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Dolphins camp Day One in the books

The first Dolphins training camp practice of 2013 has come and gone. Here are the highlights:

Rookie first round pick Dion Jordan was in attendance after signing his contract Saturday, but did not practice today. He spent most of the morning on the sideline doing calisthenics. He is on the Non-Football Injury list, according to coach Joe Philbin.

That means Jordan, who had shoulder surgery in February, cannot practice for now. Philbin declined to elaborate as to Jordan's status but one thing is clear, the rookie isn't going to hurry his return.

"Right now I've got to take care of my body first," he said. For any athlete, when this is your job and this is what your whole motivation is, it’s frustrating not being out there and watching the guys go. But I understand my health is the main concern right now. So that’s what I’m going to focus on.”

Frankly, it is five months since his surgery. I don't see this is a major issue at the moment. If we're sitting in the same spot in three weeks, then we have an issue.

On a much more positive front, cornerback Brent Grimes looked great in practice today. Truly. He moved with ease following a season in which he missed all but the first game because of a torn Achilles. Grimes and Richard Marshall, who also missed much of last year because of a bad back that required surgery, were the first-team cornerbacks and got the better of the receivers today.

The most clear sign that Grimes is back is he wasn't even wearing ankle tape to stabilize the repaired area. "I never do, I don't like it," he said. ""No reason to."

While the starting DBs looked good, the same cannot be said of the first-team passing game. The first play of practice on the field before an announced crowd of 2,700?

Ryan Tannehill threw a nine route to Mike Wallace down the right sideline. It was overthrown. It didn't get much better from there.

"It wasn't our cleanest day," Tannehill said afterward. "We definitely have some rust we have to knock off."

Tannehill found Brian Hartline on multiple occasions and that shows his familiarity with the veteran. But none of those were deep connections. Tannehill's throws across the middle were much more crisp. He connected with Dustin Keller and Brandon Gibson on seam and in-cuts several times.

But the most productive receiver of the day?

Marvin McNutt, a first-year player out of Iowa. The kid caught five passes.

The much anticipated training camp debut of Jonathan Martin at left tackle was uneventful. He was not beaten on any pass-rushes by Olivier Vernon, who worked with the starting defense at right end.

The same cannot be said of first-year left tackle Jeff Adams. Although quarterbacks aren't being hit (or touched, really) it was clear Adams gave up at least two sacks had this been game action. He had a tough day.

The beneficiary of Adams' struggle was Vernon. He collected both sacks.

Second-team center Josh Samuda also was inconsistent today, with the most obvious sign of that coming when he short-hopped a shotgun snap to quarterback Matt Moore.

Speaking of offensive line, right tackle is not an issure right now. Tyson Clabo, wearing No. 77, looks like a good, solid, professional. He's just ... good. Nice technique. Nice tempo. He knows what he's doing for the most part.

As to the much talked about kicking competition. Dan Carpenter took all the kicks today. He connected on all of them. He was 10-for-10, with the longest from 49 yards out. Caleb Sturgis did not kick today.

The starting units today:

Defense -- DL was Olivier Vernon, Paul Soliai, Randy Starks and Cameron Wake up front. Jared Odrick spent much of his time inside at DT and also shared snaps with Starks with the first team. At LB Koa Misi, Dannell Ellerbe in the middle and Phillip Wheeler. Grimes and Marshall were at CB. Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons were at safety.

Offense -- OL was Martin at LT, Richie Incognito at LG, C Mike Pouncey, RG John Jerry and RT Clabo. WRs were Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline in two-wide and Brandon Gibson added to the three-wide. Tight end was Dustin Keller and obviously Tannehill at QB.

By the way, I think I figured out why the Dolphins didn't show greater interest in Vonta Leach for the start of this camp: Tight ends worked as lead backs quite a few times today. It was interesting to see Dustin Keller and Charles Clay in that role.

[UPDATE: At tight end it was Charles Clay and Dion Sims behind Keller today. Michael Egnew was on the far field working with the third and fourth-team offense. So much for him having a great offseason. A rookie has already passed him, apparently.]

Due to the collective bargaining agreement, there are no real two-a-days anymore. The second practice of the day is a walkthru and, unlike last year, the Dolphins have closed those to the media. So this is it.

The Dolphins will practice at 8 a.m. Monday. I will tweet in real time until the club shuts down electronic coverage. You can follow me on twitter for those real-time updates. 

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Hey Goradilly, do you think Ronnie Brown will break 1,000 yards this year?

No Woody because Ronnie is no longer with us.
I do believe that Lousaka Polite will break that magic one thousand yard barrier.

Who knows what kind of coach Philbin is but with Ireland as his GM I'm afraid he will never have success. He's already asked to acquire at LEAST 2-3 players that he did not get. His reputation is dependent on others and thats why Jeff Fisher chose St Louis over Miami.

I'm Popcorn, the merry little Chihuahua!

We sure shoulda kept Brandon Marshall instead of trading him for Michael Egnew.

At tight end it was Charles Clay and Dion Sims behind Keller today. Michael Egnew was on the far field working with the third and fourth-team offense. So much for him having a great offseason. A rookie has already passed him, apparently.

Joe Ferguson
AJ Mccarron
Mark Sanchez

What Do They All Have In Common For The Nitwit Urinal Cake That Is Called YG. THEY ALL HAD GREAT RBs THAT LEAD THEIR TEAM.

Mark Sanchez Had Thomas Jones And LaDanian For Those Two Good Years.

And A Caretaker QB Is Not A QB. That Is Just Some BS Excuse Somebody Made For A Team That Can't Find A REAL QB.

You Are Either A Field General Like Montana And Brady, Or A Prolific Passer Like Marino And Brees.

All That Other Stuff Is Just BS For Teams Making Excuses For Bad QB Play.

Brady And Montana Are Caretake QBs. They Don't Like To Throw Risky Passes. Low INT QBs.

Sanchez Was Like Jay Fiedler.

Don't sleep on McNutt. Kid was only a WR for a couple years at Iowa. He came in as a QB. Also, Iowa doesn't teach timing routes, everything is basically written in crayon. He does gave goid instincts and is clutch.

Posted by: Iowa Phin Fan | July 21, 2013 at 01:43 PM
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You and I seem like the only McNutt Fans here.

I was pretty happy to learn we signed him. I posted about having watched him in the Big 10 and how good I thought he was. But I couldn't drum up a conversation.

In all seriousness, I can't see Matthews or Binns beating out McNutt. He's bigger and just as fast as those two. I'll be watching this position battle closely.

Tannehill still stinking up is a very bad sign. Clearly, he wasnt worth a 1st rd pick.

Posted by: Monte | July 21, 2013 at 02:01 PM
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Monte has NEVER made a Pro Dolphin post in his life.

Yet, on the last blog, someone condemned Mando for his negativity. Guess who came ROARING to Mando's defense.....?

Yep! Monte.

It's a little MORE than curious, don't Cha think?

The real issue is why would a loving parent name their son Tracy? It would lead one to grow up very sexual genderly confused.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | July 21, 2013 at 02:24 PM
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This clearly grabbed your attention(ahem).

Of course, for a guy that went through with "The Surgery" why wouldn't it.

So, judging by todays blog, YG is into Sanchez and Transgenders.

Ahhhh.........Veeeeerdy Interesting..........

Odin are you going to slop up the blog now? Is it really necessary?

T-Sizzle Is Running More Even In Practice.

Sherman Will Open Up His Good Book This Season With More Weapons To Choose From. Expect To See The Screen Game That Sherman Loves And That L.Miller Is Good At. Real Good From His Days At The U.

Love To Hear OV Is Making Strides. Wake Jr. Will Be A Force To Be Reckoned With.

Egnew Struggling Or Not Playing With The 1st And 2nd Team Looks Bad For Him. Not Ireland. He Drafted Sims Just In Case. And It Is Looking Like It Is Already Paying Off.

Keller Is The #1 TE. Clay Is The #2 And More Than Likely The FB. Sims And Egnew Can Battle It Out For #3. Way Better Situation Than Last Season.

The Battle For Our 4,5,6. Is Better Than Having Only 4,5,6 Type WRs. I Still Expect When The Lights Come On Matthews Will Take The Lead. But Having Guys Like Binns And McNutt To Challenge Is Good For The Whole Offense.

Ireland Is Serving A Buffet Full Of Crow For You Clowns That Blamed Him And Not The Incompetent Coach Named Spo.

I'm so happy with the positivity on here.
I hate negativity and fighting.
I much prefer fondling and giggling to yelling and punching.
Thank you for being such a good friend to me even though you only just met me yesterday.

May I join the blog here?

Odin are you going to slop up the blog now? Is it really necessary?

Posted by: Bart | July 21, 2013 at 04:16 PM
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If by slop up, you mean trying to have an intelligent conversation about the Dolphins, YEAH! You bet.

If you mean attacking people for their names, their kids, their opinions and using a multitude of fake names in so doing, no!

That would be your department.

Give it up YG, you are SO played out and evryone KNOWS-ROTFLMAO!

The funniest part, IT's YOUR OWN FAULT!

Lah-Lah La La LAH! Sucks to be YOU ;)

yo cRAP sTAINS,
Slow your roll.
Stay in your lane.
We're not doing any fondling around here.
Picture someone holding your shirt with thier left hand and pounding your face with thier right hand. Whenever that happens to you think of me.

YG,

Why Are You Attacking Kris And His Family. Specially With Something That Happened To You. Stop Projecting Yourself On Others.

We Know You Caught Your Ex With Something Big In Her Mouth. It Messed You Up So Bad That You Cut Yours Off. Knowing The Only Way To Replicate That Is To Go Buy A New One And Strap It On.

Must Suck To Be You YG. Living Out Of Gloryholes And Cuckolding Any Chance You Get.

If by slop up, you mean trying to have an intelligent conversation about the Dolphins, YEAH! You bet.


Posted by: odinseye | July 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM

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so then how do you explain your post at:

Posted by: odinseye | July 21, 2013 at 04:12 PM


dude wake up and see how full of horse dong you are.

Since we can no longer be positive can we at least confine our attacks to each other and not criticize the team at least until the end of the weak? By the end of the week 1 or 2 starters will start showing up on the injury list and then we can criticize thier replacements.

YG Sucks Just To Swallow.

Go Ahead Copy And Paste. I Give You Permission. So Open Wide Punk. We All Know How You Love My Junk. YG.

Must Suck To Be You YG. Living Out Of Gloryholes

Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:23 PM


Lah-Lah La La LAH! Sucks to be YOU ;)

Posted by: odinseye | July 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM

Jeff Ireland served us up a Buffet of Talent and Buffet of Knowledge served us up an abundance of knowledge.

Dashi,

I'll make a Gentlemens bet with you on two people.

I'll bet Sims beats out Clay as our no. 2. This should give you the odds since Sims is the rookie.

The other bet I'll make is on McNutt. I bet he at least finishes ahead of Matthews and Binns. This might also give you the odds as Binns and Matthews were both in the system last year.

It's hard to say at this point. But these two, McNutt and Sims are guys I watched quite a bit of in the past. The fact they played in a run oriented conference I think holds back the development a little. They won't have this problem at this level.

YG Sucks Just To Swallow.

Go Ahead Copy And Paste. I Give You Permission. So Open Wide Punk. We All Know How You Love My Junk. YG.

Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:27 PM

Why do those crybabying about the blog's content instigate and contribute more puke than those they whine about?

Then they call it "Football Talk". What has the world come too? ROTFLMAO...

odin,
Is there any player on the 90 man roster that you have not seen a lot of?
By the way how many TVs do you watch simultaneously?

Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:27 PM


Dashi "SWALLOWS" again. Tell me how we couldn't see that one 1000 miles away.

Odin,

Agreed.

Sounds Like A Fair Bet.

You Know I'm A Matthews Fan. I Was Actually Hoping Matthews Can Beat Out Gibson For The Slot.

On Sims, He Is Already Surprising Me. I Didn't Think He Could Even Beat Out Egnew.

I Believe Clay Will Play More FB Than TE. But He Should Be Listed As Our #2.

Both Sound Like Good Bets.

Either Or The Ones Who Win Are Us. The Dolphins.

Finally!!!
It has been 6 months since our season ended with a 28 point loss to the Pats.
Then we had to endure a month of reports on 'Hot Tub Periscopes'.
Then we watched our starters leave with no compensation.
Then we celebrated all of the brilliant signings.
Then we laughed and cried about the draft.
Then we went through the OTAs minute by minute.
Then Mando was laid off for 2 months without pay while Adam Beasley et al got to keep drawing paychecks.
Finally we have arrived!!!

YG,

Like I Said I Only Tell You Those Things. Cause I Know That Is What You Like. Dashi Putting It In Your Mouth And Telling You To Suck And Swallow. It Reminds You Of The Dominican Guy Your Ex Left You For.

Egnew! On the 3rd & 4th team! LOL! WOW!

For all those who said it was too early to give up on the guy. Why shouldn't we when te entire organization has?

What a wasted draft pick!

odin,

Is there any player on the 90 man roster that you have not seen a lot of?


Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | July 21, 2013 at 04:32 PM


Odin Odor has been doing 90 man rosters ever since he was molested early in life by his father and his father's friend.

Know one knows "90 man rosters" like Odin Odor.

Odin,

What Would YG Say That Me And You Aren't Agreeing On Players.

I Also Have Another Bet. If You Are Down. I Say R.Marshall Will Start Next To B.Grimes This Season. Over The 2 Rookies. For The Whole Season. Not Just Part Of It.


YG,

Like I Said I Only Tell You Those Things. Cause I Know That Is What You Like. Dashi Putting It In Your Mouth And Telling You To Suck And Swallow. It Reminds You Of The Dominican Guy Your Ex Left You For.

Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:38 PM

Dashit,

Everyone here knows this is a lie. You have "SWALLOWED" this entire blog with your swallow comments.

Apparently, you have an overwhelming desire to swallow other men's load. Everyone here knows this.

My thing has always been to write my thought out. I don't care if it is read or not, if it's considered or not, or if it is censored or not. I write it out, and that's a great relief and sense of satisfaction from my Self.

Odin,

I haven't seen much of McNutt but I liked what I saw from Matthews when he saw the field last year.

I agree that Dion Sims will be the 2nd TE because of his blocking and size advantage.

I see a battle looming between Rodriguez and Clay for the FB position though.


Odin,

What Would YG Say That Me And You Aren't Agreeing On Players.


Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:41 PM


I see that you also completely failed grammer class. Correct grammer would be:

"You and I" not You and Me"

Even the entire sentence reads written by a total buffon:

Odin,

What Would YG Say That Me And You Aren't Agreeing On Players.


Huhhh......? If Odin Odor makes sense of that sentence, then he's even further distance from reality than even you. ROTFLMAO....


YG @4:41.

You Still Didn't Deny Your Ex Leaving You For A Well Endowed Dominican Guy. And You Catching Her In The Act.

Just Saying.

You Missed A Spot.

Odin Odor and Dashi are full proof that Microsoft window pages are so user friendly even a total idiot can log onto the internet and post.

Both would be totally lost if computers still operated on dos. LOL...

Hit A Nerve YG?

Me And You Not Seeing Eye To Eye.

Remember, Dashi Is So Self Centered I Put Myself Before You.

Goodbye Dashit, your lame ass attempts at humor have completely bored me.

Know one knows "90 man rosters" like Odin Odor.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | July 21, 2013 at 04:38 PM

Before correcting Dashi I suggest you proofread your own material.
This should say "No one knows"

DOS, You Idiot.

That Carpal Tunnel Must Be Kicking In. Use Them Pinkies You FF!!

Why are half of odor and dashiki's posts always about gay sex?

These guys really need to get a room and come to grips with their desires.

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | July 21, 2013 at 04:54 PM

And I suggest minding your own business splinter face. You guys are worse than chicks. What, are you feeling a little pinkish today?

Are you upset that you couldn't find the matching panties to your bra?

How to get rid of YG the Urinal Cake.

Tell him the Truth. His Ex left him to go peel plantains in DR.

Every time, I, Dashi, have brought this up YG loses it. Sometimes he even leaves the blog for a couple hours.

Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:58 PM

WOW! This kid's delusions have hit an all time high of no return.

ROTFLMAO....

Dashi,
What is a plantain? Why must it be peeled?
I am not aware of these things, do they need to be investigated for fraud?

You Are Still Shell Shocked.

That Bothers You More Than Being Called A Sociopath Which Is Also True. But Sociopaths Like To Be Called That.

The Being A Cuckold. That Hits You Straight To Your Heart. That Is The Reason You Hate Women Til This Day.

Just Cause My Name Has "Shi" In It You Go Crazy. Shi Must've Really Done A Number On You.

Everyone Ever Notice YG Goes Out Of His Way To Change Dashi's Name. Or To Refer To Other Posters As Women. YG Hates Women. Ever Wonder Why? Shi Left.

The Dominican Republic has some very nice beaches but overall it is a worthless and inconsequential nation of no importance whatsoever.

Dashi,

Don't worry, Satan's been eternally frustrated, because he has never won a debate with Jesus Chris too.

Satan:

"If you are truly the son of God, then turn those stones in to loaves of bread."

Jesus:

"It is not by bread alone, that man shall live. But, by every word, that proceedeth out from the mouth of the Lord our God.

So, Dashi, its terribly understandable the way that you feel. LOL...

Dashi is showing everyone once again what a disgusting degenerate low class scum he really is. Isn't it amazing how he and odin pump this trash out time and again and act like everyone else is the problem??


Hey Darkaok, tell me you are going to stick up for these guys and their filth? And you'd rather blog with them?

Dashi,

It would be far more enjoyable to be in company of a total socio-path, than a total socio-retard like you.

Socio-paths are far more interesting and entertaining. Their communication skills are even far greater than yours. Most socio-paths have extremely high IQ's. Unlike you.

You becoming socio-path would become a HUGE upgrade to your present debilitating condition(Socio-tard).

Fraud,

In Spanish, Platano. It Is Like A Big Banana, You Have To Peel It To Cook It. Difference Between Plantains And Bananas, One Has To Be Cooked Before Eating. The Plantain. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantain_(cooking)

Plantain Is The #1 Food Source In DR. We Eat It With Everything.

Peeling The Plantain Is Just A Figure Of Speech.

Dashi was obviously teased a lot as a child, or has some type of physical impairment that embarrasses him. He is not looked up to in real life, so he comes to the blog trying to play some fantasy character.

The problem is, he suffers from stunted mental and verbal development. He can't get beyond 13 yo locker room talk. The harder he tries, the more pathetic he looks.

@5:16,

Only A Sociopath Would Say Something Like That.

And Keep Being Around The Bush. We All Know You No Longer Want To Be Inside It.

odin,
Is there any player on the 90 man roster that you have not seen a lot of?
By the way how many TVs do you watch simultaneously?

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | July 21, 2013 at 04:32 PM
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I'm glad you asked. I'll skip the childish attempts at sarcasm.

In my Main Man Cave, I have an Old-OLD school Big Screen(I believe it's 62"). It's older than the hills, but it has a GREAT Picture and it just won't die. Excellent sound system(w/after market surround sound).

I also have two smaller Flat Screens hanging on either side of the Biggie, in the corners/ceiling area. It's similar to what you'd find in a sports bar.

At the other end of the "Cave" I have a Desk with Large Screen PC(TwoPC's actually - For youtube, videos and Dolphin games that aren't broadcast here.) I have the cables as well, so I can run my computers through any of the TV's.

I haven't watched all **89** guys on our roster(one left and wasn't replaced-Ooooooo-lol) But I do watch tons and tons of guys off our roster. You can be sarcastic if you want too. But it's what I do and what I love to do.

Simple as that, any more questions - LOL....?


Fraud,

In Spanish, Platano. It Is Like A Big Banana, You Have To Peel It To Cook It. Difference Between Plantains And Bananas, One Has To Be Cooked Before Eating. The Plantain. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantain_(cooking)

Plantain Is The #1 Food Source In DR. We Eat It With Everything.

Peeling The Plantain Is Just A Figure Of Speech.

Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 05:17 PM


Again, Dashi makes "phallic" reference to male genitalia and oral digestibility. Is anyone here surprised?

Beating Around

Dashi will be stuck at 13 forever. This much is obvious.

Look at him trying to act like a professor by teaching people what obvious words mean. I mean who the hell doesn't know what a plaintain is?

Next he will be teaching us about popsicles. Or something of a similar shape.

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