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Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers give Dolphins a lesson

On the first day of training camp one of the housecleaning issues that should have been properly handled was putting the "Free Hernandez" issue in the rear view mirror for Mike Pouncey.

The Dolphins fumbled badly in the attempt.

After an internal debate on how to handle the issue of Pouncey wearing a cap that read "Free Hernandez" during his and brother Maurkice's birthday bash at a South Beach nightclub, the Dolphins decided not addressing the topic and definitely not apologizing for any lack of sensitivity was the best way to approach it.

Coach Joe Philbin wouldn't discuss it publicly other than to say he wants players doing the right thing. Pouncey did not address it in his first availability, saying he was only prepared to talk football.

This approach came after a debate that had multiple people within the organization saying Pouncey should apologize for the cap that asked for the release of jailed and accused murderer Aaron Heranandez, a former roommate of the Pouncey twins at the University of Florida.

But what set the Dolphins approach apart was its contrast to how the Pittsburgh Steelers handled the situation with Maurkice Pouncey, the starting center in Pittsburgh who apologized almost immediately.

Well, apparently the reason Mike Pouncey didn't apologize or even address the issue is because the Dolphins wouldn't allow him. Unlike the Steelers, who wanted the situation handled quickly, the Dolphins took the bunker mentality approach.

Even when Mike Pouncey felt bad about the situation.

"I talked to Mike, and his team handled this situation a lot different than (the Steelers) did,” Maurkice Pouncey told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I'm sure Mike wanted to apologize, but that's how they handled it.”

So Pouncey wanted to apologize but the Dolphins prevented him. And, according to sources, Pouncey wasn't the only one who wanted this issue handled differently. I'm told several people within the organization wanted to have Pouncey apologize and let the issue simply die right there.

Those folks obvioulsy lost the argument. The winner of the argument?

Philbin.

He wanted the bunker approach and got it.

I assume the coach figured not saying anything and definitely not apologizing would make the issue go away quicker. He was wrong. It makes the issue linger because the question is still out there, new details now arise from Maurkice that Mike wanted to apologize, and there's the whole idea of the coach going against owner Stephen Ross's stated approach on how the club is going to be run.

You'll remember in March of 2012, Ross said that to the extent it didn't hurt any competitive edge, his team would be run in an open and transparent manner. He said the team had to emerge from "the dungeon" of the past tight-lipped football administrations.

He made this proclamation after hosting his football people -- including Philbin -- at his home in Palm Beach the day before and giving them marching orders about his new way of doing business.

Well, that is not how the Dolphins approached this. And the fact the Steelers, an far more successful and respected organization, handled the same issue in a vastly different manner makes the Dolphins look worse.

By the way, how does Mike Pouncey feel today? I mean really?

He's an open guy. He speaks his mind obviously. But he was clearly told to shut it down and not apologize for asking the release of an accused murderer. He feels he made a mistake, according to his brother, but the club won't let him make amends? You think he appreciates not getting that off his record, so to speak?

An apology makes it go away. Claming up makes it linger. Philbin, a second-year coach, apparently doesn't understand this. The Pittsburgh Steelers do. Maurkice Pouncey, a third-year player, does.

“I think manning up to the things you do is always important for any man with any position in life,” Maurkice Pouncey said. "I think I came out here and did that in front of everybody. I think it'll mean lot to everybody in Pittsburgh and all around  the country."

Except in Miami. Where Mike Pouncey was stifled. 

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Ya wanted Armando back and you got him. Him and all his negative boo hoo bullshyt that he uses to attract attention, and hits. Douchebag.

Armando,

It only a story because you are perpetuating it. You obviously would rather report on meaningless political correctness than on football. I guess it was the easy story for you.

Too bad nobody cares.

Steve Ross, save the Dolphins. SELL THE TEAM!!

You Have The Corniest Jokes Ever.

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM


Dashi calling someone eles corny LOL. That is hilarioius coming from the biggest cornball on the blog.

I care when the team is a PR nightmare. A classless organization.

Saw Barry Jackson has something up on practice today on his buzz blog. Looks like running game was good today.

Hey Armando. Have you ever heard of the 2nd amendment.. He has the right to wear what ever he wants..And shoudn"t have to explain his self, Now why don"t you quit worrying about this crap and tell us what happen at practice today..

"PR nightmare"?? Your joking right? I think it was Neil that put up a Jack!ass article about this a few weeks ago. That story sucked worse arse than this one did... Dude just likes to write about the negatives...negative brings in more than positive... Armando has no actually writing integrity. And he doesn't really pay attention to practice, either. Mainly he likes to find people around the practice field he can creep up on...and then name drop in his bogus articles. Last year he reported an entire day how great Devlin was looking only to find out it was actually Moore...or maybe it was vise versa...either way. Weak Sauce...
Even when he does present camp information he breezes by or completely skips anything good then babbles about the bad for 3/4ths of the post. Or whatever he percieves as bad...or good...scary actually.

You Have The Corniest Jokes Ever. Then You Repeat Them Like We Are Suppose To Find The Humor In It The 2nd, 3rd,4th Time Around.

I Handed You Your Asszz Yesterday. And You Come On Here And Repeat The Same Cornball Joke That You Derived From My Original Joke.

On Top Of Your Jokes Being Extra Corny. They Are Not Original In Any Way.

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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If You Are Going To Post. Be A Man. Post The Whole Thing.

I Know That Comment @2:24 Wasn't YG. So I Will Tell You Like I Told Him. All The Insults And Jokes You Try And Make About Dashi. Don't Embarrass Or Shame Me In Any Way. Since You Don't Have The Testicular Fortitude To Stand Behind What You Say.

Tu No Tienes Bolas.

It Must Suck Living Life As A Coward.

You Have The Corniest Jokes Ever.

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM


Dashi calling someone eles corny LOL. That is hilarioius coming from the biggest cornball on the blog.

You Have The Corniest Jokes Ever.

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM


Note dashi's corny new name. Is this the same guy trying to pretend he has dignity and class

The One Day T-Hill Sizzles, Mando Doesn't Even Post About Practice.

I Would Say Mando Writes Like A Girl. But Then I Would Be Lying. Cause Even Linda Can Write Better Than Him.

J.Goodman Covers The Heat, And When He Writes About Football It Is More Informative Than This Debauchery.

dashi,

you can criticize armando all you want. that is your right. but....is there one single thing in life you can do better than armando?

A Grown Man Using LOL.

I Thought We Rid You Of That.

Only Women And FF Use LOL.

So You Know Mando Does Anything Well?

Are You Admitting To Personally Knowing Him?

We Already Had A Hunch. Thanks For Dropping The Info.

A Grown Man Using LOL.

I Thought We Rid You Of That.

Only Women And FF Use LOL.

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 27, 2013 at 02:49 PM


so writing like a retarded 8 year old is better?

How Many Times Do You Go On Rambling Here That We Are All Followers And Idiots?

Then Why Did I Just Make You Do As I Say.

ok, i will go now and give the few cj club members a chance to jerk their circle.


happy saturday.

From Barry Jackson

"The timetable for his return remains uncertain, but the Dolphins continued to experiment Saturday – again using Dallas Thomas at left guard and Richie Incognito at right guard – and then doing something that raised eyebrows: Moving center Mike Pouncey to right guard and using Josh Samuda at center."

So How Would You Like Your Crow YG?

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

Boy, I mean Girl, that dashi is obsessed with this YG character.

When you change your name to include whom you oppose, it is clear who got under whose skin most.

From Barry Jackson

"The timetable for his return remains uncertain, but the Dolphins continued to experiment Saturday – again using Dallas Thomas at left guard and Richie Incognito at right guard – and then doing something that raised eyebrows: Moving center Mike Pouncey to right guard and using Josh Samuda at center."

So How Would You Like Your Crow YG?

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 27, 2013 at 03:06 PM
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Well, lets see, YG didn't apologize for poluuting the blog, he didn't apologize for all the fake names. He didn't apologize for posting completely fictitious stats many times.

Do you think he'll do the right thing and apologize to Fin4 over the Pouncey at Guard thing?

Nope. The tard will go on lying and talking about peoples Momma's.

That's fine, because really, he knows nothing of football and this is further proof.

How ironic is this? The day after making a total ass of himself, YG was blasting Fin4 for even mentioning Pouncey at Guard, the NEXT DAY, Philbin puts Pouncey in at Guard.

Care to apologize YG? Wait, on second thought, forget it YG, this is just more proof that when it comes to football, you're not even worth speaking too.

ROTFLMAO - For REAL ;)


From Barry Jackson

"the Dolphins continued to experiment"

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 27, 2013 at 03:06 PM


I know Dumb-Dash, the "most important" part of that entire paragraph flew right over your tiny brain.

Yawnn.............................

Awake us when Pouncey's made a permanent move to guard. Yawnnnnnnnn...............ahhh......

It is well know that, a Armando le gusta jod-r. f4l was right. They are trying Pouncey at RG.

Odistank.

Is this true:

"There's rumor out, Odin's been bragging at the Queen's Club he charges Dashi for sex."

Not that anything's wrong with that....

So much attention given to irrelevancies. See, I don't acknowledge certain folks because they have been arses as well. Throwing folks under buses and just being generally rude, and uninformed. Making speculations, then amends, then speculations, then amends, then speculations...
The wheel on the bus indeed go...round and round...

Guys, Pouncey has played snaps at guard every offseason he has been here.

It is the coaches giving others snaps at center with the first team.

You know, it's called beiing prepared for any stiuation. Pouncey has missed some games to injury.

In De-Nile Again.

Nobody Ever Said Anything About A Permanent Move.

You Are Just Making Stuff Up. Again.

But We Know Sociopaths Don't Ever Admit They Are Wrong. So This Was Expected.

By Denying And Lying. You Keep Showing You Are A Sociopath.

Oscar,

I see you're just as stupid as those "Queens of the Round Table".

No way in hell will Pouncey start a single game at guard. You know better!

When you change your name to include whom you oppose, it is clear who got under whose skin most.

Posted by: Get a Life, Dudette | July 27, 2013 at 03:19 PM


Once a loser, always a loser.


It is the coaches giving others snaps at center with the first team.

You know, it's called beiing prepared for any stiuation. Pouncey has missed some games to injury.

Posted by: Nothing new here | July 27, 2013 at 03:28 PM


Definite proof everyone here isn't stupid!

Boy, I mean Girl, that dashi is obsessed with this YG character.

Posted by: Get a Life, Dudette | July 27, 2013 at 03:18 PM

Tell you, not that they are going to stay at that position but it's good to experiment with these OL to see what you have in case some starter there gets seriously hurt and then the quality of play can be maintained were this to arise. I like Philbin in his attention to detail and preparation.

Queen of the Round Table Club aka: QRTC Boys

1. Dashi
2. Odistank
3. Fin4Losers
4. Darkoak wants to be split
5. Even more names to come

Nobody Said Anything About Starting Pounce At Guard. You Keep Making That Assumption.

The Point Was Letting Pounce Play His Natural Position. Guard. Which You Say He Isn't.

Philbin Will Play The 5 Best Linemen On The Team. Simple Stupid.

Reason, D.Thomas Is Seeing Time At Guard Even Though He Has Been practicing At LT Til Yesterday.

All this time, I thought YG was the biggest troll on this blog. I got it wrong. it's Armando.

All we read about on the first few days of camp was how Tannehill and Wallace couldn't connect on a deep pass. On a day when they connect for a long one (as per FB), what do we get? The Hernandez scenario that was obviously handled internally. Who cares what Mike says to you?? I mean, even playingdevil's advocate, what is Hernandez even guilty of yet? Nothing!!! he is not a murderer (yet) so what is even the huge problem with a guy wearing a cap to free his friend. If this was your brother Armando, you'd want him to be free too.

Stick to football and stay out of the legal matters please. This is New England's problem, not ours. If guys wear a hat when they are blitzed celebrating their birthday, who gives a fukkkkk??? he's not hurting anyone. Pouncey is a football player and a teammate to Dolphins players. If he hasn't compromised either of those two things, I don't care what the fukkk he does. Neither should you, obvious Dolphin hater Armando Salguero.

*** Polll of the Day ***

Good Morning and Good Weekend All.

Obviously this blog needs a new name. Let's have a vote on it.

1. Sewage In Depth
2. The CJ Club
3. Two Faaarts in One AHole
4. Drivel and Babble
5. Idiotville
6. SadSacks Anonymous
7. Weinerschnitzel
8. Swallow this


Remember....Your vote COUNTS!

Why you always angry, YG? Don't you see that the farther the Season progresses the angrier you will be? Reserve your anger for good moments.

The Stephen Ross Dolphins have been a source of embarrassment to S Florida on many many occasions.

BY the way, the shoddy way this team is covered by the Hater Armando has me checking in and posting from Paris... damnnnn you Armando, go find another job, will you...maybe the Jets are hiring.

Mark In Toronto. #5 on my Queens of the Round Table Club list. Youre the next contestant on the QTRC Boys List!

Welcome.................

Dashi has now voted for #8 ten times, but only one vote counts.

Odin has voted for #4 nine times, again only one vote counts.

So far #2 and #3 are tied for the most votes at 909.

Veeenerschnitelzs!


Posted by: oscar canosa | July 27, 2013 at 03:33 PM

Oscar,

Perhaps Samuda gets 1st team snaps at center is because he's the primary backup center. Capiche?

Hernandez and Pouncey what a pair.

Not impressed by any Player so far, except Jared Odrick. He's eating these OLmen whole.

dashi

y u b

so obsessed

wit yg?

Beware:

The Queens of the Round Table boys will scratch, kick, and fling finger nail polish until they have sole possession of this blog!

Queens of the Round Table:

1. Dashi
2. Odistank
3. Fin4Losers
4. Darkoak wants to be split
5. Mark In Toronto
6. More To Be Named

I have not talked about Samuda at all, YG, and rather about Mike Pouncey. ????

Oui Oui Mark in Toronto
A French Canadian goes to the promised land...and Armando breaks his vow of silence!!!
If I was in France I would only be drinking wine and eating crepes...until failure...pass out then repeat...

Of course, Dallas Thomas is not nearly ready to handle the Odricks and Starks. Then What?

Beware:

The Queens of the Round Table boys will scratch, kick, and fling finger nail polish until they have sole possession of the blog!

Consider yourselves well warned......

Yo Jeffy

Is your momma a hooka?

Mark In Toronto's in Paris?

Whats he doing now, "sleep blogging"?

YG is black? He sounds like it.

Suggestion Box:
Change back to 12-IN-YUR-ASS

At least it had a nice goal for the season !!!

Oscar,

Youre not really a doctor. We know!

dashi now hide

cuz he be defeated but agin

in cums the tide

white on dashi chin

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