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Miami Dolphins' Tony Sparano sends team urgent message

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by dolfan7171, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. dolfan7171

    dolfan7171 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/1362901.html

     
  2. 2socks

    2socks Rebuilding Since 1973

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  3. Trackstar

    Trackstar Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

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    Then why practice?
     
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  4. 2socks

    2socks Rebuilding Since 1973

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    the best teams execute at full speed

    Maybe it is more or less a question of coaching philosophy

    I'd much rather see them practice at full speed for 1 hr then 1/2 speed for 3 hours. How you gonna work on blocking technique or route running for example if your running them 1/2 speed.

    Its the quality of practice not the quanity:up:
     
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  5. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    would have rather read "We tried to interview coach sparano after practice, but it never ended. There still running right now."

    Losing to the bills. Bleh.
     
  6. mnfinfan

    mnfinfan Active Premium Member Luxury Box

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    and to me what adds salt to the wound of losing to the Bills, is then the Pats losing. Win that game and we would be 4-1 in the division and playing for the AFC E lead against the Pats on Sunday.

    God I hope we win as my sister is there and she is a stinking Pats fan.
     
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  7. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    And not a week too late either.
     
  8. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    They had better play with some ****ing fire on Sunday.
     
  9. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    i would assume they slow it down to practice fundamentals as well as ensure they are learning their assignments, etc. that does not mean it was a lower quality practice.
     
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  10. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    got to coach them up
    practice makes perfect
    kudos Tony Sparano
     
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  11. 2socks

    2socks Rebuilding Since 1973

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    All I'm saying is there has to be a happy balance. The only way to judge progression of a player is at full speed. Anyone can look good at 1/2 or 3/4 speed. You really can't make the assessment until that occurs.

    Of course you can judge weather a player knows the assignment or not. Certain parameters are not judge-able unless done at full speed.....maybe this is the reason for some of the questionable coaching decisions.:up:
     
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  12. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    Practice?
    Practice?
    We're talking about practice.

    In my best Allen Iverson voice.
     
  13. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Urgent Message:

    "Help me get my foot out of your ***."


    I do like times of transition like these though. Lots of opportunities on our team for guys to step up and make a run at a job. Let's see some competition.
     
  14. Fin Fan In Cali

    Fin Fan In Cali Dolphin fan since 1970 Luxury Box

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    So we wait until we go 5-6 and decide it is time to light a fire?:no:
     
  15. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Is my memory fading? I've seen that movie about ten times, and I sure don't remember a scene like Darlington describes.
     
  16. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    bad time outs have little to do with the speed at which they practice.
    you are correct there is a difference between speeds, but if you can not do something full speed, using progression as a means to correct it, again is not a bad idea, nor does it lower the quality of the practice.
     
  17. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    i don't remember them showing the coaches park their cars on the field for lighting, but if you remember the night practice scene, where they finally come together so to speak, there are what appears to be car headlights lighting the field.....
     
  18. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    That was when they were at Gettysburg College for a few weeks, right? They all rode there in buses.

    Maybe Darlington is getting his HS football movies mixed up? I've not yet seen Friday Night Lights. Could it have been a scene from that movie? Surprising, when I think about not having seen it, because I really like Thornton as an actor.

    The other possibility is there are two versions of Titans. Maybe I've just seen the regular version and there could also be a Director's Cut, with deleted scenes put back in.
     

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