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Coach Joe Philbin pronounced himself very happy with the last practice of the offseason, a controlled scrimmage that lasted approximately two hours.
The teams were split into white and aqua squads, and Philbin said he made it a point to mix and match players so they lined up with different combinations. The scrimmage ended with
“It was excellent,” Philbin said. “There were a lot of good things on both sides. I thought it was an excellent practice for the last (one of) minicamp. We all know sometimes the last practice of the offseason program is a semi-pulling-teeth exercise. I thought the guys responded and competed well.”
GREAT OFFSEASON FINISH
The star of the scrimmage Thursday very well might have been fourth-year cornerback
Carroll started off with a nice pass breakup on a slant to
“I think it’s been very, very good,” Philbin said of Carroll’s offseason. “He’s a competitor. He played a lot of football for us last year and I expect he’s going to play a lot of football for us this year. I’m looking forward to the same type of attitude. You see him in the building; he likes coming into the building. He likes going out onto the field. This guy is a competitor. He’s smart, he’s tough. So it’ll be fun to watch him during camp.”
In addition to Carroll’s big plays and Hartline’s two-point conversion, other plays that stood out included two spectacular catches by second-year wide receiver
After a thunderstorm kept the Dolphins inside the practice bubble for all of Wednesday’s workout, the team began outdoors on Thursday.
But thunder and lightning forced the team to sprint to the practice bubble for the remainder of practice.
It was a good break for Dolphins newcomers not accustomed to the South Florida heat and humidity, although they won’t get lucky every time once training camp starts in late July.
“Man, they’re going to find out when training camp starts, I’ll tell you that,” said second-year defensive end and Miami native
Said defensive end
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For the last set of calisthenics of the spring, the musical selections were “Get On The Good Foot, Pt. 1” by James Brown and “4 What” by DJ Drama featuring Young Jeezy, Juicy J and Yo Gotti. … On the subject of calisthenics, new cornerback