So far not much has been electrifying the fans watching practices in Davie. Maybe the electricity is running when the team is in the practice bubble. After three practices, a signing of Ryan Tannehill, an appearance at camp by his wife, and the installation officially of the Joe Philbin philosophy, what exactly do we know thus far?
For starters, the TE’s are getting a lot of looks in this “West Coast” offense. In fact, according to one of the local beat writers, TE’s are consistently catching 20 yard passes in the middle of the field. The good news is that finally the TE’s are getting work in the passing game. The bad news is that our LB’s still don’t have a clue how to cover a TE.
While the receiving corp struggles to impress anyone, Brian Hartline missed practice on Saturday with an undisclosed injury and safety Chris Clemons is going to miss time as well, allowing Jimmy Wilson a shot to impress the coaches. Clemons has a lower leg injury and was supporting a compression sleeve on Saturday. Hartline is apparently still suffering appendectomy recovery problems. Both players missed the practice Sunday morning.
Lamar Miller the University of Miami standout running back is not only looking good, but has teammates talking about his burst and ability to hit holes, Mike Pouncey told Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel that Miller is explosive.
On the defensive side of the ball, Randy Starks made two would be sacks today one against each QB, Matt Moore and David Garrard. Both QB’s held the ball too long, a problem last year for Moore. Tannehill meanwhile got a little non-pad action but spent most of his time tossing passes to RB’s and TE’s with Pat Devlin while Garrard and Moore ran with the 1st and 2nd units.
Oddly quiet is the play of Sean Smith, Vontae Davis, and Richard Marshall. Haven’t heard too much about them so far. That’s good, I suppose.
Reggie Bush has been returning punts, but it’s not known if he will actually be called upon to do that when it counts.
As I said, not much going on around camp to jump up and down about, except of course that it’s freaking Miami Dolphins football!