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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Some morning practice notes

Nick Saban said he didn't want players in the team's new $9 million, air conditioned bubble for about 10 days because, in part, he didn't want them getting soft.

Well, it was more like 10 minutes.

That's how long it took the entire team to file into the bubble as a torrential downpour and lightning washed out the work on the practice field.

Fans aren't allowed inside. But I am. So here's what I saw:

Daunte Culpepper looked good, but he admitted he's not 100 percent yet. "85-90 percent," he said after practice. He's not quite explosive on drop-backs yet, but what more can you ask of a guy who had major knee surgery only nine months ago.

Joey Harrington struggled -- throwing an interception to Zach Thomas, and fumbling a couple of snaps from scrimmage.

And Derek Hagan looks like the real thing, folks. If he practices the rest of camp like he did this morning, he's the Dolphins No. 3 receiver. Of course, no one was getting hit despite the practice being in pads.

First round draft pick Jason Allen was not at practice, by the way, because he is now the team's only unsigned player after Rodrique Wright signed in the morning.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to get Daunte going and headed towards the season. I know his goal is to start against Pittsburgh, but I hope great caution is taken with Daunte. He coming off of tearing all 3 ligaments in his knee. There a reason the Phins signed Joey Harrington. I still think there a good chance Joey will start the season.

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