Tony Sparano gave some reasons why the Dolphins offense has looked so out of sync this past week. First off he said that the Defense always starts out faster than the offense in every training camp he’s been a part of. Second of all this whole week has basically been a try out process for the players on offense to find out what roles best suit each player. The lineups have been juggled all week to put players in certain situations to see how they handle them. This would explain the shuffling mainly at Receiver and Guard. He commented that Donald Thomas has looked good, and that he has been able to “move people”.
Sparano says there is currently no time table on naming the last starting Guard. Sparano also said that the secondary has looked like a good group, which isn’t easy on the young offense. Sparano commented briefly on Terry Glenn. He made a point about younger guys being able to watch and learn from veterans, so its nice to have some vets in camp. Sparano said Ginn has looked real good. Ginn has been playing fast and has shown signs that the game has slowed down for him. Sparano commented that he likes what he sees from Jake Long, but that he needs to work on when speed transfers to power from an opposing lineman. Basically speed guys can get around Jake and when they penetrate Jake is out of position to properly make the block. Sparano says he’s working on that.