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Dolphins react to Dustin Keller's knee injury

HOUSTON -- Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, who has a curious habit of not even fielding questions about injuries, had no choice late Saturday but answer questions about the right knee injury to tight end Dustin Keller.

Philbin said it is too early to determine the seriousness of Keller's injury, although sources within the team are fearing the worst. Philbin said he's hopeful the club gets Keller back sooner rather than later.

The mood in the locker room wasn't nearly so upbeat. Players saw the replay. Some heard Keller writhe in pain when he took defensive back D.J. Swearinger's helmet to the side of his knee. They saw Keller have to be helped up to get on a cart and leave the field via that cart.

"Really painful," receiver Brian Hartline said. "Guy worked his tail off. He was going to be a big part of our offense. It hurt. It's a shame. It's part of the game. There's not much you can do. It's part of playing the game. I'd like to see a higher tackle but you can't blame a guy for trying to make a play."

"It's just an unfortunate thing that happened out there," receiver Mike Wallace said. "Big part of our offense, but that's football. Things happen all the time but it's unfortunate. He's a great guy. Great player. I hate to see that happen. It looked pretty bad. I'm pretty sure he'll be out for a while but it's next man up. Play for him, through him. He's going to watch us, I know that. We just have to keep playing."

If Keller is out for a significant time, perhaps even the season, as expected, the Dolphins might turn to rookie Dion Sims. Or they could go with Charles Clay, who is more a hybrid H-back type player but is closer to the seam threat that Keller was. He may have to move to tight end now.

Clay says he's ready.

"It's been something I've worked on a lot, not only last season but this offseason,"Clay said. "It's something that I feel comfortable doing. But it's something I also feel I need to work on as well. If I'm the next guy up, I'm going to go out there and give it everything I have."

Clay says he benefitted from Keller's presence the last few months in that the veteran gave him tips on how to do his job even before the snap of the ball.

"I've been learning the little things that separate the good players from great players," Clay said. "That's the things I've learned from Dustin -- reading coverages, knowing what to expect before the play starts, things like that. I'm still working on it but that's probably where I've made the most growth so far. I've been working really hard on my blocking. I feel like I've come a long way."

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who quickly built a good chemistry with Keller, was optimistic other players would fill the role.

"Those guys are going to have to step up and fill the void," Tannehill said. "I think we have guys that can do it. Now, it's just a matter of making it happen."

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I certainly hope the Dolphins listen to their genius fans on this blog about the "importance" of these crucial practice games so that they play all their important starters extensively in the next meaningless exhibition and expose more of them longer to the possibility of a devastating injury.

I know Dustin Keller would agree!

I personally believe Matt Moore should start. He has much better mobility and accuracy.

THE TEXANS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A DIRTY TEAM...THEY LIKE TO GO TO THE KNEES..IT STARTED WITH ALEX GIBBS THE O-LINE COACH..DIDN'T THEY HAVE A CLIPPING CALLED ON THEM TOO..THAT'S WHY THEY WILL NEVER PLAY IN THE SUPERBOWL..KARMA!

Marv Levy WAS Right!

He put zero importance on these silly preseason games and always rested his starters for the regular season. Did it hurt the Bills at all back then? Well, I think dominating the division and winning four straight AFC titles answers that one.

I wish more coaches thought that way or that preseason was at least cut down to two games at the most.

I know injuries can (and will) happen anytime, but when it happens in a game that means absolutely nothing and seriously damages your team's chances it really exposes the idiocy of these so-called "games."

I agree with you that the fans who attach great meaning to preseason are dimwits.

Look guys JI going into his 6 year as GM and still hasn't provide enough depth on the offense line offense in general, Ross hasn't given JI a extension because he is waiting to see if this team to a wildcard or even division champs. But again offensively this team will struggle again. All the old ball retired passed away coaches, always have taught the battle is won at the line of scrimmage on both sides
Plus a QB, JI has had enough time.to improve this team and has accomplish nothing, either this team makes the playoffs or JI is gone. I love my PHINS since 72 but if this team fails than at least we won't have JI to keep screwing this team up! I wonder who the PHINS bring in for TE try out,

Ok we will find out if you guys think preseason games don't mean s h I t!
I guarantee with this OL I see nothing special out of this group.., do far defense for real offense poor. IMO.

Hartline ran a horrible slant pattern allowing the CB to jump the route. He still had the ball in his hands and dropped it. THILL threw the a bullet to get it to him. Both Nat and Bob commented real time how horrible the route was. Should have been a TD pass for THILL.

Both Nat and Bob commented real time how great the route Wallace ran for his TD. He beat the CB cutting on the slant and stopped short as the Safety was coming across. He 'sat on his route' perfectly and THILL threw a bullet to get it between the defenders. It was PERFECT!

jpao, Tannehill should have been benched for that td pass. Awful.

since shula practiced his players hard and actually won superbowls and levy did not...i'll agree with shula

Oh well. This seasons over before we ever had a chance.

I think COLUMNISTS who attach great meaning to preseason games are dimwits, too!

like we're going to stop taking the word of experienced players (Nat and Bob)and listen to the multi name troll posts on here with their awful, untruthful and stupid takes

Texans Game:

THILL - 10 for 15, 141 yds, 9.4 avg, 1 TD, 0 INT, 119 Rating
Moore - 3 for 11, 15 yds, 1.4 avg, 0 TD, O INT, 39.6 Rating
Schaub - 8 for 11, 92 yds, 8.4 avg, 1 TD, 1 INT, 90.0 Rating
Keenum - 11 for 18, 150 yds, 8.3 avg, 1 TD, 0 INT, 106.2 Rating

Jaguars Game:

THILL - 5 for 9, 75 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT, 120.1 Rating
Moore - 5 for 9, 58 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT, 35.6 Rating
Henne - 8 for 13, 87 yds, 0 TD, 0 Int, 95.6 Rating
Gabbert - 5 or 10, 19 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT, 56.9 Rating

Cowboys Game:

THILL - 2 for 5, 11 yds, 0 TD, O INT, 47.9 Rating
Moore 19 for 29, 238 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT, 88.0 Rating
Orton - 2 for 3, 25 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT, 92.4 Rating

The stats don't lie. THILL struggled the first preseason game but has come on strong the last two. He has clearly outplayed Moore. Moore is playing with the #2's but he has had many more snaps and is playing against the #2 defenses. Moore's QB rating the past two games have been < 40....HORRIBLE.

All the THILL haters need to SHUT UP and deal with the fact that he is our best option NOW and is the FUTURE (at least next 3 years). Stop rooting against him and start supporting him. He is making progress and is helping this team to score TD's and has ZERO Interceptions so far. PROGRESS!!!!!

Observations:

QB's - Tanne has no pocket presence and can't read a
defenses.

Wr's - Outside of Wallace we have none. All these
Mathews Hartlines McNutts are all horrible.
Can't separate and are very un-explosive targets
in the passing game. Gibson is average but has
the best hands of a very boring..shakey bunch.

Te's - Are trash. Keller was showing promise but is now
lost for the season. Sims was a wasted pick.
Black version of Fasano..maybe slower. Egnew is
scared an lost on the field. Clay is a fullback
trying to run routes..no a natural pass catcher.

Rb's - Sluggish and un-impressive. Gillslie..wasted
pick..small back who can't elude or make an
explosive play. Gray is a fullback trying to run
the football and Miller still runs like he did
at the U. Can't avoid...doesn't break tackles
tip toes and has zero vision or lateral agility.

Defense is showing promise. Like the secondary...dline
Looks ok even without the plugs at tackle. Lb's
faster but not sure the have the tackling
ability or ability to shed and make plays.

this QB will prove he is a bust this season, he missed three open receivers, one for a possible touch down. Did you catch Tom Brady’s performance? Tanny needs to be more accurate or we will be in big trouble. Again it will be our defense that keeps us in games only to have to offense go 3 and out. Another wasted season.

That's it. Now I have a guy faking my screen name. But carry on. You guys have finally won, you've run me out of this cesspool.

THIS IS MY FINAL POST HERE. HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DELUSSIONS OF THINKING IM STILL HERE.

TO THE IDIOT FAKING MY SCREEN NAME: CARRY ON BECAUSE THE OTHER IDIOTS ARE TOO STUPID TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

I WILL COME IN TO READ EVERYONE ONCE AND A WHIE JUST TO SEE THE DELUSSIONAL IDIOTS ARE STILL DRIVING THEMSELVES NUT. OTHER THAN THAT, IM 100% SURE I WONT BE MISSING A THING. NOTHING'S CHANGED IN 5YRS.

JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THE REAL POSTERS HERE WHO STILL FEEL THEY NEED THIS CESSPOOL FOR AN UP IN THE ARM VEIN FIX. MAY GOD BLESS YOU, IM FINALLY OUT..............

TO THE TROLLS; KEEP RIGHT ON THINKING THIS CAN BECOME A BETTER PLACE WHEN ITS YOU YOURSELVES WHOM ARE THE PRIMARY PROBLEM. STILL MAY GOD LESS YOU TOO. IM OUTOF THIS CESSPOOL FOR GOOD.

17-0 = DB = YG = Blog Assshole

5:40 is a post worth framing....

To bad we have read it far to many times to get our hopes up that flipity-flop will keep his word.....

But if thing rings true....this will be the ULTIMATE addition by subtraction.....

I really can't make up my mind. Stop the voices in my head.

Kris is always here.

Why have kids if you feel the blog is worth more attention than them?

might pobble before the Dolpins?? This what I was say before , then today also. you can say about thr quarterback tanenhil but evry one is young before they was real good like marinos and payton maning? so they will see this in the future also. they have the game on holloween this year aganst what team?

I'm not really going to leave. This blog is the only thing that stops me from slitting my throat. I will still be here, but I will use different names. I will continue to give bjs to hulking Serbian men to pay for my WiFi, and my computer lease from Rent-A-Center.

I'm just glad I didnt buy tickets to this crap.

The difference between you and me ...flipity-flop @ 5:25 is.....

I don't give a SH@T what you think.,,..

Think I'm always here....think I'm watching you right now....

Your mind doesn't work right....we have all witnessed that......so a PENNY for your thoughts would be over paying....

onk, I'm glad you didn't buy tickets, too.

Kris, so you find spending time on this slime of a blog with the likes of ETF dashi and odin, more rewarding than spending quality time with your young child?

That is very sad, indeed.

So pathetic.....

Same corny lines...time after time....

Are you leaving the blog or not....

I believe all children deserve full time parents, not part time parents that neglect them in favor of trivial nonsense.

I don't give a SH@T what you think.,,..


Posted by: Kris | August 18, 2013 at 06:08 PM


Telling someone you don't give a sh@t what they think means you gave a sh@t enough to respond.

I would rather spend time around chickens or goats than filthy, disgusting children. They are a nuisance with their constant crying, tantrums, and idiotic behavior. Children should be kept out of sight and away from adults who do not wish to be anywhere near them. They are repulsive.

I will kick any child that approaches me without my permission.

OdinShe...Help, come quick! HEEEELLLPPPPPP defend your buddy....


Kris Kry is getting Fryed!

Kris,

You have to be brain dead to keep going on at naseum with YG & all the people pretending to be him. Can't you tell when someone is egging you on? I mean, really? Get a life.

It's blatantly OBVIOUS that MANY bloggers here pose as YG to get idiots like you riled up & it works. You show your ignorance by continuing to respond.

I wonder if it's sunk in to BobbyD12 that Keller is lost for the year now. I mean, funny sh*t! Last night he was chastising bloggers for making the obvious assessment on his injury claiming he's lost for the year.

Well, not just the year but, his career may be over. If you couldn't tell last night that was a catastrophic injury likely to ruin ones season, and possibly career, you have NO business scolding other bloggers for having the common sense to see the obvious.

Kris,

On Tuesday you and I are going to the mall. We are going to have lunch at California Pizza Kitchen and then get our nails done. Then we will look for shoe bargains at Bloomingdale's.

We will have fun.

Not the first time I've seen the Dolphins lose a crucial Player. Whom better than Griese who went down early during the undefeated Season. How do you think we Fans felt at that time? However, Shula was prepared with Earl Morrall and you saw the results. Dealing with the Team's adversity is all on the HC.


Not the first time I've seen the Dolphins lose a crucial Player. Whom better than Griese who went down early during the undefeated Season. How do you think we Fans felt at that time? However, Shula was prepared with Earl Morrall and you saw the results. Dealing with the Team's adversity is all on the HC.

Posted by: oscar canosa | August 18, 2013 at 06:29 PM

Really? We didn't know that. Thanks!

Kris,

You have to be brain dead to keep going on at naseum with YG & all the people pretending to be him. Can't you tell when someone is egging you on? I mean, really? Get a life.

Posted by: The truth is... | August 18, 2013 at 06:27 PM

So true. I've been telling bloggers for a very long time now that Kris is by far the dumbest idiot here. He proves it again and again. Let's be thankful he is not a pilot or a doctor.

There is a possibility that the fins could start 0-5. Their first 5 opponents: @Cleveland, @Indianapolis, home against Atlanta, @ New Orleans and Home to the Champion Baltimore. I think that the fins two toughest games will be at Colts and at Saints. Atlanta is a super bowl contender with a franchise QB. The champs will be difficult to beat obviously.

Finally, for those that are penciling in a "W" for the game at Cleveland you may want to reconsider. Brandon Weeden has been the MVP of preseason. He appears to be ahead of Tannehill in his second year. I saw one of the Browns Pre-Season games and Weeden was extremely accurate and precise with his passes. Richardson is light years ahead of any RB we have and their defense is also pretty good. Thus their is a good chance that we will see a lot of complaining on this blog in the first half of the season. It looks like it could be a long year.

YG has said he is leaving this Blog for Good Twice in the last Month.

Is he going to flop on this also.

If I would've known I would've offered to whoop his ass long ago.

YG you are a Coward.

My mommy is a Dr. My daddy is a glory hole operator.

Writing the previous I realized that this loss will be an excellent test of Philbin's abilities as our HC. You agree, Captain?

Dash I, I would suck you off soooooooo hard your toes would curl IP and fall off. You're the coward.

That's it. Now I have a guy faking my screen name. But carry on. You guys have finally won, you've run me out of this cesspool.

THIS IS MY FINAL POST HERE. HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DELUSSIONS OF THINKING IM STILL HERE.

TO THE IDIOT FAKING MY SCREEN NAME: CARRY ON BECAUSE THE OTHER IDIOTS ARE TOO STUPID TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

I WILL COME IN TO READ EVERYONE ONCE AND A WHIE JUST TO SEE THE DELUSSIONAL IDIOTS ARE STILL DRIVING THEMSELVES NUT. OTHER THAN THAT, IM 100% SURE I WONT BE MISSING A THING. NOTHING'S CHANGED IN 5YRS.

JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THE REAL POSTERS HERE WHO STILL FEEL THEY NEED THIS CESSPOOL FOR AN UP IN THE ARM VEIN FIX. MAY GOD BLESS YOU, IM FINALLY OUT..............

TO THE TROLLS; KEEP RIGHT ON THINKING THIS CAN BECOME A BETTER PLACE WHEN ITS YOU YOURSELVES WHOM ARE THE PRIMARY PROBLEM. STILL MAY GOD LESS YOU TOO. IM OUTOF THIS CESSPOOL FOR GOOD.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 18, 2013 at 05:40

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Saving this for my record.

Armando needs to take control of this blog. It is out of control. All of the serious bloggers are being pushed out by the trolls.

Armando IS the Blog, man.

When it comes to those homoerotic fantasy of yours, YG, I am a Huge Coward.

Only a real man like you, YG, can take 17-in-yur-ass and go about your day like nothing is wrong.

I guess all that practice sitting on the Unicorns head in the rainbow room, softened you up for such a pounding.

None of the above bloggers are FLIPETY-FLOP...

He left the blog along time ago....

Nope...none of those names are YG.....

They are just a bunch of innocent bystanders with NO REASON to have a bias @ all....

All come running to FLIPETY-flops defense @ a moments notice.....

Signed'
Yeah right....

Co-signed,
Not as dumb as you look....

I put a testube with Dashi's semen in my poop pocket(anus) with the hopes of sheeting pregnant.

YG,

I don't want to hear about you blowing Cumbubbles out your ass.

Hey....Did you guys here about Dustin Keller's knee?

Notice how the three most infantile bloggers stick together...dashe krissy and odinbwah

That's it. I have had it this time. I swear if you guys make fun of me 40 or 50 more times I will leave for good. I am just an objective and honest Dolphins fan. I know the objective fan is looked at as a troll, but I'm just honest. The honest truth is that theTannehill TD pass to Wallace was horribly thrown and inaccurate. Wallace made an amazing catch. It was a horribly thrown ball. The real fans will admit that. I'm sick and tired of you people(blacks) being so stupid.

Dashi, I bet you are the fool who is pretending to be me. I would beat your monkey ass up. I guarantee it. Your scared to face me like a man. Punk!!!!

And the Captain wrote no more.

Notice how the three most infantile bloggers stick together...dashe krissy and odinbwah

Its been confirmed-Keller is out for the season. His return to playing pro football again is unlikely, the injury includes nerve damage to the knee. This , once again is a weak and not a very good team despite all the free agency signings. They cannot afford losing players like Keller. I blame Ryan Crapenhill and his lack luster accuracy, and of course, one of the worst O-lines in the league. Now comes desperation time once again. Where in the hell will they find a replacement for Keller. Hell no neither Clay nor Egnew are answers, and Simms, well he's a rookie. Strike another horrible draft by the all mighty Jeff Ireland.

I agree it is a huge loss, but I don't think Keller is the end of the world. One of our TE's may step up with a little more experience. Not that he will be Keller, but maybe good enough. We'll see.

I do think this makes a better case for making Thomas the starting RB. Not only has he out perfomed Miller, but he has the best hands of the bunch. He can be most valuable catching passes out of the backfield.

Many here think that We intentionally try to trap bloggers into looking silly. Not so. We just state the Truth. Then, when they try to argue or opine against It those Bloggers realize they can't do it. Certain indication that it is the Truth as It admits no arguments.

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