There wasn’t a considerable amount of news coming out of Davie at Dolphins’ camp today. The Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly, love him or hate him, typically provides in-depth coverage of everything that transpires. He had the day off, so we’ll have to make do with the beat writers who were present.
Mike Pouncey has poor snapping day
A day after reportedly having his best practice of camp and being praised by the likes of Omar Kelly among other media members for his solid performance thus far snapping the football, something he had some struggles with early on at Florida after switching to center, Pouncey had a rough day putting the shotgun snap on the money and even had a few issues getting the ball cleanly to the quarterback under center.
Now, one practice isn’t going to make or break anybody. It’s not about whether or not you’re going to make mistakes this early on. It’s about making the necessary adjustments to correct them. But inconsistent snapping ability is something to take seriously. Just one bad snap over the quarterback's head could lose a football game.
Is there a bigger key to victory than winning the turnover battle? If Pouncey’s struggles continue into the season and the Dolphins wind up turning the football over once or twice because of it or have a drive killed by a major loss due to a poor snap, Sparano could always move Pouncey to guard.
A quality backup plan would be swapping Pouncey and Richie Incognito. Incognito proved capable of moving inside in 2010 and actually has more upside at center than he does at guard.
Henne bounces back
With the limited coverage of practice today, we didn’t exactly get many details on Henne’s performance. But by all accounts, Henne bounced back nicely from yesterday’s speed bump in an otherwise fantastic week of practice with a strong session today.
Friday’s exhibition in Atlanta may be a meaningless preseason game, but with Henne’s shaky confidence, playing well in all four preseason games, or at least avoiding any awful performances, could be more crucial than you would think considering the fate of this season lies directly on his shoulders.
Will Allen still not ready
It appeared that cornerback Will Allen was finally ready to return to practice today. He was only limited to rehab work, though, as Benny Sapp continues to reap the benefits of getting all the work at nickel corner.
Sources: Andrew Carter, Ben Volin
@earthwake I wouldn't say he sucks. He's strong and create a push. He just doesn't have the athleticism to pull. He's more along the lines of average to me, but maybe he steps it up this year. If Pouncey ends up being a perennial Pro Bowl caliber center, the Dolphins made the right decision.