Monday, August 9, 2010
A look at Miami's first depth chart
Depth charts should be taken with a grain of salt, especially in the preseason.
Coaches have a tendency to fill one out and then disregard it after a couple days of thought.
But maybe there's something to be gleaned from Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano's first depth chart of training camp. We get an idea of who has the edge right before the preseason games begin.
Sparano said he tried to "put it together the best way I could" Monday morning in advance of Saturday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sun Life Stadium.
The interior line has been a mosh pit of competition. Sparano listed Joe Berger and not incumbent Jake Grove as the first-team center, Richie Incognito as the left guard ahead of Donald Thomas and rookie John Jerry as the right guard.
Brian Hartline is the first receiver opposite Brandon Marshall.
Tyler Thigpen is second at quarterback ahead of Pat White. Injured veteran Chad Pennington is fourth.
On defense, there are no surprises. First-round pick Jared Odrick is listed as the starting right end. Second-round pick Koa Misi is the strong-side outside linebacker, with Cameron Wake on the weak side.