There have been various players who appeared to enable their cause in the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears, when for others, well, it failed to go so well.
Here’s the weekly Stock Up, Inventory Down report:
— QB Tua Tagovaila: We specific his general performance in an earlier story, but we will just say all over again he was seriously remarkable against the Bears — of course, even with the disappointing interception on his closing participate in.
— QB Reid Sinnett: This was the initially recreation action for Sinnett and he completely did not search out of spot. We observed some mobility from him, as very well as the powerful arm he has displayed in practice.
— RB Salvon Ahmed: Sure, he benefited from improved blocking up front than the other Dolphins jogging backs, but he also was extremely fast by way of the gap and then, of training course, he had that touchdown reception towards Bears linebacker Caleb Johnson.
— WR Lynn Bowden Jr.: Bowden really needed a good outing to support his cause in producing the 53-man roster and he was quite successful as a receiver, specifically in the two-minute landing travel.
— PR Jakeem Grant: Of course, he was the beneficiary of Bears punter Pat O’Donnell outkicking his protection, but Grant nevertheless had himself a couple of extraordinary punt returns.
— CB Nik Needham: Needham got the start off with the Dolphins resting Byron Jones and Xavien Howard and he broke up passes on each and every of the Bears’ 1st two drives, like their very first 3rd-down situation of the sport.
— CB Noah Igbinoghene: He started reverse Needham and was very good in coverage, even when he gave up a 15-lawn completion (due to the fact he failed to change all over to participate in the ball). He also manufactured a awesome deal with small of the marker on a 3rd-down completion on the engage in exactly where he was wounded.
— DT Christian Wilkins: Wilkins played only 12 snaps, but produced 3 significant plays: forcing a keeping penalty, upending a Bears operating back at the line of scrimmage, and batting down a pass. That’s very good function.
— T Austin Jackson: This is the noticeable a single. In addition to being identified as for keeping as soon as, Jackson had a definitely hard time in go safety. Even on the touchdown pass from Jacoby Brissett to Ahmed, Jackson acquired conquer around the edge and Brissett virtually acquired nailed right before he could launch the ball.
— T Adam Pankey: The backup offensive line experienced its troubles preserving the Bears pass hurry off Sinnett and Pankey appeared to be the one particular owning the most issues.
— FB Carl Tucker: It was Tucker who was primary the way on Malcolm Brown’s sick-fated run from the 1-yard line when linebacker Alec Ogletree shot by a hole to fall Brown for a 2-property loss. Brian Flores explained Sunday it was a skipped assignment but not on the offensive line, which would lead just one to think it was Tucker’s obligation to select up Ogletree.
— TE Adam Shaheen: Whilst it was Tua who was to blame for the interception when he tried out to strike Shaheen just inside the purpose line, Shaheen maybe could have built far more of an effort to occur back to the ball to at the very least try to split up the engage in. And then there was the to start with pass of the recreation, which was a little overthrown but surely catchable.
— TE Chris Myarick: The other turnover by the Dolphins arrived when Myarick fumbled when he was hit just after catching a pass from Sinnett. Myarick does not have considerably margin for error to make the 53-man roster, and this would not assistance.
— DE Tyshun Render: The Dolphins defense experienced a large amount of complications dealing with the scrambling potential of rookie QB Justin Fields, and it did not assistance that Render acquired himself caught inside of on a couple of instances immediately after rushing from the edge.