Dolphins headed to Los Angeles tonight to practice next week

AP

The Dolphins don’t have a home game this week because of Hurricane Irma, and they’re going to have a home away from home next week.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are heading to Los Angeles tonight, weather permitting, and will practice there next week in advance of their game against the Chargers.

Considering the uncertain nature of the weather, they can’t know whether they’d even be able to work in their own facilities next week, so they’re trying to get out now.

Owner Stephen Ross is chartering a flight for players, coaches, traveling staff and their family members, and they will practice in California beginning Wednesday after their unexpected bye week. The plan is to return to Miami after that game, and prepare there for their Week Three game against the Jets (which is in New York).

Then they’ll pack up for their Week Four trip to London, making for a long road trip for a team that doesn’t know at the moment what their homes are going to look like next week.

12 responses to “Dolphins headed to Los Angeles tonight to practice next week

  1. I’m confused. I thought the whole point of not relocating the game to a neutral stadium was so that the players could be with their families during the hurricane? Guess it was only about revenue afterall.

  2. There family’s will be ok. Just as the thousand of military people make do when there spouse are deployed over seas. Good move by the Dolphins. Bill

  3. So why didn’t they schedule this week-ends game in San Diego where there is a usable stadium? They could then stay in San Diego where the weather is nice. The air is cleaner than Los Angeles, and the Chargers old headquarters is empty.
    San Diego would fill the place because San Diego supports the NFL, but not the bumbling Spanos clan…
    My 2 – cents…

  4. bucswinbucswinbucccswinnn says:

    September 8, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Can you people not read??? It says their families too.

    I reiterate. The whole excuse of not playing in a neutral field was so that the players wouldnt have to worry about their families being stuck through a hurricane whule playing a game. If they are flying their familes anyway, why couldn’t they just play at a different field.

    One word. Greed.
    Even the players themselves didnt want to lose the bye week.

  5. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    September 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm
    I’m confused. I thought the whole point of not relocating the game to a neutral stadium was so that the players could be with their families during the hurricane? Guess it was only about revenue afterall.
    —————–

    You’d be less confused if you had better reading comprehension skills. I’d like to help, just tell me what part of “Stephen Ross is chartering a flight for players, coaches, traveling staff and their FAMILY MEMBERS…” defied you and I will try to break it down for you.

  6. They’re ahead of New England! START THE PLAYOFFS! Pats 19-0? NOT!

    I agree with the individual about why they didn’t play at a neutral site.

    As long as they’re in LA, LEAVE CUTLER THERE!

  7. Where is the NFLA? This is brutal ..London game, Thursday game, and later the owners and disgrace Commissioner Godell talking about players safety. Safety …That’s is hipocresy and demagoguery by owners.

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