Training camp: Week 1 recap and what to expect next





Week 1 of training camp is in the books. There was plenty of exciting moments to see as we got to see our exciting new look defense highlighted by impressive skills of new CB Brent Grimes and the speed of our new LB Danelle Ellerbe along with the progression of our even more different offense led by Ryan Tannehill and WR Mike Wallace. It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, however. From what I read and saw during camp there is still plenty of chemistry to be found between Tannehill and Wallace. They made some nice connections during the course of the week but there were some instances of miscommunications, dropped passes by Wallace, and overthrown passes by Tannehill. The offensive line struggled considerably against the blitz and LT Jonathan Martin, though athletic, needs to continue to progress his game as he allowed several potential sacks to Tannehill. Martin's job is especially important as he is the one responsible for protecting Tannehill's blind side. Tannehill is very mobile and is excellent when throwing the ball on the run but if he doesn’t see the blitz coming, he's toast. TE Dustin Keller is looking sharp so far as he and Tannehill have made some very nice early connections. To put it nicely, it wasn't the best week for the Dolphins new rookies. DE Dion Jordan, despite being a limited participant in practice during the week, is still recovering from his shoulder injury and is not 100 percent curtain to be ready for the season opener. Will Davis and Jamar Taylor are recovering from injuries as well but have been participating in practice but have been beat on numerous passing plays. Overall, it was the first week of camp and it's really nothing to be alarmed about yet. This coming week is a big week as we get to see the phins in pads all week running scrimmages and Sunday is the big hall of game against the Dallas Cowboys. I don't expect to see the team look like Super Bowl champions quite yet. But I do expect to see development from all players by the season opener.

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