Miami Dolphins Training Camp Questions


The Miami Dolphins training camp begins on July 20. The Miami Dolphins organization made some big splashes this offseason. General Manager, Jeff Ireland, acquired some big name players through free agency and the draft. Although the Dolphins roster looks good on paper, we will not be able to know fully how good the roster is until training camp is underway.

Listed below are some of the questions coming into the 2013 Dolphins training camp:

Will defending Ryan Tannehill’s blind side be an issue? Former Dolphins pro bowl left tackle and 1st round pick, Jake Long, was not resigned this offseason. Jonathan Martin, second year tackle, will be assuming Longs position. Jonathan Martin had a decent 2012 rookie season for the Dolphins. Martin started all 16 games, 12 games at right tackle and 4 at left tackle. The Dolphins front office is confident that Martin will be able to carry the load of playing left tackle.

In the 2013 NFL Draft Miami Dolphins traded up to get defensive end Dion Jordan. Jordan missed the Dolphins organized team activities (OTA) and mini camp due to finishing up school. Defensive Coordinator, Kevin Coyle said that he has implemented almost all of playbook during the offseason. Will rookie Dion Jordan be able to catch up to speed and become a starting defensive end opposite Cameron Wake?

The 2013 Miami Dolphins free agency began with the signing of a high profile wide receiver, Mike Wallace. Wallace spent his entire career catching balls from Ben Roethlisberger. Wallace’s speed will greatly affect the passing game for the Dolphins by opening up holes in the defense. Besides helping spread out the defense, can quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace gel together and be very productive?

Reggie Bush, former Miami Dolphins running back, was not resigned by the Dolphins this offseason. Second year running back Lamar Miller is expected to assume the starting spot. Like Jonathan Martin, the coaches are very confident that Miller will be able to contribute to the offense. Lamar Miller averaged 4.9 yards per carry last year. Will he be able to carry the load of a starting running back, and be able to put up similar numbers?

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  • Go Dolphins!

    I’d be curious to learn if the Dolphins are pumped up for the opener in Hall of Fame game against Cowboys.

  • Johnny

    The Hall of Fame game is garbage… Mostly 3rd stringers… Obviously it’s worth watching, looking for that diamond in the ruff… That’s all.. You won’t see Tannehill to Wallace or Lamar Miller carrying the load..

    • Go Dolphins!

      3rd stringers that lack a winning attitude over the Cowboys third stringers will be a sign. Would it be that there is no leaders on the 1st team? A coaching staff not interested in character development? The Dolphins have not won in the three trips they’ve taken to Canton. With a fourth loss you would have to ask who is taking out the garbage.

      • Johnny

        It’s a meaningless game.. You play your starters, cause you risk a season-ending injury.. Maybe 1 series.. It’s the 3rd preseason game, in Miami’s case. Their 4th preseason game you’ll see the starters play a full half.. Maybe alittle more.. Having 5 preseason games and a longer camp will help this team mesh with so many new faces..

        • Go Dolphins!

          It’s not meaningless to me. I’m going to the parade, enshrinement and game. I want to fly back to FL victorious.

      • Johnny

        Good for you.. But it IS a meaningless game.. Meaning a Win or Loss will not affect the 2013 season!! I’m a season ticket holder and I give away my 2 preseason tickets.. Other then week 3, the starters hardly play.. You’ll see 2nd and 3rd stringers.. Not the same players that will starting come week 1..