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?