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Three Things on the final Hard Knocks episode

Three Things to consider now that the Miami Dolphins' turn on "Hard Knocks" is over:

Thing 1: Seeing Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland bid a regretful goodbye to the disappointing Clyde Gates made me think about the Dolphins' draft woes in Round 4 since 2008.

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Everybody always talks about Round 2 as a sort of dead zone during the Ireland/Parcells years, but Round 4 has brought the Dolphins offensive guard Shawn Murphy, linebacker A.J. Edds and Gates.

All three are now gone.

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Brian Hartline is still kicking, but this year's fourth-rounder, Lamar Miller, needs to show more.

Thing 2: Couldn't help but notice Joe Philbin's locker-room talks started to be spiced with increasing amounts of mild profanity as the preseason wore on.

I actually kind of wished he would have held the line on that and stayed more in the realm of John Wooden/Dean Smith, per his gentlemanly nature.

But, hey, football is football, and those cameras were rolling.

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Thing 3: The Chad Johnson interview and workout montage was just sad.

It's great that he's sorry for getting arrested and it's impressive, I guess, that he can throw that medicine ball to a trainer in the ocean.

But the fact remains: Even if Chad hadn't messed up, he still dropped the only pass thrown to him in his only game as a Dolphin.

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