From Rémi “Coach Ray” Lesot (LeCoachRay):
Is it possible to evaluate the OL and DL play during the Minicamp. (Without pads and contact)? What does OL play like?
Hello Rémi. The short answer isn’t really because the linemen aren’t going full speed through the minicamp and there aren’t any pads. Sure, you can see what the fit really looks like, maybe jumping off the ball really quickly, but it’s very limited. For this reason, it is unfair of me to offer an opinion on what the offensive line looks like at this point.
From Gunga Din (@ fins66):
We have to beat the Bills to win the division… realistically… where do you see game problems?
The big game problems last year were due to the fact that the Dolphins’ defensive backs simply had no answer for the Bills receivers, especially Stefon Diggs in the home opener and Isaiah McKenzie in the final. The Dolphins lost Byron Jones early in that Week 2 game and that clearly didn’t help, but there was no such apology in the final after Miami played well in the first quarter. Getting more pressure on Josh Allen would obviously help, but he can hurt the Miami defense with his scrambling as well. So, more than anything, it comes down to the fact that Miami high school really has to face Buffalo.
The naked Isaiah (@jefflintz):
What is the situation in the center? Can you tell us who receives the first representatives of the team?
The Dolphins’ media policy regarding OTAs and minicamp prevents me from revealing who lines up where and who got the first team reps. What I can tell you is that I would expect quite a battle for the starting center position between free agent coach Matt Skura, third year Michael Deiter and the offseason acquisition. Cameron Tom.
From Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina):
Here’s one for you that I offer to Mike D .: Brian Flores has been one of the most successful branches of the BB coaching tree so far. What do you attribute that to?
Big question from sister site editor SI Giants Country to Patriot Maven editor Mike D’Abate. It’s now pretty clear that Flores has succeeded where previous Belichick proteges like Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia have failed, and the easy answer may be that Flores is simply a better coach. That said, McDaniels and Patrick have an excellent reputation as footballing spirits, but it’s safe to say that they weren’t necessarily good at handling players. This could be the biggest key to Flores’ superior success.
From Monsell Darville (@MAdarville):
Is Solomon Kindley going to eat himself in the NFL or is muscle overweight? He didn’t move his feet well last year to begin with. Concerned!
Worried too. I’m not really sure Kindley was much bigger than last year, but he was definitely tall and I would say from where I was in the training center bleachers in open workouts his height seemed to be an issue. .
From Eric Sloss (@ EricSloss1383):
What do you see happening in the WR race? I think Fuller, Parker, and Waddle are safe things. I believe the rest will be P. Williams, Bowden and either Hurns / Wilson. Some people think Williams is in the bubble. I find that ridiculous.
Eric, there was a time when I would have dismissed the idea that Williams was in the bubble, but the reality is he’s missed half of his two NFL seasons and we haven’t seen him do anything in the past. five trainings open to mass media in the spring. Plus, he doesn’t play special teams and the Dolphins have great depth at WR. So I don’t think he’s a slam dunk anymore. I have to think Mack Hollins and / or Robert Foster will be on the squad because of what they bring to special teams. If I had to guess now I would say Fuller, Parker, and Waddle are locks, then three from Hollins, Foster, Bowden, and Wilson.
From Ken Dasher (@ kdash65):
Which new Dolphins player (rookie or veteran) caught your eye the most in the practices you’ve seen? Why?
This is a nice sequel to the previous question as the only newcomer that really caught my eye in the workouts we’ve seen (three OTAs, one full minicamp workout and the start of another before it was moved inside) was Foster. I really liked the way he moved and he grabbed just about anything thrown at him in the 7v7 and team drills. Among the rookies, Jaelan Phillips just looks the part. It’s not like he’s doing a ton, but the way he moves for his size is impressive to watch.
Art. (@ s85844417):
Is there a possibility the Phins are watching Duke Johnson?
Because the Dolphins filed an (unsuccessful) waiver request for Kerryon Johnson, it tells me that they’re not done looking to strengthen the running back bodies. Duke Johnson is valuable as a third back and I could see the Dolphins looking his way at one point, especially if they have an injury down the back.
From Adam Gomez (@mexdolfan):
Is there a chance that Doaks will become a new starter?
Hi Adam, is there any chance seventh-round pick Gerrid Doaks will become a starter as a rookie? I never say never, but I would say it’s an extremely low chance. And I mean, extremely small.