The Miami Dolphins are sweating out a miserably hot morning in South Florida as they practice for the second day. Still in helmets only.
On the opening day of practice the Dolphins offense seemed to be the stars as DeVante Parker and Ryan Tannehill appeared to be blossoming together. Parker caught two touchdowns from Tannehill and overall the offense won the day. Now it appears to be the defenses turn.
The good news is that it is the back-ups on defense that are beating the offensive back-ups today. Seems to be a push with the starters. Tannehill is still connecting with Parker but the defense is doing a much better job at keeping the plays short and Jay Ajayi isn’t finding much running room.
While it is difficult to try to dissect the opinions of those in attendance (all of the media and fans via websites and social media) most seem to agree that it is closer today.
The Dolphins won’t have their first pad practice until this weekend and that’s when things start to ramp up as the physicality of the practices increase. While the practices now are soft contact there is some interesting bits of information coming out of Davie, Fl. today.
Raekwon McMillan who initially was penciled in as the outside starter opposite Kiko Alonso may not start outside. According to those viewing the practice, McMillan has been getting first team work at middle linebacker with Lawrence Timmons outside. We will have more on this later today.
At center with Mike Pouncey not taking part in team drills early it was Jake Brendel taking the first team snaps and not Anthony Steen. While this really doesn’t mean much at this point, it’s something to keep an eye on should it continue. The Dolphins will move personnel around throughout camp trying to find the right fit and blend to give more continuity to the positions.
Keep checking back throughout the day for more on the second day of camp and the post practice press conferences.