THE DOLPHINS DISCUSSION

The Dolphins Discussion offers our opinion on a pertinent topic involving the Dolphins. Today we discuss the standouts in the scrimmage at Tennessee.

The Dolphins passing game was in fine form Saturday afternoon during the scrimmage against the Tennessee Titans, and quarterback Jay Fiedler and wide receiver Sam Simmons were among the players who stood out.

Fiedler, for one, was very impressive. His passes had a lot of zip on them and he was on the mark throughout his two series on the field.

In fact, he completed every one of his pass except the last one, when he tried to hit Simmons on the last play of the two-minute drill.

The highlight was a perfectly thrown deep pass down the middle to James McKnight that was recorded as a 50-yard touchdown.

Simmons, for his part, was busy with three catches, including a nice catch in traffic on a deep pass from Sage Rosenfels that produced a 52-yard touchdown.

Here were some of the other highlights for the Dolphins:

-- Rookie tight end Donald Lee had a couple of catches, including a nice grab where he reached over his head to snag the ball.

-- Running back Leonard Henry showed a good burst running the ball and broke a couple of nice runs for 10 yards or so.

-- Defensively, the star may have been Jay Williams. The veteran defensive end had a couple of sacks.

-- Cornerback Jamar Fletcher had the only interception of the scrimmage as he picked off a deep pass from Steve McNair in the end zone.

-- Defensive end Otis Grigsby, one of the unsung heroes of camp had a couple of nice plays.

-- There weren't many totally disappointing aspects in the Dolphins' play, but the backup offensive linemen had a hard time with the Tennessee pass rush toward the end of the scrimmage.

All in all, though, it was an encouraging performance by the Dolphins, particulary because Fiedler was so sharp.


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