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Friday, May 12, 2006

Joey good, Daunte great

The Dolphins are pleased the Joey Harrington trade is complete. That's a good thing.

But they are REALLY pleased Daunte Culpepper's rehabilitation from knee surgery is ahead of schedule. That's great.

Until now the team and the player have been guarded in their comments about the rehab so as to not set high expectations and then disappoint fans if those expectations aren't met.

But privately, the team is absolutely thrilled with Culpepper's continuing return to health. When the OTA days start on Monday, Culpepper will be allowed to make limited rollouts in yet another sign of progress for the knee.

His most recent visit to Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery last November, showed that Culpepper is nearly at 100 percent extension on the knee.

Now that doesn't guarantee he will not suffer a setback. And players recovering from reconstructive surgery such as this typically aren't back to their old selves for up to 24 months after the surgery.

But the Dolphins are still pointing at seeing Culppeper in the season-opener. They will try to prevent any setback by not pushing Culpepper in practice early in training camp and probably not playing him much (if at all) in the preseason, especially the first two games.

But that Sept. 7 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Right now, it looks great.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

every game harrington has to start this season will be another obstacle in the wild card hunt for the fins.

1:12 AM  
Blogger CubanCulebra said...

AU'RIGHT MIAMI! Thanks Mando. Great news. Hey Mando, have you seen "the Lost City" yet?

3:30 PM  
Blogger hunter said...

Harrington good?? Have you seen any single tape in 4 years that Harrington is good??? How can anyone say that?? He pitter patters in the pocket, can't read defenses, can't look off receivers, and isn't accurate in an offense that only asked him to throw 10 yard passes. Mando, I think your only motivation could be to this blog is getting an interview with Joey!!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Hey Hunter, lighten up buddy. The Dolphins are happy to have Joey Harrington. THAT IS GOOD. I didn't say he's Dan Marino's heir. I didn't say he's going to take Miami to the Super Bowl. I said it's good the trade is done. Geessh.

12:30 PM  
Blogger CubanCulebra said...

Thanks for ignoring me bro. Don't worry, my feelings aren't hurt.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

CC, I did not mean to make it seem like I ignored you. I only had a couple of moments to respond to Hunter before heading off to be with my mom today. Please forgive me. Actually, I've not been to a movie in a while. Please give us all your review.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, are these OTA days open to the media? If so, will you be posting reports?

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Told you Marcus Vick would get signed.

7:54 PM  
Blogger CubanCulebra said...

I appreciate the opportunity yet I regret to inform that I haven't the vocabulary to express how breath-taking "the Lost City" is. If it's playing in your city, dedicate an afternoon or evening to the cinema for this picture. When the credits roll, you'l thank me. And I'll, in turn, thank you.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

The Dolphins are currently in OTA days -- organized team activities. It's not a minicamp. That minicamp you're asking about begins June 9-11. I will be out of town in June.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Lions fan from Michigan I'll say that Joey Harrington will work out. The reason is because very little has every happened to the Detroit Lions since Bobby Layne lead the team in the 50's. We even managed to take Barry, the greatest running back of all time, and bury him under the muck of 50+ years of sorrow.

So Joey will work for Miami, because that's the worst case scenario for the Lions. Joey succeeds and it shows what a failure Detroit football is. I bet he WILL be the next Dan Marino. The Lions are that cursed.

3:37 PM  

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