The Miami Dolphins have started their final open practice to the media of TC 2008. Camp officially breaks following the Saturday night Jaguar game. Guess what? John Beck is at practice. Here is the latest and watch for the update and thanks everyone for following it all here on Phinphanatic.com.6:35 p.m.
After the morning practice, coach Tony Sparano said he felt Porter was beginning to make a few plays after missing some recent practices.
But Porter has had two injuries in a month. If this keeps up, he could have a few nagging injuries to deal with by the middle of the season.
Pennington is not nearly as impressive in 11-on-11.
He hit two short throws, but tossed an interception to CB Nate Jones, who returns it for a touchdown, and took a coverage sack.
In 11-on-11, Henne sticks to throws underneath the coverage and looks sharp.
OK, one more update to come, but not until we catch players heading into the locker room …
Beck and McCown are getting a lot of work today during passing drills.
The highlight was a perfect touch pass on a deep out between two defenders to WR Ernest Wilford. A beautiful throw there.
He showed it again in 11-on-11 when he hooked up with Kircus on the play of the day, a long TD over CB Joey Thomas.
Beck was 3-of-5 in the drill.
Henne was 0-of-1 and suffered a coverage sack in four snaps in team drills.
Team’s warming up for practice, with the usual suspects on the sideline nursing injuries: CB Michael Lehan (ankle), DE Vonnie Holliday (hamstring) and LB Charlie Anderson (hamstring).
Coach Tony Sparano said earlier today he’d evaluate Holliday following the evening practice. Based on that, Holliday won’t be playing at Jacksonville this weekend.
Also, QB John Beck is at practice and taking snaps in individual drills.
- It’s pouring rain and we’re inside, but Sparano continues to wear his sunglasses.If I was a player, it’d make me a little nervous seeing the head coach looming in dark glasses, not sure if he’s watching me on not. It actually makes me a little nervous as a reporter on the sideline.Sparano is checking out the DBs working on pass drops, while the LBs do the same off to the side.
- All four QBs are taking snaps in individual drills.Afterward, coaches are working with them on screen passes to the RBs in the flats and in the middle of the field. Expect to see a lot of those this season, especially given how well Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown catch the ball.Ronnie might have the best hands on the team, other than Davone Bess, who doesn’t drop anything.
Bess and the other receivers are across the field from the RBs working on fade routes, a pass QB Chad Pennington seems to throw well.
- Football czar Bill Parcells and GM Jeff Ireland share a laugh at midfield.Parcells seems to have a pretty good sense of humor, based on the reaction of the people who speak to him. It’s unfortunate the South Florida media isn’t among those people.OK, not much to say there, but we’ll hopefully have some action to report in a bit.