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.
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.
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.
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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