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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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Jonny78,
It is a blessing to see another voice of reason on this blog.
Your point that the market in Miami will not hold the team here is very valid. Many posters here are so antagonistic towards Ross, because he is rich, that they loose insight on what is the best business decisions for the team.
I think Ross will eventually get his renovations, in one way or another.
The proposal Ross was pushing for was a deal for the public. The only thing good about the Marlins stadium being built,so far was that it got the infield dirt off of the Dolphins field.

Johnny @ 12:33

Excellent post sir!

So I guess I am to presume that a bunch of you guys live in hotel rooms in mainland Dade County?

Because, otherwise, the Dolphins weren't asking for a PENNY of your money. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Either that or you are so goddamn CLUELESS that the actual facts of the proposal elude you entirely.

But I'd hate to think that.

I would have never believed that the Parcells debacle would possibly be resolved within five years.
Think and look back at what we were facing then.
The wildcat was our salvation. I do give credit to whomever timed its release, on the Patriots.
This year, however, we will invoke an offence that will have the necessary proponents to carry out a contemporary attack.
We are not a team that will rely on a gimmick. We are playing football.

Broward County was smart in immediately saying no charity for the 4.4 BILLION DOLLAR man.

Il est merveilleux d'examiner les possibilités de les Dolphins de Miami cette année et dans l'avenir aussi! Mes pantalons sont gonflés avec l'érection de mon organe sexuel masculin que je considère cela. Je désire que vous pourrez observer mon impressionnante et forte érection et de partager ma joie.

Marcel,

English only please........

This is just another politician trying to flex his muscles!!!! This would be a win win for the Miami area! Too bad!!!

Too darn funny...Ryan Clark said on NFL live that Brady sees ghosts when there is no around him and that he flinches and ducks when no one is around. Playing scared is awful for a 35 yr old QB. Like I said with pressure he can be beat. I can't wait to see Jordan coming around one end and Cam on the other.

Any of the other teams that are threatening to leave their cities to move to LA will move to Miami in a heartbeat if the Dolphins were EVER to leave town.

If they did, is there any existing clause that says the Dolphins name stays?

Good calls on Twitter on the game last night Armando...HAHAHAHAHA

Why would the Dolphins move? Because Ross cant win in Miami? Because of one politician? Neither is anywhere near a reason to move. Ross is acting like the 3 yr old that takes his toys and goes home when he doesnt like whats going on.

STFU local fans, youre elected officials failed you. The Dolphins are the best thing you got going in town. I'd get the hell out if I was owner too. Let SOFLA rot off like it probably should.

The Dolphins are the best thing in town?? Is that why no one goes to the games anymore? Ever hear of the World Champion Heat?

Thank you Armando, that was a great article and needed to be written. A similar (but much worse) thing just happened up here in New York State . The New York Islanders play in the oldest building in the NHL . They don't own but lease the coliseum from Nassau County. The Isles owner was going to build a brand new stadium at no expense to the town, all on his own dime.

Republicans fought tooth and nail against it using silly excuses about traffic and sky lines and basically lied to voters. Then the owner, with no other choice said fine, than you help me update the coliseum because it's an embarrasment and needs fixing. At that point the Republicans were fine but the Democrats argued about public funds being used and stalled this project as well.

The ignorant voters were scammed by their local officials because no one today takes the time to make informed decisions. They would rather blindly follow whatever their politicians tell them to do which is scary considering politicians do not have their best interests at heart. The Islanders are now moving to Brooklyn in 2015 and Nassau County is losing 4 million a year. They have a debt of 2 million a a year, a new building would have brought 4 million a year in taxes which would have got them out of debt AND given them a surplus that could be used toward county improvements. It is said Nassau will now have to raise taxes on everyone to make up for the loss and that money is going to cost taxpayers more than if they had agreed to either upgrade proposal.

At least the politicians in NY allowed people to vote, I have no idea how your politicians got away with robbing their locals from a vote. We have fought so hard in this country to have the right to vote. This is absolutely shameful and I won't blame a new owner one bit for moving.

Miami moving?

I seriously doubt it. Look at how long the Vikings stadium situation went on and they ended up getting a new deal. I think in the end it will work out for a stadium upgrade. The Marlins really screwed the Dolphins by being the ones who got the new stadium. The Dolphins now have to deal with fallout from that and they aren't asking for a new stadium although it is greatly needed. I went to the stadium 2 years ago and it was by far the least impressive sporting site I have ever been too. The Linc where the Eagles play, Met Life - jets, Citizens Bank Ball Park, Heinz Field all blow the sad Dolphins stadium out of the water (no pun intended).

I remember thinking wow this stadium sure is ugly.

In the end though Miami gets their upgrade just not on their conditions.

After LeBron leaves the Heat who will give a crap? Oh yeah, no one. The Dolphins are teh ticket in town even if the Heat are killing it right now. When he leaves no one will mention the Heat again. No matter how many rings they get they will always be second fiddle.

I heard of the Heat, that's the team who would be nothing if they didn't sign someone elses superstar to play for them. The same team that just got beat by a REAL team who is starting third string players at PG and SG. Go BULLS!!!!

Ross knew the stadium was outdated when he bought it. He can afford to upgrade it and he will.

Speaking of Heat fans. They were leaving before the game was decided and started walking back to their seats when Nate missed his first free throw. Heat fans are the worst band wagon fans in all of sports, you shouldn't be bragging you should be sticking your head in the sand.

I love the Dolphins but Miami ... I could live without it.

just read your insane article about the election (or lack there of) for stadium updates....I wanted to throw up after reading it. Who the Hell do you think you are...who the hell do the Dolfins think they are. If they want upgrades...here's a novel idea...pay for it your self. Thats the problem with society. Everyone whats new stuff but wants someone else to pay for it. Then threaten to move!!!! MOVE, who cares! How dare they threat. These are tough economic times, many people without work. And your main concern is whether there is a stadium vote. More taxes!? And you included the line 'my parents brought me to this country to escape these practices'...what practices. This is not the USSR or Cuba. It is not YOUR fundamental right to have an election so that others in the state can pay for something YOU want. SO SORRY YOU FEEL PUT OUT. That editorial you wrote was shameful.

Lol, good luck with that one Mike. It's been 16 years since an NFL owner has payed everything out of his own pocket. Taxes on these places are outrageous and greatly benefit the town which is why all cities, counties, and towns help pay. Smart counties want to keep their cash cows. Dumb counties lose out. Ross has already put millions into Sun Life, the county has done zilch yet still benefits.

Two parties benefit. One uses his own money to help that along. The other thumbs their noses at such an idea and then promptly raises the stadium taxes fout hundred thousand a year. Ross will sell the team, good luck with your new owner. At least Ross is from FLA and loves the Dolphins, who knows where the new owners interests will lie.

The collapse of the Dolphins and the rise of the Heat has morphed Miami into a basketball town. The Hurricanes rise in basketball has helped also. The Heat is a class organization unlike the Dolphins. Mickey Arison has hired the right people and spent the money needed to build a winner. Dont forget the Heat won a championship without Lebron not that long ago. The names change but the team remains a success. Its called great ownership, great hires, and the willingness to spend the money. All things the Dolphins ownership clearly lacks.

More taxes!?

Can people in FLA read?

Mike and people like him. You guys just keep lying to yourselves, you're like crying babies grabbing for a pascifier. Except the pascifier doesn't exist, you think you see it but it really isn't there. Wait until the Dolphins leave and the county raises your taxes to cover the loss. Funny thing is none of you will bat an eye, you will happily pay because your politicians will tell you it's the right thing to do. So predictable, I can't wait for that reality to set in, good luck guys and congrats, you were just robbed of your right to vote. I guess communism is ok with some of you.

Ross is a cheap SOB that will never build a winner. He is a joke. Trying to hire a coach before he fires his coach? WTF? He's clueless. Honoring the opponent Tebow and alieanating Dolphin and Canes fans? The guy is clueless. Saying Henne was the 2nd coming of Dan Marino? Clueless. Keeping Ireland after 4 consecutive losing seasons? Clueless!!

I told you guys Ross was a cheapskate. Now you know!

FLH, another blind loyalist. Screaming about an issue he doesn't even understand. THAT is the problem guy, people like you. You're happy people weren't allowed to vote?! Do you know how anti american that is?!!!! WOW!

Vazman check attendance numbers. The Heat only matter when they are assured a championship. You may care but the larger percentage of fans are just there to be seen and bandwagon root. It's not even debatable.

Ross needs to spend more time on winning instead of the logo, the stadium, and his celebs.

Harmel you ignorant fool. Ross has payed the most in guarantees to players and coaches and has also spent the most out of any nfl owner on stadium upgrades. He has put more money into his team than any owner in the NFL. So when you call him cheap exactly who are you comparing him to?

You won't answer because you have no answer. You're uninformed, ignorant. Good luck with that.

Im out, the fool is back. Chases me away every time. See ya

Phins 78,

You cant get a Heat ticket. They are like gold. And you cant give away a Dolphin ticket.....just so you know. Ross has to buy 20,000 of his own tickets every week in order to get on tv. You are obviously from out of town.

No wonder Phins 78 defends Ross. They both pout and run away when the going gets tough.

Good riddance 78. Dont let the door hit ya.

You cant get a Heat ticket now...but revisit the comment when LBJ leaves. You wouldn't be able to get a ticket in Cleveland if he was still their either. Dolphins have been the staple in the community for 45 years. How long do you think LBJ will be around? Football IS the biggest and baddest show on earth my friend. So first LBJ leaves, then the Dolphins leave and you then have...what exactly? Oh thats right nothign anyone really cares about.

Harmel, your pathetic trolling is only matched by your stupidity.

Name calling when you dont share an opinion is childish.

..What I do not get.. What baffles me. This isn't a Mil Levy. This isn't a tax that is, or was going to be applied to personal property tax(for things like schools, police..) This is from a pool of funds designed for projects just like the Stadium renovation. Where is the separation from the pay for it yourselves crowd? Ross did not invent the hotel tax for this project.

I get it..Ross is rich. He should pay for everything he possibly can because he has the money. Give me a break. Really, how much does Steve Ross gain from this project? Really. The guy is how old? This is a project for the future of the team. For the future of possible feature events. Really in the end, if you think about it Ross doesn't have to do this. Now don't get me wrong and twist this to read Ross has nothing to gain. Of course he does. But of the parties involved think about it for a second. Who benefits the most?

Miami doesnt need the Dolphins. Its not like its Nebraska or Iowa or Utah lol

Ross is the only one that really benefits from a renovation. His stadium is worth much more when he sells. And if he gets a SB he stands to make 300 mill in profit. The S Fla hotels are full in January and February without a SB.

...I don't think that is Miami that doesn't need the Dolphins. It is the NFL that doesn't need Miami. That is what would scare me a bit about this.

Well sure SOFLA doesn't NEED the Dolphins. Just like it doesn't NEED strict immigration regulations...but without those things...well, lets just say you are better off with them.

I'm with Mark. I couldn't care less if the team stays in Miami. I don't expect that to be popular with the locals on here, but again....I couldn't care less.

If you don't support your team, you don't deserve a team. It happened to the Expos in Montreal and while they were a fine team in the 70's and early 80's, the fanbase was blasee towards the team. I caught a game there a few times and my God what an awful atmosphere to watch baseball. Zero atmosphere, dead air, seats built far back from the field. Not surprised they moved.

Maybe it'll be the same in Miami. Seems the fanbase i blasee about the team. Seems the politicians don't want to support the renoavations. Unfortunate but maybe just how it is. If the team moves, I'll still be a fan. Maybe the teams fortunes might even change. Maybe the team will find fans who actually care about the product on the field.

..Don't and doesn't in 1 sentence..Sweet start.


Name calling when you dont share an opinion is childish.

Posted by: The Moderator | May 07, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Responds the guy who makes up 9000 names, talks to himself, and berates everyone... fo

mike,

How does Ross doing renovations make 'the stadium much more when he sells'? Ever do a renovation around the house? Does the cost you spend on the renovation not outweigh what you get back on the sale? Your point makes no sense. The renovation is about making the experience better for the fans but of course, the added benefit is that more future Super Bowls come to Miami. However, Ross doesn't get all that money. Hotel money? How is Ross getting any of that? Super Bowls in Miami are good for the local economy and if politicians can't see that then maybe they are more fukked up than I thought.


FLH, another blind loyalist. Screaming about an issue he doesn't even understand. THAT is the problem guy, people like you. You're happy people weren't allowed to vote?! Do you know how anti american that is?!!!! WOW!

Posted by: Phins78 | May 07, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Probably loves Obama too.

Craig, one idea that nobody is talkign about is if the Dolphins move, LA is always discussed... well let me float this idea...

the Rogers Corporation is dying for the NFL. Toronto is the 3rd biggest metropolitan area in North America. An owner richer than Stephen Ross ... a city bigger than Miami ... hmmmm. The longer the Buffalo Bills drag their heels on building a bigger relationship with the Toronto, the more real this becomes.

And if you think this couldn't happen remember before the Blue Jays became the team here, we where a whisper away from getting the San Francisco Giants to relocate to Toronto.

HA:

AMERICA LOVES OBAMA.

JUST NOT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE MOST.

I THANK GOD HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE US FROM BUSH.

AND I DON't LIKE OBAMA.

I'm not sure about the numbers, so correct me if I'm wrong...
Miami has about $10 million of cap space left and will get back another $10 million after June 1st. And, we'll spend about $8 million to sign the rookies. So, either they carry an extra $12 million over into the next year or Ireland isn't done shopping for this year.

FLORIDA SHOULD HAVE HAD THE RIGHTS TO VOTE.

BUT THEN AGAIN.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE STATE THAT IS KNOWN FOR THE RECOUNT.

WHERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE VOTES WEREN't COUNTED.

THEN WHILE WE AS A NATION WAS LOOKING STUPID BECAUSE EVERYBODY KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

VOTES WERE MISSING AND OUR TOWERS WENT DOWN.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES.

NOW NO RECOUNT AND SOME HOW BUSH STOLE THE ELECTION.

I'm NOT EVEN MAD AT BUSH.

I HEARD OF A LOT OF PEOPLE STEALING A LOT OF THINGS BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST.

HE's A TRUE THUG.

STOLE A NATION.

SENT HIS GANG INTO ANOTHER PLACE THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING.

WHERE THEY SAID GET DOWN OR LAY DOWN.

GUNS BLAZING.

STOLE THEIR DRUGS(OIL)

ALL THIS FROM HIS COUCH.

I LOVE THIS MAN.

HE REMINDS ME OF SADDAM.

BUT SADDAM GREW UP POOR.

THEY JUST TOOK NATIONS

AND SAT THERE AND SAD WHAT?

AND NOBODY SAID S#IT


HA:

AMERICA LOVES OBAMA.

JUST NOT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE MOST.

I THANK GOD HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE US FROM BUSH.

AND I DON't LIKE OBAMA.

Posted by: SUPER ALPHA | May 07, 2013 at 11:16 AM

This shows how dumb & uninformed you are. Most rich people LOVE Obama. Polls & sudies released just last week confirm this.

It doesn't matter, whether rich or poor, Obama is doing no one any favors. Or have you been watching MSNBC?

Stole an election? LMFAO! How many times did you want a recount, until you got the result you wanted?

LAUGHABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PHINS 78! DON'T GET TOO CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR BULLS TIL AFTER GAMES 2&3. I WILL ADMIT THEY ARE PLAYING WITH HEART AND GUTS LIKE I HOPE MY FINS DO THIS YEAR BUT UNLIKE THE FINS THE HEAT HAVE A MVP WHO WILL EXPLODE IN ONE OF THESE KEY GAMES WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST. THE HEAT MUST WIN GAME TWO SO WATCH OUT BUT THEN THE FIRST GAME IN CHICAGO WITH ALL YOUR RETURNING PLAYERS,CHICAGO CROWD AND MAYBE EVEN "ROSE" WILL IGNITE LEBRON AND DON'T BE SURPRISED IF THE HEAT WINS THAT ONE. I MUST ADMIT THOUGH IF HEAT LOSES GAME 2 THEY ARE DONE AND JUST COMMITED THE GREATEST NBA COLLAPSE IN HISTORY!! AS FOR THE FINS THEY ARE NOT GOING ANY WHERE AND WILL WIN 10 GAMES THIS YEAR BARRING ANY MAJOR INJURIES! FORGET T=HILL IF HE PERFORMS TERRIBLE EARLY BECAUSE THE TEAM DOES HAVE MOORE AS BACKUP(MAYBE EVEN BETTER)QB. GO FINS/GO HEAT! F THE BULLS! NAW THEY DO WORK HARD FOR EVERY VICTORY THEY GET! MUST BE RESPECTED!

Ross and dee saying such negativity is a slap in the face to us fans....ross said when he purchased miami dolphins he would not move our team...if he dont want the team sale them so we can keep our team as fans..sale stocks to fans like green bay packers have done...we dont want nobody taking the dolphins anywhere..such a positive off season for team and fans, then this negativity...as a fan i dont need the nicest stadium in nfl..just wanna enjoy my dolphins...have been since 1973, dont want some owner moving our team ever...sale it to us fans first!!?!!?

Mark sanchez got carried by a great running game and defense, like qb trent dilfer did to superbowl win by an elite ravens defense and solid running game...tannenhills way better than mark sanchez, and geno smith will ever be!

Los angelas is no football town, that big city had a couple teams leave town already....why? Because lack of die hard football fans and stadium funding!!!! los angelas is always a lakers town first, then a baseball team next! al davis pulled the raiders back to oakland for a reason....rams moved out of los angelas fot a strong reason also...even though the miami heat are best nba team now and pretty dominant...miami is still the dolphins town! Football is the top sport in florida before baseball and basketball ever will be!!!! No disrespect to the heat...

Our offensive line and running backs must play strong for passing game to become elite....lamar miller and mike gillislee have nice upsides, daniel thomas i hope improves also..dustin keller must produce fast.....our corners must produce and our defense must also...i am betting our "special teams" will become a strength this season...jenoris jenkins is a special player, add mike gillislee and kicker....oh yea

Goverments have been hijacked....the popular vote means nothing anymore...next the rich change laws and we are all slaves....civil libertys are changing since george bush and obama came in office...but democrats and republicans are both to fully blame!!!

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