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Miami Dolphins TC Report: Dion Jordan Dominates Jonathan Martin

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Dolphins rookie defensive end Dion Jordan followed up his two-sack performance in Monday night’s scrimmage with another two sacks during tonight’s practice.

Both sacks came via beating left tackle Jonathan Martin, who has done nothing to ease concerns regarding quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s protection this season.

It’s becoming very clear that Jordan doesn’t need the time many thought he would to get acclimated to the NFL game. He’s ready to be a high-impact pass rusher and probably a starter in his rookie season.

Either that or Martin is a worse starting left tackle than even his biggest critics have claimed.

My theory?

There’s no denying that Martin continues to struggle. He struggled as a rookie too, but it’s not like he gave up sacks on every other play.

Dion Jordan has benefited from facing a mediocre tackle in Martin, but I really do think he can be a dominant pass rusher regardless of who he’s up against. There’s a reason he was considered the best defensive player in the 2013 draft.

Hartline sits, Wallace limited

We have an answer as to why Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline were held out of Monday’s scrimmage.

Well, sort of.

We’ve yet to hear an official diagnosis regarding either but both appear to be nursing minor injuries.

Hartline, who is presumably dealing with a calf injury of some sort, spent most of tonight’s practicing doing rehab assignments with one of the team’s trainers.

Wallace, meanwhile, looked like he was a full go until 11-on-11 work. He participated in individual drills and 7-on-7s, but sat out the team portion of the session.

With both starters out, Marvin McNutt and Brian Tyms were the first-team receivers.

Garner, Louis get reps at starting right guard

The Dolphins spent a good portion on Wednesday’s practice with Richie Incognito moved back to left guard and sixth-year veteran Nate Garner positioned at right guard.

The move comes as no surprise. The Dolphins have been seemingly trying out every look possible along the first-team offensive line and Garner is an extremely versatile player who has spent time at guard, tackle and center in the past.

Lance Louis, who has been very limited so far in camp, also spent some time on the first team at right guard. Louis was signed by the Dolphins in March to compete for that starting role, so now that he’s closer to full health, he’ll be expected to do just that.

Sturgis, Taylor return

Kicker Caleb Sturgis returned on Wednesday and kicked well after sitting out practice since last Friday with a groin injury. Last year’s starting kicker Dan Carpenter failed to capitalize while Sturgis was sidelined, missing several kicks.

Cornerback Jamar Taylor, meanwhile, returned to practice for the first time since suffering a setback early on in camp from offseason hernia surgery.

He participated in individual drills, but sat out most of the 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. It’s progress for Taylor, though, who is well behind his competition at corner.

Up next

The Dolphins practice at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Sources: Sun Sentinel, ESPN, Miami Herald


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One Response to “Miami Dolphins TC Report: Dion Jordan Dominates Jonathan Martin”

  1. Miami dolphins defense have always been good, but know we have a great defense is called the new killer bee’s lol,and a great offences and you can take that to the bank!!!!!!!

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