The Pads are On!


photo 2Today is the first day of training camp when the pads come on, early word is the defensive line is dominating the offensive line.  If you are thinking about calling Evan Mathis right now and offering him your first born, slow down.  Suh might have something to do with what is going on so far.  And its early so…

I could oink a bunch of observations from camp, but some days your trotters are tired.  So we can always rely on the gift of photos.


One of these guys is going to dominate offensive lines this season. I’m told Darlington has a great bullrush…

How you celebrate throwbacks!

How you celebrate throwbacks!

This is what pressure feels like...

This is what pressure feels like…

Yeah, Lazor don;t look at his hair...

Yeah, Lazor don’t look at his hair…

No, no autographs for me.  I have to save ink in case I have to re-sign again.

No, no autographs for me. I have to save ink in case I have to re-sign again.

I hope Miko's not on twitter again...

I hope Miko’s not on twitter again…

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Cameron wake posing with his breakfast

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I will never let you go football

ready to start!

ready to start!

Me too!

Me too!

Gonna back up Miller

Gonna back up Miller

That is my job!

That is my job!

I swear we are not making fun of Jonathan Martin

I swear we are not making fun of Jonathan Martin

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114 Responses to The Pads are On!

  1. The Flying Pig says:

    Oink and first
    Since I wrote it, I guess I should be first…

  2. Ken says:

    Nice job Piggy

  3. wyoming85 says:

    Practice is over you know?

  4. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 3h3 hours ago
    Jay Ajayi with a nice check down catch and he stiff arms a defender. He’s smooth catching passes over the backfield.

  5. stangerx says:

    Nice shots Pig.

    “Cameron wake posing with his breakfast”……..he ain’t no Minnesota dentist. Unless we are playing Detroit of course. 🙂

  6. The Flying Pig says:


  7. Rockphin says:

    Ok, I just updated my Season and Roster predictions on the link up the page. Does it save automatically?? Check it out. I win. I am the only one to do it correctly…

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Metsies, Metseis, Metsies!!!

  9. bat says:

    I just checked WQAM and was treated to the duo of Twitterella and Miko Grimes. After about 10 minutes it was clear that these may be two of the most annoying and ill informed people I’ve ever heard. Two morons talking over each other with completely misplaced know it all confidence.

  10. Rockphin says:

    Tim, I did it for the exercise of it. It was tough cutting guys!! It will change as training camp progresses.

  11. stangerx says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    Okay folks
    It looks like the Houston game has won the poll
    Let’s try to get a head count of who plans to attend

    Who is in
    Stanger (+1)
    OD (better half TBA)
    Son (in for 2, Maybe more)
    Al ( in, maybe +1)
    Toba (+3, including the dreaded Pats fan)
    Mike E (maybe with +1, +2 or +3)
    FFR (maybe)
    Ken (maybe)
    Bookman (maybe and maybe +1)
    Brian in NY (maybe)
    Herd (maybe)
    drg (maybe)

    Repost and add you name if you plan on going to texans at dolphins.
    And we have seats reserved already……..

  12. bat says:

    NFL networks training camp coverage the past three days has basically been a steady rotation of Cowboys, Jests, Cheatriots, Bills and Broncos with a different team thrown in every couple of hours. .. Fascinating TV.

  13. stangerx says:

    bat — I’m actually fine with that. Far prefer to avoid the hype factor. Rather sneak up on folks. Plus the game is played btwn the lines.

  14. The Flying Pig says:

  15. bat says:

    Stanger, I’m not looking for them to hype Miami. With imbeciles like Jamie Dukes and Heath Evans around quite the opposite would be true. I would just like to see some coverage of other teams rather than the third report in an hour about how the aging slope head in Denver is handling a new offense.

  16. jetsssuck says:

    you know all you out of towners can catch the nightly camp report from local news stations cbs and fox by going to their websites. I think it starts at 11.30 pm but they may have it on website where u can see it anytime.I know it used to have Bokamper hosting it but I don’t know now. I believe one show last 1/2 hour and the other is about 15 minutes

  17. Mike E. says:

    Not one thing about Yoenis Cespedes????? WTF! This blog sucks!

    • Tim Knight says:


      He’s in the lineup tonight right? Give me the lineup?

      • Mike E. says:

        He is in the lineup, but I don’t know where for sure. I suspect this

        1 – RF Granderson
        2 – 2B – Murphy
        3 – LF – Cespedes
        4 – 1B – Duda
        5 – C – d’Arnaud
        6 – 3B – Uribe
        7 – CF – Lagares
        8 – SS – Tejada
        9 – P – deGrom

      • Mike E. says:

        Cespedes may bat 4th instead, in which Murphy would move to bat 3rd.

  18. stangerx says:

    You know Suh is good when this happens.
    ”When you’re going against a player like that, a guy that’s going to come out and give you his all each and every play, every day, it’s going to make you better,” said center Mike Pouncey, who confessed after facing Suh and the defensive line in camp, he was often too tired after plays to ”talk trash like I want to.”

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yep! It’s the strength of the team. we shouldn’t knock the OL because of it.

      Turner said the same thing back in OTAs. Who else will be better than facing Suh on game day?

      • stangerx says:

        I won’t knock the OL……but if I was a coach I’d be very interested in who best withstands the storm.

  19. Tim Knight says:

    Mike, I’ll go with this.

    1 – RF Granderson (L)
    2 – 2B – Murphy (L)
    3 – C – d’Arnaud (R)
    4 – LF – Cespedes (R)
    5 – 1B – Duda (L)
    6 – 3B – Uribe (R)
    7 – CF – Lagares (R)
    8 – P – deGrom (L)
    9 – SS – Tejada (R)

  20. Mike E. says:

    P Carlos Torres gave up #52 for Cespedes. I think he’s going to wear #72

  21. stangerx says:

    Ah those Mets. Wish my team was good enough to be two games from the division lead. 🙂

  22. Al in MIA says:

    I don’t know if the Mets will have enough to catch the Nationals.
    The Nats have had all kinds of injuries and are still ahead in the division.
    They are starting to get healthy (Zimmerman, Werth, & Rendon came off the DL this week) and have sharpened their bullpen up.
    Seems the Mets or Nationals will not have a chance at the wild card unless the Pirates or Giants collapse.

    • stangerx says:

      Mets are 3.5 back of the 2nd WC. Even if the Nats surge…….lots of season left for that.

    • Tim Knight says:

      2 games. We have to win the division. We’re in a 3 game series now. 1-0 as of now. 🙂

      The lineup changes with Cespedes, Uribe and d’Arnaud.

  23. The Flying Pig says:


    When did Mortenson become public enemy #1 in New England?

  24. The Flying Pig says:

    Anyone see ExMachina?

    I saw it Thursday and I loved it
    One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time

    If you are a fan if dark scifi like blade runner, it’s for you!

  25. Al in MIA says:

    LOL Piggy,
    EVERYONE is NE is mad at life.
    He was asked to come onto the show in Boston to talk about something but then he caught wind that they were going to grill him about his sources in the PSI report he leaked which eventually was deemed false (the PFT report recently said the NFL intentionally leaked bad info to him to disperse publicly while giving Steven A Smith some legit info on the Brady cell phone destruction).

  26. Al in MIA says:

    It will be interesting indeed to see how it all plays out but the Nats are more talented as a team. They just haven’t been healthy enough to reach their potential.

  27. finfanrob says:

    stangerx says:
    August 1, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Ah those Mets. Wish my team was good enough to be two games from the division lead. 🙂

    i would be happy with a team that can hit a fucking baseball. got to suck to go out and throw 7 and a third perfect baseball only to lose 2-1

  28. getterdone says:

    Just dropping by.
    Looks like it was a great 1st day with the pads on. Lots of different players to be happy with.

    My boy Tanny is said to be looking real smooth, like he’s been doing this for a decade!

    Go Phins!

  29. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I want to watch this o-line in a preseason game against real opponents before making judgment. Without Albert it’s really impossible to tell what we got

    • getterdone says:

      Like what I hear about Douglas already separating himself @ LG. Looking like Dallas Thomas may have to be a back-up, or go in @ RG if Turner can’t figure a way to slow Suh….lol….maybe even Linkenbach @ RG.

  30. getterdone says:

    Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said the Jets have had talks with free agent G Evan Mathis’ agent.
    It is unclear what “talks” mean, but it does not sound like anything is imminent. Mathis has likely priced himself out of the market, meaning he will need to either drop the asking price or find a team more desperate for guard help than the Jets and Dolphins. The latter seems unlikely.

  31. Rockphin says:

    we are going to be good on Oline. With the competition they will go up against every day plus the mentoring from those same guys plus the reputedly very good O-line COACHES plural we have we should be good.

    I am more excited to hear about how good, and consistently good Tannehill is looking.

    • stangerx says:

      Think we will at least be OK on the OK given what we have on the end and straight up the middle. What happens at G will determine if we can be better than that.

  32. The Flying Pig says:

  33. Rockphin says:

    what I especially like is how the front office has reinforced the team with additions that will compliment Tannehill. Stills and Landry both caught over 75% of the passes they were targeted on (2nd & 4th in the league) last season, Parker was brought in to be a big catch radius / catching machine, (Miller also caught 73.1% of his targets)

    I am predicting that Tanny will be a top 10 QB this season in yards, YPG, Comp%, TD’s & QBR

  34. Rockphin says:

    Dear Mr. Marino, are you making Tannehill view film with you?

  35. finfanrob says:

    you got to love the talk on here like

    ‘you cant tell anything at practice’ ‘got to wait for game time to see how they perform’


    the online will be better cause at practice they go up against suh and great competition.

    lol, which is it?

  36. Rockphin says:

    Either or both Rob. Who are you to say? Hmmmmm? One post might be from a cantankerous Koolaid drinking lolly pop sucking sun bathing idiot though….Cantankerous being the part you should be aware of

  37. finfanrob says:


    my comment had nothing to do with the team. and i was just laughing at the irony on here at times. so dont get all cantankerous or you will have to suffer the wrath of tim

  38. Try Pod says:

    If like to see Ex Machina… Is it subtitled?

  39. Try Pod says:

    I’d not if

  40. getterdone says:

    ( I declare a new slogan for the Phins: #rambotogether )

    The Dolphins players still marvel at the type of training they went through one day with the Navy Seals.

    It’s been more than a month now since the Dolphins wrapped up their June minicamp by doing some Navy Seals training, but the experience clearly left a mark.

    In the case of wide receiver Jarvis Landry, it inspired to don a different look at practice. He’s now wearing a makeshift bandanna in the same mold as Rambo from the “First Blood” movie series.

    “I just took a different approach to it, a different mind-set to it,” Landry said. “For me, I think about Rambo. Every tine I think about some army stuff and just that transformation he made when he wasn’t John anymore. He was Rambo. Just for me being able to come out here and play the game that I love at a high level, I wouldn’t say it’s a fashion statement — it’s just a little personality coming out that’s all.”

    Center Mike Pouncey, for his part, still marvels at the type of training he went through that one day and the notion that Navy Seals do it on a regular basis.

    “Man, that was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Pouncey said. “You get a different respect for those guys, the stuff that they have put up with, the training that they have to go through just to protect us on an everyday basis. It opened my eyes to a different perspective about those guys. I really appreciate everything they do because they put us through some things … it was only one day’s worth, so I can only imagine five days’ worth of that. Some guys ain’t going to make it.

    “It was a great event. You could tell that everyone was really into it. You didn’t want to let the guy next to you down and so it was really good for our team-building this offseason.”


  41. Al in MIA says:

    I’m not yet sold on RT getting to elite but he’s improved every year he’s been in the league in all categories except yards per completion. His yards per attempt is below 7.0 at the moment (probably due to the OL problems to date). I’d like to see him get to 7.3-7.5 (7.5 seems to be the minimum to get to borderline elite conversation. 8 or better is cream of the crop (top 5 QB).

    • getterdone says:

      He’s certainly capable of obtaining elite status….IMO. The skill set is all there sans some refinement in a couple spots, which we’ve seen get better each season he’s been here.
      The YPC is something I’m not really blaming Tanny on. As you mentioned, it has been a lot of what the OL is doing or not in this case, as well as the WCO system being used, lots of passes to the backs, etc.

      I see Stills & Parker getting him firmly into the 7+ YPC range, especially as the OL comes together.

  42. getterdone says:
  43. The Flying Pig says:

  44. BoulderPhinfan says:

    tanny just needs to connect on a few long passes this year and he’ll get his average up to 7.5 pretty quick. We need 30 tds from him and hopefully 12-13 ints. He won’t be the problem this year.

  45. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 2m2 minutes ago
    CB Bobby McCain getting look in 1st team dime package. Good sign for the rook.

  46. Rockphin says:

    Miami Dolphins


    Anyone else out there as happy as Mike is that football is back?


  47. wyoming85 says:

    We may have to come up with a name for the D this year!!!!

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 1m1 minute ago
    Wake blows by Ja’Wuan James in drill. Then Suh gets by Turner. Then Jordan Phillips knocks Pouncey on his ass. Wow!


  48. Rockphin says:

    I guess Mike isn’t smiling any more with the rookie putting him on his ass!

  49. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 1m1 minute ago
    The more I watch DT Jordan Phillips the more I’m impressed. If he keeps his stamina he could b seriously disruptive.

  50. Rockphin says:

    184 is going to blow up some O-line this year!

    #184 = domination

  51. wyoming85 says:

    Armando Salguero
    ‏@ArmandoSalguero LT Branden Albert is in full gear for the first time this training camp.

  52. Rockphin says:

    Chris Perkins


    Gotta like Louis Delmas. Not practicing but doing lots of coaching. That’s why Philbin considers him a team leader.

  53. Rockphin says:


  54. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 13s14 seconds ago
    Tannehill in, Chris McCain destroys Ajayi’s attempted block. Would-be sack for McCain & Jones #Dolphins

  55. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 7s7 seconds ago
    Tannehill with a 7-yard TD to Landry, who makes a great catch over Brice McCain. Enthused crowd loves it #Dolphins

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  56. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 50s51 seconds ago
    T’hill nice 10-yd TD throw to TE Jordan Cameron. Good protection, good throw, good catch. Coverage decent, too.

  57. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 22s23 seconds ago
    Moore throws a fade, caught by Lippett, who only got 1 foot in bounds so no INT. Then Streeter catches a 5-yard TD from Moore #Dolphins

  58. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 54s54 seconds ago
    Tannehill in, overthrows Jennings on a comeback route. Tannehill then checks down to Miller. Nice protection by the line, Suh got doubled

  59. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley · 30s30 seconds ago
    Not a good look for Fox and James. Wake and Vernon met at the quarterback.

  60. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 44s44 seconds ago
    Jordan Phillips pushed Jamil Douglas right into MBT for a sack.

  61. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 8m8 minutes ago
    This receiver Damarr Aultman is a problem on special teams. He’s GOOD.

  62. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 6m6 minutes ago
    S Reshad Jones w/goalline INT over RB Damien Williams. High steps & jokingly talks trash to T’hill on way 2 end zone.

  63. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins · 5m5 minutes ago
    Rookie @Tony_Lippett14 making a play.

  64. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 57s58 seconds ago
    There’s something special about LaMichael James. It didn’t go away with the pads either. He’s got that shake and bake.

  65. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 1m1 minute ago
    Tannehill connects with Jarvis Landry for a 10-yard TD. Thomas in coverage. Landry is the offensive MVP today #Dolphins

  66. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 44s44 seconds ago
    Jay Ajayi scores on a pass from Matt Moore during red zone work. Jamil Douglas with a nice block on Jordan Phillips.

  67. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins · 2m2 minutes ago  Davie, FL
    Day 4 of Camp comes to a close with a @JayTrain27 dive into the endzone!!

  68. wyoming85 says:

    PhinPhanatic ‏@PhinPhanatic · 1m1 minute ago
    Miami Dolphins Training Camp Day 4: OL

  69. getterdone says:

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    TODAY Joe Philbin admitted he’s uncomfortable with the O-line’s pass protection. The first step is admitting you have a problem.
    Rosenhaus is licking his chops and on the phone again….lol

  70. The Flying Pig says:

    New blog since 10am folks

  71. Rockphin says:

    DRINK UP! Nice Koolaid article by Armondo. Enjoy the Koolaid it’s OK. Take a sip

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