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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Nuggets from breakfast with Sparano [UPDATED]

Tony Sparano talked with the media for 64 minutes today. Interestingly, the Dolphins rookie coach had a small mob of reporters around him even as established coaches like Mike Tomlin and Jack Del Rio had only a couple of guys around them.

Some nuggets:

Ronnie Brown, recovering from a torn ACL, is expected back by training camp.

On if Ronnie will be ready for training camp:

"We'll see how the thing goes right now but I think in our minds Ronnie should be ready for training camp," Sparano said.

Sparano admitted the team has no starting RT right now. He said the team has Vernon Carey penciled in at LT and Drew Mormino at LG. Yikes!

His front seven on defense were LE Matt Roth, NT Jason Ferguson, RE Randy Starks, OLBS Jason Taylor and Joey Porter and ILBS Channing Crowder and Reggie Torbor. When asked about Vonnie Holliday, Sparano corrected himself and put the vet in the starting lineup.

Starks is having a bad day, having been benched in favor of Holliday in the span of one hour.

Sparano said he still isn't certain whether the team will run a 3-4 or 4-3, although its obvious they want to run a 3-4.

He said no one other than Jason Taylor has missed the conditioning program that began last week.

He said Lorenzo Booker "jumps off the film," when he studies the player. He said Ted Ginn and Derek Hagan are having a great offseason and added that Ginn "has great ability," and is improving his route-running.

And he insisted the Dolphins want to keep Jason Taylor rather than trade him because he's a good player.

On specific players:

Nate Jones -- “Honestly, one of the things that we did when we came here and watched all this film is we saw a lot of young players back there that we were really excited about. When we watched them, that they had a lot of upside and they got us curious. So we thought when we were watching these guys, that maybe there were a few more pieces back there than we thought. So we’re interested and excited to get them out on the field. Now Nate is a guy that has played for us and again, he’s one of those that people think you signed a special teams player but for us, he’s a guy who’s going to compete to be a corner. And one thing I know about Nate Jones is that he competes and he competes hard every single day.”

S Keith Davis and S Chris Crocker -- “Keith Davis honestly is one of the toughest players that we’ve had the opportunity to coach. This is tough and he brings toughness to your team. And Crocker is a guy I’ve played against several times in our league and we think he’s outstanding safety, cover guy. He always gets some hands on some balls and it’s no secret there’s guys hurt in our secondary right now. And that can’t be an area where we have guys hurt and have success in our league.”

On LB Charlie Anderson -- “Charlie Anderson we’ve had the opportunity in Dallas to play against an awful lot. We played him in the preseason, we played him once or twice in the regular season. And we get out on the field and he just jumps out at you because he’s this big, good looking guy that can run and he presents some problems that way. He’s a young player, like a few of these guys we’ve signed that’s looking for an opportunity. But he gives you that big linebacker we need in our league to be durable that maybe can help in some pass rush but can still play in coverage and do some things that way.”

Is he outside or inside?
Charlie has the ability to play in two spots for us and we’re not sure where we’re going to be with him, but we’re going to start him outside.”

On WR Ernest Wilford -- “Our history has been that we have those kind of receivers – Keyshawn, Terrell – those big physical receivers. But Ernest, honestly, he’s a guy that jumped out at us as a guy that could really make a difference for us and complement some of the players we have right now. So he’s coming in and he knows he has a great opportunity to compete as well.”

Is Travis Daniels a CB or S -- “Right now we’re going to look at him as a corner, with the safeties we brought in. We know he has the ability to play two positions back there and on game day that’s important. On game day you’re looking for guys that can do more and Travis is a young player we feel can do a few things back there. He’s one of those young guys we’re excited about watching, but we’re going to start him right now at corner.”

Where to play Jason Allen -- “He’s played both and that’s a luxury for us. Right now as the process goes on we’ll look at him at a safety spot and then we’ll see where we go from there. But the more things you can do back there, the better off we’re going to be.”on Jason Allen --


Anonymous MartinK said...

Thanks for the updates 'Mando. PFT says that JT is announcing his retirement from the NFL tonight on Dancing w/ the Has-Beens. Any truth to that?

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude its april fools day. JT is not retiring.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Red Dog said...

I'd say Holliday in for Roth would make more sense. Great that someone is now noticing Booker. I heard last year he was practicing at slot receiver also. Wonder if this regime will continue that or just keep him at RB. Hagan has had his chance in my opinion. The knock on him from his senior bowl was dropped passes...and he never stopped. Hopefully he isn't giving Ginn any pointers....
I for one have loved rooting for JT thru the years (my wife wears his jersey, AWESOME for my self-esteem), but all signs point to him elsewhere this year. I don't agree with this approach of giving vets slack time in offseason programs. No matter how many years you have, its a TEAM effort. At least let's remove the title of team leader from him.
Who knows what to believe out of the coaches mouths this time of year, but Sparano's brief memory loss of Holliday in the rotation remind me of "not commenting" on Zack Thomas......

10:41 AM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

JT is not retiring this year.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Scott said...


Isnt Smiley a LG? Why would Mormino be penciled in there?

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man i can't wait untill draft day. The dolphins should draft mCfadden and then a whole bunch of teams including the patriots would be willing to trade. If we dont draft him watch a team like the rams draft him and then get a whole bunch of pickgd in return. I hope Bill and co
make the right decision.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

You cannot write Hagan off. Though he clearly isn't the number one guy anymore he is likely the number three. It takes receivers three years to blossom in this league and thought he probably will alwasy be ball-dropper, you have to let him play out his rookie contract and try to develop him. Maybe Wilford's presence will motivate him.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You spent so much time writing your last blog that stated the obvious and repeated things you have already written (that we allready know) and then you get some real info on what is going on and you gloss over it with no real thought. Though I noticed you managed to make fun of Sparano (for forgetting Holliday) and take a couple more jabs at the team . Good job as usual. How did the interview at the Enquirer go? Enquiring minds want to know,,,,,,I want to know!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Beau said...

We need to take Jake Long. If we take him, look for Beck to have a similar year to Derek Anderson for two reasons. One, Jake Long is left-handed and a natural left tackle. He naturally thinks to the left. While he may not be as athletic as Joe Thomas, he is nastier and more aggressive on the field. Todd McShay gave Long a 98 of 100 as opposed to Thomas' 99 of 100. Carey is a great RT and we need to get him back over their as soon as possible.

The other, most important reason is that he is a better quarterback. Anderson isn't that good, he just had all day to throw the ball due to Thomas.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

I always laugh at the people talking about drafting McFadden.

Still it seems that this team will only get value for the #1 pick if they draft him and then trade him. I doubt it would happen, because we could get stuck with him at $35M guaranteed.

But still if we drafted him everyone would know we wanted to unload him and they would still have the leverage. I don't know Parcells history well enough to know if he would engage in that kind of game and knowing he lost out on Long, Long, and Gholston while he was at it.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Armando,
Why don't you approach the NFL owners, and ask them why they should be allowed to posses over a billion dollars, while other members of this country can't afford to heat their homes?

Professional sports should be socialized. It would be th just thing to do.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good observation, Scott. How much did we pay to get Smiley?


12:10 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Hey anonymous liberal,

Why don't you tell those people who can't heat their homes to stop having children they can't afford to care for? Why don't you tell them to use financial aid available to anyone who wants it to go to college and get an education so they can. Why don't you be thankful that billionaires pay all of the taxes these days in order to pay for all of these government programs that give hand outs to the needy (some) and lazy/irresponsible (more than some). Thank these rich guys for paying for all of the welfare checks and food stamps. That money comes from somewhere. Be careful who you vote for because the more you tax them the less willing they will be to be generous.

Ask your unnamed male presidential hopeful why he averaged less than 1 percent of his income in contributions to charity until he entered the race and now averages a whopping 4%, meanwhile the average conservative evil greedy capitalist averages more than 3 times the charitable contributions per dollar than the average compassionate socialist, not to mention the much higher percentage of taxes they pay. (I do this for a living, I know!)

I grew up poor and at 18 slept on a park bench because I had no home. I got a job stocking groceries and finally enrolled in school. Got an accounting degree and eventually my CPA and now make six figures.

So they wanna heat their home. Charities will help, but tell them to get an extra job and stop having babies.

By the way, I am a libertarian not a repub or dem. Screw em both.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron in Charlotte....

That may have been the best post I've ever read here.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Thanks, I hate the political posts on a sports blog but I guess I just got pushed over the edge a little...

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron In Charlotte ... I usually enjoy your football analysis, and now I can see a reason: As a Libertarian, you obviously have learned to think for yourself. Meanwhile, the two thousand-pound gorillas in the room (republican and democrat parties) continue their hegemony, actively seeking to limit the access of non-gorillas to ballots and government in general. And most Americans who even care about government waste time, energy and money in arguments about which big party is the more incompetent or evil. The gorillas are power-loving, freedom-hating twins.

Scott Small
Hermosa Beach, California
(My account never works so I'll sign here.)

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i still want to know whats going on with the Linebackers sit. if anderson really that impressive then why would we be drafting c.long, we have a pretty good starting linebacking core i think we should upgrade the MLB crowder is aveage at best and well tobor has been a backup so i think we need more help at MLB rather than at olb were we have porter, taylor, anderson, and we can draft someone in the later rounds, i say screw the draft points and get what you can to move down a lil and get more picks!!! what do u think???

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julio, do you have to copy and paste the same post on two different blogs?

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous ... y do u care, what r u the blog police??

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous... hey moron iam the one that copied that post who is julio??

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

julio is the person you stole it from on Omar's SS blog...

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and ur point is?? i know i copied it but hey i dint want to retype it i like the question this aint copyright its a blog for gods sake

1:10 PM  
Anonymous julio said...

Hey man, don't be stealing my posts. Learn 2 think for urself. Jacknut.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Ron in Charlotte,

I agree with you on Hagan. He is still fresh in the league he deserves at minimum on more year to prove himself. Not to mention he has not has much help. Let me get good, clutch player on the field it makes everyone look better. For example, how many of you think Sam Hurd or Patrick Crayton are elite receivers in the league or even above average for that matter? I know I personally do not. But look at how having someone like TO and Witten on the field makes them both better. Hagan can absolutely be a good number three if we get him some help. And by help our O-line would be great help in addition to receivers and a tight end. I also have enough faith in the new brass that if they did not cut the guy then he has some potential. Plus you all have to remember that is it only is possible that several of the players that have been signed will not make the 53 man roster.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

julio... i am the one who posted in the sunsentinal blog and i am the real julio and i could care less if anyone copies my post shyt i feel flatred by it so to the person who copied me thnx, i never did get an answer to my question and to the person who posted under my name get a life.... the real julio

1:28 PM  
Anonymous THE REAL, REAL JULIO said...


WORSHIP AT MY FEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn.. i never knew people would be so intrested in me but can we please get back to the dolphins


1:37 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

real real real julio...

i just shot cherry coke zero through my nose

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man, don't be stealing my posts. Learn 2 think for urself. Jacknut.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow... ron from charlotte just made a small comment on the ss blog bout everyone using my name lol damn i got me a fanclub so why is everyone so intrested in me???

julio from the ss blog

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny thing everyone so inrested bout julio yet no one has commented on his post lol

1:47 PM  
Anonymous the real, real julio said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so back to football... do u thing well draft a reciever and if so where in the draft

1:58 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

blah blah blah, man...

So the solution is to socialize pro football? Take money away from the owners to pay for people's heat?

Life isn't fair! If our debt is skyrocketing why is the government sending everyone $600? Well everyone who doesn't make too much money.

Since you asked, I couldn't possibly care less about Iraq or it's people. If they don't want to be tyrannized they should have done something about it. It isn't our business. If we need to blow Iraq off the map to protect our borders so be it. OUr job isnt to protect he world, it is to protect our people. I would rather my tax money go to helping poor americans than muslim iraqi's whose religion requires death to all infidels. Let the Jews and Muslims battle it out on their own. If they mess with us, make them pay swiftly.

Screw corporate taxes too. How about a national sales tax so drug dealers, pimps and illegal immigrants pay taxes too? How about a 10% tax on money wired to Mexico?

The truth is that there is relief and charity available to people in hard times. I have paid someone's mortgage that I didn't even know because I felt for their individual situation, but why keep giving when I am paying 47 cents on every dollar (including self-employed social security tax) in taxes.

It's lunch time every day before my money is my own.

And by the way, those guys who had to choose between eating or their home after losing their jobs...

First they can recover 1/3 of their income via unemployment tax.

Second, when they had their children, did they have sufficient savings and retirement in place to cover their expenses if they somehow became disabled or lost their jobs. I am insured against that type of scenario.

Did they pay for more home than they needed when they didn't have six months of expenses saved away if needed?

Are they living on credit already so if they don't have a job they can't use credit cards as a last resort to eat. I have $10,000 empty on a credit card that could get me thorugh if I needed it. I also have an IRA I could cash if I had to get by.

Did they smartly buy less house on a 15 year mortgage so they have equity in their home?

Did they buy a new TV or new furniture instead of contributing to a money market account or a retirement plan?

Do they have more car than they need financed for six years instead of four so they can as much as they want with a low payment?

Look I have a friend who has three kids and he and his wife make a combined total of 45k a year and they have a nice but modest home with plenty of equity, two paid off five year old cars bought used that run and look nice and excellent credit, one credit card that is paid off and he doesn't buy things he doesn't need.

I have sympathy for people who fall on hard times, but don't blame the rich because some people that live paycheck to paycheck aren't ready when tragedy strikes.

No rhetoric here, just someone who can take responsibility for my choices.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

Uh sorry Armando, but you are completely wrong about that Starks/Holliday comment. Starks and Holliday would project as starters at end in the 3-4. Roth is the one that would be benched, not Starks. Not a chance.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Bummer for Colt Brennan,

He is going to have surgery (I believe on his hip) he will be out for at least three months. He may go undrafted now.

For the skeptics I would give my sources but I was told by Mando to refrain from any kind of what he called plugging/advertisement.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chris, take up your argument with Tony Sparano. I am telling you what he said and that was Roth at LE and Holliday at RE. Make no mistake.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

No freaking way. Roth isn't even good enough in the 4-3 and he'd be swallowed alive in the 3-4. Starks was also paid $21 million to come here. He is a lock to start, and so is Holliday. You can report what Sparano said, but you could also use your brain to realize he either made a mistake or is full of it. Roth can't hold Holliday or Starks' jock.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chris, my brain tells me you should consider a career as a lawyer because you have the ability, troubling as it is, to stare a fact in the face and twist it so that it somehow suits the point you're trying to make.

The fact is Sparano said what he said. I reported what he said. Period.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

I am still trying to figure out what the point of signing Starks was

Was he signed to replace Holliday next year and be in the rotation for now. He was guaranteed $7M, but that isn't a lot considering he was signed early in Free Agency. SO we shall see....

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Ron is a Charlotte said...

Whipped cream anyone? I love me so much and you can too.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

Man, I bet you hate reading intelligent thoughts written by someone who is so much smarter than you.

3:43 PM  
Blogger AO said...

I wish someone would ask or someone could explain to me why we waived Anthony Alabi (picked up by Kansas City) and Joe Toledo (picked up by Green Bay)?

I understand other moves --- most guys haven't even been signed yet by other teams. But both those guys were very cheap and we have no depth at all. Obviously, other teams seem to think they have value. . . .

What gives?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Ron is a Charlotte said...

I'm just so impressed with myself. I am the super smartest blogger here, and I can spell Iraq too. It's over there in the far near middle east. Apparently there is some fighting going on. I'm your basic upper end of the lower class boy who now has a few ties in the closet and looking like a middle classer. Yes indeed. I've made it. Big time. Stay tuned and I will continue to espouse my deep philosphies.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nate jones and keith davis upgrade from last yrs fins secondary. I
am going to propose a draft scenario that has not been reported. The fins draft bc qb ryan forcing the falcons who desperately want him to trade a no 2 to the fins. The second choice is to take mcfadden and see which teams come calling re a trade. methinks jones of dallas protests too much, dallas wants mcfadden badly. The worst is the hins end up with quality qb ryan or rb mcfadden.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous armando salguero said...

we trade the #1 pick for Lito Sheppard & fifth round pick one-hundred-fifty-second overall we pay the large sum to a proven veteran not a gamble on a rookie then we finish off our receiving core by takinf Limas Sweed or if adament about addressing the line we take Quentin Groves with the 19 spot

4:31 PM  
Blogger doug collin said...

nate jones and keith davis upgrade from last yrs fins secondary. I
am going to propose a draft scenario that has not been reported. The fins draft bc qb ryan forcing the falcons who desperately want him to trade a no 2 to the fins. The second choice is to take mcfadden and see which teams come calling re a trade. methinks jones of dallas protests too much, dallas wants mcfadden badly. The worst is the hins end up with quality qb ryan or rb mcfadden.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Did you pick up that Sparano didn't really embrace Beck? He had some nice things to say about him(work ethic) but that was all. And no one really believes that McCown is the answer.

Given that Sparano acknowleged that there are some QBs who could come in and start year one, I was left thinking that the Matt Ryan option is still on the table.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the reason why people think that everyone in the South is ill-educated. It is people like you that give Republicans hope that they can be re-elected. Please don't have any children.

--From a commie in San Francisco

4:54 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

Well you should at least say that while Sparano may have said it, it makes zero sense and that there's no way in hell it actually happens.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed the part where Iraq was a threat to our borders. What do you mean by "our?" Antecedent? I am certainly not a part of any "our" of yours. How was Iraq a threat to our borders? Did you fear an ICBM from Saddam exploding on your car winshield on the way home from work?

How about the future control of oil in the Middle East so that Russia and China do not control it? How about controlling the price of oil so that a disproportionate amount of GDP isn't spent on oil? Well in fact the oil companies invaded to keep the price of oil high. Saddam was jerking the price up and down too much. Yes folks, that is why your children have died in combat, to keep the price of oil up so that you will be further impoverished. Go ahead and vote for McCain now. He promised a US presence in Iraq for a hundred years and lots of more wars in his recent speech while campaigning in lovely Florida.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

More liberal propaganda...

We don't get all of our oil from there. We get it from Venezuela as well.

The price of gas is simple. We don't have the refinery capacity to refine the oil to keep up with demand. Gas prices are inflated so demand is curbed becaus ethe supplu is limited. If we got crude for free, it wouldn't cause gas prices to drop much because if we don't have the means to convert it to gasoline it is useless stockpiled. Price is the only way to keep prices down.

If the people would allow a refinery or two to be built then we could refine more oil and supply would be up and then prices would drop. Each individual gas station has different prices too because they have a certain supply available and they have to raise the price to slow down the demand there and make the gas they have last until the next refill. If oil prices were the big factor then why would oil companies be making record profits. They are profiting most from lack of supply of refined gas, because they are the ones charging more to curb the demand.

By the way, I didn't say Iraq was going to be a threat to our borders, but I am saying any response to them or anyone should be reactionary and should be decisive and swift.

I say harvest our own oil and do business with countries how we wish. If we turned to our own resources and left them out, their prices would go down, but still it doesn't mean jack if we cannot refine more to keep up with growth and SUV sales.

Obama, Hillary, and McCain can all go get bent.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

Not to mention, Sparano also said Satele has played two years in the NFL. So I wouldn't just assume something you heard, especially something that didn't make sense like Roth starting over Starks in the 3-4, wasn't a mistake.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt Roth has numbers similar to Chris Long and used to play linebacker in college before he switched to end. He could be a beast on one side as an OLB in the 34. That leaves Holiday, Starks, Wright, Robinson as ends and Fergusen, Solei, and others to be determined or drafted for the rest of the line. Quentin Moses at 260, Ninkovitch at 252 can all play linebacker. We can drop a few picks for whatever value we can get even minimal and load up on quality ofensive lineman and then focus on tight end, ILB, corner, RB and receivers later in the draft. I personally think you should trade JT for a number two. Take Chris Long or Jake long depending on who is there a few drops down and then offensive line with the next two picks. that still leaves number 57 for a tight end, corner, or ILB depending on who is available. We will be able to trade our#3 for a #3 and perhaps a 4. We then fill out with best players available and perhaps pick up OConnell in the later rounds.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Ron in Charlotte said...

And to clarify, we can take preventive measures to protect our SOIL. That's what special ops are for. I just mean going and rebuilding another nation is not our business.

Also, I intended to say that we get our oil from many other sources besides just the middle east, not just venezuela. IN fact we sell oil to Japan and then turn around and import oil from other countries. We produce more oil than we need for our own use when combined with imported amounts.

And I meant SUPPLY keeps prices down, not prices keep prices down.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Jean-Pierre. said...

To Chris Nelson: Maybe Armando should just make a blog about what his opinion is and just say it came from Sporano. He is reporting what Sporano said, just because you 'think' he is wrong doesn't make what Armando's reporting inaccurate. Or we can live in lala land and just report whatever 'Cris Nelson' seems to 'think' is right.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

Armando could still use his football knowledge and not act like Roth would start over Starks.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does Armando have football knowledge???

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG...Chris you need to let it go...for real...Its NOT THAT SERIOUS..I mean really...He was going by what was said, and reporting that, not giving his opinion or stating anything about his knowledge..Dude..LET IT GO...


9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris i have a question, do you have a man crush on Starks or what? I mean I just read your blog about Florio and MDS and dude you seriously take offense to anyone saying anything about Starks or Miami not runnin a 3-4 D....You are not the Coach...You dont know what his plans are...Maybe he is going to start Roth over Starks, I know that might break your heart...But dude, its NOT THAT FLIPPIN SERIOUS...My god...

9:17 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

No, I'm just not an idiot and I hate it when people don't use common sense. (Referring to Florio and MDS, not Armando)

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey chris does common sense help you create your blog common sense of how to copy read material and read into your web cam i agree you do have an IQ of 48 and very well could be mentally retarded

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chris showing his lack of intelligence for all to see

9:28 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

Yeah because no other reporter gives background information on a new player signed. They just always assume you know all about the guy they're talking about. Like any other article, that's only part of the content. It's background and ANALYSIS. But if you can't appreciate it, don't go there.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

And I don't care if you post the link. I appreciate it. If I cared what people thought about it I wouldn't put it in freaking YOUTUBE.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

WOW! If anyone here cares about football anymore instead of politics and bashing other bloggers there two new videos up on the NFLs website. One where Adam Shefter is interviewing Tony Sparano earlier today on the #1 pick and another where Mike Mayock and Charles Davis discuss their opinions of our first pick. I would post the links for you all but I was previously accused of trying to advertise for own agenda...LOL

10:22 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Are we good, Chris?

11:15 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

What do you mean?

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i admire your patience. i hope you are well compensated to sift thru this nonsense.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Rate said...

Ok, two things.

#1 Thanks for the updates Armando. This is such a slow time of the offseason, I was really jonesin' for that Dolphins fix. Great stuff there.

#2 Thanks for being a smart American Ron in Charlotte. If only more people like you and less people like Anonymous liberal would vote.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Jeremy, great videos!

I've seen a few of the latest mock drafts from Kiper and Company where they switched their Miami pick from Chris to Jake. I know we need lots of help on the O line but this is one of the deepest drafts for OTs in many years. I've also heard Sparano doesn't need superstars to make good linemen. I guess ultimately it's going to come down to who we can sign.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Jeremy, great videos!

I've seen a few of the latest mock drafts from Kiper and Company where they switched their Miami pick from Chris to Jake. I know we need lots of help on the O line but this is one of the deepest drafts for OTs in many years. I've also heard Sparano doesn't need superstars to make good linemen. I guess ultimately it's going to come down to who we can sign.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So good I said it twice...No really, sorry for the accidental double post.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous ucffinfan said...

Is anyone else as excited as I am to see Ricky and Ronnie together again?

10:30 AM  
Blogger Beau said...

Jake Long has separated himself from a strong offesnsive tackle class as the best. It's easy to distinguish yoursel from a weak class, but it is much more difficult to do so in a strong class. If we take him we will finally fill the shoes left over from Richmond Webb.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Chris Nelson said...

Long hasn't separated himself that much...

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The oil companies have taken the presidency, GW. They bypassed lobbying in favor of occupying the presidency. They do not want to bring the price of oil down, they want it go up. This is not a service provided like road repair; rather,it is a quarter to quarter return of higher stock prices as they are obliged by law to make their company as profitable as possible.

What I am talking about regarding dominating resources isn't necessarily about dominating it for ourselves. We want to exclude China and Russia from this oil so that we have a chip over there head. Look at our policy in the Caspian basin. It is said that the Caspian could contain the 4th largest oil find. Suddenly there is an orange revolution in Georgia. There are US troops in the Pankisi Gorge training special forces of Georgia who protect the oil pipeline. You see discontent in Azerbaijan, and Iranian ally. You see that we say nothing about one of the biggest terrorist areas in the world, Chechnya. Why? Grozny is important in oil extraction for the Caspian. The separtist movement would exclude Russia from this. Russia might have more terrorist attacks than Israel, minus the rockets from Hamas.
My point in explaining this is to show that we are playing geopolitical games. Read The Grand Chessboard by the venerable Zbgniew Brzezinsky, the Nat Sec adivser for Carter and architect of the anti-soviet jihad in Afghanistan.

--That SF commie

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the corret spelling is Zbigniew Brzezinski and you seem to be a conspiracy theorist i wish i knew why so many citizens now convinced that we and our government is so evil can we try to find some good and focus on the positve

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conspiracy theorist? What that powers fight proxy wars? Take sides in civil wars? Can you point out the republic of Georgia on a map without any help? Perhaps you can enlighten us with some information of your own.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes beyond oil. It's all about international banking. A few wealthy bankers own all of the central banks in the world. The Fed is a private corporation owned by those bankers. If you noticed, one of the first things that we did in Iraq was to set up a central bank. More important things to look at are how over the last week or so the Fed seized control of the SEC and Bush and the Treasury secretary basically signed Congress' power to regulate interstate commerce to the Fed, which they do not have the authority to do.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a football blog right? I get confused somtimes. I think I am going to create a political blog so we can free the football blogs of political nonesense.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love our selfless political servants raking oil executives over the hot coals for big oil daring to make over 10 cents a gallon profit on gasoline... while overlooking the 55+ cents per gallon the government charges in taxes.

Damn greedy big oil companies!

PS - Zbigniew Brzezinski is a moron, as was almost everyone associated with the Jimmy Carter administration. Architect of the anti-soviet jihad in Afghanistan??? LOL Riiiight. How about the architect of the current Islamic Theocracy in Iran as well.

No need to be modest afterall... and the 2nd accomplishment is actually real.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Beavis said...

I had some nugggets in the toilet after breakfast too....

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aaIm just a dumb country southern boy but name me one liberal socialist goverment that has been successfull.Cuba? Iran? Russia?France?Ect..Capitalist feed off self gain .Liberals feed off capitalist.

2:10 PM  

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