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August 10, 2014

Dolphins' predicted win %'s in every game; plus Brady Quinn, RIP Robin Williams, Wade's jab at LeBron, Hot Button Top 10, Le Batard & more

1aa1arobinw1) It is MONDAY, AUGUST 11. R.I.P., Robin Williams, 63, one of our great comic actors, dead of an apparent suicide. Shocking. So, so sad. 2) Peyton and Eli Manning have a new hip-hop video (sort of) for DirecTV. It is splendidly awful. Click here to cringe or enjoy. In case you missed it, click here for my Saturday column on Alonzo Mourning's hall of fame induction. 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Tannehill sharp in preseaon-opener loss, Reshad Jones suspended, Dolphins-newcomer poll, Zo's big night, my 50 yards from glory & more. 4) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote. Also Vine and Instagram.

1aa1adwadejabD. Wade's gentle jab at LeBron?: Dwyane Wade's latest Instagram post today, unexplained, is this quotation: "Loyalty Is Rare, If You Find, Keep It." Interpret as you will.

Le Batard explains himself: Dan Le Batard reacts to his recent two-day ESPN suspension today in a new column for ESPN.com. Click here to read it.    

"Cleveland is ecstatic. Because of LeBron James and Johnny Manziel? Well, yeah, that too I suppose, now that you mention it. But I meant because the city is hosting the International Gay Games this week." --Greg Cote

HERE ARE WIN-LIKELIHOOD PERCENTAGES FOR EVERY DOLPHINS GAME: PredictionMachine.com computers replayed the 2014 season 50,000 times and spit out an average of 7.4 victories for the
1aa1apredictionDolphins -- foretelling the typical competitive-but-no-playoffs season. Miami is given a 12.2 percent chance to win the AFC East 1aa1adol0.4and a 13.9% shot at a wild card -- a combined postseason likelihood of 26.1%. The Dolphins are given a 0.4% chance -- less than half of 1 percent -- to win the Super Bowl. Here are game-by-game win percentages, from likeliest victory to unlikeliest: 60.2% vs. Bills (Game 10); 58.5% @ Jaguars (7); 55.0% vs. Jets (16); 54.2% @ Raiders (4); 54.1 @ Jets (12); 53.8% vs. Chiefs (3); 52.5% vs. Vikings (15); 50.8% @ Bills (2); 49.7% vs. Ravens (13); 43.7% vs. Chargers (8); 42.3% @ Bears (6); 39.3% vs. Packers (5); 38.5% vs. Patriots (1); 36.6% @ Lions (9); 29.3% @ Patriots (14); and 17.2% @ Broncos (11). PredictionMachine says the six AFC playoff teams in order will be Broncos, Patriots, Colts, Bengals, Chargers and Texans. For the NFC it's Saints, Seahawks, Giants, Packers, 49ers and Eagles. Most likely Super Bowl champions are the Broncos (25.1%), Seahawks to repeat (22.1%), Saints (15.8%) and Patriots (8.8%).

The Dolphins recycle: Quinn tops Grossman, Skelton in QB audition: Dolphins worked out
1aa1abradybodyquarterbacks Rex Grossman, Brady Quinn (pictured lookin' all sexy) and John Skelton today, with Quinn signed. This was because team's QB situation after starter Ryan Tannehill seemed in flux, with backup Matt Moore and third-string Pat Devlin both sitting out preseason opener injured, and Moore a pricey backup with a $4 million salary. Quinn of course is the guy many Dolfans hoped team drafted in 2007 (instead of Ted Ginn), but he has done little in NFL. Coach Joe Philbin was typically say-nothing on the auditions today: "We’ve had workouts almost every single day and it’s no different. We’re always evaluating different people that are out there." To me it felt like flying in these guys was mostly a message to Moore and Devlin; now it seems Quinn will supplant Devlin as the No. 3. Hey, now let's start a Tim Tebow rumor and really make this fun. Wait. Vince Young!

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1aa1afrankmaloneyFAMED BOXING PROMOTER BECOMES WOMAN:
You don't see this every day. It turns out famed British boxing promoter and manager Frank Maloney, now 61, who shepherded Lennox Lewis to the heavweight title in the '90s, is now a woman named Kellie. Click here for the story out of the UK. Frank and his female transmogrification are pictured.

1aa1afacekiniFASHION TREND: THE 'FACEKINI': Beachgores in China have popularized a bizarre head-covering designed to both protect the face from the sun's harmful rays and also to scare the living s--- out of children imagining an alien attack. Click here for thre backstory. This is a blog, so I couldn't say it if it weren't true.

HOT BUTTON: TOP 10 THINGS SOUTH FLORIDA SPORTS FANS ARE TALKING ABOUT: Hot Button is an added Sunday feature of the blog because our Sunday notes-column package in the print edition has been on summer hiatus, scheduled to return to the newspaper on Aug. 24. Hot Button means what's on our minds as the sports week just past pivots to the week ahead:

1aa1ahotbutton1. Dolphins: Tannehill shines in preseason opener: Safety Reshad Jones was socked with four-game NFL suspension for PEDs. Better news: Ryan Tannehill was 6-for-6 on opening drive and new offense looked good early in 16-10 fake-game loss in Atanta.

2. UM football: Golden plays mind games: Coach Al Golden has his Hurricanes undergoing "mindfulness" sessions with neuroscientist Amishi Jha. UM fans hope that what players are most mindful of is blocking and tackling. 

3. Marlins: Huge homestand needed: Brad Penny won in first game back with Fish, but team is still 4.5 games back in wild-card chase entering Sunday. Miami will need a big showing in a nine-game homestand starting Monday to have a chance.

4. Dan Le Batard: LeBron prank leads to suspension: ESPN suspended Le Batard for two days from his TV and radio shows after he paid for billboards that read, "You're Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami," to coincide with James' Akron homecoming. The billboards: $5,000. The publicity: Priceless.

5. Alonzo Mourning: Zo joins hall of fame: The Heat's first big star was among 10 newest members of the basketball hall of fame Friday night in Springfield, Mass. To say the inductees spoke a little long would be understating it. I think Nolan Richardson might still be talking.

6. Heat: Riley's well-timed shot: speaks: Pat Riley's ill feelings about how LeBron left the Heat continue to seep through. On Friday, the same day Akron officially welcomed James home, Riley released to "Heat Lifers" a forward-looking video full of optimism. Meanwhile James assured Cavs fans, "I don't plan on going nowhere" -- and was suspended four games for a grammatical double-negative.

7. Golf: Rory leads PGA Championship: Red-hot Rory McIlroy took a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the season's fourth and final major. Tiger Woods missed the cut. Rory insists the"next Tiger" talk is premature. Win today and the insisting will be harder.

8. Biogenesis: Charges filed: One year after the story first broke, the feds arrested Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch and others connected to the Coral Gables steroids mill that implicated Alex Rodrguez and others in MLB. Just when you think baseball's "Steroids Era" is over, it isn't.

9. NASCAR: Stewart involved in tragedy: Tony Stewart withdrew from Sunday's NASCAR race after accidentally striking and killing another driver in a Saturday dirt-track race.

10. NCAA: O'Bannon ruling: NCAA said it will appeal after judge ruled against it in landmark case that would open door for college athletes to receive some of the money they generate in major college sports. The way the legal system works, I wonder if Ed O'Bannon, 41, will still be alive to someday collect.

1aa1ablazorPoll result: Lazor, Albert and Landry lead Dolphins newcomers: In the previous blogpost we gave you 12 choices for the Dolphins' top newcomer/biggest addition (you may still vote), and three men dominated: Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor (pictured) with 27.4 percent, OT Branden Albert with 25.6% and WR Jarvis Landry with 22.2%. On a distant second tier were CB Cortland Finnegan (7.0%) and OT Ja'Wuan James (6.6%). Showing minor support were RB Knowshon Moreno (3.1%) and S Louis Delmas (2.9%). The five others mopped up with negligible votes.

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THE TICKET CAPITALIZES ON LE BATARD SUSPENSION:
Radio station 104.3 & 790 The Ticket bought this full-page ad in the Miami Herald on Sunday to welcome back Dan today/Monday following his two-day ESPN suspension for those tweaking-LeBron billboards in Akron. Nice touch to show the "offending" billboard on the bottom of the ad. Take that, ESPN!

50 YARDS FROM GLORY: THE LATEST: My bet with Le Batard that I can make a 50-yard field goal (an unadulterated radio-show gimmick) is not looking good. I worked out Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas High with kicking coach Tim Conrad and did not top 30 yards before a strained quad muscle cut short the session. Stugotz was there; if only his moral support translated to added yardage. Have I given up? No. But the injury will force me to postpone my live-on-the-air attempt that had been planned for Tuesday. Meantime a video of me kicking on Saturday is posted on my Instagram account @ upsetbird. Updates to come.

1aa1adolcheercoverDOLPHIN CHEERLEADERS UPDATE: The Dolphins cheerleaders have revealed their 2015 calendar and the suspense has ended. Now, at long last, we can tell you that Monica (pictured) is the cover girl. Was she the betting favorite? Not sure. One more question. Why can't the Dolphins ever look as good on the field as the cheerleaders do in a calendar?

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fellers,

not a happy day in our hood when a man is killed on his way to synagogue. better news from the toy dept. of life is that brandon gibson, who the ole shadow believes was a major, major loss when he went out last year, is back and jarvis landry, who is getting the rave review treatment, seem like they will inject some mojo into the dolphin offense. mike wallace could possibly be an "afterthought" if these two get on the same page(s) as #17.

Jimbo,

watched the piece you posted on billy turner. the guy has smarts, can speak properly, is on a crusade to make the big time, and best of all- he has an athletes body and is not a big fat incognito-like slob. from his college days it looks like he can actually lead a sweep!! also great was seeing howard mudd for a couple of instants- he was a terrific OLman (i believe he was a guard) for the 49ers in deacon/merlin era. you had to be a man to play against the rams DL, and he did stoutly for the better part of the sixties. made the all-60s team, so the guy knows of what he speaks.

Big Baby,

ann coulter doesn't believe that missionaries, whose aim is to heal and convince the natives of the third world of the compassion of the nazarene, should ever go to places where the unfortunate are and where disease is rampant. if that is her-and donald trump's- concept of christianity, she is more repulsive than i found her to be previously.

I didn't hear her say that do you have a link to explain the context? That certainly wouldn't be the Catholic view of missionaries I trust she isn't Catholic. I don't really care about her concept of "Christianity" anyway.

Big Baby,

i thought she was a Catholic, but just professes to hold "Christian beliefs". if her rant about the ebola victims coming to america and that missionaries shouldn't be doing missionary work in "infected" areas, she ain't much of a Christian either. i find her and 99.99% of what she has to say repulsive, particularly about the "perfecting of jews". hope you are having a good day,friend (same applies to the rest of the gang here). be blessed.

RORY THE GREAT!!

the golfer is a likable decent fellow, but my favorite irish rory is the late rory gallagher, a guitarist who belongs in the top ten. his three man band made more great sounds than any other, this being a sample of his talent-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSGyjmUxtOQ
(this is the whole album; great from start to finish; RIP, rory g

I like what I see so far from the offense, the ball is out of Tanny's hand right away and that means the offensive line doesn't have to hold their blocks for a long time..its going to give them time to come together.

Funny you mentioned Rory Gallagher shadow I have Sirius XM radio and they play a lot of different songs. I was on a classic vinyl channel or something similar the other day. I heard a song that I had never heard that sounded really good and guess what it was a Rory Gallagher song. Great sound I will definitely look him up thanks for the link. Sirius is great by the way worth every penny The Grateful Dead channel alone pays for itself on my almost 1 hour commute to work and back everyday. You can get it for your phone or computer but I don't just car is good enough for me right now it costs more anyway. That Rory fellow is totally new to me.

Big Baby,

the dead without pigpen and with keith and donna were unlistenable to me after seeing so many great shows with piggie. there were the occasional really good shows but not quite the same without pigpen. lovelight, good lovin, hard to handle, and the rest of the r&b material that went missing after pigpen left the band were the highlights of the shows, even with great tunes like bertha, sugar magnolia, uncle john's band, casey jones, et. al. i just got a dvd of the 1978 new year's eve show at the fillmore which i may view tomorrow.

it is almost impossible not to like rory gallagher. his album "rory gallagher live" is the one i posted and it is good from beginning to end. gone are the days when we had a ballgame on w/o sound, listening to a dead tape, playing poker (not that lame texas hold 'em) and passing cheap cannabis around- basically every night of the week. we also got into playing bridge for a few years (four man poker is dullsville) which was a lot of fun and a little more challenging on the brain that the many forms of poker we played. enjoy rory, RIP, a true great on the geetar. have a good week.

Dion Jordan: “I’m going into my second year now, and I am looking forward to that big game where I come up and make big-time plays for our team and win these games,” Jordan said Sunday.

So why hasn’t it happened yet, including in Friday night’s preseason opener in Atlanta, when Jordan wasn’t a factor despite 32 snaps on defense?

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/11/4283015/miami-dolphins-de-dion-jordan.html#storylink=cpy

There has to be more than a little concern that last year's 3rd overall pick will never be the player we hoped for. One thing for sure, he'll never be the LT that should have been drafted.

Does Cote write a sports blog? Or am I missing something?

Tom,I agree with you. Jordan was Irelands downfall,IMO. I think that is where he and Philbin had their falling out and it lead to Ireland's demise. Jordan has shown nothing so far and then get slapped with a four game suspension to start this season,are you kidding me? Fans forget that we gave up our high #1 plus a high #2 draft picks to get to the #3 spot to draft this guy,when they both could have been used on the oline where we needed the help the most.

Criticizing LeBron for a double negative? Sure Greg like he never used one as a member of the Heat. More transparency. That little "funny" at the bottom of the Ticket promo isn't going to make ESPN happy either. ESPN needs to tell The Ticket their Marketing Director is a clown for allowing that and the free LeBatard thing at the top. You don't mock your employer after a 2 day suspension.

Looks like this will be Matt Moore's last season in a Dolphins uniform if he isn't released. If they are working out Rex Grossman then you have to work out Kevin Kolb he would seem like a better option to me. No Kyle Orton please.

Tony Stewart may be in some trouble it looks like a thorough investigation will follow this episode. Hard part will be proving that he tried to send the guy a message by getting close to him which many are speculating that he may have.

Shadow- New Years 78' means Donna and Keith. Enjoy the dvd anyway just go into it with an open mind. That era was fine in my book just a different sound is all.

Brady Quinn is horrible. Beyond bad. So is Grossman and Skelton. Figures Greg would want a Tebow rumor his life is now empty without Lebron he needs something to talk about. Kevin Kolb is the best of the bunch available. Still like Matt Moore for one more year personally.

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Senor Big Baby,

rex grossman has the ABSOLUTE worst throwing mechanics of any QB i have seen that was drafted in round one; the problem is, despite these major flaws, he often does get the ball to the receiver. philip rivers has awful mechanics-"chicken wings" it on every play, but still gets the job done, even when he underthrows wide open guys downfield. the chargers play within a passing "box" that only extends 30 yards. countless times i have seen mr. rivers have guys open deep who have to wait for the ball to arrive. brady quinn has a strong arm, but i can't figure out why he has been such a dud in the NFL (same with rick mirer, fellow irishman). who is john skelton? whoever he is, there are 5 QBs in the pac-? now who are better than he is.

shadow nice note that Grossman was a first round pick (bust). More int's than td's for his nfl career he almost single handedly lost that Superbowl for Chicago in that downpour SB. Phillip Rivers had a career year last year his mechanics aren't great but his velocity and accuracy are good on most throws. Matt Moore throwing today in my opinion right now he is the best backup QB in the league in terms of talent. SI had him ranked second behind Orton a few years ago but now Orton is out of a job.

I've never seen someone who whines as much as Big Baby, what do you just sit at home refreshing this page waiting for Greg Cote to update it so you can cry and complain about whatever he writes?

Big Baby,

along with the DVDs, i was sent shows from chicago and san diego (i was there and fell asleep right before the end of the first set). to put it simply, these shows were awful, even with piggie. here is the issue- i attended the 1971 hollywood palladium shows-both nights-before the trip to SD sat. night. without having seen the dead before sep 1970-pasadena civic auditorium when the format was an acoustic set, a set by the new riders with garcia majestic on the pedal steel, and then the electriv=c dead. i can't comment from listening to pre-1970 tapes (it sounded like they had taken a double dose of speed or that white powder mentioned in casey jones); but from "live dead" on i throw in mt two cents. the palladium shows were the greatest that they performed (to my view and many others; read the notes on youtube for verification of same). the playing-awesome, same with the choice of songs over the two nights, and even the singing was good. that is a trifecta that didn't occur often. let's taste a little of the palladium besides the cosmic "hard to handle" from the first set of thursday night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pi5qeAdXE4

can't cherry pick anymore- so here is the whole concert as recorded from the audience- truly awesome, right from the opener of "bertha" through the end of "lovelight" which closed the second set of the second night. there were overlaps of songs that were played on both nights- "mr. charlie" of night two is way better than the good "mr. charlie of night one. the guys with the mikes did a fantastic job. and the audience participation and audible dialoge between the attendees makes this a one of a kind recording. even in the notes to "hard to handle" on dick's picks, phil lesh stated he didn't know what it was, but whatever piggie was doing on stage ignited the crowd. plus right after bertha, you get the famous bobby weir directive to the recorders to move back about 40 feet to get superior sound, which they did. find yourself stuff to do around the house for a couple of hours and have this in the bakground and you'll hear the dead at its pinnacle, or at least one of its pinnacles.

Big Baby,

after hard to handle, casey jones ended the first set, night one. when they come back after what bob weir said would be a "short break" (he said 10 minutes, more like 1/2 an hour) listen to the crowd response to the opening notes of the set two opener- the song that hooked me in the spring of 1970, and one that they hadn't played very much. this is incredibly enjoyable 43 years and a week after the concerts.

Thanks shadow I will check it out. Going to see Bobby Weir and his band in a few days with some friends in Boston. I have seen them about 15 times over the last fifteen or so years they play lots of GD songs pretty well. Getting near the end of the Road for Bobby but he still loves to play you can still see it :)

Big Baby,

read the comments!! someone wondered why "lovelight" wasn't included- the guys ran out of tape near the end of lovelight and had to scramble to catch the end of it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xdLmNMh-XM

here it is,; the rapin the middle by pigpen was awesome, as is the ending and the back and forth between piggie and weir

Lovelight is on my top 10 list of favorite GD songs. With or without pigpen weir does it GREAT live but he obviously learned from Ron how to make it rock.

Big Baby,

if "lovelight" is in your top ten, i really suggest you listen to the one from the palladium. it is great on "live dead", but i am attached to the palladium version, even missing a minute or two near the end.

Big Baby,

grossman made one superfantastic play to jaffar gafney (i think), but how in the world could the bears waste the 8th pick of that draft on a guy who throws totally sidearm?

Big Baby,

something is off with the link to the "entire" palladium show- after going through most of the first set, brokedown palace precedes me and bobby mcgee which on my computer just keeps playing bobby mcgee. have to go back and check

Big Baby,

skip to just under 58 minutes for "hard to handle'and the rest of the music; don't know why bobby mcgee is on there three times.

AM I THE ONLY ONE...

who thinks that tony stewart meant to hit the driver he killed? the poor fellow got out of his car to let tony stewart know that he had been driven into the wall and was not a happy camper, and gets hit by the offending stewart. with all those cameras all over, i would be surprised if one doesn't show tony stewart intending to "brush" past the guy on the track. the ole shadow gives all the benefit of the doubt, but here it says a homicide that will eventually be mitigated down to voluntary manslaughter. tony stewart looks like one "awnry dude" who wanted to teach a 20 year-old "newbie" s lesson about racing. tragic

Not sure he meant to hit him but in dirt track racing even getting close is dicey lots of drifting. Given his history one could assume that he tried to at least scare him or throw dirt on him and it went terribly wrong. Worst case I could see voluntary man but it's still going to be almost impossible to prove. Guy should have stayed in his car he would be alive today if he did. Only Tony knows the truth but the sport needs to legislate that drivers stay off the track unless your car is on fire.

shadow

i don't believe for a second that Tony Stewart intentionally hit Kevin Ward. But I do believe that Tony Stewart meant to scare him by gunning his engine and drive close to him. Sadly what appears to have happened is the back-end of the car fishtailed and hit the young man. Without a doubt in my mind Tony Stewart could have avoided this accident by driving down to the inside of the track but he chose not to. The car in front of Stewart swerved to avoid hitting the young man and Stewart's car made no similar move, instead staying on a high line on the track.

Was this accident avoidable? Absolutely. Was it avoidable in spite of Kevin Ward's foolish behavior? Without question. While I agree with you that Stewart is at least in part responsible for this accident, I doubt very much he'll be charged. He'll pay a hefty settlement and I hope that his NASCAR career is over. He exhibited unbelievably poor judgment.

Drivers get out of their cars all the time to demonstrate against an offending driver, who "nudged" or otherwise, caused the offended to crash. I'm in full agreement with shadow. Tony Stewart went into a road rage snap and unintentionally killed that driver. I would ban Stewart from ever competing again. Naturally, NASCAR will never do that.

Of course they get out of their cars all the time to demonstrate against an offending driver. That doesn't make it any less stupid. Racing at all levels needs to send a message that this isn't ok to avoid any such future tragedies. Legislate fine and suspend offending drivers.

Stupid...yes. Criminal for the other guy...absolutely.

OC went to a celebrity softball game yesterday Magic, Worthy and Kareem all were there along with other movie stars and sports personalities. Good time took a few pics Magic was gracious as part host Cedric The Entertainer was mc. Michael Carter Williams was there shooting hoops the NBA Rookie of The year from Rhode Island where the game was held. Smokey Robinson at age 74 got a hit and ran to first base like he was a young man.

fellers,

appreciate the responses from my fellow citizens. what is obvious from the feedback is that:

A) the deceased acted foolishly in getting out of his car-agreed

B)tony stewart, unlike the driver next to him, did not make any attempt to avoid the person standing on the track-also agreed.

a tragedy that put a "damper" on one of the great final rounds of golf ever. i can't watch every single golf tournament, but i am glued to the tube on the final sunday of the majors. the eagle that got mcilroy back in the hunt was unreal.

I can't imagine that any of those guys would be good at swinging any kind of club. MJ, yes, as he was serious about MLB and is quite the accomplished golfer. But Kareem standing at 7-1, and holding a four foot bat...a pitcher's dream...a strike zone one can drive a VW through. Yikes!

To me it's manslaughter because there is no way he hit him intentionally. But Stewart's behavior was so reckless that I agree with OC, it was rage. Kind of "how dare that punk point at me...ff him." Well Stewart showed him and in doing so killed him needlessly.

I have a feeling that when the dust settles, Tony Stewart will be gone from NASCAR.

Yeah OC they got bat on ball mostly but lots of infield hits resulting in outs. Kareem does look out of place at his height he played first base. Worthy made good contact on one I think.

Shadow. Any golfer that has ever seriously tried to play the game cannot but be impressed with what this youngster is doing. To hit Driver, 9i to within 5' on a 505 yard hole and can the birdie is stuff of legends.

Tom, you may get your wish after all. The Dolphins are considering Brady Quinn.

OC Dolphin,

"legend"ary is the proper adjective for what rory m. did yesterday.

Yes indeed but 7 years too late for Cam Cameron. In that respect, I am happy he drafted the Ginn Family. It allowed the Dolphins to Fail Forward in one year rather than 3 or 4.

Cam will never recover from his now infamous: FFF.

Anyone else I know would rather be known for just the opposite - SSS - Secure Success Slowly.

I'd bet a ton he wishes he never uttered FFF, the Ginn Family, and you're gonna love the way he returns punts.

Seriously?

If the Dolphins sign Brady Quinn clueless Joe will just play him in the wrong position, maybe he'll try to make him a strong safety since we need one now with Reshad Jones suspension.

or he'll make Hickey get rid of Matt Moore and keep quinn, here's to failing forward (well, as long as Joey is in charge that is).

I sh** on ten, FZ. Estas de pi***.

Oye..I'm not the only one around here that's a little down on Joey..so don't be picking on me..

All signs are pointing to Miami releasing Matt Moore. He shouldn't be out of work long if that happens. Frankly all of the other options suck besides maybe Kolb keep Matty for one more year!

Getting rid of Matt Moore is a good idea. He was a good security blanket before the Dolphins knew Tannehill could play in the league. Now he's just an expensive luxury. Tannehill can play and we're not going anywhere with Moore Tannehill gets injured. Best to replace Moore with a less expensive backup.

I like the move.

Financially sure but talent wise it makes the team worse. If Tannehill ever did go down for a month or more those games you could potentially win until he comes back could be key. You don't win with scrubs. I wouldn't cut Matt Moore (unless performance related) over 3 million dollars especially with Tannehill on a rookie deal.

maybe Matt Moore's injury is a bit more serious and they just wanna cover their bases and get a veteran back up for Tanny..

I personally rather keep Moore..if possible.

Moore was throwing today according to reports maybe he will play some on Saturday we will see.

More revealing may be that their opinion of Pat Devlin may have changed. He seemed like a guy that could step in and at least run the offense if needed. I am basing this on not much evidence but you don't hear his name mentioned much any longer. Philbin seemed to be pumping his tires a lot last season.

Looks like Jerry Jones has been out having a good time.

http://terezowens.com/jerry-jones-scandalous-pics-surface/

I read today that he said they were misrepresented or some bs story. Sure looks that way to me! Can't see Stephen Ross doing that he's too dopey looking although Jerry has a plastic face.

There has to be more than a little concern that last year's 3rd overall pick will never be the player we hoped for. One thing for sure, he'll never be the LT that should have been drafted.

Posted by: Tom | August 11, 2014 at 08:22 AM


Read more here: http://blogs.herald.com/random_evidence/2014/08/xxx-xxx-xx-xx-x-x.html#storylink=cpy

hey FZB, maybe we should just trade jordan. after all, everyone knows an injured rookie entering his 2nd year will NEVER end up being a great player..

and tom?
the left tackle we have now is better than ANY we could've drafted last year, but thanks for playing.. lol

A big beef I have given this whole Dion Jordan thing is in regards to his lack of production. Never mind that the team traded up to obtain the third player taken that year. Put aside that Ireland sealed his fate by neglecting Tanehill's protection. What drives me batty is that this guy has yet to contribute anything of significance, and will not do so, at least through the first quarter of this year (four game suspension, plus a game and a half or so to get into game shape).

Rookie contracts go for four years, plus an extra year team option for first rounders. So here's the issue: the Dolphins and Ross have paid 3rd pick money to a guy they really didn't need, who didn't fit the team defensive scheme, who due to injury recovery was unusable as a first year player, who still will not be available during the most demanding portion of your schedule, and who may just walk in two years.

He may ultimately become a player in this league, but you have to question the logic.

An 8-8 team never has that kind of luxury.

Yathunk OC?

Hey OC...U forgot to mention that clueless Joe in his infinite wisdom has the guy playing out of position (DE) ..

He has the skill set to be a terrific outside LB...but hey what do I know....as long as Joey is here I'm afraid we will continue to fail forward..

Go Dolphins ..

Wow..I was just reading some terrible news.. Comedian Robin Williams has been found dead of apparent suicide...man that's sad.

FZB,

robin williams was a mediocre comedian, but like most good comedians could act very well. didn't find him to be funny at all ("cocaine is G-d's way of telling you that you are mmaking too much money" got laughs from the audience, but i can't figure out why). his in and out of rehab of late was foreboding. when the coroner's reports comes out they'll put out the list of usual suspects-heroin, cocaine, klonopin and the rest. i don't think he slit his wrists or hung himself as they did in the old days.

correct shadow he won an Oscar for Goodwill Hunting. Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society were excellent as well as was the still relevant and funny Mrs. Doubtfire. A very underrated actor but you and I disagree about his comedic ability. One clip from 1983 while he was beginning his career shouldn't define him by any means. I think they are saying suicide right now by asphixiation that could change but assuming a drug overdose before the body is cold isn't very empathic.

...just throw me the ball Reno.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKrOI4V2oSc

RIP Robin Williams.

F**K YOU the shadow knows, F**K YOU in your judgmental holier than thou face.

Depression is a terrible affliction, we can only hope Robin Williams has finally found peace.

No one will miss you when you die the shadow knows, and the sooner the better.

An entire country mourns the loss of a true comic genius tonight. RIP Robin.

death by asphyxia. a couple of alternatives

1) he hung himself, or

2) the death was accidental. auto-errotic asphyxiation.

Technically Jimmy Hendrix may have died this way as well so there are more than 2 options David Carradine. You sir are in very poor taste by the way you sound like an educated loser.

Anytime anyone goes to the extreme of taking their own life is a sad day..what a waste, I always thought he was funny and like BB said a very good underrated actor..

RIP ...

Hey the Dolphins just signed Brady Quinn..I can't see the logic of it this move unless they are getting rid of M Moore..this smells like a money move...M Moore is schedule to earn like 5 mil..

FZB I actually like the move. If Tanny is hurt the Fish aren't going anywhere with Moore. Might as well save the money and use it on a position of need....LIKE LB.

Tom...they already have a terrific prospect at LB disguised as a DE...

If you're talking about Dion Jordan, they've tried him at LB and he was no better there than at DE.

David (duke;) Carradine, dude, why have you disappeared?

What Dreams May Come. He'll know by now. RIP, Robin. You were the next door neighbor I always wished to have.

I don't think that was duke OC but if it was my bad. It just didn't seem the right time for attempted humor. He hasn't been here in ages.

Some funny stuff from an AP article.

During a 1989 chat with The Associated Press, he could barely stay seated in his hotel room, or even mention the film he was supposed to promote, as he free-associated about comedy and the cosmos.

‘‘There’s an Ice Age coming,’’ he said. ‘‘But the good news is there'll be daiquiris for everyone and the Ice Capades will be everywhere. The lobster will keep for at least 100 years, that’s the good news. The Swanson dinners will last a whole millennium. The bad news is the house will basically be in Arkansas.’’

lately he wasn't as funny, buthis 1st record, "reality, what a concept" was pure improv genius.
him and jonathan winters on carson was brilliant.
comedy, like other art forms, is subjective shadow, but this man was a genius; respected throughout the entertainment world.
from what i hear, he did enter rehab earlier this year but was still sober; apparently it was more for the depression he was dealing with; he felt he needed a "tune up" as it were.
depression is a horrible, horrible disease, and i hope he is finally at peace.
he brought laughter

"As an NFL player, Quinn has thrown 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, with a subpar 64.4 rating. By comparison, Moore had 33 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and a 79.3 rating." - from the herald.

this was about devlin, NOT moore, as even philbin realizes getting rid of moore would be an insane and ridiculous decision.

cut matt moore?
that's something TOM would do, but not any thinking dolphin fan or front office person.

says antonio- "a true comic genius" was robin williams

he couldn't hold freddie prinze's club bag! comedic genius-try the likes of richard pryor, eddie murphy, and of late chris rock and of the earlier days bill cosby. beoe rushing to judgment, men, let;s wait till the psychiatric report. not sympathetic to depression/anxiety? hey, i've done my stint in thalians at cedars and met some very nice but troubled people during my stay and i was happy too see them leave in a much better condition than when they came. as for robin williams, he stole a major part of his act from the preacher ernest angelu (sic). he might have been great at acting from mork and mindy on, and did a good turn as the DJ in good morning vietnam; but in my unhumble opinion was not a stand-up comedian genius, and certainly not in the league of another comedian turned actor, the great steve martin. whatever goes on down here, The Talmud holds a lofty position for those who entertain and make people happy/laugh. thus being said, he wil be enjoying his place in the afterlife after checking himself out of this world of his and others' troubles.

Tom...you're making chit up, stop smoking weed...( not that there is anything wrong with it)..show me where the Dolphins said they tried Dion Jordan at LB and he failed.

You won't find it, since he was drafted clueless Joe and his inept defensive coordinator put him at defensive end..the guy is and should be and OLB...period.

FZB my good friend. You must have me confused with someone else. I never make chit up.

From Pro Football Focus

Round 1, No. 3: Dion Jordan, Miami Dolphins

Total Snaps: 339
Defensive Right End: 236 (69.6%)
Defensive Left End: 22 (6.5%)
Linebacker: 79 (23.3%)
Defensive Tackle: 2 (0.6%)

https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/04/01/rookies-in-focus-dion-jordan/

23.3% of DJs snaps were at LB.

Facts > distorted (I don't know, he just looks dopey to me, but what the fack do I know) sense of reality.

Total Snaps: 339
Defensive Right End: 236 (69.6%)
Defensive Left End: 22 (6.5%)
Linebacker: 79 (23.3%)
Defensive Tackle: 2 (0.6%)

Read more here: http://blogs.herald.com/random_evidence/2014/08/xxx-xxx-xx-xx-x-x.html?cid=6a00d83451587d69e201a511f4ef59970c#comment-form#storylink=cpy

great sample size, i say cut him AND cut matt
moore!

Great post shadow concerning Billy Turner. I like the make up and disposition of the rookie. Although Turner won't start this season, he will be a solid NFL player in a year or two.

IMO adding Brady Quinn doesn't change Matt Moore's status as #2 QB this season. This might be Moore's final season in Miami.

OC---don't like your current neighbors?

Duke-Where are you?

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