The Miami Dolphins return to the practice field today - their first practice under new head coach Joe Philbin. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
The Joe Philbin era will officially take the field tomorrow for the first time, as the Miami Dolphins move into Phase Two of their offseason program. The Dolphins will take the field at 10:15 am EDT and 4:45 pm.
To get an idea of what the Dolphins can and cannot do during Phase Two of the offseason program, the CBA breaks down the exact specifics:
Phase Two.Phase Two shall consist of the next three weeks of the Club's offseason workout program. During Phase Two all coaches shall be allowed on the field. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills, as well as "perfect play" drills (e.g., offense or defense only, but not offense vs. defense), or special teams drills on a "separates" basis (e.g .. , kicking team or return team only, but not kicking team vs. return team) . No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted. No offense vs. defense drills are permitted (e.g .. , no one-on-one offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen pass rush or pass protection drills, no wide receivers vs. defensive backs bump-and-run drills, and no one-on-one special teams drills involving both offense and defense are permitted.) Players cannot wear helmets during Phase Two.
Don't expect a whole lot of news, or great video footage from any of these workouts, but at least it's something. And, it's one more step toward getting back to seeing some real football.