Dolphin fans got their first opportunity to see the 2013 version of their team Sunday morning. The Fins held their first open practice to public and here are my takeaways.
-All the player took part in Sunday's practice except Dion Jordan. The first round pick was sideline with a shoulder injury and we later found out that he was place on active/non-football injury list. Jordan just finalized his rookie contract on Saturday.
-The entire first team offense looked shaky and out of sync. This is to be expected since defenses are usually ahead of offenses at the start of training camp. Mike Wallace dropped some catchable balls, I expect him to improve once he and quarterback RyanTannehill get their chemistry and timing down.
-Matt Moore looked impressive on Sunday. He had amazing zip on the ball and was very accurate. Moore showed why he is one of the better backups in the NFL.
-Brent Grimes was impressive. If he can stay healthy, he will be an excellent addition to the Dolphins secondary.
-Marvin McNutt, Armon Binns, Rishard Mathews all looked excellent catching passes on Sunday. The race for the number four, five and six receiver spots will a good one to watch in camp.
-In the limited time we saw running backs Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, and Mike Gillislee, they looked good. I would take this with a grain of salt because we didn't see a whole lot from them.
-Kicker Dan Carpenter was a perfect 10-of-10 on his field goal attempts. He connected on three field goals which were longer than 46-yards. Rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis will get his turn to prove himself on Monday.