DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins
continued their early start to training camp. The Dolphins remain the only AFC East team on the practice field, as they completed Day 3 on Tuesday.
Here are several notes and observations from Miami's practice:
- It was not a banner day for Miami's quarterbacks. Starter Ryan Tannehill and backup quarterback Matt Moore both struggled against Miami's defense on the first day in full pads. Tannehill threw a pair of pick sixes to Dolphins safety Chris Clemons and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, respectively. Moore, who had a stellar day on Monday, also threw a pick to safety Jimmy Wilson in team drills. A shaky practice like this reminds you that Tannehill is young and still has a lot to learn. He started 16 games as a rookie in 2012, but he will still have his ups and downs.
- One of the reasons the quarterbacks struggled was because the offensive line was shaky all morning. The defensive line did a good job collapsing the pocket, and Tannehill was often rushed into making quick decisions. Miami's defense also brought some complicated blitzes that caused would-be sacks. "It was good," Dolphins Pro Bowl defensive tackle Randy Starks said after practice. "We tried to set the tone and we did that."