Have they earned the time off?
They are also off Saturday.
They are also off Sunday.
My question is why? This team is 1-6 and on the bye week the players have gotten four days off, considering they were off last Tuesday as well.
I'm not a hater here. I think it's great the players are getting time with their families or a chance to fly back to their alma maters and have some fun. But I think they would be just as well served working Friday and having the weekend off.
Players like Jason Allen would benefit from one extra day of practice at the free safety position he's desperately needs to learn. The receivers that have proven they are quite inconsistent at catching the football could certainly use some extra work. And who is to argue the offensive line wouldn't benefit from a few more reps?
Maybe it's just my blue-collar work ethic, but I don't get it.
Instead of balancing bye week with four days of football and three days off, the Dolphins are breaking it down with three days of football and four days off.
So the team won't be back together until Monday. And then they get next Tuesday off as well.