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Wallace deals with groin while Dolphins get work

Mike Wallace confirmed today he is battling a groin injury and that's the reason he led a handful of players being held out of practice today. Wallace also said he would like to play in Sunday's Hall of Fame game but obviously that's a decision for the coaching staff.

"It feels pretty good," Wallace said. "I feel like it's getting there."

Brian Hartline also sat out most of the drills with a calf strain. I'm certain if there had been a game today or a regular season game this weekend, both Hartline and Wallace would be playing. So there's that.Hartlineleg

Randy Starks sat out practice and had a compression sleeve on his right leg. That gave Jared Odrick, who is competing with Starks for a starting DT job, all of the first-team work at the position until he simply stopped working midway through practice. It seems Odrick had some sort of minor health issue although it's not clear what.

On the bright side of the injury department, today was the first day rookie cornerbackJamar Taylor got in both individual and team drills after missing practically two weeks with issues related to his offseason hernia surgery.

"I'm definitely happy to be back on the field," Taylor said. "Being hurt shows your character and the person you are so when you come out here you have to let everything go and play. I'm definitely not full strength, but we got great trainers that are going to keep working on me so I'm going to get there."

Coach Joe Philbin said he'll finalize play-time for Sunday's game on Saturday but it's obvious he already knows how he's going to proceed. Philbin announced that the installation phase of training camp is now over with the end of today's practice. He estimated that 95 percent of the playbook is in for the offense, defense and special teams.

The focus today was two-minute situations, two-point plays, fourth-down plays, last plays of the half, and last plays of the game when there's only five seconds left on the clock.

"We've covered every situation that we possibly can so our guys should be ready to play a good football game Sunday night in Canton," Philbin said.

Today's action was actually fun to watch. There were plays being made on both sides of the ball, which is much more interesting than when one unit dominates.

On defense, it was an impressive day for rookie Will Davis, DE Olivier Vernon (again), and CB Richard Marshall. On offense, Matt Moore seemed to have a good day as did TE Kyle Miller.

After practice Philbin told the team "some guys had exceptional practices, some guys didn't.  Davis, Philbin noted, got his hand on six to eight passes for passes defensed so "I thought he had a good practice. I'm sure there are technique things he has to work on, but I was pleased with him today."

That's great news for Davis who started quite slowly but had an interception in the end zone during the scrimmage Monday and believes there's a reason he's starting to shine. 

"When the game slows down for you, you are able to make more plays," he said. "That's happening for me now."

The game has seemingly slowed down for Olivier Vernon in his second season -- at least when he is matched opposite left tackle Jonathan Martin. Vernon has owned Martin since the opening of camp and today was no different.

Vernon had three sacks against Martin during team periods. It's great news for the defensive end. For the Dolphins starting left tackle, it is looking problematic at this point.

"I think it's been going pretty well," Martin said. "You have some good days and some bad days out there. My goal is to try to be consistent against a talented D-line ... It's been challenging but I like it. I like going against the best."

Martin said his biggest focus is improving his hand placement and balance. On the bright side for Martin, a day after rookie Dion Jordan beat him twice for sacks, Martin got the better of the rookie Thursday. Jordan did not collect a sack against Martin.

One thing of note about Jordan. I saw him rush the passer out of a three-point stance, a two-point stance (standing up) and drop into coverage today.

JoshsamudaThe offensive line did not do much mixing and matching today. Martin was at LT, Richie Incognito was at LG, Mike Pouncey was at C, Josh Samuda was at RG and Tyson Clabo was a RT. There also was no moving of Incognito, Pouncey and Samuda around to other positions.

While the LT spot looks like a weak link so far, I'd say the RT spot will be solid based on what we've seen in practice so far.

Understand that Tyson Clabo was let go by the Falcons in the offseason because of cap and other considerations. Understand that he faces Cameron Wake every down. And yet, Clabo has not been beaten nearly as often as Martin. Indeed, he's scored pretty much a stalemate with Wake on most day. And Wake is a premier pass rusher in the NFL the past couple of years.

 Back to practice ...

Miller, one of five tight ends in camp, had a 30 yard touchdown grab off the arm of Pat Devlin for the day's longest scoring play. Miller also had a couple of other catches. Also getting TDs off short throws were Julius Pruitt (who also dropped a pass), Kenny Staford and Chad Bumphis.

Charles Clay, who had a TD in Monday's scrimmage, was almost invisible today except for a dropped pass.


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Like I said, 2 People doing all the chit talking.

Hell, I don't remember anybody on Ireland's side in Tony's last year here. You weren't even posting here at least under that name, Dashi.

Posted by: oscar canosa | August 02, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I remember being ridiculed for posting that Ireland had been spectacular in setting us up cap-wise and for the 2013 draft.

I did not write that, I said, Then, Dashi, you're an imbecile.

Pretty funny series of events over the past 2 weeks. From the time we signed Marvin McNutt, I've been singing praise. I did like the signing because he had a year in an NFL camp, played in 4 games and is BIG and Fast. Potential mainly.

From that point forward, YG began to ridicule, even making name play with "McNutt". Well YG, this just in:

### Though Marvin McNutt has been the most productive of the receivers competing for roster spots, Philbin said “he needs to catch the ball a little more consistently.”

But Philbin also said: “He’s made a lot of plays. He’s a hard guy for defensive backs to get around because of his size. He’s done some good things.”

Around the same time, I started posting about Davis, how he led his team and conference in passes defensed and how I thought he would transition quicker than Taylor.

Again, YG just blasted away. He was having fun running me and Davis into the ground. Some crap about 3rd and 4th round picks and the odds of them even making the team.

This just in YG:

### While one of the Dolphins’ early-round rookie cornerbacks works his way back from surgery, the other has gone on an interception binge this week, which is certainly a way to get noticed on a team craving more takeaways.

Will Davis, a third-round pick from Utah State, grabbed three picks on Thursday, giving him five in the last four practices. Two of the five – including one on Thursday – were made in the end zone.

“He had his hand on the ball eight times today maybe,” coach Joe Philbin said. “That leads you to believe he had a very good practice. That’s one of the measuring sticks we’re looking at in our defensive backs – guys who can make a play on the ball. I’m sure there’s a lot of technique things he has to work on.”

Don't worry YG, you NAILED IT on Joe Ferguson. I'm SURE they'll be inducting him into the Hall of Fame ANY DAY NOW-LMAO and SMH!

odinseyes, how about you wipe some of McNutt nuts off of your face. Holding McNutt nuts on the Dolphins blog when he isnt going to be a factor in the season is crazy. The truth is we all love to bust some mcnuts from time to time.


Obviously, winning is not a requirement for a Stephen Ross GM.

No problem Oscar.

I saw you were impersonated yesterday also.

I believe me and you have turned the page. Found it a little weird. We were having a normal conversation.


What happen with your use of the name "in-yur-ass"

Messed with the wrong Juan.

odinseyes, how about you wipe some of McNutt nuts off of your face. Holding McNutt nuts on the Dolphins blog when he isnt going to be a factor in the season is crazy. The truth is we all love to bust some mcnuts from time to time.


Posted by: Im Going In! | August 02, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Touche' - LOL!

(PS: You can tell this wasn't YG. He would have posted "Your Momma Jokes" for the next 3 hours)

That might've not been him Odin. But YG has been posting today. I expect an Afternoon rant from him.

Is it true that Attleboro PD hired Det. Vanatter as a consultant to look at the pond before they searched it for a weapon?

McNutts in Yur Mouth,

I have to disagree with you on our 4th WR being a non-factor.

When you run a lot of 3 WR sets, your 4th usually gets a lot of playing time.

First they use him to keep any of the top 3 fresh.

Second, if anyone even tweaks an ankle or skins his knee, the 4th WR gets time in.

Third, it's match-ups with different defenses. In any situation where Hartline might be getting handled by a certain DB, Good Coaches will try the 4th WR sometimes just to give them a different look or a more favorable match up.

Finally, he'll probably get in on the 4 wide sets.

So, while I have to admit your post was HILARIOUS, I still have to take exception with it's substance.


If Hernandez isn't Guilty, WHY HASN'T HE SNITCHED ON HIS"FRIENDS"?

He should know they already are snitching on him. If I didn't do it I would snitch right back and point out the real culprit. Accessory to Murder with a plea. Is a lot better than fighting First-Degree Murder.

Heck, I would even play the Victim Role. Say they used me for their dirty work and that they were Extorting me.

They know Hernandez masterminded the whole thing. Cause even if he didn't shoot (which I doubt) the guy who did will say Hernandez made him do it.

Personally I think the guys in the club that AH told Odin to stay away from did it and they dumped the body near AH's house because they thought it was funny.

But if you're so convinced that's it's an airtight case then why was the prosecution unable to produce any evidence at the probable cause hearing? Is it because AH is a pot smoking idiot that keeps committing the perfect crime over and over again?

No doubt Ireland will finally be fired at seasons end. The question is will Philbin survive another year?


They had cellphones. They can trace your location. Like I said AH shouldn't have took his phone and should've turned his security cameras off in the night in question. Instead he tried to destroy both after the fact.

Trust me, the Gov't isn't going to charge you with First Degree just to charge you. That is the Hardest Case to Convict.

They want the Gun to compare ballistics of the other murders. That they haven't charged him with.

The Pats releasing in a Heartbeat should let you know he was Guilty. You don't think the Cops told the Pats what they had on Hernandez? Trust me, they know. Kraft has money. He is well connected and well respected in Boston.

Holy lord you people have a YG complex! Does this guy hava this much control over all of you? Page after page day after day YG this and YG that. Any excuse you make after this post is bullshyt. They are just excuses no matter how many, but but but BUTs you put in it. Get over it people and move the fk on. Either that or ask him if he will let you FK him, so you can get it out of your systems!

Yeah, NO!!

YGs only "friend" is YG.

The funny thing is you are so delusional that you think you are fooling people.


How's Ireland fav Michael Egnew doing?

I believe Kraft called someone in authority and said arrest him now before camp starts so I can cancel his contract just in case.
Then he called the commissioner and said, "no one is allowed to sign AH".
When the charges are dropped Kraft will demand that the contract be reinstated, that the PD apologize to AH and from now on please investigate the case first before you start announcing who did what to whom.

Holy lord you people have a YG complex! Does this guy hava this much control over all of you? Page after page day after day YG this and YG that. Any excuse you make after this post is bullshyt. They are just excuses no matter how many, but but but BUTs you put in it. Get over it people and move the fk on. Either that or ask him if he will let you FK him, so you can get it out of your systems!

Posted by: Out of the running prom queens | August 02, 2013 at 12:32 PM


Deal with it Bee-YoTch!


The only person that benefits from the way things unfolded is Kraft: he's out of the contract AND he still owns the player.
I don't believe that happened by coincidence.

Will Davis could be something special for the coming year. I think Davis is the steal of this Draft.

Odin and Dashi are OBSESSED with YG!!!! HILARIOUS!!

YG has both of them on TILT!!! HAHA

Davis is doing good this week in practice defending all of those passes; by the way who threw the passes?

Its just tiresome really. Same old day in and day out. Like married couple that hate and argue with each other, day in and day out. but continue to stay married, or do not seek 3rd party help. What is the definition of insanity?



I'm not going to change your mind because that is what you think and I respect that. But to me Hernandez is Guilty. To much evidence already. They would've let him out on bail. But they don't want him to try anything funny.

First Degree Murder. That is how sure the Gov't is.

Plus, they have a piece of gum Hernandez was chewing next to the shell casing of the same caliber that killed Odin. They also probably have fingerprints on the casing.

Again, they are looking for the Gun to incriminate him on the other cases. Ballistics.

He is already going down for 1 Murder, they just want to tie him to the other 3.

Tannehill is a turnover machine. Not very accurate. Switch to Moore NOW!

Yep, Odin must've set him off.

YG is OK with Putting It-In-His-Ass. He Just Goes Crazy when someone puts It-In-His-Mouth.

Odin hit that button.


Davis is on the 2nd team. Who is the 2nd team QB?

T-Hills only pick was on a tipped pass which R.Marshall picked off.

Devlin was also on fire. Throwing TDs.

That leaves only Turnover Moore.

So how is the OL doing today?
And where did this guy Samuda come from?
How is it that an unknown player named Samuda has leapfrogged Jerry, Louis, Garner and Dallas Texas on G depthchart?

Tannehill threw 1 INT

Devlin threw 3 INT's

Moore looked the best.

If the state has all this evidence then why didn't they bring it to the probable cause hearing?

Are you saying they found 1 piece of gum and 1 shell casing and nothing else?

Or did they find 30 pieces of gum and 150 cigarette butts in the vicinity of the body?

Moore looked the best against the 2's

If the cops can produce AH's DNA at the scene or Odin's blood on AH's clothes than I'll shut up about it.
But they didn't produce either of those at the probable cause hearing.

And if AH supposedly brought in Ortiz & Wallace to do the killing and dispose of the body then why was there a story on ESPN that AH did the shooting and then left the body in his own town? So what did Wallace and Ortiz do?

Funny how the victim Is texting people saying he's scared to death to be in the car with Hernandez.

Next thing you know he's dead.

And AH can't offer any advice on what happended that night and he expects people to believe he's innocent?

Then you tell people all you do is smile all day?

No grieving for your friend?

Can we all be in agreement that if tannehill produces the same numbers as last year he's a bust??

Good grief...

I know Vernon is nice, and gets a helluva jump at the snap, but Martin is steadily morphing into the liability I thought he'd become.

Finally they are doing controlled drives.

Even though he proclaimed himself 'NOT GUILTY'...and seems to believe that someday he'll "be signing autographs again"...


The guy had several unlicenced guns and called a cleaning crew to his how the day after the murder.

There is no denying it anymore, Dion Jordan is very good.

Thank god Sean Smith isnt on this team.


1 piece of gum is all you need for DNA.

And They presented a bunch of evidence at the Hearing. Why do you think they charged him with like 8 different things.

Can my boy Devlin move the Team or what!

Dion Jordan needs to gain 10 to 15 pounds of muscule....

Agent Starling,
My last comment for today on the subject of AH:

I believe the bad guys from the club killed the dude and thought it would be funny to get AH wrapped up in it because at a minimum it would disrupt his career and his life.

Once AH was wrapped up in it then there was no way the NFL could let him play but they couldn't stop paying him either. So having the authorities arrest him gave the Pats the ability to void the contract AND still own the player.

If my theory is correct than there would not be any physical evidence because AH wasn't there.

And at the PC hearing the prosecution had what? They had no evidence.

Hi Dashi girl!


Samunda came on the scene last preseason as the Backup Center. Now this season they are trying him out at RG cause Philbin wants his best 5 out there.

Wait for the why is J.Martin starting then joke from the Peanut gallery.

Now somebody else is going to come here and claim they liked Pat Devlin also before he was signed here. I know.

Hey respect Oscar.

Devlin has a Little fan club here. It is only like 3 strong right Now. But its a fan club.

Head Of The Devlin Fan Club- Dashi
Then Oscar
Then Odin

Or Odin and then Oscar. Oh and Don't forget Coach Philbin.

Dashi has been a Devlin fan since day One. I wanted him to supplant M&M since last season. Devlin had the Best preseason out of all our QBs last season and will do it again this year.

I'm just Glad Devlin will be seeing more than a Qtr a Game this Preseason.

I don't know about before he was signed here.

But I do know watching him work last Preseason made me a Fan. Devlin is the Smartest and Most Accurate QB on the Team. And that is saying something cause T-Hill is pretty smart himself.

I believe T-Hill doesn't even want Devlin talking to Penny. It would only take Devlin a couple days to soak up everything Pennington knows.

listen, it is very difficult to win Games scoring only big chunk yards. When you are some ahead, you have to be able to control the ball go on 5-6 min drives to kill time on the clock. Of course, if the Big Play is there, we'll take it with no problem.

Henne was the first to work with the first team today and had the most snaps even though Gabbert was full go for practice.
That didn't take long at all.

Ireland is beginning to look like a genius with this Draft. Count the picks that will contribute immediately.

Sounds like practice was sloppy today.

Only a stinkin Jests fan would still support Irescum.

Of course, I believe Philbin had an input in this draft and he also seems to be a good evaluator of talent.

Henne was the first to work with the first team today and had the most snaps even though Gabbert was full go for practice.
That didn't take long at all.

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | August 02, 2013 at 02:49 PM

Chad Henne reminds of an old girlfriend. She looked good in public. She had a nice body, dressed nice when we first met. One morning, I saw her with the makeup off and it all changed. She was somewhere between average and ugly depending on the day and lighting.

Henne is just like her! Sometimes you look and like what you see. Other times you see something that makes you wonder if its average or terrible.

The Jags will figure it out eventually.

Bored at work so I projected the 53. I think Patterson will make it but, wouldn't be shocked if Ireland values the cap space more than a 30 yr back up w/no upside.

OL - J. Martin, Incognito, Pouncey, Jerry, Clabo, Thomas, Samuda, Louis, Garner
DL - V. Martin, Starks, Soliai, Odrick, Wake, Jordan, Vernon, Shelby, Randall
LB's - Ellerbe, Wheeler, Misi, Jenkins, Kaddu, Trusnik, J. Freeny
Safety - Clemmons, R. Jones, McCray, J. Wilson,
CB - Taylor, Davis, Grimes, Marshall, Patterson
TE - Keller, Miller, Simms
WR - Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, Matthews, Mcnutt, Bumphis
RB - Miller, Gillislee, Thomas, Thigpen
QB - Tannehill, Moore, Devlin
ST - Denney, Sturgis, Fields

No Clay or Egnew!

Lots of FA's next year. Irelands offseason may be busier nxt year than this year. Starks, Soliai, Jerry, Cogs, Louis, Keller, Grimes, Clabo, Misi.

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