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Phinsider Radio show notes: Part 2 — 20 training camp storylines related to the Miami Dolphins

What will we focus on when the Miami Dolphins begin training camp?

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Phinsider Radio show notes for June 29, 2021.

The last 10 of Phinsider Radio’s top-20 storylines to follow when the Miami Dolphins begin training camp. A link to the first 10 storylines can be found here.

11. Is Raekwon Davis ready to take the next step in year two?

  • Says he was disappointed in his rookie season; working on things
  • Started 12 games, 40 total tackles (19 solo) and 1 tackle for a loss.

12. Can special teams replicate the success of last season

  • Matt Haack was consistent as a punter.
  • Can Jason Sanders replicate his success? He has been $$$
  • Will Miami be okay settling for field goals and playing field position?

13. Who will return kicks for the Dolphins this season?

  • Jevon Holland and Noah Igbinoghene both have experience returning kicks.
  • Jakeem Grant is likely gone.
  • Could the Dolphins let the No.6 overall pick return kicks?

14. Will Mike Gesicki do enough to warrant a second contract with the Dolphins?

  • He was Top-10 in yards (703) and scoring (6)
  • Dolphins have Adam Shaheen and Hunter Long locked up now.
  • Would you prefer Durham Smythe back on a small deal or Gesicki on a MEGA deal?

15. Which receivers make the roster and who forges a role PAST the 2021 season?

  • Dolphins will likely keep 7 WRs (we discussed 6 before) with a lot riding on this season.
  • How confident are we that this receiving corps can stay healthy?
  • Which of these receivers will grow alongside Jaylen Waddle as Miami’s future receiving corps.
  • Which plyer benefits the most from all the speed?

16. Will the Dolphins defense FINALLY stop the run?

  • Added Benardrick McKinney, Adam Butler, Jaelan Phillips, Brennan Scarlett
  • Finished 16th in yards allowed: 1862 (4.5 YPC)

17. How quickly can the rookies and newcomers make their presence felt

  • I don’t want to say the Dolphins are banking on a ton of new guys, but they’re banking on a ton of new guys.

18. Will the Dolphins have buyer’s remorse with their FA or draft class early on?

  • We saw this with Kyle Van Noy and Shaq Lawson a season ago.
  • What about the draft class?
  • Are there any signings we wish they made?

19. Is this the year the Dolphins take the next step?

  • We talk about it all the time. Is this the year they FINALLY win a playoff game?
  • Is anything less a failure?

20. Can this become Tua Tagovailoa’s team?

  • No need to beat around the bush, does Tua Tagovailoa do enough in 2021 to silence all the doubters?