4 things we learned in the Miami Dolphins 1st preseason game

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The two biggest bright spots for the Miami Dolphins were Skylar Thompson looking like a pro and Jason Sanders letting everyone know, in a very John Wick way, that he’s thinking he’s back.

I wrote immediately after the game last night that the Skylark, Skylar Thompson, went out and balled last night. He looked like a guy who’s been doing it for years in the NFL. He certainly didn’t look like a rookie 7th-round pick.

In fact, if you didn’t know where he and his peers were drafted, he looked like he was on the same level or better than Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis, and Desmond Ridder. That’s how solid and smooth the Skylark was.

He delivered the ball on time, he used his legs when he needed to, and he showed a strong arm all while going the whole distance. It was quite impressive.

Jason Sanders certainly seemed like he in fact is looking to embrace that Mr. Perfect lifestyle that he once cherished. Sanders went 4/4 in FGs one of them being a 52-yarder. He looked like a guy zeroed in on letting everyone know that last year was a fluke and that having Thomas Morstead as his holder makes a world of difference.

We need Sanders to be right. A focused Jason Sanders could unlock the decision-making for Mike McDaniel and this football team.