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Dolphins to fans: Don't record our practices

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Fin Fan In Cali, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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  2. UCF FINatic

    UCF FINatic The Miami Dolphins select

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    Didn't the Dolphins buy some practice tapes from a Patriot fan who recorded the Patriots practicing a year or two ago which helped us game-plan and beat them?
     
  3. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    only makes good sense
    to use an old WWII saying: loose lips sink ships
    lets keep it all in the family :yes:
     
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  4. Frayser

    Frayser Barstool Philosopher Club Member

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    We got game tapes that had the audio so we could listen to Brady's cadence, IIRC.
     
  5. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    While I fully see what they are trying to do as for as plays go they also admit that there are spys there. Laws only cover those who already obey them and in a way I'm offended that as a true fan who would enjoy rewinding a TC that I taped and watch it again for my own pleasure. That option is now taken away from me.

    If they truly want to keep secret those plays that are so important just use the bubble and tell the reporters that its a closed TCP and they aren't allowed in.

    One other thing needs to be said in reflection on this subject no matter if a play is known or not the team still has to execute it and the other team still has to stop it, JMHO thats why they play the game!!:up::wink2:

    Besides is Harvey trying to say that that one play is the reason we won the division? Shame on you Harvey, we are a much better team than that!!:shifty::lol:
     
  6. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    Pretty easy..stop recording the practices, or they get closed.. I brought this up the other day as to the reason I "thought" they asked this of the reporters. Viewing practice isn't a "right", it's a privledge. One that can be revoked any time the team thinks it is hurting them. How could any real fan argue with that?
     
  7. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Open practices: Show what you want shown

    Closed Practice in the bubble: Practice what you don't want seen.

    There, I solved it!
     
  8. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    No, it was video available on TV, that anyone could have used or gotten, from what I recall.
     
  9. cnc66

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    Good to see you Greg!

    But why should the team with it's already limited reps have to censure itself because some fans will not abide by the rules of no recording? The ONLY thing actually important here it the TEAM. Again, viewing practices is a privledge, give them a reason to not extend that privledge, and next year, there will be fewer practices open to the fans. A few can really screw it up for everyone else here. I want to see this stuff as much as the next guy, but having my team win is more important. If the team buys into Sparano, why shouldn't the fans.
     
  10. Stringer Bell

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    I believe they mic'd a player the first game, then synced Brady's protection calls at the line.
     
  11. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    Yeah...she recoreded a play (like a trap up the middle) but i decided not to post it here, because I don't want to get on Tony's bad side :lol:
     
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  12. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    Nope. We got the tapes and audio directly from the NFL. Something any one of the other 31 teams could've done.
     
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  13. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    whats to keep other teams from sending scouts to view our practices and take notes?
     
  14. Stringer Bell

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    Nothing other than the fact that they may be recognized. Taking notes doesnt worry me as much as video tape though. A generic scout most likely wont be able to pick up on whatever an opposing coach is looking for...
     
  15. NJFINSFAN1

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    Hi Marty, good to see you also.

    My question would be, who says only Dolphin fans go to the practices?

    I have gone to both Jet and Giant practices in the past, what's to stop me from posting something about there practices as a non fan?

    It comes back to me as censorship.

    If you don't want people to know, practice it in closed sessions, they did that with the Wildcat last year, nobody, and I mean nobody knew that was coming.
     
  16. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    i disagree. a scout could easily disguise himself as a fan. he could keep track of new personnel packages, gadget plays (ginn passing the ball), and anything else that might be an advantage to know ahead of time. they could even steal drill exercises if they waned to. basically, any camp that is open is leaving itself open to anyone with eyes. if you dont want certain people to know what is going on, then its best that no one knows whats going on. if i were sparano, every practice would be team and exclusive media only. once preseason starts, no media. its nice for the fans to get to see the team practice, but at the end of the day its not worth risking having ten Belichick spies in the front row monitoring every move the team makes.
     
  17. cnc66

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    pretty steep price for the actions of a few... why not do what they ask and let us watch the practices? So for the actions of a few, more than 3000 other fans plus us, who get their reports, are denied...
     
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  18. NJFINSFAN1

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    Well, the Wildcat was a total surprise by everyone, why didn't they practice that in regular practices? They wanted the element of surprise.

    Why are the not practicing it in regular practices now? Because they don't want anyone to know the new twists.

    Its not something new, especially with a Parcells run team, they do things in secret, they have media blackouts, look at all the Parcells tree guys, they are all the same.

    This is just a big smoke screen by the team trying to make everyone think we are running all the plays we are going to run during the season, they don't care if what the public sees is reported, they just want everyone to think they care.

    Just my view on things. I could be wrong.
     
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