Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The 10 Most Intriguing Training Camp Battles - Preview

Training camp is exactly one month away, so I have decided to do a 10-part series about the 10 most-intriguing training-camp battles of 2008.

I will count down to from No. 10 to No. 1, revealing a new battle every two to three days. I haven't really decided the format these entries will take—whether I will do videos or simply text articles—perhaps a mixture of both.

Either way, it should make for some interesting reading and give you something to think about in the down time leading up to camp. Be sure to check back often over the next month for all the new content!

Update (6/30/08): I have established my schedule for this series of entries. The first, No. 10, will be out on July 6, and entries will follow every other day until No. 1 on July 24.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Catching up

Well the summer isn't over by a long shot, but it's already been pretty eventful for me. Unfortunately, that has caused me to fall a little behind on my updates here. It feels like I say this every time I post actually, but oh well. Gotta work on that.

So, on that note, let's catch up on some Dolphins-related happenings.

PK Dave Rayner released

Three kickers heading into camp was a little excessive, and the Dolphins decided to give undrafted rookie Dan Carpenter a shot at unseating Jay Feely instead of journeyman Dave Rayner. Parcells has said that Feely's job is far from safe, due primarily to his talkative nature off the field. I for one do not believe Feely loses this job, as he was simply too good last year and Carpenter would have to be flawless to show he's the better guy for field goals. Carpenter definitely has the edge when it comes to kickoffs, but in the end I'm more concerned about the points and Feely was one of the best in the league last year. If he's not Miami's placekicker come September, I'll be surprised.

People finally figure out Tab Perry is on I.R.

A while back when Tab Perry was waived/injured, I explained here that if he cleared waivers (which was practically assured) he'd revert to injured reserve. A bunch of media outlets reports this story wrong, and even the Dolphins website deleted him from the roster altogether for a few weeks. It seems everyone has caught back up now, as the site has re-added Perry to the reserve list section of the roster. Good job, guys.

Cameron Worrell signs with Jets

Former Dolphins safety Cameron Worrell, who missed part of last season with a torn ACL and was released on April 24 after failing a physical, has signed with the division rival New York Jets. I'm actually pretty surprised Worrell was able to pass the Jets' physical. He's by no means a lock to make the team, or without the injury. He abilities are really limited to special teams, and all I can say is if he's starting on your defense then your team has problems.