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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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Like I said on the last post....

I'm really starting to warm to Ireland's vision....

Posted by: Kris | May 06, 2013 at 10:19 AM


His vision?, I think he needs glasses.

Republican Ross doesnt want taxes raised to help the needy but wants to raise taxes to help the BILLIONAIRE? WTF?

I see Ryan Tannehill as a bigger, faster, stronger, more athletic version of a young Bob Griese.

Griese had very good mobility and athleticism for a young a qb of his day. At the same stage of their careers, the accuracy is about the same. Except, Tannehill has the much bigger arm.

It was widely considered once the Dolphins acquired Paul Warfield, Warfield made Griese, not vice versa. It wasn't until after the championships were done, that Griese was rightfully considered a great qb, thus making hall of fame.

sorry
WHO

Weatherford = boycott is on

Republican Ross doesnt want taxes raised to help the needy but wants to raise taxes to help the BILLIONAIRE? WTF?

Posted by: HUH | May 06, 2013 at 03:12 PM

. BPOTD!



YG,

Great Point.

We Might Be Witnessing Something Great Being Formed.

I Have Been A Dolphin Fan Since I Have Had A Sense Of Reason. About 20-22 Years.

And This Is The Best Our Long-term And Short-term Future Look So Bright.

What Did I Say Earlier. Troll Bringing Up The Matt Moore Thing. That Is A Non-Issue.

I think Griese's greatest strengths were his Football intelligence and his discipline.

He should've went into Coaching!

On md.com, Griese, Marino, and Tannehill all stood together wearing the uniform of their era. Tannehill in the new uny.

It looked like father(Griese), son(Marino), and grandson(Tannehill). That was my immediate interpretation of it.

But what struck me so affectionately, was Tannehill seemingly looking up to Griese and not to Marino. Its just struck as great things to come.

It struck me as a young kid destined to win championships and not stat lines.

You only die when you want, Dashi. Not before, not after.

I like trying to "Read Between The Lines". Right or wrong, I do it.

That makes me think Tracy had a great post and point when he mentioned the latest sequence of events.

We've been considering all kinds of O-Lineman for months on end now.

Then, immediately following the First Rookie Camp, we sign Clabo.

For the record, I hope Martin takes a Giant Step forward this year and cements himself as a Great Left Tackle. Ireland then gets another slap on the back for finding a solid Left Tackle in the 2nd round.

Having said that, I'll believe it when I see it.

Griese, Esiason and Blackledge can be grouped together as the '83 QB's that did nothing more than jerk off thier team's fans.
Young Elway & Kelly can also be grouped together as the '83 QBs that each took thier team to multiple Super Bowls.

Also, any troll comparing Tannehill to Henne, just have at it your calamitous way.

Tannehill seems to have an aura about himself Henne could never dream to have.

Henne only seem to have an aura about himself comparative to that of "Jughead" from the Archies cartoon and comics.

Agree with JoeCameltoe @3:27

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Meant to say "Marino, Esiason & Blackledge can be grouped together as the '83 QBs that did nothing more than jerk of thier team's fans".

Griese was already a super bowl winner by then.

You Are Being Nice To Griese.

Tannehill Is An Extremely Gifted Athlete.

You Can Say The Qb Style Might Be The Same. But The Physical Gifts Are Totally Different.

Tannehill Is Actually More Physically Gifted Than Marino. Not Just Griese.

Marino Had The Greatest Arm Ever. No Questioning That. We All Know Marino's Bust In The HOF, Should've Been His Right Arm Not His Face.

But T-Hill Is The Only Dolphins Qb That Could Replace Dan. The Only Way You Replace Dan Marino Is With A Qb That Is As Physically Gifted Or Better. It Took 17 Qbs But The Fins Seem To Have Finally Got It Right.

Brady Might Be The Best Qb In The Division. But Even He Knows Tannehill Ceiling Is A lot Higher Than His.

Neither Young nor Griese were in the class of '83 ...

I agree with JoeCamelToe@3:27, fountain of misinformation as Gorilla Monsoon used to say ..


Griese, Esiason and Blackledge can be grouped together as the '83 QB's that did nothing more than jerk off thier team's fans.

Posted by: JoeCameltoe | May 06, 2013 at 03:27 PM


Griese? '83? ROTFLMAO..........


Yeah, I know, you meant Marino. Also, Blackledge never got chance to jerk any fan off. He was straight from the factory bust! Then came the gambling issues getting him banned from the league.

Like many QB's that have come and gone, I wouldn't even try to judge Henne on what he did here in Miami.

The Kid had to take orders from SpOrano and Hennings.

Some Brain Trust there.

Agree with JoeCameltoe clarification @ 3:31

Disagree with Dashi @ 3:31.

Scott Mitchell, Jeff Garcia and Brien Griese all had a higher ceiling than Tannehill.

Mark,

I don't think joe was saying "YOUNG", I think he was saying "young Elway."

Posted by: ALoco | May 06, 2013 at 03:29 PM

Luckly for you Aloco is that washing dishes does not require writing skills.
LOL


Good player, solid signing, Would love to see a plan A or B signed for left tackle.

Disagree with YG4E @3:28.
Henne came off the bench in week 10 and threw 4 TDs against Houston.

Tannehill had only 3 TD passes to his WRs the whole season.

Don't think Young Elway ever won anything either... Old Elway finally got it done...

Troll/Trollname2. Pathetic.

IT'S STARTING TO BECOME VERY CLEAR THAT THE DOLPHINS WANT TO WIN NOW NOT LATER. THIS OFFSEASON HAS BEEN GREAT AS FAR AS GETTING TALENTED PLAYERS TO FILL NEEDS OF THE TEAM. I'M VERY CONFIDENT IN PHILBIN AS A COACH HE DOES NOT STAND FOR BS. NOW IF THESE PLAYERS DO THEIR JOB AND PERFORM UP TO THERE TALENT THIS TEAM CAN MAKE THE PLAYOFFS BARRING ANY MAJOR INJURIES. THE SIGNING OF CLABO WAS HUGE! THIS GUY ALWAYS BRINGS IT AND HAD TO WORK AND EARN EVERYTHING HE HAS GOTTEN IN THIS LEAGUE. IN THE 4TH QT AGAINST A GOOD OPPONENT WITH A DRIVE TO WIN THE GAME THIS IS THE TYPE PLAYER THE FINS NEED. THE KEY TO THIS SEASON IS NOT JUST T-HILL AND THE SECONDARY BUT IF THE FINS CAN HAVE A GOOD RUNNING THREAT FROM MILLER. IF MILLER RUSHES FOR MORE THAN 1000 YDS(1200) THE FINS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. DEFENSES THIS YEAR WILL DOUBLE WALLACE SIDE AND MATCHUP HARTLINE AND KELLER MAN/MAN THAT TAKES AWAY 8-9 IN BOX AND SHOULD FREE UP MILLER. ONCE MILLER START TO BECOME A THREAT (HOPE HE DOES) NOW YOU CANNOT DOUBLE WIDE RECEIVERS AND WALLACE IS A HOMERUN WAITING TO HAPPEN. I AGREE THILL WILL BE MUCH IMPROVED THIS YEAR TO THE TUNE OF OVER 400O YDS PASSING(3200 LAST YEAR) AND 25 PLUS TDS. THIS SHOULD GIVE THE FINS 3-5 MORE VICTORIES WHICH MEANS 10-12 VICTORIES. THE KEY IS TO START STRONG! MUST WIN 2 OF FIRST 3(BROWNS,COLTS,FALCONS) CANNOT AFFORD TO GO TO NEW ORLEANS 0-3 ON MNF. 2-2 START IS NOT BAD AND A 3-1 OR 4-0 WOULD BE GREAT AND LOOK OUT! GO FINS! MAKE THE DAMN PLAYOFFS PLEASE!

Posted by: odinseye | May 06, 2013 at 03:32 PM


I don't think even Sporano had a lot to do with Henne's lack of true success in Miami. Even from his first Dolphins interview Henne seemed a little lethargic in his answer.

Henne never had "IT". Henne had a thing that should now be referred to as "WHAT?"

HUGE DIFFERENCE!

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Scott Mitchell, Jeff Garcia and Brien Griese all had a higher ceiling than Tannehill.

Posted by: JoseCuervo | May 06, 2013 at 03:34 PM

Before this you were doing so well with your post. LOL..

Also:


Disagree with YG4E @3:28.

Henne came off the bench in week 10 and threw 4 TDs against Houston.

Tannehill had only 3 TD passes to his WRs the whole season.

Posted by: JoseCuervo | May 06, 2013 at 03:36 PM


This more than defines Henne's poor issues in Miami. We all knew he was good for 2-3 very good games a year.

Unless you were incarcerated, where its widely known you cant always control the tv on football Sundays. you should have already been well aware of this.

So right now it looks like

LT. Martin.

LG. Cog's.

C Pouncey.

RG. Lance Louis.

RT. Clabo.

Depth: Thomas, Samuda, Garner and Jerry.

If it wasn't for the uncertainty surrounding Martin at Left Tackle, I would be ecstatic with this line up.

Martin has a nasty, Cogs/Pouncey like disposition. He's had what any 2nd round pick could really use, a year of Live Wire Development! For as long as he protected Luck's blindside at Stanford, his transition back to LT should be a Breeze.

odin,

Camp and preseason will determine if we're done with the oline or not. Lets not conceive that its over yet.

If during camp and preseason, Martin doesn't handle the position to the coaches like. Then the Branden Albert trade almost certainly breathes new life.

The Fat Albert deal isn't dead, its just on life support right now. To be determined preseason and training camp.

THILL came out of the college ranks with only one full year of QB experience under his belt. Henne was a 5 year starter for Michigan. To compare their rookie seasons is ridiculous. Based on their college experience alone Henne should have run circles around THILL. Luck and RG3 had a ton more college experience than THILL and they should have had better rookie seasons as well.

The Fins selected THILL based upon his long-term ability. They saw his raw talent and his ability to mentally process the system and they went with him on POTENTIAL.

The fact that THILL had so many yards and showed a command of the offensive system was remarkable. When you consider the limited WR squad he had and the pressure he faced in most games from imposing defenses, I feel like he had a solid Rookie Year.

I am confident he will show more growth this year and earn his spot with coaches, players and fans. As I said earlier this morning, THILL's ability to make that progress will make/break this season.

Well, yeah YG, I agree.

That's why I prefaced the entire post with: "RIGHT NOW".

LOL...

Even LeBron James Needed Help. And You Only Have 4 Other Players On The Court With You In Basketball.

Marino Was 1 Man Out Of 22.

But Sure It Is All Marino's Fault.

Marino Only Had 3 Linemen. No RBs And No Wrs. Yeah The Mark Bros. WERE OK. But Marino Made Them Not Vice Versa. Marino Didn't Even Have A Defense Most Of His Career.

YG4E @3:44.
You did not address Tannehill having only 3 TDs to WRs for the whole season.
Wilson, Luck & RG3 all had at least 3 TDs to WRs in a single game.
That is why they all went to the playoffs and Miami went no where.
Having 'IT' does not win in the NFL.
Marino had 'IT' and all that did was jerl off all of the fans for 18 years.
Stop embarassing yourself with your blind devotion to Tannehill.
If you want to be with Tannehill as a couple then please take those feelings to the gay blog that this paper provides.

jpao, a lot is on Thill, but the D should help big time. They were good last year, and only improved. Honestly have fairly high expectations for this year.

Agree with JoseCuervo @ 3:55

You guys are drinking way to much if"IRELANDS SUMMER TIME WINE COOLERS"

But Heck, I'll still be rooting for them.

jpao,

I think that sums it up very well.

Tannehill was running for his life and still ranked 1st when facing the blitz(Per Pro Football Focus).

I think a strong run game and defense will be enough for him to show his talents. He hasn't shown me that he can carry a team by himself. Hopefully, he won't have too.

With the upgrades we've made and from what Tannehill did last year, I'm more concerned with the Left Tackle spot than I am QB.

If this O-Line comes together we'll Kick Some Ass!!!!

I agree that Dashi is full of Sushi.

Only problem with JMartin on the L side have always been the speed rushers. Besides that, he's fine.

Dashi,

Go look up Marino's career stats, they don't lie. Marino basically live off only 2 great season of his 17yr career. 1984(48tds) and 1986(44tds).

ALL OF THE REST WERE 30TDS OR LESS!

He threw for an even 30tds twice in his career. He threw for 28tds and 26tds twice. He threw for 25 tds or less 11 times in hs 17yr career.

So when you take away the 48td and 44 td years. We get 4yrs of 30-26tds years, then all of the rest(11seasons) aren't really note worthy to "true greatness".

THE STATS DONT LIE!

YG,

The Albert Trade Was Never Alive.

I Don't Believe Ireland Will Give A 29 year Old LT That Is Good At Best Jake Long Money. He Wouldn't Even Give Jake Long, J. Long Money.

Albert Doesn't Make Cap Sense. And I Must Believe Ireland Would Be Offering Even Less After The Draft. Since Next Season He Will Be A 30 Year Old Free Agent. And You Know How Ireland Feels About Signing Old Players.

Parcells Would've Made The Trade And Overspend For Albert. Probably Give Up 2-2nd Rounders. J. Grove Ring A Bell.

Ireland Listens To 2 People Before He Makes Every Decision. 1 Is Philbin, and 2 Is Dawn Aponte. The Coach Makes The Ultimate Decision, But It Has To Make Cap Sense.
Albert Doesn't Make Cap Sense.

Right Now We Are Still On Pace To Have A Young Talented Low Paying O-Line For The Future. Clabo Is A Stopgap. Incognito Will Be Gone This Season Or Next. Next Season Draft A RT In The 2nd. And A RG In The 3rd.

Albert Goes Against This Plan. The Plan To Build The Team Thru The Draft.


YG4E @3:44.

You did not address Tannehill having only 3 TDs to WRs for the whole season.

Wilson, Luck & RG3 all had at least 3 TDs to WRs in a single game.

Posted by: JoseCuervo | May 06, 2013 at 03:55 PM


We also see you are purposely and blatanly willing to omit Quality of wr corps of those qb's compared to the Dolphins of 2013.

You blatantly and willingly omit during 95% of the seson Tannehill had only two wr's to throw te ball to.

You blatanly and willing omit how much easier it is for nfl defensive coordinators to game plan against a qb with only 2 average to good nfl wr's on the entire roster.

You blatantly and willingly omit anything that totally blows away your hole filled swiss cheese argument.


We get 4yrs of 30-26tds years, then all of the rest(11seasons) aren't really note worthy to "true greatness".

THE STATS DONT LIE!

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | May 06, 2013 at 04:07 PM
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And with a solid run game and defense, those numbers should suffice.

Without double checking, I'd confidently bet that MANY QB's have made the playoffs and won Super Bowls with those types of stats.

I don't care how anyone interprets it, for those 17 years, the Miami Dolphins "Troubles" were NOT the QB.

I guess we find out this year how truly important LT is ...

I'll bet Bill Walsh would've been OK with Marino and his production for those 17 years.

JoseQueervo, every single point you tey to make is ridiculous. Tannehill barely played QB in college and came in and still has more command and QB sense then Henne had in his 4 years here. You are the one that needs to move to the gay blog, because u certainly are clueless on football.

Can you imagine Marino on those 49er teams?

Or maybe with Emmitt Smith and the Hogs he ran behind?

Fvck Me! Marino would've won Super Bowls with Detroit, Barry Sanders, Herman Moore and Waynne Fontes as the HEAD COACH!!!!

YG,

It Took P. Manning And This New Passing League. To Break Marino's Passing Records.
Marino Was The Most Prolific Passer Of His Time. He Had The Record For Most Consecutive Seasons With 3,000yds And He Also Had The Record For Most Consecutive Seasons With 20+ TDs. Until Peyton.

Say What You Want About Marino. But When He Retired He Owned Over 60 Passing Records. No Qb In History Dominated The Record Book Like Dan. Maybe Peyton When He Retires.

Bobbyd12,
Tannehill has more command and QB sense than Henne had in 4 years according to you.
Can you please give us some examples?
If I recall David Garrard won the QB competition in camp and then had to have surgery so the coaches had no choice but to turn to Tannehill.
Tannehill won 7 games.
Henne won 7 games twice.
Moore won 6 games in 2011.
Please bobbyd12 give us the examples that show how much better Tanne was than Henne.

Not good news from LV early odds for Games this Season. Dolphins 5-9 with 2 evens. Have to do something about that.

Agree with JoeCameltoe @ 4:24 in that bobbyd12 is a bonesmoker.

hilarious "gay blog"

The Dolphins let all their best players go. Bush, Long, Smith,Bess, Dansby, Fasano,Burnett, Davis. To me this looks like an expansion team. 4-12 maybe.

Does Miami, FL even deserve to have The Dolphins around? Probably not. Wait until LBJ skips town, then the Phins skip town. Then you will have nothing left but crappy boats washing up on shore. You will all be 40 feet under water before too long anyway.

Dashi,
Now he dominates the pre-game and halftime shows.
He is only one on the set to never have won a SB or to ever have been associated with a women.

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