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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?


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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You know most of those hippies that so much defended those high moral values like freedom, justice and peace turned out to be the most warmongers of unfair Capitalists almost sinking this Country along with them. We believe in none of those presumptuous fukkks.

I'm beginning to think that Mando only posts this negative junk because he knows it will infuriate the fan base and will generate lots of hits on this blog with peoole arguing against him. We already know that 2/3 rds of his hits are by trolls as it is!

Better come up with a better strategy soon, Salguero, or you'll be in the unemployment line once this team starts winning games....


I'd suggest you worry about your own low level job that will be replaced by a cheap indian or a computer anytime soon.

Save your coins.

It doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people doesn't add up to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

MST/troll person,

I suggest you go to school and maybe you can raise that IQ of yours!
I did. And, now I'm retired from working and have been since 2005.

Ross and Ireland have run the Dolphins into the ground. Losing and controversy dominate the Ross ownership.


Are you still genderly confused?

Losing breeds trolls. Winning breeds homers. The Dolphins have been losers for years.

Armando who cares if you think the Steelers have a better organization. Just your opinion, who gives a fvck

This blog was a smelly toilet even the last time we won the division.

Football fans are at the low end of humanity. This blog confirms it.

Tracy dont make me have to set you straight old man. bwahahahahahhaha



Go ahead, set me straight....
I dare ya...
But, be warned, I'm no pushover, troll nuts!

Mike is that how you spell "bums"??? with two "B's"

shut up old man

odin, what is it with you and what's his soup always so frantically trying to prove someone wrong? what is this a contest here to be right all the time? do you win something by being right? are you ever wrong?

why care so much? what are you trying to gain?

Posted by: baby face | July 27, 2013 at 05:50 PM

Dear Mr. Face,

This WOULD be a very good post were it not for the Addressee.

If you simply replace my name with the vulgarity that is YG, you'd have a Home Run.

If you notice, YG now has 85% of the posters here on his "Big List". I believe he calls it his "Non-Communicative List". Unfortunately for those named, it's misnomer. He keeps babbling away, despite his claims to the contrary.

The point is, you're making yourself look silly(and worse)when you try and blame everyone EXCEPT YG. Consequently, it is YG that is now blaming 85% of the Blog for his..........Problem?

I'm not exactly sure what you would call it, but unfortunately for you, you're show similar symptoms. My best guess would be some form of Alzheimer's, complicated with Dementia and severe ADHD or ADD.

I'm no trained professional, but you don't have to be to see that there is also some type(s) of Psychosis going on. Again, my best guess would be Anti-Social Tendencies, complicated or expounded by CLASSIC Personality Disorders.

So, as I'm sure 85 to 90% of this blog is now questioning your mental stability in relation to your post above. A seemingly perfect ending at this point would have go something like this:

........You gots tah bee out'cho ever Loving MIND......Cheeze Cakes!!!!


Tracy cat got your tongue

Is it true Ryan Tannehill only threw for three WR TDS in the whole season last year? YIKES!

Is that all you got? Did they let you out on work release for the weekend? You know you're not supposed to be within 500 feet of a school zone! Tsk, tsk, tsk...

wow odin and his pathetic viking garbage, shade tree mechanic. go pay your child support you piece of skum.

Pinmanski are you Jewish?

I hope we are in position to draft Johnny Manziel next year. The real deal.

You trolls are already boring me to death...


Players are dropping around the league like flies right now.

Odin babble,

Thanks for the contribution to the blog. Now get back to your stained magazine

Crap team = Crap blog



Odin is a loser of a parent, not fit to parent his kids and he knows it. Just a piece of skum who has been here forever

If you really believe an article like this is something a sports journalist should be focusing on, then you have way to much time on your hands. Maybe you should watch the practices and figure out if the team is ascending or descending. Leave the real stories to those that are supposed to report it (although most MSN don't) and then we might have respect for you.

is it true odin goes hunting on morphine with his children?

bbc you mean "hunting " for morphine. LMAO

So it was the Dolphin's fault that the Pouncey brothers did something stupid? Please.

They didn't shoot anyone. They wore a (mildly) offensive cap, at worst. What a pointless non-story

Armando's job is to seek the truth. Thats both the positives and the negatives. This was a cover up by the Dolphins trying to skirt the issue. Brush it under the carpet. Mando did great work uncovering the truth about the Dolphins.

The Palm Beach Post just now wrote the same article Armando did yesterday. Armando is clearly the leader in reporting.

Ross told Pouncey NOT to apologize?? WTF??

Armandos blog is the #1 cesspool online.

dashWad, U mad sissywissy?

You've accomplished your goal of getting people to bash you and post comments. You failed to realize that you are a sports writer for the phins. Your conflicting remarks although correct are not needed. This only makes you weak and when replaced not missed. Think before you right jackass.

Under what scenario would you not play your best Center at Center?

My stance is that a top center is worth more than a top guard when it comes to winning football games. Centers are routinely drafted higher than guards.

Posted by: 2015 | July 27, 2013 at 06:37 PM

First let me say that most posters here do debate and exchange ideas. The problem you refer to about people just trying to be right and win isn't as it seems.

Most of it is simply YG using multiple names and INSISTING that he be right about EVERYTHING and EVERYONE else is wrong. I'm not exaggerating either. He even makes up aliases to agree with himself. It's funny too(but mostly ruins the blog completely)his alias is obvious because he makes the same obvious mistakes that YG makes. Especially in the factual respects where he's usually way off base.

To this post, this is a fair question.

First I would say that I think Pouncey is a Great Center and we should try to keep him there. I mean, unless we have a Guy that can AT LEAST play up to or pretty close too Pouncey's level. I also think Pouncey is one of, if not THEE Best Center in the Game today.

To your question: How about when you have a Center that played 3 years of Guard collegiate-ly.

Then your Guard gets injured.

In this scenario your Back Up Guards are raw and not very talented. But your back up Center is Very Good.

In this scenario it would make sense to play your Center(who was a great Guard collegiate-ly)at Guard and let your Back Up Center play Center.

I'm not advocating moving Pouncey to Guard(not yet. I would have to see a Ginormous Surprise from Samuda First). But the above scenario is obviously a contingency plan that Philbin was experimenting with.

Most of us understand this and don't have a problem. The trouble was with YG putting his foot in his mouth so hard last night and being unable to admit when he's wrong, mistaken, confused, etc, etc. His personality disorder takes over and he takes out his self induced frustrations on the blog. He'll go to any length(Outright lies, making up falsehoods and attributing them too others, name calling and just a general influx of degeneracies). Once you see it's YG and how he uses aliases, it's gets a little easier. But wading through his garbage just ruins the place.

So far, Armando won't do anything about the Guy. I haven't E-Mailed or complained too Armando about him. I just expose his lie, his fake aliases and beech slap him around with the Truth. It doesn't do much good though and then I start to become part of the problem. So I try to abstain as much as I can(LOL). But I think EVERYONE should E-Mail Mando and at least make sure he knows exactly what's going on(I suspect he already knows though-BIG SIGH)!

Why should we make someone apologize for being supportive of a friend?

The scarier issue is who they are friends with...assuming guilt of course.

Poor choices in friends trumps wearing a stupid hat that might offend people.

Armando, i think your detractors all owe you an apology as you have copycat reporters across the state.

Email Armando to ban Odin.

How many bloggers here are totally consumed with this YG character? Such f rail and feelbe people they must be to be so dominated by an anonymous blgger.

I don't think Salguero is a bad guy. I also don't think this blog entry is reason to demonize him to the ludicrous extent some have (despite it admittedly a tedious bit of journalistic fluff).

The only problem with Armando is that he's simply not an intellectual luminary and his writing is--at best--quite ordinary. To put it bluntly, he won't be getting any calls from the NY Times to move on up to the big leagues.

That's no crime. It's not as if he can do anything about it. He is what he is. Average at what he does. Most of you probably are pretty average at what you do, too, and will also never be considered elite at anything.


Dashi Is The One Getting Under Your Skin. You Have Made Multiple Comments. Crying. Like A Little Girl. Dashi Please Switch Back. You Are Hurting My Feelings.

Heck, You Even Stop Using The In-Ur-Ass Name.

So When You Look At It. I Made You Change Your Name. I Own You.

Oh, And My Bad I Have Things To Do.


The fact you adopted the name of your nemesis speaks volumes.

He beat you bro, I mean sis.

You can't even use your own name anymore!

Bwaaaaaahaaaaaa Haaaaaahaaaaaa

YG has Odin and Dashi in a tizzy....on tilt....LOL

Armando, you don't have a leg to stand on regarding the Pouncey "Free Hernandez" cap because you work for an organization with the exact same approach as Philibin. The bunker mentality where silence of all opposing views is what the Herald wants. Don't criticize others when the company you draw your salary from does the exact same thing.

I'm not YG. dasheba.

He got you babes, you are stuck with nowhere to go.

Use his name for 30 years for all I care!

You are just announcing how far he is under your skin.

Actions speak louder than words!

The Dolphins are just a pathetic franchise.


1. a creature with no spine
2. japonese soup broth
3. gender confused juvenile

Your Constant Response. Is More Than Enough For Me.

I Have Your IP Address. So I Know When It Is You.

You Can Run But You Can't Hide.

And Like We All Know. You Run The Same Schtick Every Day.


Quelle surprise! Yet another gaffe by a clueless, once-proud-now-pathetic, L.A.-bound franchise.

I Have Your IP Address. So I Know When It Is You.

Posted by: YG=Sociopath | July 28, 2013 at 12:32 AM


As an internet techie I can tell you all that there is no way possible to get anyone's ip address from here. You would need direct access and passwards to the blog server.

Dashi is a busted little girl still struggling with puberty

Dashi exposed his idiocy even further than we though imaginable.

Claiming he has someone's ip address is a display of his ignorance and of course a blatant lie.

Her desperation knows no bounds

So You Know How I Got It. Good.

Now Come Comb My Chest Hair, Boypussy.

Dashe has forever doomed herself and her creditiblity.

No worries though.


Will all cherish her forever...and ever...

This Is Even Better Than Last Season.

I Found Your Button.

Cry And Cry All You Want.

YG=Sociopath, Is Gold.

Oh, And I Lied. You Can Change Your Name To Whatever You Want. I Like This One. I'm Going To Ride With It For A While.

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