Originally posted on sun-sentinel.com  |  Last updated 11/10/11
Despite all the losing the 2011 Miami Dolphins have been a pretty loose team. Each week, no matter what the outcome on Sundays, the players are always laughing, joking and playing games with one another inside the locker room and on the practice field. Thursday’s practice took it took it to a new level. First there was receiver Brandon Marshall, who took off his Dolphins jersey to showcase his Pro Bowl jersey after catching a goal line touchdown pass against Sean Smith, which featured Marshall top-tapping himself in for the score. When Marshall failed to bring in his next goal line pass during the one-on-one drill Smith commenced to pull the jersey off, pulling it over Marshall’s head. Coach Tony Sparano then yelled, “You’ve got to earn it!” Second hi-jinks came when Clyde Gates had a slant pass knocked out of his hand and did a impressive back flip. “You don’t get any points for that,” Sparano yelled. On Gates’ next rep he brought in an impressive touchdown pass. The team’s clearly loose,
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