Monday, July 27, 2009

Training Camps open elsewhere

The Buffalo Bills opened the first training camp practices of the 2009 year, and fans were excited. One young fan yelled out to Terrell Owens that he had his name tattooed on his butt. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm into tattoos, myself, but I wonder about the ethics violation that may have been committed by the tattoo artist when this obviously deluded fan came into the parlor. That wasn't even the weirdest part of the practices this weekend. The weirdest part to me was that none of them were in pads, and only one of them even involved helmets. I'm no training camp expert, havingnever been to one, but even in Davie during OTAs/mini-camp, they wear helmets at all times on the field. On Hard Knocks, some coach is always screaming at a player for not having his chin strap secure. So I find it odd that Buffalo is running their training camp without pads and without helmets. It's basically flag football at that point isn't it? They already had one player go down to a probably season-ending injury on the first day. They also had to deal with two rookies holding out, and the fact that Terrell Owens is still homeless. Apparently no one will rent a house to him.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles also opened camp over the weekend, and their first round draft choice, WR Jeremy Maclin, did not even show up for check-in at the team's hotel or for today's practice.

Next up on the schedule is Baltimore, who opens camp today, with Ray Lewis chasing down John Beck by the weekend.

Miami's training camp will officially open on Saturday, with the first practice on Sunday the 2nd.

Meanwhile, the Palm Beach Post did a blog on the possibility of Vonnie Holliday returning to the Dolphins a couple of days after the Tins Fins poll concluded that the 70% of dolfans thought signing Holliday might be a good idea. With less than a week now till training camp, the article suggested that Vonnie would not be looked at until 'several weeks into camp'. In my mind, the longer they leave him out there on his own, the less likely they'd be to bring him in. I'm sure they would rather have him in camp, in their program.

So what do you guys think of the training camp issues so far and what are your fantasy projected issues for our division rivals in training camp? Mine is that Tom Brady gets bitten by Michael Vick's dog...


  1. son of a son of a shulaJuly 27, 2009 at 8:42 AM

    That it turns out Vernon Ghoston is the smartest player on the stej. And the coach eats one of the tackling dummies as a snack.

  2. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Tin several days ago after posting a few prognostications
    U asked me if I had any lottery predictions

    replied   1 4 3 Miami Dolphins

    It came in Sunday on Floridas pick (3) lotto

    Hope U bought a dozen tickets

    Ronnie Brown
    15 TDs
    1400 YDs
    ProBowl again

  3. The Knight who says Ni!July 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    I think the trifecta would like to see how the DL looks for a week or so before making any decisions on signing a veteran like Vonnie. 

    If Langford continues to show progress in his game, if Merling is showing what they need to see from him that made them release Vonnie in the first place, and McDaniel and Dotson look good, we're going to stick with the younger DL. I wonder if Rodrique Wright has what it takes to be in the mix this year? We know Starks is going to play significant time in the rotation.

  4. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Where is a safe reputable online betting site to take Dolphins in winning more than 7 games all season?

    How much is the fee to place the bet?

    If u bet $ 5000.  How much do u win?

    Is it legal and guaranteed?

  5. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Knight looks like U are right

    Ny Attorney General and prosec want to make name for themselves and hang PLAX

    Report today they want to give him 2years in prison
    Thought might just get 3yrs probation (1st offense)

    Trial looms

  6. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Vonnie would be great veteran back up or sub

    But Fins wont have the money or space

    Need space for LBs or WRs

    Tough break for Fan Favorite Veteran Leader

  7. Home, sorry you're asking the wrong person. I've never place an online bet
    in my life and I'm not into gambling.

  8. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Thanks anyway Tin

    Perhaps someone in the mob will know and respond

  9. The Knight who says Ni!July 27, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    My opinion on Plax has been solely based on reports I've been hearing and it hasn't looked good for him for quite some time. NY, NJ and many other states are sick and tired of irresponsible behavior involving guns. They are coming down hard on gun crimes which they should.

    As for Michael Vick it looks like he could be re-instated and play in the NFL this year. At least Vick paid the price for his crimes. He might be suspended for the first 3 or 4 games but he could play in 09. I didn't think Goodell would allow him to play this year.

  10. *They said from day one that Plaxico would have to do time, the law he broke
    calls for a mandatory prison sentence, not probation. We've known about
    this long has it been...8 months? 7? *

  11. The Knight who says Ni!July 27, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Vonnie isn't going to get a big contract from any team. At 33 years old and entering his 12th season he could still get a job playing in the NFL but it would likely be a one year deal for not much more than the veteran minimum. It's up to him whether he wants to play for that kind of money. I would think he wouldn't but who knows. If a team gets an injury to one or more of their D-linemen they may see a higher value with Vonnie.

  12. The Knight who says Ni!July 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    You're right about that, Tin. That is why the Giants cut ties with him so early on in this thing.

  13. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    What is the so called "MANDATORY PRISON SENTENCE"?

    Exactly what is it?

    Never heard anyone mention exact number as for they are just making up crap

    PLAX did not intend to or commit felony with gun

    He wasn`t trying to rob someone/some place or murder someone

    He was just too stupid to register gun and get a concealed weapons permit
    Hundreds and thousands of us Floridians have a concealed weapons permit

    As long as your not a convicted felon or have serious documented mental illness U can easily
    get one and carry the weapon  concealed on U almost anywhere within reason in the state of Florida

    U simply take small gun safety course and pay the state a fee

    The guy shot himself by accident for God sake

    PLAX is stupid and it would do everyone better if he did mandatory seminars with law enforcement and NRA gun safety instructors and put him on probation and had him pay fines

    Plax could stop thousands of youths and wanna be gang bangas from wielding illegally carried guns with several years of educating the ghetto kids  who simply dont realize how serious this is (no offense ghetto kids)

    Put him in prison for what?
    He accidently shot himself
    What good would prison do?

    Tell me NY lawyer what is the mandatory prison sentence for PLAX?
    How come they "OFFERED" him 2 years? 1st "OFFER

    Elliot Spitzer is a fraud and a criminal

  14. Home, he isn't charged with shooting himself, he's charged with unlawful
    possession of a firearm, which carries a mandatory prison sentence in New
    York. I don't know why you keep arguing this point. I did not make this
    up, it's a well-known fact! It's completely irrelevant to compare it to
    Florida because it happened in NYC. That is the law there. I'm not making
    this up. If you have issue with it, take it up with the New York Supreme

  15. Home-

    NY has much stricter rules regarding guns.  Especially a gun going off in a public place at the hands of a "celeb".  They are going to make an example out of him.  If he was willing to serve a year and the prosecution balked at that it makes me think they aren't giving much leeway here.  He will serve time.

  16. The Knight who says Ni!July 27, 2009 at 11:04 AM


    Home, you have to be licensed to carry a concealed weapon in New York and Plaxico was not. That's a crime in New York and should be in every state.

  17. I don't know where you live, but if it's in Florida you can try one of the day cruse ships.  I know the Palm Beach Princess has a sports book because I've placed a bet there myself for $20.00.  That was the minimum amount you could bet at that time.

  18. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Gotcha Charlie Tin knight

    Can`t a bro protect his black @SS

  19. Home Super Bowl 2010July 27, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    U gotz da # to da Zupreme Court

    They dont like him cuz he be black

    How elz we be gettin the bietches to perform

  20. The Knight who says Ni!July 27, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Do it legally! Anyone who knows how to handle a gun should not be shooting themselves in a night club. Plax has always been a bit immature. Obviously that hasn't changed.

  21. From what I know, and the last time I checked you can't carry or own a weapon in NY/NJ at least as far as a hand gun goes  If one has a concealed weapons permit in Florida it is not honored in NY/NJ.  So Plax couldn't even own a hand gun in that State, and that is why he is looking at jail time.

     I thought he had worked out a deal with the DA up there from what the media reported. I guess I was wrong.

  22. Home SuperBowl 2010July 28, 2009 at 2:43 AM

    Think your right Fang
    No concealed weapons unless in law enforcement up north

    State gun laws are different in each one

    Florida and Texas allow a person to defend himself with concealed gun
    better than telling criminal to STOP or else....... I`ll say STOP again

  23. Home SuperBowl 2010July 28, 2009 at 2:52 AM

    Knight 2:54 response

    "always has been bit immature" ....then i looked to the right at stoner posing as a tree  lol

  24. The Knight who says Ni!July 28, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Yeah but at least I didn't shoot myself.  8-)

  25. Home SuperBowl 2010July 29, 2009 at 7:47 AM


    ever have a squirrel run up your leg and perch on "head branch"

    If so please post link

  26. The Knight who says Ni!July 29, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    No, if one tried I would take my sword, chop its head off and roast it on an open fire. The Knights who say Ni! eat squirrel you know.