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Offseason workouts begin today but not for Dolphins

Smell that? The fresh-mown grass, the sweat, the hope filling the breeze? No, not baseball. That is the lovely scent of football's offseason getting up your nose.

Today, you see, is the first day of the NFL's offseason workout programs for some lucky teams. According to the new NFL collective bargaining agreement, teams with new head coaches can take the field starting today under a very specific set of guidelines.

Only teams with new coaches can begin work today and, as the Dolphins have new coach Joe Philbin on staff, they are among half-a-dozen teams able to get on the field and moving starting today. Everyone else must wait a couple of more weeks.

The Dolphins, however, are working by their own schedule. They are not starting today. Their offseason workout program is scheduled to begin April 10. I don't really know why the Dolphins are not getting right to work and instead are waiting until next week.

I don't think it's that big a deal, frankly. But the timing here does suggest Philbin is working on his own clock.

So what happens once the offseason workout program begins?

As Brian McIntyre points out on Mac's Football Blog, Phase One of the offseason workout program limits workouts to strength and conditioning and rehabilitation for the first two weeks. Only full- and part-time strength-and-conditioning coaches with no additional duties are allowed on the field. Quarterbacks may elect to throw to uncovered receivers at this time.

Phase Two is a three-week period that consists of limited on-field work with coaches. Individual drills, offense or defense only drills (no offensive vs. defense), special teams drills (kickoff team only, kick return only, etc...) are allowed. Helmets are not allowed to be worn, so one-on-one workouts pertaining to pass rush, pass coverage, pass protection, etc...are not allowed during this phase of the off-season workouts.

Phase Three is the final four-week period of the off-season workouts. Teams are permitted to hold ten (10) days of Organized Team Activities (OTA), with a maximum of three (3) days the first two weeks and a maximum of four (4) days in either the third or fourth week, with a Mandatory Veteran Minicamp held in the other week. During a week with three OTA days, a fourth non-OTA workout governed by the rules in Phase Two is allowed.

No live contact or one-on-one drills are permitted in Phase Three workouts. Teams are allowed to do offense versus defense and special teams drills, provided no live contact occurs. Teams may also require players to wear helmets, but no shells are permitted in Phase Three workouts or the minicamp.

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IT'S BEEN 15 MINUTES AND YET NOBODY HAS TOLD ME WHY WE ARE NOT WORKING OUT TODAY!!!!!

I guess Brown might stay in the NFL as a 3rd stringer who gets 5 carries a year.

I think ronnie could find work as a pass blocker as a third down back.he can still catch swing passes and pick up a quick first down.

Are You Freakin Kiddin Me,

Have you considered The hc(Philbin) is busy working out? He's probably still busy looking at game past game film assessing who doesnt and doesnt fit into thier system on both sides of the ball. Especially, on offense.

He's busy evaluating and working with Ireland on offensive prospects he thinks best fits the wco he's intalling. Who knows, half the current offensive roster may not even fit the wco. So where's the advantage of working out early when up to half of your offensive roster may need to be revamped to fit the wco.

Working out now under those condition would be like spinning your wheels in mud and going nowhere really fast!

I think the Jets should sign Ronnie to be their 3rd string QB.

Hmmm YG. Good answer.

Sorry YG not buying it. Seen too many passes of his flutter . Guy has a killer offense around him and he puts up two points in the playoffs. Wait he didnt put those up. ENot sure what im drinking?.why does everything gotta be an insult when you dont agree? I have the feeling you have a bitter beer face.

cuban, the ss boys r boycotting omar/the ss. they r all over on the pbp. go play with them over there.
lol

I pissed when Ronnie Brown was drafted 2nd overall or whatever it was. That was my big "ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME"?

How in the hell do you make a rb who didnt even earn a starting position on his own "college" team 2nd overall pick of the entire draft?

I hoped for the best, but, felt we were headed for trouble taking Ronnie Brown 2nd overall. For God's sakes, Jay Fiedler was our starting qb then. He wasnt even a top 10 nfl qb. WTH was Nicky Satan thinking?

Let me clarify. I don't hate Ronnie, who was a beast until Cam Cameron ruined his career. If you were watching the game, you know the following:

1. In the disasterous 1-15 2007 season with Cam, after the first 6 games, Ronnie Brown had something like 800 all-purpose yards, rushing and receiving. Was leading the league, on pace for a massive 1800 or 2000 yard season, with like 5.3 yards per carry too.

2. One play ended Ronnie Brown's career: After marching down the field running the ball, Cam Cameron called a pass play from the 1 inch line. The pass was intercepted and Brown blew out his knee TRYING TO MAKE A TACKLE AFTER THE INTERCEPTION.

3. In 2008 and 2009 Brown tried to make a valient come-back and had some decent numbers, and even had fun the 11-5 year as the smiling face of the wildcat on ESPN sportscenter, but he was never the same.

4. Because of the knee injury caused by Cam Cameron calling a pass play from the 1 inch line, Brown is now slow and probably runs scared.

Red, your absoultley correct and posted the events in the exact order it happened. Brown was having an all pro year until he blew his knww out and was never the same after that.

YG, that draft class was sooo weak, the mistake is taken a RB at number 2. Who do you think was worthy of that pick? And dont say Rodgers cause he was on no one radar.

These millionaires receive soo much money for so little work. It is no wounder they do so poorly once they retire.

What QBs were drafted the year we took Brown? Serious question. I'm not a draft history guru like some of you are.

Sammo,

Didnt mean it has an insult. Meant as like "drinking kool aid". Your opinion may differ from mine but thats ok. I just always see Matt Ryan play fantastic until the opposite qb is an elite top 5 nfl qb.

Im beginning to think Matt Ryan just presses to hard when he faces an elite top 5 qb. Instead of just relaxing and being the Matt ryan who's beating the hell out of qb's that arent top 5 elite. Thats what I see. Any other case doesnt quantify why he's beating hell out of qb's that arent top 5 elite.

"I may be 28 but I have the football body of a 21 year old. People forget that I wasn't getting beat up during the years I was playing baseball."

DC and YG...glad to see someone else who likes weeden...his stats in two yrs at OSU are remarkable...he's a pure pocket passer and seldom runs but what an arm and 72% accuracy this year alone...37-13 TD"s to Int ratio isn't too shabby either...rather have a good QB for 6-8 yrs than a bust for 10-12 anytime, remember Stauback was 29 when Dallas Drafted him ...he beat the Fins 24-3 in their first SB before their unbeaten season

Red, Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers, jeez I know there's more. Im pretty sure some nerd in here knows the rest...

Clue,

Funny you should say, "...and dont say Aaron Rodgers"'

Found Mel Kiper's "redraft of 2005". He agrees with you. He says The Niners should have taken Rodgers over Alex Smith. LOL

He also says we should have taken ______ over Ronnie Brown. Here are the first 5 picks of Kiper's redraft:

1. San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Rodgers, QB
He was right nearby in Berkeley, and he likely changes everything for the 49ers.


2. Miami Dolphins: DeMarcus Ware, LB
The premier defensive player in the class even drew a few puzzled looks when he went to Dallas at No. 11.

3. Cleveland Browns: Roddy White, WR
Cleveland went with Braylon Edwards, but White has had a good career and is on fire now.

4. Chicago Bears: Trent Cole, DE
With 57 sacks since he arrived in Philly with the 146th pick, Cole has been an absolute steal.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Tuck, DE
Tuck didn't go until the 74th pick but is an All-Pro now, no longer behind Michael Strahan.

Demarcus Ware would look great in Dolphin green right now! LOL

Aaron Rodgers was drafted # 24 the year we took Brown # 2.

On the Weeden topic, and I've posted it here before, the team has started 17 different QBs in 12 years...why would any one of us complain about getting 'only' 6-8 good years from a QB.

I'd be one happy fish fan if we could get a run like that.

Therefore, you ALWAYS take the best QB available. Period. You never know.

actually....easy to find the 2005 complete draft. just google and go to wikipedia. funny, there are dozens of players at all positions better than brown, including Frank Gore, who's had a much better career and a few other RBs, wide receivers who have been great, the defensive guys mentioned above. wow.

"I'll be 40 and still be in my prime."

Stephen Brown,

Great Weedon/Rodger Staubach analogy. Only thing stopping Staubach from winning more sb rings(had only 1 beating us 1971) were the 70's Steeler's. Swann had to make an unbelievable catch to steal one of Roger's rings! LOL

YG, The problem I have with Weeden is he still has a learning curve once he reaches the NFL, by the time he catches up he'll be 30 with that giving him at 5 years to be a productive NFL QB. Secondly for every Staubach, there's a Chris Weinke, and John Beck..

Red,

My greatest disappointment with the Ronnie Brown selection wasnt Brown himself. But wth is your organization thinking when it makes any player thats not a starter on his own college team 2nd overall?

I would have even felt better had we drafted Cadillac Williams. He's had nfl injury issues too, but, at least he started ahead of Ronnie Brown at Auburn.

I totally didnt get drafting a non starter(Brown) at 2nd overall. That far to high to draft an "ACORN". Ronnie Brown's eveidence we drafted acorns way before Ireland/Parcells hit town. LOL

Clue,

Dont under estimate the positive effects of maturity. Weedon's a far better prospect than the FSU qb that came out when he was 26yrs old. Not even close.

I believe Weedon could be a starter year 1 in a pinch. I definitely feel Weedon's starter calibre in year 2. Like Weedon himself stated:

"Folks forget I played professional baseball. So I already know to expect and how to be a professional".

"what to expect"

YG, to be fair. Nick Satan said that he choose Ronnie Brown put many of his defensive players in the training room with injuries because he pop them so bad. LOL

"When I was a pitcher I had a 92 miles per hour fastball. I had to drop out of baseball because I injured my pitching arm but I can still zip a football."

YG, with that said I'd say Floyd with the number 8 pick and Weedon with the second round pick..

Clue,

Too bad Nicky Satan didnt remind himself Ronnie Brown wasnt Auburn's starting qb and he beat hell out Auburn even though Brown was sending his players to the training room after games. LOL

CUBAN,,,,,,, WELCOME BACK FROM DB'S STUDIO .....

DID YOY READ ARMANDO'S QUOTE SAYING ,(( SELL THAT UP YOU NOSE )) ????????

THINGS WE OVERPAY FOR EVERY DAY AND I CONSIDER IT TRASH;;;;;;


1-HOT DOG
2-GROUND BEEF THAT SOLD ANYWHERE BUT WHOLE FOODS.

3- ANY THING COMES FROM CHINA ,(( WAL-MART )).......

YG, Satan might of been to busy yelling at the acorn Manny Wright who starting crying like a blubbering baby..

CUBAN/YG/DB.........

YOU SHOULD GO POST @ OHIODOLFAN NEW SITE........

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ......

Clue problem with waiting 2nd rd to grab Weedon, some team may see the value and grab him mid to late 1st rd. Clearly he hyad the best collegiate passing stats after Luck and RG3.

Wouldnt it be ironic if a team traded ahead of us, instead of selecting Tannehill, they take Weedon? That would be the draft day shocker. Let that thyought marinate for a second.

Actually it wouldnt be that shocking at all. Statiscally, Weedon was hands down the 3rd best qb in college football in 2011 wasnt he? LOL

YG......... PLEASE TELL US ,THE NEW FAN OF FOOTBALL ,THE LAST SHOCKER IN DRAFT DAY IN THE LAST 20 YEARS ?

ALoco,

Im waiting for you to gop to Ohio's site. last time I went there I didnt see any post from you. Whereever you go, I go buddy! LOL

"Get Blackmon. We're already in sync."

YG, are you suggesting the Dolphins take Weedon @ 8? Or trade down?

YG I agree ryan tries too hard and tries doing things he cant. Rivers does the same thing. Gets behind and tries to make throws he cant make.

YG......I WENT TODAY ABOUT 30 MINUTES AGO,YOU CAN SEE ITAFTER BLOGG FODDER POSTET @ 2;58 PM .

ALoco, The New Fan,

The greatest draft shocker over the last 20yrs, imo, was getting an entire family(GINN) for the 9th overall pick. Its the only time in nfl history an entire family was drafted in a single failed pick! LOL

YG.....SO YOU R SAYING THERE'S NO SUCH SHOKER IN THE LAST 20 YEARS ,THEN WHAT MAKE YOU THINK WILL BE ONE THIS YEAR ?

LAST TIME I CHECKED TED GINN THE GREAT WENT TO THE SUPER BOWL WHILE HIS EX TEAM GOT WORSE AND HAD A LONG TERM LEASE IN THAT CELLAR .......

YG, I agree. Not Brown's fault where he was picked. Brown tried hard and showed heart.

I don't understand how Rodgers was not on anyone's radar. He was first round (24) after all. Like this year's equivalent of Tannehill.

How could we, after 5 years of Jay Fiedler, not have been looking to take whatever the best QB available was?

Or WR? We already had Ricky Williams for christ's sake!!! And we drafted Brown. Our "number 1" WR was Chris Chambers, who ran a 4.9 and never had a 1,000 yard season.

"When there's a will there's a way."

Red, Chambers never had a 1000 yard season? He use to make a spectacular catch then drop the easy ones thrown to him.SMH

Clue,

To tell you the truth, if we picked a qb #8, I would rather it be Weedon over Tannehill. Based on 2011 collegiate qb stats it could well be justified.

Weedon was clearly statically the 3rd best college qb behind Luck and RG3. He's a better decision maker than Tannehill is, threw for more td's, and his red zone completion percentage is a staggering 69% alone.

His overall completion percentage is 72%. The red zone is the money zone. You have to go after a qb completing 69% in the red zone alone. Hasnt our problems forever been redzone offense?

TED GINN DID FOR THE DOLPHINS MORE THAN ALL THE DRAFT PICKS WE PICKED IN THE LAST 4 YEARS;;;;;

ODRICK
MISI
D.THOMAS
PAT WHITE
AND THE GREAT WR MR....GATES ........

YG.........

DO YO KNOW HOW OLD BERGER IS?


HE WAS SIGNED THE FIRST YEAR OF TUNA BEING HERE .


ALoco,

Have you been drinking with odinseye? Ginn never been to sb. The Niners were beat by the Giants in the Nfc championship game. Are you drunk from hanging with Oprah and Odinseye in the Bahamas? LOL

NO YG BUT I CONSIDER HIM WENT TO THE SUPWER BOWL SINCE HE LOST TO A GRAT NY TEAM....................


PS.... YOU AGREE HE DID FOR US MORE THAN ALL THESE CELLAR PLAERS ?

ALoco,

Berger? Is that a waterbuffalo joke? As far as Im now concerned, witness protection is now using the dolphins roster to relocate and hide witnesses.

No one will ever find them on this highly low profiled roster. LOL

Ginn, like Brown, injury ruined him. In Ginn's case it was frat boy teamamte sliding into him after he returned kickoff in national champ game 100 yards for TD. Then he couldn't do pro day and was never as fast.

yet he has had a solid career. despite starting with the hapless fins, he's had two 2-TD-return games, including twice in 59 seconds last year, twice at 101 yards, several 60 yarders, and about 20 career TDs.

not too shabby.

he's done now though. forced retirement after getting cut this year, same as brown.

and yeah...no superbowl. no NFC championship game either; he was injured.

Aloco, D. Thomas will have a good year this year.

ALoco,

I guess we at least knew we were good for 2 wins a year against the Jets with Ginn. That's how we knew Ginn wasnt superman. The jets krytonite green jerseys made Ginn stronger.

Its was when we werent playing the Jets that every other nfl colored jersey was Ginn's kryptonite! LOL

RED......


I REMEMBER GIN RETURNING THESE 2 TD'S VS THE JETS.....THAT WAS MAGIC ,NO ON ON THAT CELLAR TEAM WAS ABLE MATCH .........


ODRICK,MY FOOT .

GATES, MY AZZZZZZZZZ


D.THOMAS.........THE CELLAR PLAYER

I HATE TALKING THE DRAFT TALK,IT'S ALL CRAP..............


LET'S TALK WOMEN .

WOMEN Are THIER BEST WHEN THEY R OLDER THAN YOU ABOUT 8 YEARS ,THEY SHOULD BE 31-32 YEARS OLD ...

Well, after spending about 3 minutes doing research, I have figured out what some of you have strained for hundreds of hours to learn:

We are drafting Tannehill at 8. Simple. That is what will happen.

He'll be the starting QB in 2013.

My girlfriend is 35, 5'7" and 119 lbs and pure sex. She wants it all the time. I have found that it's true women peak in their 30s.

#winning.

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