The Miami Dolphins took to the field pre-downpour and in some hot and steamy conditions. Would you expect anything less during Dolphins Training Camp?
Looming quite large and dark like clouds in South Florida were the quite sinister allegations by Jarvis Landry to Sports Illustrated. As you might remember, Jarvis Landry was the malcontent that the Dolphins tried to trade midseason only to deal him to the Siberia of the NFL, the Cleveland Browns.
Without LeBron James in Cleveland perhaps Jarvis Landry is fitting in quite nicely and working on making a statement claiming to be more than a slot receiver and wishing to dress like the greats of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Perhaps Landry is just posing for the cameras and Hard Knocks on HBO.
Seriously though, the Dolphins are doing quite nicely without Landry and training camp seems drama free and clearly all about the receivers who will make an impact in 2018.
Some of the highlights this week came in the form of plays here and there by the defense and some ESPN highlight type of catches, but that was with the jerseys and shorts.
Today. the shoulder pads were on and we got to see the offensive line do some work. Except, right now, this offensive line is a work in progress headlined by Gase’s conference call after practice.
In addition, Jakeem Grant was back to his old self with some acrobatics diving for a ball and sliding head first inside the 5 on a pass from Brock Osweiler. Grant, who has had some minor trouble catching the ball, is looking good with the pads on and clearly can secure top 4 status of the wide receiver group.
Let’s not forget the other side of the ball. Kiko Alonso looked at home clogging the middle and stopping runs.
In addition, the big MVP of the first couple of days of camp has been CB Torry McTyer. How high can this kid go? Bobby McCain praised him a bit after practice.
Minkah Fitzpatrick is coming along and making plays with the 2nd team sacking Tannehill.
Even Mike Gesicki is started to find his sea legs with a reception today and showing some ability to get open and make some plays.
Finally, Ryan Tannehill, who has yet to throw a pick (it doesn’t necessarily matter at this point) has shown an ability to find Danny Amendola and is enjoying his new security blanket for the season. If Amendola can stay healthy, I’d expect him in Gase’s offense to haul in about 85 plus catches leading the receiver group.
With all of that said, here’s to a great start to training camp in Davie!
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