Monday, August 24, 2009

Behind Closed Doors

I suppose BrianL will have to get one of those x-ray vision camera lenses to get photos of the now-closed-to-the-public Dolphins practices. But until the technology catches up we will have to endure text-based updates.
  • Sean Smith and Jason Allen are back at practice. Smith has jumped straight back to the first team.
  • Matt Roth is still not practicing, AND he's not wearing a baseball cap!!! Could it be he is airing out his head in prep for putting on a helmet?
  • Chris Williams apparently broke two bones in his hand according to his mother. She said his agent is trying to work out an injury settlement. So this isn't some sneaky ploy to keep him off of another team. My understanding of the rules is that once he settles with the team he is free to sign with another team as a free agent. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong about that.
  • It has been confirmed that both Andy Alleman and Ike Ndukwe have been traded to the KC Chiefs. You should see some of the comments on Chiefs blogs - these fans think they've just landed HOF players! I suppose anything's an upgrade when you're KC. According to one report, Alleman will compete for a starting tackle position. Yikes...
  • WR sets: 1st - Ted Ginn/Brian Hartline; 2nd - Davone Bess/Greg Camarillo; 3rd - Brandon London/Patrick Turner; 4th - James Robinson/Anthony Armstrong; Parking Lot - Chris Williams/Ernest Wilford.
  • According to Jeff Darlington: "[Chris] Williams suffered the injury when trying to return a punt that bounced off his facemask."


  1. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    LOL @ the Chiefs fans. Now that's a team that is rebuilding and one very expensive piece DT Glenn Dorsey isn't playing so well and doesn't seem to fit in the 3-4 scheme they're trying to implement. OUCH!

  2. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Tin, what's your guess on the compensation for Alleman and Ndukewe? I'd say if Ayodele and Fasano were for a 4th rounder maybe it's a 5th.

  3. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Tin, Williams' mother said he broke his hand on the first punt return.

  4. One man's trash is another man's treasure......

    We were where they are last year. They actually may be worse off.

    Good luck to them both hopefully we get a 5th or 6th for them.

  5. MIGHT depend on playin time,(starters/bkups)??? Hope NOT,that'd be a looonnngg wait for contemplation!!

  6. As tempting as it is you could view the whole practice field from the top of the neighboring parking garage (see pictue in header). I wouldnt feel right taking pics and posting them for fear of tripping up the team and the grand scheme of things.  

  7. I have the game taped.  I need to watch that return off his face mask again and see how he broke is hand!  I didn't see anything the first time.

    Looks like the TURK had a busy morning this morning.  LOL

  8. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Ralph, I think KC is in worse shape then us. They didn't have many 3-4 talent where we did because of Saban. Their OL got real old and now they're real young.

  9. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Ralph, I think KC is in worse shape then we were in 07. They didn't have much 3-4 talent where we did because of Saban. Their OL got real old and now they're real young. It's going to take them a few years to get back.

  10. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    He didn't break his hand on that play, see my post above.

  11. Just went to a KC site.  Man they are happy about bringing in Ike and Alleman.  They must have one sorry O-Line.

  12. We Have PlaymakersAugust 24, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    I wonder what we got for Alleman & Ndukwe.  BTW--Nice picture Rockphin.

  13. We Have PlaymakersAugust 24, 2009 at 3:16 PM


    My apologies.  Your site is extremely easy to post.  LOL!

  14. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    <span style="color: #808080;">What's on your mind...</span>

  15. The Knight who says Ni!August 24, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    I wonder if Chief's fans even knew who Alleman and Ndukwe were before the trade? LOL

  16. maybe but considering it's Pioli, I'd bet on it being higher than expected.

  17. Tin,

    Any idea if either were GUM chewers...........

  18. Tin,

    My previous post is refering to Alleman and Ndukwe,sorry for the omission.It is nice to have other teams
    want your scraps but it makes it very hard to sneak guys thru waviers in the final cuts.
    Thanks for the "Roth Hat" update it is always appreciated!!!

  19. oh definitely.  There was probably some fan on the local blogs named 'I WANT IKE NDUKWE!'

  20. *off topic*
    Did anyone see Keyshawn Johnson's latest endeavor?  I was channel surfing Saturday and stumbled upon "Tackling Design" I think its called.  Basically another show where a family gets a room makeover in their home, only the designer is Keyshawn.  I have to admit he did ok, IMO, based on the people he was dealing with(parents unable to make any decisions, letting a child veto paint colors, furniture).  For some reason it was hilarious hearing him use words like window treatment.