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08:08 AM ET 06.25 | Anthony Fasano understands the challenge he'll face for the Dolphins' starting tight end job when training camp opens next month. The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder who is entering his seventh NFL season was a good fit for coach Tony Sparano's run-oriented offense. But with Joe Philbin bringing in an up-tempo West Coast attack that puts an emphasis on speed and quickness off the line of scrimmage, Fasano could prove to be a square peg in a round hole. General Manager Jeff Ireland hedged his bets in April's NFL Draft when he used a third-round pick on Missouri tight end Michael Egnew, who routinely lined up as an outside receiver for the Tigers. Also in the mix is second-year man Charles Clay.

The Palm Beach Post

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June 25, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Get your Dolpin news now. Once the season starts, no one's going to care about them.

Now, tell my why we should care about them now.

June 25, 2012  08:20 AM ET

This happens all the time. Not news.

June 25, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Fasano will adapt to the new offense!!!

June 25, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Maybe they should worry more about their qb situation.

June 25, 2012  08:34 AM ET

What a load of BS. Anyone who knows how to run a true West Coast offense knows the value of a good TE as well. The Packers have made a living of exceptional TEs in their West Coast offense going back to Chmura and then Franks. It's all about proper implementation and utilizing all the pieces available.

June 25, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's all about proper implementation and utilizing all the pieces available.

But the Dolphins don't have all the pieces, and they don't know how to use what they've got.

June 25, 2012  08:53 AM ET

No news here....

June 25, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Simple rule...you can either play or you can't. Get over it.

June 25, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

But the Dolphins don't have all the pieces, and they don't know how to use what they've got.

I know, DD. I just think that when there's no news, these cub reporters try to create one. Everyone is reporting for TMZ these days rather than just putting the news out; there always has to be some sort of drama.

June 25, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Bill Belichick will tell you that you can never have enough of those TE's on the roster.

June 25, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I know, DD. I just think that when there's no news, these cub reporters try to create one. Everyone is reporting for TMZ these days rather than just putting the news out; there always has to be some sort of drama.

Yup. Yet here we are, 2 months before any meaningful football games, still begging for tidbits.

June 25, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I know, DD. I just think that when there's no news, these cub reporters try to create one. Everyone is reporting for TMZ these days rather than just putting the news out; there always has to be some sort of drama.

You know that when(and this is serious), the National Enquirer becomes the premier investigative journalism outlet in the nation(See John Edwards), journalism has died.

June 25, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Get your Dolpin news now. Once the season starts, no one's going to care about them.Now, tell my why we should care about them now.

*tumbleweed rolls by*

LOL!!

June 25, 2012  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Get your Dolpin news now. Once the season starts, no one's going to care about them.Now, tell my why we should care about them now.

I'm going to get ahead of the curve and start not caring about them now. In fact I'm going to go one step farther and discare about them. I want to be on the cutting edge of apathy!

June 25, 2012  04:14 PM ET

With new coaches comes new offense. If he can't stick with the Dolpins, there are run teams out there probably looking for a blocking TE.

June 25, 2012  06:31 PM ET

Don't down grade a TE who can block when you have a rookie QB. Fasano is going to be a bigger asset this year than ever before.

June 25, 2012  06:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Don't down grade a TE who can block when you have a rookie QB. Fasano is going to be a bigger asset this year than ever before.

Matt Moore is not a Rookie!

June 25, 2012  06:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Fasano will adapt to the new offense!!!

Yes he will by losing alot of games!

June 25, 2012  06:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Yes he will by losing alot of games!

They wont beat the Pats or the Jets for the division title!

 
June 25, 2012  07:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Matt Moore is not a Rookie!

He isn't going to start after the first 4 games.

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