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Friday, August 04, 2006

Tough time for Will Poole

Will Poole has a sprained knee and won't be practicing at least until next week, in what is a setback from his return from reconstructive surgery.

I reported in today's editions of The Herald that Poole was limping badly at the end of practice Thursday. Today he didn't practice, but rather watched from a golf cart on the sidelines as he wore a considerable knee brace.

The injury is currently being diagnosed as a sprain but Poole is going to be extremely cautious because it is the same knee that caused him to miss all of last year.

He will see a doctor for a second opinion next week but will not practice until then.

Andre' Goodman, meanwhile, continues to work as a first-team cornerback in the absence of both Poole and starter Travis Daniels.

Goodman himself is trying to erase the memory of two major injuries -- a right knee and twice separated left shoulder -- that has hindered his career.

"It doesn't affect me whether they put me with the first-team or the third team, I go out and compete every day the same way," Goodman said.

Goodman is trying to learn new techniques that he says, "will definitely make me better."


Blogger Chris said...

So if the Dolphins had the Surtain trade to do all over again, knowing what they know now about Roth and the caliber of guys they are currently working with, would they still make the trade?

I daresay they wouldn't.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. Roth is showing signs of becoming an excellent pass rusher. Travis Daniels did a good job last year as a rookie and will only improve. Surtain's salary would have been a huge impediment in signing players, and his play wasn't that good, otherwise they wouldn't have overpaid for Ty Law.

5:15 PM  
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10:09 PM  
Anonymous Travis said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the blog. I'm in Laramie, WY, and it is tough to keep up on the team. The blog makes it easier, so thanks.

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Jon said...

Chris, yes they would. Surtain is what, 30-31 now? He also received a 10 million signing bonus I believe. It wasn't about talent or that they didn't like him, it was basically a long term decision for the team. If they wouldn't had traded him he would have been a FA last year. Then they would have had to Franchis him or let him walk and get nothing in return. Resigning him for that much money when he only has a year or 2 left in his prime would have been A Wannstedt move. Now trading O-Gun was moronic

5:59 PM  
Anonymous swine said...

I noticed that Marty Booker wasn't on the depth chart that was posted today on the herald. What gives?

11:06 PM  

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