The Dolphins will take to the practice field later today for a 100+ play scrimmage that is open to the public (weather permitting). Before that event goes down, though, let's get caught up on the events from Friday's two practices.
Marshall proving to be unstoppable in practice
One can only hope Brandon Marshall's play in camp carries over to the regular season next month. Why? From all we've been reading, Marshall has been simply dominant since camp began a week ago. His first practice as a member of the Dolphins was impressive enough. But the buzz is only getting louder thanks to practice after practice of dominance by the new star receiver.
For the first time this camp, the Dolphins worked Marshall as the "Z" receiver, matching him up with Vontae Davis for most of the day. After beating Sean Smith for receptions in most practices this past week, Marshall abused Davis on Friday afternoon. At one point, Marshall beat Davis for five consecutive receptions - according to the Palm Beach Post.
Marshall's past week of practice has been so good that Omar Kelly referred to Brandon as "the most dominant player I've EVER seen." That says a lot considering he's covered Florida State and the University of Miami in the past.
Kelly also points out that Marshall, after beating Davis like a drum all afternoon, made it a point to give Vontae some tips - much like he has done with Sean Smith. A lot has been made about Sean's struggles in camp. But now I think we can all see that whoever is matched up on Brandon struggles. He's just that good. And he's going to make these young corners that much better.
You think Davis and Smith are looking forward to the preseason, when they can cover players not named Brandon Marshall?
Camp Quick Hits
- The Dolphins re-signed TE David Martin on Friday. This is probably a sign that the coaches have been unimpressed with the back-ups behind Anthony Fasano. But I think some fans are going a little crazy with their excitement over Martin - affectionately known as "The Flying Squirrel" around these parts. Let's see how much Martin has left before assuming he makes the team.
- Greg Camarillo tweaked his groin in the morning practice on Friday. He sat out of the evening session and will likely miss the scrimmage today. But don't worry. The injury is minor and a source told the Miami Herald that Greg "will be fine."
- Jake Grove worked with the second and third team offensive line on Friday morning. But he was back with the starters in the evening. You have to wonder why Jake is yet to solidify his role as a starter. Is it time to worry a little about him?
- Pat White continued his erratic ways. Anyone think White makes the team come September?
- Chris Clemons has been a busy man, having taken part in 238 practice reps thus far. The most impressive part? Tony Sparano said Clemons has made just one mental error in those 238 snaps.
- Richie Incognito worked at left guard once again on Friday while John Jerry continues working as the starting right guard. It's starting to look like the RG job will be Jerry's to lose.
- Chad Henne seemed to bounce back from a rough Thursday with a good day on Friday. The Palm Beach Post highlighted "a couple of beautiful passes to Davone Bess in the middle of the field, in between four defenders."
- Will Allen reportedly had a rough day - possibly due to being slowed by some soreness in his knee. Omar Kelly wrote that Allen seemed to tweak that surgically repaired knee but remained on the field - and didn't look like himself, getting beat far more often than he ever has in practice.
- Randy Starks and Jared Odrick continue to work as the linemen in Miami's nickel package, with outside linebackers (usually Cameron Wake and Koa Misi) playing with their hand in the ground in that formation.