After spending the last 48 hours down in Miami watching and observing the Miami Dolphins practice sessions, I did indeed need to keep reminding myself this is only practice. I tried not to make too much fuss over dropped passes or missed blocks. Because trust me, there was plenty of that going around.
I take training camp with a grain of salt. I mean one day you’ll get focused on a player that has had a great week. You can write all about it, only for that player to struggle the following week. I have seen this happen every single year.
The news broke yesterday afternoon. After weeks of going back and forth, the players having a social media campaign, and hours and hours of negotiations, Ian Rapoport gave us the news we’ve all been waiting for.
Source: The NFLPA player reps approve the NFL’s proposal on their conference call. The deal is done. Let’s play football.
The Miami Dolphins were back on the practice field for camp today at their training facility in Davie.
Three quick observations from practice: Wide receiver DeVante Parker struggled to get free from Xavien Howard all practice. Quarterback David Fales seems poised and practices like he’s been officially named as the backup. Kicker Jason Sanders with two 61 yard FG’s might have just created some distance in the placekicker battle.
Apart from these on-the-field happenings, the team hosted military and first-responders at their training facility. During this event, I took the opportunity to speak to Kevin Matza. Kevin is a recently retired chief petty officer, US Navy.