Dolphins Mini-Camp II Day 3: Special Teams Work Dominates Last Day Of Camp
May 6, 2007
May 6, 2007-While work on offense and defense dominated the first two days of Miami's second mini-camp, the Dolphins worked on their special teams during the final workout.
"We had a special teams practice – pretty much just drills and technique," Dolphins Head Coach Cam Cameron said. "We had a teaching period. I think it’s good to get our special teams started with just walk-throughs and techniques. Keith Armstrong and I talked that through so it probably wasn’t the most exciting practice to watch from your standpoint, but for us it was critical building that foundation and making sure everybody knows you’re going to be involved on special teams. I thought everything we got done we needed to get done."
During special teams work, NFL Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor worked as a long snapper.
"It sounds like he’s excited to do it and it looks like he’s pretty good at it," Cameron said. "You’re only going to do it in an emergency. Now you’re in a game, and you just have to get a punt off to win the game. You can go for it, there are a lot of things you can do. But in a critical situation where the game is in the balance and John (Denney) goes down or something happens, he would obviously be a guy we feel like we can count on."
INJURY UPDATE - Dolphins tight end David Martin (flu) returned to practice while cornerback Andre' Goodman (shoulder), fullback Kyle Eckel (flu) and tackle Joe Toledo (foot) missed the practice session.
"We have not gotten the results back (on Goodman)," Cameron said. "He went for another round of testing. He has been to two or three of those surgeries so I am sure they are going to get it reevaluated and see what the damage was in the shoulder."
"He (Toledo) felt a little something in his foot, where he had the broken foot," Cameron added. "They took an MRI, took one look at it and they didn’t see any damage there, but there is still some soreness so they are going to take another look at it to do further study on that