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Miami Dolphins Training Camp Notes #4

The Miami Dolphins have their first rest day of the 2012 training camp today.
The Miami Dolphins have their first rest day of the 2012 training camp today.

The Miami Dolphins have released their notes from yesterday's practice, and a preview of the next practice. The team is off today, so the next practice will be Wednesday.


Tuesday's Schedule (7/31)

Player's off - No Scheduled Availability

Wednesday's Schedule (8/1)

8:00 a.m. - Practice


 The Dolphins practiced in front of 717 fans for approximately two hours on Monday at the team's training facility.

 Former NFL quarterback and current broadcaster Rich Gannon attended practice today and later spoke to the team on dealing with the media. Gannon, whose career spanned 18 years, was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player becoming in 2002. He also was selected to four straight Pro Bowls (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002) and was the Pro Bowl's Most Valuable Player in 2001 and 2002.


(Head Coach Joe Philbin the different dynamic of the three quarterbacks David Garrard, Matt Moore and Tannehill) - "I think I've said it before, but it's worth repeating that that's an excellent room of men. These guys are real professionals. I couldn't be more pleased with those guys. I'm talking about all four of these guys. They come to work. They like the game. They're willing to learn. They don't have all the answers. They practice hard. They study hard. I think they all have leadership qualities. They're all a little bit different guys, which is good, but they all have leadership qualities. They are all a little bit different guys which is good. They set a good example. These guys are professionals. Beyond that, we're kind of letting this training camp bring out the best in each one of them and hopefully we can see and come to a good decision as we move forward."

(Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle on his thoughts on being named defensive coordinator for the Dolphins) - "I was thrilled for a couple of reasons. Number one, when we started to discuss it and started to talk about the potential for the staff, I'm really excited about the staff we have. We have great chemistry in the room defensively. With the guys that we have been fortunate enough to add to the defensive staff, (we have) great quality coaches. There's some veteran NFL coaches, some younger coaches coming from the college ranks, I think we have a really good blend. On top of that, offensively and defensively, when you sit in the meetings as a total staff, I think there's a great vibe and a great chemistry there. Sherm (Mike Sherman) and I have worked together in the past; we've known each other for 25 years. Some staffs you're on, every staff is different so I think our staff, we are fortunate in that we got a group of guys who are excellent teachers, excellent coaches and a great group of people. So it can't get better than that."

(Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle on how the front seven on defense are handling the change from a 3-4 to 4-3) - "Excellent, excellent. I think that they are embracing it, and for some of them, it lends to their skill sets, maybe a little better, but not necessarily. They played darn good defense a year ago in the 3-4, and as I told you guys in the beginning, there weren't that many true 3-4 snaps. There was a lot of under defense, a lot of substitution defense, so there are elements of what we did here a year ago that we are incorporating and some that we will continue to incorporate as the year goes on. But I think the transition has been great."