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Miami Dolphins Camp 2022 Day 6: Practice Observations

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The Miami Dolphins had a more subdued practice Monday when members of the media were the only non-team employees at the Baptist Health Training Complex.

Rookies Skylar Thompson and Braylon Sanders put things on a fun note when they began duplicating the pumping efforts of Tyreek Hill and Blaise Andries for the crowd in practice on Saturday.

Both Thompson and Sanders ran to the (mostly) empty stands and swung their hands in the air, with Sanders and Thompson topping it all off by doing the Griddy dance.

And then it was time for practice.

So let’s dive into the practice report:

ATTENDANCE REPORT

The two injured players were out again – defensive lineman Adam Butler and guard/center Michael Deiter – along with fullback John Lovett.

Running back Raheem Mostert and full-back Alec Ingold both wore red non-contact shirts. Tackle Terron Armstead was back after getting a ‘load management’ day on Saturday but was not spotted during team drills.

TRAIN THE BEST PERFORMERS

– Cornerback Trill Williams continued his great work in camp with a one-handed interception against Tua Tagovailoa in the corner of the end zone in a scoreless period.

– Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle had two great receptions on the field in a five-game streak, the first from Thompson and the second from Tua.

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– Myles Gaskin showed a nice flurry on a running play and also easily beat rookie Channing Tindall in a one-on-one passing drill just outside the 10-yard line, although it took point out that this drill strongly favors the offensive player who has half the width of the court to beat a defender one-on-one.

QB WATCH

Because it’s training camp, we have to talk about the quarterback’s performance every practice.

– It was going to be difficult to top or even match what happened in training on Saturday for Tua, although the second half of training was much better than the first. By our unofficial tally, Tua completed 9 of 14 passes with Williams’ lone interception, and there were a few touchdowns in goal-line situations, including throws to Preston Williams and Sony Michel. There was also a 40-yard touchdown pass to Erik Ezukanma, but this comes with a heavy asterisk as it came on a broken play where Tua held the ball for a very long time before the rookie snuck up. place behind the defence. It was one of many examples of pressure being put on Tua and forcing him to scramble or not finding an open receiver before the pressure got to him.

– Teddy Bridgewater did not participate in team drills as the team opted to give Thompson a longer look after getting limited shots in the first four practices.

– Thompson was 5 for 9 in team periods, according to our stats, with his best pass the 20-yard connection with Waddle from deep. Thompson also had a few touchdown passes in red zone situations, including one to Trent Sherfield after rolling to his right and throwing to his left in midfield. Like Tua, Thompson has had his share of games where he just can’t find an open receiver.

OTHER PRACTICE OBSERVATIONS

– Since becoming an issue worth watching, there have still been a few shotgun blasts from Connor Williams, even though it was a better outing in that department than Saturday.

–Linebacker Calvin Munson blew up a running play when he entered the backfield to meet rookie running back Za’Quandre White.

– Safety Brandon Jones, whose covering skills were in question (backed by poor metrics), had a nice pass breakup against tight end Durham Smythe during the 1-on-1 pass drill in the zone red.

– Linebacker Duke Riley had a nice pass break up in the back of the end zone after it appeared tight end Hunter Long was ready to catch a touchdown pass.

– Tua’s best pitch of the day came when he hit Mostert deep in the seam.