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Ted Ginn heads back to the Tuna's doghouse

Two weeks ago tonight, Dolphins receiver Ted Ginn made an impressive catch on a long touchdown that helped deliver a win over the Jets.

On Sunday, however, Ginn was back to eating pre-game popcorn, with multiple key drops in the 46-34 loss to the Saints.
Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen (who likely still has a pipeline to his former ESPN colleague, Bill Parcells), Ginn will see reduced playing time going forward.
Mort also said that, if the trade deadline were tomorrow instead of last Tuesday, the Dolphins would be dialing up the Ravens and offering Ginn to the team whose offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, drafted Ginn in 2007 with the ninth overall pick.
So why didn’t the Dolphins do it last week?  In hindsight, it would have been a great time to sell high, with Ginn looking great against the Jets.
As a result, Miami missed an opportunity, and now they’re stuck with Ginn through the balance of the season.
Unless they eventually decide to cut him.
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22 Responses to “Ted Ginn heads back to the Tuna's doghouse”
  1. GodFramedMe says: Oct 26, 2009 8:13 PM

    He will make it thru the year and be used as a return man then he will be shipped in the offseason for a 4th ridding the team of all signs of the horrible CaMueller draft.

  2. Dolphan says: Oct 26, 2009 8:14 PM

    they need to cut their losses and release the guy. What is he worth? a 5th round pick TOPS. Hes awful, and is hindering the teams chances then helping.

  3. Boring Tuna says: Oct 26, 2009 8:16 PM

    That probably why they didn’t deal him – because he looked “great” against the Jets.
    He’s better suited for returning kicks and punts and being a fill-in if one of the starters gets injured. A starting receiver in the NFL, he’s not. Looks like the Dolphin coaches are the last ones in Miami to realize that.

  4. Xpensive Wino says: Oct 26, 2009 8:37 PM

    He’s an absolute pile of crap. He is the opposite of everything Bill Parcells has ever looked for in a football player. Quintessential pick from the Cameron/Mueller era (error)……sums up that regime perfectly. With the exception of JaMarcus Russell, I can’t think of a guy in the NFL who’s a less instinctive football player. Depending on the cap ramifications, they should cut him just to get the stink out.

  5. gregoriorossini says: Oct 26, 2009 8:37 PM

    so camcam, how’s that draft class doing?
    uhhhhhhh……….. 2 guys left on the team
    back up nose tackle who’s always overweight…
    and ted ginn’s family…
    beck, that RB from FSU…

  6. TFBuckFutter says: Oct 26, 2009 8:43 PM

    The Dolpins trading Wes Welker then drafting him is like Fisher Stevens dumping Michelle Pfeiffer so he could bang hotter chicks.

  7. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Oct 26, 2009 8:58 PM

    “Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen (who likely still has a pipeline to his former ESPN colleague, Bill Parcells), Ginn will see reduced playing time going forward.”
    More likely Mort heard Tony Sparano earlier today when he said that “Brian Hartline merits playing more” and put two and two together.
    Parcells doesn’t leak crap to specific media members. If he has something to say, he says it. You would think people would know this after seeing how Bill’s programs have operated for the past 30 years.

  8. slipkid says: Oct 26, 2009 9:21 PM

    15 yards a catch… put him IN.

  9. FinFan says: Oct 26, 2009 9:41 PM

    Ive been saying this all year hes been missing tooany passes and costing us games !!! Ive been saying all year put the ball in bess camarillo and hartlines hands and keep it out of ginns! Whats the results? 2-4 ginn cost us at least two games

  10. DocBG says: Oct 26, 2009 9:46 PM

    It might just be that the kid needs some more time. By no means am I a dolphins fan, but some teams need to take a little more time to develop talent and build a team. Is the team going to get a player that is going to help the team any more with a 5th round draft pick? probably not, so why not invest the time into improving the kids skills and building on the block that where there when they drafted him. Regardless of the team that picked him, he has/had 1st round talent, now coach him.

  11. JaggedMark says: Oct 26, 2009 10:00 PM

    I wish Chad Henne would have took off his helmet, walked over to Ginn, and beat the living crap out of him with it.
    Them stone hands receivers out of OSU don’t even deserve having a Wolverine QB throwing at them.

  12. Dolphan says: Oct 26, 2009 10:25 PM

    he has had 3 seasons to LEARN what he should have already known coming into the NFL IN THE FIRST ROUND! and that is catching. Seems like he thinks his contract is based off of dropped passes than caught ones….
    The Jets couldve traded for him and got a player with just as many dropped passes and NO ASSAULT CHARGES against him lmao

  13. rtl334 says: Oct 26, 2009 10:35 PM

    Outside the obvious (poor hands, poor routes and fear) what many may not realize with Ginn is he has very poor acceleration for a person that fast. Being that quickness and agility are more important than straight line speed, Ginn just doesn’t bring much to the team. That first Int by Henne is the kind of perfect pass into double coverage we laud Manning for (of course caught by competent receivers). It just goes to show you how important the other parts are to make an offense go.

  14. cheekychappmusic says: Oct 26, 2009 11:42 PM

    All of you will think that I am crazy.
    An OSU fan elsewhere has remarked Ginn came to OSU as a CB, but was changed to WR because of his speed.
    Tony likes experiments (see White, Pat, and the Wildcat).
    Here’s the ultimate one:
    Turn him into a full time PR/KR, and convert him to the fifth CB. He runs scout defensive team the rest of the year, and runs with the DBs in practice. Patrick Turner becomes the #4 receiver, and it saves the nickel back (Nate Jones) and the other bust (Jason Allen) for DB duty.
    Then in training camp, decide. No one but CamMoron will trade for him, so why not?

  15. Lance Alworth says: Oct 27, 2009 12:00 AM

    “Parcells doesn’t leak crap to specific media members. If he has something to say, he says it. You would think people would know this after seeing how Bill’s programs have operated for the past 30 years.”
    Peter King has been milking that cow for years.

  16. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Oct 27, 2009 1:04 AM

    “Peter King has been milking that cow for years.”
    Name one bit of pertinent information that King has obtained from Parcells that nobody else knew about…that’s what I thought.

  17. Ripp says: Oct 27, 2009 4:19 AM

    One problem with Ginn being a corner is that he is afraid of contact. How many times have you seen him take a dive? I will bet you one of the reasons he drops the ball so much is that fear of contact.

  18. KILLER FIN says: Oct 27, 2009 10:41 AM

    Put Turner in NOW!!! Ginn can run back kicks from here on out!!! One good catch to 20 dropped passes does not wash out!!! might as well see what the rookie has!!! GINN SUCKS get rid of him!!!

  19. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 27, 2009 12:00 PM

    “JaggedMark says:
    October 26, 2009 10:00 PM
    I wish Chad Henne would have took off his helmet, walked over to Ginn, and beat the living crap out of him with it.”
    Bwahahahahaha, this made me laugh hard.
    Seriously, Ginn doesn’t need more time. The dude is in his 3rd year. How many years do you wait for a first-round pick to “develop”?? How many years do you wait for ANY player to develop? He’s not THAT good of a talent to wait indefinitely to groom this kid.
    All he has is speed, that’s it. That won’t work very well for you if you can’t get off the line, run a crisp route, or (gasp) catch the damn ball when it’s placed in your hands.
    Recently he’s gotten worse – not only is he dropping balls, he’s putting them in the hands of the defensive backs of the other team. Ginn has caused more pick 6′s than Henne has. How sad is that?
    The Dolphins definitely should have traded him before the deadline.

  20. joe1015 says: Oct 27, 2009 4:06 PM

    It might just be that the kid needs some more time. By no means am I a dolphins fan, but some teams need to take a little more time to develop talent and build a team. Is the team going to get a player that is going to help the team any more with a 5th round draft pick? probably not, so why not invest the time into improving the kids skills and building on the block that where there when they drafted him. Regardless of the team that picked him, he has/had 1st round talent, now coach him.
    my response, This is his 3rd year and he is as pathetic this year as he was the first year. There has been NO improvement whatsoever. Ginn was a terrible draft pick by the previous regime.
    Every team in the NFL is loaded with coaches, coordinators, technology, etc. whom are providing coaching every day of the year to players. The goal is to improve, get better and win. With all the coaching and development resources that are available to ginn, ginn has not improved not one iota.
    the problem isn’t that the fins have not coached him and developed him. the problem is trying to fit a square peg into a round peg. Ginn is not a receiver and never will be no matter how much coaching and developing you give him.
    the fins aren’t gonna get anybody with a trade because, flat out ginn sucks. no other team is gonna give anything in return becuase the whole league knows he stinks. the fins should have benched him, cut him earlier and gave other receivers a chance who are coachable and who can develop into a nfl caliber receiver.
    the bottom line is that you can’t coach and develop and have patience with dog sh*t.

  21. antneejay2 says: Oct 27, 2009 4:53 PM

    Doghouse? He should be sleeping out in the rain.
    @Asswipe Johnson (pronounced Asswipe)
    That’s a great name.

  22. VaderTime says: Oct 27, 2009 7:40 PM

    Ginn as a failed experiment from the Camoron regime. Unfortunately, the trading deadline is past and Sparano does not have the gonads to bench him. Hopefully, Big Tuna will decide soon on Ginn’s future, but I doubt it’ll be with the Dolphins organization after this season.

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