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Clabo: Dolphins ready to make some noise

Tyson Clabo's agent called Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland time and again about his client, trying to stir up interest. For a long time, Ireland didn't return the phone  calls.

A week ago, Ireland finally called back and said the Dolphins wanted to take a look at Clabo. Today's he's a Dolphins right tackle.

He thinks he's not much diminished from the guy that made the Pro Bowl a couple of years ago. He's very familiar with zone blocking, which is the technique the Miami line uses. And he thinks the Dolphins can "make some noise."

Here is Tyson Clabo:

(On the determining factor on signing with the Dolphins) –“When I was released and became a free agent, one of the first things that we wanted to find out was, who had interest. Once we found out who had interest, I sat down and I said, ‘What team do I think has use and is on the move upward in the League’ and Miami was right there on the top of that list and so we decided that this was the place for us."

(On if he was given a vision of what his role will be) – “I do have some experience. I have been in the League for a while, but there are some really talented offensive linemen on this team already, so if they feel that my experience will help in any way, I am more than happy to do whatever I can.”

(On how surprising his release from Atlanta was and what the last month was like) –“Well it was very sudden when I was released. Unexpected. The month that followed was, with all that uncertainty, I’m a guy who likes to have plan and who likes to be able to have a vision, a clear vision for the future and I didn’t have that for a while. It was a difficult time, but I think that its going to turn out for the best and its going to be worth it."

(On what makes him think that the Dolphins are headed in an upward direction) –“We made some big moves in the off-season and in free agency, the draft looked like it went really well, you never know but it seems like there is some talent. The young QB with a lot of upside and I just felt like we could make some noise."

(On coming from a power offensive system to a zone blocking scheme) –“I think that I am going to fit in pretty well. When I first came into the League I was with the Broncos on the practice squad and that’s (zone-blocking) all they did and then when I came to Atlanta, Alex Gibbs and Tom Cable were the line coaches, so I know the zone-scheme and I feel like that I should be able to hold my own."

(On if he is still the same player who made the Pro Bowl in 2010 from a skill-set standpoint) –“I’m a pretty tough critic on myself and I don’t feel like there has been much drop in my play to date, so I am just going to continue to take care of my body and try to continue to play at a high level."

(On how much his past as an undrafted, practice squad, NFL Europe player play in motivating him) –“I always want to do well. That’s really my biggest driving force is to feel like I did the job that I was brought here to do, or when I was in Atlanta the job that I had there. I just want to do well, and that’s really my biggest driving force is success. I work to reach those goals and so far it’s been pretty good for me so I am just going to keep doing that."

(On how quickly following his release did he hear from the Dolphins, did he expect this and if he has spoken to Brent Grimes) –“I haven’t had the chance to talk to Brent yet, but our wives are Facebook buddies and all that stuff, so I think that they have been in touch a little bit. Miami didn’t come into play until later in the process, after the draft. Some teams showed interest before the draft and then of course the draft happened and everybody changed their mind. So I was just happy when the phone rang and Mr. Ireland was on the other side."

(On the slow developing free agent market this spring) –“I didn’t get into it until much later in the process than a lot of guys did, but it was slow. I think that the depth of the draft had a lot to do with that, I thought there was lot of talent and depth in the draft, so teams wanted to sit back and see what they wanted to do there before they committed to any free agent."

(On looking forward to the home opener against the Atlanta Falcons) –“I am always looking forward to home openers. So it will be exciting, it will be good to see some of my friends and (former) teammates before the game and then after that we are going to try to put it to them."

(On what the experience was like reaching the NFC Championship game and getting so close to the Super Bowl) –“It was disappointing. Last year in Atlanta I thought that we had a really good team, a special team. Offensively we were dynamic and to come up just a little short was disappointing."

(On if he sees similarities in the Miami offense to the Atlanta offense) –“Well, over the past five years I’ve been in Atlanta we have had a young quarterback at the time and he turned out to be a pretty good player. We have a young quarterback here and he has the potential to be a very good player, and with the addition of some free agents, we have some guys that can take the top off the defense and have a vertical threat, run the football well. Offense’s if you can throw the deep ball and run the ball you are going to have a good chance, so I think that we have the chance to do both of those things really well."

(On if he has a lot still left to prove) –“I am not here to prove anything to be honest with you. I am here to play football and have a good time and win. If I play well, then it will give us a chance to do those things. I am here because I want to be, I am here because I still like to play football and I think that I can still do it at a high level. So as far as having something to prove, I just want to play and have fun and win football games."


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Sorry, but, have to side with Ross on the stadium issue.

Handouts for Billionaires? Are you kidding me?

You don't repay handouts. Not only is Ross footing over half the bill, he's promising to "REPAY" the subsidy.

I wonder if Norman Brahman is primary campaign contributor to the Florida chairman that wont bring the issue to vote?

I have a strange feeling Brahman's finger prints are all over this in some way, fashion, or form. Just follow the bread crumbs Hansel and Gretel, it may lead you home.

Love this guys attitude!! Lets go Fins!!

good signing....

Agree with JoseCuervo @12:49


I'd refute your claims but I'm not sure I can have a football talk with anyone that believes "Sanchez proved as a rookie that he is an elite, franchise QB."

Also the Jets D took them to two AFC Championship games. With some help from the Bengals/Colts for laying down so they even got into the playoffs, both years.

could be true, gonna be a sad day when the fins leave

All you have to know about Norman Braman is that as owner of the Eagles he threatened to move the franchise to Phoenix unless a new stadium was built (as it eventually was) in Philadelphia financed ENTIRELY by the taxpapers.

Principled opposition is one thing. Norman Braman, however, is the ultimate hypocrite and disingenuous fraud.

Informed Voter @ 12:23: I live in the LA metro area and I can tell you the idea of an NFL team coming here soon is pretty much dead. There has been a major step backward on stadium development plans and now no one is willing to touch it. Basically, the best proposal a few years ago is no longer promising. The developer who proposed the idea is now looking to sell off his company. There are two other proposals that are floating out there, but with no traction or much political support. On top of that you have local politicians who are demanding a exorbitant amount of tax revenues and fees that will scare many developers and teams away. So at this point, don't expect the Chargers, Rams Raiders, or any team to come to LA anytime soon.

The only things Sanchez ever took his Moore's buttocks to his nether regions and it took him down.

Henne alos sat his first year as a pro - scrotum-face

Also, the rest of your facts are wrong... Completely... Henne started 14 games, he had 2,878 yards... Tannehill 3,294 yards...

Ross is trying to make a "smart business move". He knows the stadium needs renovations and bring into the "new modern era".

He also knows, if done today, its costs even far more than doing it tomorrow. In 5yrs the cost nearly doubles, in 10yrs the cost more than doubles.

One thing for certain, in the not distant future, beyond the shadow of a doubt it has to be done. However, 5-10yrs down the road, renovating or even rebuilding a stadium will be a by far more astronomical financial burden to both taxpayer and owner.

This is why Dee says a new owner may just find it more cost efficient just to relocate the team to a new market. He wasn't making a threat, he was only introducing possible real fact.

i dont 48-go. expect it in 10 years after ross is gone

Jose what are you drunk?

Sanchez sucks....the only reason the Jets made he playoffs year one is because the Colts rested all there starters in the second half of a game they were winning.

Tannehill only played 17 games at QB in college, he is and will be way better than Sanchize...

now go back to your Jet blob and leave us alone....

JoseCuervo, what you smoking?? "Mark Sanchez is an elite, franchise QB"? Bwahahahhahah What planet you living on there spiffy? The Jets want to wash their hands of this guy. He will never be anything except a back-up QB the rest of his career. Put down the pipe.

This guy seems like he has a good head on his shoulder. One less worry.

In any case, the one that has to make the loudest noise is Tannehill.

Been reading up on the failed vote in Tallahassee and Ross/Dee comments. Disturbing to say the least.

Okay so Henne only started 14 games and put up 2800 yards to Tanne's 3200 with Tanne starting all 16 games.
They both put up 200 yards/game.
But Henne had more TDs and the same amount of wins. And Henne was throwing to scrubs named Greg Camarillo and Ted Ginn.
And he kept getting pulled off the filed in the redzone for the wildcard.
Bottom Line: Tannehill is sinking this franchise.

Agree with JoeCameltoe @1:16

cant blame them cocoa, the stadium is a dump and gonna get worse now. be shocked if they arent gone within 7 years

The great thing about Tybo Clayson is that he comes the humble roots of udfa. He has no sense of entitlement to anything.

He seems like the type of guythat will always bring the lunch pail, roll up the sleeves, and let the chips fall where they may.

Where it eventually leads? I do not know. What I do know, is, you don't get a much better beginning than this. He's definitely the type of guy I wouldn't mind having in my corner during a bar fight.

Win or lose, he gives it his all. This is my personal impression of him.

Glad you have two names to agree on the same dumb point...

Oh yeah and T-Hill had the best WR core in Dolphins history....

You sir, are simply too dumb to talk to.

Been reading up on the failed vote in Tallahassee and Ross/Dee comments. Disturbing to say the least.

Posted by: cocoajoe | May 06, 2013 at 01:05 PM

Exactly why as a society we should not allow the media to preshape our thinking for us. They often twist the truth into what sells the best.

Today. more then ever, society has to develop the tools of critical thinking. If not, were just another sheep in the flock ready to be fleeced.

Also same amount of TDs you complete idiot. 12 & 12. Henne did have more INTs though.

Sour Grape says the media? I fail to understand.

Dee simply stated a new owner may find it more cost effective to move the team if these renovations aren't soon done. Why:

Ross turns 73, Friday, May 10th. So, its entirely possible sometime within the next 10yrs he sells, because he's no longer cognizant to head such a large operation and his real estate empire too. Or, he dies.

So it wasn't "SOUR GRAPES", it was stating possible reality. What, does the media thinks Ross is a young and vibrant owner? If he was, then it would be "sour grapes" bringing up a possible move.

Ross can not guarantee he doesn't sell the team, or dies within the next 10yrs. He also can not guarantee what the next owner's plans will be.

One thing for sure, if this stadium is soon modernized it will bring great fuel to fire that a new owner could "possibly relocate".

I don't give a damn "sour grapes" was the comprehension the media got from Dees comments. But critical thinking tells me otherwise.

When judging the merits of Ross' case, one must consider the word "stakeholders". All their needs must be considered, not just those of Stephen Ross. I'm sure there are a lot of people that make money off the team beyond the owner. Their voices should be heard too.

Ross is of the age now(73)where any day he never awakes again. So these comments of Dee need be taken seriously.

At Ross' present age, we're only 1 missed wake up from new ownership. With new ownership, we're only one major disagreement from relocation.

good as gone yesterday, not hard to see that

Anyone suggesting Mark Sanchez is a 'franchise QB' should be a one sport fan....soccer.

Sanchise will be happy to be playing in the CFL next year after the Wets cut him after yet another pathetic showing.

Posted by: JoseCuervo | May 06, 2013 at 12:49 PM

2009 New York Jets 15 364 196 53.8 24.3 2,444 6.7 162.9 12 3.3 20 5.5 65T 34 8 26 195 63.0

2012 Miami Dolphins 16 484 282 58.3 30.2 3,294 6.8 205.9 12 2.5 13 2.7 80T 40 3 35 234 76.1

comparing rookie stats to rookie stats shows Tannehill had a better rookie year.. so it looks like him getting to the playoffs didnt have anything to do with him being a better QB but a better team around him..


As long as Ross is owner the Fins aren't going anywhere.

However, at 73yrs of age, his biological clock is quickly winding down. A decade comes within a flash of an eye. sometime within the next 10yrs, age may force Ross to sell, or he dies.

So sometime within the next 6-10yrs, the Fins could very well be under new ownership, one way or the other.

Then the fate of the Fins will be the hands of a new owner, whom at present we fail to even know his name yet.

japo, this guy also called Romo a franchise QB. Not a stretch to think this poster is Mexican (the name JoseCuervo also indicates this). He may not be entirely unbiased in his opinions may just root for certain players because of their cultural roots. Nothing wrong with that but it's not going to provide us with opinion rather than fact.

Was there a Mexican Qb out there in the draft that would've appeased this guy??

Dusty, when this recent upgrade proposal came to our attention, I was not for it. Not because of the tax, that's just foolish but because the Joe Robbie/Proplayer/Dolphin Stadium/Sun Life (did I miss any?) stadium was not designed just for football. The closest seat is almost twice as far as some other stadiums. I still want to see how plans are to get seats closer and still maintain stadium (seating sloped toward the field) type of seating. Not to mention it's what 23 years old? I wanted a NEW stadium.

But it looks like that's not gonna happen any time soon so, I was trying to get behind the idea when this happened.

Corporate Communist County Commissioners.


Puppet Representatives In Tallahassee.

They Would've/Should've Built A Sports Complex At The Orange Bowl. But These 3rd World Commissioners Who Don't Even Have A Democracy In Their Original Country. Have No Foresight. They Only Care About their Bank Account.

They Run Miami To The Ground Any Chance He Gets.

The Federal Government Should've Token Over Miami. The Last Time These 3rd World Commissioners BANKRUPTED Miami.


The Clabo Signing Was A Good Signing.

The T-Hill Debate Is Just A Form Of The Troll Getting Hits. Since He Doesn’t Have Anything To Complain About. And The M. Moore Should Be A Starter SCHTICK Has Run Dry.

The Only Position He Can Complain About Is RB. If He Was Smart.

All Dolphins Fans Can't Wait To See T-Hill With His New Weapons.

Now The RB Position. That Will Be Good Debate Until Miller Starts Breaking Long Runs. And Gillislee Can't Turn The Corner.

Gillislee Will Be In A Good Battle For The #2 RB With D. Thomas. For The 3rd Down Back Position As Well. Even Though I Believe The Fins Like Thigpen As A 3rd Down Back.


Ross is Jewish.

They Last To The Late 90's. Easily.

Braman Is The One That Needs To Croak.

Him and Oscar.

Ross deserves NOTHING until he shows he can win. Bring us a SB win and THEN we'll help with renovations.




Sanchise - Tebow - Ryan's Wife's toes & Tatoo - But Fumble.....forever linked in NFL history!

Kris, that post from my troll was funny. He's still upset over the election. It's ok dude, football Season will be here in no time to take your mind away from it.

Mark, like I said, could be semantics on Clabo. I'm happy about the pick, I don't think the guy has fallen off too much. I'm just wondering if it means Jerry is odd man out (or a backup now)?

But I guess we'll get to see your boy at LT. I don't see the Albert trade happening (unless Mando's right). Tannehill better practice his sprints just in case.

Joe Namath
Joe Namath's commercial in panty hose
Joe Namath's drunken interview on national TV
O'brien over Marino in the 1983 draft
The fake spike
Sanchise for a stock pile of picks
The Tim Tebow circus
The butt fumble
Sparano as a O.C.
Revis leaving Revis Island

The WETS....a truly storied franchise

To much Jose makes u a loco.



Posted by: NO CHARITY FOR BILLIONAIRES | May 06, 2013 at 01:51 PM

I'm not saying you're right or wrong, but I hope you're a Miami resident. I'm not, so stayed out of that debate. I'd like a new stadium, but since I won't be asked to pitch in I think it's best left to the taxpayers to decide.

However, I heard there's an article out there questioning if the Dolphins days in Miami are numbered. Ross said not on his watch, so we'll see. Personally hope they don't move, but stranger things have happened.

Sanchez was a very good QB his 1st 2 years leading his team to 4 playoff wins. Seems he went backwards when Brian Schottenheimer left.


Many of guys are here for far too long to not recognize these troll aliases as here for nothing but blog hits. Yet you guys consistently respond to their tomfoolery.



I live in Naples....I don't know all the in's and out's of this stadium deal. But what I find ironic is that a good portion of the proposed financing plan was to come from a FL HOTEL TAX.

So, local residents would be very unlikely to pay much toward the new stadium. It would come from anyone coming into the state and staying at any hotel in the state. So, why not allow the local residents to at least vote on the proposal?

Sounds to me that the Fins and Ross didn't pay the right politician to make damn sure a vote was had. U.S. politics at its best.


Are You Going To Be Renting Hotels?

Some Of You Say The Most Ignorant Things.

We Weren't Going To Pay Anything.

While The State Constantly Takes Money Miami Produces And Spends It Elsewhere. We Don't Get To Spend Any Money.

Miami Gives More Than Half The State Budget And Receives Less Than 10% From The State.

How Come The Local Representatives Don't Speak Up In Tallahassee?

That’s Right. Cause They Are Ignorant Money Grubbing Mafioso.

And These Journalist Are The Laziest In The World. Only Write Propaganda To Sell Newspapers. They No Longer Do Real Journalism. Investigate and Expose For The Public. Just What Is The Hot Topic Of The Day.

None Of These So Called Journalist Do Real Work.

Take D. Hyde. A Fluff Piece On Why Ross Doesn't Deserve The Stadium Upgrade.

What About A Piece Talking About Political Corruption In Tallahassee?

Cause We All Know They Gave Ross A Raw Deal Because Braman "Influenced" A Couple Politicians.

That Would Be To Much Work.

A Fluff Piece Where They Only Have To Sit In Front Of A TV To Get The Info. Is Much Easier.

They Could've Written A 1 Page Editorial On Sundays Paper. Explaining Both Sides. But 1 Of The Sides Would've Needed For Someone To Do Real Work. And We Know How Journalist Are Now A Days.

DC, the NFL would never allow the Dolphins to move. It doesnt matter what Ross wants.


Let me explain to you dopes what will happen now. The State of Florida will get NOTHING from the NFL. Zero, zilch, zippo. The Entire State, not just Miami. If Jacksonville or Tampa believe they will be awarded a SuperBowl, no chance.
Miami is the only team that pays personal property tax. Miami iDolphins are the only team that doesn't get the 3 million tax rebate from the State.
You morons who say the Dolphins need to win to get a renovation are MORONS. It's not about a winning team, it's about bringing in big events, BCS, Soccer and other events which fill the hotels, bars and restraunts in Miami-Dade.

I hope that when and if Ross ever decides to sell. He sells to another middle-aged Jewish businessman. Young Jewish business can be a little more sporadic and green as business.

One thing that can be said for Jewish businessmen sure, they play to win! Oh, they love the money, but they love winning just as mch!

American business care more about winning the "bottomline" far more than winning the war. There may be a few exceptions, but not many.



Sanchez Got Schotenheimer Fired.

You Can Point Sanchez Down Fall To L. Tomlinson Leaving.

His Pee Wee Football Offense Got Shut Down Without A Great Running Game.

That To Me Is The Only Reason Rex Hired Spo. He Thought Spo was A Run Game Guru. And Take Pressure Of No Arm Sanchez.

Sanchez Was A Top 5 Pick.

DC, we will see Jerry at some point this year - AT TACKLE.

I'm positive.

YG, yes, I know the trolls are here for blog hits, but I just wanted to make a point on the stadium issue and used that troll's post as a conduit, that's all.

YG, and that's why I read everything I could find on it. This is my take on it: (1)It seems that Ross did not have the local (political) support he should have.
(2) It seems like ordinary citizens and politians as well cannot separate the Marlins deal from the Dolphins situation....big difference. (3) House speaker Weatherford is from some podunk west Fla town who BTW is the son in law of the previous (Bense I think his name is) speaker who...wait for it....voted against the Marlin deal. If Ross and Dee are to be believed, Weatherford lied to them (4)Ross lost it when had some not very nice things to say about how things went down Friday. Those crooks...I mean those guys in Tallahassee remember stuff like that

I live in Naples....I don't know all the in's and out's of this stadium deal. But what I find ironic is that a good portion of the proposed financing plan was to come from a FL HOTEL TAX.

So, local residents would be very unlikely to pay much toward the new stadium. It would come from anyone coming into the state and staying at any hotel in the state. So, why not allow the local residents to at least vote on the proposal?

Posted by: jpao | May 06, 2013 at 02:01 PM


It was never a statewide hotel tax. The proposal was only a 1% tax on hotel rooms in MAINLAND Dade County--even Miami Beach was exempt from it.

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