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Training Camp Report And Pictures From 7.24.2012
My Observation from the first 4 days of training Camp. Sorry for the bad grammar and spelling..
During the early stages of training camp is when teams do what's considered install. Both the Offense and Defense are installing a lot of stuff. Than they are going back to the film room to see what they like and don't like. Nothing is narrowed down as of yet. We are trying to identified the things we are going to be good at. We are installing the plays making sure everybody has a beat on it, the different type of protections, different type of routes and different type of variables that comes with each different Defenses. We are searching from the best combinations, with the best type of personnel we want in the game to go off against which particular team we are playing against that week. Therefore, when it comes to game planning, we can just do a recall.
It appears that each play the QB is being given, is crafted so they can see what gives them the advantage, as well as identifying what the Defense is disguising and trying to show and how they can manipulate that with different looks, different releases, and setting the protections correctly. It doesn't seem as if we want to settle on any set things on what we want to do, it's seems as if we want to do little of some of that and a little some of this, and we are going to add them up collectively so team can't just pinpoint one thing.
If the intensity of practice is a synopsis of what's to come, I think this team is going to be ready to ball week one.
WR: Rishard Matthews, is the most complete receiver on this team, he has the perfect combination of size, speed, and hands. I can't recall him dropping one pass. Armon Binss, has all the physical tools, get open often, but has some inconsistent hand issues. Hartline is Hartline. Wallace, was all over the place in every practice I watch. If he was a one trick pony in Steelers, he won't be in this offense. I've personally seeing him run about every route in the three. Marvin Mcnutt has flashes at times. Brian Tymes, has been in non factor. Jeff Fuller needs to just give it up. Brandon Gibson, has been the most consistent receiver so far, he should be the new 7-11. I guess we had a vision for him when we signed him and ship Davone Bess off to Cleveland. They must of always invision he's skill set to be perfect for the slot.
TE: Dustin Keller plays like a vet, always finds the right seems. It's a little shocking that he has caught on to this complicated offense so quickly. He has display real good hands. I didn't notice him being into to many 1 on 1 blocking situations. Dion Simms, will make everyone forget about Fasano's blocking skills, but I've yet to see him get many opportunities to catch the ball. Micheal Egnew, is just an ignima, I saw one some good routes, although the ball wasn't thrown to him. I saw him make some good catches and drop some catches, although difficult, he should make. I think there's just to much pressure on the guy personally. I guess every team has that one guy every body want to beat up on. Kyle Miller got a few snaps which he did okay in, but boy is he slow. Charles Clay does everything in this offense. I mean everything. From FB, to HB, to TE and seamlessly. He looks healthy and fully recovered from his late season injury.
RB: Lamar Miller is just a beast period. If he's healthy, he will get 1500 yards and take so much pressure of Tannehill. Jonas Gray is a big boy, but I don't know if he fits today's game. Today's NFL. He has no burst. Not sure if it's the injury or what. But, he might just be perfect in game situations. Daniel Thomas has he's moments, but at times still look soft for a guy so big. The assertiveness that he needs to play his position seems to not be there. Marcus Thigpen seems motivated to earn respect as a RB, has the speed and the quickness, just not sure if he will get the chance to show because of the guys in front of him. Gillislee seems to be missing that extra gear that's required in the running back position. I could be wrong, but there's a reason he lasted until the fifth round, he's missing something. Javorskie Lane is in no better shape than he was last year, love the kid but, I want to see him a little more dedicated to his craft.
QB: Pat Devlin is Chad Pennington 2.0. Nothing he does overwhelms you, but always make the right read, right decisions and deliver an accurate ball. Doesn't posses a strong arm, but he's style doesn't require one. If Matt Moore leaves next year, I think we should feel comfortable with Devlin taking over the #2 spot. Look for him to have a very good pre-season. Tannehill is a Boss, plain and simple. The maturity level and knowledge he has for defense recognition is Brady like. It's ITS****INGUNBELIEVABLE. He identifies every blitz, sets protections accordingly, knows where the hot routes are, and not only can make every throw, but adjust his throwing motion and it's called for. For example he had a quick slant called, but the receiver was inationally covered, instead of looking to his second progression, he just adjusted and changed his throwing motion and threw the receiver open. Matt Moore is the quarterback you would quarterbacking your team in 7 on 7 flag football. He just makes **** happens. For example on one play where everything was covered, he scrambled to his left sucked the defense in, and just threw a knuckle ball underhand to the receiver standing near the goal post for a TD.
OL: Very tough to make an observation of the O-Line during training camp.
CB: Marshall looks healthy, confident and has blanket whoever he has covers. Brent Grimes, is a specimen. The dude is so tiny but yet has perfected his craft. Didn't know he was so damn good. Patterson looks like he has solidified the 3rd Corner position. Will Davis has he's moments, but he looks like Sean Smith version 2.0. De' Andre Presley is having a very good camp and so is R.J. Sanford. I haven't notice Nolan Carroll much.
DL: By far the strength of our team. The amount of plays they blow must be frustrating to Mike Sherman. Starks looks to be out of shape but that's to be expected. Solia. That's all I have to say. Just like the O-line it's hard to just the entire D-line as well. We shall see during the pre-season games.
LB- Ellerbee is worth every dam penny we pay him. Very smart and instinctive, has made plays all over the field. Wheeler is a RB in a LB's body. Very fluid, Ellerbee and him communicate very often. Misi is looks slim down a bit, very active, and does a lot. He aligns in multiple places.
S: Chris Clemons is probably having the best training camp in his life. His everywhere. And Jones is right there with him. I think we might have the top 5 safety duo in the league. But that's just my opinion take it with a grain of salt. Jimmy Wilson doesn't seem to fit. I can be wrong, but he looks either to short or too slow for anywhere in the secondary.
If you have any questions feel free to ask because I've been all to all the practices, and I don't indent on missing any.
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