Todays Otas

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  1. gregorygrant83

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    Curious to why no discussions about today's ota? I know some of the main vets had little or no work, but how did the other younger players look?
     
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    to be honest I havent paid much attention to OTAs. training camp is when things get started
     
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    I haven't seen anything except interviews from players
     
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    It was closed
     
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    OTAs are done. Mandatory mini camp starts tomorrow the 12th, thru the 14th.
     
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    "The schedule for the Dolphins OTAs has them on the field for the first time May 22-24, their second practice period from May 29-31, and their final one from June 11-14. The mandatory minicamp will be June 5-7"
    https://www.thephinsider.com/2018/5...-to-watch-raekwon-mcmillan-minkah-fitzpatrick

    This was posted on the team site earlier.
    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/a...-Of-OTAs/9aedb7f3-5515-456b-8812-ba00ceb7e613

    "The Dolphins began their final week of OTAs with a practice inside the bubble at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University on Monday."
     
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    Cracks me up that players were complaining about the humidity, blah blah blah. These wimps today would've never survived a Don Shula run training camp back in the 70's when Shula at times had 3 practices a day!!! Many two a days. Now the players practice only once per day in training camp because the NFLPA won't allow any more practices then that. And don't forget the players now even practice at times in an air conditioned bubble for crying out loud. The players in the Shula camps never had a bubble. These players today have it so much better than players from years past it isn't even funny.
     
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    True, but most of those players from back then don’t remember how to hold a fork today
     
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    And let me guess, you had to walk uphill to school both ways barefoot, right?
     
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    Pay me a million dollars a year and I'll be glad to work out in extreme humidity. I wouldn't bitch one bit. Hell, pay me $200,000 per year and I'll do it. These players must not realize that some people have jobs that have them working 12 hours a day outside in scorching hot sun. And those workers don't make anywhere near what an NFL player is getting paid. Go out and practice for 2 hours per day in the humidity and stop being a cream puff.
     
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    And another point: just because something was done one way doesn't mean it was the right way to do things.

    I laugh at your notion that the only work that happens is on the field.
     
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    And how exactly was he bitching about it? He was asked a question and he said he was getting used to the heat. Where did he curl up in a ball and say he couldn't handle it and was giving up?

    Speaking of bitching, some of you guys will always nitpick about something and blow it out of context.
     
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    Bitch just to bitch i guess. Im betting you wouldn't call ANY of them wimps to their faces? Oh but since this is the internet and you can hide behind your keyboard your a total badass right?
     
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    Its was much harder and tougher both mentality and physically during those 2 a days back then say what you want. Big advantage for us too early in the season down here in the heat playing other teams in the O bowl. Now granted guys passed out in training camp, normally didn't play so many years in the league then but they were in pretty good shape or they didn't make game day back then Today you certainly have players like Wake and others who take advantage of diet, PT, cross training to stay healthy longer and have much longer careers which is a great positive.
     
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    I remember Joe Rose telling about when he was a rookie coming in to training camp with the Dolphins under Shula. Rose said to himself "how in the hell am I going to survive this". He talked about days where they had 3 practices. Can you imagine these prima donnas now practicing three times in one day? They would be bitching and moaning even if all the practices were in the air conditioned bubble.
     
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    My goodness, I can’t belive how this question turned into a hyper focus therapy group on what words were used, exaggerated responses and shots at each other. I thought the man asked a question. Today’s session was closed and we only got press time coverage.
     
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    So very easy to say this in your comfy chair indoors. You wouldn’t last facing LBs and DLs coming to knock your head off.
     
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    Speaking of press time coverage, thought the TE interviews were interesting. We'll see about physically, but mentally the TE room seems like it's going to be much, much stronger.
     
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    In the snow through molasses

    Those teams were tough as nails and rarely lost at home. Having experienced that starting in 1970 and then the post-Shula era from 1995 I have to admit I long for the former.
     
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    If you tied to do now what Shula did then you would kill players - it's just to hot - when I was young average temperature was 82 and it was hot when it was 84-85 now it's in the 90's
     
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    When Shula coaching the Colts, he wouldn't let any water or ice on the field for the players.
     
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    That was pretty ****ing stupid. Did he try to suck the oxygen out of the air too?
     
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    If he caught them breathing, they had to run laps. :p
     
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    He's not wrong. Ever worked in a warehouse?

    Your average guy who does physical labor for a living would love to do 1-2 hours of outdoor football activities every day in place of what he does, I can guarantee you that.
     
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    Yea I think it's a pretty non-controversial statement that the average guy doing physical labor for a living would love play some football for a few hours a day instead. Had he just said that, I probably wouldn't have responded at all.

    The whole belittling of the work they've put in their whole lives to get there, and the idea of "how dare they complain" because a ton of people would love to take their place (without putting in the literal thousands of hours of practice/games/injury risk without any guarantee of reaching the NFL payday, of course) is just an echo chamber of stupid IMO.
     
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    3 guys that need to be on the field like their careers depended on it.
     
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    • Wide receiver Leonte Carroo (knee), safety Jordan Lucas (injury) and wide receiver Thomas Duarte (shoulder) are not practicing
    a bit pointless to point out there not practicing when there injured

    Not to sure you can take away much from OTA's except Tannehill really is moving around well and just maybe we hit big signing FA Robert Quinn
    Quinn/Wake could be special on passing play's

    The way some of our FA pickups have worked lately it would be a major plus to find a really good one
     
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    • Ryan Tannehill is having a really good practice. Deep TD’s to Danny Amendola and Kenny Stills.
     
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    Hush... the haters might hear you!
     
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    Appears Tannehill ballin today. Gesicki and Smythe with some nice grabs too apparently. Good.
     
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    Even better is this, Tannehill gathered the offense after the first series that didn't go so well:

    After a sluggish first series by the starting O, Tannehill calls them back for more work.
     
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    Do our recent draft picks know how to hold a fork?
     
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    Kelly said he thinks Fales has just as much of a chance of being the backup qb as Osweiler. Last week I got the impression it was Fales job to lose and Osweiler and Petty were chasing. So I read Kelly's statement today as saying Osweiler has as much of a chance at winning the backup qb job as Fales which would be bigger news than the reverse to me. Either way looking forward to all four qb having a decent preseason.

    Sure hope the offensive tackles look better once contact starts. Maybe the team should just call them guards and tackles, it seems like calling them offensive is having a subliminal impact in recent years.
     
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    When Omar is the only one with a particular opinion on anything, I wouldn't put much stock in it
     
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    I actually agree that Fales has a very good shot of being the primary backup. However, now that Omar is talking him up, I think it is less likely. Just based on past incidents.
     
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    They should have sent Omar to Boston to talk up Brady 18 years ago.....
     
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    Unfortunately that is how too many games started for us recently. We need to get it fixed before the first series. Hopefully this is the year.
     
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