Dolphins players have been open and honest about needing to improve at practice -- not just how they practice, but with the focus they have and pace they show at practice.
Well, one has to wonder how focused and fired up at least one Dolphins player will be at practice today. You see, I've learned that at least one player stepped off a Virgin America flight at 6:30 this morning and headed straight to work because the Dolphins were scheduled to report for work early this morning.
The reason I know this? NFL agent David Canter was on Armando and the Amigo this morning after stepping off the flight in Fort Lauderdale and told the show he saw the player who was on the same flight. The agent refused to name the player.
I'm not judging the player one way or the other. Frankly, grown men are free to make their own decisions. They are free to show up to work in whatever state of preparation or with whatever amount of sleep they feel is necessary.
But I have to wonder how anyone, under the circumstances -- with the team winless, with players talking about the need to be more focused and attentive at practice -- can schedule his return on a cross-country overnight flight only hours (if that) from the moment he has to be working.
Yes, even during a bye week.
Of much less interest to me is TMZ gossip that following the Dolphins loss to San Diego Sunday night, running back Reggie Bush went clubbing in Hollywood.
I don't think I have much of an issue with this. Bush is a grown man. His work ethic is beyond reproach. He was able to make his own way back to South Florida as was any other player, apparently. And the players were off Monday, so what he did Sunday night doesn't bother me.
That's the difference between what I perceive Bush doing and what the unnamed player did. The unnamed player allowed his social calendar to overlap onto a work day. Bush was off Sunday night and was off Monday as were other players.
The only way I have an issue with Bush? If he was the unnamed player. And that is not known.