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Here's what's new at Dolphins camp

The Dolphins today worked out a couple of free agent defensive tackles as both Randy Starks and Jared Odrick missed practice with unknown injuries that the team will not report until prior to Sunday's Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. 

Starks, who missed practice Thursday but was present on the sidelines, was not even on the field today. He appeared to be nursing a leg injury of some sort Thursday. Odrick, who was healthy at the beginning of practice Thursday but had an issue midway though, worked with trainers on the side today. He similarly appears to have a leg injury of some sort.

It's obvious neither Starks nor Odrick will play Sunday against Dallas in the HOF game.

Receivers Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline were the other starters to miss today's practice due to injuries. Wallace (groin) and Hartline (calf) are making steady improvement with their issues. Wallace said as much today and Hartline was no longer wearing the compression sleeve on his calf that he wore for protection on Thursday.

Although coach Joe Philbin said he has not made up his mind whether the injured players will play or not, it seems unlikley the club will risk either aggravating their minor injuries in the first of five preseason games. Both Wallace and Hartline want to play, however, with Hartline going back to his home state and Wallace potentially making his Dolphins debut.

The Dolphins will take a tour of the Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio Saturday. And on Sunday when they play the Cowboys, they'll be using a rudimenary game plan coaches cooked up and installed on Friday.

"Play speed is really the thing we've been talking to our guys about," Philbin said. "It's not really about Xs and Os although we have a good sound plan in. I'm sure our opponent has a good plan in as well, but it's more about our guys playing ball the right way. The things we've been practicing every single day have to show up on tape."

If the Dolphins are hoping to play "the right way" Friday's practice didn't offer an example of that.

"A lot of dropped passes and maybe some sloppiness on kickoff returns," Philbin said. "You saw the same things I did."

This is what I saw:

First, Jonathan Martin did not give up a sack today. That bears prominent mention because he's been singled out every time he loses pass-rush battles against Olivier Vernon and Dion Jordan. Today there was none of that.

And it merits mention that Martin looks very good in run-blocking drills and has looked good for several days in that department.

The well-chronicled offensive line mixing and matching was not an issue today. Josh Samuda played at right guard with the staring offensive line and that's how the unit stayed throughout practice -- although Samuda also got work as a center with the second team.

Expect the starting OL Sunday to be LT Martin, LG Richie Incognito, C Mike Pouncey, RG Samuda, RT Tyson Clabo.

Dallas Thomas, a left guard part of last week, was back at left tackle with the second unit throughout practice. Nate Garner, who has played guard and tackle in games for the Dolphins in the past, worked at center today. He had one high snap and also short-hopped a shotgun snap.

On the special teams sloppiness:

It began with a kickoff walk-thru in the Nick Saban Memorial Bubble (NSMB). Special teams coach Darren Rizzi told undrafted free agent rookie David Hinds he had to shift over on one repetition and Hinds failed to do it.

And Rizzi lit him up.

"I just got done telling you to shift 10 seconds ago," the coach yelled. "We went over it in meetings and I just told you 10 seconds ago to do it so why aren't you doing it?"

Hinds did have a nice practice moment later when he batted down a potential TD pass in the end zone in 7 on 7 drills.

Rizzi's special teams had other issues. Reserve kickoff return man De'Andre Presley flubbed a kickoff return. Then starter Marcus Thigpen let another kickoff bounce in front of him. The ball then bounced away from Thigpen and was free for the kickoff team to scramble for. Then Presley followed by allowing the same exact thing to happen to him.

The Dolphins got a very good practice out of wide receiver Keenan Davis. Davis had the catch of the day when he rose above two defenders who were bracketting him 30 yards downfield and caught a pass from Pat Devlin. Davis paid the price as the safety playing behind hit him high and the one in front hit him low. The blow was so hard it caused the crowd watching practice to groan in unison.

General Manager Jeff Ireland, standing only feet from the play on the sideline, clapped excitedly as Davis ended up at his feet.

Everyone else had their difficult moments. Those dropping passes today included Dustin Keller, Michael Egnew, and Kenny Stafford. Julius Pruitt caught one pass and then fumbled it. Kelcie McCray, who had an interception in Monday's scrimmage, dropped an interception. Rookie Jamar Taylor also dropped a certain interception.

The kicking competition continued today with rookie Caleb Sturgis connecting on all his kicks, from 42, 47 and 52 yards out.


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Fraud has kept the same name for the last couple months. And he has a set group of names. Unlike you who switches name every 5 minutes. And Fraud posts about football. Why is it you obsess about load swallowing? Fraud hasn't told someone to swallow in moths.

And your condition seems to get worst by the day.

Again, just give us your age. I'm doing some research and I want to know your age so can see if it fits with the rest of my study.

Dashii is an infant full of infantile stories.

He obviously knows nothing about technology but says he knows how to hack in to get our ip's and physical addresses.

Gee, this guy couldn't scare a ladybug!

Or fool one.

I don't care about your maturity.

I just want to know how old are you. Your Age.

Or you know you are TO OLD TO BE ACTING LIKE THIS.

dashi, like kris and phins78 and odin are so desperate for football chat, they feed bloggers who repeatedly ask to have thier loads swallowed.

Sad and pathetic.

......will marry low life losers of similar standards. He won't learn until his child brings home an odin or a dashe, and then...well he will only be ably to blame himself.

Posted by: Vio | August 02, 2013 at 09:32 PM

Alright Kris! Since we're going to be "Family" and All, can I call you..........."Dad"?

That's NICE, I like that......."Dad"!

Oh yeah......and......"Dad".......Like, I'm kind of Like.........you know Like.........ah, in between jobs right now.

But on the bright side, you and I can watch the games together! How much Beers in the Fridge.........Dad?

Switching the conversation again?

Come on. 1 Simple question. How Old are you?

Hi there Dashi!!

Odin, how old is YG? A guesstimate?

Should we call him Dad or Grandpa?

I have a feeling YG is older than Oscar.

dashi did people make fun of you your entire life?

Bloggers who are so inept at debating that their only recourse is to resort to homoTalk.


More sad and pathetic is that he admonishes Dashi for typing foul language by repeating the very same things he's admonishing him for. Lets take the sad talk a step further, everyone check out how YG spelled the word their. Lets take another step down sad lane and look at how desperate YG is for attention. So desperate that he would attack someone's children on an anonymous blog in order to get a response. But here's the one that takes the cake and is so sad you just want to cry. The guy spends so much time in here that he actually thinks we're all the same. He's under the delusion that Kris is hiding but reading all of his posts and is too scared to answer him. Oh boy, getting a tear here, never thought someone's life could be so lonely and depressing that they actually fantasize about what other anonymous bloggers do in their free time.


Yes, I made the list 3 times.

Now your age, we are waiting.

What are you so afraid of.


YG might not have a lot left. He has probably surpassed his life expectancy.

How old are you YG?

If YG is older than 15 I would be floored!

The kid has fantasies about people when they aren't here. So much that he types some of his fantasies out to a bunch of strangers! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Dasheeee!!!!

And I'm not trying to offend Oscar. I'm just saying YG might be REAL OLD.

I know he has been around since before computers were invented. But that still leaves a long time.

Is YG older than Fidel?

dashe why do you speak like a child?

You've said Hi about a dozen times. Now your age!!

Still not answering.

YG runs home from school in anticipation of all the people he talks to in here. This is his life sad and boring, pathetic and weak with no friends. That's why he went off on other people about friendships. He actually thinks because we are nice to eachother that we all think we're friends! Bwaaahahahahahahah what a dopey kid.

And it would be "type" like a child you Cornball.

Now your age.

I have never seen such an Insecure person.

Your age YG.

Dashe and odin jump all over those that talk like them, but they NEVER call each other out on slime talk.


Verrrrrrry Interesting.....

Blah, Blah, Blah.

Your age YG.

Are you ashamed of yourself.

On another sad note, rounding the corner now but far from home, YG is typing under VIO or something just as stupid and is telling people he know's who is watching because he can see when you refresh your page! LMAO! My 7 year old nephew know's that's not possible, why doesn't this kid?! ROFL You must be a drunk so we can only hope that you are killing your liver and will be leaving us very soon. Karma's real and people who talk about someone's children in such a manner deserve the worst. The greatest thing is that with his personality you know he's going to be all alone when he dies.


We will know how much he has left if he tells us his age.

Your age YG.

And you know once I find a button Dashi is going to keep pushing it.

Good things from camp so far: Philbin appears to be using the (NSMB) only to hide installs
Tannehill is not giving Armando any ammo against him, which means he is playing very well.
Injuries are allowing young players opportunities
New players are filling in nicely
The OL seems to be settling in regardless of injuries
The bad: Too many injuries--especially don't like the groin. This type of injury has a lingering effect. It needs to be totally subsided before the player is put into full speed. Lucky we a long preseason to do this.

Yeah, No.

Your age YG.


Who named you after fermented seaweed? It seems kind of cruel if you ask me. I can understand your troubles.


Everyday I push a new button.


you once put people down who drove red hondas. now you are picking on age? tell us what makes you so superior?

Your age In-yur-ass.

I also wonder how old YG is.

Old enough to recall the great QB play of Joe Ferguson no doubt.

I'm not picking on age.

I'm asking a simple question.

Didn't know asking someone their age is an insult.

Your age YG.


you couldn't checkmate a jack in the box! what a fool.

your mental development is permanently stunted at 8. At best.

Bwaaahaaaaa haaaaaa

Since you are so mature how old are you?

dashe like odin hops like a puppet on a string. they sit here trying to 'win' blog fodder.

how freakin ridiculous is that?

And I take that back, that might be to many Inches In-Yur-Ass.

I know you are comfortable with 17. 71 might be to much.

Your age YG.


if you were half a man you wouldn't bond with total swallow heads like odin and dashe.

you sir are pathetic and in denail.

Stop deflecting.

Your age YG.


Who is YG? And why would anyone over 4 feel the need to respond to you?

Dude you are seriously ill.Worry about acting your own age instead of like a child.

Posted by: Googooo | August 02, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Not taking sides YG, just wanted to know how old you are.


You are a gullible fool thinking everyone here is someone else.

Enjoy your hot tub with dashe. Seriously dude, are you proud of bonding with shi and odin?

how does that not make you a loser?

Yeah, No.

I got your number.

Now answer My F'ing question.

How Old are you YG.

This won't go away until you answer my question.

And I bet more people will join in until you do.

Get it over with now before it gets bigger and BIGGER!!


I hate to break it to you but nobody on this planet feels the need to answer the questions of a foolShe


What are you afraid of?

Your age YG.

Might as well leave til tomorrow. And even then I'm still going to ask you the same question.


I hate to break it to the gang of idiots here, but I'm not this YG character.

Fools live to fool themselves.

You dudettes are seious nutcases.

woodshed, you don't seem all that twisted. what has led you to bond with such idiotic fools as dashe and odin?


Your age YG.

We know your schtick. You aren't fooling anyone.


What's my ip?

Bwaaaaahaaaa haaaahaaaa

Dolphins suck sperm whale balls...

why a handful of bloggers engage the likes of dashe, odin, ETF, and the hostile kris phins78 and craig me....

I will never understand.

Many of you apparently have NO self respect.

Grown adults spend there time chatting with strangers whose most sophisticated debate is spit or swallow or bwaaahaaaahaaaa.

Tell me. What happened to you folks? Are you really that lonely and desperate? Really? Wow.

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