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The most amazing Miami Dolphins factoid of the day

It's Thursday and as such, the Dolphins are forced by the NFL to make their offensive and defensive coordinators available to the media.

In the grand Brain Daboll versus Mike Nolan quote battle, Daboll has been kicking Nolan's behind this year. Frankly, Daboll simply allows himself to be more candid.

But today marked the revenge of Nolan!

And when Mike Nolan brings it, he really, really brings it. In fact, he brung it to the tune of suspending belief among several of the media members listening to him when he said he had not heard of Suck for Luck before today.

True enough. He was asked about the movement as part of a greater question and Nolan looked at the reporter like she had horns protruding from her forehead. "Suck for Luck? That's interesting. I really haven't heard that one before," he said.


After he answered the question, Nolan was so blown away by the phrase he went back to it. "Suck for Luck is a new one. That's interesting," he said before asking, seemingly genuinely, what it all meant.

I told him it was about Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and getting the first overall selection in the April 2012 draft.

"Oh, makes sense now that you say it," Nolan said while nodding. "Well, that's a personnel department deal so I have nothing to do with that. But I get it now. He's going to play my Ducks in a few weeks."

Well, I guess that speaks to Mike Nolan's unwavering focus on the task at hand. (How's that for positive spin?). Daboll could not return fire with anything nearly remotely as interesting. He did get a chuckle out of me when he was asked how he'll handle the fact Miami has only four experienced receivers on the active roster now.

Daboll said that was easy: He eliminated the five-receiver package from his game plan.

On more serious notes ...

... Nolan made it seem like the Dolphins are likely to stick with Tyrone Culver at free safety at least for a bit longer ...

... Cornerback Vontae Davis (hamstring) and running back Daniel Thomas (hamstring) both practiced at least on a limited basis. But they came away from the work with much different views of their status. Thomas is seemingly always optimistic he'll be able to play. Davis is not quite so and would make no promise he'll be active for the Chiefs ...

... Center Mike Pouncey (neck) returned to practice and seems ready to go for Sunday ...

... Left guard Richie Incognito (ankle) practiced at least on a limited basis. Coach Tony Sparano said if he's healthy, he'll return to his starting job ahead of Nate Garner, who started last week in his place. Big if, though. We'll see ....