TUESDAY CAMP NOTES

The weather continued to affect the Dolphins schedule, as the start of Tuesday's afternoon session was moved from 4:15 to 2:15 p.m. because of the forecast. When they did get on the field, the Dolphins went through a two-plus-hour workout.

The Dolphins spent a lot of time on 11-on-11 or 9-on-9 drills, and it looked like the defense got the better of the offense, particularly in the passing game.

Simply put, anyone looking for either Jay Fiedler or A.J. Feeley to be distancing himself from the other is out of luck.

Not that the receivers are looking that great, either.

Derrius Thompson, who is trying to put behind last year's disaster, had an ugly.

Rookie free agent tight end Hart Turner, who has very little chance of making the team, has a bad case of the dropsies, and that may have sealed his fate.

Another tight end, John Jones, isn't endearing himself to Coach Dave Wannstedt early in camp. Jones left the afternoon practice early because of heat-related symptoms and Wannstedt said of Jones, "He's not in good enough shape anyway."

Not all is bad, though.

Rookie cornerback Will Poole continues to look very, very impressive, not only in coverage, but also with his ability to make plays, particularly his knack for punching the ball away from receivers and ball carriers.

Rookie running back Fred Russell also showed some burts on several runs.

Travis Minor looked very good on inside runs, with some shifty moves at the line.

On the offensive line, Wade Smith simply cannot handle Jason Taylor's speed on the edge, while we're still waiting for first-round pick Vernon Carey to show us something.

Two positives are up front are Jeno James, who looks like an absolute stud, and Greg Jerman, who actually looks pretty solid at guard.


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