Here is this weeks “Phish Food”:
Ronnie Brown, Vernon Carey, and Ikechuku Ndukwe were all fined 10,000 dollars by the NFL for their coreographed end-zone dance following Ronnie’s 5 yard touchdown run vs. the Chargers. He says he won’t be doing that again.
Pop Warner? Several Dolphins players say that Wednesday practices, normally reserved for opposition prepartation, are also being used to practice fundamental basics like they do in training camp.
”The little stuff you do in Pop Warner, we do all that stuff every single week, and I think it does help,” Crowder said. “Late in the season in the NFL you see a lot more missed tackles because guys are just going out there and playing and not sticking to the fundamentals enough. I think if we keep it up, we’ll be on top of a lot of teams.”
Injury report gets a name. This week was the first week since week 1 that a Miami Dolphin has appeared on the injury report. LB Reggie Torbor missed Thursday’s practice with a sore hip. Michael Lehan was listed on week 1.
Not so special teams. The Dolphins currently rank 31st on kick-off returns. They improve by 11 on punt returns.
Ted Ginn catches more than balls. According to local Miami media, Ted Ginn caught an earful after running out of bounds twice during the San Diego game. Both players and Ginn’s father (also drafted by Cam Cameron) told Ginn he needs to fight for those yards. Ginn says he has learned something from the experience.
Kircus’ circus. Former Dolphins training camp WR David Kircus failed to appear for his court date and now has a warrant out for his arrest. Kircus is facing felony charges of assault stemming from a 2007 Denver bar fight.
Jake Long says, “we play like Tony Sparano coaches us”. So did Tony coach them for the Arizona game?