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Miami is always running out there saying they are not interested in a particular player.... They need to be interested in somebody or the staff will be FIRED!!!!!!!!! Posted by: ROD ----------------------------------------------- Rod, Please get your facts straight. The Miami Dolphins did not "Run out and say they did or did not want anyone".... Armando said that because of what his "Sources" said. There is a HUGE difference. Why is it so many people read something in a Blog or an opinion piece by some writer and take what is said or implied as "The actual word of the franchise"??? Miami is not interested in anything but getting back to work right now. I feel confident that is the feeling of the other 31 teams in the league also... You can bet your stinky socks the moment the floodgates of free agency are open, Miami will be right out front being aggressive and spending whatever they must to get the players they want. This Coaching/Management staff and Ross have proved time and again they are willing to spend the tall $$cash$$. Regretfully some has been spent on bad choices, just like nearly every other team. At LEAST there were choices made unlike many teams around the NFL. There have also been some pretty good choices, Marshall, Dansby, Wake, Starks, Tony McDaniel.... perhaps one or two others? I feel right out of the gates Miami will be looking for a Veteran QB, some sort of 2nd Options RB and another interior O-lineman. With drafting Gates and Clay and having a nifty group at WR already, I just cannot see a ton of emphasis or cash being given to ANOTHER Free Agent, Wide Receiver.
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NOTHING quiets the hate and criticism of the idiots like success. Because even though the criticism of perennial haters like Sludge and many others will undoubtedly continue even after Miami wins this series, it will sound hollow and like the screeching of sniveling babies. The same holds true for The Heat as does the Dolphins or any other professional team. Win, and people eventually HAVE to shut up. If they don't, they discredit what they say and do from then on. A perfect example (even though it kills me) is the New England Patriots. People tried calling them a "Flash in the pan" back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. They tried to say if this player or that left or this coach or that left, they would collapse and they never did. Fact is, they became the Standard for winning. Miami will have the same opportunity to set a very high bar. Miami has an opportunity to be a perennial winner for years. It will shove a sock in all but the most mental of Cleveland or Sludge haters and will leave nothing but the sound of Miami winning and the sound of the haters whining. Just keep winning, bring home the championship and everything else is just "Silly noise" to ignore and laugh at while enjoying the teams accomplishments.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2011 on Maddening LeBron narrative at Heat Check
Ya beat me to it, Charles. I usually just read Sludge's crap and shake my head knowing he lives on the reactions of others. And, also knowing by writing this I give him what he lives for. But saying Miami "Barely" won this games is ridiculous. Dallas is a 100+ point a game team nearly every night. Miami's defense put a sock in that crap. 16 to 8 boards are no fluke... that shows the difference between a young, fast team and a older, slower team trying to exist on experience alone. Dallas SHOULD win at least a game. My God, you would hope a team that makes it this far wins at least a game. That will make no difference however. The fact is clear and has been written by many on this blog all year. ANY TEAM can get "Up" for a game against Miami. ANY TEAM can get a crowd Fueled emotional win from them. But when you boiled it all down over a 7 game series... Miami will just grind you out like a spent cigarette. Sludge knows exactly what he is all about, as does this blog and it's normal posters. But Sludge will NEVER concede to the FACT that Miami win or lose this series will be around for many more to come... This is only the 1st year of a 4 to 6 year dynasty in Miami. That must eat Sludge’s lunch. And that makes my day.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2011 on Ugly but effective at Heat Check
Well..... I gave the "Challenge" for just under an Hour and a half... And with the exception of those that understand and realize the situation, and have offered up the only true solutions... I have heard very little and seen the "Rats scatter" and the sailors keep sailing. Please... Don't let me any longer to interrupt those of you who live for team/player/coach/owner bashing, pissing & moaning and generally running your mouth about those things that have very limited (unless you wish to screw the teams draft next year) solutions for. Even if you do screw the team and spend a 1st or 2nd on some Andy Reid throw away project, chances are Henne beats them out in camp anyway. At least "TRY" to think, people... Ripping the team or Armando is way to easy. It's for fools with no answers of their own... only mouths to run... And I feel this “challenge” has shown that very clearly. Thank you! to those of your who wrote you thoughts and idea's... it's a good thing to see on this blog once and awhile! Talk to you gentlemen (and others) later….
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F4L... Yes, we have spoken before about your thought at QB. In the past several day I have done some reading and seen some stuff on Bulger and feel he is NOTHING to scoff at. As you said Fin4life, Bulger was a VERY accurate and smart QB. He was nearly killed behind an O-line that may have been the worst since the ‘77 Tampa Bay Bucs (if that is possible)... Yours is an has been a sound set of solutions. Not just "lip flappiations!!!" I also must agree with POIZEN... Dismissing Chad Henne before we see him play under anyone other then Dan Henning may be one of the most foolish things Miami would ever do. It is insane to think a coach and the tools you have do not affect your ability to do your job in the NFL. The NFL first and foremost is a "TEAM SPORT" and unless a QB has weapons and a system he fits in, his productivity will suffer. The list of QB's who moved on and did better or did better under different Coaching staffs is significant as are the names on it.
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Odinseye... As a veteran I am "DELIGHTED" to hear that your son is home. Absolutely DELIGHTED!!! A word of encouragement and a smidgen of advice from someone who did 1 tour in the 91 Persian Gulf War, a stint in Somalia and 2 13 month rides through Afghanistan... I had a 24-year stent in our Military. And found in my first deployment that all of the training and all of the "Pumping up" cannot do justice to what it is like the first time someone fires a shot with bad intent at you, or you walk/drive around waiting on every little piece of garbage to blow-up because it may be a IED.. Please, sir, Be patient!! DON"T be loud, speak evenly and without drama... and hug the kids 20 times a day reminding him how glad you are he's there. He should arrive in about 3 or 4 months. Right now... you have a Body that can walk and talk (THANK THE MAKER!!!), the rest will come home in a bit, little by little... God bless, Odin.... And tell your son I said... "Thanks"
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Oregon Dolphins fan... I have no issue whatsoever with Miami using Vince Young instead of Bulger. Young is not a "system guy"... is not a "One trick pony" and will give our AFC East rivals fits on the grease board particularly with our available talent set at the WR positions. I also feel our new draft pick "Clay" has a skill set that would gell very well with what Young does.. Only down side... Young’s noodles are just a touch "Overcooked" Where Bulger is still "Al-Dente" between the ears. But... Bulger's landing gear is damaged from time and use. GREAT examples of what Miami COULD do...! Thanks for playing along!
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Odin.... What can I say, My friend? Your approach was a No-nonsense, direct and smart attack on ignorance. Thank you for not sounding like a dolt. Your intellectual, Prowess is indeed intact when speaking of NOT allowing this coaching staff to touch anything above a 3rd. And it further exemplified in your desire to draft a 1st round QB no matter WHAT happens this year... My faith in the people of this blog is temporarily justified!
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Okay... I have a challenge for you guys who have "Nay say'd"... Who have "Ripped Armando" and to those of you who have given every reason you can why Bulger should not be brought in. Instead of showing us all your prowess at negativity and sarcastic ripping of an idea... Tell us all WHAT MIAIMI SHOULD DO..... Not what they should have done 20 years or 5 years or in the draft ago... What should Miami do RIGHT NOW to address their QB situation? Now... Keep in mind you are NOT allowed to use Orton because chances of him leaving Denver are so slim that….... Well let’s just say you can't use Orton. You also cannot Use Carson Palmer... because the owner of the Bungles has nearly sworn out a personal statement that he will NOT allow Palmer to leave. Remember also... You cannot use our first round pick next year... So there goes Kolb. No way you dolts are going to blow our chance at Drafting a REAL QB using a 1st on another Andy Reid retread named Kolb or Beck or McNabb or whothehellever. You CAN use McNabb... if your stupid enough to place a West Coast system driven QB like Culpepper or Beck or any of those idiots like him in here... so be my guest... Get ready to be ripped yourselves however. SO..... There ya go.... “Smart guy's” What should Miami do? Let’s see how many of you can THINK as good as you run those pie holes… No sarcasm, please, no coulda, woulda, shoulda... Just clear and concise reasoning.... Myself, Darryl and some of the people here with some ability to think and not cut the team apart are waiting for your thoughts..... BTW….. I feel Miami needs to bring a solid veteran in, be it Bulger or someone similar to both help and compete with Henne. I DO NOT feel Miami is looking to replace Henne, and until he is proven to not be able to manage the team with what he has been given and the new coaching. I feel what Miami is looking for is a good backup who MAY JUST have enough in him to beat out Henne, if not no biggie… and hold Miami over until a good draft class of 2012 allows for a guy to be brought in (if necessary) to be our future. So that is me……
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I don't see anything at all wrong with Ross's remarks. I have read a hundred sarcastic and plain nasty comments made by players of every team. There is no reason whatsoever that an owner of a team does not have the right to show his frustration and his inpatients with the situation. Or to be pissed about it’s slow progress. Ross has a HUGE investment laid out... NONE of the Dolphins players have ANY investment in this team. Ross is but one of 32 owners. If he DID have the inkling to lift the lockout and allow the Dolphins players to resume their jobs... He could not based on what the rest of the NFL is doing. Fact is simple.... The NFL and its owners have been trying to Negotiate from day one. Conversely, DeMaurice Smith, leader of the NFLPA had it in his head to litigate from day one. Smith was looking to the courts all along while owners wanted to make an agreement among the players and themselves. If the players did not like an offer, fine, stay at the table until an agreement can be reached. That solution is not DeMaurice's intention and never has been. He has an agenda, and that agenda is stopping the rest of the process from moving forward. I would venture to say the owners would be far more agreeable to lifting the lockout should the players association (It's a damned union, who is fooling who?) return to the negotiation table and show some sort of agreeable and positive direction. Instead... they file one law suite after the next and keep the uneducated and just plain loving fans riled up with their rhetoric and constant blame shifting... DeMaurice Smith is the worst thing to ever happen to these players, and in a few months both they and the fans are going to come to that realization... Go back to the tables, Guy's. Stop filing lawsuits and playing "Union Games" and go negotiate with the owners you work for. The only people making out in this whole DeMaurice Smith debacle is the Attorneys for both sides
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Darryl... Picking at #15 in this past draft, do you feel that Miami ever had a realistic chance to draft a QB who was MORE capable then Henne is? I don't. I am not even sold on the first guy taken in the draft because I think he is dumb as rock and feel J-Ville got a project with Gabbert. Perhaps Minnesota saw something in Ponder, but since all of these picks were ahead of Miami... they are inconsequential. I feel given Miami's needs, and the exemplary way the front office/Coach addressed them. Such as picking a Fine center/guard to bolster a sagging interior o-line, a RB that I feel was the perfect fit, a Sub 4'4 WR to stretch the field and a very crafty pick with Clay coming in as a H-back/TE... Henne will be as competent as any of the FA not named Palmer or Orton and Henne will not cost a 1st or 2nd that will be used on a QB with a better chance next year then Mallet and his shitty attitude would have given this year. I just don't see where any of the Draft picks that were available to Miami were going to give Henne any sort of competition whatsoever. You said it best yourself in a post last night when you posted.. “I don’t see where any of these guys are going to be able to do anything Henne cannot”…
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I see this as no surprise whatsoever. I have said all along there is no way in hell Denver sets out on the first year with their new coach and Elway with Tebow as their only choice other then Quinn. They will allow Tebow and Orton to work it out in camp, just as Miami would allow Henne and Orton to do the same, and then move forward. Last night I posted that I did not feel Miami is looking for Henne's replacement. Frankly, Darryl Dunphy said it correctly last night when he said that there is not a veteran in the offering that can do anything that Henne cannot. Miami is only looking for a QB who will push Henne, and if possible (though unlikely) unseat him. What Miami is looking for is a backup to round off their QB roster. Unless Palmer somehow comes available (Which I feel he will) Miami will ride Henne. Even if Palmer IS available, I am uncertain that Ross will condone without question this current coaching staff using a 1st or 2nd round pick to get him. Truth is, Henne likely gives Miami its best chance given his experience with the players. He has been given a great deal of new weapons and a good O-line to work with. Not to mention the coaching reasons he has had for failure have been mostly negated. Henne's numbers say he is quite capable. We shall see...
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Darryl, Ref. Your statement/question, @ 8:02 "How much better do we realistically get with any of the quarterbacks that may be available? I just do not see any upside to any of them, that Chad Henne cannot accomplish."? ---------------------------------------------- I can agree with the statement, but I think you are either missing or just not addressing the point of bringing in another veteran QB. I don't feel replacing Chad Henne is Miami's motivation or desire in bringing in another guy. I feel they are looking to give the guy a "Push" that he really has not had since the day Chad Pennington was injured in San Diego in 2009. Sure, Chad Pennington was in camp in '10 but it was clear his arm was sorely lacking (I visited 3 practices and it was VERY clear to me). And let's all be honest, Tyler Thigpen is fun to watch, but there is a reason he has only won 1 or 2 games as a starter in the NFL. I feel Miami is trying to accomplish 2 things. 1. Get some heat under Chad's butt so he has a motivation to both improve and be willing to show some gut's and leadership on the field. 2. Place a guy on the Roster who may just be on a roll and unseat Henne. Take a look at what Warner did in Phoenix man... Never underestimate a guy running out of chances or time. Then there is the obvious. How many QB's go from wire to wire without missing a few plays or even games? Miami needs a quality backup. I really don't think Miami’s coaching staff is trying to fool themselves here. These QB’s they are looking at are better known to them then to us. Henne is Miami guy... but you HAVE to do due diligence.
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Same to ya F4F Talk to you soon...
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F4F... Just read the piece on page 1. Thank you for the heads up. BTW... How's it going Dying Breed...? F4F, That piece reiterates what my thoughts have been for weeks. Look, I am not giving the owners a free pass. There is no doubt they have been complicit in some TV contracts that were not disclosed. These are matters for the attorneys however, NOT Smith! Here is the difference between the owners and Players (or their leader Smith at least).... The owners ARE making offers. The owners ARE trying to get a deal on the table. They were trying in March, but to me it was 100% apparent that Litigation was Smiths plan... Smith NEVER had negotiation on his mind. What Smith fails to get… is in his version of things… Only the Lawyers win! And, he will lose in the Litigation. He may win a battle or two... but those who own the teams not those who want the money and everything else NOW will win the war! Players are just like anyone else who goes to work and collects a check for doing so. However, Smith wants to see a league where owners and players have equal say so and equal profit structure. Tell me, How in the hell can you justify the players who do not contribute so much as a penny to the day to day operations of a Franchise OR pay the day to day bills ranging from Garbage collections to Medical staff and supplies and to Taxes both City, State and Federal? Here is what I see and here is what I trust. Players have a shelf life of 4 to 15 years. Most hit 7 or so and are gone. Do you trust the people who will only be around for 5 - 7 years to operate a NFL that is looking to the future and the long term growth of the sport. OR, do you look at the owners who will have the team for decades and who have EVERYTHING to gain by long term success? I would be willing to bet these 20 something players are thinking about RIGHT NOW and their $$$ right now.... Where the owners are thinking long term and league growth and stability. This is where I cut my favoritism as a fan. I love the players who are on the field RIGHT NOW... But, they will be long gone and I will STILL be watching the NFL and a whole other group of players... done so for 45 years and counting!
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F4F It is good catching you also. I have really been busy plus just doing a bit of reading and player study on my own. No, I did not catch the Piece from Florio but will certainly do so... I am not certain if you read it, but a week or so ago I wrote a post on the Herald concerning my thoughts about DeMaurice Smith and his handling of the matter. I see DeMaurice making a great deal of statement that have a very "Angry" overtone about them. Not a professional approach IMAO. I feel DeMaurice has an agenda, and I feel that he is willing to allow some players to suffer to see that agenda propitiated. I also see a situation developing where the parity that the owners and NFL have worked so hard to achieve over the last 30 years could evaporate into a cloud of confusion and disorganized hacking of the league. My personal opinion of Smith is that he is the worst thing to have happed to the NFLPU and now the NFLPA. I see the draft, RFA and several other issues all being under attack. What I see DeMaurice shooting for is the ability of players to A. Choose where and when they will play right out of school. B. Demand guaranteed contracts even though their playing time is limited to what they wish to contribute. C. The ability to leave whenever they please to the team who is the highest bidder... All of these plus the end of the draft would be the death knell for what we know as the NFL and what would be left would resemble WWF Wrestling and their business practices! I will go read the piece...
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Linguist, You know one thing that gets very little attention about Marshall’s season last year was the fact he was playing right off a duel hip scope. The first did not go well, leaving some scar tissue, the second coming very close to the beginning of camp. Costing Marshall considerable practice time... and obviously costing him speed and explosiveness in his game. Never mind the fact he was in a new city, new team, new system (A system which sucked) with a QB who was not only having his own bad year, but was being victimized by Henning and David Lee to defenses. I can tell you this, I attended all but 2 home games, 80% or more of the time that I focused on watching Marshall, he had no less then 2 DB’s hanging on him, and a safety floating about 5 yards behind him shutting down his RAC numbers. ALL OF THAT... combined with a poor run attack and you have to admit 1012 yards don't look so bad on Marshall’s stat sheet. I am really hoping this damn knife wound does not set Marshall back all of the time he has been working with trainers on speed and more speed. I delight in the thought of having a faster Marshall and a 4:3 new guy for DB’s to deal with, plus a slot guy like Bess, a great possession guy like Hartline and this guy Clay who I think will be “Butter” to the bread of this offense…!
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F4F... Yeah, unfortunately I have been exposed to the "It was all Shaq" argument before. And in all honesty, I am not taking anything away from Shaq, he was "A PART" of a very dynamic and fun team to watch. Like you pointed out however, Zo had some of his best career work in that series and he was very close to the end of his run. Haslem, just like the past couple of nights against Chi Town is ALWAYS a competitor and will cause headaches all around for the opposition. I am a Heat Fan... But I cannot honestly sit here and say I watched every game during the season, I usually watch a game or so every week. Al of the High game number sports brutalizes my patients. The whole idea of being a 1/2 game back.... or playing the same team 2 or 3 time in one run and the outcome being of very little meaning just scrubs against my since of urgency. The urgency that 16 games, 6 against Division rivals brings. In Football, you either win 3 out of 6 in the division... or it's "season over"... Win 3 but drop 2 Conference games... same story.. You get the point I'm certain?
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Aloco... Thanks for the love abaove…. BUT…… The Heat became a franchise in 1988... In that time they have won 1 (One) NBA Championship... The Celtics have been a NBA Franchise since 1946. .....BUT.... Have only won 1 (One) NBA Championship since the Heat have been a franchise. That one in 2008, 2 years after Miami won theirs. Before that, the Celtics had not won a NBA Title since 1986. So... based on time in the league... The Heat and Celtics are even as far as Championships go. As far as the Lakers go... Hey, what do you expect? No NFL Team... A MLB Team that has been taken over by the League for phony Bologna business transactions. And another NBA team (The Clippers) that everyone but the Backdoor Pirates love to hate. The Lakers are a great NBA Team... but the fact is... The NBA is all LA has worth talking about other then they make movies there...sometimes... As far as your statement... "Miami won thanks to Shaq"... COME ON MAAAAAAAN!!!! You cannot say that and keep your legitimacy intact! Then you have to say, "The Celtics of the 80's won thanks to Bird. Or the Celtics of 08 only won thanks to Allen... Damn dude, I remember the MVP of the 2006 NBA Championship series was Dwayne Wade.... RIGHT???? Bad argument brother.. Celtics are nothing special, they have won 1 Championship since Miami has been a team. The Lakers are on another planet.... But we swept their ass again this year.... Didn't we!!!!??? Even the Marlins got smack to talk.... The Marlins have been a team since 1993... they have won 2 MBL WS Titles in the 18 years they have been a team... That is better then a 20% WS win average.... I bet that average as a team is up there with the best. Ya can't fault a team that did not exist!!
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Odinseye.... In reference to your post at 7:19... ---------------------------------------------- Regarding Chad Henne, we all know there is room for improvement. He struggles with down field passing. He has an occasional brain fart that leaves ya scratching your head. And I feel he needs to be more assertive. But I completely agree that with the people that are now history from the team. And with the undeniable help that Ireland and Sparano gave him out of the draft and hopefully out of FA, Henne has the base line numbers to improve. I still sort of giggle when the blog writers talk of who should replace him, and with only three very expensive exception one of whom is a very inexperienced QB from Philly in Kolb, that none of the above in the Free Agent list seem to offer any more then Henne already provides. But, in truth, I don't think Henne is the only player to have suffered last year from Henning and David Lee's silliness. I believe the way the offense was ran, with the extreme predictability and consistent 5 & 7 step drops of Henne, The guy's on the O-line, Running Backs, and certainly guy's like Marshall who are used to attacking Offensive sets were KILLED by Henning and Dee. The whole matter, the whole big picture in Miami was effected by those people who are now gone. And that is one of the reasons I feel Henne will be tough to unseat, and why I say Henne will be a team captain this year if he wins out the QB comp. And why I feel every player on Offense will play better and the entire team should be better. Pardon My optimism, but I feel if the NFL does play... Miami will be FAR from a pushover and will very likely be a damned dangerous team for the so called "Front runners" to mix it up with.
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Darryl Dunphy, In reference to you 4:45 post. Regretfully, contributions to a blog require people to take themselves and others seriously. And while there are certainly a fair number of people on this blog who do, it is exasperated by those who use this space as their daily chat room, sarcasm test track or their "social agenda" forum. I personally have taken the opportunity to read and look into matters on my own rather then post or have much to say lately. And while I post very infrequently there, I feel this blog could learn a great deal from the one on the Sun Sentinel. Yes, they do have their share of idiots and trolls, but they also have a base and a group of committed members, along with someone who constantly monitors the conversations and has NO problem throwing people's ass off the blog for a few weeks to think about the way they act. His name is Chris. I despise Big Brother looking over my shoulder, but until there is someone to weed out the multi-handle agitators and "Political Rhetoric" Social commentators. Chances are this blog stays in a constant state of anarchy and ramped stupidity until there is something of worth and substance to discuss and those who do the discussing out number the idiots. Sorry to be the "bearer of bad tidings"... But there it is.
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Based on you Draft assumptions, Ingram, Hankerson and Mallet, Miami would have drafted Ingram at 15 (way over priced), Hankerson in the 3rd, No speedy receiver fix there, and the Mallet, A guy who would not be able to wear Henne jock for at least a year, but who would cause every moron fan in SF to start chanting his name every time Henne threw in incompletion. Who was your interior O-line guy? Where is the speed on the outside, You took Mallet, he cannot beat out Henne on a bet this year so you STILL have Henne and 4 Slow Wide outs and a running back you gave up a 1st round pick for behind an O-line that is soft in the middle!....... Naw... I'll take Irelands picks over yours pal...!
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Jay... I ask you... How can you say Thigpen is better then Henne when Thigpen has won ONE(1)game as an NFL starter? COMEon MAaaaan.... Henne may not be Joe Montanna, But don't treat the guy like he is completely imcapable of winning, he has proven he can win game, Thigpen has not!
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Trying to discern just what happened between Henning and Sparano last year is an exercise in futility. I have read that Sparano should have "overridden" many of Henning’s play calls. To that I would say this, "Overridden them with what?" and just when exactly should that have taken place? The playbook is what it is. And as far as Henning’s playbook went, teams had solved his riddles long ago. He was predictable even when trying to be unpredictable. Should Tony have found the time in the 25 seconds between plays to argue out a different call, what call does Tony make that is any different then the rest? Sure, he could have ran instead of thrown or visa-versa, gone outside instead of inside... But had either failed, things would have remained the same, EXCEPT for the fact that the team would have realized there was a huge rift between the HC and OC. I'm sorry, but I fail to see where having a HC/OC shlong length contest would have resolved the foundational problem that Miami was predictable. The ability for their QB to audible or be more fluid when he saw the chance to do so seemed to not exist. Now, whether or not Chad Henne has the ability to be as creative can only be answered when and if he has an opportunity to do so. It is easy to like Tyler Thigpen; Backups are always team favorites because they take no blame... EVER! Thigpen being playing outside what the coaches wanted may seem like an admirable thing. It may also be why Thigpen has NEVER won a game as a starter (in the NFL) or why he NEVER had a chance to compete to be the starter? BTW, I chose Vince Young in the poll. Yeah, he is a possible head case, but he will not cost picks. I do not think this Management or Coaching staff is going anywhere next year, But should I be wrong, I do not feel that taking away from the new guy’s is a fair way to allow them to get started in Miami. I also feel that Young’s mobility will add a dimension that will help in our division. I am certain Young knows if he goes bonkers, that this will be his last chance… EVER! And because of that he will try his best to make a good run of it. And if he fails its no biggie… We would be right back to Henne where we were anyhow and we loose no picks like we would is Kolb, Palmer or Orton were to flame out. I still find it humorous that we cannot find anyone “Good Enough” to replace Henne in FA. We are looking to replace a guy who most feel is better than anyone who is available for a reasonable price… Can anyone else see the irony in looking for such a player? Or is it only me who find this ironic?
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DC Dolfan... A fine and well written post at 4:23. There is a reason for those you described. "Americans who think America is always to blame"... The reason is really simple yet very profound, and even somewhat disturbing. It is easy to point, blame and bad mouth the USA because it is highly unlikely someone will drag you to a Police "Interrogation" center and beat the truth "INTO YOU"... The freedoms we enjoy are often times the vehicle for those who need to assign blame. It is one of our great character defects as humans. We desperately need to "Blame" someone. We need to assign fault and responsibility. When we don't, we are forced to face the actual problem and trying to find a remedy. Back in the 80's, the Japanese were very successful in their business practices. They still are in many way, the global economy we have been thrust into just caught up with them. One of their primary "Idea's" they adhered to was when something went wrong, they chose to fix the problem rather then find who was at fault. We have entire media blocks and 24-hour news shows who have no other reason to exist other then to find "Who is to blame"... I have found that those who are invested in the US. Either through their family, military service, love of freedom, owning a company or even just a bit of some companies stock. Or have taken the time to spend with some Veterans or in SOME WAY invested themselves in our society and in the private (Not Government directed) work that builds personal, mental and emotional wealth even at the most miniscule levels... Instead of waiting for it to be provided... Are FAR FAR less likely to point a finger at our Nation. You are right we make mistakes... BIG ONES. But my 12 years in the military and other services have taken me just about everywhere there is to go.... and I am ALWAYS glad to come back home. IMO, we are by a long stretch, the best thing going, and are smart enough to have written in the ability for change into our most important documents we live under.
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