Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Training Camp Day 2+3 Recap

Trending Positively
  • CB Will Allen- This should be no surprise, since Will Allen has been one of the league's better corners since he arrived in Miami. All offseason long and now in training camp, he's been locking down his side of the field. Of course, it probably helps to be lining up across from the personification of burnt toast that is Eric Green. The QBs simply have no reason to try and test Will right now.
  • WR Patrick Turner - Turner has been showing off some great route-running skills in camp, putting him squarely ahead of Brandon London as the team's best big WR.

Trending Negatively
  • CB Jason Allen - Jason's been struggling in coverage for most of camp thus far, getting beat deep on multiple occasions. He's not assured a roster spot, despite his special teams contributions, so he'll need to step it up if he wants to be the team's fifth corner.
  • WR Anthony Armstrong - The darling of minicamps is proving why it's unwise to latch onto a speed-based player who impresses so much in pad-less practices. Now with the pads on and hitting and jamming taking place, it's much harder for a WR to get by solely on speed.

Other Notes:
- Andy Alleman filled in as the starting LG while Justin Smiley attended the birth of his son.
- Former NFL WR Terry Glenn is at camp working as a coaching intern.
- LB Jason Taylor is the starting SLB while Matt Roth remains out with a groin injury.
- DE Tony McDaniel saw some first-team reps.
- WR Brennan Marion unfortunately was lost for the season when he tore his left ACL for the second time in the last eight months. This kid had a truly inspiring story and an insanely good Super Score metric. I was really hoping to see him get a chance to develop on the practice squad. He was waived/injured today, but he will revert to the team's Injured Reserve if he clears waivers.

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