The Miami Dolphins are preparing to face the Carolina Panthers on Saturday night, but head coach Joe Philbin wanted to make sure the ‘Phins had a little extra bonding time.
According to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald, Philbin cancelled the walk-through portion of Thursday’s practice in favor of taking the team to a current box-office hit.
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin cancelled today's walk-thru and took team to see Straight Outta Compton. Yes, team bonding on the road.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) August 20, 2015
Hopefully that means the Dolphins are ready for their second preseason outing, not that a win or loss really matters anyway.
Regardless, players likely appreciated the move, especially after what must’ve been a brutal practice on Wednesday. Miami safety Louis Delmas tore the ACL in his right knee, and the Panthers watched star receiver Kelvin Benjamin sustain the same season-ending injury.
The teams will square off on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, and both teams are looking to head Straight Outta Bank of America Stadium with their rosters intact.