It is the last week of May so we all know what that means OTAs (Organized Team Activities). Little more than glorified practices but let’s be honest little over a hundred days away from the start of the season and we are starved for anything football.
We get little snippets, little hints, little teases that’s all. One day we hear the offense is looking stellar, the next day it’s the defense. Some plays quarterback Ryan Tannehill looks as if he will take that next step, the next play the ball is bouncing off Kiko Alonso’s hands.
They are grinding. Every player is fighting not just to make the team but to make the team better. This is what good teams do the fight for every practice, every rep, every moment.
But like Allen Iverson said:
‘We’re talking about practice…’
Things we can take from these OTAs:
New tight end Mike Gesicki is looking impressive as advertised. Even better we have video of Ryan Tannehill taking him aside to work with him one-on-one, which is important because we need them to forge a connection early and often.
Rookie safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is impressing everyone including star safety Reshad Jones.
Apparently Jesse Davis has won one of the starting guard spots. Why is this important? That means that coming out of the OTAs we already have our starting five offensive lineman for the first time in who knows how long. That can only be a good sign for the offense.
Ultimately none of this means anything because it’s not even June. It does mean that these Miami Dolphins have something solid to build upon.