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Joe Philbin has work to do

The Dolphins won their season-opener on Sunday. They have a 1-0 record and are tied for the AFC East division lead.

And coach Joe Philbin has a problem.

That's because the Dolphins head coach has at least three players who are quite unhappy even after the Dolphins are coming off a 23-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

You already know that receiver Mike Wallace was unhappy after the game and I have confirmed through a source close to the WR that he was livid because he fact he didn't get a pass thrown his way in the first half and it got little better in the second half.

Wallace actually declined to speak because he didn't want to throw coaches under the bus. But despite his effort to not make waves, Wallace's actions -- an obvious display of displeasure over the way he was used  -- show he's a problem now.

How else to describe a player who pouts after his team wins?

Then there's Randy Starks. He is not a happy camper either, although he played very, very well on Sunday as shown by his 1.5 sacks.

He did not start Sunday, making that only the second time in the past 64 games with the Dolphins that happens. And Starks has let it be known to his teammates and others he's not happy about his status as a backup.

He believes he was the starter last year and should be so again this year. He believes he is Miami's franchise player, which he is, and did nothing to lose his job.

Yet there was Jared Odrick in the starting lineup Sunday.

Sound minor?

It's not to Starks. He is not happy about this. It is a major issue for him, believe it or not.

And then there's this:

Starks and the Dolphins have exchanged contract proposals. So far, there is no deal. Starks isn't thrilled about that, either, although this is considered a secondary issue at worst. It's not major for Starks at this point. So that much, I know.

I cannot, however, tell you with certainty whether Starks showed his displeasure with the coaching staff, or perhaps the personnel department that is negotiating with his agent, when he flipped off the Dolphins sideline after a sack Sunday -- pictured below.

That would be speculation and I'm not ready to connect those dots.

Let's just say it looked like a message. It didn't seem coincidental even if it might have been.

Starksflips

Then there's Paul Soliai. He is very, very angry, according to a source close to him.

Why is a member of the Dolphins leadership council upset at the team?

Well, it's a contract thing. Soliai and the team have been trying to negotiate a new extension for a couple of weeks. The talks heated last week and the Dolphins offered three new years that would have kept Soliai with the team through the 2016 season.

But the sides couldn't agree on guaranteed money.

And the sides couldn't agree on tactics.

It seems Soliai believes he's been a good soldier and took less money to stay with the Dolphins two years ago when he signed a two-year, $12 million deal. Soliai, I'm told, walked away from a five-year deal worth $35 million with $15 million in guaranteed money in 2010. And he did so happily.

He loves South Florida.

And when this round of negotiations opened for the player in his final contract year, Soliai told his agent, David Canter, to do whatever it took to stay with the Dolphins again.

But then, Dawn Aponte, the Dolphins executive Vice President of Football Administration who is handling this negotiation for the team, seriously insulted the Soliai camp with one of her offers.

The e-mail offer was dubbed a take-it-or-leave-it offer and Canter not only left it, he walked away from the negotiations altogether. And then he took to twitter to rip the Dolphins for their "tactics."

"We're fed up with their tactics," he wrote on twitter.

Canter called the Dolphins approach one of delivering "ultimatums."

Another Soliai source said the offers so upset the player that he feels he's ready to no longer be part of the team in the future and that the idea of asking for a trade was floated within the family. No such request has been made, but you get the idea.

Paul Soliai is hurt and borderline angry. He feels he's been loyal and the Dolphins rewarded him with a lowball contract offer followed by a take-it-or-leave-it offer that wasn't even delivered in person.

So where does that all leave us?

Well, Philbin basically has to resolve this avalanche of unhappiness before it spreads. It's up to the coach to get his locker room in order before small issues turn to larger issues. It's up to the coach to solve the crisis.

I must tell you, the situation with Starks and Soliai is already spreading. Both are respected players and are considered team leaders. And although they aren't complaining publicly, for the most part, they are complaining to other teammates. The men in the locker room know there are issues with these guys.

And those with an opinion agree with Starks and Soliai.

I'm not certain what effect the Wallace issue is going to have. I don't know if there are issues between Wallace and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. I don't know if there are issues between Wallace and Philbin. I don't know if there are issues between Wallace and Tannehill because the quarterback didn't even look toward him in the first half Sunday.

But I know there are issues in general.

And there is only one person that can solve it -- Philbin.

Frankly, the Starks issue is one Philbin helped create. Seriously, what right thinking coach with a finger on the pulse of his locker room doesn't discern that starting is a big deal to a prideful veteran such as Starks and probably not nearly as big an issue to Odrick?

Well, then, start Starks. Problem solved.

Issue erased.

And yet, Philbin didn't see this coming even when outsiders such as the media and others could see it a mile away. The coach didn't act. And, as a result, he was standing on the sideline that Starks flipped off.

The Soliai issue is not Philbin's fault. But it is apparently one the he must resolve. Philbin has to somehow convince Soliai that he's appreciated and loved even while his consigliere, Aponte, is turning the screws on Soliai's agent.

Is Philbin capable of being so diplomatic? Is he capable of being a good actor? I have no idea. I have no idea if he even would want to do that.

The Wallace issue is more complicated because at the core, Wallace has a reason to be upset. He's the team's best receiver. He shouldn't be a decoy. If the team doesn't throw him the ball at all in the first half of a game, something's wrong with the game plan. Something is wrong with the philosophy behind that. Something is simply wrong.

No, Wallace didn't handle it well, although he tried. But he has a point.

Where does this all leave the Dolphins? I perceive Philbin will be talking to these players privately in the next few days. At least he should be.

If he doesn't, add this to the list of problem Joe Philbin has:  Not handling issues while they're still manageable.

 

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So, Mando gets up in Wallace's face asking him about only getting one catch and Wallace tells him to ask the coach. Then, Mando digs around to find out who on the team is unhappy and why just so he can have a scathing article to write up on the Dolphins!

Meanwhile, the rest of the media is praising the win over the Browns and talking about the fact that the Patriots may not be the big dog in the AFC East and the division as a whole may be tougher than first thought.

Anyone else see the difference there?

DD, I'm in 3 leagues, and gonna win ALL THREE games this week. Triple Lindy. AND the Dolphins won. Full Monty! Couldn't have had a better 1st week (unless we beat the Pats like the Bills almost did).

Craig/Mark, you guys might be underestimating how important starting is to players. Yes, it's trivial to us, but to them it's a matter of pride. I can tell you firsthand, I left a select soccer team when I was a kid because of the same thing. And I wasn't getting paid 12 mil/yr. Don't get me wrong, I agree Odrick DESERVED to start. But if that was a point that was going to be made, then Philbin should have thought enough to explain it to Starks. Give him that much respect. He might not like it, but at least he won't be blindsided.

Guys, this is poor management by the HC. You need to understand your players, you need to understand personnel management, you need to understand human reactions, and be able to foresee problems. Being the HC is more about x's and o's. You don't just say, "this is how it is" and magically everyone falls in line. This isn't about one man's vision, it's about winning. And right now, Starks is one of your soldiers. If you want to just waste 12 mil, then bench the guy all year. If you want him to help you for a year then let him go elsewhere, then you're going to have to give him a modicum of respect. I think he's earned it as a veteran player in this league.

Mark.....

Defense definetly looked faster....and I was surprised the DBs actually held on to ints....

And there were few occasions when a man was wide open....

So I am encouraged....

But we need to keep in mind.....it was the Browns....

DC, I agree with all you said about sherman. but Wallace NEEDS to grow up. We won the game, If we lost I would maybe understand it more. But we won the game.

On the positive side, I disagree with you Kris. I didn't think Tannehill looked average at all. No, his stats don't show it, but I think he was mostly on point with his passes, made great decisions, and most importantly, was efficient on 3rd down AND in the 4th quarter. I blame Sherman more than anyone for the troubles on offense. We have the weapons. Oline needs to be better at run-blocking. But Tannehill looks very much improved from his first Season, not shaky at all.

The O-line and lack of a running game will be the issue for this team throughout the season. From time to time, T-Hill will create time in the pocket to throw and therefore Wallace will get his targets.

With all of the cap room the Dolphins had, I really thought they should have re-signed Reggie Bush. I think that would have been a better move than replacing the 2 linebackers.

DC,

We have no knowledge of what was said or wasn't said to Starks. We're guessing here. None of us know Starks. He could be a good guy or he could be one of he most selfish guys to walk the planet.

What we do know is he took the advice of his agent and chose not to attend OTAs. He put himself in this position. I think he over-valued his worth to the team. If he was truly concerned with starting he should have shut his mouth and but his ass like Odrick. He has nobody to blame but himself.

DC great point, thats where having a family atmosphere as a football teram comes in handy, you cant give Solai a low ball offer and write "take it or leave it" thats pathetic. Stop treating as it there just your property they have emotions and feelins like all of us. SHow them love and they'll return it.. BTW Starks was def giving the Dolphins coaches and personal the middle finger. Pay the man!

I think we can run on Indy. Raiders put up a huge number against them yesterday. The question is, can the OL get their act together so that we an run. To beat the Colts you need to keep Luck off the field and I'd like to see a big game from Mike Wallace. I don't rate Indys defence as god as the Browns.

Posted by: Poizen | September 09, 2013 at 10:05 AM

In a perfect world bro. But we know WRs are divas. At least I'm happy. Wallace should have known, this isn't the first time he was owned by Hayden. The guy just has his number. He should just sit out every time he plays Cleveland.

To all my Phin fans that made the trip, you guys kicked ass! I was very surprised by how many was there but how loud we made it after BHs touchdown. I thought it was a score by Cleveland till I looked around and noticed the wave of Phin fans celebrating! I had to say it was a very good game for my first......

DC....

I disagree 1billion %.....

If Philbin panders to Starks....then who does he pander to next.....grimes....maybe he decides after week 4...or week 8 that he should be resigned.....

Coaches an GMs are constantly faced with these diva type attitudes.....and if you fold for one...then you had better be prepared to fold for all....

Players....and all people for that matter respect consistency.....if Philbin has been anything it has been consistent...from Ochoa cinco (when we Had no receivers)....to the assessment of Flynn....to Jake Long......to the current situation...and next year will be NO different....

The message....

NO ONE IS BIGGER THAN THE TEAM.....

This is the way the winning organizations conduct business...

Ravens
Steelers
Pats
Pack
Texans

And so on and so forth down the line....the are not held hostage by any player except a QB.....

It's a winning system....

I think many of the rushing yards that indy gave up were the option QB running most of the time.

Craig, you're right, I don't know what was said to Starks. Let's see what Philbin says in the presser). But, I agree Indy is a very winnable game. Their defense is suspect. And if Oakland's d can neutralize their offense, then ours can dominate them. Luck will have some plays, but I think we can beat them this year. If we can go 2-2 next 4 weeks, we'll be in the driver's seat. Very excited to see our progression.

Wallace didn't pout. Pouting is when you go and complain to the media. Wallace was Mad, Wallace was Angry. But Wallace didn't complain. Wallace did the exact opposite. He wasn't happy with his performance and he didn't want to talk. Wallace acted like a Professional.

The only story out of this game should be the O-line and the Running game. That is if you want to be negative with a real point. But mostly everything was good about this victory. Not even some infighting will disrupt this team. This Team is Young and Talented, growing pains are expected. The coaches just need to keep developing the players throughout the season. As long as the run game is better at week 17 than at week 1, The Fins will be alright.

The Colts are a Better test for our defense. But I still expect the Fins to win the game. And let's see, maybe Wallace can catch 2 passes this week.

DC....

We will disagree again about Tanne.....

His passes are off....that is why our receivers can't get any YAC....

It's always catch and tackle...or catch and fall....

That has to get better....because we won't be playing the browns again this season....

The west coast may not be designed for 30 yard bombs....but it is designed for YAC....and we need more...

Kris @10:13am,

Totally agree. Great points. We see things the same here.

Kris, you may need to rethink that strategy (if you saw the Ravens, Steelers, Pats play this weekend). But respecting your players isn't pandering, it's good personnel management. Even Ireland understands there's a time to be hard, and a time to coddle.

I thought Tanny played a solid game. 3 terrible decisions though. only 1 int, should of had 3. However I did see progress from last year. Managed the game better, Great pass to Hartline.

Need to see further improvement every week.

Players upset with their contracts. Really?

Why am I not surprised? When you hand out big time money to players outside the team & kind of put your own guys on the back burner, you will get that kind of resentment.

They did dole out money to Miisi & Jones. Guys need to be patient & let things play out. If they earn it, they'll get paid.

Ok I am going to critique Armando's last blog post that started all the comments about Mike Wallace with some saying he should be fined.

According to Armando "Mike Wallace was clearly angry coming off the field and was still steaming after he dressed and left the Dolphins locker room."

Armando asks "Can I walk with you? to which Wallace responded "I don't feel like talking,"

Again Armando "Can you talk about the game?"
Mike's response "I don't want to talk,"

Another reporter "Can you talk about the game plan?"
Mike's response "I don't feel like talking about it. Ask coach."

As he was walking away, Wallace was asked about the lack of targets in the first half. "Ask coach," he said. "It's not my game plan."

Another question: In the second half they threw to you right away. Was something said at halftime?
"Ask coach."

This is not going to make Wallace, Miami's highest paid free agent, popular. It obviously doesn't look good that he was clearly thinking about his personal performance and situation ahead of the fact the Dolphins won the game.

Now the way I see it Mike Wallace was angry but at what? refs non-calls, game plan, lack of performance?

In attempts to draw him out into saying something critical he responded by not responding (smart considering the media just wants to make an issue when there isn't one). IMO he did nothing wrong and said nothing wrong and Armando is putting words in his mouth saying it was about the game plan when nothing in his writing indicates this to be true.

Starks said he was joking with a teammate who told him he wouldn't get a sack.

So we can either take the word of the player.

We can ignore his words and call him a liar.

Or we can take the speculations of the media (who have no idea why he did it) as fact.

DC....

We are talking a tradition of wining....

Not a game or two....c'mon man....I know you know better than that.....

Ok....maybe you don't.....

Let me ask you this.....

Would you trade our last decade's record for any team on that list?

And before you answer.....

Let me remind you that all of those teams eccept for one has been to or won a SB in the past 10 years....

But you want to talk about one game....

So the management side of the ball, ONCE AGAIN, offends players with contract talks and now it's Philbins problem. When he's supposed to be concentrating on playbooks and game planning he now has to hold a bunch of grown a#@ men's hands and tell them everything is going to be okay.

Tanne's passes were off? What game were you guys watching? YAC is created by SCHEMES which put receivers in space. Tannehill was throwing into tight spaces. Only poor throws I saw were the ones to Wallace down field (maybe 1-2 in the middle of the field). Anyone see Manning last night? Guy threw a pass directly to the defender.

That pass to Hartline was a thing of beauty. How about Clay's passes, he had room to run on almost every one. Ditto Gibson. It's not Tannehill's job to keep your composure and get up the field. I honestly can't see how, with that conservative gameplan, Tannehill could have done any better.

On Starks, I am of the opinion that wasn't an angry middle finger. It looked more like a celebration middle finger. The NFL might fine him, but that was legal back in the day. As long as it wasn't directed to the other team.

And here's the thing that really cracks me up this morning. Lets imagine for a moment the Dolphins lost the game. What would the stories look like today? Lots of the Dolphins are doomed type write ups correct? But they won, and the defense dominated, and Hartline was money, and Tannehill clearly has improved, and the new players , except Wallace, all contributed heavily to the win.

And we get stories about contracts and how unhappy the players are. Unbelievable bunch of whiney a#@ babies in the media down there. Seriously, you guys are worse than the NY media and that's saying A LOT. I mean the biggest problem is that three players are unhappy? REALLY?!!!!!!!!

How about the o-line who couldn't run block to save their lives? How about the lack of speed and decisiveness Miller seemed to display yesterday. Aren't those two things more cause for concern and should they at least get a mention before this garbage?

Agree with Starks comment Dashi; here would be Armando's story if he caught Starks coming out of the locker.

Randy can I talk to you about the middle finger directed toward your sideline? Starks No Comment

Next thing you know Armando would write just like he did that he was not satisfied with his contract and not starting. Truth is these players are too smart to fall into these misleading questions and know any answer will be portrayed negatively.

DC Dolfan is right on. Starks is still a great player in the league and the best players need to start and play.. period. No reason to make an example of the guy and send him a message that Odrick is the future and he's not. BS and poorly handled by Philbin.

As far as Wallace is concerned, I disagree with defending a guy who cries for the ball.. prima donna like TO and the other bums that think the offense should revolve around them... he will get his chances. He is making ridiculous money so stop bitching and put the team over you.

As for the biggest problems, the OL and the running game, that's on Ireland and the staff.

Yes, I will be a broken record for the homers that thought Bush walking was a good idea. Check his performance yesterday... check our RB's performance. OL line at play? Partially. But Bush is a playmaker... end of story

Tanne threw some nice passes....

And the one to hartline was his best all day....scattered in with a few other decent passes..

But to say he is delivering the ball with surgeon like precision would be a flat out lie....

Many if his passes are slightly behind the reciever....or even cause the reciever to turn and catch the ball doing a back-pedal....which means your back is now to the defense (not where you want it as a reciever.....

Ball placement.....does factor in to getting YAC....

ayight, p/s season is over, bring on indy and the opener.
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what a stupid, stir the pot article!!! but when you are a crap reporter i guess that is what you do.

there are always 2 sides when it comes to contracts. i don't see any proof is this article that the fins were low-balling anyone. where are the number armundo??

i do understand some frustration on wallace's part but on 2 of the 4 targets he was knocked off course by joe haden. which is what a good DB should do. one he caught and one went right through his hands along the sideline. if he wasn't redirected by one of the beter corners in the league those 2 passes could hve had him over 100 yards and 2 TD's. it's pretty hard to blame the QB. he seems to have no problem hitting both hartline and gibson and clay with every sort of pass. to i do think wallace had better ask tannehill to stay after practice so they can get some work in and be more on the same page.

as far as stark, solai and odrick goes i'd pretty much consider all 3 starters. odrick played every bit as good. he was disruptive, he laid the lumber to weedon, and was a big part of stifling the browns run game. i don't beleive in the thought that you can't lose your job when you are hurt. as far as my recollection goes starks was on a bicycle most of camp and preseason. hile odrick was lining up and getting it done. i can pretty much bet the farm that the dolphins won't keep all three. odrick well be kept. he's been a DT for less than 4 months and he already look pretty darn great. we have some younger guys to start getting in as backups. of the other 2 i'd try to keep solai. he is the clog up two blocker guys. he hold the line so that eve yon else can make plays. by the way armundo it's call a negotiation. do you think the dolphins should just spread their legs and give it up?? on top of that one side is the organization who doesn't talk about negotiations and the other side is a slime ball agents who try to paint their multimillionaire clients as victims... and you armundo, being the crap reporter that you are, give them a forum. with articles like this you will be the go to guy for scumbag agents. but all those supposed "sources" within the organization that i don't think you have anyway are going to dry up.

i mean lets be honest here. if armundo ad all these great sources within the dolphins organization why is he alway the last guy to put up a story? espn, cbs, fox and even the palm beach pos and the other crap reporter omar as the stories before this clown does.

and here u r jaison reading every letter like u do every time armando posts.
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Kris, I think great players give you the ability to create that "tradition." To answer your question, of COURSE I would. But let's see how well those traditions stand up when they don't have a Brady, a Ray Lewis. Steelers are DONE bro. DONE. Might not win 5 games this year.

Tradition is overused. The tradition was founded by Mean Joe Greene, Lynn Swann, Bradshaw, etc. It's the dominant players that allowed them to keep to their tradition. If the Pats try that sorry crap once Brady leaves, they'll be right back where they were before Brady, losing every year. Julian Edleman, seriously?

Naw bro, I disagree wholeheartedly. You win because you have Cameron Wake, not because you have some "tradition".

2watt....

No 0-5 for you....

You must be heat broken....

1-4 was my 1st kris so still on target.
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DC, point is, you left the team. When you were a KID! Truth is any gm looking for a DT will pay Starks as a starter. ONly in Miami is he not a starter. Anywhere else, he starts. It's up to him to take the starting title back - not the coaches to give it to him. based on yesterdya's game performance - it would be fair for Stakrs to start next week. But it's also his job to fend Odrick off - not for the coaches to crown him. This isn't the royal family where titles are given to you by birth right. This is the Miami Dolphins were starting is a privelige earned!

the rb's and ol?
ouch
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DC Dolfan, congratz on the fantasy vicotry over me sir. Its been a rough week for me in all my leagues.

At least the Dolphins won thats the main thing!

Wallace, if you read these posts let me tell you how VALUABLE you are to this team. One of the key reasons we cherish what you contribute is b/c you open up the entire defense for our offense. You spread the D on your speed alone and you force teams to manage with a double-team that would otherwise be covering something else. I love that you want the ball(!), but I'll be praying you can keep it healthy...don't let those press-vultures pollute your team mentality! 15 more games, bro! Go Phins!

Easy three to fix. Tell Sherman to use Wallace or leave, Tell Ireland and his staff to STOP BEING STUPID! A GM and his staff is NOT supposed to be a negative impact on the coaches players during the season... PERIOD!!! Philbin needs to bring in his OC and DC and tell them whats up with starters! The head coach is the man ONLY until he does something stupid. A respected Head Coach will get a break for an occasional screwup. A 'Perfectionist and Picky' head coach must be perfect and make no mistakes because he will get NO SLACK from the players when he screws up! This is where Philbin is right now. Philbin needs to fix himself!

Ireland and his negotiating staff is just plain stupid! This will NEVER CHANGE!

Kris, Not sure what you were expecting. Tanny is not Manning or Brady as far as accuracy goes. He also had very little consitancy with his O-line. He did not have a normal pocket clock he could depend on. If that is inconsistant than so will the QB.

Truth be told, he looked a lot better, and he managed the game well considering the run game and the inconsistant line. I think he deserves more credit than criticism this week. JMO

gibson drop
hartline drop. not thennes fault there.
decent spiral but zero accu. on his long ball.
bh's is not considered long dummies. those aweful mixxes to the cry baby big mouth mw.
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Dashi at 10:17AM

Cant believe I had to spend 30 mins sifting thru posts until I found one that made sense. My thoughts exactly. Great post.

Phins 78....

That is what I have been saying...crappy write up after a win.....

I too have to respectfully disagree with you. And I would love to be able to sit down and break down Tannehill's game pass by pass with everyone because I think their is a lot people missed.

For example there were two throws to Wallace that people said were overthrown that absolutely were not. One was over his head stayed in the field. One was over his head to the right landed 1 yard on the white.

The first pass in question was a well thrown ball. Watch the replay, Haden knocks Wallace off his route, didn't turn to look for the ball. Should have been interference. But Tannehill threw the ball BEFORE Wallace was bumped. Had Wallace been allowed to run his route smoothly he would've had a play on the ball. I don't understand how anyone missed this.

The second pass I'm talking about dropped out of bounds, yes. But a balls trajectory that drops a yard or two out of bounds thrown from the middle of the field is on target. The ball is coming down from an angle so OF COURSE if the receiver doesn't catch it it lands out of bounds. The ball is thrown so he can catch it with his hands around 6' in the air, not thrown at his feet. And ONCE AGAIN, Hadens stellar play forced Wallace into a hand slapping contest which slowed Wallaces route down. And ONCE again, Tannehill had thrown the ball when Wallace was running clean.

Kris, looks like you want Tannehill to look like Brady in his second season? The reality is he's not better than Luck or RG3, so if thats who you want forget about it.We can only hope he becomes a top 12-15 QB, with this D we can win 10 games but you can't expect 20-25 for 300 yards and 3 TD from Tannehill week in and week out.

poizen, a maj. of thennes paxxes r behind the recievers.
he almost got clay killed on 1.
ala keller.

that = no yac, ever.

Why would it take anyone 30 min to get thru 2 pages and some change of paragraph or less blog post....

Phins, you calling for rational thinking around here?? Who you kidding? The fact that Starks is not pulling a marshall and throwing the team under the bus was a positive sign. Even if he was giving the coaches the finger .. he's backing off ... and nobody knows if he was giving the coaches the finger to begin with.

3 to's and losing 7-6 at the 1/2. y?

there ain't no mo cleve's on the sched.

I will say this about the Starks/Ordick/Solia issue; Odrick is up in 2 years & Soliai & Starks are up at the end of this year.

If you don't plan on signing 1 of them....trade him & get something for him.

And no, a compensatory 5th round pick is not what I consider getting something for him. Get a better pick or an o-lineman cause this team is going nowhere with this oline.

Sign Randall back if he's still available & trade the guy who isn't in your future. It's a position of strength & your oline is a major weakness. Trading 1 of them to bolster a bad oline is not weakening your team, it's helping it!

2 watt, ur arguments are weak today .. you did say 0-5 and matt moore many times.. your time is best served farting at your desk today ... you lose!!

...I highly recommend all of you football junkies check out the coaches tape feature on NFL.com. You can't watch the replay until Tuesday. But you get the same look the coaches see. It is awesome. I can't wait to dissect the game from a wider angle tomorrow.

Now I know this may make some upset as the last thing we need is more "experts" But I do not see it that way. I see it as an opportunity to see the game from a new angle. Perhaps I learn something. Maybe I see something that I couldn't have from just the television footage. It is a cool feature...

On Tannehill. I said this last night. But I thought when he had some protection he was very good. Tannehill is going to make some mistakes. He isn't bullet proof yet. It was encouraging to see improvement from last year. That much was obvious.

don't worry mark. 4 staright teams that are not cream puffs.
i have plenty of ammo.
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2 watt, twatt?? i read all three papers but don't post all that much. at most 5-10 times a week, not 5-10 times an article. unless i find something interesting, which is rare, or complete idiocy, which is often. i thought pittsburgh sports reporters were bad but you guys in florida have awful choices. the PBP is the closest to being actual reporters. but the other 2 papers are pretty crappy. but if you are a fan of the dolphins, like i am, you're pretty much stuck reading these. i don't get involed in the back and forth. but having to read crap like this makes it hard to just read and leave!! which i guess is how armundo keeps his job by pointing to how many commenters read him. i guess when you can't be a real reporter you do whatever it takes to keep your job?? do you think my comment was wrong??

Phins 78....

I will be brief....

Those passes didn't have enough air under them....plain and simple....

The were 35 yard ropes....

Very similar to the hartline TD....the difference was....hartline rope only went about 15-20 yards in the air....

jaison, u r anti mando on everything he writes, that's u'r opinion.
nobody better than armando and omar.
they r not homers.

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