Thursday, August 2, 2007

Training Camp Recap 8/02

Here's a recap of what went on during today's training camp sessions.

Observations from the Sun-Sentinel (1), (2):
"- Receiver Az-Zahir Hakim did not practice. Cameron said he's treating some veterans, including Hakim and defensive tackle Keith Traylor, to only one practice a day.

- I can't even count how many times Shirdonya Mitchell has been beaten in practice.

- Jesse Chatman looks good catching swing passes out of the backfield.

- It was a light morning for John Beck, but his throws in mechanics drills were crisp and pinpoint for the most part."
Observations from the Miami Herald (1), (2):
"- Joey Porter looked awfully good in team drills for a guy still learning the system, whether rushing the passer or being in position on the run.

- The defensive backs couldn't seem to hold on to potential interceptions -- even in the interception drill. It demonstrated why they had five interceptions as a unit last season.

- Trent Green threw some solid passes Thursday morning.

- Defensive lineman Rodrique Wright...had dynamic team drills as far as rushing the passer.

- Early in team drills the first team offense found absolutely no running room against the first team defense."
Observations from the Palm Beach Post (1), (2):
"- RG Mormino and RT Alabi continue to line up with the first-teamers, with Hadnot and Shelton on the second team. Cleo Lemon lines up with the second team, John Beck with the third.

- Lorenzo Booker is lining up with the third team, but that might not last long. Guy is having a great camp so far, making tacklers miss left and right.

- Rookie FB Reagan Mauia has really quick feet, especially for a 270-pound dude. But he hasn’t done much to get noticed during training camp.

- S Yeremiah Bell is fun to watch. He has a nose for the ball and impressive range. He’s going to make more plays than anyone on defense, other than Jason Taylor.

- Crowder is all over the field today. He seems to have really improved his pass coverage.

- Beck has another nice day. The guy looks like the team’s best QB the past couple of days. Granted, Beck is torching the second- and third-team defense. But he’s making throws no other Dolphin can.

- Call me crazy, but Chatman looks as good as RB than Brown right now. He’s more explosive and makes better cuts, which Cameron’s offense requires."

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