Five weeks into the regular season might be too early for an NFL team to take advantage of its bye week, but in reality, the Miami Dolphins already have played 10 games. So this break comes at the perfect time for them.
As one of two teams scheduled for the Pro Football Hall of Fame game back in early August, Miami had to open training camp before everyone else on July 21st. The players and coaches have been going non-stop ever since and at 3-2 and tied for second place in the AFC East, the Dolphins are priming themselves for a stretch run. That means something different to each player, as some are using the off time to get away from football and the area altogether and others are remaining close to home.
“I’m not getting away, I’m not going anywhere,” said second-year quarterback
Tannehill does plan to come into the facility at some point before the team resumes practicing on Monday in order to watch film of the Buffalo Bills, Miami’s next opponent at Sun Life Stadium on October 20th. Others like tight end
Meanwhile, defensive tackle
“I’m going to Toronto to put my feet up and enjoy the city while having a good time and relaxing and rejuvenating,” Odrick said. “I’ll watch some stuff on my iPad but when it’s time to get away from football it’s time to get away from football because it’s just as important.”
“The best thing about is that most guys in other cities, whenever they get a break they always come to Miami,” he said. “We’ve got the luxury of already being here so why leave?”