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Saban leaves Wright in tears at practice
Associated Press
Posted: 13 hours ago

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins rookie Manuel Wright apparently is having a difficult time adjusting to the NFL, and was in tears Tuesday.

The 6-foot-6, 290-pound defensive tackle from Southern California - the only pick in this month's supplemental draft - broke down during an on-field workout session.
Dolphins coach Nick Saban appeared to be shouting, or at least talking very sternly, to Wright, who was later seen walking off the field, escorted by a member of the team's staff, and lifting the front of his shirt to wipe away tears.

Exactly what Saban said that upset Wright was unclear. Team policy does not allow reporters access to players following a midday interview period.

"As you well know, young players need to develop the kind of mental toughness and attitude that they need to be professionals," Saban said. "So we are trying to help him with that, too, which may be why we need to get on him a little at times."

Wright was eligible for the supplemental draft because he is three years out of high school. As a sophomore at USC last season, he had 23 tackles, including six for losses, and recovered two fumbles.

Saban said the rookie has struggled a bit so far with muscle soreness and other issues, and believes Wright is "probably not in as good of shape as he needs to be in."

"I got on him about what we wanted him to try to do at least today, to try and work himself through it, and he responded well to it," Saban said.

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Not exactly in the best of shape, eh? Crybaby ! ! ! - IPBprez
 

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Saban

Saban did himself a disservice by loosing his cool.

I don't get emotional when dealing with my subordinates.
 

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I don't see the big deal. The kid showed up at camp out of shape and his coach got on him for it. That's what coaches do.
 

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Hey SlickVision that was going to be one of my questions. I kind of feel bad for the kid, I mean they drafted him out of shape so he comes in out of shape and gets chewed out. That kind of sucks. It would be different if he was in shape at the time of the draft and then got out of shape.
 

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