I don’t know about other Dolphin fans, but when I read about how practices are going, the only thing I’m looking for is if anyone tore an ACL or blew out a knee that day.
Not much else matters.
Do we care if some undrafted 15th-string wide receiver made a nice catch of a Mcleod Thompson pass against a bunch of ham-and-egger defenders who won’t be on the team this season?
Do we care that the coaches “took note” of some bubble player who did well that day? Remember how many times Michael Egnew looked great in practice and received so much praise in practice? Look where he is now.
Even among our star players…there is excitement in the media because Tannehill looks sharper and Landry is running good routes and Kong Suh is blowing past guys like Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas.
It seems like the same old stuff, year in and year out. It’s not just the Dolphins either. We’ve studied training camp reports from all the teams, and the same exact stuff is floating around out there. Practices going great. Coaches impressed by such-and-such player. G.M. and coaches haven’t made any decisions yet about who’s starting.
Blah blah blah. 32 teams…same exact stuff every year.
This isn’t to say that we’re not interested in camp and pre-season games. We can certainly learn a few things about our new players during the upcoming scrimmages.
But I’m always more concerned about “Please don’t get hurt, Tannehill” and “Only let Suh play one series” than I care about the fourth quarter when all the scrubs are in there.
The main point of all of this is not to read too much into what’s going on right now. Don’t listen to the coaches hype up some unknown DB you’ve never heard of because he made a few plays in a meaningless practice. He’ll be gone soon enough.
Things do look promising in camp so far. Let’s leave it at that, and let’s hope it stays that way.