DAVIE, Fla. -- The [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/mia/miami-dolphins"]Miami Dolphins[/URL] 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 [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14876/ryan-tannehill"]Ryan Tannehill[/URL] and backup quarterback [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11128/matt-moore"]Matt Moore[/URL] both struggled against Miami's defense on the first day in full pads. Tannehill threw a pair of pick sixes to Dolphins safety [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4864/chris-clemons"]Chris Clemons[/URL] and linebacker [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13103/dannell-ellerbe"]Dannell Ellerbe[/URL], respectively. Moore, who had a [URL="http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/61326/miami-dolphins-training-camp-observations-day-2"]stellar day on Monday[/URL], also threw a pick to safety [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14059/jimmy-wilson"]Jimmy Wilson[/URL] 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 [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5596/randy-starks"]Randy Starks[/URL] said after practice. "We tried to set the tone and we did that."