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  • No Practice for Rookie Camp

    I love this idea. The Rookie mini camp is only 3 days and the team has to sign more players and get tryout players to field a team. None of that now as Gase wants to give these Rookies rest and get them mentally ready for practices with the team. This also shows they know what they have in the Rookies and instead of putting them on the field with other ignorant young players to field a temporary garbage team they'll be more ready mentally and physically for being on the field with the team. They're also getting some NFL life lessons which is never a bad thing.

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolph...-minicamp.html

  • #2
    I just read that & initially didn't know what to think of it...but reading that Gase believes this will give his guys fresh legs because they've already been worn down by everything leading up to the combine, kind of sounds like a good idea!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post
      I just read that & initially didn't know what to think of it...but reading that Gase believes this will give his guys fresh legs because they've already been worn down by everything leading up to the combine, kind of sounds like a good idea!
      How much on field improvement really gets accomplished in three days with a rental team of undrafted rookies and tryout players? That's the way I see it.

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      • Driven_Phinsane!
        Driven_Phinsane! commented
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        I think it's normally just to get the guys together on the field, run through the motions, & to get a feel for what you've got..nothing more...

    • #4
      Saves from the Sean Smith's of each draft looking fantastic in rookie camp and getting expectations up before the pads come on... lol...

      Also, the NFL did away with the Rookie Synposium and now each team is doing it's own rookie acclimation training teaching them how not to be (as) stupid with their new money and celebrity.

      Maybe they could bring in Trent Richardson to speak to them. He's been broke and had lots of free time on his hands the past year.

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      • #5
        I read this earlier and thought it was a smart decision and I believe other teams will be doing the same, eventually.

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        • #6
          Looks like the decision NOT to risk injuring guys who haven't played or worked out since the Combine and Pro-days was pretty smart...

          The Shaq Lawson shoulder condition that supposedly wouldn’t need surgery but that suddenly needs surgery happened last week during offseason workouts. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Lawson aggravated the condition during a bag drill. Despite the fact that the drill induced an injury, such activities don’t fall within the scope of prohibited “live contact” during the offseason program. Unless Lawson suffered injury while tangling with another player in a full-speed blocking or tackling drill, there was no violation by the Bills.

          That said, the fact that Lawson suffered the aggravation not long after the end of the pre-draft process tends to validate the approach teams like the Jaguars and Dolphins are taking. Recognizing the increased injury potential for football players who haven’t practiced or played football in months, Jacksonville and Miami deliberately have gone easy on incoming rookies.

          While no one ever will know whether Lawson would or wouldn’t have suffered the same injury at some later point in the offseason, training camp, preseason, or the regular season, the mere fact that the injury occurred raises a fair question as to whether the shoulder would have held up for the year (which the Bills had intended) before surgery.

          As it now stands, Lawson may miss all or most of his rookie season. At a time when some have reported that G.M. Doug Whaley and/or coach Rex Ryan could be fired if the team doesn’t make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 1999, getting little or perhaps nothing from the team’s first-round pick isn’t the best way to fulfill the apparent up-or-out mandate.
          Shaq Lawson starting off on the Dion Jordan plan... Bills lost Sammy Watkins to a broken foot that will require surgery as well.

          Hoping we have a healthy season, especially at OL for a change.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post
            Looks like the decision NOT to risk injuring guys who haven't played or worked out since the Combine and Pro-days was pretty smart...



            Shaq Lawson starting off on the Dion Jordan plan... Bills lost Sammy Watkins to a broken foot that will require surgery as well.

            Hoping we have a healthy season, especially at OL for a change.
            yeah, lookin' pretty 'genius' right about now...Shaq's shoulder couldn't have been fully recovered from this past season,, was pretty stupid to have him fully participating...

            As for us, having a little bit of luck on the injury front could possibly mean the difference between being somewhat competitive or just once again playing out the year as the AFC East Browns....

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post

              yeah, lookin' pretty 'genius' right about now...Shaq's shoulder couldn't have been fully recovered from this past season,, was pretty stupid to have him fully participating...

              As for us, having a little bit of luck on the injury front could possibly mean the difference between being somewhat competitive or just once again playing out the year as the AFC East Browns....

              Yeah, we've been snakebit for a while with injuries, especially on the OL.

              Excited to see what this team can do with some smarter coaching and a beefed up OL and defense.

              Let's hope Gase and Joseph are the real deals.

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              • #9
                I love the fact that Gase talks trash to the D....

                When I played, the OC use to call us out on D...tryin to expose us and saying striaght up "Jordan we coming from you on this"...even though its your team, and they make a play you hear it in the locker room all day and all night.

                But if you stop it.....the D gets a lil swagger - which is just what we need...we had no swag last year....get the litte wins...



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