Friday, July 31, 2009

Pat White Could Hold Out

Even as I proclaimed via Twitter that Jeff Ireland and Bill Parcells "don't **** around" when it comes to getting their draft picks signed in time for training camp, it appears that the apple of their collective eyes is poised for a holdout according to PFT.

The hangup appears to be due to the fact that White and his agent are seeking different incentives other than those generally given to QBs taken in the second round since they believe (and likely correctly) that White will not be utilized like any other QB drafted in the second round.

Due to his role as "Wildcat Specialist" and Chad Henne's apparent strangehold on the position of QB of the future, White is looking to add on some incentives that would reward him for his unique role in the offense should he become successful in that capacity. And I can't say I blame him...

Hopefully this is resolved shortly so we can all get a sneak peak at Wildcat 2.0.

[Might as well grab your Miami Wildcat shirt while you still can! lol.]

Vontae Davis (of OUR Dimension) Has Signed a 5 Year Deal with the Dolphins

The second half of the Dolphins promising rookie cornerback duo has inked a five year deal worth something around 10 Million considering the contracts signed by the picks taken immediately before and after him in the 2009 draft.

This move ensures that Vontae Davis, along with rookie Sean Smith, will both be reporting for the first day of camp. Their presence during the entirety of training camp will be crucial as they both hope to solidify the young secondary. Will Allen and the coaching staff will have ample time to prepare them for the coming season.

No word yet if VD2, Vontae's alternate reality persona has come to terms in a backup capacity should anything happen to our Vontae.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

REMINDER: Join the FTW Fantasy Football League

Yours truly has been incommunicado for the past few days. A little warning in advance, I will be once again without access to cyber dolphinland from next Thursday to Sunday as I will be attending a wedding, but I promise to have some fresh new content for you all to sink your teeth into before then.

And of course, with training camp fast approaching, there will be PLENTY to discuss... FINALLY!

But for now, just a simple reminder that we are still taking new members to join the exclusive FTWFL!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

FREE Wallpaper: Ted Ginn Jr.

Today's Miami Dolphins Wallpaper features starting WR Ted Ginn Jr. Does he have what it takes to become a legit number 1 receiver in the NFL? Discuss HERE.

There are two versions, one with the 2009 schedule and one without. Your choice. As of right now, I only made one in this size. If you would like another wallpaper size, please comment in this thread with your desired resolution size.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Great Davone Bess Interview - 17 Minutes Long

Tin_Shaker was kind enough to edit down an hour-long recorded interview that Davone recently did in Hawaii down to 17 minutes for us Dol-fans to enjoy.

Its a great interview with a lot of interesting information on Davone's relationship with Chad Pennington and much more.

And LOL at Davone's reaction to Twitter. He mentions that he will not press charges against Lambo_Weezy.

Check it out HERE.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Can Ted Ginn Become a TRUE #1 Receiver in '09?

In my opinion, the litmus test for a starting wide receiver in the NFL is their ability to surpass 1,000 yards in a season. Of course, this is often dependent on factors outside of a receiver's control, such as having a QB hand selected by Dave Wannstedt or Cam Cameron throwing them the ball.

Fortunately for Ted Ginn, this is no longer a problem, as Chad Pennington is in the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. Although, Pennington's lack of superior arm strength could hinder Ginn from truly using his greatest asset, that being his speed.

However, that shouldn't serve as an excuse this season.

Blazing speed alone does not make a number one receiver. Superior route running and the ability to rack up YAK...

err... YAC (Yards After Catch) do.

Ginn almost doubled his rookie yardage last year ending with 790 yards receiving, up from 420 in 2007. However, he finished with the same meager amount of touchdowns - Two.

If Ginn can double his 2008 stats for 2009, I think we can finally consider him a true number one.

So what do you think? Will Ted show enough in 2009 to entrench himself atop the Miami Dolphins roster?

Will Ted Ginn Surpass 1,000 Yards in 2009?

Introducing the FTW Fantasy Football League

Its that time again...

Get out your epic axes, spell books, and wizard caps because its time for FANTASY FOOTBALL!

Fins FTW is mounting its first annual fantasy football league dubbed the FTWFL on

The league will feature 18 players duking it out each week to gain epic loot and notoriety across the land.

The FTWFL Champion will receive:
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So how do you sign up?

Its simple. Simply leave a comment on this thread, tweet me @FinsFTW or email me at with a reason why you should be considered for the league.

State how many years of FF experience you have, make a blood oath promising that you shall not abandon the league even if you are staring a winless season in the face, or something like that. Basically, just convince me that you are a serious player. I don't want to be going against a guy starting a player with a season ending injury come Week 5.

There are only 17 spots (I have already occupied one of the spots in the 18 team league), so apply today.

Once you have been selected, I will email or tweet you the league info and password so that you can join up.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dolphins Approach Ronnie Brown About Contract Extension

According to the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins have approached Ronnie Brown's agent Todd France in an attempt to get the Pro Bowl running back and wildcat specialist signed to a contract extension which would keep him in the aqua and orange (some say teal and coral is the actual Dolphins' color scheme, but that just doesn't have the same ring to it) for several more years.

As mentioned previously, Brown's rookie contract expires at the conclusion of the 2009 season.

Getting Brown signed to an extension before the season makes sense on a couple of levels.

For one, he would likely come at a cheaper price now than he would after the season, as all signs point to him building upon the Pro Bowl season he had last year now that he is two seasons removed from ACL surgery and is more comfortable with the current offensive scheme.

If Brown mounted yet another Pro Bowl effort this season, he would automatically become the number one target by teams looking for help in their backfield via free agency. In such a scenario, The Dolphins would be unlikely to outbid other teams for the services of a running back, since history shows that the Parcells regime tends to skimp a bit when it comes to that position.

Secondly, it would allow Brown to play fast and loose right from the start. While often times it is said that players play their best and their hardest in a contract year in order to secure a big pay day in free agency, this might not be the best strategy for a player with a serious injury in their past.

If Brown were to get injured again in 2009 without a long term commitment from the team, it would be a major blow to his chances of securing a lucrative contract during free agency. Could these kind of thoughts hinder his effort in some circumstances?

It is possible, but Brown doesn't appear to be the kind of player who is thinking of finances first. He appears to be a true team player and gives his best effort on every play. When you see a man of his size hurdling over defenders and dragging multiple players across the turf for several yards, it is difficult to ever accuse him of not giving it his all.

While this might not have been a problem in any case, a long term commitment by the Dolphins toward Brown would allow him to simply focus on football without the spectre of free agency looming in the distance. And that is better for everyone.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

aWAKEning the Beast: Jason Taylor Sees Potential in Cameron Wake

The Dolphins just might have a new Disney tale to tell to follow up last year's Cinderella season. The Beauty and the Beast might be rolling into town in 2009.

Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins' resident heart throb and authority on the art of sacking opposing quarterbacks, has been giving much praise to teammate and (hopeful) eventual successor Cameron Wake in recent weeks.

“He’s quick, he’s fast, he’s sudden. He’s a strong guy, so you know the explosiveness is going to be there. It’s just a matter of learning this game and the nuances.” Taylor said.

If there is one thing that Jason Taylor knows (other than the cha-cha), its what it takes to be a successful pass rusher in the NFL. In his opinion, former CFL standout Cameron Wake has that ability in spades.

“If anybody looked at me as a 22-year-old kid coming out of Akron and looked at Cameron with where he is right now, they’d say he has a better chance to make it than I did.” Taylor reflected.

Given Wake's current age of 27, it makes sense that he would be ahead of a 22-year-old skinny rookie out of a small school. He is more physically prepared for the rigors of an NFL season given his training and experience running down the fleet-footed signal callers of the NFL's younger, cooler, yet noticeably weaker little brother - the CFL.

At 6'3 and the physical build that would make a Yeti feel meek in comparison, Wake took the Great White North by storm - amassing an incomparable 39 sacks during his two years with the BC Lions.

He won various honors and awards and became the first player in CFL history to win Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.

But that was the CFL... Wake has already failed to latch onto an NFL gig once before, being cut by the NY Giants during his rookie season.

Can the skills he honed and displayed north of the border translate to the quicker and more brutal version of the game down south?

There is some reason for optimism. Warren Moon, Jeff Garcia, Joe Theismann, and Doug Flutie are just a few of the former CFL standouts to make a name for themselves in the NFL. Of course, they tend to share something that Cameron Wake does not - a position on the offensive side of the ball.

Miami fans can even look to their own players for an example of CFL to NFL success. Ricky Williams had a largely forgettable season with the Toronto Argonauts following one of his many NFL suspensions, but came back strong for the Miami Dolphins a season after his Canadian exile.

The CFL is more well known for its wide open offenses than bone crushing defenses, which makes Wake's success and beastly statistics all the more impressive.

Bill Parcells and GM Jeff Ireland certainly saw enough potential in Wake to give him a contract with the Dolphins. Given their extensive track record of success when it comes to finding and developing pass rushers, I would say that is a glowing endorsement of his potential in the NFL.

However, Ireland and Parcells instituted a back up plan in order to ensure that their investment was in good hands, picking up a giant acorn of pash rush wisdom in Jason Taylor to provide additional firepower for the defense and to serve as a mentor to the young guns.

If Jason Taylor can impart even a fraction of the pass rushing knowledge he has acquired over the years onto Wake, I believe that he can use his abundant physical gifts to finally become the beast in the NFL that he always dreamed he would be.

For Miami Dolphins fans, that would be a thing of beauty.


Here is a great feature on Cameron Wake:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Catch of the Week: Sabrina Sato (& OG) Got Hands

A little production note: Going forward, the Catch of the Week will feature one phenomenal catch in Dolphins' history as well as the phenomenal babes you have come to expect. Once the season starts, the best catch by a Miami Dolphins player for that week will get the coveted spot alongside a Fins FTW hottie.

With that out of the way, do you remember Oronde Gadsden? Or as I liked to call him... HANDS.

The man had hands about the size of baseball mitts. In fact, I think the MLB might use his hands as the prototype for all their current gloves.

When you are a wide receiver trying to catch balls from Jay Fiedler, you might as well be an outfielder...

OG's mitts came in handy on one monumental catch that even landed him in the Hall of Fame (if only as a still photograph, and not a bronze bust).

The year was 2002, and this was the Dolphins' chance to break the dreadful curse of the NY Jets. Even with the newly acquired Ricky Williams to trample all over the gang green, we could still count on our fearless Fiedler on the roof to botch the game for us.

And he came damn close...

Jay Fiedler, Dave Wannstedt's favorite son, went back for a pass and chucked the ball right into the awaiting arms of a NY Jets' defensive back when suddenly a great, giant hand emerged to save the day.

Oronde Gadsden. Hero. The Miami Dolphins went on to win the game, and finally break the curse of the New York Jets.

It is only fitting that I should segue from the "hands" to a woman who men can't seem to keep their hands off.

Sabrina Sato
Brazil's Asian Sensation
She is one of the focal points of the popular Brazilian prime time variety show Panico Na TV. Sato is cute, fun, sassy, and sports an amazing body that she is never shy to flaunt for the primetime audience.

Her only imperfection might be the monstrous mole on her forehead. A mole so large and obtrusive that not even our own Jay Fiedler could miss it.


Bonus Making of the Video: (Caution: LOUD START. Might want to lower volume before you play this video)

Madden 10 SNEAK PEAKS: Dolphins Vs. Raiders (OMG EA SCREWED UP THE SOCKS!)

I hope you have a cup handy to collect the saliva that is sure to be frothing out of your mouth upon viewing the following videos.

Some intrepid Madden fanatics were able to sneak a handy dandy HD camcorder into E3 (The annual convention of gamer geeks such as myself) and record some SEXY new footage of Madden 10 in all its glory. Pregame, game action, half time and more. And luckily for us Dolphin fans, it features our favorite team!

Even in all its pixelated glory, EA did manage to FAIL in one major aspect of the presentation. They matched up the wrong socks with the wrong uniform!

ANY Dolphins fan worth their bloodstained Jay Fiedler throwback jersey knows that the orange and aqua striped socks go with the AQUA pants, NOT the WHITE pants! Aqua socks are used with the all white uniforms! Good job, EA! There ain't a chance in Hades I'm dropping 60 greenbacks for your appallingly attention-to-detail lacking product!

Just kidding! I'm still going to pre-order the heck out of this game!

EDIT: Well, it turns out my assault upon the good folks at EA and Tiburon might have been out of line after all. According to @FootballDetails, Madden now allows players to delve into the minutia of uniform outfitting that previously only NFL equipment managers could enjoy! That's right, you now have the power to slap on which ever mismatching socks you want on your 3D-rendered gridiron warriors! Sorry EA!

Without further ado, the in-game action:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Relive the Vengeance in the Meadowlands has posted 15 minute video of the Week 17 Dolphins-Jets matchup which gave the Dolphins the division title and gave Chad Pennington some measure of revenge on his former team. It also sent Favre packing... to Minnesota.

Miami Dolphins Vs New York Jets, Week 17 Video

Friday, July 10, 2009

CONTEST: What's Your Story? Share Your Most Memorable Dolphins Moment, Win a Custom Wallpaper

Everyone has a story to tell about their time as a Miami Dolphins football fanatic. What's yours?

I will be giving away a CUSTOM Miami Dolphins Desktop Wallpaper, sig pic, or custom (photoshopped) photo featuring you and a Miami Dolphins player of your choice for use on your favorite social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, or Twitter.

All you have to do is share your most memorable fan experience by leaving a comment on this post. I will select the best story from the comments posted and select the winner. It can be about getting into a fist fight with a rowdy Jets fan in the Meadowlands, sticking pins into a makeshift Dave Wannstedt voodoo doll, or being present for Marino's first game in the Orange Bowl. Just make it interesting...

I will select a winner on Friday, July 17th.


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Catch of the Week: Winnepeg Blue Bomber Cheerleaders

From the outside, the cheerleaders of the Winnepeg Blue Bombers of the CFL appear to be the very essence of Blue Bomber pride and spirit.

Appearances can be deceiving.

The Winnepeg Blue Bomber cheerleaders have a secret and I am here to expose them (the secret that is, get your mind out of the gutter.)

You see, while they sport the colors of the Blue Bombers and cheer on their men as they trudge down the field in the frozen, unforgiving climate north of the border, their hearts and minds are with someone else.

The truth is that the Winnepeg Blue Bomber cheerleaders wish they could be with someone else who would better appreciate their skimpy outfits and give them the love and warmth that they desire.

They wish they were with the Miami Dolphins.

I present to you proof that these seemingly loyal cheerleaders indeed have their hearts, minds, and other assets thinking of the Miami Dolphins.

EXCLUSIVE Q&A With Davone Bess

We recently got a chance to sit down with the second year stand out at wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins - Davone Bess.

In between surfing sessions in Hawaii as he unwinds before reporting back to Davie for the start of training camp, Davone was kind enough to sit down with us and discuss last year's improbable rise up the depth chart and the team's improbable march to the playoffs and what we can expect this upcoming season.

I will be typing this blog LIVE as I speak with Davone, so please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors.

Let's begin:

Odin Gunderson: Hey Davone, glad we could catch up with you. How is Hawaii this time of year?

Davone Bess: A little bit cold, you know? The Eskimos are chill though. I been drinkin some Pepsi's and Coronas with them. They cool.

OG: Wait, you said you are in Hawaii? That doesn't...

DB: What? Do you know who you talkin to? This be Davone Bess. Davone knows Hawaii! Davone is KING of Hawaii. They call me King Comonaplayawanaleia and all the ladies be coming to my 'gloo for some action.

OG: Nice try Lambo... I have traced this call and will be sending this information to the proper authorities.

L_W: But this is Davone Bess. I promise. Please don't. I can prove it. I'll send you a picture of my hair. Come on man. Please? ****!


My apologies, it appears that we have been had by an impostor once again. However, if you would like to read a REAL interview with the legit Davone Bess, simply follow this link to read his thoughts on the Dolphins shocking 2008 season and what 2009 might have in store:
Q&A with Davone Bess

Watch Live NFL Games From ANYWHERE With DirecTV's New Laptop & Smartphone App!

Got a fishing trip in Alaska planned for a Sunday? A wedding in Vegas to attend? Planning to jump out of an airplane - with or without a parachute? Now you can do all that and more without having to worry about missing the next Dolphins touchdown!

DirecTV has brought its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package to your laptop and mobile phone.

Although the iPhone app will be absolutely free of charge, in order to get it to work you will need to put down a nice chunk of change in order to be able to watch Ronnie Brown demolish another poor safety come September.

In order to receive this service, you will need to become a DirecTV subscriber, purchase the @280 NFL Sunday Ticket subscription, AND plop down an additional $100 for the "Superfan" package.

This likely isn't feasible for most schmoes out there (such as myself), but if you are already a DirecTV customer with the NFL Sunday Ticket and would rather be doing something other than entrenched on your coach buried under mounds of nachos doing your best Jabba the Hutt impersonation each Sunday during the fall, this might be the perfect tool for you.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

FREE Miami Dolphins Wallpaper: Joey Porter

The second Miami Dolphins wallpaper in the series features the sometimes fearsome and always loquacious centerpiece of the Miami Dolphins defense - Joey Porter.

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I have provided two versions of the Miami Dolphins wallpaper - one with the Dolphins' 2009 schedule and one without. Please check back soon as I will add more resolution sizes for these miami dolphins wallpapers if requested.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dread in Miami?: Dolphins Speak with CB Mike McKenzie

Perhaps in an effort to lead the league in players with dreadlocks, the Miami Dolphins have spoken with former Packers and Saints cornerback Mike McKenzie according to the ESPN news ticker and the Miami Herald.

McKenzie, a ten year veteran, had been one of the league's best cornerbacks during his time in Green Bay and New Orleans, but suffered a devastating knee injury at the end of the 2007 season. He recovered in time for the start of the 2008 season but suffered yet another knee injury after seven games.

In 2008, he amassed a grand total of 22 tackles and 1 INT.

He was released by the Saints in March.

The Dolphins were thought to have solved their troublesome situation in the secondary earlier this year when they signed veteran free agent Eric Green and drafted young cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Sean Smith in the first two rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft.

However, if the Dolphins brain trust are putting a feeler out to McKenzie, they must have seen something during the OTAs that they didn't like in regard to the overall makeup of the group. Bringing in another veteran like McKenzie would appear to be a bad omen for Eric Green, as an older, injury-prone veteran such as McKenzie would likely pose no threat to the two roster spots now occupied by Davis and Smith.

If McKenzie were to sign with the Dolphins, that would bring the total of dreadlocked players on the squad to seven. Davone Bess, Chris Clemons, Ernest Wilford, Channing Crowder, Erik Walden, and Randy Starks are currently the only players on the roster sporting the distinctive hairstyle.

It is said that dreadlock style of hair growth received its name due to the sense of dread that came over those who encountered people wearing them. If this is a case, perhaps the Dolphins' strategy is to fill the roster with dreadlocks in an effort to paralyze the opposing team with fear and awe.

There is a precedent to this.

In 2002, Dolphin fans were witnessed to one of the most prolific seasons in dreadlock history. It was during that season that Ricky Williams' signature dreads wantonly slapped opposing defenders out of his path as he bulldozed his way to 1853 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns.

In 2003, Ricky shaved his dreads off, and the rest is history. Like Samson before him, Ricky never quite achieved the same level of awe-inducing power as he displayed with the full head of locks churning all about the field.

Then again, Ernest Wilford wears dreads... The only dread he induced in others in 2008 was in Jeff Ireland for spending millions of dollars on 25 yards of production.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

FREE Wallpaper: Chad Pennington (Now W/ Schedule)

I have been absent a few days, but I come bearing gifts! I have cooked up a new miami dolphins wallpaper featuring everyone's favorite Jets' castaway CHAD PENNINGTON!

And a BONUS Sig Pic!

Here they are:

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Friday, July 3, 2009

New Name, Same Shame... lessness.

Ok, so I decided to start fresh with a new, more approachable name for the blog. Something more marketable and simple (ie, something I could slap on a shirt and actually plausibly expect someone to purchase one). Since the old Finstache blog was only a week old, I figured it was best to make the move now before things went any further... Although, the Lambo_Weezy detective work will probably still be associated with the old domain, but that's fine.

I have changed my twitter account to reflect the change as well. You can now find me @FinsFTW

It also means a new feed (for the third time, lol.)
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Hope you like the new digs and Happy 4th!

BTW, I am pretty sure most people know what FTW stands for, but if you don't, it is internet language for "For The Win" :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Catch of the Week: 2 for 1 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders!

So I threw my net out to sea, or Google Image Search if you would prefer to call it that, and found a heck of a catch. I reeled in not one, but TWO, cute cheerleaders from the one and only Miami Dolphins.

Unfortunately, it looks like they have caught a bad case of make-a-stupid-squishy-face-for-the-camera-itis (especially the blond) which has plagued millions of otherwise cute girls on social networking sites across the universe.

In any case, a little behind the scenes action featuring Miami Dolphins cheerleaders is never a bad deal. Enjoy!PS: Do Dolphin cheerleaders ever wear anything other than throwback Marino jerseys when they aren't in uniform?

Vontae Davis Is Cleared By Illinois Police, Travels Back to the Future

The Champaign Illinois Police Department, unable to comprehend the mind-thumping complexities of time-travel, have cleared Vontae Davis from any charges of egregiously excessive noise and operating a motor vehicle with an invalid license.

As for VD2, the alternate reality Vontae Davis from a different time and place, he seemingly has been able to venture back to the place from whence he came, leaving thousands of scientists in our time in a bewildered stupor desperately trying to make sense of it all.

We can only hope that VD2 will return one day to help us during our greatest time of need, and not merely to pester the eardrums of Illinois residents.

Or is VD2 but a prelude of our impending demise?

Oh ****...

Ronnie Brown Packing Up To Leave After 2009?

When Ronnie Brown came into the league back in 2005, the TV airwaves were consumed with ads featuring the ubiquitous question, "What can BROWN do for you?" While this phrase was originally meant to display how a cargo company with a monotone color scheme could outperform its flashier rivals, the phrase also become a motto of sorts for Ronnie Brown during the 2005 draft and beyond.

Like UPS, Ronnie Brown also had to compete to elevate himself above the flashier names of the 2005 draft class. One of those names was none other than his Auburn teammate and close friend who came equipped with a hell of a catchy nickname - Carnell "Cadillac" Williams.

While the Cadillac was consistently spinning his wheels onto the highlight reels, Ronnie's consistent, workman-like, and often-times pounding style of play provided the fuel to a dynamic and dominant rushing attack which helped drive the Auburn Tigers all the way to an undefeated season in 2004.

Ronnie also had to eclipse the heir to Ricky Williams' Texas throne - Cedric Benson. Although, Dolphin fans wanted no part of any Ricky Williams protege' given the situation at the time.

Brown began to separate himself from the pack at the 2005 NFL combine where he posted a 4.45 40' time. His speed along with his size helped push him toward the top of the (at the time) strong RB crop.

Nick Saban (The backstabbing, Lil' Debbie-eating, conniving, lecherous, deceitful, pint-sized control freak from the Boonies that every fan in Miami thought was God incarnated in the flesh at the time) used his extensive knowledge of the SEC to select Ronnie Brown with the 2nd overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft.

This would be Saban's first decision as head coach of the Dolphins, and it would remain his best following his short-lived, disappointing reign as Miami Dolphins' dictator.

So what DID Brown do for the Dolphins? Well, just about everything.

He has conquered the cries of "bust" from the loyal (and sometimes delusional) fans - and not just once, but several times, as the cries of "bust" rear their ugly heads during almost every season.

He has crawled his way out of the early-season doghouse that each coach had placed him in for some mind-numbing reason each pre-season.

He has returned punts for Cam Cameron's pre-season fail forward fast all-stars.

He has broken tackle after tackle after tackle after tackle after tackle after tackle after tackle.

He has made safeties wish they were never born to receive the level of national embarrassment that comes with being absolutely demolished and tossed to the ground like Raggedy Andy.

He has racked up astronomical stats and still managed to go winless over a span of several games (Thanks Cam!).

He has at times been the team's best blocker, best runner, and best receiver.

He has torn his ACL, and proceeded to kick rehab's ass into submission, returning to the field at full strength and with no lingering issues in just a few months.

Oh, and he also became the poster boy for the league's hottest new craze in the ferocious WildCat Formation. He was the first player to actually make Bill Belichick (The New England Variety) look like a chump, and send thousands of Boston fans fleeing in shame out of Gillette Stadium for the first time in a decade.

Four years, 3,433 yards, 23 touchdowns, 137 receptions, 1,151 yards receiving, a pro bowl berth, and a whole lot of ass-kicking later, Ronnie Brown might be preparing for his last year as a Miami Dolphin.

Yes, another UPS, the United Parcells Service might be getting ready to send Ronnie Brown packing at the end of the season.

Ronnie Brown's contract expires at the conclusion of the 2009 season, and the team might be willing to part with the all-pro.

It mostly comes down to money. I am sure Sparano and Co. would love to keep a football player of Brown's caliber on the squad, but not at the cost he might come at.

Bill Parcells has always been one to take a blue-light special approach to runningbacks. He believes that as long as you have the hogs up front to do the dirty work, you can find a servicable enough running back just about anywhere.

If you look at his history, he never takes running backs in the first round of the draft, nor does he often pursue big name, big money backs in free agency.

He looks for the young and hungry in the later rounds ala Marion Barber. Or the old and forgotten with something to prove in Ottis Anderson.

The lone exception to this rule that I can conjure up at the moment was when he traded for notorious Dolphin-killer Curtis Martin. Parcells sent a 1st and a 3rd round pick to his former employer in exchange for the services of the future hall of famer.

While Jeff Ireland is the real Dolphins' General Manager, one can assume that he shares a similar philosophy with his boss on this matter.

Ronnie Brown is likely to remain a big ticket name during the 2009 season. With his multi-faceted talents and mastery of the now popular WildCat Offense, Brown should command big money out in Free Agency in 2010. Given that the Dolphins are unlikely to want to tie up such a huge sum of money on a running back nearing the end of his twenties, He will probably try to see what kind of value awaits him out on the market.

And if Brown disappoints in 2009 and fails to reach the level of play that fans and the Dolphins expect of him, he will also likely be gone. As was previously stated, the organization believes they can get solid play at that position at a bargain price, either through the draft or by rummaging through the heaps of discarded backs around the league. Case in point: Patrick Cobbs.

So who will replace the dynamic Ronnie Brown if he leaves in 2010?

Well, there is already a replacement for one of his jobs on the roster - Pat White, WildCat Specialist. Perhaps the drafting of White was a sign that the Dolphins have no plans to keep Ronnie Brown, the current king of the WildCat, past this season. They will get White prepared to usurp the role by having him become Ronnie Brown's 2009 WildCat understudy.

As for who the Dolphins might pick up to take over for Ronnie Brown's other, more important role in the offense? A tandem of Ricky Williams and Patrick Cobbs could be servicable, but I doubt they would be content with an ancient (yet enlightened, and for once, trustworthy) Ricky Williams and a supplementary guy like Cobbs (regardless of the spark he provides to the team in spots) as their only rushing options on what they hope will be their first legit shot at the Super Bowl in 2010.

If you want to find the future of the Dolphins' backfield, start looking at the unheralded, yet tough and consistent, workhorse running backs in the college ranks.

Ronnie Brown, should he leave after the 2009 season, will have entrenched himself as the best running back that the Miami Dolphins have fielded since the 70's (Ricky's 2002 masterpiece excluded).

Fortunately, we still have a full season of Ronnie Brown south beach smack downs to enjoy before he might be off to his next stop on the NFL delivery route.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Miami Dolphins Sig Pic - Ricky Williams Redemption Song

Just giving the old blog (only a week old, lol) a little facelift. I will be continuing to change little things here and there over the next few days. If there are any widgets that you think would be a benefit to readers, please let me know!

Anyway, I might as well use this opportunity to offer you all another free miami dolphins sig pic! Being that Ricky Williams was such a huge Bob Marley fan and was seeking his very own redemption for his past actions, I decided to merge the two worlds together for this sig pic. Enjoy it!

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Lambo_Weezy Impersonated Davone in REAL LIFE too!

Now that the Lambo_Weezy saga has reached a national audience, many people are coming forward with their experiences with the con artist formerly known as "Davone Bess AKA Lambo_Weezy". In one interesting account on, he mentions that Lambo had been using Bess' identity to frequent clubs in real life.

BallerAlert writes:
We kept in contact and just fell into the friendship zone. A couple weekends ago we hanged out at the club. Every one knew him by Devone the NFL player. So he did not just fool the bitches on twitter he fooled every one on South Beach! He was poping comped bottles and had all the groupies on his dick.
When confronted about his reasons for impersonating Davone, Lambo stated that his reasons for lying was that:
...everyone told him that he looked like Davone. So i am guessing he started believing he really was him.
You can read more about BallerAlert's run-in with the infamous Lambo_Weezy here.

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Davone Bess Speaks Out On Lambo_Weezy & More

The good guys over at Hawaii 1500, Rob & Russ, recently caught up with the real deal Davone Bess and managed to get his thoughts on a variety of topics including his recent victimization by the infamous Lambo_Weezy. Davone doesn't mince words when he discusses the case of Twitter identity fraud.

"It's very frustrating" Davone said. "I've worked very hard to get where I'm at and for this guy to go out of his way to put all this dirt on me, it really just bothers me. I'm not going to sugar coat it, it just bothers me. Because I never did nothing to nobody."

There are several other nuggets of information for Dolfans and Davone fans to enjoy during this interview, including how his new foray into boxing might help him during the upcoming season, his outlook on the 2009 season, and more.

Listen to the complete interview with the REAL Davone Bess