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Shelley Smith: Line has potential 'to be really good'

Shelley Smith will be asked to both pass protect and run-block on the Dolphins offensive line -- either at left or right guard, which has not be determined yet -- but make no mistake, Smith loves run blocking over pass blocking.

"For me, a big thing is I try to play hard for a whole sixty minutes," Smith said today. "I try to be consistent with what I do. I'm sure most offensive linemen you'd talk to would say they love run-blocking and I love run-blocking."

Smith is not a certain starter, at least coaches have given him no guarantees. He'll have to earn his spot in a competition. But he's got the added advantage of being a scheme fit, according to the Dolphins.

"We had some knowledge of Shelley through John Benton, our head offensive line coach, who worked with Shelley," said general manager Dennis Hickey. "He had nothing but good things to say about Shelley not only as a player but as a person, which is always important for us. And as we watched the film and say the fit for the scheme we'll be employing under [offensive coordinator] Bill Lazor, we just like the fit."

Hickey noted Smith's "athleticism, his ability to climb to the second level and do a lot of things we're going to ask him to do." Hickey called Smith "an ascending player."

Smith, who visited the Giants and Patriots, said he believed the Dolphins were the best fit for him.

"In the zone blocking scheme, particularly how it was in Houston, they kind of looked for offensive linemen that maybe were more athletic, that can move and open up the holes on the outside zone by stretching out wide," Smith said. "I could fit there a little bit."

The Dolphins have added two offensive lineman so far this offseason after giving up a franchise record and league-leading 58 sacks last year. So far, so good, Smith said.

"There's a lot of potential," he said, "for the line to be really good." 

 

 

 

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If this blog represents the general public, there is no hope for America.

Oscar, fill me in. How do you stay on here 24/7? Whats the trick to doing that?


Just what the government wanted.

Posted by: ABC Advice | April 01, 2014 at 09:47 PM

Seek help. Fast.

Not the general public. Just the 3 Old Lesbians looking for Dick.


If this blog represents the general public, there is no hope for America.

Posted by: Capt Wozo | April 01, 2014 at 09:52 PM

Nope this blog represents loser Dolphins and the brain dead that mindlessly think they still have hope.

The decline of America is irreversible now. Might as well surrender. While you goof balls hang out blabbering nonsense the Chinese, Russians, Indians, Iranians are devoutly studying math and science. In the high tech world, there are very few white Americans now. Just look at the CTO's of most tech companies...Google, new head of Microsoft, and most others...Indians, Russians, Chinese. It is harder than ever for a white American to get a job in high tech because compared to who is interviewing them 'they know nothing'. Not as bad as you folks here though.

I mean, we know that not Everybody can be Doctors, Lawyers or Engineers. But we have a basic belief that with great Education and equal opportunities Many could achieve what they never dreamed of. Just our Opinion.

Good thing I wasn't telling one of my famous stories then..

The majority of all those posts above are from Daytona. He is very bitter for some reason. Son, we are not that way.


mean, we know that not Everybody can be Doctors, Lawyers or Engineers. But we have a basic belief that with great Education and equal opportunities Many could achieve what they never dreamed of. Just our Opinion.

Posted by: oscar canosa | April 01, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Just your opinion.

Posted by: That Really Hurts ;) | April 01, 2014 at 10:1

If everything is equal the white man won't succeed... The closest thing to the African Negro is the American Redneck.... A close third is the Cuban Gallegos...The dumbest of all the islanders...

No, no, wait. Our opinion. Ask around.


The dumbest of all the islanders...

Posted by: Rac i sm | April 01, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Whatever Dashi is has to be the dumbest of all the islanders, yes?

Oscar, our education is not great,. It was great, decades ago. Now our high school students rank 17th world wide, and lower in math and science. We are fostering manual laborers here, while high intelligence is being fostered with religious fervor abroad.

Don't believe me? Just take a look at the pathetic vocabulary of most bloggers. Juvenile. Few can express a thought or even compose a grammatically correct sentence.

Stop talking about the next man... Makes you look petty...

Education starts at home... How are your kids doing in school... You are part of the problem... Not the solution...

How is Dashi doing in school? BTW

You mean your Education. Mine was great along with that of many other Cubans that came here in the early 60's. That's why we always say the only good immigrations that came here were we early Cubans and the Jews that came here during WWII fleeing from Hitler. The Rest? Hmm...

WHAT SUCKS MORE?

Me or the Dolphins

How does a football blog turn political?


WHAT SUCKS MORE?

Me or the Dolphins

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | April 01, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Its pretty close imo

You have to love the self-confidence these old Cubans have... You listen to their BS long enough and you start to believe it...

If Old Cubans were so smart... How come a group of you didn't come up with a plan to overthrow Fidel... To busy coming up with BS to feed the Gringos...

Cuba has produced one smart Cuban in all its years as a country... Fidel Castro...

Education starts at Home ONLY if those parents have received good education from their parents. I have seen plenty of abuse handed down from family to children and all through ignorance.

All Jews hate the leeches from Havana...

Did the US not foil a plan to overthrow Castro?

Petty is most of you. I work in the high tech field. 95% of my coworkers are foreigners from the countries I mentioned - and have been since about 2000. Few Americans can compete in the sciences now. Don't take my word for it. Look up the CTO of 100 major tech firms and you'll see 90% are foreign born, if not more. Microsoft conducted a six month search to replace their CEO....they hired an Indian. I'm proud of myself but disappointed in too many of my fellow Americans. Most of you have succumbed to frivolous pop culture and sheer political ignorance. You can't see just how badly the competition is whipping your butt.

You will only be able to hide behind the red white and blue for so long before you realize who your real enemies are.

The middle class is shrinking. You are hiding from the ramifications.

Actually, Fidel Castro got the same great Education that I got from La Salle and Belen Schools. His parents were well off just like mine were. The only difference among us is that at that time, he was 33 y/o and I 12.

Now I could be wrong but Bay of Pigs or something? If the genius CIA couldn't do it? Then who possibly could've achieved that?

Ignorance breeds Ignorance... You won't get any argument from me...

You're right Capt..middle class definitely near nonexistent.

Blog getting racial now, that's pretty gross & ignorant..I'm off.

I work in the high tech field. 95% of my coworkers are foreigners from the countries I mentioned - and have been since about 2000. Few Americans can compete in the sciences now. Don't take my word for it. Look up the CTO of 100 major tech firms and you'll see 90% are foreign born, if not more. Microsoft conducted a six month search to replace their CEO....they hired an Indian. I'm proud of myself but disappointed in too many of my fellow Americans. Most of you have succumbed to frivolous pop culture and sheer political ignorance. You can't see just how badly the competition is whipping your butt.

You will only be able to hide behind the red white and blue for so long before you realize who your real enemies are.

The middle class is shrinking. You are hiding from the ramifications.

Posted by: Capt Wozo | April 01, 2014 at 10:34 PM

You can bet your balls that if we had been of age at that Time, Fidel Castro would have never taken command of Cuba.

Oscar, what are you proud of? You are of the generation that let Fidel hold your country hostage in the 3rd world. We Americans fought our Civil War. The Cubans ran like frightened cockroaches. They come here, stay here, and try to tell us how great their land was....a land full of wimps.

Cuba is stuck in time. Fidel prevented evolution and progress. The Cuban people allowed it.

Our Parents were immature and therefore weak. We, on neither count, are so, and very far from it.

Only the wimps left the island.

Oscar if that were true you go back and restore your country. Instead you stay in our country and pontificate. It holds no water. Actions speak louder than words.

Cubans speak pretty loud...

Oscar, welcome to the USA. I hope you are fine here. But please don't tell us how great your motherland is when you choose to stay here. It rings hollow. Obviously you like it here better.

Listen, even in Football there is evidence that the American People in general are receiving higher Education. Just look at Jon Martin, A Literature major from Stanford who couldn't adapt to the low Education of Miami. Like him, many others in the NFL. No wonder the NFL has to change.

Wozo some honest advice from experience... Don't go to hard on Cubans on this blog... They will catch feelings... It is Okay to make fun of every other race on here except Cubans...

Well, the only tangible proof that we early Cubans and the Jews fleeing from Hitler are superior to you "Anglos" is that we are the owners of Miami, and of certain other areas in the good old USA.

The Times, they are a'changing, and you better change along with them or at your peril

hehehe, you didn't like these last ones, It's true.

Cubans dont own Jack in Miami.
Many Cubans came off slave ships.

Blacks created the pyramids, great wall of China, marrial arts, government, the alphabet (Hebrew), hot and cold running water, medicine, etc...

Blacks discovered Antartica, gave Hitler the map, then Hitler fled.

I never heard of Cubans inventing anything other than the Cuban crime wave.

My great grand dad was a black Cuban and experienced much racism.

Actually, We don't like to be here, We were Forced to be here. That's one of the reasons We decided to take over.

I wanted to be Cuban but I was told my pecker was too big.

Most of the Dolphin fans are racist, bigots, uneducated. Thats what showed support for Incognito's twisted agenda.

Hmm... look at Gulfstream Park owned in part by Jews and Us Cubans. Many other examples. For you, Adam Beasley.

the world was fighting a war and our country Cap Wozo, good old USofA was extremely late to join while the Jews were under genocide. Our country stood by and built refrigerators while the rest of the world built tanks.

You are a typical uneducated hypocrite.

Oscar, some nice burns there at the end buddy! Nice job!

They didn't build tanks only, also Atomic Bombs.

Actually, when you are dead, you will never suffer from the dilemma am I dead or not. You will never know. It is a peremptory thing.

When Castro sent all of the prisoners and derelicts here, basically he sent the Cuban educational elite that was left.

Don't believe me? Just take a look at the pathetic vocabulary of most bloggers. Juvenile. Few can express a thought or even compose a grammatically correct sentence.
Posted by: Capt Wozo | April 01, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Your last line is a sentence fragment, as it has no subject.

Pathetic team = Pathetic fans

Few can express a thought or even compose a grammatically correct sentence.
Posted by: Capt Wozo | April 01, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Your last line is a sentence fragment, as it has no subject.

Posted by: Darkoak | April 01, 2014 at 11:32 PM


Darkoak as always making a total idiot out of himself LOLl That sentence is perfectly fine as is.

Give it up Darkyl Stick to chatting with EFT the back door load swallower. He is more on your level. You are dumb and gullible. Good luck.

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