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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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Maybe every stupid post isnt YG but he has earned that kind of respect in here. Any time someone posts something moronic the proper thing to do is to call him yg in a way to distinguish lonely losers from real fans. A new saying around here is , "he really yg'd that one". And nine times out of ten it's yg anyhow so no harm no foul.
Posted by: The Blog | July 21, 2013 at 09:36 PM

Nah,

The majority of the stupid posts are written by Odin.

He definitely has the poise and he proved that last year. Great with the media, always stands tall in a collapsing pocket, and he's anexcellent student of the game with a sharp mind. He's very accurate on the run and on outs and curls. He definitely lacks accuracy on the long ball so hopefully the thousands of passes he threw this offseason will help clean that up.

Tannehill is looking more like Henne every day. JMHO.

Hes not as bad as yg but he def pollutes. If yg wasnt around odin wld talk football like he used to. Yg and his cast are the main contributors to ruining the comments section.

Thats not your opinion but nice try

Jay is an idiot.

It may not be long before Wallace is yelling at an incompetent Tannehill just like Marshall was yelling at an incompetent Henne. Ireland still hasnt learned a top WR is useless unless you have a top QB.

JIMBO BE A BIMBO.

I like Tannehil. But has anyone ever seen him throw a pass and you say WOW! I don't see that yet, but maybe it will come someday. I hate the new logo! Its so sad. They have taken the orange out of the uniform.

The Dolphins have sold only 35,000 season tickets, which is below last year's total and represents a 25-percent decline from 2010.

A sticky, nutritious food made from pounded taro root, poi looks similar to bread dough. Very chewy, with a mild and slightly sweet flavor, poi was long a staple of the native Hawaiian diet and held spiritual significance for the island's aboriginals.

Tannehill is more like a 4th rd project then a 1st rd draft choice. That being said, it is still possible that he can become a game manager like a Gus Ferrote or a Jay Feidler.

I like Tannehil. But has anyone ever seen him throw a pass and you say WOW! I don't see that yet, but maybe it will come someday. I hate the new logo! Its so sad. They have taken the orange out of the uniform.

Posted by: Mike Genitle | July 21, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Two passes that T-Hill made stand out in my mind. The first was that TD pass to Clay. The way he stepped up in the pocket under pressure and threw a perfect pass reminded me of something I haven't seen since Marino. The other pass was the dropped TD in the season finale to Binns. The team looked like crap and the receivers got zero separation, Tannehill was running for his life. I thought it was a great pass all things considered, it showed his will to fight for the team.

The fact that Dion Sims is the only rookie taking repetitions with the 1st Team is significant.

I like Tannehil. But has anyone ever seen him throw a pass and you say WOW! I don't see that yet, but maybe it will come someday. I hate the new logo! Its so sad. They have taken the orange out of the uniform.
Posted by: Mike Genitle | July 21, 2013 at 10:29 PM


I've said WOW over a few Tannehill balls that went nowhere near the intended target.

The other pass was the dropped TD in the season finale to Binns. Tannehill was running for his life.
Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | July 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Tannehill was running for his life because J Martin was at LT! YIKES!

The Dolphins have a brutal schedule this year. A record this season better than 3-13 would be a huge validation of Jeff Ireland's personnel moves.

Poi pounding was men’s work. In Hawaiian society, it was the task of the men to prepare food and meals. It was kapu (forbidden) for women to handle taro. Men and women ate separately and some foods were forbidden to women, including pork, bananas, coconuts, and some types of fish.

I have always forbid my wife to consume pork and coconut. The ancient Hawaiians have my utmost respect for their knowledge.

Thanks again Mr. Nixon for spreading your knowledge of poi!

MCNUTT!!!!!!!!

Wow, dashi = animal shart.

Poi, really,poi; this is the topic of concern? Sad, so very sad.

The Dolphins took the field Sunday without first-round pick Dion Jordan, who was placed on the non-football injury list and is out indefinitely.

#1 THIS FROM THE WEB PAGE,WHY DOES THE GARAGE MACHANIC PICK BROKEN PLAYERS?
#2 WHY DOES ARMANDO THE GREAT ALLOW FLIPER BREED/YGFL/YG4E/ETT, #3HAS THE GRAET ODIN FOUND ANOTHER PLASE TO EAT BBESIDES BURGER KING??
#4 WHEN WILL HOME RETURN?
#5 WHEN WIL THE GREAT CUBEN MANCE APEAR?
#6 WILL ARMANDO EVER GET HOW HONOR WORKS?

THESE ARE QUESTONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSERED.

TO BE

OR NOT TO

BE....


is there are more disgusting blog than this one?


U R all guilty.

Poi, really,poi; this is the topic of concern? Sad, so very sad.
Posted by: Good Sense | July 21, 2013 at 11:26

Too many trolls or people acting like trolls to "win" arguments they are badly losing. Oh well.

Darkoak drinks dashoozel.

EVERYONE NEEDS TO MAKE PEACE WITH YG/YG4L/LOL/17A0IYA/AND AMILLON OTHER ALISES FOR THE BLOG TO CONTINUE......../

DARKOak A MAN OF INTEGERTY, ALWAYS LIKE HIS POSTS, HE NEVER INSULTS ANYONE BUT ALWAYS TRYS TO MAKE GOOD FOOBALL POINTS.

(BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE)

Darkoaks Favorite Blogger:

Must Suck To Be You YG. Living Out Of Gloryholes

Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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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
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Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:38 PM
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Everyone that comes in here leaves their trash behind... Single few, or many...out if you'd like!
There area few posters that hate... and the rest of you piggyback.
The ones that hate...love to take the opportunity to make themselves seem above...

Justifying similar tactics!!!

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Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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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
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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
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(BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE)

ALoco

Are you...
BE
or
NOT
???

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

The Dolphins will win 3 games... In the division!!!
NO!!! Make it 4...

who will we sweep???

ALoco,

You ever try poi?

POI IS FOR TRAILER PARK PEOPLE FOOD , I LIVE FoR FILET MINON AND BRUSSEL SPROUTS, WITH PORTABLE MUSHROOMS.
(BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE)

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LOL

ALoco

Isn't it true your favorite dish is...

CORNED BEEF???

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Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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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
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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
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Portable mushrooms? All mushrooms are portable. You mean portabello good sir.

Poi is an excellent source of good carbohydrates! Thanks to Mr. Nixon, it along with my strict drug regimen (to keep my mind limber) have greatly improved my health!


odin

Your pledge to focus on the postive lasted 3 milliseconds. As usual. You are hell bent on being a derelict moron.

Posted by: visa | July 21, 2013 at 09:37 PM

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(BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE)

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Posted by: Dashi | July 21, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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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
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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
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Poi is a staple in the Hawaiian diet, the same as wheat, rice, beans, or potatoes in other cultures. Much more than just a staple food, sharing a bowl of poi meant to put aside personal differences. The kalo plant was medicine, an ancestor of the Hawaiian people, and the source that united Hawaiians as a family.

I am pleased that Mr. Emmanuel Lewis recognizes the healthful benefits of poi, as well forbidding women from consuming pork and coconut products.

Our nation is made stronger by adhering to these ancient Hawaiian customs and they were all hallmarks of my Administration (I formerly served as president of the United States from 1969 to 1974 before an unfortunate incident forced me to retire).

Poi is a blessing upon our land.

The way this Blog is now is Not fun anymore and not worthy to continue. MO

Oscar, you could always become a seamstress.

Seamstresses lead happy lives and don't worry about football blogs.

I mean, do People like this thrash that is being published here now? How did you fall so low, Armando?

I once was arrested for hitting my wife. I specifically told her to use coconut oil for my food only. You can imagine my anger whenI found her cooking her chicken with it as well. She had plenty of vegetable oil too!

She moved out not long after. I have cooked for myself with coconut products ever since.

YG, how's that labrador of yours doing? Still walking around with that funny limp?

THE TRUTH YG FLIPPER BREED AKA FAKING THINGS IN MENS BUTTS

Dumbass Odin Odor,

Joe Ferguson was always one of the better qb's in the league. Buffalo could always score with the best of them.

When OJ Simpson was a Bill, the problem was their defense gave up points even faster. The Bills could have been a perennial playoff team in the early 70's if they had a defense.

Still, I have great feeling I haven't taught your dumbass a thing. ROTFLMAO!

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | July 19, 2013 at 07:51 PM

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Snubbed H.O.F. QB Joe Furgeson career records.

In 18 Seasons 79-92 career win / loss record

Career stats 196 TD's / 209 Int's / 29,817 Yds with a 68.4 Career passer rating.

The passer rating says it all given 70.0 is considered mediocre while throwing more picks than TD's, yeah! They were a real jugernaut in the ERA and by the way he only had the 20 plus TD campaign once in the 70's (with OJ as teamate) you posted was 4 as your fact from some fiction site you visited.

He had terrible stats with OJ as his RB who by the way was traded to S.F. after the 77 Season in which Furgeson threw 12 TD's and 24 picks, yeah he was great for Simpson's career!

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Your argument was that Furgeson was stuck and some dead beat team wasting his talents with no D to help him yet you dropped this doozy about Marino who I feel earned the distinction more of QB who carried team.

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Marino's accomplishments are but foot note in history now. Carrying no real merit, except those recorded as "personal accomplishments". There's no "I" in TEAM.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | July 19, 2013 at 02:18 PM


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Reality check! Joe Furgeson couldn't sniff Marino's jock much less carry it in any discussion regarding QB's so now that you've taken us all down this cosmic bunny hole of LOGIC please enlighten me on PERENNIAL POWERHOUSE Joe Furgeson and MERE MORTAL Marino in a statistical converstation about how Marino sucked without help but Furgeson was a sacrificial lamb WASTED on some BAD Bills teams???????????


Posted by: fin4life | July 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM


You later said you posted no such thing regarding Marino and my comparison is out of context. Well your th one that posted he was a MERE MORTAL (YOUR words on another post I can put up to refresh your memory if you'd like) while Furgeson was a PERENNIAL POWERHOUSE whose D kept letting him down and the reason he NEVER advanced. I guess had Joe "H.O.F."Furg played in Dallas in the 70's the Cowboys beat Pitt. in their 2 S.B.'s of the 70's and they're the real dynasty of the ERA??

You said to compare stats of the ERA well NEWSFLASH!!! I SUGGEST YOU DO JUST THAT!!!! Compare to

Staubach
Craig Morton
Bradshaw
Ken Anderson
Dan Fouts
Stabler ECT.............................

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE 1,000 CHARACTER YG FLIPPER BREED AKA FAKING THINGS IN MENS BUTTS

Dumbass Odin Odor,

Joe Ferguson was always one of the better qb's in the league. Buffalo could always score with the best of them.

When OJ Simpson was a Bill, the problem was their defense gave up points even faster. The Bills could have been a perennial playoff team in the early 70's if they had a defense.

Still, I have great feeling I haven't taught your dumbass a thing. ROTFLMAO!

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | July 19, 2013 at 07:51 PM

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Snubbed H.O.F. QB Joe Furgeson career records.

In 18 Seasons 79-92 career win / loss record

Career stats 196 TD's / 209 Int's / 29,817 Yds with a 68.4 Career passer rating.

The passer rating says it all given 70.0 is considered mediocre while throwing more picks than TD's, yeah! They were a real jugernaut in the ERA and by the way he only had the 20 plus TD campaign once in the 70's (with OJ as teamate) you posted was 4 as your fact from some fiction site you visited.

He had terrible stats with OJ as his RB who by the way was traded to S.F. after the 77 Season in which Furgeson threw 12 TD's and 24 picks, yeah he was great for Simpson's career!

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Your argument was that Furgeson was stuck and some dead beat team wasting his talents with no D to help him yet you dropped this doozy about Marino who I feel earned the distinction more of QB who carried team.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Marino's accomplishments are but foot note in history now. Carrying no real merit, except those recorded as "personal accomplishments". There's no "I" in TEAM.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | July 19, 2013 at 02:18 PM


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Reality check! Joe Furgeson couldn't sniff Marino's jock much less carry it in any discussion regarding QB's so now that you've taken us all down this cosmic bunny hole of LOGIC please enlighten me on PERENNIAL POWERHOUSE Joe Furgeson and MERE MORTAL Marino in a statistical converstation about how Marino sucked without help but Furgeson was a sacrificial lamb WASTED on some BAD Bills teams???????????


Posted by: fin4life | July 19, 2013 at 08:57 PM


You later said you posted no such thing regarding Marino and my comparison is out of context. Well your th one that posted he was a MERE MORTAL (YOUR words on another post I can put up to refresh your memory if you'd like) while Furgeson was a PERENNIAL POWERHOUSE whose D kept letting him down and the reason he NEVER advanced. I guess had Joe "H.O.F."Furg played in Dallas in the 70's the Cowboys beat Pitt. in their 2 S.B.'s of the 70's and they're the real dynasty of the ERA??

You said to compare stats of the ERA well NEWSFLASH!!! I SUGGEST YOU DO JUST THAT!!!! Compare to

Staubach
Craig Morton
Bradshaw
Ken Anderson
Dan Fouts
Stabler ECT.............................

Do I Have To Explain It In Old English?

You Rant On About Me. But When Has Suck And Swallow Become A Curse Word? And Like Me Said. Me Only Talk About You Like That. So Shut Up And Take This Pounding YG.

Let Me Guess, Me Cursed Again. No Understanding You Nancies.

The way it is now, it doesn't matter to me if this Blog continues or not. I'm sure there are alternatives for It.

Oscar,

You Created YG. Now You Can't Even Control Him. Where Is Zimmerman When You Need Him.

Oscar, if u get yourself a dog and a jar of peanut butter, you too can be as happy as me!

Up bring your Education and there will be no more YGs. YOU created YG because you couldn't handle my level here. It is not my fault that I am a highly educated Physician. I happen to like Football also.

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