The fourth (out of five) installment of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” premiered tonight as we continued our incredibly inside and intimate look at the Miami Dolphins organization. Read More
Episode three of “Hard Knocks” premiered tonight on HBO and while it didn’t necessarily pack the same emotional punch as last week (Joe Philbin discussing the death of his son, Chad Johnson being cut), there was plenty of great behind-the-scenes access to the last week of Dolphins training camp.
The show ended with Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill being told that the rookie has been named the starting quarterback, but a lot led to that moment and to that decision.
The team will travel to Carolina tomorrow ahead of Friday night’s preseason game.
In case you missed it, here’s a complete roundup of Dolphins.com’s coverage of the 15th and final day of training camp practices:
- Day 19 Notebook: Quiet Last Day of Training Camp; Other Notes
- Hard Knocks Turn Their Lenses On Hogan, Wallace, Egnew, Clay
- Season Ticket Member Gets To Be Equipment Manager For A Day
- VIDEO: Joe Philbin Press Conference, 8/15
- VIDEO: Hard Knocks Director’s Cut: Rob Gehring
- VIDEO: Roberto Wallace Media Availability
- VIDEO: Michael Egnew Media Availability
- VIDEO: Chris Hogan Media Availability
- VIDEO: Chris Hogan “Mr.
After a Friday night dropped pass and a Saturday night arrest, Johnson’s contract was terminated by the team on Sunday and the show was there to capture much of what was a very intense weekend in South Florida.
Things, began, though, on an even more serious note, as the show opened with the death of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid’s son.
Two days after the team’s first scrimmage of training camp 2012, coach Joe Philbin released his first depth chart of the season.
While there are obviously many things that will change between now and Week 1 at Houston, this piece of paper certainly gives us a decent idea of where the coaching staff’s heads are at.
Starting where most fans are most interested, David Garrard is listed as the starting quarterback.
The unpadded practice was the coaching staff’s final opportunity to evaluate players before seeing them in a game-like environment for the first time.
In case you missed it, here’s a complete roundup of Dolphins.com’s coverage of the seventh day of training camp practices:
- Day 8 Notebook: Lighter Practice Concludes Week 1; Other Notes
- Dolphins Players and Coaches Geared Up for First Live Scrimmage
- Wilson Confident with Off-Season Position Switch
- Andy Cohen: Some Exciting Possibilities for Reggie Bush
- VIDEO: Joe Philbin Press Conference Part 1, 8/3/12
- VIDEO: Joe Philbin Press Conference Part 2, 8/3/12
- VIDEO: Reggie Bush Media Availability
- VIDEO: Richard Marshall Media Availability
- VIDEO: Vontae Davis Media Availability
- VIDEO: Jimmy Wilson Media Availability
- VIDEO: Michael Egnew Media Availability
- VIDEO: Richie Incognito Previews Saturday’s Scrimmage
- VIDEO: Jeff Fuller Media Availability
- VIDEO: Finsiders TV, 8/3/12
- VIDEO: Sean Smith Speaks with the Fans
- VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Koa Misi
- VIDEO: Reshad Jones Joins The Finsiders
- AUDIO: Dolphins Practice Report with John Congemi
With the defense applying some additional pressure, there was a new wrinkle during team drills: Ryan Tannehill took his first snaps with the first-team offense.
If it is truly to be a three-way competition, it’s been a matter of when not if Tannehill would run with the 1′s, and Thursday turned out to be the day.
In case you missed it, here’s a complete roundup of Dolphins.com’s coverage of the sixth day of training camp practices:
- Day 7 Notebook: Tannehill Works With the 1′s; Other Notes
- Innovative Defense a Hit Among Players
- Yeatman Still Adjusting to Position Switch From Tight End to Tackle
- Recapping Ryan Tannehill’s First-Team Reps
- VIDEO: Joe Philbin Press Conference, 8/2/12 Part 1
- VIDEO: Joe Philbin Press Conference, 8/2/12 Part 2
- VIDEO: Ryan Tannehill Media Availability
- VIDEO: David Garrard Media Availability
- VIDEO: Lamar Miller Media Availability
- VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Legedu Naanee
- VIDEO: Les Brown Media Availability
- VIDEO: Jeron Mastrud Media Availability
- VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Michael Egnew
- VIDEO: Daniel Thomas In Studio with The Finsiders
- VIDEO: Finsiders TV, 8/2/12
- AUDIO: Dolphins Practice Report with John Congemi, 8/2
If you’re having a conversation with someone about the Dolphins offense, there’s a pretty good chance you’re discussing the quarterbacks. And if not the quarterbacks, then the wide receivers. And if not the wide receivers, then probably the running backs.
And while all of the QBs, WRs and RBs are going to be critical to the team’s success on offense this year, there’s another group that could very well make major contributions: the tight ends.
On day two of the Dolphins’ three-day mini-camp, the team continued practices in what is the final on-field preparation in advance of next month’s training camp.
In case you missed it, here’s a complete roundup of Dolphins.com’s coverage of the second day of mini-camp practices:
- Andy Kent: Dolphins Players And Coaches Embracing New iPad Technology; Other Notes
- VIDEO: Reggje Bush Media Availability
- VIDEO: Davone Bess Media Availability
- VIDEO: Anthony Fasano Media Availability
- VIDEO: Joe Philbin Press Conference
- VIDEO: 1-on-1 With Matt Moore
- VIDEO: Rookie Report: Michael Egnew
- VIDEO: Jake Long Joins The Finsiders
The Dolphins, looking to add versatility at tight end, selected Michael Egnew in the third round of the April’s draft. Egnew recently spoke with John Congemi about the biggest differences between Missouri and the NFL. Here’s what he had to say:
On the temperature during practice
“It definitely is hot. It’s tough. It is the same for every player and you adapt to the temperature and you get better every day”
On transitioning from college to NFL
“We have an excellent coaching staff.