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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

LIVE CHAT today (WED.) at 2 p.m.

First of all, I want to thank you once again. Once again last month, for the third consecutive month, Dolphins In Depth was the most popular sports blog at The Miami Herald. And for the third consecutive month, you guys came on here in higher numbers than you did the month before.

Pretty impressive considering the team everyone on here cares about -- with the exception of a couple of stray Jets fans -- is struggling with a 0-12 record. Last month you guys came on here to the tune of approximately 140,000. Thank you. I am humbled by your allegiance.

And to reward you today, I am going to let you talk to .... ME!!!

At 2 p.m. you can come on here and we'll discuss, debate and try to answer your Dolphins concerns and questions. I'll be on here a minimum of 40 minutes. Maybe longer, depending on press conference schedules.

So once again, thank you. And let's meet back at 2.

By the way, if you want to leave your questions in advance, I'll check in a little early and answer those first.

127 Comments:

Anonymous NashPhin said...

Armando:

I enjoy the blog. I understand the rational fan would be hesitant to fire a new coach after his first year for any circumstances. However, looking ahead, if Cameron does end up at 0-16, don't you almost have to can him? In the modern NFL, it seems like it's an amazing feat of putridity to lose all of the games. Surely, our personnel is not 0-16 bad by itself.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Brian C. said...

Hey Armando,

If we get the 1st pick this year,would you give us an idea of what you would do with that pick?

Would you take McFadden or would you look at all offers and choose the best like maybe Dallas' two 1st's and another pick or maybe Atlanta's #1 and say Hall or something like that or any variation you might come up with?

I know we need a lot of help with D,OL,WR,TE etc. and each to varying degrees but McFadden will be the ALL TIME bust if he isnt one of the best in 10 or so years according to those who are supposed to know these things and was just wondering if you think we should get the best on the board or the best at a need position on the board.

Thanks Armando..have a great day and thanks for your articles.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous MT Rick said...

RE Keith Traylor's comments after the Jets game: what players do you THINK he's referring to, that are packing it in and not playing hard? Any ideas? or do you not want to name them here?

11:19 AM  
Anonymous dccc said...

hey mando - My question is, given that to some degree, everyone in the dolphins organization is responsible for the current record, to what actual percentage would you assign the following blame of our winless record?

1. Cam and coaching
2. Mueller and team building
3. Past managers/coaches
4. Our current team makeup
5. Our injuries

thanks in advance

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Unfortunately I have a meeting at 2:00 and will be unable to join you.

My prevailing thought is the players need to step up and decide they want to win a game. Cameron certainly is largely responsible for the current record, but let's face it, we haven't won with the last 4 coaches. Personnel decisions have played a huge role in that but I think any team in the NFL is capable of one win.

This comes down to the heart of the guys on the field. They need to be called out as much as the coach. Shut up and play the game. If they lay everything on the line and come away with a lose then I'll accept that. But I don't see any heart being displayed on field especially after one moment of adversity.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Phil18042 said...

The 2007 Dolphins made an investment in youth, & with youth comes inexperience & growing pains. I think that unless the team losses faith in CAm's ability to lead them he should be retained. YOu simply do not cash out your investment after 1 bad year.

Everyone talks about the players & the bad drafts Cam inherited. I'd like to know how much of the coaching staff that Cam inherited may not be a good match for the man. Is Capers ego (or anyone elses) a factor at all?

Assuming Cam doesn't loose the team &/or get fired ... Who do you think would be a good canidate this offseason for Offensive Coordinator. Please dont say M. Mularky(sp).

What are the odds we are able to sign M. Turner (chargers RB) this offseason?

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Andyrew said...

Armando, why do the dolphins keep David Martin in when he is not recieving? he is the WORST blocking tight end i have ever seen, Justin Peele is much better at blocking than him.

I remember against the Steelers when Jesse Chatman tried to block a defender low the guy just jumped over him and helped sack Beck, then the analysts laid all the balme on Chatman. Well they forgot that Martin compltely let his guy go as well when Beck was actually sacked by two guys. (even if Chatman had stuck his block Martin screwed it up anyways... royally)

David Martin is the least talked about big problem the dolphins have and one of the reasons we have missed the endzone so many times.

Some one tell me I'm not crazy!

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Dave E said...

The biggest concern I have about the new management / coaching staff is that the 10 rookies that made this team haven't had any real foundational impact on this team.

Our special teams (punts, kickoffs) have been absolutely horrible. Regan Mauia, Mike Fififta, Paul Soliai, etc. While they have had considerable playing time, they simply have not had any foundational impact on this team.

The best surprise of this year has to be Rodrique Wright, who as a Nick Saban draft pick. Or even Jason Allen.

This is a clear indictment of Joe Bailey, Cam Cameron, Randy Mueller combination has not improved this team over last year.

Thats my biggest concern.

1:13 PM  
Blogger j dizzle said...

Mando I'll be back at 2pm just wanted to get my questions in early.
1.Are the findings from the internal audit going to be made public??

2.With all the prasies from the coaching staff about Ricky Williams and his intelligence,is there a chance he'll be back in Dolphins uniform next season??

3. If asked do you think Cam would take a demotion to OC?? If Wayne wanted to bring in Marty??

Be back at 2pm.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Dolphin Fan living in H*ll said...

I am a lifelong Dolphin fan stuck living in Boston. Is it wrong for me at this point to want to see the Patriots lose one more than I want to see the Dolphins win one? As bad as things are in Miami, they feel 10x worse when you're living in Patriot nation.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My biggest concern at the moment is Cam Cameron losing the team. I have been a supporter of Cam and Randy Mueller, and still think Randy has done a solid B+ this first year of his control. The grade would be higher had Porter's output been as good earlier what it has been the last 3 games.

Until the past week, I was also completely for keeping Cameron. The offense did grow under Trent Green, and he helped prove Ronnie Brown was not a bust. I even liked the Ginn/Beck draft and the way they have been eased into the lineup.

However, when players like Jason Taylor, Keith Traylor, Vonnie Holliday, and Will Allen start grumbling, something is amiss. Is their dissatisfaction with Cam, or is it with Capers? Or is it frustration in general?

Bottom line- if they do not buy into the system, they will be unhappy and unproductive. The last thing we need is ANOTHER head coach and ANOTHER system for everyone to learn. But if the foundation of team is not buying into Cam's system, on or the other has to go.

Any light you can shed on the players and their respect, or lack of, the system, will be most appreciated.

Matt in NC

1:23 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

OK, let's start a little early...

Nashphin:I agree the Miami pesonnel is not 0-16 awful. Awful. But not 0-16 awful. Having said that, I've been told it will be hard for the Dolphins to can Cam. The thinking among some inside the organization is you have to give the guy one more year to make it work -- even if he goes winless.

The caveat to that is if he is winless and loses the locker room. Then things change.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Damn, of all the questions I've asked in the past. I have a chance now, and can't think of a thing!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Brian, luckily I am not naking the pick for the Dolphins. They have SOOOOO many needs. That's why I'd love a trade down to acquire multiple picks IN THE FIRST ROUND.

But if they absolutely must make the pick at No. 1, I would take the best guy available, the safetest pick I know will be a star.

I think that would be Glenn Dorsey.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Sal said...

Armando,

Do you think Wayne will fire Cam after just one season as the Dolphins head coach?

Cam inherited a bad team that has become pathetic this season. This team didn't become pathetic overnight. The bad drafts of prior administrations, trading away draft picks for mediocre players, and the defense getting older are reasons why this team stinks. Not to mention the rash of injuries this season are all contributing factors to being 0-12.

Cam and Mueller need time. They need time to instill their philosophy and need players who believe in their program. Those players who don't believe in Cam's program need to go!!!

I can't believe how some Fans think that he needs to get fired after just 12 games. Look at Jimmy Johnson's and Bill Walsh's first season as head coaches...they were not so good and those coaches became very successful.

Go Fins!!!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Mt. Rick: I have no idea what other players Traylor might have been talking about.

No one, in my opinion, played with much emotion during Sunday's game.

I do know this: Keith Traylor hasn't exactly played stellar in every game this season.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Armando, what do you think will happen to players like JT and Zack after this season? Do we have a defined core we are willing to build around?

1:39 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

DCCC:

1. Cam and coaching: 10 percent
2. Mueller and team building: 5 percent
3. Past managers/coaches -45 percent.
4. Our current team makeup: 30 percent
5. Our injuries: 10 percent

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Sal said...

Armando,

Absolutely correct...I would hate to be the person making the decision on who to take with the #1 pick. I agree...it would be smart to trade that pick for mulitple picks. Depending on the order and the needs...I expect that Miami can move that #1 and select G. Dorsey later on in the first round but I think that they would still have to stay in the top 5. Remember...Atlanta might be a good trading partner. I bet that Petrino would love to have Bhrom as his qb of the future since he coached him in college.

Go Fins!!!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

I don't ever know what to ask at this point....How about potential prospect free-agents? Who's on the bubble this year? And who MIGHT we pursue? According to your last statement this year's misery will continue through next year with this incompetant coach. How about, do you think boycotting merchadise/home games would sway Wayne into fielding a team worth watching?

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Dirty 305 said...

Mando,

Last night with Kevin Rodgers you said that you need to get a new girlfriend before you dump your old one (referring to Cam Cameron). Do you see any hot girlfriends out there that might be available for us? Lets stay away from those college girls, they don't seem to work very well!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Phil18042:

I don't think Capers ego is a problem. I think he inconsistent strategy has been.

Offensive coordinator? Trent Green? Offensive quality control coach Marvin Marshall?


As to Turner, the Dolphins have much better places to spend their cap space than on a free agent RB -- a backup at that.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Chase said...

I originally thought we should draft Mcfadden, but after reading what others thought about the situation, I actually changed my mind. Especially after seeing the last game, it made me realize how many other positions need to be filled.

Armandon, My question for you is do you think we should rebuild the offense or aging defense first?

1:52 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Andrew, I agree Justin Peelle is the most productive, most consistent TE on the Dolphins.

Which tell me Dallas Clark might be a nice fit in free agency.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Sal said...

Do you thing Y. Bell's injury was the single most factor for our poor defensive play?

Our defense wasn't that great last season until Y. Bell was inserted as the starter almost at the mid-point of the season. Once Saban made Y. Bell the starter the defense finally began to click and play much better. I really think that Y. Bell is much more valuable to this team than people think.

Go Fins!!!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dave E: Your facts are wrong on many levels.

The Dolphins currently start five rookies -- Beck, Ginn, Satele, Fields, and Mauia. And while none are going to the Pro Bowl, I would suggest to you that is the nucleus of the offense next year, which speaks to them being "foundational."

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Keith Strawn said...

A lot of pundits have tabbed the New York Knicks as the worst franchise in sports. Don't you think it's time the Dolphins garner some support?

1:57 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Jdizzle:

1. No.
2. Yes.
3. No, unfortunately. And I've been told Schottenheimer isn't too keen on the idea of coaching again.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Armando,
If the the Patriots end up with 2nd overall pick behind us, don't we have to take McFadden to keep from him killing us twice a year with New England. We can always trade him later in the draft to someone else.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

dolphin fan in h*ll:

Here's an idea, root for both things to happen. I have confidence in your capacity.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Matt in NC:

I have never spoken to a Dolphins player this year who told me he thought Cam Cameron is a great coach.

Having said that, I believe the frustration to be in the fact the team is winless more than with Cameron himself. He's not their hero, to be sure, but I think they respect him.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Marc:

Dallas Clark, Asante Samuel, Albert Haynesworth. How's that for a major injection of talent?

2:04 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

The Trading down thing in the draft is always a great idea, but nobody does it any more, & most likely, we will have to select a player at the number 1 slot. That is a ton of money to wrap up in one pick. Some team just has to fall in love with a guy & be a little bit Dumb to do it.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

How about another, if possible. Since we traded Chambers and freed up all that cap space, have you changed your mind about JT? Don't you think it would be nice for him to be a Dolphins HOF'er?

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Noah said...

Do you personally believe that if the Dolphins go 0-16 Cam Cameron should be reatained as head coach? I'm not sure how I feel as he's made some nice moves but also some absolutely horrendous ones as well. I look no further than not running Ronnie harder the first few weeks of the season. Is it indicative of his overall inability to be a head coach or just inheriting a team that has been mismanaged for years?

2:06 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chase, I don't buy the idea of rebuilding only one or the other. Do both!!! At the same time!!! They'll have 10, maybe more picks next year. Upgrade both sides of the ball.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous jed said...

There are multiple, multiple, multiple reasons to fire Cam.

Questionable personnel decisions, mismanagement of personnel, really bad game decisions, inability to inspire and energize players (as Don Shula himself mentioned in a recent talk), inability to win. On and on and on, the list of negatives far outweighs any thread of hope that would cause Wayne to punt another season under Cam.

Only a fool would seriously keep Cam around another season.

No reason to postpone agony, but not much difference between firing Cam now or the end of the season. Either way, he should be fired. Really, the probability of Dolphins winning four games and Beck beating the Patriots like the next Bob Griese are slim to zero.

Cam exhibits nothing to make us believe he is going to transform the Dolphins into one of the elite teams in the league. Fire him.

CanCam.Net

You'd be wise to join the CanCam bandwagon to avoid being labeled a fool for straddling the fence on Cam's fate when its so painfully obvious Cam is unfit to lead the Dolphins.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dirty 305: I don't know how hot you would say this is but, how about talking to Cowher?

2:08 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Since the draft is obviously the future of the Dolphins, have we made any changing to the scouting staff?

2:08 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Sal, I think there is NO SINGLE factor that led to the demise of the defense.

Age, Nick Saban leaving, Capers not maximizing players, injuries including Bell and Zach Thomas and Renaldo Hill all played a factor.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Sorry, on a roll now...Just a follow-up...With any of those FA's you mentioned, what are the odds we would pursue them, or that they would take the job?

2:11 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Keith Strawn: The Knicks are the most dysfunctional franchise. The Dolphins have the worst productivity.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Steve, Jimmy Johnson once told me that you draft your players and don't worry about the ones the other teams got.

I don't think the dolphins will pick someone based on them hoping he doesn't go to somebody else.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Armando, what are the chances of me getting a press-pass and shadowing you for a day?

2:15 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Marc, on the JT question: I think the Dolphins do what they think is best for them, dispassionately. Can't make personnel decisions based on emotion.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Noah, I haven't made up my mind on Cameron yet. You're asking what my opinion will be in four weeks. I don't know yet because I see some good and, obviously, a lot of bad.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Well, the follow-up to JT then would be. He's STILL the most productive player on defense. Would he not do us more good than a draft pick? Also, when you start flushing vets we all have seen what happens....

2:17 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

There is only one solution. Since Randy and Cam are both suspect, someone needs to evaluate THEM. That person is Bill Parcells. Wayne needs to open his wallet and pay Bill Parcells 50 million over 5 years to oversee all fooball operations! Parcells brought 2franchises back from the dead. He knows how to evaluate personnel, run a draft and coach. What do you think??

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Noah said...

Yeah, you sound like me...I try to give the guy some credit but I just don't know if he's cut out for it. Searching for answers just like everyone else I guess. Given the Dolphins cap situation (pretty good i assume) what are the chances we end up with Haynesworth, Samuel, or Clark, or just one or two of the three? How actively do you feel the front office will pursue these guys?

2:19 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Marc, I believe there will be changes to the scouting department made AFTER the draft.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Armando,
I understand your point about not drafting to keep players away from other teams, but will it make you sick to see Mcfadden who probably has the highest potential of all the picks going to New England, just because we have a really good back already? I think you have to take the guy that is the best player & not worry about who else on your team plays that position. Ronnie has played fullback before & you need two good backs in this league now.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Marc, if those guys are not re-signed by their old teams, i would think the chances are very good the Dolphins pursue.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Noah, VERY ACTIVE. They have something like $23 million worth of cap room projected. That's a lot of room to be active.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mando,

Do you think that Cameron would ever accept a demotion to o-coordinator if Bill Cowher were to express interest and be named Head Coach?
CTFINSFAN

2:22 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

AFTER the draft? AFTER? Please tell me you're joking or elaborate a little on how that would be beneficial?

2:24 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Steve, don't get me wrong. I believe the Dolphins will definitely take the highest-rated guy on their board.

But the questions wasn't who I think the Dolphins will take. That is not settle yet and won't be for several months.

The question was who would I take... I would take Dorsey, understanding that we are five months away from the actual draft and things can change.

The reason i'd take Dorsey is this team has the No. 32 overall run defense. You can't win if you can't stop the run.

If they get Haynesworth, that would probably change in my mind.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Noah said...

Cool. Keep up the good work. I for one will continue to cheer on this team until the day I die.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

CTFINSFAN: In a word, NO.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Ray said...

What about the special teams coach? Do you think the fish will upgrade there? Tell me again they let Jason go to Dallas?

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Dolphunzzz said...

Armando:
I believe that Cam might be playing out the games a night before on Madden 2008 on Playstation 3. I think he runs the same exact plays as the computer runs for the Dolphins in the game. What do you think?

2:26 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Marc, AFTER the draft for several reasons.

1. If you fire them now, they take all their information with them.

2. There is no way to replace anyone now so who would do the scouting and information gathering between now and April?

3. Most personnel dept. contract run out in May, which is after the draft.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Ray: the cut Kerry Reed yesterday because he wasn't getting the job done on special teams. if they're firing players for failing on special teams, I think the coach should be held to the same standard.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Dolphunzzz, I'll take this one....I think if he did that he'd have more success, lol

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Phil18042 said...

I wouldnt be suprised if as a result of their internal audit Capers is let go after the season.

I say this because I feel like the Dolphins will give Cam the benefit of the doubt unless he looses the Locker Room. Givin the season we are having, even though injuries & other factors add in, someones head has got to roll.

Rightly or wrongly I think that will be Capers.

How likely do you think a scenario like that would be?

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mando,

I agree with th Glenn Dorsey option. At number 1 it makes a lot of sense. If you were to rate the needs of this team(top 5) by positions, how would you do it?

I know they need a lot and it's hard for me to evaluate what they really need when EVERYBODY seems to be playing poorly.

CTFINSFAN

2:30 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Armando,
What do you think about the dolphins selecting a QB with their 2nd round pick again this year. You will get a guy with NFL ability at that pick, & have him compete with Beck this summer. If Beck doesn't work out, you have a great pick, if they both work out, you can trade the guy for a 1st round pick. This way you don't have that 1st round money invested in a QB & you double your chances of getting the most important postion on your team filled with a great player.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous CA FIN FAN said...

Armando

What are the chances of JT coming back next year?

2:31 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

dolphunzzz: The thing is on Madden, the plays work sometimes.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Phil18042 said...

Steve I like the way you think. It reminds me of what ROn WOlfe In Green Bay used to do yearly.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it bad timing with Joe Toledo having to be activated or not since they sat Liewinski sunday ? I mean wouldn't it of been nice to have Toledo now and get him reps at RG for next year ?

-Mitch

2:33 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Ca fin fan: I would say 60-40 against, but the trade value has to be right == like a good second round pick.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous mf52dolphin said...

Armando,
In the case if Cleveland misses the playoffs, then Dallas could offer a deal where they would offer both 1st round picks (20 and 30), 2nd round, and 3rd round in 2008, and the first rounder in 2009? If Dorsey looks like damaged goods(Dorsey looks like a repeat of Steve Entman dominating college defensive tackle, but injured and not much as a pro), would you take this this deal for the 1st pick?

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they really think Crowder is the MLB of the future, he doesn't look like it to me, he looks lost.


-Mitch

2:34 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

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2:34 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Mitch, Toledo was not a factor in Liwienski being benched. They like Lekerkerkerkerkerkerkerkerkerkerker. And Lekkerkerkerkerkerkerker is working on first team today in the portion of practice the media is allowed to watch.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Travis Daniels this year ? Also is Jason Allen playing well or is it a mirage ?

-Mitch

2:36 PM  
Anonymous CaneFin13 said...

Armando: Have you heard any rumblings from the players about Cam's recent conservative playcalling and decision making? Its quite the paradox b/c Cam has shown he is willing to take risks (ie going for alot of 4th downs this year). Has the game plan been dumbed down b/c Beck is a rookie or does Cam just not trust the players on this team? Either way, I think its time to open up the offense. I'd rather seen them lose being agressive than to see them lose throwing 4 yard routes all game.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think they keep Hadnot, OG's got alot of money last year in FA, is he worth it ?

-Mitch

2:37 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Hey, thanks Mandy, this was super cool of you. It's nice to hear from someone with a little perspective who actually talks to the team and players. Which is probably why you've become so popular recently. We're all lookin' for answers! So, that's a no on the press pass?

2:37 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Marc, you are correct about the press pass. But good try.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Mitch: A question for you: Spend on Hadnot or Alan Faneca? You make the call.

2:38 PM  
Blogger CA FIN FAN said...

This just must be said to the beck critics. You cant be successful passing with no run game! And im sorry but jesse chatman and cobbs dont show that threat of being a threat well at all. Beck is in a situation right now where he has no weapons at all on offense. So to say the fins should draft a QB in this years upcoming draft seems almost ridiculous. Miami has alot of holes to fill. Can they fill them via draft or free agency probably not. But stopping the run and the 2 back system along with a QUALITY tightend should be a good start.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous MT Rick said...

Thanks Armando, you're the man!

(ps. Lekkerkerkerkerkerker -- funny!)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

mf52dolphin: YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Ronnie doing, do you see him around the facility ?

-Mitch

2:40 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

What if I write you a story; or an essay? LOL

2:41 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Mitch: Crowder is not lost, but he's not as good as Zach Thomas.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Dirty 305 said...

Mando,

You need to spend money on Hadnot instead of Faneca, because 1)He is your guy, and you need to keep your guys if you want stability & 2)He is much younger. Correct?

Are there any receivers out there we can bring in during free agency, we all know Booker is coming back next year, what are we going to do at WR?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Ca fin fan, I understand we have lots of holes on this team & many needs but if you don't fix the QB position, you can't do anything, period. Not saying Beck isn't the guy, but why not take that chance, increase your odds of fixing this postion. It would be worth it. They may both work and & you get another 1st round pick down the road.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Dirty 305 said...

I mean Booker is not coming back

2:44 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

Armando:

There is only one solution. Since Randy and Cam are both suspect, someone needs to evaluate THEM. That person is Bill Parcells. Wayne needs to open his wallet and pay Bill Parcells 50 million over 5 years to oversee all fooball operations! Parcells brought 2franchises back from the dead. He knows how to evaluate personnel, run a draft and coach. Is this possible?

2:44 PM  
Anonymous PhinFan20 said...

What round do you see Colt Brennan going in. To me he seems like the best QB in the draft. If he beats Georgia I think he'll rise the way Jamarcus did last year. Why no public love for Colt?

2:44 PM  
Anonymous James A said...

Armando,

Any word on Ronnie Brown's rehab? Is he around the guys in the locker room?

James

2:44 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

James, Ronnie is back in the locker room these days. he is still limping but he's not using crutches.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARMANDO CAMERON IS A TERRIBLE NFL COACH AND MUELLER IS A TERRIBLE GM END OF STORY WHEN IS THIS FRANCHISE GOING TO BRING IN FOOTBALL PEOPLE LIKE PARCELLS OR COWHER INSTEAD OF GUYS LIKE JOE BAILEY BRYAN WEED ETC AGAIN NOT FOOTBALL GUYS ITS SO SAD THIS FRANCHISE IS RUN LIKE A HIGH SCHOOL TEAM IF IM WAYNE I SMARTEN UP AND GET IT RIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL COME JANUARY 2008 HE MUST!THIS TEAM WILL FINISH 0-16.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Have you seen how skinny Colt's arms are, he doesn't look like an NFL QB to me, we'll see.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

phinfan20: Brennan plays in hawaii so we're all sleeping when he's playing. I think he goes in the second or third round.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Guys, Cameron press conference starting. Leave your questions and I'll be back later to answer.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF the PAtriots were willing to give us a 1st round pick for JT do we take it?

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think drafting another quarterback in the second round makes sense. Although it may cause some issues in the short run, it's a good idea to have an NFL-caliber quarterback in waiting all the time. Quarterbacks don't seem to get hurt often but when they do, teams often lose focus and hope for the season.(Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, etc.) Also, the prospect of trading one for a high draft pick is a solid idea as well. The Packers picked up Aaron Rogers in the first even though they have a starter and the Bills picked up Trent Edwards. Smart moves in the long run even though some egos were hurt probly in the short run.

2:48 PM  
Blogger marcus said...

Does Edmond Miles seem to be in the future linebacker plans or strictly a special teamer?

2:53 PM  
Anonymous mf52dolphin said...

Armano,
From what you have seen, is Jason Allen a keeper as a starting safety? If yes, would Allen and a healthy Yermiah Bell be a good enough safety tandem to be an upper level NFL tandem? If not would Allen be better served with a rangy good cover safety(Brock Marion type), or a hitter type safety(Louis Oliver type)?

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando,

Lo. Booker got some action with mismatches against slower LB's, why wasn't he used sooner?

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Chase said...

Armando,
How would you react if the dolphins traded multiple picks for Deangelo Hall?

3:10 PM  
Anonymous UCF fin fan said...

Mando, I just got one of my Hanukkah presents this morning, a Ronnie Brown Jersey. Please tell me there are NO talks of trading Ronnie for draft picks.

Also, UCF's Kevin Smith is still undecided about the draft, right now he leads the FBS in rushing/scoring/rushing TDs and is 181 yards shy of breaking Barry Sanders single season rushing record with one game left to play(188 YPGA). He is projected as an early second rounder, any chance the fins would be looking at Miami's own future star if he comes out?

3:35 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Kirty305: It's an opinion and I am of the opinion you upgrade and Faneca is a pro bowl player and the other guy is not.

And Booker is NOT coming back next year.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Armando, Cam's mannerisms and the way he handles his players reminds me of Tony Dungy. There is of course one glaring difference between the two. Mr. Dungy has Peyton Manning! Where as we do not have such a luxury. I think that in the heat of the moment we are going through, we need to remember that guy's like Cameron can succeed with the right players in place. I know that Cam has made his share of game time mistakes, but so would any rookie coach who has inherited a team who is as lost as our team is. I say, we should wait another year and see what Cam can do with a team that is structured a lot better before the season starts. As if this team wasn't already embarrassing enough. How much more embarrassing do you think we could be if we change to our 5th coach in 10 years?!

3:59 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

UCF, the NFL trade deadline passed in October. There are no trade talks going on right now around the league.

And when they do begin, I don't think Brown will be included for several reasons involving his contract and injury status.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chase, what picks do you speak of for Hall?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Anonymous: Change is a two-edged sword. You change and set the franchise back, you've set the franchise back.

You change and improve the situation, things are better.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

mf52dolphin: Jason Allen has done well since he got his opporunity. No quarterback has exposed him as a weak link in the secondary.

Does that make him a Pro Bowl player? No, not yet. Just like it was unfair to call him a bust the first 12 months he wasn't contributing, it's unfair to say he's a star the first four games after he's finally started.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Joel said...

Mando,

Do you think Wayne brings back Cam but with a stipulation that he hires an offensive coordinator?

That's probably the best case scenario, you can't go 0-16 and not make any coaching changes.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Anonymous, first round pick for JT? Think about what you're saying.

They don't have their own pick because that was taken away in spygate by the commissioner.

they have SF's first rounder which could be a top 5-8 pick. Do I take that for JT? Right now.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

OK men, that's all for now. Thanks for the questions. I think this went pretty well.

Nobody called me a moron.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In order to get through the remainder of this season, do you recommend alcohol, or a prescription antidepressant?

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Brett said...

What Miami Dolphins player's father is in the Secret Service?

Brett

4:18 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

In order to get through the remainder of this season, do you recommend alcohol, or a prescription antidepressant?

I'd recommend a combination of both.

And Mandy, you're a moron!, just for novelties sake.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Cam Cameron said...

Ted Ginn is a Miami Dolphin.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Papa J said...

Each week after every dolphin game I find myself wanting to take a flying leap into a toxic dump. Is that normal Armando?

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Lenny said...

Hey Armando, instead of Asante Samuel who alot of people think is just a "system guy", how about Bob Sanders and Albert Haynesworth?

Then we could use most of those draft picks on offense.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

If Asante Samuel is a system guy, I say dump whatever system you're running and adopt that system because it obviously works and Samuel kicks butt.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Joe Toledo's dad was in the secret service. And Brett, he's got dirt on you.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Papa J, normally lowering yourself slowly into the gurgling toxic juices of the dump is the reaction of choice. Wanting to LEAP into the pool of toxic poison is extreme. You need professional help.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Phins Fan In Da Pacific said...

Armando/phinfan20--

re: Colt Brennan

I've been a diehard Dolphins fan since '72, lived in Miami for 30 years, been in Hawaii for the last 5.

While y'all we're sleeping I DID see Colt play every game this year.

I once was REAL skeptical about him- too skinny, lame-o WAC competition, funny throwing motion, etc...but now I'm a believer.

This kid can thread the needle, throw jawdropping long balls, and at times shows Favre-like elusiveness. But most of all-- he has that undefinable 'X' factor. He's a natural leader, and just knows how to win, baby.

The Dolphins would be wise to drop a 2nd rounder for Colt. Beck may or may not be the future; it's not smart to hang all our QB hopes on waiting for him to develop (or not). Sure, Colt is skinny, but he can always bulk up-- plus he has the advantage of not already being 27 years old next season.

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando,
I just found out about this blog recently and really enjoy it. Its how I get my Dolphins fix in the absence of finheaven.com

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

phins fan

my thoughts exactly on Brennan, I say draft him and let him and Beck compete for the starting job, that way if one doesnt develope your not stuck with your hand in the cookie jar with nothing to fall back on. Since Beck was a 2nd round pick there is not a lot of cap money tied to him.

For those who want to draft another running back WE ALREADY HAVE 2 GOOD ONES Ronnie was having a grat year before he got hurt and for the little amount of money they are paying Ricky they need oto keep him also.

So draft a qb (Brennan) in the first and 2 receivers in the 2nd, the offense becomes dangerous with Ronnie and Ricky running the ball and either Beck Or Brennan throwing to a very talented young receiving corp.

Build the defense back up with free agents and the rest of the draft

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Constantine Sucks said...

I say that Brett guy quit acting like this is a Quiz Show and say something useful.

2:24 PM  

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