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Clabo thinks Dolphins can “make some noise”

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Amid the doom and gloom arising from the failure of the bill that would have given Miami-Dade County residents the ability to vote on public funding for Sun Life Stadium upgrades, the Dolphins have taken another step toward erasing the doom and gloom arising from their recent won-loss records.

On Sunday, the Dolphins inked former Falcons right tackle Tyson Clabo, which presumably means 2012 second-round tackle Jonathan Martin will remain on the left side and any further efforts to trade for Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert will be abandoned, barring season-ending injury to Martin or Clabo.

In his first comments as a member of the Dolphins, Clabo explained that he instantly was attracted to the Dolphins once the Falcons unexpectedly cut him.

“When I was released and became a free agent, one of the first things that we wanted to find out was, who had interest,” Clabo said in comments distributed by the team.  “Once we found out who had interest, I sat down and I said, ‘What team do I think has use and is on the move upward in the league?’ and Miami was right there on the top of that list and so we decided that this was the place for us.”

Clabo, who comes from a consistent contender in Atlanta, sees significant potential in Miami.

“We made some big moves in the off-season and in free agency, the draft looked like it went really well, you never know but it seems like there is some talent,” Clabo said.  “The young QB with a lot of upside and I just felt like we could make some noise.”

As Clabo sees it, the Dolphins are basically getting the same guy who made it to the Pro Bowl in 2010.

“I’m a pretty tough critic on myself and I don’t feel like there has been much drop in my play to date,” Clabo said, “so I am just going to continue to take care of my body and try to continue to play at a high level.”

The Dolphins need Clabo, Martin, and the other three starting offensive linemen to play at a high level in order to maximize the production of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the eighth overall pick in the 2012 draft.  And to keep him upright and in one piece.

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21 Responses to “Clabo thinks Dolphins can “make some noise””
  1. rodge1 says: May 5, 2013 6:24 PM

    Glad this signing was made. Once chemistry is established this team can make some noise.

  2. melkipershero says: May 5, 2013 6:28 PM

    The Phins could absolutely make some noise. Still weve seen a big offseason lead to disappointing in all sports over the past couple years. Have to bust your butt like every other team.

  3. Max says: May 5, 2013 6:42 PM

    Definitely a big upgrade, I am concerned about his potential in a zone blocking scheme , but his pass protection is an upgrade and his man blocking power should help us out on short yardage downs.

  4. win1soon says: May 5, 2013 6:43 PM

    This team “makes noise” every year, they get national televised games year in and year out, their fans are obnoxious and each year they do nothing…so I will believe it when I see it.

  5. nepo784 says: May 5, 2013 6:55 PM

    Dolphins fans are street certified clowns. In fact the entire Miami fan base of any sport, are clowns. Know nothing about their respective team or sport. Phins have overridden the Redskins as the NFL paper champs

  6. topcommenter says: May 5, 2013 7:00 PM

    Noise started when Philbin was hired… now THAT’s a Head Coach!

  7. topcommenter says: May 5, 2013 7:03 PM

    Can’t wait for this year’s Madden to be released and finally play with a VERY competitive Dolphins Team!

  8. dhsbennett says: May 5, 2013 7:24 PM

    Fins make noise every year… Dumb comment #1

    They get nationally televised games… Dumb comment #2

  9. rltruper says: May 5, 2013 7:57 PM

    This may be the year the Dolphins unseat the mighty Patriots.
    Dolphins 10-6 this year

  10. laxcoach37 says: May 5, 2013 8:53 PM

    Clabo was the best choice available. For those concerned about his lack of Zone Blocking… Don’t he played forvthe Broncos before the Falcons. He is a great choice and LT Martin should be OK. He certainly was capable in College. He had 1 bad game against the 49ers, but quite frankly all LTs would have.

  11. nesuperfan says: May 5, 2013 9:29 PM

    The Jets made noise last year too, just not the good kind.

  12. navyeoddavee9 says: May 5, 2013 9:32 PM

    Does a whimper, count.

  13. annes22 says: May 5, 2013 10:01 PM

    A couple of you on here have no clue what you are talking about. Winisoon is a prime example, just another idiot who has no clue.

  14. Sometimes Interesting says: May 5, 2013 10:02 PM

    Ireland and Philbin are restoring excitement in the franchise for Dolphin fans.

    It’s a refreshing change to actually be excited for the NFL season to start; I almost forgot what that felt like.

  15. melkipershero says: May 5, 2013 10:04 PM

    If the Dolphins go 10-6 they won’t win the divison. 10-6 probably would mean a wild card spot though.

  16. 13arod says: May 5, 2013 10:28 PM

    if they get tebow they can

  17. hdahs143 says: May 5, 2013 10:29 PM

    I keep hearing how bad Martin was against the 49ers last year. Miami’s defense had 4 sacks and 7 QB hits compared to 2 sacks and 4 QB hits for the 49ers defense.

    So which O line or lineman had the worst performance in that game?

  18. osage44 says: May 6, 2013 12:30 AM

    Clabo may be right. But they will be making that noise in a new stadium in LA.

  19. jerrygray721 says: May 7, 2013 7:24 PM

    i’m glad to hear that sort of talk from a player he sounds ready to go.as far as the stadium deal i say that if the fins cant host the superbowl then i guess they are just going to have to play in it GO FINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 7, 2013 8:05 PM

    Jerry Jones should have signed Clabo and cut RT Doug Free. Too late now.

  21. fins33 says: May 9, 2013 7:24 PM

    People say the dolphins o line is the weakest aspect of the team… now with two recent pro bowlers and a guy like Pouncey who every expert agrees was shafted in the voting last year. Most lines don’t have 3 all-pro talents on board. I think we’ll be ok.

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