2019 Training Camp begins TOMORROW!

This is just the start, but hey, it’s the start of the 2019 Miami Dolphins season today. Once the pads come on, this is where it finally gets real. Long gone are 3-a-days and in 2011 the collective bargaining eliminated two-a-days as well, so the brutally hard practices of yesteryear are all gone. Still, this is the closest thing to action we got, so enjoy it!

The rookies have been here since Sunday, but tomorrow the entire team, both veterans and rookies will be together as one team. I think quite a few of the rookie class will make the team, which is already a pretty young roster. We lost DT Kendrick Norton in a terrible automobile accident which took his arm and his football career, but Kendrick seems to be doing well and is out of the hospital. The Miami Dolphins have decided to pay Kendrick Norton his entire salary, a nice gesture.

There are some big camp battles, including of course the QB battle between long time vet Ryan Fitzpatrick and newly acquired 2nd year QB Josh Rosen. To me that’s the headliner. Most fans think Fitz will start the season but I believe there is a fair chance if Rosen plays well enough he may earn the job. What happens at DE is big too, because it looks like a very deficient unit at the moment, unless some guys step up and do a LOT more than they have yet in their careers. The number of sacks from the current guys is truly woeful, Tank Carradine in 5 seasons has (5.5) sacks, Nate Orchard in 4 seasons has (5) sacks, Charles Harris in 2 seasons has (3) sacks and Jonathan Woodard in 1 season has (1) sack. That’s 13 sacks combined for 4 players. Obviously in our new hybrid defense we will be rushing the passer with LB’s as well as safeties and corners, and we will need guys like Jerome Baker, Kiko Alonso, Reshad Jones, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Bobby McCain and others to be effective occasionally when they blitz. In addition, I think we can get pressure on the inside with DE/DT’s Vincent Taylor, Davon Godchaux and Christian Wilkins. If not, it’s going to be a long hard season for this defense and we will struggle to get off the field.

We have a lot of DB’s on the roster but it’s imperative that we find an effective player on the opposite side of Xavien Howard. It may be former Patriot Eric Rowe, or maybe one of our own guys step up like Jalen Davis, Cornell Armstrong, Torry McTyer or hopefully Cordrea Tankersley who is currently on the PUP list. CB Jomal Wiltz showed some flash w/o pads, we’ll see how he fares with the pads on. At safety we’re in really good shape with Reshad Jones, Minkah Fitzpatrick, T.J. McDonald, Bobby McCain (who will share slot duties as well with Minkah), and Maurice Smith and ST’s ace Walt Aikens.

On offense, it’s going to be very interesting to see what our identity is on that side of the ball. I think a lot of that will depend on who the QB is. Ryan Fitzpatrick throughout his career has been a gunslinger for better or worse. He plays a wide open type of game and always looks to push the ball downfield, sometimes recklessly so. He’s a gambler. With our offensive line a huge question mark, nothing helps a beleaguered OL better than a consistent run game. It gives them more confidence and wears down the opposing defense. Will Fitz be a game manager? It’s possible, but I’d sooner see a power run game with a play action pass game although I can’t see Fitz reining himself in. Rosen would be the better candidate to operate that type of offense, and any QB would benefit from a strong run game.

Our WR’s corps really is another huge question mark. On paper it looks better than it really is because you never know what you’ll get from Devante Parker, and Albert Wilson is coming back from a season ending hip injury that robbed him of such a promising season. Wilson was nothing short of electric while he was healthy scoring 4 TD’s on only 26 receptions, that’s a TD every 7 catches. Kenny Stills is really the only given, you know he will make some big plays although he’s never been a volume receiver having more than 60 receptions only once, his 2nd year with the Saints and Drew Brees. Regardless, he averages routinely near 15 YPC and he scores TD’s. What about the rest of the WR corps? Jakeem Grant is exciting but so far has been used in small doses. I’m not sure he’ll ever be like a Tyreek Hill although I sure wouldn’t mind if they tried. Brice Butler brings another big bodied receiver and he showed some abilities last year but only had 6 receptions for us. In his 6 years in the NFL, he’s never had more than 20 receptions. We have a few other big receivers in house, Preston Williams, newly acquired WR Saeed Blacknall and Reece Horn. All of them are 6’2 or bigger.

Last season our LB unit really picked up, a lot of that due to the return of Raekwon McMillan’s run stopping prowess and the coverage and tackling ability of rookie OLB Jerome Baker. Baker had an excellent rookie season showing excellent pass coverage skills, and for all intents and purposes, McMillan had an excellent rookie season too (1st year I/R). Kiko thrived last year not being forced to cover quite as much and turned an underrated solid season. Kiko finished with 125 total tackles (79 solo), 3 INT’s3 FF’s, 1 FR and 6 passes defensed. This a strength on our defense, and if we can generate any pass rush at all, this defense will surprise a lot of teams.

The O-line, a perennial worry, once again is exactly that. Starting LT Laremy Tunsil is one of the leagues best, but after that if could potentially fall off a cliff. Will it be Wisconsin rookie Michael Deiter at LG or swing man Chris Reed from JAX? Can Dan Kilgore hold down the C spot and be effective? It seems like Jesse Davis is going to play one of the spots on the right side but it’s yet to be determined whether it’s RG or RT. We acquired RT Jordan Mills from Buffalo, a starter of every game for the last 3 years. He was underwhelming with shorts and t-shirts, but I have a feeling once the pads come on, he’ll look a lot better. While Mills isn’t an elite pass blocker, he’s got experience and shouldn’t be a turnstile. If he does falter, Jesse Davis just might play RT and maybe of Deiter looks adequate, Chris Reed could slide over to RG with Davis playing RT. In any case, a lot has to happen to give me any kind of confidence in this unit going forward.

At RB, Kenyan Drake is primed to have a big season. Whether he’s the big volume guy as far as carries isn’t important, he should be getting more touches. He’s a HR hitter and we simply need to score more points. Scoring less than 20 PPG won’t cut it, and Drake can help with more touches. What will be fun to watch is who, if anyone, is the volume back. Kalen Ballage is back for his 2nd season and he showed some promise last season. We drafted extremely high volume back Myles Gaskin from Washington. Gaskin had nearly 1000 carries there and over 5300 yards. Lots of miles for Myles, but he potentially could get the lion’s shares of the carries. We have a couple of bowling balls on the roster as well in Kenneth Farrow and Mark Walton (who may face disciplinary action from the NFL for an off the field incident). We’ll see if either guy makes the roster.

ST’s was a solid unit all around, from place kicking with Jason Sanders and punting with Matt Haack, (Rock’s beloved) LS John Denney, and the return team of Kenyan Drake, Jakeem Grant and Kalen Ballage. All were better than average last year and hopefully that will either continue or improve.

After taking a look at the entire team, there’s a few good things that stand out, and a few problems that are hopefully fixed. DE and the O-line are the potential weaknesses, while LB, S and DT a strength. RB and WR are wld cards, because you just don’t know what you can get from this group. If Devante Parker ever plays like we thought he could when we drafted him and catches 60-80 balls with a 12+ YPC average and 8-10 TD’s, along with Stills getting his usual 6-10 TD’s, and we have a consistent run game with the trio of Drake, Ballage and Gaskin, we can be a very competitive team. As usual, lot’s of ifs. No pass rush and no DB stepping up to average or better than average opposite X and we will be in trouble. O-line incapable of either generating a consistent run game or protecting the QB and again, trouble. Here’s hoping for the best!



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1,216 Responses to 2019 Training Camp begins TOMORROW!

  1. ocalarob says:

    all of you are members of the patience brigade whether you want to be or not! it comes with the territory.

  2. ocalarob says:

    Not sure why everyone wants to beat up on Omar…..He was once well liked in this community and is responsible in a way that we are all together on this site.

    the man’s entitled to his opinion, he goes to the practices so i would tend to lean towards his opinion just a little more than a half ass A/C…. stock trader who’s never even seen this current regime.

    • fuck you demented asshole, You need to deal with Your personal problems and leave me out of it. u need a shrink dude, i cant and wont help Your sorry ass
      i will not argue with You today, you are a waste of time and abusive dumb ass that admitted to everyone here he is a dumb ass and cant wire a simple night light without taking weeks

      go do some wiring and burn your house down fat ass, sister wont loan you money again deadbeat? not my fault you dont have any money! never needed it when family can support your lazy ass and your dirty house with car that dont run
      you got your one post from Me you wanted, thats it, not falling for Your stupidity and self wallowing in pity with jealousy
      fuckoff incel, men dont want You either

  3. good thing he caught me in a good mood, lmao i would have really ripped the unemployed deadbeat, lol

    im happy my investments are going up, and no he cant borrow any, he needs to get off his lazy ass and stop asking everyone else to support him, thats being an extreme socialist, lmao

    • ocalarob says:

      if you’re talking about me David…i have a job and have been working all my life,

      you’re taking shots and you don’t have any idea what you’re talking about. i guess that goes with being vindictive.

    • fox news is an state propaganda entertainment network that sucks up to the corrupt russian elect, they have never won any journalism awards, and never will

      no wonder your facts are wrong, your source is wrong look outside the fox, i mean box, lol

      • Mike E. says:

        You mean as opposed to sucking up to the liberals like every OTHER network? Thank goodness for that one network for those of us who can’t tolerate the nonsense from the other outlets.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I don’t really view this article as biased

        The headline is a little inflammatory – but the content mostly exposes the facts they are arguing about

        Personally I think the federation using numbers over a larger span to draw conclusion is disingenuous

    • CavalierKong says:

      It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out in court. Right now it’s playing in the court of public opinion, and both sides are of course using whatever numbers they can to benefit their side.

  4. people like Orob make me think about being a republican, because i dont like supporting people like him on disability that wont work
    dont want to work AND ALWAYS expecting free shit from strangers government and family,
    this is what conservatives hate, and i understand why

  5. ocalarob says:

    David i have a job and have had one since i can remember, i work for a well established company.
    you’re making up lies just like the other disagreement to get even, being vindictive is a bad trait, i just didn’t agree with you bashing Omar the way you did, you have no clue what’s going on in training camp. you haven’t a clue of what you’re talking about but carry on.

    • no credibility liar, carry on, and no im not sending you money , i know that is what u want
      you think i can be blackmailed with lies to give you money, but we all know that is fantasyland, You wont be getting a half a cent from Me, no matter how much you lie or trash talk

      i dont deal well with deadbeats, they always wanting free money

      get it through Your head, I dont owe You a penny, and You wont be getting anything

      you will need to find a different scam to tide you over to the next disability check from the US government

      • ocalarob says:

        Damn! looks like i won’t be eating cheerios for a while, but i’m sure you’ll entertain me.

        you have a short circuit in your brain, how do you come up with shit like that?

        you need to seek help Bro,

        i’m starting to feel sorry for you.

  6. ocalarob says:

    bought a new set of Taylormade irons M-2 about 2 years ago for $400.00 on EBay, beat them around and eventually they went into the closet, drug them out the other day and decided to put them on EBay, i started them at $225 wondering if i would get a bid on them, the bidding just ended and to my surprise they sold for….$336.00,
    lost only $64 on them with having them 2 years!

  7. fox news helped spread the yellowcake lies and helped turn US sentiment to bomb the shit our of iraq based on LIES

    fox news has blood on their hands of innocent people, i wouldnt watch that garbage if my life depended on it

    • fox was the only network pushing the WMD lie on iraq on a daily basis

      the war in iraq had nothing to do with 9-11 or WMD

      it was based on lies from cheney and bush, and fox promotes lies for ratings, still do

      the senior citizens and less educated watch fox entertainment/ fake news, and believe every lie they see and hear there

      • Mike E. says:

        You poor brainwashed sot. They did a good job on you.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Actually Mike, to be brainwashed requires possession of said organ. The window licker is bereft. And he appears to get his “news” from huffpo.

      • nobody brainwashed me, I dont believe in the moscow mitch and putin puppet treasonous bs , its anticonstitutional. read what the constititution says, no brainwashing there, the brainwashing is trumps 11000 lies in office, and im not responsible or swayed by any of them.
        i have a right to independent thought, and my thoughts are based on the current events of what the russian agents do, if You dont like my reasoning, tough shit
        i wont cowtow to You, because then that would not be independent thought

  8. ocalarob says:

    CNN is a biased TV show, it isn’t a news show, A real news show is unbiased. I refuse to watch that shit show.

    see Walter Concrite, “and that’s the way it was”

  9. Mike E. says:

    Anyone here interested in going to see the Dolphins vs Jets game at Metlife. A friend of mine is involved with Alumni Association of Old Bridge HS (where Minkah Fitzpatrick attended) and they’re doing a ticket sales event. Tickets are $150 per an include a parking pass, section 242.

  10. ocalarob says:

    David you owe me nothing and i don’t want money from you, my A/C works fine, Even though you didn’t know what you were doing you made great effort to get the job done and I appreciate that.

  11. bailbondmike says:

    im happy my investments are going up
    Gotta love Trump!

  12. steveccnv says:

    Yep, its pushing my retirement up possibly 3 years, then I’ll be joining you guys regularly at Fins games. I know, right, be careful what you wish for 🤔

  13. bailbondmike says:

    the war in iraq had nothing to do with 9-11 or WMD
    This is false. We found empty containers of mustard gas. They were empty because Iraq used it against the Kurds, killing thousands, before we got there.

    More importantly and you won’t be able to find it anywhere but we found weapons grade uranium. It was brought in to my base in Kuwait and flown out.

    We should have wiped his ass out much earlier and saved the lives of many Kurds and also Kuwaiti men and women. When Iraq invaded and took over Kuwait they brutally raped hundreds of women. If they resisted, they killed them. They murdered hundreds of Kuwaiti military by firing squad. I was based at one of the major Kuwaiti air bases initially and you can see dozens of bullet holes at chest level on every building. It was a constant reminder. They took no prisoners, they just murdered them all.

    From someone who was there, the war was justified. IMO

    • bailbondmike says:

      If Russia invaded Norway and raped their women and murdered their prisoners, would we not step in. Why should Kuwait be any different. They are a huge friend of ours over there.

    • D says:

      To me this is the whole point about military force protests. You have no real idea of anything unless you were involved. First, the military is not transparent and for good reason, so you dont see their side, and quite frankly the media makes up their own story to suit their agenda. There are also big time factors that could sway your beliefs i the need of something that are never focused on.

      Whats an easier story to believe, that we, as a retaliation from terrorism and we out of fear of potential larger scale threat, assaulted Iraq, or that we just happen to want to regain some control over oil prices, used that as a event to trigger out dastardly subplot. I think one is much more in line with a real response to a real problem and one if a lot of rhetoric and conspiracy. Not that i dont think governments do dirty shit, but ive never heard any of my friends, a lot who were there say that there wasnt a real cause for concern or potential threat looming.

      • D says:

        There are also big time factors that could sway your beliefs……… that are never focused on.

    • did You see the yellow cake in iraq?
      i guess you didnt watch fox news pumping wmd lies and yellowcake lies, i was there and saw fox news spreading the lies myself
      strangely enough, the other networks didnt peddle the same lies, i wonder why? agendas

      there are bad people all over the world, like moscow mitch, putin, kimjong un, etc

      but we cant make up lies about 9-11 and WMD and go to war with every bad person in the world, we all know this

  14. bailbondmike says:

    OK, I’m done. Going kayaking and fishing. Reds and specs are running!

  15. CavalierKong says:

    Rob, my biggest gripe with Omar is how he decides to disrespect players he doesn’t like, finding ways to be condescending like refusing to use their names… #55, New Bae, I forgot what his name for Tanny was. He’s supposed to be a journalist, not a shock jock. but if he wants to act like a shock jock, well the whole point of that is to get people annoyed and pissed off at you.

    • D says:

      He referred to Tanny as the white receiver a bit. He is racist as anyone i have seen, because he brings race into discussion about players. He chooses likes and dislikes and how he speaks about those players reflect his personal feelings on them and not a true critique of them as players.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yep, exactly. I didn’t even get into the racist stuff. He just isn’t a journalist.

  16. D says:

    BTW, i dont really trust any news agency to represent facts anymore, so i have no dog in this fight, i se bias in fox reporting as much as i do any of the others. They have their agendas just be certain of that as the only fact you can trust.

    That said, Fox news has no blood on their hands for the reporting of news, no matter the level of agenda, for the war. I promise you there are no decision to go to war based on their reporting anymore than any other news agencies reporting and the reasons are much less conspiracy than most people like to think. Did fox report it its way….sure, did CNN…sure, but neither have blood on their hands for their reporting, just immoral reporting.

    • Mike E. says:

      They all have agendas and slants as to how they portray the same stories. I think it’s fine. If it weren’t for Fox News, all the other news outlets would be the same.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think you really gotta be careful about bothsiding yourself to nihilism

      There are some notable misrepresentation by Fox News that far surpass anything I’ve ever seen in outlet of that size

      It’s actually an active attempt to mislead

      Generally speaking, on any 24 hour network, there’s too many opinions and roundtables discussions and of course everyone has biases on those. I don’t really love rountable after roundtable on what trump said

      But I heard some one of Fox & Friends oppose a $15 min wage, bc at restaurants like McDonald’s, you can make tips if you do your job well…I’m not kidding…of course it was fox and friends and kind of campy…but still they should approach serious subjects if they aren’t going to be serious about them

      D, I don’t think you are wrong or unreasonable. I actually think everyone should take everything with a grain of salt.

      But I think you gotta be very careful drawing equivalencies when there’s a thumb on the scale. Infowars will tell you chemicals in the water are turning frogs gay (and your kids are next)

      We now live in a culture of clicks and bombastic statements for the purpose of ratings. There’s an industry based on trying to trigger people.

      You can be skeptical without treating them like they are all the same. I don’t think they are and I encourage people to weigh the misrepresentations – if they do, I don’t think they will come out even handed

    • You cant change personal experiences of others, if others saw 9-11 or pearl harbour and we didnt, it still happened whether we saw it or not

      i have been in over 15000 homes in the last 29 years, most had their TV on

      i dont need to be brainwashed or biased to open my eyes and see who watches what

      if You were there, You could have seen it too

      what i saw was people of all cultures , gender, parties, etc’
      and the people that watch fox news in those 15,000 homes , the seniors and less informed and educated people were watching fox
      i can see degrees on the walls, i talk to people, its not tough to see who is who.
      i dont need a poll , fox, or cnn to go into those homes with Me, i had my eyes, and this is what i saw, if you dont like it, nothing i can do, but when You see something, it is what it is
      even fox sponsors were advertising shit for seniors, they know their gullible audience

      research who started Fox news, and why, and it makes sense why they go for tits ass, and conspiracy shit to keep the seniors and tin foils glued to the screen

  17. D says:

    I have a solution to the AC argument. David you pay me back for ORobs AC and ill not fix it and keep the money and then ill never bring it up again even if he does. Now everybody is happy and we can move on.

  18. D says:

    ocalarob says:
    July 30, 2019 at 8:50 am

    CNN is a biased TV show, it isn’t a news show, A real news show is unbiased. I refuse to watch that shit show.

    see Walter Concrite, “and that’s the way it was”
    OAN is the closest thing i can find to not showing bias but they are slanted some too. Not quite as bad as some of the others though.

  19. D says:

    steveccnv says:
    July 30, 2019 at 9:56 am

    How can you be in, when you dont have a job or money😉
    American tax dollars…..duh.

  20. Mike E. says:

    I think Omar is just a sensationalist. His bias also shows way more than other reporters. I think he thinks his opinion on whatever he’s reporting is more important than the actual story.

    • stangerx says:

      Omar is regularly on QAM. Some of the show host will say things like “there goes Omar on a rampage again.” They laugh…. but makes for entertainment.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think he’s lazy

      I think he’s relying on experience instead of in depth study
      So it just ends up being opinion

  21. CavalierKong says:

    When it comes to CNN/ FOX/ MSM/ Washington Post/ NYT/ etc. IMO it’s pointless to point out the biases of one over any other.

    Reporting and journalism has changed in this country over the last 15-20 years. It used to be about integrity and facts. Now it’s about being first, and getting clicks. It is so difficult to truly know what to believe on even the most innocuous of subjects nowadays.

    You can read a story about a waterskiing squirrel only to find out 2 days later it wasn’t a squirrel, it was a rabbit, and it wasn’t waterskiing, it was skateboarding. There really isn’t anything resembling integrity in that business anymore. And it’s our collective fault. The great mass of unwashed eats it up, so that is what we’re provided with.

    • the president works very hard daily to divide the country, his job should be to unite the country
      the networks and parties are going further left and right
      this is why we are even fighting today, its what trump promotes and wants
      if we fight over trump all the time, he wins, and we are his pawns
      of course he never wanted to fight, we remember he ducked out in vietnam, he has no stomach for it, but others fighting? he gets off on it

      its probably best to not play into his divisiveness and weaponized hate

  22. CavalierKong says:

    You make an interesting point about scale and degree. My wife and I argue that point all the time. She thinks Fox is far worse, and I pretty much throw them all in the same boat (excluding pure trash like infowars, I’m talking the main outlets).

    I spot check different subjects on the networks sometimes, and in my experience they all seem to do pretty much the same kind of cherrypicking. Now I only go through the written stuff, and never watch anything on TV, so I don’t know if it’s different in that medium or not, but they honestly all seem to be cut from the same cloth IMO.

    • stangerx says:

      Cav — you can’t just say “Fox news” is this or that. Folks like Chris Wallace, Shep Smith and Bret Baier do solid journalism. Then at night Hannity and folks like screaming Judge Jeanine come out to play. They actually have to separate divisions. One is called “news” and the other “entertainment”….. I’m not making that up, actually what they are called.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Wallace and Shepard Smith are really going against the Fox News grain though stanger

      • CavalierKong says:

        Well, isn’t that true of all networks? They are made up of different people with different formats. And like I said, I’m talking about the written stuff, I don’t do tv news in any format.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Also you can point out exceptions to any rule, and I would say that goes for most networks as well. But as a rule, journalism is dead and yada, yada, yada…

  23. bailbondmike says:

    Well, I am back for just a second. Not going fishing now. Boss (wife boss) wants me to do the yard today cause she has friends coming over to lay by the pool tomorrow and said I can go fishing tomorrow then cook them dinner when I get home. WTF!

    She tells everyone that I wear the pants in our household but turns around and manipulates me with sex. Well, I got news for her when my shit quits working in about 20 years (ah, hopefully 30 yrs, LOL).

  24. bailbondmike says:

    Oh,and PIGGY dammit, quit using words that stupid guys like me have to google! Nihilism, SMH!

    • CavalierKong says:

      I was going to look up nihilism, but I figured what’s the point, it’s all meaningless anyway.

      • CavalierKong says:

        “Nihilists! I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos…”

  25. The Flying Pig says:

    You can always lean on the Big Lebowski for guidance

    Another quote from that movie applicable to current political events:

    “Shut the Fuck Up Donny”

    • CavalierKong says:

      I knew someone would follow me, lol. Have you seen the video mash up of Trump cutups and all the shut the fuck up Donny’s from Big Lebowski? It’s pretty hilarious.

      Also, let’s not forget – let’s NOT forget, Dude – that keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city – that aint legal either.

  26. pheloniusphish says:

    Damn Dirty Ape stole my line. Journalism is dead.

    Mmmmmm….pork luau…..

  27. stangerx says:

    Cav & Pig — I have no use for Fox News either in the morning or after 8. In btwn not all that different from CNN. And even at night CNN has gotten less news focused. Anderson Cooper keeps it up, but Don Lemon seems to be going the way of an opinion commentator (even if not even close to Hannity).

    But overall Cav — for sure less news and journalism. You watched like ABC nightly news lately. A bunch of it is like “viral clip of the day.”

  28. Krishna says:

    I tried to link the last TC day with today’s start with a link first thing this morning and not one comment on the Dolphins since and all morning.

    Oh my.

  29. steveccnv says:

    How many times has Fox had to apologize for writing lies like MSM? Zero. The real difference is they actually get a 3rd source on a story, and report all news, not just what fits the agenda.

    Sure Hannity and Co talk about a lot of personal opinion stuff, but there’s no comparison.

    • stangerx says:

      They put out a retraction on the Seth Rich conspiracy theory story even if Hannity kept running with it for weeks after. And that is just from the recent news. You sure it was zero?

    • CavalierKong says:

      If you believe everything you read or get from Fox, and you think they don’t politicize or get things wrong, more power to ya, lol.

  30. CavalierKong says:

    I’ve said it before, no one is going to change anyone’s mind on this board.

    If you honestly think Fox is so much better, or any other outlet is so much better, then you are doing just exactly what D pointed out yesterday, playing their game, but again more power to ya.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Let me clarify that. Obviously if your conservative, your going to gravitate towards Fox, and if your liberal towards anything else, lol. My point is, if you don’t see it for what it is and take whatever your flavor happens to be with a grain of salt, THAT is you playing the game.

      • Mike E. says:

        I see it, I’m aware of the bias on Fox, and that’s the bias I prefer to watch. I watch the other news channels occasionally as well, and they are very different in their approach for sure.

      • CavalierKong says:


      • steveccnv says:

        There’s a difference between what Fox is doing and what CNN is doing, if you cant see that…

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yes, you see so much clearer than everyone that doesn’t hold Fox up as the irrefutable best of a bunch of bad choices, smh.

        Steve, I’m not going to get into a play by play about each network. They are all fucked is my point. If you can’t see that…lol

      • steveccnv says:

        Sure Fox is biased towards Republicans and the rest biased towards dems, but that’s not all that’s happening.

        I take what Fox says with a grain of salt too, but I can believe some of what they say. For CNN maybe 2% is believable.

  31. steveccnv says:

    They are all fucked up, but they aren’t all fucked up the same. I hear Fox denouncing right wing people all the time, you never hear CNN denounce antifa.

  32. steveccnv says:

    I stopped watching Hannity and the others, because of their bias. I’ll occasionally watch now when something big happens like Mueller.

  33. Rockphin says:

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    All odds via SportsLine

    Ravens (-4) at Dolphins
    I have no idea if the Ravens are actually going to throw a forward pass this season, but that’s not going to matter in Week 1, because they might not have to throw a single pass to beat the Dolphins. This game is basically a matchup made in heaven for Baltimore. The Ravens will be rolling into Miami with an offense that averaged 152.6 yards per game on the ground last season, which ranked second in the NFL and the Dolphins will be trying to stop that with a defense that has no idea how to stop the run.

    The Dolphins surrendered 145.3 rushing yards per game last season, which was the worst in the AFC and second-worst in the NFL. Sure, it’s possible the Dolphins will watch a bunch of film from the Chargers playoff win over Baltimore to figure out how to stop them, but that’s probably not going to help, and that’s because the Ravens have had all offseason to re-imagine their offense.

    As if that’s not enough, there’s also going to be a mismatch on the other side of the ball. The Ravens defense surrendered the fewest yards in the NFL last season and the second-fewest points, and they might actually be better now that they’ve added players like Earl Thomas. If I’m putting money on a football game, I’m surely not betting on Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick to put up big numbers on Baltimore’s defense, especially when they’re being protected by a unit that’s already gone through one coach this offseason.

    Firing your offensive line coach less than a week into training camp is never a good thing.

    This game could turn into the biggest blowout of Week 1. Not only are the Ravens going to cover the four-point spread, but they’re going to win by double digits.

    DOUBLE DIGITS? FU John Breech!

    I can see a hard fought close loss but a blow out? Not at home in September at 1pm. No way.

    • steveccnv says:

      And in their black unis. Baltimore lost several pieces on D and all they added was washes up Earl Thomas. Our D is completely different this year, gone are the guys that pinned their ears back and didnt play the run.

  34. steveccnv says:

    CNN is closer too Info Wars type reporting, than Fox.

  35. sb7mvp says:

    Mike, I’d have to see when that MetLife game is, but I’d be interested.

  36. sb7mvp says:

    Also, journalism has never been alive, ita always been propaganda for someone.

  37. Mike E. says:

    Guys, never mind. David has already conducted an extensive study. Fox News is for old people and idiots alike, and CNN, MSNBC and others are for the intellectual elite and the young.

    Thanks David – Appreciate all the hard work you put in on that research. Excellent work.

  38. wyoming85 says:

    Arguing between Fox and CNN is like trying to pick up a turd from the clean end! 😉

    • stangerx says:

      Those are my 2 go to TV sources. Trying not to end up in a silo. Hannity makes me sick though. That’s not news, but guess he already said he is an “opinion commentator.” Know why he got canned, but miss O’Reilly. His voice was independent.

    • CavalierKong says:


  39. Rockphin says:

    I couldn’t get logged into wordpress from my Iphone yesterday for whatever reason so I couldn’t refute the “fake news” David was spewing about Rosen beating out Fitzpatrick yesterday, but I will say it now. It was pure bullshit. here is the quote from Coach.

    “It’s pretty clear to me that Ryan Fitzpatrick is leading the way,” the first-year Dolphins coach said. “He’s done that in a lot of areas, from leadership to production on the field to the meeting rooms to the walk-throughs. This is an ongoing competition, but right now he’s leading the way.”

    Flores’ words confirm what has been apparent to those who have watched practice since the spring. Fitzpatrick has dominated the starting reps and has been clearly the more consistent quarterback since the competition began in May.

    • stangerx says:

      QB battle won’t be decided for a good long while. Guessing will make the pre-season games more interesting than usghe.

  40. wyoming85 says:

    • stangerx says:

      Pretty much either means wasn’t working out or they are dodging the real reason with him. Was abrupt.

  41. Rockphin says:

    Chris Perkins

    Dolphins said Kiko Alonso missed today’s practice due to injury. Didn’t specify the ailment

    Adam Beasley

    Kiko Alonso might miss a practice or two, but his injury is not considered a long term issue.

  42. wyoming85 says:

  43. Rockphin says:

    Armando Salguero

    Starting RB Kalen Ballage left the field earlier. Has not returned.

  44. wyoming85 says:

    • gassers in high heat and humidity wearing pads and unis, ughh brutal stuff

      im sure the players are thinking, we have to find a way to avoid these damn gassers next time, lol they suck!, but Miami is going to have extremely well conditioned players as a benefit, and the reinforcement of we have to get this done correctly, is pressing

      we have 3 home 1 pm games in September, deal with the heat or it deals with YOU!

      Flores strikes me as a coach a player would grumble about at first, damn hes too hard on us, etc
      but when the extra work pays off, the players will love Flores and run through walls for him, because Flores helped them become better Men

  45. wyoming85 says:

    There you go Rock! It’s all over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  46. wyoming85 says:

    • i think Jesse Davis is underrated, but he will pick up some respect this year
      i was watching some Dolphin film and he jumped out at Me when i wasnt even looking at the OL. he is a solid blocker for the run, but needs to improve his pass blocking on the end around bull rushes, the toughest challenge for a RT in the NFL
      i like the guy, he has a few flaws, like all OL, but he also opens up some nice running lanes

      he is only 27, and i believe he could be in Miami for awhile, if he continues improving, he wont be underrated much longer

      • Davis played RG last season, but with James gone after his payday, Davis will be the RT

        James also struggled against the end around bull rushes, and we often had to put a TE on his side to help him out

        we may have to do the same with Davis at first, but hopefully he learns quickly how to shut that end around shit down, or at least push the end around rusher so far away he cant recover and make a play

        holding is illegal, lol not for the cheat, but for us, so he just has to drive the defender further out than he wants to be, or cut him down if he takes an inside tack

  47. CavalierKong says:

    Sorry I bailed on our back and forth. I actually had to work for a brief moment with a client, lol. I think we’ve both stated our position clearly enough, so not much more to say other than I’ll make sure it is clear I am not defending CNN, lol.

  48. TryPod says:

    I see what you see Kong and Stanger,
    For every CNN post headline with obvious bias, I can easily find a FOX post with equal polarity. For every defense of the current administration by FOX, I can find where CNN made an opinionated accusation. It’s uncanny. It’s as if they spend the day trying to balance each other out. I don’t watch either for news (I primarily read), but I know that if I wanted to view either, gotta be after 10a and before 8p.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I get most of my news from John Oliver. It’s always important to know the current status of Russell Crowe’s Jockstrap from Gladiator, lmao.

    • stangerx says:

      Try — I find an oasis of actually talking about stuff logically in the Sunday morning shows. Meet the Press, Tapper and Wallace. John King’s Inside Politics too.

      • TryPod says:

        I used to watch those religiously- and the McLaughlin Group (up until he died and the show ended). Just can’t do it at this point.

  49. Rockphin says:

    “but needs to improve his pass blocking on the end around bull rushes”

    What is this exactly? I believe you are conflating two different types of rushes. a Bull Rush is a direct forceful rush by a defensive player. You don’t “Bull rush around”

    What are you trying to say?

    • end around, we all remember cam wake doing this a zillion times, he attempts to run around the end of the OL to get to the QB

      most of the time Wake succeeded, lol miss that guy, but anyways,

      what i was referring to is taking the circle round around the end of the OL, in this case the RT end

      also i have watched Davis a little in the current practices, little glimpses here or there, and his footwork and hand placement looked spot on. im not certain, i need to see some games, but he looks more polished this season from what little i saw.

      i really like the guy and think he will get more noticed this season when he does an excellent job for the Fins

      • Rockphin says:

        AH, ok. you were misusing the term Bull rush. That is when you take a guy on H2H and drive him back by force.

  50. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Hate David – I just repeated what you yourself said. If it sounds silly when I say it I can assure you it sounded silly the first time when you said it. I don’t hate you, but that whole statement was so far off being accurate. Sorry man, just telling it like it is, just like Fox. 😉

    • my personal experiences are not accurate? lmao, yea alright, i just mentioned what i saw, i realize it wasnt popular, believe Me i see some things i wish i did NOT ever see lol
      people are whack, lol i had a customer tell Me that she counts votes for a certain county in FL, but said SHe personally counted all the votes in the world for every countries election, lmao

      hmmmm interesting, lol next!

      but it doesnt change what i saw or said about it

      but back to football, Peace to You

  51. Rockphin says:

    I like tuning into PBS news hour. They show international news with a British slant so you see things from outside the US slant on things.

    What I hate about Fox, MSNBC & CNN that trump loves is that it isn’t news anymore. It is all trump all the time. I know he is the president and all, but there are others in the world as important or even more important to what is actually going on than the daily “look what he said now” & “Defend what he said by explaining what he meant”

    I take turns flipping back and forth yelling at Madcow and Hannity that they are partisan hacks.

  52. D says:

    Rockphin says:
    July 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    that is hilarious! OAN is worse than Fox. There is no news on OAN. It is pure propaganda.
    Rock i dont really watch it, but when i have seen it i have seen them on both sides of the issues. Maybe i caught them on rare occasions on the other side of the fence, im just saying i have seen more than one sided stuff from them so i figured they were better. I dont really trust any of them for real information.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Robert Herring, the founder and ceo, is an enormous trump supporter and staff members have alleged that he ordered pro trump coverage as part of his network

      When fox fired Oreilly, they tried to hire Bill Oreilly pretty vigorously and he declined to take a job with them

      They give Sarah Palin a guest spot

      In early 2016 they they refused to carry a speech by Mitt Romney disavowing Trump

      They are very far right, more so than Fox

      When fox was going through internal turmoil they were hoping to replace fox – that’s their angle on the market

      • D says:

        Ill take your word for it. I just watch as a passer by in the break-room at work. Funny argument on perspective. The business guys are up near the front break-room and the developers are near the back break-room. The front break-room is on CNN/OAN and the back break-room always on CNN lol. My office is closer to the front one.

    • Rockphin says:

      I have only stopped a few times. There is a guy with dark hair on after 7 ish who is like Hannity where he spouts opinions and not facts. Could be the “after 8 Round table” syndrome.

  53. D says:

    sb7mvp says:
    July 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Also, journalism has never been alive, ita always been propaganda for someone.
    I agree, just look at that quote from Twain posted yesterday, it was going on even when news was newspapers. I will say though turning all reporting into editorials has become the norm these days and its way more prevalent than it has been in the past.

  54. D says:

    CavalierKong says:
    July 30, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Let me clarify that. Obviously if your conservative, your going to gravitate towards Fox, and if your liberal towards anything else, lol. My point is, if you don’t see it for what it is and take whatever your flavor happens to be with a grain of salt, THAT is you playing the game.
    Yeah im sick of all of it really, but in general i think as long as you watch it, and then look into the different things they bring up that might be getting under your skin, then you will find the truth of at least be less led by them and more just using them as a topic monitor.

  55. sb7mvp says:

    The worst articles today are just reports of arguments on twitter where they show screenshots of the posts on twitter and the article is just repeating what the screenshots said. Lol.

  56. Mike E. says:

    David – Your personal experience does not equate to accurate data all over the country. Capiche?

    • i i mentioned that, its just a small sample size across the country
      i have no desire to see every home, lol nor would it be possible

      but 15000 is alot of homes, and likely not far from what the rest of America is doing
      Fl does have more seniors than most states, retirees are everywhere, and so i am certain this trend goes across the US, because the retirees are from all over the US

      trends are never perfect or meant to be, but they are useful tools of evaluation in many things, like stocks for example, trends and trend reversals have to be recognized and invested in accordingly, just made some nice moves earlier today because i recognized some trends
      and hell no im far from perfect, but if i win more than i lose,,,, im doing fine

      • stocks are a great example actually, because basically You have to guess or predict what the rest of the country will do, even though you dont know hardly any investors at all other than a couple close contacts

  57. D says:

    sb7mvp says:
    July 30, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    The worst articles today are just reports of arguments on twitter where they show screenshots of the posts on twitter and the article is just repeating what the screenshots said. Lol.
    True i have seen those and its pretty sad.

  58. D says:

    Piggy and Rock,

    Ill take your word for it. I just watch as a passer by in the break-room at work. Funny argument on perspective. The business guys are up near the front break-room and the developers are near the back break-room. The front break-room is on CNN/OAN and the back break-room always on CNN lol. My office is closer to the front one.

  59. CavalierKong says:

    Sheesh I hope the Astros don’t pick up Bumgarner…

  60. Phindog says:

    I watch current events on Pornhub.

  61. CavalierKong says:

    Oh yeah, go Dolphins!! lol

  62. steveccnv says:

    Lol Rock on the end around bull rush. He must’ve been thinking of Sergio the tall short guy🤔

  63. olddolphan says:

    GOT home BEFORE 4:30 today, a RARE occurrence indeed! LAST TIME might have been in 2000, when the Dolphins actually WON an NFL Playoff game!!
    I’m pretty sure many of you are expecting me to blast the firing of Flarty, Farty, or whatever his name is. Yes, we’ve already lost Caldwell and, now, Farty is gone, too. The local Tampa Bay Times is already ripping the Dolphins, saying Miami’s expected collapse has started sooner than anyone thought possible!!!

    WELL, I beg to disagree. Coach DeGuglielmo IS FULL OF FIRE AND ENERGY–just what this franchise needs!! And he’s already put several O-Linemen on notice by demoting them and changing the starting line up! Whiners and slackards beware!! Coach “GUG” is on the prowl!!
    NO ONE in Fins history could light a fire under a team better than the Don of Miami, especially in his younger years in the late ’60’s and early ’70’s. But, now, in this era of the pussification of the NFL (NO 3 workouts in pads per day, not even 2 workouts in pads per day), it is harder to get the players attention. And FLORES has found a way by FIRING THE DEFENSIVE LINE COACH–GOOD FOR HIM!!
    i’M PREDICTING RESULTS RIGHT AWAY! –NOT, I repeat, NOT expecting the Playoffs, nor a winning season. But avoiding the basement in the AFC East can be done! The only question I have now is “Do the Fins actually have 5 O-Linemen who are of starting quality in the NFL??”
    We’ll find out in the next few weeks b/c I sense both FLORES and “COACH GUG” are men of action–not men of indecision!

  64. Mike E. says:

    Which network does each reporter match up best with? CNN, MSNBC, FOX

    Omar Kelly –
    Armando Salguero –
    Barry Jackson –
    Hal Habib –
    Joe Schad –

  65. Mike E. says:

    Stanger – I’ve never seen doggy 69 before, or any oral. I had no idea they engaged in such acts. I mean, most of em can just reach their own. lol

  66. Rockphin says:

    There is another news station called Newsy or somthing like that? News with a Y?

    anyway it comes across as very low budget (lighting & camera wise) but THEY seem to be neutral? Like we are all from some other planet. “The Reblicans are saying x, the Democrats are saying Y”
    “The genesis of the disagreement stared when” But even on there I smelled a whiff of “liberalism” (maybe because all of the “anchors’ are young)

    I truthfully can’t find CNN on my cable line up. MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, FNC, Fox Business, AON, Newsy, Al Jazeera and that Japanese news channel with the sub-titles are all grouped together and then CNN is way down the dial somewhere else.

  67. Tim Knight says:


    • Rockphin says:

      That is interesting. You always hear the QB calling out “47 is Mike” or whatever number the guy is.

      • D says:

        Only a handfull of them do it, because only a hand full of them can truly identify them on any play. Mike isnt always the MLB in the formation, not physically anyways.

  68. Mike E. says:

    Rock – Had no idea you’re that flexible, or huge, or both. lol

  69. Mike E. says:

    D – Thanks for clarifying the “Mike” thing. I never actually understood that it’s not necessarily the guy in that spot. Never got why they had to identify him

  70. D says:

    Omar Kelly – TheRoot.com
    Armando Salguero – FOX
    Barry Jackson – CNN
    Hal Habib – MSNBC
    Joe Schad – MSNBC

  71. Tim Knight says:

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    • D says:

      I know that he kinda needs to get his shit together but the guy has loads of talent. Maybe if Flores thinks he can reach him then they will take a shot.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah I liked him the draft a few years ago. He was having a pretty good year in 2018 before tearing his ACL. He showed up to TC this year out of shape and that’s why he was reportedly cut.

  73. bailbondmike says:

    Yeah, I agree with things said here and there about these news outlets. Comes down to which way you lean. HOWEVER, if there were a sexy leg contest between the networks, FOX wins hands down!

    That’s how I decided to settle it.

  74. Randy says:

    Identifying the MLB is typically done to set your blocking calls. Centers do it too. It tells everyone who to block.

  75. DL Robert Nkemdiche,
    what Tim said certainly happened, the guy is available at least partially because he is out of shape

    i guess if the price is right and we can wait until he rounds into shape, i dunno though, i really am not excited about players that are not ready for the season, but if the FO and Coach feels like he is worth a look see for the long run, i guess we might bring him in

  76. the european husbands are fat cats with their naked news

    they can tell their wife, honey, i am not watching naked girls, just checking up on some news and current events, lmao

  77. gotta be careful of sources on naked news.
    if the news anchor has implants, then that is fake tit news

  78. stangerx says:

    BBM — the news chicks are hot whichever channel. Part of me says obvious selection bias on that, but another part says glad it is so.

  79. Phindog says:

    Rock.. If you can bend down that far after gaining 40lbs you might want to consider spitting. 😂

  80. Phindog says:

    As long as we don’t let our ladies know that throat yoghurt puts Lbs on them we should be safe. But we all know that wedding cake screwed that all up. 😂

  81. The Flying Pig says:

    I hope they make a run at Nkemdiche

  82. pheloniusphish says:

    At the Queen concert in DC. Anticipation is high.

  83. pheloniusphish says:

    At the Queen concert in DC. Anticipation is high.

  84. pheloniusphish says:

    Ooooohhh…Twice Twice

  85. Rockphin says:

    Doggy, the 40lbs is serious, the flexibility or length needed is an obvious lie. LOL If I could lick my balls like your brethren, I would never go to work and would have starved to death long ago.

    And before you suggest the “protein” meal, there is a little thing called the law of diminishing returns. 😉

  86. Rockphin says:

    Oh, and Doggy, I don’t like that shit in my leg hair, there is no way in hell I would ever let it in my mouth! LOL

    I have never frowned upon spitters, I wouldn’t want that stuff in my mouth to begin with let alone swallow it so I can empathize with the ladies.

  87. wyoming85 says:

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  89. Tim Knight says:

    Wow some of the convos here went in some strange directions. LOL

  90. Phindog says:

    Rock. I know you are not a goo gobbler but am glad you get it off your leg hairs before you go in public. 😎👍

  91. Rockphin says:

    Tight Ends

    Durham Smythe ran with the first team early and often on Tuesday. He and O’Leary appear to be in competition for the same roster spot, if the Dolphins are to keep just three tight ends (I think they keep four). Smythe had a terrific wham block that sprung a long touchdown run for Kenyan Drake.

    On the topic of O’Leary, he sure has spent a lot of time on the ground throughout practice.

    Mike Gesicki continues to look the part in one-on-one, but he’s a bit of an afterthought in the team-period passing game. He did, however, hit a beautiful wham block to create a big hole on a Drake run.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Dwayne Allen is also a good blocker and a seasoned vet so he’ll be in the mix too once he’s cleared to practice. Clive Walford is also competing. I also think we’ll keep 4 TEs.

  92. Chandler cox is also a good receiver, so we dont really need 4 TE

  93. Tim Knight says:

    David, will there be a 10th OL worthy of a roster spot that we can’t pick up off the street if a guy goes down? I don’t think we’ll be that deep, maybe not even 9.

  94. we also have a bunch of WR, cant keep them all
    Stills, Parker, Grant, Butler, Hurns, and maybe Preston Williams since he is a huge red zone target for us. Parker should be a red zone target as well, but doesnt hurt to have 2

    we may have inked Hurns because Wilson isnt ready to go, Wilson could be the odd man out

    we dont have the luxury of holding open a roster spot hoping Wilson recovers IMO< but its still early and he might be able to get ready

    if he cant go, then its probably bye bye Wilson, we need able bodied players

  95. Phindog says:

    Wilson will not be the odd man out. He is a huge offensive weapon. You are killing me smalls .

    • Tim Knight says:

      David hates Wilson and I have no idea why.

      • i dont hate Wilson, he isnt ready to go, and we have 8 WR that are ready to play

        i do NOT think we carry 8-9 WR for the roster, we will have to go with 5-6

        we cant keep everyone, Parker, Stills, Grant are hands off, and we just signed Hurns because WIlson wasnt ready

        we cant keep Isaiah Ford either IMO
        Butler and WIlliams are fine additions, it just appears the Hurns signing could be the end for WIlson

        i wouldnt have thought Wilson would be odd man out until after the Hurns signing

        why all the millions for Hurns if Wilson is ready to play?

  96. Krishna says:

    In case anyone was wondering.

  97. Krishna says:

    Why this coach is different? A few observations I share and some I had no clue but could have guessed:


  98. Krishna says:

    A thorough recap of day 5 by Winfield:


    Rosen doesn’t seem to be a leader.

  99. we go through ths every season, 90 players cut down to 53

    i see folks, what if we keep 6 rb, 7 or more WR, 10 OL, 4 QB, 4 TE, and so on
    if we did that, we would have to start sending defensive players down the road, lol

    the coaches will figure it out, 53 is the goal, and unfortunately some of the last cuts are always, o man, that guy? yup , that guy

  100. olddolphan says:

    I’M GENERALLY NOT IN FAVOR of political issues on sports oriented websites. But today’s front page article in the Tampa Bay Times titled “Theories Misread Melting Glaciers,” caught my eye. –Bottom line? The ice loss into the oceans is happening faster than researchers previously believed.
    This article will also be in the Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post at some point in the near future (perhaps today). Those on this board who own homes close to the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico NEED TO READ THIS ARTICLE.
    A cartoon I saw features a 90 year old Trump seated in his office at Mar-A-Largo with water up to his hips and a fish staring at him. Trump says to the fish, “Looks like some of us might have been wrong about climate change!”

    • now he is blaming obama for the air conditioning, lol

      obama doesnt do a/c and he isnt one of my former subcontractors, lmao

      this was only 1 of 78 lies he has told in the last week, he has zero credibility left

      • steveccnv says:

        From some of these AC posts you shouldn’t be talking about lying.

      • i never lied about the ac, if you are so ignorant and think a 7 year old install means a lifetime of free labor by anyone posting on a football blog, maybe You shouldnt be commenting
        did You see the invoice? do You think a bad job got ignored for all these years, no complaints, then all of a sudden lets whine about it on a football blog many years later? there was never a service contract, only an install which is typically a one year guarantee. you think You khow how business works? lmao from Your post, i cant see You do NOT understand
        , if i owe anything, i would pay, but my bill collectors, which i have many, never post anything due on the football blog, they call or send letters like real business works.
        i was only joking earlier , yet You seem to have alot of bitterness going on over there
        i cant do anything about that , and thats the truth

  101. mando says the dolphins are so stupid they cant spell cat if they were spotted the CA

    mando that dog wont hunt, one cliche deserves another

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  108. ocalarob says:

    Thanks Wyoming for the great updates.

  109. steveccnv says:

    Wilson isnt going anywhere. You don’t get scrap your BMW and replace it with a VW, because it has a flat. We got rid of too many good players during the Gase years, for reasons almost as stupid as this one, we can’t afford to void the roster of more.

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  114. steveccnv says:

    Sounds like we’re deep as hell at LB. I keep hearing good things about the young guys.

  115. CavalierKong says:

    Wow, I don’t remember hearing that story about the warmup disorganization before a game under Gase.

  116. wyoming85 says:

  117. wyoming85 says:

    • Parker is likely our top receiver right now
      he seems to be working hard to improve his game
      i wasnt excited about Parker the first couple of years, but im hoping this is the season he makes us all happy he is here!

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  122. Rockphin says:

    RIP – Nick Buoniconti

  123. wyoming85 says:

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    • naplesfan2010 says:

      this is the use of the term “end-around”
      It is when a split end runs back into his own backfield and takes a handoff and runs around the end of the line opposite to where he started.

      End-around does not refer to a speed-rush move by a DE.

      minor detail, though; we knew what you meant about Cam Wake.

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  128. naplesfan2010 says:

    Thing about the Rosen reports is that he has been working almost exclusively with the 2nd team OL, 2nd team WRs, and 2nd team TEs.

    At least that is the way I am reading it, judging by who is catching the ball and who is getting beat for “would-have-been” sacks.

    • thats correct, also the QB’s were wearing red jersies

      i do find it disappointing Rosen hasnt displayed a better work ethic though

      its still early, but i feel he should be developing good habits from day one

      his attitude needs adjusting

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  130. bailbondmike says:

    I always said Rosen has a great arm and is smart as hell but my knock on him and the reason I didn’t want to draft him was he sucks under pressure. He never got past it as a 3 year starter in college and possibly never will. I do think it was worth the shot to try and fix that though. Keep working with him.

  131. wyoming85 says:

  132. CavalierKong says:

    RIP Mr. Buoniconti

  133. Tim Knight says:

    RIP Nick Buoniconti

  134. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, what’s the deal with that warmup fiasco?

  135. naplesfan2010 says:

    Rosen had 3 OCs in college and 2 in one yr in the desert.
    PLUS Kinsbury’s weird shit this past spring.
    Now he has an OC who has never been one and a HC who has never been one.
    They are still devising their nomenclature and formations themselves.
    Give Rosen time to learn yet another playbook. The NE offense is both complex and QB – centric.

    I look at his pure arm talent during these practices, and he still seems to throw beautiful balls that hit the receivers right in stride and / or where the D can’t touch them. (Mostly.) (All QBs throw INTs sometimes, especially in July.) He has a really nice deep ball. I thought in the past the semi-short stuff was his weak part, and that seems to still be the case (See Day 4 struggles.)

    I think the “replacement timeline” is coming into focus a little bit better now. Rosen will replace Fitz when he has command of the offense. Meanwhile, Flores maintains integrity with the locker room by not handing the job to him while Fitz looks better.

    So I do think him saying Fitz is ahead right now is for the locker room and for the beat reporters to spread out to the opposing coaches and to remind Rosen to work his ass off.

  136. naplesfan2010 says:

    Also, the defenses are always ahead of the offenses in TC and even in the first part of the season.

    Right now, DBs are trying to make plays to get noticed, and there’s no scoreboard with a 1 in the Loss column if they miss a pick, so they are gambling more than they might in a real game.

    So our OL was struggling. So what does the HC do? Cans the OL coach and brings in a known OL guru. I predicted that when they hired Coach D after Indy stupidly fired him. Flores had to assembe a staff fast, so he got the best he could, but Flaherty was always the weak link in my mind in terms of pedigree.

    The only bad year Coach D had was when Brady got hammered in the SB loss to Philly, for which Bellichek fired him. However, Flores was on that staff, so he knows the truth of how that went down, and he pounced on Coach D as soon as he became available to become a “consultant,” meaning a fall-back if Flaherty was sub-par.

    That might be a good indicator of the minute degree to which Flores is a planner, as they say he is.
    He also built in redundancy at OC with Caldwell. Not his fault the man fell ill.

  137. Mike E. says:

    Very valid points Naples. We should be more patient rather than tearing him up at this point

  138. Mike E. says:

    RIP Nick Buonoconti

  139. CavalierKong says:

    It was from the article Krishna posted about some differences between Gase and Flores in discipline and structure.

    From the article:

    “Paul Allen, the Minnesota Vikings’ renowned play-by-play call, was so baffled by the Dolphins’ warm-ups that he made a point to bring it up during his Monday morning radio show the next day. Allen referred to it as the most bizarre excuse of a warm-up he’d ever seen in his 18-plus years of covering professional football. Lackadaisical and structureless. Fifteen minutes after they were allowed to begin their warm-ups, Dolphins players and coaches trickled out of the locker rooms at a seemingly random rate, did some light stretching and ball-tossing before calling themselves ready.”

    That was a game we allowed nine sacks, 418 yards, and lost 41-17.

    • CavalierKong says:

      And how often did we say it seemed our team wasn’t ready to play in the 1st half?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Wow! I guess the rumors that Gase lost the team are true. That Vikings game was the beginning of a 3 game losing streak to end the season being outscored 100-41. Sigh…

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yeah, that story kind of blew me away. Warming up and getting into game mode is such a simple and fundamental thing. I think it illustrates there was a lot of disorganization on his staff. In retrospect, I guess we had a lot of hints, and Gase was clearly overmatched for the position. Hopefully he hasn’t learned and corrected too much now that he with the Jest, lol.

  140. naplesfan2010 says:

    Cav I think (hope) that that tunnel vision is innate to Gase and can’t be fixed.
    Ppl say he works late and stuff, but maybe he is one of those ppl who can only focus on one thing.

    • CavalierKong says:

      We can hope. He wasn’t able to adjust his game planning, so no reason to think he can adjust as a HC, lol.

  141. naplesfan2010 says:

    My strike one for Gase was his nishandling of Ajayi.
    the second strike was losing to Detroit at home for no good reason. (Fest game)
    (things like having minkah on the bench in crucial moments and us looking like the HC was a no show and left game management to the groundskeepers.)
    and the third strike was him doing nothing when Burke said he was watching the World Series instead of preparing for our game on Sunday.

  142. Krishna says:

    RIP, Nick.

    One classy guy for sure.

    And, if I recall correctly, he was instrumental in the research and study of spinal cord injuries, specifically in how to prepare the body on the first 24-48 hours to minimize further damage and aid in recovery.

    His son was paralyzed from the neck down playing football.

  143. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Kong, yes let’s hope Gase continues with his ways.

  144. naplesfan2010 says:

    Why is it that our OL has taken so many non-football hits in the last few years?
    bully-gate, a coke sniffer OL coach, and now this guy who can’t teach the blocking assignments

  145. stangerx says:

    “Durval Queiroz Neto has been getting 1 on 1 attention pretty much all practice. He’s officially attempting to make the transition from DT to guard.”

    Seems they wouldn’t be putting the time in unless they saw something. Maybe ends up on the PS.

  146. wyoming85 says:

  147. wyoming85 says:

  148. Steve, dont talk to me anymore all pissy and whiny
    , im always in a good mood, and you are always ranting, attacking and arguing like an angry fool
    i will not join your party of what u got going on over there
    if You dont like my jokes, dont laugh, capiche?l
    im in a great mood, give it a try someday

    • steveccnv says:

      Fuck off David, if you cant take the heat, quit writing posts like that.

      • try anger management, You need it

      • steveccnv says:

        You have more problems than anyone on here. Your retarded rant with Orob, was not only unjustified (why you brought it up), but no one believes what you wrote, because it made no sense.

        Let alone trying to blackmail him.

        You have this two-sidedness about you that think you can go off on people, then act like nothing happened, followed by the canned anger management line, like an old lady rant ended by bless her heart.

  149. RIP #85 HOF Nick Buonoconti

  150. D says:

    RIP Nick Buonoconti. It was a matter of time before that team started losing guys. Sad day and sad to know more will be coming. You start to feel your age when your hero’s start dying.

  151. Jahndoh30 says:

    “I think you really gotta be careful about bothsiding yourself to nihilism”

    I love this line. We all need news and we all need media in spite of the current backlash against it. Media is a cornerstone of democracy. I have my own opinions about bias, but D said it best when he said (paraphrase): The only thing you can be sure is true is that there is bias.

    Bias is human and natural. A successful democracy requires an educated electorate, so sorting through the bias is something we intelligent people must do because you aren’t going to educate yourself in an echo-chamber.

    So whether you agree with me in politics (I bet you everyone on this board agrees with me on something political btw, and everyone on the board disagrees with me on something political) or not, I implore you, avoid the nihilism/echo chamber. Seek information from multiple sources and sort through the bias.

    Kudos to Stanger and D (not exclusively praising them, just noted that they both ascribe to the advice in the last line of the above paragraph) for practicing this discernment. Don’t let anyone else thing for you, be critical and make up your own mind after sorting through the bias.

    Paragraph below is editorializing (revealing some of my own opinions and therefore bias) and I feel like I need to point that out before saying it:

    I feel Trump’s war on the media is very unhealthy and leads to echo-chamber situations where his base will ONLY believe what he tells them, even if he contradicts himself the next day. I wish he would focus on his economic policies’ successes and uniting instead of dividing, because there’s meat on the bones with the economic stuff, there’s only bad stuff that goes along with other-izing.

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      BTW, sorry if I revitalized a conversation that some would like to go away, I just believe actual discussion between intelligent adults helps defeat echo-chamber nihilism*

      *trade-mark pending. Piggy is doing the filing for me.

    • good post Jahn
      authoritarian dehumanizing is divisive, encourages violence, and could lead to even worse

  152. Rosen still hasnt had his shot with the ones yet

    im beginning to think Flores might want to see a better attitude and work ethic before he gets his shot with the starters, what else could it be?

  153. Jahndoh30 says:

    RIP Nick Buoniconti

    A regular at the brewery played golf with him every year up to 2 years ago. He said he could tell Nick’s health was getting pretty rough so he got his golf hat signed by Nick and gave it to me. I feel very fortunate to have his autograph from just a couple year ago.

  154. Rockphin says:

    Mike E. says:
    July 31, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    Very valid points Naples. We should be more patient rather than tearing him up at this point

    If it makes ya’ll feel better for now go ahead. But the all seeing eye sees all. 😉

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      The same eye you can still mouth over that giant gut?

    • Rock, did the seeing all eye notice Rosen working with the starters yet?

      i personally believe its to early to write off a guy after several practices with the camp bodies

      • Rockphin says:

        I do not have the all seeing eye. that was Omar. I was being sarcastic. (even though I am a doubter of Rosen, I HOPE he works out)

        Son, Even after gaining the 40lbs, post quitting smoking, I am still slimmer than you good buddy! LOL

      • lol sorry, didnt know Omar was the guy with the eye, i really dont read his articles because i feel like i already read his stuff years ago, it doesnt really change much, lol

  155. Rockphin says:

    stangerx says:
    July 31, 2019 at 1:52 pm
    “Durval Queiroz Neto has been getting 1 on 1 attention pretty much all practice. He’s officially attempting to make the transition from DT to guard.”

    Seems they wouldn’t be putting the time in unless they saw something. Maybe ends up on the PS.


    Perhaps Stanger, but as I understand it Neto does not count against our roster number cap (90 man roster) and he was assigned to us by the NFL so we have to keep him.

  156. Rockphin says:

    “The seven players — Queiroz, David Bada (Germany), Moubarak Djeri (Germany), Valentine Holmes (Australia), Jakob Johnson (Germany), Maximo Sanchez (Mexico) and Christian Wade (United Kingdom) — began training in the United States in January.

    Each of the four AFC East clubs will carry an additional international player on their practice squads in 2019 as part of an expansion of the International Player Pathway program. After training camp, the players are eligible for an international player practice squad exemption, granting them an 11th practice squad member that is ineligible to be activated during the 2019 season.”

  157. Rockphin says:

    steveccnv says:
    July 31, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    You have more problems than anyone on here. Your retarded rant with Orob, was not only unjustified (why you brought it up), but no one believes what you wrote, because it made no sense

    Plus he responded to OD instead of ORob above. COuld be because their avi’s are so similar, but still it was OD he responded to and not ORob.

  158. CavalierKong says:

    Wyo, thanks for bringing the updates and stuff from camp! I killed my twitter account, so this is really the only place I’m looking for Dolphins news.

  159. steveccnv says:

    Mike, Melo back to the Knicks?

  160. Krishna says:

    David, I posted an article this morning that discussed the differences between the two QBs.

    Rosen might have some skills, but really isn’t displaying leadership qualities as a QB. Fitz is always 20-30 minutes early before the team working on something and pulls WRs after practice for more practice. Rosen is typically last one to practice and first to leave.

    The locker room knows, coaches know, and Rosen hopefully will figure it out. Or not.

    Just might be a good reason he’s still working with the 2s. Talent alone makes him deserving? Maybe not to this regime.

  161. D says:

    I bet it will be revealed that Nick Buonoconti died of something related to CTE. I read reports that said that was one of the things that he had been suffering with as of late, memory loss, etc and h was donating his brain for CTE research. It makes sense, since normally a man of his age that dies like that would have had an extended illness if the source was cancer or some other unnatural natural death. He also didn’t seem to be old enough or infirm enough to simply die of old age, despite being 78.

  162. Rockphin says:

    David, according to the twitter feeds from camp, Fitz has STARTED with the ones each practice but Rosen does get some runs with the ones also.

  163. Krishna says:

    Rockphin… I saw an article about him and his heavy hands and excellent use of them due to his martial arts training. Obviously, needs to develop them for football and is project. Good stuff.

  164. Mike E. says:


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