The Dolphins fall again, but what have we learnt after two weeks of the preseason?
After watching the Buccaneers and Panthers games there are some worrying signs. We have to remind ourselves this is the pre-season after all, but it is a time to get up to game speed and there are a number of things that need to be ironed out before the first week of the season.
You may read this and think it is all doom and gloom, there are some positives, the hurry up offense can clearly operate efficiently with number 17 back under centre, it moved the ball with relative ease providing it didn’t get bogged down by penalties, that is where the problems will be. It looks like it can gain 5 yards all day long but set it back ten yards on a second or third down and the drive stalls.
Kenyan Drake has picked up where he left off last year, he is a threat when ever he touches the ball and has big play potential was on display against the Panthers, give him an inch and he takes a mile.
It looks like the acquisition of Robert Quinn may be a stroke of genius if he displays the quickness he showed against Carolina, he is obviously very comfortable back in his preferred position on DE rather than edge rushing linebacker and on the opposite end Cameron Wake still looks like he has the tools to terrorize QB’s.
There are more questions than answers at this stage that need to be sorted pretty quickly as next week is the last dress rehearsal for the starting units before the final pre season game which is an audition for the players on the back end of the roster to make the team. It will be interesting to see what transpires next week.