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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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When is the shhty HOF game?

Sunday 8PM ETF...you still crying about the Phins playing in it??? Personally...I'm just stoked to see some...FOOTBALL!!!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???

Yep...real tricky signing in...in BLUE...how ever can I go back???

Oh yeah...

Nevermind...

Stealing and even murder are not out of the question when the sociopath needs his $.(different from the Psychopath).

Jack who am I? You know my real name heh? You don't know chit.

So, when someone says the new logo is "gay" does that mean they see it as a logo that is probably better educated and more financially successful than non-gay logos?

Or are they just closet queens who are obsessed with gay themes?

Oscar,

Hello.

Jack calm down,,,take a breath okay? You calm bro? Armando doesn't scold people for impersonating people who use a black sign in name. Period, end of story, thank you for playing. The Truth has been used by many people , do you see anyone banned? Armando also said he would ban people who swore, yeah that's going over really well. Look at all of the people swearing on a daily basis. "Armando says" isn't a statement that instills fear. Armando is just happy if the blog gets hits as he should be. He doesn't give two craps about these petty squabbles over who is who. On the contrary he probably laughs at everyone. Wake up already.

Truth...for the record...I could care less what your real name is...just know the one who accuses another of "hundreds" of sign in names is the culprit...I also know...that you used mine...I also know you are dumb...and didn't know what it takes to make a sign in name...BLUE...

So...those are the things I really care to know...

How about just go back to the SS...

OOPS!!!

I did it again...

LMAO! As a matter of fact the guy at 2:47 isn't even me! He's using the sign in name that everyone has used. I wonder if we will both be banned.

Silly rabbit...

The Psychopath is never interested in $ per se and only as a stepladder to achieve his aim, to maim and hurt.(not so much interested in Killing until they feel they are going to be exposed)(they like to mock their victims while they can)

I will give you this Truth...you confess to using my sign in name over...and over...again...confession is over now...my child...

Light a candle...and say 4 hail marys...

Discussion over...school is out...Jack!...has nothing more to say to you...about anything...just like that...

I think that was a fair description of the Sociopath that I gave you Today. Much more accurate than in the DSM-IV as I have worked with this insignificant scum people on many occasions. Psychopaths, are a tad differently.

Oscar
Folks with mental disorders such as psychopaths, sociapaths, psychophrenia...etc...are greatly dramatized by the movie industry...while a small percentage of the people with these disorders can display serious symptoms...for the most part they are small and can be and are very managable...and you can probably never really tell...also...anyone...under the right conditions...could be diagnosed for having one of numerous types of disorders...

Basically...it all rubbish...

This blog serves as a wonderful micrososm of what modern day society hase become.

A festering pool of senseles babble, drivel and proud ignorance.

I admire how you all love your sheer idiocy.

btw, this guy Vargas that killed the 6 persons in Hialeah was a body building freak and it is very possible that he was under a roid-rage when committing the act. From this morning. Cannot get it any fresher than that.

Spector
You think this is a modern day thing??? This has been going on...FOREVER...just like when people say...oh...the violence today...the violence today...WE have been violent since day one!!! It is also not just a human condition...many different types of animals...display the same characteristics...WAKE UP!!!

Hell, I'm no movie industry, you fukkk. I risk my skin any time I attend to these monstrosities and If I'm still here it is a testament of my self-preservation skills.

I am offended by how easily the boy escapes from Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'

I have solved all of the hedge mazes in both Europe and America and they are not that difficult.

The boy should have been caught and killed.

We, have said We want no more Psychopaths in the World and Future(don't care about the sociopaths). Makes sense.

Oscar
Based on that post alone...how you perceive people...and how you perceive..."your patients"...I know that you are full of shyt...

Nothing more needs to be said...

Jack!, lol

Why so touchy? Are you a sociopath, Jack? Or not sure about it? Come in and see me. hehehe

HOW SHOULD WE LIVE OUR LIVES LORD SPECTOR?

Remind me to never go to...or recommend any...mental health clincs...or mental health doctors in FLORDIA...instead of caring for...and helping their patients...the are on BLOGS...trashing them...

tsk tsk tsk...

Jack, I can tell you're not a sociopath(luckily for you). True sociopaths don't believe they are ill and only come to Psychiatrists offices looking for Xanax 2mg x3 a day(to sell and usually to come down from the crack), for Abilify, Zyprexa and other very expensive medications(to sell and get their $) and also to maintain their disability safe by frequent visits to the Dr. We know those then feed them to the Federal sharks.

Could be Oscar...never been diagnosed...

Chance Warmack would have looked awesome in a Dolphins uniform. The fins made a mistake letting Jake Long and not drafting Warmack. Not having a good offensive line to protect Tannehill will prove to be costly. The fins line could have been dominant with Long, Warmack, Incognito, and Pouncey. The only weak link would have been Martin. Before you can have a great offense you have to have a solid Offensive Line. How long can Tannehill play behind this putrid OL and how much will his development suffer.

With Vernon and Wake the fins did not need to draft a back up DE with the 3rd over all pick. The fins should have drafted Warmack (or Lane Johnson).

I read this in the current issue of Sporting News. This isn't true, is it?

Not to be outdone by Pat Riley's trademark of the phrase "three-peat," Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland has applied for a trademark of the phrase "draft bust."

Oscar...that is ANY individual hooked on ANY pharmacuetical...ask any lonely housewife!!! The doctors are the one writing the scripts just to get them out of thier office...

Do it, Jack! But not with me, you'll only wind up in Jail.

Oscar...I use no Rx Drugs...the FDA...is a scam!!! I do not need their drugs...Hell...I don't even use...OTC drugs...

Only possible cure for the Criminal is genetic modification, Jack! But we don't want to do it for the common criminal yet, and only for, others.

New post up...
Jack! destroys this blog today...

Jack! - 24
The Blog - 0

See youz Sunday night!!!

Too bad Wallace is hurt would have loved to see him play tonight, because i probably won't see any preseason games because i don't live in Florida go fins

Enough with the Moore/Tanny thing.
Tanny will start, and continue to do so this year and next. If, in that time, he shows he's at best ordinary , he'll be gone.

Moore is perhaps the best backup in the league. WHY (Dashi) would the Dolphins trade him? He sucks at practice, but sucks a LOT less in games. Devlin, the opposite.
Moore is certainly good enough to do for us what is needed, assuming our D plays to it's potential.

Sheesh.

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