This is the quick reaction post from today's scrimmage at Dolphins camp.
I wasn't impressed by anyone other than Jake Long, Cameron Wake and Nolan Carroll. Read the play-by-play and you might understand why. The most impressive wide receiver was Brian Hartline.
Third-team offense versus third-team defense:
Tyler Thigpen is at QB
First down from the 25: Three yard rush by Lex Hilliard
Second down from the 32: Deep sideline pass to Marlon Moore. He jumps for the ball, its in his hands, but he drops the ball.
Third down from the 46: Thigpen connects with Patrick Turner for six yards.
First down from the 49: Tristan Davis gains four yards.
Second down from the 49: Nolan Carroll jumps a quick-out, tips the ball and linebacker Charlie Anderson plucks it out of the air for a turnover.
Third down from 40: Thigpen throws an out pattern right to Carroll. He drops the interception.
First down from the 37: Play-action. Jason Allen breaks up a pass to Julius Pruitt in one-on-one coverage.
Second down from the 27:. Handoff to Lex Hilliard loses two yards.
Third down from the 14: Offside defensive line and Thigpen pass to Moore is incomplete.
Second down from the 11 yard line: Pitch to Tristan Davis for a gain of four.
First down from the 7 yard line: Center Andy Hartline fires off a low snap from shotgun and Thigpen misses it. Blame both.
Third down from the five yard line: Bootleg right and Pruitt catches a TD pass in the back corner of the end zone beating Jason Allen.
First-team offense versus first team defense:
first down at the 25 yard line. Deep sideline to Brandon Marshall, who is stumbling through his route. Incomplete. Sean Smith was on the coverage.
Second down from the 35: Inside handoff to Ronnie Brown for two yards.
Third down from the 46 yard line: Henne thrwos in the middle of the field to Marshall who is cutting across right to left. Ball goes through his hands.
First down from 42: Screen play, Smelled out by the defense and Henne throws it into the ground.
Second down from the 38: Counter play to Ricky williams pops open on the left side for six or seven yards.
Third down from the 24: Henne looks deep to Marshall, checks down to Polite, who is popped immediately by Will Allen. Jake Long one on one vs Misi eats the rookie up.
First down from the 28: No one open downfield. Outlet throw to Ronnie Brown for 5 yards.
First down from the 12 yard line: Pass play, false start on Kory Sperry who still cannot block Cam Wake. Sack for Wake.
Second down from the eight yard line: Handoff to Ricky Williams for two yards.
Third down from the 7 yard line: Three wide with Bess in the slot and Marshall and Hartline outside. Henne fires to Bess who is covered by Bell. Bell gets closer to catching the ball than Bess.
Carpenter misses a 36-yard field goal.
Carpenter misses a 39-yard field goal.
Carpenter then misses from 41.
Third team offense versus third-team defense with Pat White at QB
First down from the 25: Completion from White to Joey Haynos coming across the middle.
Second down from the 40 yard line: Handoff to Tristan Davis. Gains three yards.
Third down from the 46. White pass to Taurus Johnson is high and incomplete.
Second down from the 46. Andrew Harltine andother low snap. White throws too long down the sideline. Incomplete.
Third down from the 35: White finds Marlon Moore on a slant for a 15 yard gain.
First team offensive versus second team defense
First down from the 25 yard line: Henne low pass, incomplete.
Second down from the 35. Shotgun. Short out pass to Brandon Marshall is complete, he then slips under Jason Allen for YAC.
Third down from the 45: Henne throws a 9 route, Marshall is running a deep out. Ball falls harmlessly incomplete.
Third down from the 48 yard line. In-cut to Marshall who is defended by Allen. Incomplete
First down from the 39 yard line: Hartline back shoulder against Will Allen for a 14 yard gain.
Second down from the 29 yard line: Short out to Brandon Marshall. He's open. He catches it, Will Allen bumps him and Marshall drops it. Got to catch that!
Third down from the 26 yard line: Sack for Charles Grant.
First down from the 12 yard line: Shotgun. Henne rolls right Can't find anyone. Pass behind Hartline for an incompletion.
Second down from the six yard line: Check down to Ronnie Brown. TD.
Third down from the four yard line: Interior screen to Anthony Fasano. TD.
Second team offense vs. First team defense with Pennington at QB and Allen taking the snaps at right cornerback ahead of Sean Smith.
First down from the 25 yard line: Allen comes on a corner blitz. Pennington throws to Marshall who is uncovered for a 12 yard gain.
Second down from the 40 yard line: Inside handoff to Hilliard gains 3 yards.
First down from the 44: Sack by Charles Grant. Pennington got the ball off but in a real game he would have been picking himself off the ground.
Third down from the 49: Pennington completion to Julius Pruitt.
First down from the 45: Koa Misi sack vs David Martin pass protection. (Smith enters game.)
Third down from the 33: Shotgun: Cornerback blitz by Sean Smith. Sack in a real game.
First down from the 22 yard line: False start.
Second down from the 14: Screen Lex Hilliard for gain of four. Great hard hit by Channing Crowder.
Third down from the 11 yard line: Pass attempt to Bess in the right back corner of the end zone. Incomplete.
Third down from the 6 yard line: Incomplete.
First team offense vs first team defense:
First down from the 30: Henne looks left and deep to Bess who is covered. Check down to Brown.
Second down from the 45: Handoff to Brown gains 3 yards.
Third down from the 50: No one open! NO ONE OPEN! Henne pulls it down and play is over.
Third down from the 41: Marshall on a crossing pattern gains five yards.
First down from the 37: Henne quick pass to Hartline for 8 yards. Long versus Jared Odrick battle goes to Long.
Second down from the 27: Henne quick pass to Fasano for five yards. Long and Ricky Williams double-team Cameron Wake. Stuffed him.
Third down from the 25: Free safety blitz! Long recognizes it pre-snap and picks up Chris Clemons. Henne completes a three yard pass to Fasano.
First down from the 12: Henne runs out of time and must call time out. Not good.
First down from the 12: Trips right. Cameron Wake gets a sack verus Long. Henne throws the ball anyway and completes to John Nalbone. I love the Wake versus Long battle. Classic.
Second from the eigh yard line: Two yards for Ricky Williams.
Third down from the five yard line: Back corner throw to Hartline. TD. Kudus to the offensive line for picking up the blitz.
Dan Carpenter connects on a 34 yard field goal.
Dan Carpenter connects on a 40 yard fiel goal.
Dan Carpenter connects from 42.
Second versus second (Thigpen at QB)
First down: Incomplete pass down left sideline by Thigpen.
Second down: Incomplete (high) pass on an in-cut.
Third down from the 45: Incomplete wide receiver screen. Batted at line.
Third down from the 48: Incomplete. Nice pass defense by Nate Ness.
First down from the 44: Tight end screen to Joey Haynos for 6 yards.
Second down from the 38: Completion to Haynos for 28 yards.
Third down from the 28: Lex Hilliard no gain.
First down from the 24: Tristan Davis pops outside after getting throw the line for a gain of 6.
Second down from the 14: Pitchleft Davis for a gain of four.
Third down from the 12: Roberto Wallace goes over Ross Weaver for a TD in the corner of the end zone.
Third dwon from the 6: Thigpen incomplete.
Third down from the 6: Quentin Moses bats away a pass attempt to Haynos. Incomplete.
The Dolphins were not at full strength for the scrimmage. Jake Grove, Greg Camarillo and Patrick Cobbs did not practice. The Herald reported earlier Cobbs is nursing a hamstring injury. Ryan Grice-Mullen is back working.