COMPLETELY pisses you off.

You know, like you do most everyone else.

And, C'Mon, lets be HONEST. You're the one that got drunk(and probably high), got busted forgetting to change your sign in name(for the 1000th time) and then posted this:

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

Now..........STFU........Agent Bone Puffer!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Again Mr.1001

in the Last Hour U have posted as Kettle, Cadililac, Glade, Sam, Bill Connors, Etc. Etc.

Yet ur calling for others to be Exposed?

Sad, Real Sad


Hey Odin,

U know what's funny is when someone was mocking him a couple days ago.

It was driving him insane. He didn't know what to do? Who it Was?

If I'm not mistaken that's what drove him over the edge and forced him to talk about his sons Penis the Next Day.

Aloco said watch out? Nobody gets to Oscar? Yeah, Aww-ight. Someone Just made Mr.1001 his Bottom B!tch that day.

Funny thing is clown still doesn't know who did it. Took his own game and did it Better. TheSMF and JackSparrow were looking like punks. HA HA B!tch

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

Bhwaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa!!!!

Posted by: Lola with hairy legs | August 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Sorry Agent Bone Puffer, I don't think I qualify.

I'm WELL over the age of 10 ;)

Question Oscar are U really Sandusky?

Oscar= JoePa's Bottom B!tch



Tim Tebow= Bill Connors

Mark Sanchez= TheSMF

Tony Sporano= JackSparrow

odinseye = chyt mouth

If you remember right it was Oscar "Agent Bone Puffer" himself who was posting about the Kids Sandusky violated actually liking it.

Now it makes so much more sense.

No joke people. He was posting all kinds of things hinting around to how those children liked it. Therefor implying Sandusky shouldn't be tried and convicted.

I SWEAR with God as my WITNESS that this is what Oscar was posting.

Anybody remember that?

U know who did that to him Odin? Ur just not telling



Come on Mando! Steinbach was not signed instead of Edwards. The Fins simply didn't want the headache bc they knew the already one in Ochocinco. Steinbach was just a polite way of going on the record that couldn't sign Edwards. There's a reason why Edwards hasn't resigned with his ex-teams (Jers & 49ers) and they both were in need of WRs.


Try harder.


I remember, but U know if it was him he would go back in the History and Change the Qoute just to say U did.

Plus, he would say it wasn't him because he was using another name.

The Guy must have some type of Alzheimer Disease. He forgets he just posted what he said 5 minutes ago. Mr.1001 can't even remember his Name.

Agent Bone Puffer likes to go back in the archives and repost posts where he impostors people.

I got a feeling he won't won't be going back and reposting his "Sandusky" posts.

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Oscar(and all your aliases)FINALLY, you have totally discredited yourself as a football fan. And MORE than proved my point about what a Low Life scum you are and ALWAYS have beem.

All by your own Hand I might add.

This Is A Good Day!


@10:49 and 10:52

Try harder Ur Imitations Are Corny. And Show ur Desperation.

Plus, Me and Odin Cool. How Ignorant do U think we are? Don't answer that Fool, It's Rhetorical


I'ma tell u again. I need a Crowd if me and u are going to go at it. No need Dashi and U going back and Forth without the pleasure of Viewer Participation. If Dashi is going to End U, I need a Crowd.

If a Tree falls in the Woods and No one is there Will anyone hear it?

But U put a Couple Camera's out there and U have urself a Show.

Believe Me, When Dashi is going to make a spectacle out of U. I'll do it while everyone is watching. Told U from the Beginning. So don't act like U didn't know??

Odin = MORON

Dear Agent Bone Puffer,

It's not my responsibility and I'm not well versed in the high tech aspects of operating these blog.

But I am sure we'll be in need of another "clean up crew".

My inside sources have informed me that if a "Cover-Up" is needed, then Bone Puffer is the Ma.......errr.......the Agent for the job.

We wouldn't want the Good Posters here knowing about your "fixation" with Little Stallion Packages or how you SPearHeaded(pun intended)the drive to: "Free Sandusky"

Soooooooooooo, you guessed it. You'll be working overtime cleaning this mess up!

Get Bust Bu-oy!

PS: In the future, you may want to take the advice of the Good Posters here. When it comes to Little boys and your OBVIOUS gayness, KEEP YOUR God Damned Mouth Shut!

-Odin Has Spoken- ;p


No worries. You can tell this fool is getting desperate.

The funny part, his best move, adding all of his intellect together, the absolute BEST he can come up with:

Changing his name for the 1001st time-ROTFLMAO!

As always Dashi, it's been a Pleasure!

is Odin talking to himself again? lol

Well now, vio odin coalition dashi have been powdering their noses for 3 pages and none of the regular bloggers have come around. Who is ruining the blog?


Who are the bloggers you like? Note them down and review their posts. Their posts have 0% garbage. 97% of your posts is nothing but pure blog pollution. Do you ever go back and read your stuff? And are you not totally embarrassed? You are 19 social levels below them.

Well now, vio odin coalition dashi have been powdering their noses for 3 pages and none of the regular bloggers have come around. Who is ruining the blog?

Posted by: Franklin | August 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Oh, Oh, Oh.........ME! I know this one, I know, I know.

The Gay Little Bone Puffing Meth Addict that sometimes goes by Oscar!

Ha Ha! Bet you thought I didn't know......did you.

Who are the bloggers you like? Note them down and review their posts. Their posts have 0% garbage. 97% of your posts is nothing but pure blog pollution. Do you ever go back and read your stuff? And are you not totally embarrassed? You are 19 social levels below them.
Posted by: The Acme Garbage company | August 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Pssssssssssssssft! Right!

You wish LOSER! Besides, out of all my posts, I have NEVER defended Sandusky, nor mentioned checking out little boys peckers.

You on the other hand, you got Dik on the brain so bad, you're a BONEFIDE Dik Brain.

Gonna talk about the quality of other peoples posts?

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!


Speaking of percentages..........

Monkey Boy talks about corks 50% of the time and then talks about his mouth the other 50% of the time.

Do the Math!

You can't hide no more. You can't go back. All you got is your patented "Name Change". Pathetically LMFAO!

Which, BTW-about 30 % of the time lately you've been busting yourself with.

Seriously though.......(Big Grin).......YOU speaking on the quality of ANYONES posts?

(Oh God-This is gonna Hurt)....Bhwaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Lets see: Gay, Pedo, totally delusional, Senile, Loves to talk about Bones more than football.........Yeah......ah.......we ALL want to know your opinion..........**NOT**!

AGAIN: Bhwaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!


Forget about Love for a sec.

Can you get us Oscar's Parole Officers number?

He's not supposed to be On-line(or in the parks, near any schools or around any children).

Somebody has to do something to get rid of this living, breathing Herpe Wart.

Come on ALoco, if you don't give us that number, it means you advocate him coming on here and talking about pre teens peckers and how Sandusky's victim's "Really" wanted it.

Do the right thing ALoco. Get us that number.

Odin responds to the post aimed at Stencho....CLASSIC

Odin sees Stencho and immediately knows its for him!


Hey, I told u I'll let U get the 1st punch in, that Dashi will be quiet. Again U started it, Dashi just ENDS IT.

We can talk Football all day, Clown. We all here will forgive u in a Second if U act Normal. For a long Period of Time, like Forever.

Dashi Doesn't even mind if u find the Double-Negative in the Situation. That's what we are here for. For somebody to explain to Dashi(Anyone) why do we still this guy or that guy on the team. Or in ur case all the Dolphins Suck.

Undercover JEt fan, U were hoping the JEts would've got the Total Package and Signed Henne. 3 Qb's Who can Stop that? Nobody will be ready for them? 3 Different Playbooks??

Believe me Buddy if Ur Point is "Fire Ireland". It will get done better with just insulting him and his questionable decisions. Not Everyone here.

State ur Opinion, Not Ur Feelings.

Back to Football!!!!

Odin responds to the post aimed at Stencho....CLASSIC
Odin sees Stencho and immediately knows its for him!

Posted by: Pavlovs dog! | August 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Hey Pavlov,

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

Your Son, understandably so, hasn't spoken to you since Marino retired. And you think your Stenko is witty?


Posted by: CadillacDeville | August 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM

And you Sir are an admitted Pedo Bone Puffer, whats your point?

BTW-You "RIDE" any Stallions lately?

Yeah? You get any Prison time for it or are you still worrying about the poor kid spilling the beans?

You **KNOW** he's going to sooner or later, heh, heh...

Posted by: Darryl Dunphy | August 22, 2012 at 02:47 PM

DD, all true, EXCEPT our beloved Fins seem to have a propensity for making 2rd rate (that's being generous) QB's such as Colt McCoy look like Drew bBrees when they play US.
My Lakers do that ALL the time. A bench guy averaging 8 points a game goes off for 20+. Constantly.

However, that said, your reasoning is, IMO dead on here. If we had a GREAT Left guard to go along with Long there, we could run 2/3rds of the time, as both Bush and Thomas prefer going there.

I usually just lurk here. Stop by for updates.

Tannehill and Wallace will be the next big thing.

Oscar needs to be taken out and shot like the dirty dog he is.

Our O-line will come together. They have two more games and Jerry is getting the proper motivation.

Save the children, shoot a Pedo.

Oscar gives guys like me a BAD name.

This is a rebuilding year.

Turn the young guys loose.

Lock up the old guys like Oscar/Monkey Boy

One of the WR's are bound to step up. Naanee and Bess are wily vets. This unit won't be as bad as expected.

This blog is really getting out of hand.

If Mando had an ounce of integrity he would at least get rid of the guy that was checking out little boys private parts.

The Dolphins have just as good as a shot as most other teams. There is always a team or two that comes out of nowhere. Why not the Phins.

Private parts should only be used in reference to ADULT Women.

Oscar sounds like he could use a real Doctor. Dr. Kervorkian.

Dansby will make a great middle linebacker. We just have to draft some receivers. outside linebackers and another offensive lineman.

Oscar has GOT to go.

Bring that wigger wanna be down to the hood. We'll show em how we deal with senile old pedos.

This ain't no joke.

How you gonna let a pedo openly post on your blog?

How is it that more people ain't upset over it.

I can see the guys above have had it. But what happened with the daytime people. I didn't hear nobody talking about it before Odin and Dashi.

WTF do any of you people have kids? Would you want Oscar baby sitting? How about just living in your neighborhood?

It ain't no joke fools!

I love my Dolphins but this is a piss poor place to come for news.

The Sentinel don't put up with no impostoring pedos.

Matter fact neither do none of the blogs I know of. Only this dive.

I love the Phins as much as anyone. Tannehill looks like the real deal.

I hear you Rick, I just love to get my hands on the trifling beech a ss H O. I f8ck his world up right quick. He won't be playing doctor with any little kids thats for sure.

John Jerry has to go right along with Oscar.

They both have had chance after chance. Jerry ate his way out of a job and oscar likes to give jobs.

Get rid of both of them.

You **KNOW** he's going to sooner or later, heh, heh...
Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The

Closet | August 23, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I notice this fool didn't have nothing else to say after this. He was like, damn, them kids gonna tell sooner or later.

Odin is right. This Chester Molester need to be put out of his misery.

Just heard Philbin's Sermon

Flatline looks like he is going to make it. He also likes Naanee. They say he's a great run blocker. Then Pruitt and Wallace. Those look like the Wr and Bess, but we already knew he's philbin's favorite.

It looks like we might only keep 8 O-linemen.

Fatboy is practicing with the 1st team, but he could also be cut.

Philbin is just worried about getting the Best 53 players right now. He says having the 90 players in camp helps him alot with practice. It allows him to run his style of practice more Efficiently. The Fins are already cutting back to 1 a days and are treating this game like a Regular Season Game. Coach says that when the season start he won't really be able to run 2 teams out there at the same time.

So this week should be a good test to see where we stand.

Phins 4 Ever.

Death to Oscar and anybody else that let him get away with this stuff.

You an embarrassment to all Latino People. You're kind gives everyone a bad name.

Send him back and let Castro deal with him. Thats what he deserves.

Philbins doing a good job.

He doesn't have to be hands on and micro manage. He went out and got assistants he can trust.

I like his style.

Agreed. We don't always know what the Coach is trying accomplish I believe he will get the best 53 men on the roster.

Theres alot of anti Oscar sentiment here as there should be. This troll has lost his mind. He went to far.

Philbins on top of things. He has a big job and a lot of work to do. But he seems very mythodical. Very organized. He knows what he wants and will eventually get it.

Mr. 1001 needs to be Fidel's Bottom B!tch. I'ma give him a call see if Dashi can sell TheSMF for a Carton of Cigarette's. And they don't even need to be Marlboro's. I'll accept some Cheap Indian Brand for Him.

Fin Fans,

The Dolphins are only approx. 2.5 million dollars under the salary cap now. I know the team was very interested in Edwards, however, we don't even know what his asking price was? He may very well have been too expensive for us to sign. As I stated earlier, having two alpha-dogs (Edwards & CJ) on the team could have been a problem. Edwards has had his fair share of problems. The Seahawks are the 4th team in 6 years to have Edwards. The two together could have been a real distraction to the team. Other FA's will become available at the WR position. We should be able to add a few good experienced players. The group we have is young, fast, and does have talent. However, this talent needs to be developed. I say save the cap money, stop the high-priced "band-aid" approach and let us develope our younger talent. Besides, one of you guys already has said that TO & Edwards are having issues in Seattle. Finally, I say if Dansby and this defense can't be a top 5-10 defense this year, get rid of him and the other high-priced veteran DL & Linebackers and finally get some cap money so we can effectively afford to pay for good legitimate high talent players. I would welcome your thoughts on this.

Denver Fin Fan

You calling me?

Fin Fans,

Either Moore or Garrard will be released. This will free up between 2.25 & 2.75 million dollars of cap money. The team will have approx. 5 million in cap money to play with regarding any FA signings. We could be able to get a couple of decent veteran WR's to come in and work with our younger guys. Let's face it, we probably won't be making the playoffs this year, but perhaps we can start to set the stage for the future. Regarding Ireland, the jury is still out for me. He no longer has Sparano to blame and hide behind. If this year's draft and players don't overall workout, he just may be gone! Ross is a businessman, and this is a business more than a sport.

Denver Fin Fan

My younger son is 11 years old and I see him every week as per the Court.

NOBODY knows what this Team is at the moment. Tomorrow.


Yes. It was very difficult for us Cuban adolescents at the beginning(and still is)(and will be). I arrived in this Country at the age of 14 y/o, in my case, knowing the English language already. Many of us were disoriented after a 1 hr flight; we felt lost. Our Parents, we feel, in our same predicament but with a certain aim. The Stability and Purpose in Life we feel are important. But we did not know It at that Time. Consequently, many of Us are not here at the moment. And the rest of Us, will never be.

The worst front office in each sport the last 5 years, Basketball--Orlando Magic; Baseball--Minnesota Twins; Football--Miami Dolphins. The Magic will be the worst team in Basketball next year, The Twins one of the worst in Baseball the last two and probably the next 10 years. The Dolphins, well, will they be over or under 2 wins this year?

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