Friday, May 20, 2011
Scott, Ducasse to work out with Dolphins
By Rich Cimini
The Mouth is heading South.
Jets LB Bart Scott and OL Vladimir Ducasse are planning to be in Miami next week to work out with a group of Dolphins in what is being billed as a "Lockout Camp." In reality, it's a gathering of clients from the TEST Football Academy, which has facilities in Boca Raton, Fla., and Martinsville, N.J. Scott and Ducasse have been regulars this offseason at the Martinsville location.
Scott and Ducasse will be joined by Dolphins Channing Crowder, Randy Starks, Benny Sapp and rookie RB Daniel Thomas, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark. Scott and Crowder are two of the most notorious trash talkers in the league, so that should be interesting. Crowder is best remembered for his war of words with Rex Ryan in 2009.
The players will work out for four days, spending an hour in the weight room, followed by position-specific drills on the field. The players reportedly will pay their own way to Florida; the sessions will take place on the campus of Florida Atlantic.
If you think it's a big deal or wrong that players are working out with opponents, relax. It's fairly common in the offseason, especially in places like South Florida. For years, University of Miami alums -- some of the biggest names in the sport -- have been working out together on campus. Presumably, Scott and Ducasse won't be talking Xs and Os with their division rivals.
There are also rumblings that the Jets' DBs will gather soon for workouts as the NFL work stoppage drags on. The offensive skill-position players, of course, conducted their own camp recently at the Mark Sanchez-hosted "Jets West."