It hasn't been easy to follow the Dolphins since Dan Marino retired, and now we know why the team went 7-9 last season. It was clearly because of YouTube.
A team spokesman for the paranoid sea creatures of the NFL asked fans who attend training camp practices NOT to post video of them on the Internet. Harvey Greene, representative of the Dolphins, claimed that recent portions of the teams practices have popped up on YouTube and it could end up hurting the team's performance this season.
"We have rules in place that don't allow fans to take video of practice," Greene told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "Those rules exist so that we're not placed at a competitive disadvantage by having the teams we play see video of any portion of our practices." Greene said that shooting and posting video "can negatively impact our ability to prepare for our opponents."
The Dolphins should be more worried about finding a real quarterback than fans' YouTube videos. As long as Chad Henne is under center, Miami is at a competitive disadvantage in the AFC East with the Jets and Patriots.