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Saturday, July 29, 2006
Posted by David Kennedy
Don Shula used to run practice right in front of whatever fans happened to come out to see the team. JJ changed all that, and started practicing on the field further away from the stands. Dave copied that. And Nick mostly does the same thing. That is, when he opens it to the public.
Then, they built the practice bubble. Yes, its a good way to deal with the weather, to get practice time on synthetic turf, and to simulate crowd noise. But, it also happens to be a way to practice further away from the fans, because they're not allowed in the bubble.
Anywho, the first practice was this morning. I know a bunch of guys who wanted to get out to see it. I heard a lot of people feeling the vibe, and wanting to head to the practice. And the bubble wasn't going to be "ready" for 2 more weeks.
Then it rained hard early in the morning, and the team went into the bubble. So much for anyone seeing the first practice. And there's no video, either.
But, I hear that the team looked great!