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Thomas cleared for activity but no contact yet

Running back Daniel Thomas is suffering from a concussion and while he had been cleared for physical activity by Wednesday, he was not cleared for contact thus had to sit out practice.

As part of the NFL's concussion guidelines, Thomas must undergo and pass a baseline test clearing him to return to practice and game action. He must get the clearance from an independent neurologist so it's not really the Dolphins' or Thomas' call when he will return.

[Update: Thomas is not practicing on Thursday.]

And that means that, suddenly, Reggie Bush might get more of a load on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders and rookie Lamar Miller might get his NFL debut.

Bush getting work is not an issue. He's in great shape. He's been holding up very well during his time with the Dolphins the past 18 months -- that contrary to a previous reputation for getting hurt.

Miller is another story.

For him it's not so much being ready to carry the football. He's ready for that. For the rookie the concern is whether he's ready to do good work in blitz protection on passing plays.

“I think one of the hardest things, I think the transition from college to the NFL is pass protection because those guys they don’t just run at you anymore," Bush said. "They’re moving around. They’re giving you different looks, different blitzes, different schemes and then, on top of that, you get some of these linebackers and safeties who just, they’re not just coming right at you any more, they’re moving around. I think that is the biggest transition, but Lamar’s done a great job this year, so I don’t think we’ll be worried about him too much.”

Miller has shown no obvious pass protection deficiencies in the practice time the media is able to watch. But privately, coaches are hoping he isn't pressed into a situation where Oakland -- this week's opponent -- decides his entrance into the game becomes a signal to come after Ryan Tannehill. 

 

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Craig we are not Arguing. Dashi doesn't Argue.

We are talking about optimistic. Dashi went off the top and I found 10 teams that we might be able to put 30+ on.

Now U said ur the "Most Optimistic"

But Realistically 4 games. Dashi has the Fins Still Going 9-7.

Maybe If things turn Bad and We get blown out by the Raiders. Then Dashi might be a Little Pessimistic and say 6-10.

But Right Now if U want Philbin to stay as a Coach, It Might Actually Mean Keeping Ireland Around. And Keeping Ireland Around Involves a Winning Record.

FINS go 11-5 this year...and shock the fan base...this will be due to our SOFT and favorable schedule....

Next year The FINS take a step back and will finish around 8-8.....due to the harder schedule....

The third year...Philbin will have his system set...and players he is comfortable with....and we are back in the playoffs...and set for a LONG run....

the road to 11 wins starts Sunday...when we get to 1-1....

Funny,

Five years ago we wouldn't even be worried about beating the Raiders.

What changed?

the road to 11 wins starts Sunday...when we get to 1-1....

Posted by: Kris | September 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM

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Is that road covered will little yellow bricks?

5 years ago the LIONS were the dung pile of the NFL...and I was single and nailing every pretty moving....

Life happened....

Kris @ 12:03

Great Post.

Dashi would Rather see them go 9-7 and 11-5, Next Yr. And Keep Getting Better.

If we Can Re-Sign our Young FA's and Maybe get 1 or 2 Blue Chip FA's. D.Bowe and M. Wallace. Fix the Wr Problem Before the Draft, Use the 10+ Picks on Something Else.

Dashi....

I like your scenario better as well....

But I think we step back next year....I see this year as being similar to 0-8 (i hope)....except this time....INSTEAD of resting on his laures....and reputation....Philbin continues to work to make this team better....

Parcells thought he was a football god...and the 11-5 season gave him all the confirmation he needed.....

Oh boy Kris, you seem eccentric this afternoon. We should have the same kind of schedule next season, given that we play all the teams that finish in the same divisional place we do (which may be last place, may be third with our easy schedule and if the Bills falter due to the fact they're overrated -- the signing of Mario Williams and "emergence" of Stevie Johnson means nothing as Fitzpatrick is another dud QB)

Difference between Fitzpatrick and Tannehill's 3 interceptions is Tannehill's passes were tipped/poor receiver help while Fitzpatrick made POOR decisions that led to interceptions (check the replays)

Miami is probably a 4 to 5 win team at best. I think this is going to be 1 of those. Raiders are coming off a short week and making one of the longest road trips in the league from Oakland to Miami. Adding to that, Miami hasn't shown any signs of life they could put together more then a good quarter including the preseason. They will put about 2.5 good ones together this time which leaves the Raiders on the short end of the stick.

Miami 19 Raiders 17

AndyNJ, if I were going to predict the score,it would look a lot like yours.

I predict Coalition will make at least 3 posts to every 1 post a troll makes about him.

MiamiD...]

what makes our schedule easy is the division that we play this year...THe NFC West....and the AFC South (weaker teams)...

and YES...i know....we are considered a weaker team....

and we are a weak team....I just think we are stonger than your average weak team....amd that's what makes me a FIN fan.....

Hey Guys... What Is the EXACT meaning of a Troll?... Besides my mother-in-laws's ugly face...

Blog Fodder,

Yeah don't see Miami touching the end zone much. And just a hunch and I hope he gets his first TD pass but I expect a rushing TD not a passing one.

I like Tannehill he's just in a tough spot. A suspect O-line, terrible WRs and TE combo. Reggie is proving he is going to start being consistently good and needs to be extended barring injury. Also the coaching staff is a problem. I hope Philbin and Sherman realize they were a huge part of the game getting out of control and not the ego-maniacs most coaches are and keep doign the same. But 41 of 58 total plays were pass plays. A staggering 70 percent pass ratio on the road vs a team many predict a deep playoff run and possible Super Bowl team. Tannehill was game and showed a lot of toughness. J.J Watt creamed him on that sack and he got right back up. A rookie can only do so much with so little.

bob 3 opow, should have given stl,,,dt3,j.long, ireland, ross ,serena ,fat gloria and 1/2 the stadium 4 him.
lol

True Kris, but next season should produce a better record because:

1) Tannehill/Philbin will have experience
2) we'll have a legit alpha receiver
3) we'll have sured up out secondary

We have a lot of picks and need only a WR, another CB, a safety. If we keep Dansby we can use our 1st round after 2013 season on an MLB. I'm sure our cap space and FA can help fill some of the excess holes we have (ROL, OLB)

This is my negative comment of the day that's not a fact or is it:

Ireland has gotten a few extra picks by trading away very good talent. He sucks at drafting, particularly skill players. He has to get fired in order for those 5 picks in the first 3 rounds to mean anything. And fired he will if Miami finishes how I see it 4-12.

WELCOME ! To Fantasy Island.

Andy,

I think the run/pass ratio was due, in part, to being down by 3 scores. I think they had pretty good balance until the turnovers happened, then a few 3 & outs in the 3rd quarter, left them with little choice but to throw.

As far as getting into the endzone, I'm hoping another week with Hartline and Armstrong will help get us there.

if a team is relying on an armstrong and a hartline to be the difference makers,
then that is a bad football team folks.lol

Dink,

I hear what you're saying, but, regardless of what their names are, you can't wait until the 4th quarter to complete a pass to the WRs.

The only way that works is if you have TEs named Hernandez & Gronkowski.

lol

Blog Fodder,

They were balanced early but one it was 10-3 they ran I think 6 times after that. That's not enough. They did surprise early by running Reggie but even if you get down 24-3 you have a whole half of football left. The odds of coming back from that are slim, the odds of doing it with a rookie QB on the road, passing every single down are even worse.

IMO they should of kept running the ball and keep the Texans honest. Even when Tannehill got them inside the 10 twice it was a joke not 1 run was called. You already were trailing by 20 at that point with about 6 minutes to go, mix a run or draw or better yet empty backfield and QB draw in there. The coaches did very little to help Tannehill succeed in game 1.

Aw shucks this blog sucks..

Same story different year

Patriots 1-0 (the roof)
Jets 1-0 (the attic)
Bills 0-1 (the bathroom)
Dolgarbage 0-1 (the cellar)

Andy, I think they should have let Tannehill continue to pass. It prevented wear and tear on Reggie Bush, especially pointless hits/pounding he would have taken and it also gave more practice to Tannehill. That touch pass to Hartline down the side line was a nice throw. I'd love to see more of that and those will come with time and practice. He was facing the #2 defense so I'm glad he was able to see how a top notch defense is run and how a very good DC in Wade Phillips plans for his game

Difference between Fitzpatrick and Tannehill's 3 interceptions is Tannehill's passes were tipped/poor receiver help while Fitzpatrick made POOR decisions that led to interceptions (check the replays)

Posted by: MiamiD20 | September 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

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Here is another difference.

Ryan Tanneill drafted round 1, #8
Ryan Fitzpatrick drafted round 7, #250

Andy, I think they should have let Tannehill continue to pass.

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That would have been a huge mistake. They guy crapped himself after the first INT. Dude was crying on the sideline. Wife had to come wipe his damn nose.

Long time Fish Fan never bought a jersey till now....
Richie Incognito 68 ... 21 more guys like him we might have a team.
FO jets

This is about as pathetic as I've seen the homers.

Since Fitzpatrick sucks, its alright for Ryan to suck.

Most asinine homerism I've seen in my lifetime.

Tannehill ROUND ONE NUMBER 8
Fitzpatrick ROUND SEVEN NUMBER 250

Miami D.....

I would ASLO add that Fitz interceptions were due to being confused by the defense...bad reads....those are MENTAL mistakes....a QB trying to figure out were he wanted to go with the ball...

I EXCPECT that from a rookie QB....almost WELCOME it....that can be fixed in time....

Passes that don't make it past the Lone of scrimage due to inability to find a throwing lane....NOT acceptable to me....and show that perhaps Tanne has even more developmental issues than I could have imagined....

Fitzpatrick > Tannehill

does shermans play book have any paxx plays that go over 14 yds.?,that might keep the d line from playing pocket pool w/ rt all game long.
lol

Sparrow, really??? You are comparing a rookie in his first NFL start to a seven year vet? You are comparing a guy on a rookie contract with a guy on a 6 year $69 million contract??? Are you for real???

Man, you're beyond stupid.

Sparrow, really??? You are comparing a rookie in his first NFL start to a seven year vet? You are comparing a guy on a rookie contract with a guy on a 6 year $69 million contract??? Are you for real???

Man, you're beyond stupid.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | September 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM

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ROUND ONE NUMBER 8
ROUND SEVEN NUMBER 250

Am I serious....deadly serious.

You numskulls justify Tannehills crapness by equating it to other QB's crapness. #PatheticHomerism

Ireland: RGIII and Ryan are equal
Ross: We are going to retire Ryan's jersey.

Where was all that fanfare when Fitzpatrick was drafted?

I compare fruit of the looms to Haines panties.

Posted by: Truth be told | September 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Here's my problem with that post. First of all you sit in judgement of others like you're God. Who cares what you're opinion is about other peoples posts?

Secondly you go on for paragraphs chastising people for the same exact thing you're doing in the very same post. I guess maybe you missed the irony of all that.

Wait a minute! I wasn't even the one who made the original comparison. It was you Mark arse Trick from Toronto.

No one felt Fitzpatrick was anything more than a seventh round QB. Just like no one, except the homers, felt Tanne was anything but a practice squad QB.

Or pretty decent #3 WR.

Sorry, not irony, hypocrisy, because you're a hypocrite.

Sparrow all you do is hate on everyone's opinions and say everyone sucks. What gives man? Offer some sort of credible football evidence to your argument.

Fed Up,

To answer your question, a troll is a poster who doesn't use one handle (they keep switching it, or using multiple handles) and rarely, if ever, discuss the topic at hand. They main MO is to disrupt, annoy and attack posters they don't like (for whatever reason). On this particular site, they might (or might not) be actual Dolphins fans. They might (or might not) even like football. What they do like, however, is to get a poster riled up, by attacking them personally, calling them names (usually disparaging in the handle) and trying to get a rise out of them, which is all they are out for (a response).

Though it's hard (we've all been there) it's best to ignore them.

So Tanne blames the O-Line also?

That won't go over very well with the O-Line.

Same story different year

Patriots 1-0 (the roof)
Jets 1-0 (the attic)
Bills 0-1 (the bathroom)
Dolgarbage 0-1 (the cellar)

Posted by: This ain't Kansas anymore, Toto | September 13, 2012 at 01:35 PM

Hel look, Aloco has a new alias. What does that make it now Aloco, 10 ,,,,20 different names you post under? What an a-hole.

Sparrow all you do is hate on everyone's opinions and say everyone sucks. What gives man? Offer some sort of credible football evidence to your argument.

Posted by: AndyNJ | September 13, 2012 at 02:12 PM
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The first part is a damn lie.

The second part...when I see some football coming from Miami, I will provide the evidence.


Phins 78,

I can give you the key to understanding Omar’s assessment of Dolphin(actually any)players.

I hate to say it, but with Omar it’s simply a black and white issue.

That’s not his top criteria, but it’s close. When it comes down to two or three players, Omar will/has ALWAYS sided with the black player.

As soon as Garrard was signed, all common sense went out the window with him. He didn’t care about age, skillsets or experience. Garrard was a brother, so in Omar’s mind, he gets the nod.

I know, I know…..that’s a harsh accusation. Well I emplore you not to take my word for it. Go back through his archives and take a new look with this in mind. It becomes obvious rather quickly.

When it comes to judging to competeing players, one white and one black, Omar ALWAYS sides with the Brother.

Unless of course that Brothers last name happens to be Burnett

Don’t take my word for it, go have a look for yourself.

Sunday
. T-storms
Hi:89°Lo:78°
.is that tannehill storms.?
lol

Credible evidence that will probably get ignored by the homers.

Ryan had 19 batted balls in college.

Are we to believe his college O-Line sucked also?

Why is it that everyone around Tanne sucks but him?

Also, in case anyone's keeping score, put me in the "Craig is a Very Optimistic Fan" camp. I can personally attest to that (and the fact he's come back to Earth this Season scares me some, because that probably means the team is worse than we're all thinking).

This year Kris has overtaken Craig and King Optimist.

Lastly, I accept Mark from Toronto's judgment on the QB position. It's been my experience in the past that he has good knowledge and "gut feeling" when it comes to QBs (and bench presses).

Sparrow,

19 batted balls in college on 19 starts. 1 per game?

Here's my problem with that post. First of all you sit in judgement of others like you're God. Who cares what you're opinion is about other peoples posts?
Secondly you go on for paragraphs chastising people for the same exact thing you're doing in the very same post. I guess maybe you missed the irony of all that.
Posted by: You're not smart | September 13, 2012 at 02:11 PM

I did it once idiot, he does it once a minute.

Would you like to continue comparing apples to bowling balls?

Thanks DC.. And Knowing is half the battle!!

WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR YOU HOMERS TO REALIZE JEFF IRELAND IS A JOKE THAT JOKES TELL TO EACH OTHER.

When will you wake up and realize everything Jeff touches turns to crap? When will you realize that Jeff has touched Ryan?

Just because we drafted him in the first round doesn't mean he is first round material.

I understand you homers are invested in your support for this garbage. Well, when you sleep with garbage you smell of garbage.

Ryan smells of 100%, Jeff Ireland, garbage.

This game should give us a better idea of where this team really stands, in my opinion.

Jack, bubbie, all we are saying...(is give Peace a chance)...ok, no, got that in my head. All some of us are saying is we don't know WHAT Tannehill is. If you want to go off of ONE GAME, then sure, have at it, he had what, a 39 QB rating, sure, he sucked. But I can name you a dozen (thanks to Craig) elite QBs who were equally sucky in their 1st game as a Pro. It takes TIME to develop into the QB position. Unless your name is Cam Newton or RG3, you're probably not going to be a star right off the bat.

Can you accept Tannehill needs to gain experience, learn how to play his position in the NFL, and only THEN can we KNOW FOR SURE what we have? That right now, today, he could be a bust or the next Dan Marino. We just don't know. He has talent and as we saw, he has some work to do.

But respectfully, you don't have a DEFINITIVE CLUE if Tannehill will become good, great, elite or not. Neither do I. No one does. It's way too early to determine that. Look at Alex Smith. Guy finally looks like a #1 pick. I'm not saying give Tannehill 6 years, but at the VERY LEAST 3 (even 4).

Can you appreciate that?

Keep sitting in your slum in D-town Detroit blowing up imaginary hotties, cashing your welfare checks & getting your food stamps in order for your next meal.
YOU ARE A DISGRACE!

Posted by: Truth be told | September 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Nice try Monket Boy-NOT! ROTFLMAO!

I hardly posted at all last night and definitelt not later on. You were talking away to yourself just fine.


I was polite, I didn't interupt ;)

Don't let the facts get in the way of your goofy rants though. But TRUTH BE TOLD, you'd do alot better addressing this post to YOURSELF!

SMH(with a wry smile ;)

Had some good milk today.

Phins 31
Raiders 10

#winning

Seriously, is Dashi Home?

Andrew Luck will go down as the biggest bust since, well, ever. Bank on it.

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