Thursday, August 6, 2009

Training Camp - Day 5

Another two session day today and Twitter is broken. It's all Omar's fault, he's overloaded the system!

Yesterday was a good day in that Donald Thomas got on the field, albeit limited, and Matt Roth was riding the bike on the sidelines and getting more involved. Today should be a good day or reports, so let's get started:

  • Per Edgar Thompson: Channing Crowder and Jason Ferguson are both riding the stationary bike this morning. That's not good, but it will allow the coaches to get a better look at Soliai/Ellis/Cohen and Kershaw/Folsom/Martin.
  • Also per Edgar: "wide receivers are put in a three-point stance and told to block one another. Davone Bess absolutely handles Ted Ginn Jr."
  • Reports are SirVincent Rogers and Chris Brown are absent from practice. There's no reason for them to have been released today - we're already under the limit if we wanted to add someone, and they need the bodies at Tackle and Fullback. Brown worked with the 1st team yesterday.
  • The practice moved inside the bubble due to lightning, so fans SOL.
  • The biggest news, per Omar Kelly is that Donald Thomas is lined up with the starters at RG. This seems like a HUGE leap from playing one set of half-line drills yesterday. But I'm happy to hear it nonetheless.
  • It looks like the NFL trend of banning players from using Twitter has caused the company to go bust overnight.
  • Per Brian Biggane, PBP: "there were a couple of injury scares. CB Will Billingsley spent some time with a trainer looking at his right ankle at one point, and both CB Sean Smith and WR Anthony Armstrong were shaken up when they collided on a punt return drill. Both returned."
  • Twitterific: ArmandoSalguero"FB Chris Brown is not on the field so he's likely gone. What you get for hitting Rihianna lol"

  • Per Knight, via Brian Biggane via Coach Sparano: Chris Brown has been waived. The FB replacement is Matt Quillen. Tackle SirVincent Rogers left of his own accord.
  • Quillen is a 6'0", 250lb fullback undrafted out of New Mexico. He played in 47 out of 49 games and pretty much exclusively blocked out of the backfield.


  1. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    Tin, am I going back in time or what? This is the most recent blog from Armando.

  2. how is that the most recent blog? it's from May 8th. What do you mean?

  3. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    He has it as the first article under his head shot. I didn't see the date. It must be an IT mistake.

  4. Ok, I just clicked on my 'Dolphins in Depth' bookmark and it took me to a
    Rookie Minicamp update. But the first time I clicked it today it worked
    fine. Maybe there's some routing issues.

  5. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    The article about Quinn is right under Armando's mug as if this is the latest and greatest. Darlington has his mug right underneath him. So they must have done some upgrading and links are probably messed up.

  6. oh, I never go to their football page so I didn't notice.
    on another front, I left some great comments on the PBP blog which either
    aren't getting posted or I've been banned.

  7. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    Your comments aren't on the PBP blog. Why would they ban you? LOL

  8. I don't comment there very often, but when I do I tend to get a lot of
    peanut gallery responses. It's like the mini-Herald over there.

  9. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    <span style="font-family: Times; ">
    <div style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-image: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; background-color: #ffffff; background-position: initial initial; margin: 8px;">
    <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yeah well the peanut gallery completely took over Omar's last blog last night. I came back this morning to see what went on after I signed out last night and it was all crap.
    <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"> 
    <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Do you see the multiple names that ask Omar the same question everyday, "who do you think is the bigger loser, Tinshaker or the Knight who says Ni!? LOL

  10. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    Yeah well the peanut gallery completely took over Omar's last blog last night. I came back this morning to see what went on after I signed out last night and it was all crap.

    Do you see the multiple names that ask Omar the same question everyday, "who do you think is the bigger loser, Tinshaker or the Knight who says Ni!? LOL

  11. Why is it that all the rabid maroons are the primary readers of both those papers?  It seems like they all took irrational thought pills.

  12. Yeah, Omar has answered that question several times but they still keep
    asking so I guess we know who the biggest loser is.

  13. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    The Herald has downright weirdos who must be from another planet. I can't scroll more than 5 or 6 responses without just leaving the site. They either kiss Armando's ass or chime in with their unearthly languages. It's very strange. I don't understand what prompts that sort of stuff on a Miami Dolphins football blog.

  14. Yeah it's offputting all the brainwashed cult-like response to Armando. If
    you comment anything slightly contradictory, they all gangtackle you as if
    you mugged their mothers.

  15. YUCCCCCCCK to the new format,SORRY!!! 

  16. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    It's that fan dude. It has to be a kid or should I say it better be a kid. LOL

  17. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Especially Willie Chirino or something like that. He might as well just spend his day in Armando's pants.

  18. You nailed it.  It seems ,being a Miami paper, that every latino will blindly defend anything that Mr. Enquirer says regardless of how little sense it makes.  Its comical.  If you disagree they call you every name in the book when the reality is they don't know a 3/4 from a 4/3.

  19. Wow, a new look here.  I'll have to investigate.  When it says add another profile, like facebook, does it allow people who are not my facebook friends to see my profile?  I like to think it should be a mutual consent kind of thing.  If someone is going to be able to see pics/info about me, then I want to see theirs too, if only to know if I would consider them creepy.  I guess I want to know what would be the benefit of doing it/what's in it for me?

  20. herdfan, you don't have to add your facebook profile, it is an OPTIONAL
    feature. The benefit would be if you were promoting yourself somehow, then
    it is available. If you see no reason to use it, then don't! Now, if we
    can get away from our obsession with commenting software can someone please
    test the videos here:
    on my side the Part 1 is not working but I am having major internet issues
    again today so I don't know if it's just me.

  21. It's not just you.  I tried it, Part one is broken, the others appear fine, although I didn't watch all, just enough to see video/hear audio.  After the it says buffering for a few seconds, then gives a black screen saying this video isn't available at this time, try again later. 

    Thanks for the answer.

  22. Thanks. It was working yesterday. I am reloading it now. Pain in the butt
    because it takes ages to load.

  23. But you know we all appreciate it! 

    I hope this isn't like that Monday Night Miracle thing I had the misfortune to stumble upon a week or so ago on TV. If it is, put a warning on it!  I don't know all the history.

  24. I thought you would've enjoyed that - seeing Pennington the rookie dancing
    on the sidelines.
    If you're going to be a Dolfan you need to develop your Hate the Stinkin
    Jets thick skin. We have lost several games like that in our history. The
    truth is, it used to be every game between Miami/NY was good for 60 to 90
    points and was a back and forth ordeal.

  25. I must have missed that part of it.  I think I started watching around the beginning of the 3rd q, then had to get the kids in bed, and when I came back, =-O .   I sort of figured out where it was going, why they were replaying it, and stopped watching.   Why do that to myself?

  26. Oh you missed the first half of total domination by Miami. I think we were
    up 21 to 0 after the first Q then 24-7 at the half?

  27. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Is this the 51-45 OT game? That's like hanging a picture of the devil in a church. I can't look at it. I lived it and got laughed at by my friends who weren't so much Jet fans, just not Dolphin fans. No DEFENSE! We also got robbed when they didn't give a recovered fumble on a kickoff to us (Offerdahl).

  28. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    FB Chris Brown was released, SirVincent Rogers left on his own accord and we signed FB Matt Quinlan.

  29. Knight, since I'm posting it in parts, all you have to do is not watch the
    last part ;)

  30. thanks for update, i can't get on any sites today! arggh! practice video is
    up though.

  31. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    No problem.

    Sean Smith is fine, just a slight knee bruise in a collision with Armstrong. Ferguson was kicked in the shin on yesterday, justing getting some time off. Crowder is getting a break with some knee soreness, nothing serious, his usual knee issues. It's probably the strain with all these practices.

  32. Everyone knows that the twitter virus was launched by nonother than Roger Godell himself.  Its one way to end the senslessness.  At least we dont have to know what TJ Whosyomamma had for breakfast or hear about Mark Schlerth (sp?) and Chad 85 having a war of tweets.  WHO CARES?!?!?!?!?!

  33. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    SS reports the FB we signed is Matt Quillen (not Quinlan) out of New Mexico.

  34. that would explain why I can't google the m'f'er!

  35. great, this guy's coming off shoulder surgery. Do we have some kind of
    obsession with signing guys who need rehab?

  36. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Was that what it was, a Twitter virus? It never ends. LOL

  37. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Quillen is the smashmouth lead blocker we're looking for though. Or at least he was at the collegiate level. At under just 6-0 and 250 he's not a threat with the ball but he's that classic battering ram. We'll see.

  38. "a Twitter virus?"
    oh man, I had one of those back in college....not a good month...

  39. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Oh my! I'll leave it at that.  :-E

  40. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    At least our team doesn't have to deal with this kind of stuff.

  41. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Some NFL tidbits I came across were C Al Johnson who we picked up during the season last year has been released by the Pats. It appears that his knee problems may have taken their toll.

    Tin, your boy S William Moore (Falcons) will be out 1-4 weeks to have a knee procedure.

  42. "Tin, your boy S William Moore (Falcons) will be out 1-4 weeks to have a
    knee procedure"
    WHAT!!! I just drafted that bastard in FFL!!

  43. I can't get any dolphins info but I did see that the Pats have solved their
    pass-rush problem. In the same story, the Raiders continue to intentionally
    try to field a bad team.

  44. Did you gyz get the message about 560 WQAM radio shows broadcasting live form TC??

    BIG O(Orlando A)said yesterday that their internet listeners have have increased 400% since Sunday!!

  45. BLOWN POOPERHOLE ???  JUSKDN!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey that video of DT's biceps is really dark and blurry.. Who's weenie arms are being dwarfed by DT's?? Actually when I saw the first arm,I said DAMN HSB wasn't kiddin about DT's arms, then you panned-over to #66,and I realized HOLY-SHIT those arms are freaking crazy BIGGG!! GREAT JOB w'the relative comparison!! GOOOOOD LUUUCCCKKK Wilfork,and Jenkins, I think those are the arm's that KINGKONG swatted down airplanes with!! 

  46. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 8:29 PM


    Okay the Raiders trade DE/OLB Derrick Burgess to the Pats for their 3rd in 2010 and 5th in 2011. Like Tin says the Raiders must be planning on getting good for the next ice age. WTF?! LOL

    Burgess has been up and down, injured and inconsistent his entire career but he did have 16, 11 and 8 sacks in 05, 06 and 07 respectively. He had 3.5 last year in 10 games. He's missed 43 games in a possible 128 over 8 seasons. He's been banged up in other games as well. He's a high risk/reward guy. When he's healthy he's very good, but he's not always healthy. He'll also be 31 next week.

    Decent deal for the Pats because you can't find pass rushers this time of year. Bad deal for the Raiders because they have no direction and need the best talent they can get. They have a handful of good players, questionable ownership and coaching. Who's their QB? They'll be lucky to win 7 games.

  47. that Big O guy is now blogging for the SS

  48. some guy named Jararcus Mussell

  49. the pats deal is for a 3rd and a 4th in 2010, but if the Pats acquire a 5th, that would replace the 4th.  no 2011 picks involved.

  50. The Knight who says Ni!August 6, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    The National Football Post reports the New England Patriots have traded a third-round draft choice in 2010 and a fifth-round draft choice in 2011 to the Oakland Raiders for DE Derrick Burgess.

  51. knight, forget them, the New England Patriots released the details. 3rd and
    4th in 2010. if they get a fifth (they don't have one as of now) then it
    becomes a 3rd and 5th in 2010

  52. AHHHHHH,I didn't realize that...(just since the 5th???)

    Are you able to listen to his live TC broadcast(via internet)??

  53. no, I can't get any streaming stuff at work. I work in Sacramento, CA, but
    all our network stuff is routed through HQ in Atlanta, GA. How retarded is
    that? plus now the IT dept is blocking 65% of the web, and the sites they
    aren't blocking take ten minutes to load up. They did this a couple weeks
    ago but then things went back to normal for a week, then it started up this
    way again yesterday, which is why I didn't update in the afternoon.