Afternoon Practice



Edgar Thompson is filling in for Ben Volin at the PBP.  Here are his thoughts…same routine as yesterday…watch for the Update.

During 11-on-11 situational drills, Jake Long got a little revenge on Joey Porter, who jacked the rookie when he rushing the passer on Monday.

Following a nice tackle on Ronnie Brown, Porter celebrated by pounding the ground with this fist.

But on the next snap, Long came out and knocked Porter on his rear end.

Henne continued to struggle getting rid of the ball. But coaches also really seemed to turn up the pressure on the QBs today.

LB Charlie Anderson got to Henne on one play. But he also took a coverage sack and had a bad overthrow.

Henne was OK today, but he also was victim of three drops. Fasano dropped a Henne pass that hit him right in the hands during the final 11-on-11 drill.

On his first pass of 11-on-11, Beck complete a nice sideline route to Ginn, just behind CB Andre Goodman.

But Beck soon followed by overthrowing Hagan by 10 yards, and then underthrowing WR Anthony Armstrong on the next play.

Parmele continued to hit the hole as hard and fast as anyone on the team.

It’ll be interesting to see him during the pre-season when the team isn’t going to ask much of Williams or Brown.

The Dolphins just finished up 11-on-11 team drills and some 7-on-7 passing.Beck and Henne shared reps during 11-on-11, while McCown joined the mix in 7-on-7.

The highlights:

Four dropped passes was a big problem.Ernest Wilford dropped a slant route that hit him right in the hands, though Beck’s throw was a little behind him.

Ronnie Brown dropped a pass out in the flat and sure-handed rookie Devon Bess even let one go through his hands.

And it wouldn’t be a practice if TE David Martin didn’t chip in his daily drop.

Beck opened up with a wounded duck throw, but bounced back to finish 4-of-6 in 11-on-11. But his completions were mainly on short passes, which has been a common theme for Beck.He seems to be struggling to make decisions and ends up opting for the safe throw.

In 7-on-7, the QB needs to get off the throw before a buzzer sounds in three seconds. Beck didn’t beat the buzzer on his first throw, and then seemed to press.

He completed 3-of-5 throws, with WR Greg Camarillo making the catch of day, a one-handed stab in the middle of the field behind LB Channing Crowder that saved a potential overthrow by Beck.

Donald Thomas is still working at right guard with the first-team offensive line.It’s Beck’s turn to line up at QB. But no surprises on first-team offense, really.When the team lines up in two tight-end sets Sean Ryan joins Anthony Fasano, who has been working with the first team.

CB Michael Lehan (ankle) is the only player sitting out. He’s working hard at re-hab on the sidelines.Sparano said he ran Monday, but that Lehan is “probably a little bit further away right now.”TE Aaron Halterman was nowhere to seen, giving the Dolphins “only” five TEs to work with today.

Veteran lineman Steve McKinney (knee) sat out one of two sessions Monday, but practiced in the bubble. He lined up at second-team center.

A little trickery in passing drills.WR Ted Ginn Jr., a former high school quarterback, caught a screen pass and hit RB Patrick Cobbs with a perfect strike 30 yards down field on a wheel route.When you see these guys in shorts and pads in drills, they never cease to amaze you with their natural athletic ability … even in stretching drills.

Rookie DE Kendall Langford looks like he could teach yoga he’s so flexible.

The offense and defense lined up against each in running drills, while the receivers and defensive backs worked on the other end of the field on down-field blocking.Rookie RB Jalen Parmele continues to standout among the pack of backs behind Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown.Parmele hits the hole as fast as anyone and has the speed to bounce the play to the outside.

Longtime draft analyst Frank Coyle told me recently he’s high on Parmele and said he fits the mold of Bill Parcells’ back who’ll get you four yards when you really need it.

The other highlight was a black laid on FS Jason Allen by 5-foot-7, 175-pound Jayson Foster . A fan favorite because of his quickness and pen-field running, Foster is tough, too.

He got up under Allen’s pads and cleared him out of the play.