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Ginn says he hasn't been demoted

The Dolphins haven’t made clear their plans for their wide receiving corps against the Jets on Sunday, although signs have pointed to a change in Ted Ginn’s status as a starter.

Ginn says that he’s spoken to the coaching staff, but that no one has sent him the message that he’s been demoted.

“We haven’t had a conversation like that,” Ginn said. “It was more of
a motivation talk. Get better. You have to get better. Do what you do
but get better.”

That said, Ginn hasn’t been blind to what’s going on at practice this week. He’s seen fewer reps with the first team and told Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald that he understands he’s going to see less time on the field against the Jets this week. The news hasn’t been all bad for Ginn this week, however.

Offensive coordinator Dan Henning stuck up for Ginn during a conversation with reporters. He said Ginn made fewer mistakes than “nine other players” on the offense during Sunday’s loss to the Saints and that he has skills no one else on the team can replicate.

“Ted Ginn is the only player we’ve had since we’ve been here that’s
gotten behind anybody’s defense and been able to knock the top off a
defense,” Henning said.

The problem has been holding onto the ball after knocking the top off the defense, but it certainly sounds like there’s at least one Dolphins coach who isn’t eager to see Ginn off the field.

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10 Responses to “Ginn says he hasn't been demoted”
  1. Dolphan says: Oct 31, 2009 11:31 AM

    9 other players? jeeze, the other guys must be really bad if they did worse than him! sike

  2. bearsrule says: Oct 31, 2009 11:41 AM

    Let’s see….he’s been told he must get better, he’s seeing less reps with the first team, and he understands that he’ll see less time on the field against the Jets. But he’s not being demoted. I’d think a person would have to be smarter than that to go to THE Ohio State University.

  3. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Oct 31, 2009 11:54 AM

    #1. Ginn is not the opinion I’m banking on in this one. He’s a receiver, not a coach. He obviously thinks if no one used the word “demoted” then it isn’t so.
    #2. I understand Henning’s take on Ginn, and it’s true. But if Ginn isn’t at LEAST seeing less plays on the field until he gets his head straight then there is something seriously wrong with this coaching staff. We want a receiver, not a track star. If you can’t catch the ball, you’re no good to us.

  4. gazretired says: Oct 31, 2009 12:10 PM

    Ginn, take it from me, you’ve been demoted. Better pack your bags, you’ll soon be leaving South Florida.

  5. prophet of the light says: Oct 31, 2009 1:25 PM

    Not demoted, just moved from WR1 to WR5.

  6. ftomeo says: Oct 31, 2009 1:28 PM

    Henning is being very politic, defending all of his boys. The other players have made mistakes, but they had more opportunites. Ginn had a handful on STs (and didn’t make a major mistake) and about 4 opportunities on offense. The big problem is that he made a mistake on 3 of those 4 opportunities.

  7. Ripp says: Oct 31, 2009 2:08 PM

    Oh you must not had heard him mumbling…….”Other than Brain Hartline”, (right before) “Ted Ginn is the only player we’ve had since we’ve been here that’s gotten behind anybody’s defense and been able to knock the top off a defense,” Henning said.
    When you are not even practicing with the 2nd offense, you have been demoted. I dose not matter if you are getting behind the defense if you are not catching the ball.

  8. TheBigOldDog says: Oct 31, 2009 3:48 PM

    Having bad hands AND being stupid are no way for an NFL wide receiver to go through life.

  9. JoeSixPack says: Oct 31, 2009 11:04 PM

    Marti DeBergi: So would you say Ginn’s popularity with the coaches is waning?
    Ian Faith: Oh no no no… I wouldn’t say that… his appeal is just becoming more selective.

  10. Foreverdolpfan says: Nov 1, 2009 9:27 AM

    Ted Ginn, why don’t you lookup Mark Duper!!! I read that he tried to reach out to you to give you some help but you never responded to his e-mails. Ginn, why don’t you grow up and realize that you aren’t as good as you think you are and that you need some tutoring. My advise to you is that you need to get with, Mark Duper, Mark Clayton or even Jerry Rice and pick their brains until there is nothing left to pick.

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