The Daily Take will be posted every weekday at 3 p.m. and will offer our opinion on a pertinent topic involving the Dolphins. Today we discuss the start of minicamp.

Today is the first day of the Dolphins' minicamp, the first of four three-day workout sessions in the offseason.

It's a chance for the Dolphins and their fans to get their first look at the newest members of the team, including the nine draft choices and the additional 12 rookie free agents.

For that, the minicamp is interesting. It will be cool to see Junior Seau lining up next to Zach Thomas.

But what minicamp and the three quarterback schools to follow are not is a good indication of a player's potential.

It never fails. Every single year, Dolphins fans will ask which Dolphins players look good at minicamp and then get excited about that player's possibilities in the ensuing season.

In terms of projections, the minicamp mean virtually nothing, other than to determine if a player is bouncing back well from an injury.

Other than that, don't get caught up in who performs well in a minicamp. The guys are in short and there is no contact. It's not really football.

One great example is cornerback Ray Green. He looked very good in the QB schools last year. Where was he during the regular season?

We're not trying to be party poopers because everyone is excited about seeing the Dolphins on the field. But just don't start thinking these minicamps really mean that much in the long term.

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