LAKE FOREST, Illinois — Highlights, lowlights and observations for the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd of two joint techniques with the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois:
— Joining the listing of Dolphins players not training Thursday have been rookie initial-spherical select Jaelan Phillips, who experienced returned Wednesday following missing a 7 days with an harm. Also out was guard Durval Queiroz Neto.
— Right after mentor Brian Flores said ahead of apply that rookie 2nd-spherical choose Liam Eichenberg was out, he will come out to follow but only did a posture drill early before looking at the end of practice with a Gatorade towel more than his head.
— With Eichenberg out, second-calendar year participant Solomon Kindley took his location as the commencing still left guard.
— On protection, Jason McCourty was the very first one particular to acquire 1st-workforce snaps as the deep safety.
— Vast receiver Mack Hollins was wearing a very long Gatorade towel close to his waist for the 2nd day in a row.
— Restricted conclusion Adam Shaheen obtained into a short shoving match with linebacker Khalil Mack after a 1-on-just one blocking drill, and Mack was conversing smack right after the two were being divided.
— On the next rep, Cethan Carter threw linebacker Trevis Gipson to the ground and the two later have been in every other’s deal with. This apply is shaping up to be a good deal additional contentious than the 1st one particular. And it most undoubtedly played out that way.
— The very first snap of 11-on-11s was regretably an indicator for what was not a significantly impressive working day for the offense. On that enjoy, Tua Tagovailoa goes back to pass but are unable to come across an open up receiver and at some point has to scramble.
Major Day FOR VAN GINKEL
— Linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel was really, incredibly recognizable in this follow, and it commences early when he satisfies a Bears functioning again at the line on the 11-on-11 on the opposite field. AVG afterwards will bat a move at the line of scrimmage and get strain on Andy Dalton.
— Quick aside on Bears QB Justin Fields, he produced some seriously eye-opening throws, which include a single early in which he threw down the correct sideline when rolling out to his still left.
— On two plays not significantly aside, Jacoby Brissett took a “sack” — we set it in quotation marks because the enjoy is ended just before the quarterback is hit.
— Next was a red-zone drill that noticed Tua loft a rather touch go (nevertheless it could have been a tad farther ahead) down the remaining sideline to Mike Gesicki, who was all set to make the catch prior to Teez Tabor knocked the ball out of his hands.
— On the other subject, Justin Coleman returned the favor by breaking up a go in the Dolphins conclusion zone. Coleman afterwards achieved a Bears managing back in the backfield on a managing perform. The cost-free agent acquisition looks firmly entrenched as the slot corner and has been sturdy in camp.
MALCOLM BROWN MOVES THE PILE
— Malcolm Brown was the most outstanding working back again for the Dolphins on this working day due to the fact the one particular who regularly confirmed the skill to transfer a pile in aim-line conditions.
— Tua threw a TD go to a wide-open up Jakeem Grant immediately after rolling suitable.
— Noah Igbinoghene has had his struggles perfectly documented, so let us give him props for some excellent coverage in opposition to WR Chris Lacy on an incompletion from Fields.
— Tua had about a 20-lawn landing go down the middle to restricted conclusion Adam Shaheen on a engage in wherever linebacker Austin Calitro had good coverage and even could possibly have experienced an interception had he bothered to at any time transform his head all around instead of simply on the lookout at Shaheen the whole way.
— Tua had a completion to Mack Hollins near the purpose line nullified by a holding penalty, although we couldn’t make out the responsible player (and they ended up not saying them).
— Just after Cole Kmet caught a pass in the vicinity of the sideline from Andy Dalton, protection Eric Rowe laid a shoulder into him and sent him to the floor. Kmet responded by shoving Rowe in the back immediately after receiving up, and that brought gamers from the two teams collectively. It was the most intense of the altercations on that working day, nevertheless Rowe type of laughed about it afterward.
— This isn’t going to take place really generally, but Xavien Howard was crushed by WR Javon Wims in one coverage to capture a pass downfield from Andy Dalton.
— In a series of a person-on-one move-dashing drills involving Bears defenders and Dolphins offensive linemen, there was some superior and lousy performances by Miami. The standouts here Jesse Davis, Adam Pankey and Robert Hunt, even though Austin Jackson and Solomon Kindley had their concerns.
— In yet another 7-on-7 drill, anything Tua threw was underneath the coverage, like a very low toss that Mike Gesicki couldn’t catch. It’s not the very last time that would occur on this day.
— Starting yet another 11-on-11, Gesicki can make the catch of the working day when he gives us a single of those patented grabs achieving out with his proper hand to full a reception from Tua.
— Tua arrives again afterwards with a good completion to Robert Foster on a slant.
— Rowe tends to make a excellent defensive participate in to split up a long pass from Andy Dalton.
— Tua throws the ball absent when he can not find a receiver and then terribly misses with a downfield go to a wide open Jakeem Grant, who are unable to modify to the underthrown ball.
— Vast receiver Kirk Merritt’s mini-slump continues as he fails to capture a minimal (but catchable) pass from Jacoby Brissett.
EMMANUEL OGBAH SHINES
— There are sacks in all places in an 11-on-11 period of time on equally fields, with Emmanuel Ogbah and Christian Wilkins obtaining them for the Dolphins and Angelo Blackson obtaining a single for the Bears towards Tua.
— Cornerback Tino Ellis arrives close to a amazing interception in opposition to Justin Fields when he dives in entrance of the meant receiver but won’t be able to make the catch as he is likely to the floor.
— Tua has his very best toss of the day some 15 yards to his remaining when he hits Jaylen Waddle on an out sample just further than the arrive at of two Bears defenders.
— In a goal-line interval, an muffed handoff exchange in between Tua and Myles Gaskin leaves the ball on the floor and Mack recovers for the Bears, punctuating the play with a spike.
— Tua attempts to strike Grant on a quick slant in the finish zone, but DB Jaylon Johnson goes via Grant, recommendations the ball and will come up with the interception. Grant asks officers for a defensive go interference get in touch with, but he will never get 1 even though he may possibly have experienced a scenario.
— Ogbah gets to Dalton all over again for what would have been a next sack. This was a excellent apply for the defensive finish.
— Tua attempts a short landing pass to Foster, then has two detrimental plays when he is pressured to throw the ball into the floor with no open receiver and then scrambles out of the pocket in advance of flipping the ball above the hand of Gaskin and out of bounds prior to he fulfills a Chicago defender around the intention line. Let us just hope it can be a participate in that in no way occurs in a common year video game.
— Gesicki goes minimal to capture a Tua go in the conclusion zone and the 1st formal principles a landing prior to two other officers appear in to rule the ball had hit the floor.
— The Dolphins have a hard time scoring touchdowns on this drill, though the Bears are scoring pretty much at will on the other aspect versus the Miami defense, irrespective of whether with Dalton or Fields at quarterback.
— It is really a different day of superior operate for the Dolphins against an opponent, but if we are scoring at dwelling on the quantity of good performs, it is really really hard not to arrive to the conclusion that the “Bears” received this apply.