Dolphins training camp is here.
Here are three things to look for at practice Friday …
1. Adam Gase’s show: Sure, Adam Gase has run OTAs and minicamp practices since he was hired as the Dolphins’ head coach in January. But Friday marks the first training camp practice of the Adam Gase era. With a young roster that includes just six players over the age of 30, Gase wants to make this a demanding camp. “It’s not going to be a cupcake,” Gase said Tuesday. “We’re here to work. I mean we need to get better. We were 6-10 last year.” Let’s see how Gase sets the tone Friday.
2. Limited or full-go?: Despite a young roster, there are a few Dolphins players who could benefit from some rest during training camp. Defensive end Cameron Wake, offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James and running back Arian Foster are among the Dolphins players who are coming off of season-ending injuries. Even wide receiver DeVante Parker, who underwent foot surgery last offseason, was limited in OTAs as a precaution due to an undisclosed injury. How will Gase handle these situations on Day 1 of training camp?
3. Ryan Tannehill: Friday marks the start of Ryan Tannehill’s fifth training camp with the Dolphins. Expectations have really never been higher, as he has reliable weapons at receiver, an improved offensive line and a “quarterback guru” as his head coach. Tannehill has thrown for more than 4,000 yards in each of the past two seasons, but many expect Gase to take the 28-year-old quarterback’s game to the next level. With fans in attendance for the start of training camp Friday, a lot of eyes will be on Gase’s interactions with Tannehill.