Monday, July 27, 2009

Tin Bits for Tuesday, July 28th. (UPDATED 2pm Eastern)

  • Leading off with a link to an article sent from our friend to the North, canamdolphin. After the series of polls/lists that the beat writers have been throwing in our faces essentially dissing every aspect of our beloved team, we finally made one! Well, Chad Pennington did.
  • Couple of interesting things coming out of Dallas this week. First doesn't really relate to the Dolphins but is definitely interesting. Remember the USC kicker, David Buehler, who wowed the NFL combine attendees with his athleticism? He benched 25 reps and ran a 4.6 40 yard dash. Well he got drafted by the Cowboys, which raised eyebrows because they already have a Pro-Bowl kicker. Turns out, that Buehler was not brought in just to kick, but will, get this, play gunner on punt coverage. This also raises the red flag that anytime Buehler is in the game to kick a field goal, instead of the regular kicker, that the Cowboys are going to fake the kick. I saw him miss a couple of extra points last year, so I'd definitely think fake before kick.
  • More relevant to Miami fans right now is that Cowboys 3rd round pick, Robert Brewster, is the latest rookie to be placed on season ending injury reserve. What does that have to do with us? Well his injury was a torn pectoral muscle, a la Donald Thomas. It occurred during mini-camp in June. Now the difference here is that Brewster had surgery to repair the injury, whereas Thomas did not. Thomas also had (guessing here) about a month of extra recovery time. But why is it that Brewster opted for surgery and Thomas didn't? Things that make you go hmmm.....
  • Michael Crabtree is a damn good wide receiver. Poor guy, got drafted by the 49ers, a team with no quarterback (hey, maybe they'll go after Michael Vick!). But he could still make a huge impact in football in 2009. Due to Crabtree falling to the 10th pick, despite being considered by many a top 5, if not top 3, if not top overall, pick, you would assume he missed out on the big contract. Not necessarily so. His agent is pushing for the blockbuster deal (someone should remind him the the 49ers are broke) and if he gets it, it could cause havoc for the rest of the top of the 1st round picks. Crabtree could be the single reason why so few first rounders have signed. If he gets a big deal, all those picks around him are going to want more than they might have thought they were going to get.
  • And finally, I've somehow managed to tweak my lower back (I may have to either have a breast reduction, or give up my weekend hobby of the cable toss - I'll keep you posted) thus prematurely ending my dream of returning punts in the UFL in 2009.
  • Those silly Bills. I questioned their practice methods yesterday and today it turns up that their injury count has doubled. They had previously lost a linebacker and a running back to season ending injuries but today it turns out that DE Marcus Stroud has pulled a hamstring, and that WR James Hardy is practicing injured. He is on the 'active/physically unable to perform' list. The phrase itself makes my head hurt.

13 comments:

  1. Home SuperBowl 2010July 28, 2009 at 9:12 AM

    retract
    meant Davis

    Gonna be interesting think u will have to throw the ball 11feet high and have it drop straight down to throw over Sean Smith and knuckle dragging arms

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  2. Yeah Cold Hard Football Facts! Finally some respect!

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  3. ...tin, good luck on the back ...way too many people don't understand just how painful and disabling it can be ...mine went out on me just walking along a sidewalk over twenty years ago ...even today, I get the slightest twinge in my back I stop whatever it is I'm doing and don't move until it passes ...once was more than enough.

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  4. The Knight who says Ni!July 28, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    If you want to enter the world of bizarre in sports, just look into what's going on with the New York Mets. Their management has set a new bar in bizarre. LOL

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  5. yeah, I have one of those things where I'm fine and strong as an ox, but
    once about every 6 months I'll lift up a dandelion and be in traction for a
    week.
    Seriously though, when this happens I have about an hour of excruciating
    pain, followed by a couple of days of very bad discomfort. Unfortunately it
    usually is something small that tweaks it and it won't manifest for a day or
    so.

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  6. I don't follow baseball at ALL so you're gonna have to fill me in.

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  7. The Knight who says Ni!July 28, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    The Mets GM Omar Minaya fired their VP of Player Personnel Tony Bernazard who has been rumored to be a bad guy for years because he challenged AA minor league players to a fight for not playing hard enough. Since Minaya and Bernazard have been in control the Mets have gone from one game away from the World Series in 2006 to a laughing stock. They have nothing in the minors and 3 of their 4 stars have been out for months. They're now a team of has beens, career minor leaguers and questionable major league talent.

    Then to add fuel to the fire, Minaya accuses a sports reporter of writing the story about Bernazard because he's trying to get a job with the Mets. Even though the story he wrote was true and lead to his firing. Then Minaya apologizes for bringing it up saying it wasn't the proper forum to talk about it. All the Mets org had to do was put out a press release saying we fired our VP of Player Personnel. Done!

    Does anyone know who the VP of Player Personnel is on any baseball team? LOL

    Tin, good luck with the back. Back pain is the worst.

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  8. The Knight who says Ni!July 28, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Hey everyone, the Miami herald is reporting that the St. Louis Rams have signed seventh-round draft pick Chris Ogbonnaya pronounced (OH'-bon-EYE'-uh).

    Good stuff! i don't know what I would have done without this information. This guy is a hell of a player.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/1160648.html

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  9. Obviously the difference between Thomas and this other guy is the severity of the tear. Muscle tears only REQUIRE surgery when they are grade 3/severe. If Thomas' was a grade 2 the prognosis is much better if you allow the muscle to heal itself. Grade 3 is a total tear, grade 2 is a partial, grade 1 is a bad strain more or less.

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  10. thanks Doc Jahndoh - I hadn't seen reference to the severity/grade of
    Thomas' injury but that makes sense.

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  11. Tin: I hope your back gets better soon.  The Great 8 QBs article may have been the cause. The article was great.

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  12. thanks, Sam. Yeah, I jumped up for joy awkwardly and something snapped!
    lol
    no but seriously, I'm still in pain. Usually it lasts for about 3 or 4 days
    and I'm on day 3 now, so we'll see.

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  13. ...its those damn dandelion roots ...tough little suckers. :-P

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