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Mike Sherman addresses various topics here

As Monday is the day the Dolphins make their coordinators available to the media, it stands to reason that you should know what Mike Sherman told the media today about his play-calling, his thoughts on getting two running backs hurt in the final seconds before halftime in the Houston and New York games, and about players such as Lamar Miller, Charles Clay, Anthony Armstrong, Legedu Naanee and others.

So here it is ... All that Mike Sherman said today:

(On where running back Lamar Miller is in his development) –“I’m fairly impressed with Lamar. He’s a very smart football player, takes the coaching real well. I think he’s right on target, where we expect him to be at this time."

(On if it’s normal rookie play to occasionally miss an assignment like the play Miller had yesterday where he and quarterback Ryan Tannehill were not on the same page) – “Well, we just had a meeting. We talked about that and no it’s not what we can expect out him. We expect him to know what to do all the time. There was a call there that made us repeat the play and we wanted to run it again and he just missed it. Although those things do happen, I remind him he’s now being paid to play football and it’s inexcusable to make those type of mistakes. I don’t think he’ll make it again.”

(On how Miller has been taking the coaching and negative criticism) – “Excellent. It’s not negative, it’s just constructive criticism. He takes coaching very well. He wants to be great and he wants you tell him how he can get there, but he’s been very receptive."

(On when running back Reggie Bush went out with an injury that affected his play calling) – “Not a whole lot. It didn’t affect the play calling necessarily. We expect those other guys to step in and to do certain things. Obviously, Reggie, the young guys aren’t quite at Reggie’s level yet. So certain things happen when Reggie’s in there that may not happen otherwise, but, as far as play calling, it didn’t affect it whatsoever."

(On if he wishes he had some play calls back from the game yesterday) – “I don’t think there’s a game that I’ve ever called ever that I don’t wish…You’re not going to, if you get 75 plays, you’re not going to have 75 great calls in a ball game. That’s status quo from week-to-week.”

(On if he feels like the offense was too aggressive on the final two possessions of the game yesterday) –“Not necessarily. You look at the last possession, we ran the ball twice and threw it once. The pass that I called was a stick route in the flat, which we had completed earlier. We ended up, Ryan ended up giving a signal to the outside receiver to go vertical because of man coverage. He though he had a clearer shot there, which is understandable. But no, I don’t think it was, I thought it was what was called for."

(On how Tannehill is doing with his deep passes)– “It’s obvious, we weren’t real good then. When the ball ends up out of bounds, it’s certainly not what we want to be. We want it to be somewhere between the sideline, halfway between the sideline and the numbers, in that general vicinity – an area that we work on, the red line. We missed on a couple of those. There’s no question about that. It’s something he’ll work on this week."

(On this being the second time this season a running back has been injured in the second quarter of a game this season) – “Yeah, I’m sure Joe (Philbin) and I will talk about that like we do every week. How do we want to finish the half if we’re in those positions? Certainly have never had that happen before. It’s kind of an anomaly, but definitely worthy of discussion, no question."

(On if he expected to get more out of Charles Clay and what needs to change with him to be more of a factor in the passing game)– “Yeah, I have high expectations of Charles. I think part of that is him, part of that is us putting him in the position to make certain plays. I can’t remember just a whole lot of times where he has a… he hasn’t dropped a bunch of balls. We’ve targeted him and he didn’t perform necessarily, but yeah, I would like to get him more involved. He’s a talented young man. This week, he was on the field more than he was last week, the first game more than the week before. I kind of go by how they practice on which direction you’re going to go, fullback or two tight ends."

(On his impressions of the Arizona Cardinals defense)– “They’re very aggressive, their defense. They’re playing extremely well. They play very hard, very physical. Some games they come at you with everything they’ve got, other games they mix it up on you. It will be quite a challenge for us. We’re looking forward to it."

(On wide receiver Legedu Naanee not having any catches this week and if he feels like the team has enough playmakers from a receiving and tight end stand point)– “I thought we spread the ball around pretty good the other day. We were playing against a pretty good defense that also has very good players. I would like (Legedu) Naanee to be an, us to get him in position to catch some balls. I don’t think he was targeted necessarily the other day. But by no fault of him or us, it just sometimes that’s the way it ended up. But yeah, I’d like to see him get some more balls. (He) works extremely hard. He’s done a great job on special teams. I think that puts pressure on me to make sure that happens."

(On if the offensive line is playing as well as it seems, particularly right guard John Jerry and right tackle Jonathan Martin)– “Yeah, usually with offensive linemen if you don’t notice things, they’re doing okay, but yeah they’re doing a nice a job, in particular against that defense, which has a tendency, because of its structure, to create some sacks and hits on the quarterback. I think we only had two hits on the quarterback the entire game and were able to rush for a good amount of yards. We still left some… We’ve got a lot of work to do. We left some yards on the field that we could have gotten that we didn’t get. As I told the guys today in our meeting, we shouldn’t have left it to a field goal kicker to win the game for us. Shouldn’t have left it to Dan (Carpenter’s) responsibility. We have our own responsibilities and it was on us to make sure that we didn’t put him in that position."

(On trying to take too much advantage of the Jets secondary when cornerback Darrelle Revis went out)– “I think we ran the ball. How many runs did we have in the game? … There wasn’t an intentional shift if there was. I can’t honestly tell you that I purposely had an intentional shift at that point. There was an awareness that he was out of the ball game, which may have affected some calls, but not the frequency of calls necessarily in my mind."

(On if there is a big gap between receivers Naanee and Anthony Armstrong and the younger receivers)– “I think the gap right now is… I think (Davone) Bess and (Brian) Hartline have separated themselves obviously and I thought Bess had a great game, really performed well this week and last week. I think we’re still looking for that guy to step, the next two guys to step forward. I would agree with what you’re leading onto."

(On if he expected his running game to be ranked fourth in the NFL based on being last in preseason)– “I think part of  these things happen, but the other part of it is, in the preseason, I knew we could run the ball pretty effectively in practice cause we’re going to against one of the better rush defenses in football every single day and I think that helped make us a little bit better. In the preseason, we threw the ball an awful lot, an inordinate amount of times compared to where we are right now and what we’re doing offensively in trying to have an assessment on the receivers and the quarterbacks and what not. I don’t think the preseason can be an indication of our run game at all in relation to (now). Plus the fact, in the preseason, you’re mixing and matching guys. There’s different groups going in there. Until that offensive line is one cohesive unit, you really don’t start having the protection you need to have from that position."

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they never changed the way they were calling the game , they were mixing it up between the pass and the run all day ... just because the pass play ended up being the drive killer yall are all saying why didn't they run the ball!!! stupid posters. yall are just playing monday morning coach! get over it .. if they would have ran the ball and we got stuffed yall would be mad that they didn't throw the ball and try to get a TD .. typical!

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You know some of these replacements were having fantasies about becoming regular NFL officials when this is all over.

Well............NOT ANYMORE!

These crews are quickly becoming the most hated men in America.

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I didn't know DuhRel Revis was out for the season.

Torn ACL. You think that could be Karma? You know, the pets defense celebrating Bush's injury?

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We don't judge each other based on the 10 commandments.
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We talk abbout how we want to spend next June which is LGBT month.
We hug and touch and try to make each other feel loved; isn't that the most important thing?

And we talk about playing 'submarine periscopes' in the bathtub. We all agree that we should keep the water low enough so that everyone gets to have a 'big' periscope.
We're really sensitive like that.

Because isn't lovingness and sensitivity what's required to reach...

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I just woke up in front of the keyboard and I have no recollection how I got here.
I have a feeling that I was in the middle of something but I can't remember what it is.
This keeps happening over and over.
I think I should seek medical treatment and go on disability but I am afraid.
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I just want it to stop and go back to the way it was.

Reading these previous posts it is clear that someone is stealing my identity.

Or should I say, "...has stolen..."?

AFTER WATCHING THE LAST TWO GAMES I AM CONVINCED THAT IF CERTAIN CHANGES ARE MADE THIS TEAM CAN EASILY WIN 10 GAMES! HOW? 1. TANNEHILL NEEDS ANOTHER WEAPON! FORGET THAT HE IS A ROOKIE THIS YOUNG MAN IS GETTING BETTER WITHOUT HAVING REALLY ANY WEAPONS TO THROW TOO! THIS COACHING STAFF BLEW IT WHEN THEY FAIL TO FIND A GOOD RECEIVER!NOW THEY NEED TO EITHER TRADE FOR ONE OR RELEASE NAANEE FOR A RECEIVER! 2. GET BETTER PASS RUSH! FORCE THE ACTION MORE. THE SECONDARY IS BAD BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PRESSURE. LOOK AT THE SEASON THUS FAR WE'RE 1-2 SHOULD BE 2-1. NE STILL THE BEST TEAM IN THE DIVISON BUT THEY HAVE ONE WEAKNESS! THEIR OL IS HORRIBLE AND WITH THERE SCHEDULE BRADY MAY NOT LAST! THE JETS ARE NOT BETTER THAN THE DOLPHINS AND WITHOUT REVIS THEY MAY NOT WIN TOO MANY MORE GAMES. BUFFALO HAS HAD THE BENEFIT OF THE SCHEDULE EARLY BUT LATER THEY WON'T. WE MUST WIN ONE OF THE NEXT TWO AND I THINK WE CAN WITH REGGIE! WITHOUT HIM NO I DON'T THINK SO!SUNDAY'S GAME WILL BE CLOSE BUT IF WE PRESSURE KOLB CONTAIN FITZGERALD AND DO NOT TURN THE BALL OVER WE WIN......DOLPHINS 23 CARDS...17...2-2.

I just am
Sickened by the way philbin and Sherman talk, and u know why? Because its today's social technology. Because of everything being on fb and twitter, EVERYTHING, we will never get a real sports answer, I mean authentic, ever again.
We may like bess and hartline, but those two should never be in the field at the same time., let alone ur two best options. They are both a good slot receiver, NOT starting wideout, and they never will be.
When it comes to scoring touchdowns, we have had the worst receiving core of the last five years. And if u take out Brandon Marshall, the worst maybe in history of forward passing. 08? Leading receivers: Ronnie brown and Ricky Williams. Fasano, a backup tight end, leads us in tds. Our tallest receiver that actually catches balls is 5' 11. Anthony Armstrong and nanee should be nowhere near an nfl football field.
In two weeks we play the Cincinnati bengals. Their receiving core is listed as 'average' for ur information, this is what an average offense has:

Aj green: the star. Over 180 yards on Sunday, and more tds than all over our receivers combined
Armon binns: getting better every week, real talent, huge receiver and hands.
Hawkins: 5 foot 9. Yes. But has caught two td passes of over 40 yards, and is much better on third down than even bess.
Tight end: jermaine gresham: most underrated tight end in the league maybe. Scores touchdowns, great blocker, great on third down, has done amazing since being drafted (we could have drafted him or dez bryant and choose odrick instead)
Two rookie backups : sanu from rutgers and walen from Stanford, luck's favorite target.

Now ask this: why can't Ireland or philbin look at teams like I just did and compare them to ours?

We need two things: fans to make sure no matter what, they don't spend a dime on the Miami dolphins til Ireland is fired. And two, don't give up on tannehill because I GUARANTEE, if he had who Andy dalton had to throw to we would be 3-0 and he would be front runner for rookie of the year. Way to much pressure on him, and if it weren't for our offensive line he would be crying every night.

Russel Wilson > Ryan Tannehill

The truth is 95% of the team is garbage scrubs that wouldnt start for any other team in the NFL. It will take 3 years AFTER Ireland is fired for this team to acquire enough talent to just be competitive. A truly sad state of affairs for Fin fans.

Brandon Weeden > Ryan Tannehill

Matt Moore > Ryan Tannehill

I think its safe to say Tannehill is no more a franchise QB then Henne was.

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Inimounts,,,, I think your right about some of that comment but I think Philbin has to deal with what Ireland gives him. I agree Ireland has to go!!!! I've been saying that for years!!! We need a great GM who knows how to get the Graham's , ( tight end he passed on) and all the other good players he passed on in the draft.. Ireland CAN NOT RUN A TEAM!!!!!!! Fire that guy Ross and get a real GM.

Armstrong sucks he caught 2 of 16 passes to him. We need some wides outs to put with hartline and beds. They will ruin tannenhill if they don't get some premier guys to throw too!!! Also our defensive secondary. NOT GOOD!!!! We also need better sack stats from the D We are stopping the run well but we need better pass rushing!!!!

And that was bess not beds. Stupid spell check lol. This will be a tough game this Sunday for sure that team is playing well!!!!

I hate to say it but I don't think Sherman is the right guy either!!!! We will see.

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Shermin seems like a smart no nonsense kinda guy but one thing I'll disagree about is that Carpenter should not be put in the position to win the game. Last I checked Carpenter gets a paycheck just like Miller does and likely makes more money. Make the field goal Carpenter. It is mostly your fault that this game ended in a lost. You get paid to make field goals and you missed two critical ones. Make the field goals Carpenter! Thats what you get paid to do!

Why are people slamming Tannehill...for God's sake, he's a freakin' rookie, and just played his 3rd game! Unless you're blind, you can see a stark contrast between the first game and the one against the Jet's. The guy's learning, making adjustments, but he's going to make rookie mistakes. I'm not a huge fan of Ireland, but to chalk this up as another "Ireland bust" just shows me how myopic some of you are. 3 games...THREE GAMES! There's a reason we're on here typing in anonymity instead of making personnel decisions for professional football teams.

Plain n simple, mike s. Did ok at play callin team did ok, tanni needs to improve on deep throws, n dan carpenter didnt do his dzmn job or wwe be in first in the afc east ... what a dfence though

Dolphins!

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