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Hi, gang. Barry Jackson visiting Armando's blog for the first time in a year. 

With camp starting in 11 days, I will have four Dolphins columns in the next week and will link to the first one here, with several tidbits:

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz

If you only check out this blog on The Herald site, and don't regularly see my blog (which is next to Armando's as well as on the sports home page), please scroll through my blog posts -- if you have a few minutes -- for many other Dolphins notes that I've run in columns in the past month --- including a comprehensive look at the Dolphins' 2014 cap outlook, how Miami is approaching Randy Starks' contract situation, items on several players, etc.

For those who have asked about Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach, his agent has told us Miami is the front-runner and the best fit for him. But Leach is waiting to see if another team is willing to offer more than the financial parameters that the Dolphins have discussed with his agent. 

Armando and his excellent work will return to this space next week. Please follow Armando (@ArmandoSalguero) and me (@flasportsbuzz) on Twitter.

Can't wait for training camp to start!

 

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BTW looking at Dion Jordan pics without his football gear on he looks like a got d a m n WR. This guy needs to get on the Cam Wake exercise regime ASAP.

Posted by: Truth | July 10, 2013 at 02:11 PM
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Yep and a lot of people think he's going to play DE in the NFL. That or a **PART TIME** Pass Rush Specialist.

It makes no sense to me. The Kid had trouble setting the edge at the collegiate level. He has the perfect skills/skillset to play OLB in the NFL.

He simply can't play End on 1st and 2nd down. So what are you going to do with him then? Let him sit the bench and learn? Hope he gains weight by **NEXT YEAR**?

OK, but that's a big waste of talent and premium draft picks. It's OK though, we'll have Misi and/or Trusnik on the Field(sarcasm).

Well, Ireland might not want to give Leach what he wants and Jeff might know of a good FB for Us from other Teams that might be available in their final cuts.

where's the bears fb? isn't he on the roster?
f leach.

If you want to see a current picture of Armando go to the twitter spot on the side of the web page. Look up his account and you will see him sitting in his car. To the people making fun of his weight take a look in the mirror. You may not be overweight, you may not be ugly, but there's definitely a reason why you enjoy putting other people down and the reason is not good. Worry about your own house.

To be fair, Hate grows from Racism. So it is a never ending story, more Racism=more Hate=more Racism. One solution we have proposed at least to ameliorate that problem is, marry each other, Hate with Racism. Look at MJ married one of our Daughters. Love knows no boundaries. And it will stay All in the Family.

@ 3:27. Yeah it's because I'm not able to retire from my 9-5 job yet... and it's ust mando. I called him a buffet destroyer before. he knows I joke...

Odin if he is converted to linebacker do you seriously think he's going to start this year? He has never played the position in his life. He was a TE and then switched to DE. He has zero experience in the two point stance and has very little experience covering receivers and backs in the open. The only issue he will have on the line is setting the edge on run plays. You're saying don't put him there because there is an issue, put him at LB where there will be multiple issues. IMO he will be coming in on obvious passing downs and that doesn't necessarily mean only on third down. There's no reason to rush his progress, he has a long career ahead of him.

I hate!

I think hate can be good!

I hate Junk foods, Fast Foods, etc, etc.....

I Thank God for that. I won't be destroying buffets or backing up John Jerry any time soon!

Jordan's measurables right now suggest he will not be playing DE for multiple downs like Odin suggests. He needs like 40 lbs of weight gain then he'll be a Demarcus Ware sized beast. Currently he's really light for 6' 6" DE.

In our Future, all of Humanity will look alike, café late color, brownish hair and slanted eyes. You can't escape it...

Mark that wasn't directed at you, your comment was obviously in good fun. My post was for the couple of people in here who are mentally unbalanced like Exposing the Fraud and Aloco who will now run with it like a ten year old.

Darkoak I agree. He looks a lot like JT did when he was drafted. He will need some time to bulk up. His second year will be the one to look at, this year is an introduction and hopefully he can make an impact on the pass rush.

So according to the espn story Ortiz, Wallace, Odin and AH stopped. All 3 but Ortiz got out of car to piss.
Lloyd was shot 5 times. AH and Wallace got back in the car and then on the drive back to CT Wallave to Ortiz that AH admitted shooting Odin? So Wallace didn't turn to see where the 5 shots were coming from he waited for AH to tell him what happened?

And you guys believe that?

And all of this happened within 2 hours of the body being discovered and the police declaring that AH did it? Even though they don't speak to Ortiz until at least 3 days after the announcement?

Jordan won't be starting this year regardless of position. That's ok. Neither did Aldon Smith in his first year and he got plenty of snaps and stats. I always pictured Jordan in the same role. A pain in the arse for defenses because you have to always look hard to acocunt for him.

Who the crap cares idiot? Is this the Patriots blog? NO So no one gives a poop what is going on with one of their players.

You mad bro? Well you're in the wrong blog nimrod. The Patriots cut him moments after he was arrested so they obviously are the one's you should be talking to. Please go to the Boston Globe and take your steaming craps in their blog. Thank you for your cooperation.

In our Future, all of Humanity will look alike, café late color, brownish hair and slanted eyes. You can't escape it...

Posted by: oscar canosa | July 10, 2013 at 03:39 PM

Wrong. We all can and will escape it because none of us will be around to see it. You're talking thousands of years from now so unless you found the fountain of youth you will be long dead and will have escaped the freaky future.

It's always difficult to determine what a player may or may not do before he gets on the field, but Dion's explosiveness coming off the snap is rare and will create mismatches. Not only high potential, but feel he is another welcome addition to what the Dolphins have strategically gone after this offseason: PLAYMAKERS.

Yo everything hinges on the qb this year,,EVERYTHING!! No more excuses, the QB has to kill or else.

2 minutes later;

People who watch qb play don't know anything about football. It's all about the trenches, read the book Eyes Off the Ball and you will learn something.

2 minutes later;

Kanye is someone that everyone should look up to, what a great artist. He called himself Jesus on the album, said he was bigger than Jesus yo! LMAO

2 MINUTES LATER

“You shall have no other gods before me." EXODUS 20:3

I hope Jordan is similar to Aldon Smith, but no doubt in the running game Jordan will be swallowed up. If he gets 6 to 8 sacks in his rookie season he will be a perinieal all pro

Posted by: Hernandez GUILTY | July 10, 2013 at 03:33 PM

Huh..................?

ROTFLMAO - Don't even try it. I respect your right too an opinion, just don't twist the facts to make an argument.

I got this from N F L . com. The same information is available from many sites:

He showed promise after moving across the line during spring 2010 practices, playing in 13 games and starting one at defensive end (5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks) as a redshirt sophomore. But the move really bore fruit when he earned first-team All-PAC 12 honors in 2011 as a 12-game starter at his hybrid defensive end/linebacker position (42 tackles, 13 for loss, team-high 7.5 sacks). Jordan continued working at his drop end, outside linebacker spot in 2012, recording 44 total tackles, 10.5 going for a loss, including five sacks. The Duck forced three fumbles and intercepted one pass. He only played in 11 full games after missing parts or the entirety of three others with a shoulder injury. It has been reported Jordan will miss the Senior Bowl to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
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He has tons of experience at OLB. He also excelled in coverages, sometimes even covering the Slot WR!

My opinion is that he should be a Day 1 starter at OLB. On 3rd downs or any passing situations he should then play his/an Hybrid DE/OLB pass rush specialist.

I respect your opinion and I've stated mine. But I have to take exception with skewering the facts.

I'm a walking contradiction.

Posted by: Hernandez GUILTY | July 10, 2013 at 03:33 PM

Huh..................?

ROTFLMAO - Don't even try it. I respect your right too an opinion, just don't twist the facts to make an argument.

I got this from N F L . com. The same information is available from many sites:

He showed promise after moving across the line during spring 2010 practices, playing in 13 games and starting one at defensive end (5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks) as a redshirt sophomore. But the move really bore fruit when he earned first-team All-PAC 12 honors in 2011 as a 12-game starter at his hybrid defensive end/linebacker position (42 tackles, 13 for loss, team-high 7.5 sacks). Jordan continued working at his drop end, outside linebacker spot in 2012, recording 44 total tackles, 10.5 going for a loss, including five sacks. The Duck forced three fumbles and intercepted one pass. He only played in 11 full games after missing parts or the entirety of three others with a shoulder injury. It has been reported Jordan will miss the Senior Bowl to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
======================

He has tons of experience at OLB. He also excelled in coverages, sometimes even covering the Slot WR!

My opinion is that he should be a Day 1 starter at OLB. On 3rd downs or any passing situations he should then play his/an Hybrid DE/OLB pass rush specialist.

I respect your opinion and I've stated mine. But I have to take exception with skewering the facts.

T

Injustice and fraud must be exposed, by me, wherever I find it.
If Mando is laid off every year for 2 months while everyone else gets to keep working then I must question whether race/ethnicity/origin was involved in the decision. I am not an employee of the Miami Herald but I still stick up for Mando.

In the case of AH I am not an employee of the Pats or a fan or a resident. But when the police find a body and instantly decide that a)Hernandez must have killed this guy and b) we need to investigate as if it is 'gang related' because Hernandez fits the profile of a gang member: HS graduate, college graduate, passed all of his drug test the past 4 years, has good credit, investments and a multi-million dollar income that he pays taxes on. Clearly that is the profile of a latino gang banger.

ALoco lives in Boston and is a fair weather patriot fan.

I wonder why ETF is so concerned with Aaron Hernandez....?

Things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm............

LMAO!!!!

### ESPN Monday Night Football announcer Mike Tirico mentioned to me at the NBA Finals that receiver Brian Hartline stopped him in a chance encounter and said how much he loves the team’s culture. “It feels more like a team than it has in the past,” linebacker Austin Spitler told Dolphins fans on a conference call. “Nobody complains.” From Barry Jacksons story

Read between the lines. Since Cam and the Sparano the players have been running things. Lots of whining and complaining to the media about everything. Philbin has already changed the culture of this team and they are starting to act more like The Giants, Steelers, Pats, and Packers. Go to work, listen to the coaches, work hard and it will all translate to wins eventually.

Y

If Mando is laid off every year for 2 months while everyone else gets to keep working then I must question whether race/ethnicity/origin was involved in the decision.
Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | July 10, 2013 at 04:10 PM

Hahahaha you are so stupid I now actually look forward to your next moronic post. My God they never stop and it's awesome!

Let me educate you,,,,,AGAIN. When an employee of a company works seven days a week for 10 months a year they are given long paid vacations. They earn it during the year by working overtime. I hope this helps you to get back to your job writing the next X-files movie.

I'll never forget when it was a 4th and 10 at like the 50 yrd line with 5 seconds left this SOB Henne threw a check down pass instead of chucking the ball into the endzone, what a freakin loser.

ETI,
So out of everybody at the company Mando works 7 days a week and has to take a 2 month layoff?
But nobody else is treated that way?
C'mon man.

So it seems like the Pats and the Jets are already slobbering over the 37 players that won't make the roster this year for the Miami Dolphins. We're stacked at almost every position! Hopefully, those that don't make it will have enough sense to go somewhere else outside of the AFC East. Wouldn't want to have to play against the beast that they've built in Miami...

GO FINS!!!

Posted by: Hernandez GUILTY | July 10, 2013 at 03:33 PM

Huh..................?

ROTFLMAO - Don't even try it. I respect your right too an opinion, just don't twist the facts to make an argument.

I got this from N F L . com. The same information is available from many sites:

He showed promise after moving across the line during spring 2010 practices, playing in 13 games and starting one at defensive end (5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks) as a redshirt sophomore. But the move really bore fruit when he earned first-team All-PAC 12 honors in 2011 as a 12-game starter at his hybrid defensive end/linebacker position (42 tackles, 13 for loss, team-high 7.5 sacks). Jordan continued working at his drop end, outside linebacker spot in 2012, recording 44 total tackles, 10.5 going for a loss, including five sacks. The Duck forced three fumbles and intercepted one pass. He only played in 11 full games after missing parts or the entirety of three others with a shoulder injury. It has been reported Jordan will miss the Senior Bowl to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
======================

He has tons of experience at OLB. He also excelled in coverages, sometimes even covering the Slot WR!

My opinion is that he should be a Day 1 starter at OLB. On 3rd downs or any passing situations he should then play his/an Hybrid DE/OLB pass rush specialist.

I respect your opinion and I've stated mine. But I have to take exception with skewering the facts.

The trolls dominate and humiliate odin. Odin's responses are nothing but childish gibberish that entertains nobody but his imagination.

Speaking in percentages:

Trolls: 98%
odin: 2%

And that is being extremely generous to odin.

A lot of you guys have no clue about the deal with Salguero.

Just like last year, he has been FURLOUGHED from the Miami Herald because of their ongoing financial difficulties.

It isn't a 'vacation' nor is it a 'reward' from the paper. It's an unpaid FORCED ABSENCE because they're broke and Salguero (like hundreds of other employees)is not deemed essential enough to keep on the payroll 365 days a year.

So, they give him (and others) this option in lieu of being canned outright.

I'm sure you can understand why he might be less than forthcoming about the situation. It's a little embarrassing, no?

Why freaky Future? Do you realize how much prejudice and racism will be reduced if all People looked alike with common White, Black and Asian ancestors? Yes, I wish I was there to see it.

Persians (Iranians) are most definitely Caucasians, by the way. Seems like one guy here got his humanities education from a cooking school.

Odin if he is converted to linebacker do you seriously think he's going to start this year? He has never played the position in his life. He was a TE and then switched to DE. He has zero experience in the two point stance and has very little experience covering receivers and backs in the open. The only issue he will have on the line is setting the edge on run plays. You're saying don't put him there because there is an issue, put him at LB where there will be multiple issues. IMO he will be coming in on obvious passing downs and that doesn't necessarily mean only on third down. There's no reason to rush his progress, he has a long career ahead of him.
Posted by: Hernandez GUILTY | July 10, 2013 at 03:33 PM

Hernandez,

ROTFLMAO – Don’t even try it! I respect your right to an opinion, but the things you posted couldn’t be further from the TRUTH.

I got this from NFL.com:

He showed promise after moving across the line during spring 2010 practices, playing in 13 games and starting one at defensive end (5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks) as a redshirt sophomore. But the move really bore fruit when he earned first-team All-PAC 12 honors in 2011 as a 12-game starter at his hybrid defensive end/linebacker position (42 tackles, 13 for loss, team-high 7.5 sacks). Jordan continued working at his drop end, outside linebacker spot in 2012, recording 44 total tackles, 10.5 going for a loss, including five sacks. The Duck forced three fumbles and intercepted one pass. He only played in 11 full games after missing parts or the entirety of three others with a shoulder injury. It has been reported Jordan will miss the Senior Bowl to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Jordan played a lot at OLB and his coverage skills were great. His Coaches had so much confidence in his coverage skills that they OFTEN had him covering the slot WIDE RECEIVERS!

I would have Jordan starting day 1 at OLB(he only needs to beat out Misi and Trusnik!). Then in the majority of passing situations I would turn him loose! Otherwise, WHAT? Start Misi over a guy we took 3rd overall and used two premium picks on? EVERYBODY knows that guys you take that high and spend multiple picks on, EVERYBODY KNOWS they SHOULD BE DAY 1 starters. This includes Ireland and Philbin. After what we went through and spent on Jordan, if he’s NOT a day 1 – 3 Down Starter, then I will consider it a COLLOSAL INSTANT FAILURE. To be honest, I believe 32 NFL GM’s would agree.

Anyway, I respect your right to an opinion and I gave mine above. But I have to take exception with anyone skewering the facts. Jordan has played a lot of OLB and was GREAT in multiple types of coverage’s. Ultimately, like many analysts have stated, Jordan has an excellent set of skills and should be able to play a similar hybrid OLB/(Pass rushing)DE in the NFL.

Guy's Good afternoon,Gotta love the Fins off-season moves, I see them at 10 and 6 or better, but then again if Tannehill and Miller arnt producing they could be 6 and 10...
Tennehill must be the man.

THERE ARE SEVENTEEN PANCAKES IN RICHARD FRANKLIN'S HOUSE.

I had a similar experience with non-Racism while I was studying in Dominican Republic. In that Nation, after being conquered by Haiti for 90 years until they expelled them, 90% of the population is composed of Mulattoes and Negroes. After a while there, I truly could not say who had Negro blood or not. Everybody started to look the same to me, even if they were white. Of Course, all that disappeared after I got back to the States, and my family.

I have not been to others contrys but they also have black white india yellow china people all the same so you do not now what you are talk about! they are not all mix up like sand pebles!

Odin if he is converted to linebacker do you seriously think he's going to start this year? He has never played the position in his life. He was a TE and then switched to DE. He has zero experience in the two point stance and has very little experience covering receivers and backs in the open. The only issue he will have on the line is setting the edge on run plays. You're saying don't put him there because there is an issue, put him at LB where there will be multiple issues. IMO he will be coming in on obvious passing downs and that doesn't necessarily mean only on third down. There's no reason to rush his progress, he has a long career ahead of him.
Posted by: Hernandez GUILTY | July 10, 2013 at 03:33 PM

Hernandez,

ROTFLMAO – Don’t even try it! I respect your right to an opinion, but the things you posted couldn’t be further from the TRUTH.

I got this from NFL.com:

He showed promise after moving across the line during spring 2010 practices, playing in 13 games and starting one at defensive end (5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks) as a redshirt sophomore. But the move really bore fruit when he earned first-team All-PAC 12 honors in 2011 as a 12-game starter at his hybrid defensive end/linebacker position (42 tackles, 13 for loss, team-high 7.5 sacks). Jordan continued working at his drop end, outside linebacker spot in 2012, recording 44 total tackles, 10.5 going for a loss, including five sacks. The Duck forced three fumbles and intercepted one pass. He only played in 11 full games after missing parts or the entirety of three others with a shoulder injury. It has been reported Jordan will miss the Senior Bowl to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Jordan played a lot at OLB and his coverage skills were great. His Coaches had so much confidence in his coverage skills that they OFTEN had him covering the slot WIDE RECEIVERS!

I would have Jordan starting day 1 at OLB(he only needs to beat out Misi and Trusnik!). Then in the majority of passing situations I would turn him loose! Otherwise, WHAT? Start Misi over a guy we took 3rd overall and used two premium picks on? EVERYBODY knows that guys you take that high and spend multiple picks on, EVERYBODY KNOWS they SHOULD BE DAY 1 starters. This includes Ireland and Philbin. After what we went through and spent on Jordan, if he’s NOT a day 1 – 3 Down Starter, then I will consider it a COLLOSAL INSTANT FAILURE. To be honest, I believe 32 NFL GM’s would agree.

Anyway, I respect your right to an opinion and I gave mine above. But I have to take exception with anyone skewering the facts. Jordan has played a lot of OLB and was GREAT in multiple types of coverage’s. Ultimately, like many analysts have stated, Jordan has an excellent set of skills and should be able to play a similar hybrid OLB/(Pass rushing)DE in the NFL.

Are you kidding me? I don't post on blogs, but who the hell does Armando think he is taking the entire summer off? You're not that good, dude. Consider working as hard as the rest of us. Go 'Fins.

Armando didn't take the summer off. He was furloughed and forced to take time off, just like that poster said earlier.

Just relating my experience there, Tom.

In the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the pineapple became associated with the return of ships from extended voyages, and an emblem of welcome and hospitality that made its way into contemporary art.

In the American cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob's home is a large pineapple.

In the Mad Men season 3 episode, "The Fog", Betty Draper tells the intake nurse at the hospital maternity ward she'd eaten cottage cheese, toast, and pineapple that day, to which the nurse replies, "What were you thinking?", as pineapple products were thought to cause miscarriages and abortions

This is not the first year that Armando has been ordered by TMH to take some time off. All Newspapers are in financial trouble now in the digital Era. Nobody has still figured out how to make a digital publication profitable in a consistent way. We are working on that. Still, Armando must earn an enormous salary when they have taken these measures with him.

Ah, the Empress of Pineapples. I seem to remember her. You back from Honolulu, Armando? Get ready to work, this Year is going to be extra-tough.

Salguero does not make even close to the kind of salary that heavy-hitters like LeBatard and Carl Hiaasen make nor are they ever forced to take an unpaid 'vacation' from the staff. Cote also seems to rank considerably higher.

I think he makes a decent salary but certainly isn't in the upper echelon of Herald writers and most definitely not considered indispensable.

I saw Armando begging for quarters outside a 7-Eleven in Kendall.

I gave him a dollar and pretended not to know who it was.

Gotta say, he smelled a little bit like Colt 45.

So, what's the deal, deal?

Oh, I'm not implying he won't be back or anything. I think he returns in a couple of days, in fact.

Just that he is probably around midway up (or down) the 'totem pole' of Herald staffers. If his radio show hadn't bombed or he had any kind of national recognition that might not be the case---but he hasn't been able to do that.

Not saying Salguero isn't a good guy. Not at all. But realistically he's a marginal talent on a paper with serious financial troubles. That means he's in the 'furlough club.'

Those that have been posting here for a few Yrs. now know that Mando has been taking these summer vacations for a few Yrs. now.


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Cote should be the highest. He might not be an engaging writer, but he has huge experience on the Dolphins, and where there is controversy, I tend to read him.

Armando is one of the most illiterate journalists out there. He has no more than a 6th grade command of the English langauge. He is a horrible interviewer. He'll only ask the obvious questions and never anything insightful or daring.He is incapable of proof reading his own work, which wouldn't have been acceptable even in high school several years back.

The web has greatly lowered the standards for professional journalism.

Cote can actually write. I always wondered why so many here bash him. I guess they are on the same literary level as Armando, ground zero.

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