Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tin's Fins Crumbles Into Bits and Pieces

  • The Dolphins worked on holding onto the ball during morning practice, as Coach Sparano yelled at them.  He is obviously holding them accountable for their substandard performance last Sunday.
  • The Dolphins also signed a new offensive lineman to their practice squad.  Andrew Hartline out of Central Michigan is 6'5", 286lbs and compiled 52 consecutive starts in his college career.
  • More evidence that the Richard Seymour trade was a bad move by New England.  Seymour was only with the Raiders in a 4-3 scheme for one practice before garnering six tackles and two sacks on Monday night.  His addition actually made the Raiders defense look GOOD.
  • Former Dolphin Candle in the Wind, Josh McCown, injured both his knee and his foot in Carolina's loss to the Eagles, and could end up on IR.  McCown has a history of being injured, especially when there's a chainsaw lying around.
  • I cannot comment anymore on the SS, apparently.  Anytime I try to, I get a typepad error page saying the page I'm trying to load cannot be found.  Between Mike B reporting Dolphin workouts via and quoting Sports Illustrated, I'm not really bothered...
  • The Jets have been fined for their injury report shenanigans in 2008, after not reporting that Favre was a giant pain.  I mean HAD a giant pain.  Personally, I didn't think it was a big deal at the time because Favre was bound to be aching from some issue or another anyway due to age and reckless abandon on the field.  The Jets got fined $75k and Eric Mangini was fined another $25k.  Obviously, a competitive advantage is worth more to NFL teams than $100k, so I really don't see anyone being any more forthcoming in their injury reports belichick than they already are.  The Dolphins are no saints when it comes to full-disclosure either, and there are other team out there that do the same.  The difference this time was that Favre immediately after the week 17 loss to the AFC East Champion Miami Dolphins, cried a river over how the injury was the reason they lost the game.  Had he kept his mouth shut about said injury, this investigation never would have happened.  And since he made these comments during a NFL press conference while under contract with the Jets, they should immediately fine him $100k for conduct detrimental to the team, and call it even..


  1. The Knight who says Ni!September 16, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    The reason Seymour did so well for the Raiders is because he learned just about every technique while playing in New England. They get coached up pretty good up there.

  2. Tinshaker:
    I think the SS has blocked you because you are stealing all their readers.  That or you are 'fan', lol.

  3. Great, herdfan, this is how rumors get started. I spent 8 months of my life
    impersonating myself and calling myself an idiot...

  4. That's all part of your diabolical plot! You probably have kidnapped Omar and have him stashed somewhere so he can't post any new blogs and have forced them to bring Harvey back to try to fill in the gap.  Yep, there is a Harvey blog up now!

    Sorry, it was a JOKE!  Seriously, I'll delete it if you think folks would actually believe it.

  5. Here I go with more rumor starting.  I was just watching the TS interview from today, still am actually, and he just seems different this year.  I have noticed it for weeks.  Tired, quiet, just not his normal self.  Is it me?

  6. he was that way at this time last year too. I don't think he likes the warm
    weather much, so once the air cools, he seems more vibrant. That and he's
    obviously affected by losing games.

  7. The Knight who says Ni!September 16, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    The advertisement on this blog for the movie "The Men Who Stare At Goats" is an interesting title to say the least. LOL

    Tin, I heard Rex Ryan has opened his mouth again. I missed the bit on the radio and I haven't found it yet online. Do you know what he said?

  8. The Knight who says Ni!September 16, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    herd, I didn't mean any disrespect about your faith on the SS today. I was talking about organized religion. I don't think the two go hand in hand. Religion is politics and human order, not God's order. People on this planet believe in very different gods, that's faith. Religion causes holy wars lead by human tyrants. "Holy Wars" in itself seems like an oxymoron. 

  9. Haven't heard about it, but apparently during Belichick presser today he
    ignored any questions about Ryan's 'rings' comments made during offseason.

  10. The Knight who says Ni!September 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Brady avoided it too. What did you call him, an all-around dumb ass? LOL

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  12. Tins,

    He looked pretty "vibrant" in that last pre-season game after Walden made that sack.   Sparano is fantastic to watch when he gets excited.

  13. In case you haven't found it, allow me to help.  I think this is what you are talking about.

  14. wow, breaking news! That's what he said back in July....I think Knight is
    referring to NEW bulletin board material?

  15. Ok smart ass, i copied the wrong link.  Calm down.  Now I can't find it, but he said something about NE not being worried about them, they started preparing for them in March, he knew because Kevin O'Connell told them.  Maybe that's it. 

  16. The Knight who says Ni!September 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Yes, Ryan said something new. I haven't really been looking for it so nothing new to report.

  17. I think Tinshaker was responding to me, I deleted the post as soon as I did it because I noticed I had copied the wrong link but he was too quick for me!  Anyway, also wanted to let you know in no way offended yesterday.  I had to go back and read it to figure out what you were talking about.  I hope it didn't come across that way.  And if there is any question about it, I was kidding above with Tinshaker.  :)

  18. The Knight who says Ni!September 17, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    Cool! I didn't think you weren't kidding with Tin. It's all good.  :-D

  19. The Knight who says Ni!September 17, 2009 at 7:51 AM

    Okay here is what Ryan did and said. What a goofball.

    'Hey, it's Rex': Jets coach calls fans for help

    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. - AP Sports Writer 
        2009-09-16 20:18

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -Rex Ryan picked up the phone and called on New York Jets fans for some help against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

    The head coach recorded a 70-second message that was sent to every season-ticket holder Wednesday, urging Jets fans to make it ``miserable for Brady & Co. and seem like there's 13 or 14 guys out there on defense'' during Sunday's game at the Meadowlands.

    Ryan spoke from the heart - no script - and Jets fans got a surprise when they answered their phones or checked voicemails.

    ``Hey, this is Rex Ryan, the head coach of the New York Jets,'' Ryan began the message. ``I just wanted to let you know how much we need you this week. You know, I've already admitted that, hey, the Patriots have a better head coach and they've got a better quarterback than us. But we're going to see who's got a better team.''

    The Jets play their home opener Sunday against Bill Belichick's Patriots, a team that has beaten them eight straight times at the Meadowlands.

    ``Again, I admit that I'm not as good as Belichick, but at the end of the game, I want to be 1-0 against him,'' Ryan ended the message. ``So, help me out if you don't mind. That's my challenge, OK? Thank you. Bye.''

    Ryan, who was an assistant coach at Baltimore the last 10 seasons, is hoping to turn the Jets' home field into a clear advantage.

    ``I've seen that happen where sometimes it gets so loud and it just takes one guy to miss a check,'' Ryan said after practice. ``So, I'm challenging our fans to maybe be the difference in this game this week.''

  20. Oh, yeah I read that yesterday. I thought you meant something else. I love
    how it says he spoke from the heart, not from a script, yet it was 70
    seconds long, and here is the transcript. I'm sure they had to practice it
    before recording it, re-recording it, editing, mastering, etc.

  21. The Knight who says Ni!September 17, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    LIke I said I didn't know what it was because I missed the report. Ryan is a clown and the love affair that's going now won't last more than a couple of years.