The lockout doldrums are in full stride, but expect the Miami Dolphins to sprint out of the gate when the NFL owners and the league's players eventually agree to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

"I don't know how to describe it other than nuts," General Manager Jeff Ireland said, admittedly daydreaming about the end of the NFL's lockout, which would trigger the beginning of the free agent signing period, coordinated workouts conducted under team supervision, and possibly the installation of new offenses and defenses.

"As each day goes by you're putting another plan together because that's a day that's gone," Ireland said of his team's approach preparing for the NFL's regular season, which is less than three months away.,7320106.story