Stephen Ross Fallout – Training Camp Stuff

I’ve never hated Stephen Ross like so many people in South Florida do. I think most of the people who hate him, hate him for the wrong reasons. They hate him because he’s a New York guy first and foremost. Cracks me up how much people from Florida hated him for that reason from the get-go. How many people who live in Florida are actually Florida natives? Florida is littered with transplants, littered! If he came from South Carolina he’d have been fine. I always saw Ross as a guy who just wants to win, and would do anything, even things outside the rules to win. I think a lot of rich, billionaires feel that way, they’ve been doing that their whole lives. On the other hand, the NFL has 32 billionaires all in the same boat, and there are rules that have to be followed or there are consequences for breaking those rules. Well, now as Dolphins fans, we have to eat the shit sandwich of losing one of our TWO 1st round picks in next year’s draft, and then another 3rd round pick in 2024. It sucks, it definitely does, but do I hate Stephen Ross? He’s done everything he could to make Hard Rock Stadium a great place to come for Dolphins fans. While we haven’t won a Superbowl or been perennial playoff contenders, no other Dolphins Owner in the last 30 years did that either! So I still don’t hate Stephen Ross, but I wouldn’t hate if he sold the team either. Then you have to worry about who takes over.

To be clear, I’m not defending Ross. I hate what he did tampering with Tom Brady of all people. I tell you with all honesty I could not watch Tom Brady play on the Miami Dolphins. Whatever we would possibly accomplish with Tom Brady as QB would only be another feather in the cap of Tom Brady and our team would be on Brady’s coattails, just as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were. He went to a very talented Bucs team, and then he recruited other NFL talent (Sound like the NBA anyone?) to put them over the top. The Bucs that previous season were 7-9, but their QB Jameis Winston turned the ball over a historically high 45 times, 33 interceptions and 12 fumbles. He also threw for over 5000 yards and 30 TD’s because that team had talent. Brady didn’t go to the Detroit Lions and win the Super Bowl, no, he went to a team on the cusp and then brought in a few extra great players to get them over the top. If having Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, and Leonard Fournette on your team all due to Brady recruiting, and winning the Super Bowl with those guys make you feel good, so be it. It would do nothing for me and the entire season would be tainted and unwatchable for me.

So, on to training camp. It’s been a competitive camp so far, but it’s hard to glean important information until they get the pads and helmets on, which just recently happened, and even then, it’s not that easy. Guys that are training camp stars sometimes get cut, and sometimes guys don’t get exposed or ball out until the real games start. Undrafted WR Braylon Sanders is getting a lot of hype right now, but who knows if this guy even makes the roster. 4th RD pick Erik Ezukanma is also getting positive hype, and is a more likely candidate to make the roster. Then again, undrafted WR Wes Welker is the WR Coach now in Miami, so maybe I’m off on that. There’s also a lot of hype going to TE Durham Smythe. Plenty of talk that he will be getting more reps. Well, he’s the better blocker, that much is clear, and he’s a decent receiver as well. Doesn’t matter who starts, but if you think Durham Smythe is going to get more targets than TE Mike Gesicki, you’re crazy. My hope is that Gesicki becomes a more balanced NFL TE under McD, but if not, he’s clearly the better receiving TE with speed, agility, the ability to high point the football and catch anything near him, and of course make a contested catch.

It’s impossible to gauge the running backs right now so we’ll have to wait some for that to develop. It seems Raheem Mostert is healthy and feeling good, so that’s a plus. LT Austin Jackson is having a strong camp so far, but it’s too early to get real excited. Let’s hope the injury bug stays away, it has so far, and that’s one of the most important things. Get through training camp healthy, and get ready for the season. There’s always feel good stories in training camp, but often times they don’t amount to much. One of them is Noah Igbinoghene, and how this may finally be his year. That would be great, just don’t bet on it. Tua is throwing the ball well, his best passes are touch passes because he doesn’t throw frozen ropes like Justin Herbert. If he’s going to do that, it’s going to be within 20 yards, he doesn’t have elite arm strength, he has elite accuracy with average NFL strength. He makes good decisions most times, has a quick release, and sees the defense well. I think he’s going to have a great year, can’t wait to see it!



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945 Responses to Stephen Ross Fallout – Training Camp Stuff

  1. Wyoming85 says:


  2. Wyoming85 says:

    Well that sounds a little better

    • steveccnv says:

      Larnell got roast early and often at the practices I attended, but they keep putting him in there, much like Flores did in 2019 with Needham, they must’ve seen something from him

  3. CavalierKong says:

    Sounds like overall we had a couple of solid days against a top contender in the Bucs. Nice to see we had a bit of a dustup that didn’t amount o much towards the end of day two. That means intensity, but not stupidity. Plus it sounds like were were the aggressors.

    2 days to go!!

  4. Wyoming85 says:


  5. Wyoming85 says:

    Travis Wingfield
    Jevon Holland is asked who stood out the most these two days — Keion Crossen

    • CavalierKong says:

      Our DB well seems to be overflowing, which is awesome because you can never have too many quality DBs.

      • Rockphin says:



        Football gods, please ignore this foolish man!

      • CavalierKong says:

        Kong like play with fire

  6. ukfinfan says:

    U got mail Cav

    • CavalierKong says:

      Cheers, UK. I skimmed it, and will go through it in detail tonight. have to order a firestick first as I’ll want an upgraded version. I’ll be in touch. Much appreciated 🙂

  7. Wyoming85 says:


  8. Rockphin says:

    Wrap up

  9. Rockphin says:

    Why Smythe will be starting and playing more.

  10. Rockphin says:

    Nice placement on this pass

  11. Wyoming85 says:

    My apologize for misgendering “her”

  12. Wyoming85 says:

    not spam

  13. Rockphin says:

    Coach says they may not let Tua play this weekend? They fucking better!

  14. Rockphin says:


    I don’t know cheetah, he is kind of dweebish.

  15. Rockphin says:

    Action Jackson (prayers) IS looking slimmer.

  16. Rockphin says:

    I find it amusing that blogger Brian Miller calls Travis Wingfield “Dolphins Personality Guy”

  17. Rockphin says:

    News Media Blog Tua Tagovailoa still doesn’t realize the Dolphins were trying to get Tom Brady for 2022 [2 hours ago]

    Mike Florio still doesn’t realize that he is a douche bag and what does he expect Tua to say?

    • CavalierKong says:

      I saw that headline and was smh. That Florio is a smelly little c^^t of a troll.

      It’s completely unnecessary. Tua is obviously trying to put this whole thing away, and Florio is just trying to provoke a response.

  18. Rockphin says:

    As it turns out Julio didn’t practice today. Darn!

    • CavalierKong says:

      I figured Brady was just getting a vet rest day, didn’t realize he was taking two weeks for personal reasons.

  19. Rockphin says:

    YAY! Go Miami Dolphins offensive line development! YAY

    — Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin each won his rep in a pass-protection drill against Bucs linebackers, but Raheem Mostert was shoved out of the way by Tampa Bay’s Devin White.

    — Along with Coleman, Robert Hunt also had a very 1-on-1 pass-protection drill, with two wins in two reps against veteran Akiem Hicks and Connor Williams twice stood up Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vita Vea.

    — Terron Armstead got extensive action in team periods, a very good sign regarding the veteran tackle. In the 1-on-1 drills, he split his two reps against star pass rusher Shaq Barrett.

  20. Rockphin says:

    Hill is just a BAD MAN. This is some awesome moves.

  21. Wyoming85 says:


  22. Rockphin says:

    Here is another one. LOL

    CB’s better be getting some insurance against broken ankles!!!

    • steveccnv says:

      You can only hope to contain him

      Waddle seems to be getting some energy off of Hill, in more ways than one, it shows in every highlight I see of him

  23. stangerx says:

    “We allotted this time because Brady wanted to get in and get chemistry with the guys and go through two weeks of training camp, knowing he wasn’t going to play the first two games. He didn’t want to take away reps from Blaine, Kyle Trask as far as going into the next two games. … We trust him. We talked about it. It was scheduled way before training camp that he wouldn’t be here until after Tennessee.”

    — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles making me think there is a lot more to the story than that.

    • steveccnv says:

      I read something a few days ago about his marriage not being all Rosie

      And I’m not buying, that this was planned

      Bowles is a bad liar

      So the players had about 6 weeks off, and they expect us to believe whatever is going on couldn’t have been handled during that time?

      Doesn’t make any sense, that it was planned for him to take 2 weeks off

      What would belicheat tell him?

      • stangerx says:

        Who knows? Would make more sense if they said “Yeah he is old and we want to give him a break to keep him fresh for the season.” But they did not and clearly was his idea. After one joint practice with us is even more screwy.

      • Rockphin says:

        Well, they announced LAST WEEK on the 3rd that he would not be playing in the Miami game. So they knew at LEAST on the 3rd.

      • stangerx says:

        Not playing is differnt than taking two weeks off. Tua might not play on Saturday. He’ll still be at the next practice.

  24. Rockphin says:

    This is the one that has gotten the most reposts so far. Mostly by Jets douches.

  25. naplesfan2010 says:

    wow he is taking conditioning very serious.
    That’s a great thing.
    He was known as being fast and mobile in college,
    so maybe he can chip and sprint/pull off Tua’s back side.

  26. naplesfan2010 says:

    Tom Brady went home for “personal reasons” for TWO WEEKS!!
    What a prima donna.
    His HC says he’ll be back in time for the season opener.

  27. Rockphin says:

    So i put in a vacation day request for the Monday after the Fest so I can go back to the hotel after the game / hang out / whatever. My office manager came into my office today to hand me the form back and said “sorry, it wasn’t approved” to bust my chops. I laughed and said “oh, I feel an illness coming on.” She said, that doesn’t fly your requested day isn’t until October. So I replied, yeah, but I am sick of working here NOW.

    • stangerx says:

      You must be real good at your job Rock. 🙂

      • Rockphin says:

        I have “Tenure” here. I’m not irreplaceable they just have failed to do it in 25 years of recycling the person at the other desk.

        I dare them to fire me on a regular basis.

        But yeah, I am REALLY good at what I do.

  28. mf13ss says:


    Thanks for correcting your ‘mis-genderization’ (LOL) of Josina. Not your fault that ya didn’t know, Bro, but she’s one of the very best in the biz, and has been for many years.

    • mf13ss says:

      For whatever it’s worth, I’d ‘mis-gendered’ one of my followers on Twitter once upon a time. I was truly embarrassed!

      It happens, man!

      • mf13ss says:

        TO BE CLEAR, we’re not talking about LBQT with every other letter of the alphabet following. I’d done FUNKED UP!

  29. Rockphin says:

    I said “Thank you Sir” to a cashier last week, and as I was walking away had a sudden feeling of guilt / uncertainty that I may have offended the person because truthfully, I wasn’t sure…..

  30. Rockphin says:

    When I was brought up I was taught to show respect to everyone (It was regularly reinforced with the back of the hand from Dad, or what ever Mom could grab to hit you with) so “Mam” and “Sir” just fall out of my mouth. Young women hate me calling them “Mam” and confused people don’t like it either.

    • mf13ss says:

      I hear ya, man… minus the back of the hand from anybody. I was essentially raised the same way, to show respect to others… and I still do.

      I just skip the whole ‘ma’am’ thing today, knowing it offends women regarding age.

      • mf13ss says:

        I’ll sometimes revert to ‘miss’, and if it isn’t ‘miss’, they’ll correct me to ‘Mrs’. That’s fair, and it makes the ladies feel young.

  31. stangerx says:

    Rockphin says:
    August 11, 2022 at 4:37 pm
    I have “Tenure” here. I’m not irreplaceable they just have failed to do it in 25 years of recycling the person at the other desk.

    I dare them to fire me on a regular basis.
    Just be careful Rock. One of my best buddies was the top score board tech guy for AMF (the bowling company). Talking if there was a crash or an install problem anywhere in the world he was the 4th person some tech guy in Saudi Arabia would reach and he would then solve the unsolved problem. He was indispesible.

    Then he got promoted to overseeing 4 different sections and he trained someone else to do what he did. A couple years later he got laid off cause wasn’t indespensible any more. Was just management.

  32. steveccnv says:

    2 tiered justice

    • stangerx says:

      LOL — she talks aboout Espstein and Hunter Biden.

      Trump’s people have a copy of both the search warrant and what was taken pursuant to the search warrant. Why do you figure they don’t make those public?

      • steveccnv says:

        So you agree with the search?

      • stangerx says:

        I don’t know enough to either agree or disagree with the search. Why would like to see the warrant and return that Team Trump already has. Wouldn’t you like more info?

      • steveccnv says:

        No, the entire thing stinks to high heaven, is unprecedented and if done to a dem we’d be seeing it every minute of the day on MSM and the they’d be screaming banana republic

      • steveccnv says:

        What you’re saying basically is this isn’t a partisan hit job

      • stangerx says:

        What I specifically said was “I don’t know enough to either agree or disagree with the search. ” Seems we have a communication ptoblem at times.

  33. stangerx says:

    The most imperfect crime…. you just can’t make this stuff up.
    A Maryland man described by the FBI as a “self-professed” white supremacist was sentenced on Wednesday to four months of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol while wearing a court-mandated device that tracked his movements.

    Betancur, 22, was on probation for a 2019 burglary conviction when he traveled from the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, and joined the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A GPS-enabled monitoring device that he was wearing under the terms of his probation showed that he spent roughly three hours in or around the Capitol that afternoon.

    • steveccnv says:

      Is it illegal to be around the capital?

      You take it as fact, but dismiss the same type of thing from 2000 mules

      • stangerx says:

        I took the guy’s confession as fact, but understand was not in the part put out. He wore a GPS monitor and then broke into the Capitol.

  34. Rockphin says:

    Broken News: Criminal conman dupes rubes.

  35. Wyoming85 says:

    Oh fuckity, fuck !

  36. pheloniusphish says:

    If all attorneys looked like Trump’s attorney, I might like attorneys. She’s hot..

  37. mf13ss says:

    Not sure why CavKong lumped me into the political realm the other day. I haven’t introduced politics here for a very long time. Yeah, I’ll engage (reply) on something I find to be politically wrong, but I certainly have NOT introduced politics here for a VERY long time.

    Just wanted that matter to be clear and clean as it regards ME.

    CavKong, you are WRONG about me, my bud.

    • CavalierKong says:

      If you tell yourself you don’t post comments about politics…shrug…it’s not the craziest thing I’ve seen you say…

  38. son of a son of a shula says:

    Piggs ha ha this has been fun wondering where tf you are but we play on Saturday and your presence is required

  39. son of a son of a shula says:

    Mike E you rock just in case I haven’t told you recently, I always love seeing you at the Fest. 💪

  40. Tim Knight says:

    The joint practices is good to see the team against other competition and the Bucs are a good test. None of this counts in the standings. It’s getting into football shape.

    • steveccnv says:

      They Bucs were a good test against our run D and we didn’t fair so well, they had no receivers yet Iggy got destroyed

      Tua went up against a good D and was stellar, running game not so much

      • Tim Knight says:

        Right we’re finding out what looked good and what needs work. I don’t expect our offense to look good at this point in time. It’s a totally different scheme. Need to get down the basic concepts.

        I’m not worried about the defense and Trill Williams looks to be flashing as the 4th corner over Iggy.

  41. ukfinfan says:

    LOCK UP YOUR PROPERTY! Look what happened when Rock didn’t secure his Phins Kool Aid store? Everyone be goin crazy

  42. son of a son of a shula says:

    Beal out as heir to the franchise as Ross will leave team in the family to his daughter. All of that nonsense was Beal but Ross had to pay the price.

  43. Wyoming85 says:

    More than likely to be called spam

  44. Wyoming85 says:

    For the history buffs

    Field Yates
    Ever since the NFL’s first year in 1920, the Bears have always led all franchises in most career wins.

    They currently stand at 783.

    If the Packers win 2 more games than the Bears this season, the Packers will become the winningest NFL franchise ever.

  45. steveccnv says:

    CBS Sports HQ
    “Tua, you could tell, was just absolutely excited to have Tyreek Hill on one side and Jaylen Waddle on the other.”

    Waddle is pretty excited about it too

  46. Rockphin says:

    Don’t know if you guys get Bally sports but this is pretty cool for you if you do. (Locals can watch on local TV)

  47. CavalierKong says:

    Dolphins football tomorrow- WoooHoooo!!!

  48. Ken says:

    Brady doesn’t want to go against our defense

  49. Krishna says:

    LOL….what watch?

    son of a son of a shula says:
    August 11, 2022 at 10:00 pm
    We’re still gonna be on Krishna watch lol
    Be ready

  50. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!!

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