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Dolphins team plane clips another on the way out of Dallas

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Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said that he is concerned about his team’s preseason performance.

We’d love to hear his thought’s on the flight crew that handled the team’s flight back from Dallas early on Thursday morning. Defensive end Jared Odrick sent out a tweet informing the masses that the Dolphins team plane backed into another plane on its way to the runway.

The incident damaged the team’s plane too much for it to fly, forcing them to wait several hours for a replacement aircraft. Just what everyone wants to see after a final preseason game on the road.

The team finally arrived home closer to the start of business on Thursday, a rough ending to what’s been a pretty rough preseason for the team. Injuries, the Chad Johnson saga, reports of player dismay in the wake of the Vontae Davis trade and everything Hard Knocks have combined to make for a little more chaos than you might like to see at this point in the year. Perhaps that makes the plane snafu a fitting final scene for the preseason.

Miami just hopes it isn’t an omen for the regular season as well.

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57 Responses to “Dolphins team plane clips another on the way out of Dallas”
  1. floriosfuglykid2 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:12 AM

    The ultimate in ‘rebuilding’.

  2. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Aug 30, 2012 9:14 AM

    great, even their pilot is crappy.

  3. borophyll says: Aug 30, 2012 9:14 AM

    This team is a hot mess

  4. jessieboom says: Aug 30, 2012 9:14 AM

    In other words, it was a simulation for what it would be like for a team to fly back and forth from London.

  5. tooz72 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:16 AM

    hardest hit they took all night

  6. talkintrashallday says: Aug 30, 2012 9:17 AM

    EVERYTHING goes wrong when you’re associated with the Dolphins. People get arrested for domestic violence, traded to the Colts, hurricanes, damaged airplanes. the fins are the biggest jinx in the NFL. no wonder Marino never got a championship.

  7. spellingcops says: Aug 30, 2012 9:17 AM

    Is it just me or does Joe Philbin seem to be too soft spoken and nice to be an NFL head coach? He sure seems to tip toe a lot rather than just say what needs said.

  8. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:17 AM

    Joe Philbin: The pilot looked good in the flight simulator he’s just have trouble with actual flying……

  9. trulyurkidding says: Aug 30, 2012 9:20 AM

    It was a crew of replacement pilots!

  10. upyoursnfu says: Aug 30, 2012 9:22 AM

    “With the 1st pick in the 2012 draft, the Miami Dolphins select….Joe Schmo, Pilot, American Airlines”

  11. schmitty2 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:22 AM

    Sounds like the pilot is pretty good at making “contact”. Maybe the Fins should sign him to the practice squad

  12. realnflmaster says: Aug 30, 2012 9:23 AM

    BuffaLOL or the Miami Failphins. Who will take last and second last in the AFC Beast?

  13. aguacasa says: Aug 30, 2012 9:23 AM

    Lemme guess, was this philbin or irelands fault? Hey everybody that’s not a dolphin fan but feels they have the right to come
    Comment and bash our team. Let me as you this, was the packers offense the way it was overnight? What about the patriots, did they just wake up and be good? Not so much. There is some many clueless dumb comments on these pages some of you need I seriously think about just killing yourself. Yolo right? I hope so

  14. phinfan says: Aug 30, 2012 9:24 AM

    The ultimate in ‘rebuilding’.


    Your a moron! Ireland has been quote ‘rebuilding’ since ’08, this is his way of job security. Then he was rebuilding in ’10 and now in ’12.

    Lets just call his bluff and say he can’t spot talent to save his life.


  15. bucsfan5000 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:24 AM

    When the Jets come to town next month, Ross and Ireland will convince Tony Sparano to come back.

  16. beckzhere says: Aug 30, 2012 9:25 AM

    I never wish harm on anyone, but if anything happens to Tannehill, I will happily comfort his wife.

  17. santolonius says: Aug 30, 2012 9:25 AM

    maybe the nfl locked out the “regular pilots” too.

  18. unprovenprophet says: Aug 30, 2012 9:27 AM

    Pilots don’t conduct the backing up of an aircraft that large. It’s done by the airport’s ground crew with a tug doing what is called a push-back.

  19. dcpowergator says: Aug 30, 2012 9:27 AM

    The Dolphins team plane is a 747-800? Wow, nice!

  20. ihateravens says: Aug 30, 2012 9:28 AM

    Clipping another plane – 15 yard penality

  21. pixelito says: Aug 30, 2012 9:29 AM

    Interesting, since commercial jet airliners don’t have a reverse gear.

  22. sschmiggles says: Aug 30, 2012 9:30 AM

    Just FYI, the flight crew isn’t responsible for backing the plane out. That’s the ground crew’s job. Planes don’t have rearview mirrors.

  23. Ghost Rat says: Aug 30, 2012 9:32 AM

    It’s just lucky for the Jets’ circus that the Dolphins are in the AFC East. It makes them look slightly less dysfunctional.

  24. abninf says: Aug 30, 2012 9:35 AM

    Jerry Jones will probably get sued for it.

  25. bizzmoneyb says: Aug 30, 2012 9:35 AM

    airplanes are pushed back by a driver in a small vehicle.. they can’t go backwards on their own. this had to be on that person, not the pilots.

  26. floriosbigtoe says: Aug 30, 2012 9:36 AM

    And I thought they were a train wreck.

  27. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Aug 30, 2012 9:41 AM

    So how did everyone enjoy the Preseason? Down here in Miami, everything went just great!

    Is it too early to start looking at 2013 Mock Drafts?

  28. pattyarbuccholz says: Aug 30, 2012 9:43 AM

    The ultimate in ‘rebuilding’.


    Your a moron! Ireland has been quote ‘rebuilding’ since ’08, this is his way of job security. Then he was rebuilding in ’10 and now in ’12.

    Lets just call his bluff and say he can’t spot talent to save his life.


    Phinfan, I don’t think you get it.

  29. gromit45 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:44 AM

    Clipping! Miami will now fly out of El Paso. Repeat 4th down.

  30. zackattack006 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:45 AM

    that just proves that all JETS sukk!

  31. vegasvinnie says: Aug 30, 2012 9:56 AM

    Anthony Hargrove was hear to yell it’s outta commission, pay me my money.

  32. charlutes says: Aug 30, 2012 10:01 AM

    The Dolphins are becoming as dysfunctional as the jets and they don’t have a great defense. Crap team.

  33. gallogj says: Aug 30, 2012 10:11 AM

    Just goes to show that dolphins can’t fly.

  34. spungy says: Aug 30, 2012 10:16 AM

    It would have made a better story if it was the Jets.

  35. jianningwu says: Aug 30, 2012 10:18 AM

    GEORGE: You know Keith, what I’ve always wondered, with all these ball clubs flying around all season don’t you think there would be a plane crash? …

    KEITH: (to Jerry) Do you perform anywhere in new York right now?

    JERRY: I’m performing in this club on the east Side. You should come in.

    GEORGE: But if you think about it…26 teams, 162 games a season, you’d think eventually an entire team would get wiped out.

  36. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 30, 2012 10:22 AM

    pattyarbuccholz says:Aug 30, 2012 9:43 AM

    Let’s just call his bluff and say he can’t spot talent to save his life.


    Be fair Jeff Ireland has done a great job at spotting talent just look at the Cheerleaders, and Tannehill’s wife, and Jake Longs wife.

    If this was the Lingerie football league they would be going to the Super Bowl!!!!!!

    Fire everyone keep Cameron Wake, Jake Long, Reggie Bush now you only need to find 50 more guys!

  37. EJ says: Aug 30, 2012 10:28 AM

    realnflmaster says:
    Aug 30, 2012 9:23 AM
    BuffaLOL or the Miami Failphins. Who will take last and second last in the AFC Beast?

    You sure do spend a lot of time ripping on the Bills and Dolphins, are you worried that one of them might take the AFC East? Times are changing, the rein of the Patriots is about done, the Jets are a laugh themselves, Miami is in rebuilding mode and Buffalo is almost fully built the way Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey want it. Get ready for some change in the East.

  38. LoCoSu@%s says: Aug 30, 2012 10:37 AM

    The pilot was in preseason mode as well. Not playing hard, vanilla plays. Getting hammered by a better opponent.

  39. thewizardofbs says: Aug 30, 2012 10:37 AM

    I don’t know why they let Ireland fly the plane

  40. randomguy9999 says: Aug 30, 2012 10:50 AM

    when you decide to do Hard Knocks…. your entire Mojo goes out the window…. proven repeatedly….

    the Phins got a dark cloud now and it won’t end anytime soon

  41. rayguyreturns says: Aug 30, 2012 10:56 AM

    So, did they run into the Jets?

  42. olcap says: Aug 30, 2012 11:24 AM

    I hate DFW. It’s the worst airport I’ve ever been to, once you get on your plane, you strat out on a cross country trip BY GROUND to get out to the runways, over bridges and all kind of crap.

    That airport should be rebuilt, what a mess. I’m not surprised that this happened there.

  43. ben1332 says: Aug 30, 2012 11:39 AM

    Now Ross will go out and hire some celebrity pilot like John Travolta instead of bothering with any decent players. Those guys just get in the way.

  44. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 30, 2012 11:49 AM

    So many jokes so little time

    The Fins better work on there ground game.

    That is the hardest a fin will hit a jet all year.

    At least the fins hit something in Dallas

    Fins sack jets

    Does not sound like the fins are going to get it done in the air this year.

    Fins grounded

    I will be here all week folks please tip the wait staff and bartenders.

  45. Steeler's Will-enator says: Aug 30, 2012 11:50 AM

    That would be my signal to get off of the plane and take a bus home.

  46. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 30, 2012 11:51 AM

    One for the road

    How long did it take the replacement ground crew to throw a flag for clipping?

  47. thelastpieceofcheese says: Aug 30, 2012 11:54 AM

    The jimmy johnson curse!

  48. thetooloftools says: Aug 30, 2012 12:01 PM

    Hard Knocks would have pulled HUGE ratings once they pulled the footage of the plane going down from the smoldering ashes.

  49. orthomarine says: Aug 30, 2012 12:02 PM

    Typically year for us… Getting rear ended by the jets

  50. pigskin28 says: Aug 30, 2012 12:02 PM

    Planes Do not “backup”. If it ran into another plane while the grounds crew was getting the plane ready for taxiing then it’s the grounds crew fault not the Dolphins crew.

    But of course why allow facts to get in the way of a salacious story?

  51. golonger says: Aug 30, 2012 12:18 PM

    Planes do not back-up???LOL.Gee, then how do they get out from being docked for loading and unloading passengers??I ahve been on plenty of planes that have backed up.

  52. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 30, 2012 12:58 PM

    I bet no other team will volunteer for Hard Knocks again, it’s like the Madden curse but on the whole team…look at the history

  53. phinfan54 says: Aug 30, 2012 1:02 PM

    The GROUND crew, not the flight crew is responsible for pushing the plane back from the gate. It’s the tug driver and the wing walkers that are responsible for the collision. It was an uncomfortable delay, but now all the bad things have happened to this team and they can only get better. Unlike the Jests the Dolphins at least scored touchdowns in the preseason.

  54. monsterscream says: Aug 30, 2012 1:50 PM

    Just like Odrick’s career…can’t get off the ground.

  55. charltonhestonsvest says: Aug 30, 2012 2:57 PM

    Thanks Phinfan. Pilots dont “back” the plane out. Any tug incidenta fall on the shoulders of the ground crews. Theys some smart folks on PFT.

  56. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 30, 2012 3:11 PM

    Dolphins coach said it was the only thing his team hit all night!

  57. spedman24 says: Aug 30, 2012 4:42 PM

    Hahaha. Dolphins will never get off the ground this year.

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