By Lisa Johnson //@LJ1303
Twitter timelines are firing up. Social media in a tailspin over the start of the 2018 NFL preseason. The smell of football is in the air. Which means one thing here in South Florida….Dolphins football!
Going into the 2018 season the Miami Dolphins have several question that will need to be addressed in this up coming camp. The biggest story is quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He’ll be coming back from season ending ACL surgery that happened last year at the start of training camp.
After seeing Tannehill’s off season work-outs, the quarterback doesn’t seem to have missed a beat. Which will be key, if the Dolphins can improve upon last years playoff appearance.
Joining Tannehill on that list is young middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan..The Dolphins 2017 second-round pick also sustained a season-ending knee injury during his first preseason game. McMillan had the look of a every down linebacker at the start of 2017 training camp. He was flashing signs of really being able to solidify Miami’s linebacker corps.
One of the more interesting battles to be on the lookout for will be my favorite, the kicking battle.
With the loss of place kicker Cody Parkey to the Chicago Bears. Dolphins drafted kicker Jason Sanders in the 7th round out of University of New Mexico. Dolphins also brought in local kicker Greg Joseph from near by Florida Atlantic University, where he was a walk-on. He worked hard and even earned a scholarship.
Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi has stated that it’s a full out kickers battle. Going into the 2018 season as of right now, Coach Rizzi says both kickers are about dead even.
Several other position battles will certainly take shape as we continue into the 2018 Pre-Season. So stay tuned. It’s gonna be a great preseason!
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