May 21, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) during organized team activities at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Making Plays At OTAs

The name of the game for winning coaches is making plays and scoring points. If you can’t make a play in crucial situations or score points when needed, then all hope of winning is lost.

That’s why coaches relish the opportunity for practice time to prepare their players to win. So if you’re a Dolphins fan that should excite you because of the pace Joe Philbin works his guys.

Squeezing the field for every last rep he can at practice.

So far the reports from camp are promising, the pace is quickening, thinking is less, and most importantly, guys are making plays.

Last week brought reports of a quick paced offense throwing darts all over the field, this week was a defense clamping down, forcing turnovers and creating pressure.

Sure all of this is happening while running around the field in pajamas, but we are hearing of progress and individuals standing out for their athletic acumen.

For what the reports are worth, it’s good to hear Koa Misi getting a pick 6, does it mean he’s improved his coverage to the point he’ll no longer be a liability? Probably not, but at least it’s a start in the right direction.

Last year’s 7th round pick Rishard Matthews caught 3 TDs today, does it mean he’s the next Mark Duper? Probably not, but it’s good to see a second year player making strides.

Michael Egnew is getting a chance to work with and against first stringers, and isn’t embarrassing himself!

Splitting coverage from Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons for a TD today from Ryan Tannehill, providing proof of a highlight.

Yea the defense harassed and picked off Tannehill today but he responded by closing practice strong with bold throws and his customary poise.

I’m sure having guest coach and former Fins QB Chad Pennington at practice didn’t hurt his development much either.

The reports from camp of guys making plays are a great start towards their goal, so lets hope the productivity of these reps carry over to when they trade in their pajamas for pads.

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