Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tackle This!

Thanks to the hole in the roster provided by the waiving of TE Davon Drew, the Dolphins were able to add an offensive lineman to the 53 man roster.  

Nate Garner has been activated from the practice squad.  This brings me back to being 3 players off on my projection from 10 days ago and brings the number of offensive linemen up to a secure 9.

71 comments:

  1. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    I don't think any of us thought we would carry 4 TEs even though Sparano said it was discussed as a possibility. We don't have enough talent at the position to carry 4 in my opinion.

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  2. no way knight, you are wrong wrong wrong wrong.  Mike Berardino said three was the new four.  And as you know, them beat writers are never wrong

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  3. FFR, pretty sure it was '4 is the new 3'

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  4. you are right, either way it was a waste of blog space.  maybe he will do a 3 is the new 4 blog

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  5. Hey guys - been away in the Scottish Highlands as the best man at a wedding so still catching up on what I missed. Not a lot from what I've read except for the INT from SS ..... that was nice. The roster is looking good and it looks like everyone is getting pumped - I certainly am.

    Read a funny stat the other day - Detroit went 4-0 pre-season last year and 0-16 regular. Having said that, I have a gut feeling we may just squeak the Atlanta game if we can hold the line of scrimmage on D. I know pre-season is all vanilla too, but I've seen nothing to suggest we aren't going to be involved in a LOT more close games again this season - hopefully we end up on the right end of most of those.

    Looks grim for tv viewing over here. So far I've got the Chargers game and the NFL Network game to look forward to on Sky, and Ch 5 have the Sunday night games, but no MNF this year. Looks like a couple of very late nights for me then watching live on the web!

    What's going on at the SS? It's like "One flew over the cuckoos nest" these days .......

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  6. glad to know i am not the only one that thinks the ss blogs have taken a real dump lately.

    i agree with you UK, lots of close games again this year.  going to be doing to ole blood pressure spikes all year long

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  7. ukfinfan:
    Yay!  I was just thinking about you!  hehehehe  j/k, I was thinking we hadn't heard from you in awhile. 

    Looking forward to 'seeing' you at the game Sunday.  Don't go to the SS, assuming Tinshaker does the same chat/game viewing thing he did for pre-season games.  Pretty cool stuff.  Drinks will be served!!!

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  8. who has replaced Garner on the PS?

    FFR...I LOVED your reply today on SS. Cracked me up!!

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  9. FFR
    stop giving me a hard time on the SS!!
    I have unfortunately lost Ocala Rob as a reader....

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  10. ffr:
    And I thought it was me causing your blood pressure spikes!! lol

    I think my new avatar is making me dizzy!

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  11. Tinshaker:
    Who needs him when you have us, your loyal followers!!

    BTW, thanks for the advice/info before.  See, contrary to popular belief, we do listen to you!!

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  12. This a pure guess here but I'm going to say either Scott Chandler or Darrell
    Strong...

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  13. Back to the old avatar.

    Agree with you ffr - the cardiac kids ride again. Hopefully the SS will get better when the season starts?

    Herd - will you be wearing your feather boa? :-[  Your avatar has me in a spin. *DONT_KNOW*  Can you get me a crate of Sammy Adams please. ;)  How easy is it to sign into this new fangled chat thing ..... hope an old duffer like me can manage it? Presume the p/waord is "ultra-elitist"?

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  14. which one was that, i mean, i have so many witty replies LOL.

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  15. no girl, the fins make it spike, you just keep "it" up all the time

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  16. hey, you are the one asking me "FFR what games have you been watching? "

    thats it, i am going to just go to mrbungleblog  or whatever the hell that idiot keeps making up about KNight

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  17. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Iowa Dolfan posted on the SS that the new TE is Kory Sperry.



    Height: 6'5"
    Weight: 238
    College: Colorado State
    Conference: Mountain West
    Hometown: Vineland, CO
    High School: Pueblo County

    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.77 seconds
    Bench Press : 20.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 33.5 inches
    Broad Jump : 122.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.0 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.24 seconds
    60 Yard Shuttle : 11.57 seconds

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  18. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Tin, what is with the yellow dolphin?

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  19. It's a banana...btw I did a blog on the new dolphin a good 45 seconds before
    Iowa lol

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  20. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Really, I thought I saw Iowa's on the SS before you had anything posted on your blog. In fact when I posted the info. here it wasn't up yet. Not that it's a big deal.  :-P

    It's a banana?

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  21. You do know it takes a lot longer to publish a blog with photos and video
    and text then tweet the link and then copy and paste the tweet to the SS
    than to type out a few lines right?

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  22. Oh, and yes, it's a banana....look at it...don't you know what a banana
    looks like?

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  23. AND Iowa said he ran a 4.77 when he ran a 4.70...doesn't accuracy count for
    anything anymore?
    And he failed to mention the torn ACL...which is of significance don't you
    think?
    Seriously, dude, it's a banana...

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  24. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    I never saw a banana with fins that jumps out of water. I can see how it can be a banana.

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  25. Knight - I thought I read it on the SS first, but if you check the time stamps, Iowa was 16 mins past the hour and Tins was 15 minutes past. So unless Tin can change his timestamp, he takes Gold and Iowa takes silver.

    Tin, if it's a banana, where's the tarantula? ;)  Will you be wathcing the England soccer game btw?

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  26. no, I doubt I'd know any of the players.
    btw, speaking of timestamps, the SS shows central time for me, anyone else
    have this issue? like I posted something at 12:20 my time and the stamp
    says 2:20...
    the Blogger template sets the timestamp automatically upon clicking
    'Publish'

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  27. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    I said I can see how it can be a banana but it's been photoshopped obviously. LOL

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  28. what are you trying to say? Don't you have any faith in the possibility of
    a banana that has some minor mutations leaping out of a body of water at the
    exact time someone is taking a photograph?
    What is the world coming to....

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  29. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    LMFAO!

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  30. Rooney is the only Utd player on the pitch today. We are winning 4-0, with 22 minutes to play. A win qualifies us for the finals in S. Africa next summer. 8-)

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  31. PS SS is central time but your blog, very obligingly, coverts time to local for me! Nice job. just need to get 50 comments/page now?

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  32. Well I'm definitely not going to watch now that you've told me the score
    lol.
    j/k I don't even know who they're playing. I'll definitely watch the
    Finals, let me set my Tivo....

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  33. Well I'm definitely not going to watch now that you've told me the score
    lol.
    j/k I don't even know who they're playing. I'll definitely watch the
    Finals, let me set my Tivo....

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  34. I have asked the IT dept about that a dozen times already and they never
    answer the question....

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  35. At least it's flash based so it doesn't reload the whole page, meaning you
    can comment while watching videos, etc without restarting the vid.

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  36. Croatia got one back but Roon just got one ..... 5-1. Nice. Did you say your wife was Serbian or Craotian? She'll either be smiling or inconsolable!

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  37. She's Croatian. I didn't realize it was England vs Croatia. They seem to
    play each other a lot don't they? My wife has no interest whatsoever in
    sports though. If they were to win she might let out a small "woo-hoo!" and
    then move on. I find it hard to watch Croatian games on TV with the
    uniforms. Someone needs to tell them that they don't literally have to wear
    their country's flag! Who is in goal for ENG?

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  38. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    "I find it hard to watch Croatian games on TV with the uniforms. Someone needs to tell them that they don't literally have to wear their country's flag!"

    LOL, some countries come across as dorky when they go overboard with nationalism.

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  39. Can you imagine the US team running around in Stars and Stripes?

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  40. Time thing started messing up @ the SS about a month or so ago.  It is always 1 hour behind me, so like you say, Central time.  The time issue is the least of their concern at the present, IMO.  A certain poster is single handedly destroying that blog.  I hope it isn't contagious here.

    What is with those muffin baking comments?  Am I totally clueless, does that mean something?

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  41. ...with Garner back where he belongs, Im off by two ...Hilliard and Anderson ...both of whom won't, imnsho, make it for very long on the 53 ...if Anderson gets activated in a game, his first penalty (a dead certainty imo) will send him packing ...and sooner or later they are going to need that Hilliard slot to meet real needs vs wishful thinking ...they can't activate him in the 46 just to play ST and they're certainly not going to inactivate Cobbs, RB, or RW just so he can play.

    ...besides the normal things I'll be watching w/Atlanta is if Henning springs PW in the WC or a spread option ...there have been lots of practices behind closed doors now ...which is how they developed the WC last year without anyone outside the team being aware of it until they burned the cheatriots with it ...TS has deflected most of the PW speculation by insisting he was being developed as a QB and only showing that in camp and preseason ...but the fact is, they took him with the 2nd pick when they already had Henne ...no one takes a third string QB with their 2nd pick ...I'm betting that we see PW in multiple formations in Atlanta, almost certainly listed as the 2nd QB ...PW isn't ready to replace Penne by any measure so if he goes down Henne will almost certainly be activated ...PW can damn well run the ball and was an excellent passer at WV out of the spread ...he's obviously had some problems learning to work under center ...but that won't stop them using him in the WC or spread option.

    ...if they are beating Atlanta out of the base offense, then Sparano will probably hold off on showing what's up his sleeve ...but if our offense sputters, it could get interesting real quick.

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  42. Tin - Croatia were in our WC qualifying group. 5-1 was the final score. The WC Finals start on 8th of June next year, so set your TIVO now - lol. Utd start their Ch. League grou games next Tuesday vs. Besiktas (Turks) who L'pool beat 8-0 last year =-O

    Herd - I think it's an imposter and my reading of it is that you should be at home in the kitchen, not on a football blog. Agreed, the imposter is spoiling the blog. I plan to send Omar a note if it doesn't get better once the season kicks off. I hope Tin gets some bouncers on the door if the nutter(s) come over here?

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  43. If you have a paypal account I'll put money down on Pat White not being
    active for Atlanta....lol

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  44. I can bounce you right now if I feel like it! Ah the power....
    I think I'll try to watch that United match - the last one we had no offense
    at all. I'm still waiting to see what Berbatov can do since he didn't play
    last time.

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  45. Tin - missed your goalie q - it was Robert Green

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  46. Everyone is waiting to see what Berbatov can do ..........

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  47. You know I was just thinking how 'The Three Lions' would be a good pub name
    if I were ever to open one...

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  48. The Red Lion is the #1 name in the UK, but I've never seen a 3 Lions - good idea. If you do open one, let me know, I'll help you to recover some of your start-up costs from the other side of the bar as long as you have some decent (Oregon?) beers!

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  49. yeah....would probably dig into my blogging time though....

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  50. ...lol ...thanks, but I really don't want your money tin ...one of will get to rub salt in the other's eyes as it is :)

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  51. in the eyes? what a masochist!
    Fair enough, but I'm bringing the big sea salt granules....they won't
    dissolve quickly...

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  52. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    I'm leaning toward White not being active either.

    lemmus, did you have us cutting David Martin?

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  53. ...don't really care what you bring tin since you won't get to use them :P

    ...but just for you, I'll bring some of my better half's Thai salt ...guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes.

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  54. ...don't really care what you bring tin since you won't get to use them :P

    ...but just for you, I'll bring some of my better half's Thai salt ...guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes.

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  55. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Why don't you guys just throw cayenne pepper in each other's eyes and be done with it. LOL

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  56. Thai salt? I must admit that sounds scary...

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  57. ...not in my posted list ...I had Fasano, Martin, Nalbone ...when they kept 4, I posted that there had to be something they weren't telling us about Martin since 4 didn't make any sense ...minutes later, they told us :(

    ...I wasn't a fan of Martin but when push came to shove neither Haynos or Nalbone had earned his spot imo.

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  58. Thai Salt?  Never heard of it.   Does it also come in a stick? 

    I have margarita salt!

    Dammit, the emoticons are f'd up again!

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  59. The Knight who says Ni!September 9, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    TE is a position I feel we'll look at early in the draft. Whether we re-sign Fasano and I think we will or sign a free agent, I still think we draft a top TE if they're available. If not we'll take one where the value is. But we will look to upgrade that position next year. Along with LB, FB and RB. Oh of course, we have to find a NT. What am I thinking. LOL

    I'm willing to see what Soliai offers this year before making that a priority. We need to find someone to groom, I'm not sure we find 'the guy' next year just because. Soliai has the prototype size, strength and athleticism for the position. His maturity has always been in question but it seems that Paul has begun to mature. He never forgot letting his team down the week we played the Ravens without Fergy and we couldn't stop the run. That bothers him. His weight was still an issue early in minicamp and OTAs and he took care of it shedding 12 lbs. and staying in condition and making the team. Those are all good signs. Now we need to see that continue and the result is more playing time and making more plays.

    Soliai played about 10 plays per game last year. He needs to bump that up to 15-20 or more. That makes us a better defense and team. He's a tough guy to move. He has to use his skills now to make plays.

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  60. Ive been reading the SS blogs and many of your comments (Tin and Company) for I believe more than 3 yrs now.  Anyway, I comment sometimes, when it doesn't seem like pointless talk with immature indivduals. Which brings me to my point. I like good opinions and discussion, not arguements and childish behavior, which seems where SS is heading. The bickering on that sight is becoming annoying to read and turning me off to be honest. I've been in the Marines almost 8 yrs and I'm about to graduate with a BA in econ and a minor in coaching sports. I'm telling you this because I just bookmarked your sight and will begin to follow it. I have thick skin I just choose not to get personal and cuss people out, but I will always debate different ideas and opinions! Through the years I believe, Tin, you seem to adhere to this philosophy and so please don't allow this blog to stoop to the levels SS has gone. Thanks and I look forward to a great Fin season.

    It begins Sunday with a victory over Atl. 24-21. Fins get a turnover in the closing moments and drive for the winning field goal like Pennington knows how to brillantly accomplish. Notice I said "field goal" not touchdown. C Penn hasn't gained that much trust from me quite yet, but I believe he knows how to win and the leadership from the 4 chosen captains will show itself in the 4th quarter. The quality of men on this team is captured by their choice in leadership. The Miami Dolphins are again just that. Not one player, but a team!

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  61. ndamukong suh...say that 3 times fast

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  62. Comment of the week right there, IMO..
    NcDolfan, thanks for your comment, your service, and your ridiculous
    combination of courses of study (unless you're planning on charging players
    to play, then it's brilliant!)

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  63. ...cayenne is much too mild :)

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  64. ...sea salt infused with your spice(s) of choice ...its weird because table salt is the only thing that works for me to cool the burn if I happen to grab the wrong plate at dinner time (never piss off a Thai when she's cooking your dinner) ...but sea salt doesn't ...no idea why ...salt is salt.

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  65. ...lol ...typical teaching regimen ...he can teach economics/math and do junior varsity coaching as a sideline ...makes for job security.

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  66. ...btw tin, I 2nd herdfan ...what's up with the emoticons?

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  67. The Knight who says Ni!September 10, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    Ok so it's not just me that can only use the emoticons half the time.

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  68. You guys have it rough....

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  69. your right, I guess I could fall back on teaching, but I was thinking more of owning and operating a youth sports program. I'd rather not grade tests when I could be outside!

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