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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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Also a great #8 pick would be the Trent Richardson. He's great insurance if Bush goes down early or we can seek a trade of Bush.

My biggest fear with D Thomas is he'll never be an every down rb. His upright running styly may make it impossible to get thru injury free seasons as a full time starter. But I do believe he'll be the perfect change of pace type rb.

Trading back into the 2nd rd to get D-Thomas may have been a mistake because I think he'll have injury issues most his career if he becomes a starter. The upright running styles begs of trouble in the nfl.

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WOMEN WITH BACK HAIR ARE MORE ROMANTIC THAN BLONDES ,,,,,,,,


RED,PLEASE ..CONFIRM !

Red, I disagree, injuries didnt do in GIn it was his softness, they didnt call him Sideline Ginn for no reason, he didnt like taking hits. He was still fast as ish after the foot injury. And Red once a women gets into the 40's you can stick a head up there vaginas.

Let's talk Pat White. Why was he such a failure? Was he really 197 pounds and not 155? If so, yeah, that's not protype QB, but it's the size of many RBs, WRs, and even QBs like Moore who is 203.

Why the F was Pat White nearly literally killed just from one hit? And then he tried to play in the UFL and was cut there?

He tour it up in college. How could Parcells have known that White would be the biggest FAIL in NFL history?

ALoco,

So youre sayins you like women with "BACK HAIR". LOL

So does that mean "FACIAL HAIR'S" still in play? LOL

Cause Parcells got caught up in the WC and what it could do. Pat White was and is the worst practice player Ive ever seen. The guy accuracy was worst than Tebow's

Ok but why was Pat White nearly killed on the field like a Rocky IV movie where Apollo was killed in the ring?

I mean, couldn't White have been a 3rd string RB or a D. Bess type guy? Why does Bess go over the middle and get 55 catches a year but 197 pound Pat White almost died on the field like a Rocky movie?

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Pat White was lacking the eye of the tiger...and 40 pounds.

Right Blog Fodder. I just looked at some photos, and I suspect that one possible answer to my question was one of my other questions: weight.

It seems to me that White might have weighed closer to 160 pounds than he did to 197 pounds. It was like me (a 160 pound normal dude) out there getting crushed by a linebacker.

Here's some diversion for you. Pat White knockout play is easy to find on youtube. About 6 uploads actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdRhcwIRBE

Look at this video. Pat White weighed no more than 160 at this time, not 190 as Dierdorff says.

He clearly is a 160 pound guy here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzdRhcwIRBE

LOL, Funny thing is the guy who crushed White might of between 205 and 210. Imagine if a LB got that hit on White, they would of buried him at Sun Life Stadium. Headstone reads.


"The Little Fella With The Big Heart"

ANY WOMAN WHO EATS MAN'S FOOD LIKE NACHO'S.HUMBERGER OR DOMINO'S PIZZA CAN'T BE SEXY ......

Pat White should have chopped a lot more wood...like Rocky did in IV.

That really buffs a dude up and gets him ready to fight.

So does chasing chickens.

Can you imagine if Rocky had started a gym...what that would look like.

How true is that sick report of Ross moving Fins to LA?

Is this some sick April fools joke by Bleacher's report? WTF!?

What are Ross' true intentions?
People are upset with Ireland.... It looks like big nosed Ross could be the main problem!???

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ADD TO THAT, ANY WOMAN WHO EATS @ A BUFFET OR EARLY BIRD CAN'T BE SEXY ......

ADD TO THAT, ANY WOMAN WHO KNOWS OSCAR CAN'T BE SEXY........

Ok, watch the Pat White knockout again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJBxMIGYK5o&feature=related

Here's my question, and nothing against Pat White at all, but here's my question:

HOW ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS DID THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ORGANIZATION HAVE TO BE TO HAVE THIS GUY OUT THERE TAKING A SNAP AS A QB IN THE NFL? THE DUDE WEIGHED 155 POUNDS AND HAD NO BUSINESS IN THE NFL. IT WOULD BE LIKE IF YOU TOOK ONE OF THOSE SUPER FAST 160 POUND HIGH SCHOOL GUYS WHO RUN THE WISHBONE AND DO WELL AND PUT THEM IN THE NFL WITH MONSTERS. WHITE IS CLEARLY OUTWEIGHED BY THE *DEFENSIVE BACK* WHO HITS HIM.

Red, it was only a matter of time before White got knocked out, He's lucky it was only a DB that hit him.

ADD TO THAT ,


ANY DRUNK WOMAN ...........NOT SEXY

a gym designed by rocky would be awesome.

best workout is natural, outdoors. what i mainly do is run to the park, do sprints, jumps, pullups, pushups, run back.

used to mainly lift weights. i was a little bigger but also developed back problems.

Pastor Robert, Tannehill is indeed ripped. He's a stud.

RED,


WOMAN WHO DO WORK OUT ...NOT SEXY........ I LOVE WOMEN WHO SHOPS AND HAVE GREAT TIME WITH EACH OTHER TALK ABOUT HAIR NOT FOOTBALL CRAP .....

What? Drunk women can be sexy.

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ALoco, do u think Im sexy?? Huh Big daddy??? I work out

If the Fins paid me $100 I'd go to a game.

alan.... WHAT IF THEY GIVE YOU 15 DOLLARS GIFT CERTFICATE TO WAL-MART ?

ALoco, thats not enough.

AND 15 DOLLARS GIFT CERTFICATE FOR DOMINO'S PIZZA AND 5 DOLLARS REBATE FOR CHANGING TIRES @ K MART .

F u Aloco

WOMEN WHO PLAY TENNIS ARE NEVER DESIRED BY ANY ONE .NOT SEXY........

ALoco, youll be all over me sweetheart

i agree, they will draft this guy at 8 or even trade up like idiots because the browns will bluff ireland. tannehill would be a horrible pick at 8

WOMEN WHO DELIVR MAIL NEVER SEXY ..........

I guess two 7 and 9 seasons followed by a 6 and 10 season(That started out 0 and 7) I guess Idiot Ross/Ireland dont see any urgentcy to start early.WOW is all I can say.

Aloco, Does your Ball and Chain Like Igauna's or Snakes?

Aloco, I know you are a male but I picture you as an elderly Chinese woman living in a rural home with dirt floors and chickens running around the courtyard. You have a large extended family and spend your days sweeping up and preparing large kettles of soup. Your name is Ming Loy Zu.

Also, you have a mental condition that causes you to yell at laundry drying on a clothesline for no reason.

LOL At Mr. Dupont. Classic.

MR DUPONT........ YOU R ONE OF KIND.......YOU MAD ME LAUGH .

GOOD POST MR DUPONT .

Thank you, Madame Ming Loy Zu. I admire the backbreaking work you do as you go about your daily chores. It is small wonder that you sometimes feel the need to hurl angry words and curses at drying laundry.

Yawn...Zero Reason To Get Excited For This Upcoming Season...Thank You Jeff Ireland....

Aloco, What type of soup Do you Make?, And did you open "Ming Loy Zu's Buffet of knowledge Chinese Resturant" Yet?, What are the Price's like?

I believe her specialties are cabbage soup and chicken beak with rice, but Madame Zu could probably better answer as to her culinary skills.

Pop Warner kids practice harder than these HIGHLY paid athletes. What a joke. The NFL is becoming a joke.

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FP4FG = CUBEN MANACE

PLEASE REFILE FOR YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT ASAP., ALSO FILE FOR YOU FOOD STAMP TO BEFORE ITS TO LATE.

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JUST PLAY ALONG LIKE YOU R A DUMBO .......

ALL 6 ARE BROWN DONKYS THAT SHOULD BE BANNED BECUSE THEY BRING DOWN THE IQ LEVEL OF THIS BLOG TO 86.

THE NECK

THE DISK

THE DENTEST

THE MACHANIC

THE DROOPY DOG OWNER

THE DELI-MANAGER

THE DRUNK ASSITATANT

THE CELLAR

SORRY ,I SIGNED WITH THE NAME MR DUPONT GAVE ME EARLY ,ZING LOY ZO ......

FAKE ALoco;;;;;;;
new list ;;;;;;;;;;;

THE ODRICK FOOT

THE GATES BUST


THE THOMAS INJURES

THE PAT WHITE @ 155 Ib...........


the busts


THE CELLAR


Aloco, Not the cuban Menace, But thanks for thinking that., BTW does the "Ming Loy Zu's Buffet of knowledge Chinese Resturant" Have a Recipe for Iquana?, If not I've got one.

Welcome to the pussified NFL.

WHY I THINK SOMEONE TALKING TO HIM SELF?

THE NECK

THE DISK

THE DENTEST

THE MACHANIC

THE DROOPY DOG OWNER

THE DELI-MANAGER

THE DRUNK ASSITATANT

THE CELLAR

I AM OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE TEAM THIS YEAR, EVEN THOUGH THE PLAYOFFS ARE UNLIKELY, YOU NEVER KNOW A GOOD COACH CAN WIN YOU A FEW GAMES. JUST LIKE SPARANO COST US SOME GAMES I THINK PHILBIN WILL WIN US A FEW, I LIKED TONY AS A PERSON BUT HE WAS NOT THE SMARTEST COACH AND EVEN HE ADMITTED THAT, ON THE OTHER HAND PHILBIN I BELIEVE IS THE OPPOSITE TIME WILL TELL GO FINS!!!

I'm making it onto a lot "top blog tool" lists lately...

what does this mean for me?

Aloco is the old Nj Jet fan ...i see now ... Ha trools never give up on hating the dolphins i see

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