Tag:Channing Crowder
Posted on: November 6, 2010 8:47 pm
 

Channing Crowder, Derrick Mason exchanging barbs

Posted by Andy Benoit

Rex Ryan is no longer the only foe Channing Crowder publicly exchanges barbs with. Earlier this week, the Dolphins linebacker referred to Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason as “the old guy”. Mason, whom at the beginning of the season decided he was going to limit his interaction with the media (not because he dislikes reporters – morD. MasonC. Crowder e because he often finds himself being too honest and having to put out small fires) couldn’t resist the urge to respond.

"In the corporate world, I probably couldn't even be somebody's CEO because I'm too young,” Mason said, according to Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun. “A lot of people around this league wish, at 36, that they could play at the level that I'm playing at. There's only one other guy that's playing at this level when he's 36, and that's Terrell Owens.

"There's a lot of other guys wishing they could play at this level, i.e. Crowder, at the age of 36. He's what, 20-something? He was still peeing on himself when I was playing football."

Crowder does need to be careful here. He’s a fairly mundane player who has been out most of this season and is now going back and forth with one of the most respected veterans in the game. Best he keep everything all in good fun. They'll have a chance to turn the words into actions when the Dolphins and Ravens meet on the field this Sunday.

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Posted on: October 2, 2010 12:31 pm
 

Channing Crowder back at practice

C. Crowder, after seeing a sports hernia specialist this week, returned to Miami practice Saturday (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Two weeks ago, news reports emerged that the Dolphins were toying with the idea of placing LB Channing Crowder on the IR list. But following his return to practice last week after missing a month with a groin injury, he suffered a setback this week.

He missed practice Friday and was sent to a sports hernia specialist in Philadelphia to get a second opinion on his injury, now described as a lower abdomen problem. Though he was listed as questionable in the Dolphins injury report this week, it didn’t appear he was ready to make his season debut.

Another twist today, though. According to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel, Crowder is practicing with his teammates this morning, albeit on a limited basis.
 
He’d still be a surprise to play vs. New England on Monday, but for a Dolphins defense ranked 11th in the league, he’d be a welcome sight. Tim Dobbins and Bobby Carpenter have split time at the ILB spot Crowder usually possesses, and they’ve combined for nine tackles in Miami’s first three games.

Consider Crowder has averaged about seven tackles per game during his six-year career, he’d be quite an improvement over his replacements.

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Posted on: September 12, 2010 11:36 am
Edited on: September 12, 2010 12:18 pm
 

Today's key inactive players (AFC)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Channing Crowder, LB, Dolphins:
This, of course, is not a surprise, but Miami will miss him on the inside of its 3-4 defense. Look for Tim Dobbins to get his playing time, but he's also gotten plenty of work in the preseason with Crowder's absence.

Michael Bush, RB, Raiders:
Darren McFadden will start, and that actually might not be the worst thing in the world for QB Jason Campbell. You have to like McFadden's veteran leadership, and he might actually provide some relief for Campbell.

Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots:
He was questionable coming into today's game, and with no one sure how Wes Welker will perform for a full game, losing your No. 3 WR is a tough blow against a Bengals secondary that will be tough. But look for rookie TE Aaron Hernandez to benefit.

Brian Leonard, RB, Bengals:
Unless you watch Cincinnati every week, you won't understand how big a blow this is for the Bengals. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better RB in the league at converting on third downs.

Brady Quinn, QB, Broncos: He's the emergency No. 3 QB, and though this move is relatively insignificant, it just confirms that Tim Tebow is officially the backup to Kyle Orton.

Matt Leinart, QB, Texans:
You surprised?

Ikaika Alama-Francis , LB, Dolphins: This is a bit of a surprise, because he had been battling with rookie Koa Misi for the starting spot. There had been some concerns about Misi's ability to hold the corner on running plays.

Brian Brohm, QB, Bills:
After a preseason QB battle with Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brohm is officially the No. 3 behind starter Edwards and backup Fitzpatrick.

Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos: Thomas is battling a foot injury, but this is disappointing for the first of Denver's first-round picks. Thomas practiced all week, but apparently, he's not ready to play.

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Posted on: September 6, 2010 1:15 pm
 

Two notable absences at Miami practice

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The first day of the first week of the regular season has not started so well for the Miami Dolphins.

Left tackle Jake Long, who injured his knee in Miami’s preseason finale, didn’t participate in Monday morning’s practice. He was seen with a brace on his knee and was walking with a limp.

Also, LB Channing Crowder, who’s been dealing with an unspecified leg injury but who was expected to be back for the season-opener, didn’t practice either.

According to the Miami Herald, Lydon Murtha – who’s fast for his size (6-foot-7, 315 pounds) but awfully inexperienced – is working with the first-team offensive line in Long’s absence.

So, is it time to worry yet?

As Armando Salguero writes:

This is not by any means a final indication that both will miss the season-opener. Every indication has been that both will be able to play against the Bills – including Long saying he'd be fine, and coach Tony Sparano saying he wasn't concerned about Crowder missing the game.

But ...

Well, we won't know for sure until game time. The Dolphins must release an injury report on Wednesday so we'll get a clearer indication if today's time off is a cause for greater concern than we might currently be inclined to have.

But the fact they’re not practicing today isn’t a great sign.

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Posted on: August 1, 2010 4:19 pm
 

Dansby off on the right foot

Miami coach Tony Sparano doesn’t like to single out his players for praise. So, it really means something when he actually does it. Which is what happened today when he met with the media.

LB Karlos Dansby, who spent his entire six-year career in Arizona before signing a five-year, $43 million deal with the Dolphins during the offseason, was the one who has made a good impression on Sparano.

“I’ve been really impressed with what’s happened with Dansby right now,” Sparano said. “The combination of him and Channing (Crowder) right now when you’re watching them communicate and you’re watching them go through what they’re going through in the huddle together has been really impressive to me. To have somebody like that with that kind of range and them kind of skills I think has been really good out there.”

What Sparano really likes about Dansby is the football instinct he shows.

“When Karlos sees it, he pulls the trigger right away,” he said. “And some people, they don’t do that, they see it, and they don’t quite pull the trigger and now, there’s a missed tackle or it’s an almost. With him, he sees it pretty fast and gets there in a hurry. I’ve been really impressed with that part of what he’s done.

“I think it’s instinct, I really do. I think it’s rare when you find some of those kinds of players that have that ability to do that. He has that ability.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 14, 2010 8:51 pm
 

Rex Ryan Talks, Takes Another Shot at Crowder

In addition to saying the Jets plan on “being the team that wins the whole thing,” Rex Ryan trumpeted his team’s OTA attendance and threw another jab in his friendly, ongoing war of words with Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder:

"We did have 100 percent participation in the voluntary OTAs. If there are teams that are looking at us not having chemistry, I think you’d be hard to find any other team with the [attendance] record we had in the OTAs.

"I'm not saying we're going to be OTA champion. I'll leave that to  Channing Crowder, but I believe we were OTA champions again this year. One of these days, we're going to be Super Bowl champions. We'll see when that is, sooner rather than later."

 


--Andy Benoit

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