Found August 12, 2013 on Phin Nation:
The Miami Dolphins returned to the practice field on Sunday, following their 27-3 victory on Friday night against the Jaguars.  The focus of the practice was on fundamentals, so there were no 11 on 11 drills as is customary.  According to the Sun Sentinel, Joe Philbin said:  “I thought that we had a really good practice today. We decided to change up the practice schedule a little bit. As you probably noticed, we didn’t do 11-on-11 today. We felt like one of the primary identities we want to have on this team is a fundamentally sound team, so we devoted a lot of time to fundamentals today and a lot of time to one-on-one competition, so to speak, in all three phases. I think, initially, obviously I have to go in and watch the tape, but I think we accomplished our objective.” Photo Courtesy of It’s clear that the Dolphins coaches want to fine tune the players technique and instill an understanding of the fundamentals.  After all, this is the time of year for coaches to really coach the players.  Soon enough, practices will be devoted to game planning for the next week’s opponent.  Since the Dolphins have 4 practices (Sun, Mon, Weds, Thurs) before their next preseason game, Sunday was as good of a time as any to get back to basics. Before we get to the highlights of practice, we wanted to let you know that our new Phins Forum is up and running.  It’s a barren wasteland right now because we just put the finishing touches on it last night.  We would love for you to help us test it out and let us know how it’s working.  If you run into any problems, please email us at .  For future use, there is a link right below the PhinNation logo at the top of the page.  Creating a profile is quick and easy!  We’ll also be keeping track of frequent posters.  All posters start out as a Free Agent Rookie and you can work your way up to a Hall of Famer. We realize the comments section is usually active, but we wanted to give you a place to have more in-depth discussions about the Dolphins or any sports related topic you choose.  Please stop by the forums and let’s get the conversations started! Onto the practice field - Dion Jordan did not participate in practice today.  As usual, Joe Philbin did not address Jordan’s absence.  Philbin said he would only comment on players that participated in practice.  Jordan played Friday night against the Jaguars, but didn’t appear to suffer an injury during the game.  We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more information. - Rishard Matthews returned to the practice field and observers said he had a solid day.  Matthews has missed the last few weeks due to an injury but was going full speed on Sunday.  Julius Pruitt also returned….both good signs. - Jamar Taylor was also back at practice.  According to reports, he did more than he’s done all training camp, since hurting his groin.  Taylor did individual work in the position drills.  (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)

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