Dolphins camp Day 2: Garrard shines

July, 28, 2012
7/28/12
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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins have completed Day 2 of training camp. The AFC East blog is with the team this weekend.

Here are several news and notes from camp:
  • Quarterback David Garrard began the day on the first team and later rotated with Matt Moore. It was the opposite on Friday. On this day Garrard took a step forward and definitively looked like the better quarterback. It's clear he is most comfortable in the West Coast offense. Garrard didn't force anything and made good throws downfield when the opportunity presented itself. Moore struggled with his accuracy on Saturday. He missed too many throws he should've made in an uneven performance.
  • Miami tailback Reggie Bush is standing behind his goal of leading the NFL in rushing. Last year, Bush recorded his first 1,000-yard season with the Dolphins. "I believe in setting the highest goals possible for yourself or you don’t belong in this game," Bush said. "This is a game of all-stars. Every team is equally good in the beginning, and even the bad teams any Sunday can beat you." Bush believes Miami's new scheme will help build on last year's number, particularly the zone-blocking concepts in the West Coast offense.
  • The Dolphins worked on some no-huddle Saturday, which they rarely did last season unless it was necessary. Miami coach Joe Philbin was the offensive coordinator last year with the Green Bay Packers and had a lot of trust in quarterback Aaron Rodgers to speed up the tempo. Philbin and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman are feeling out their quarterbacks this summer to see how much the no-huddle can be a part of this year's playbook. "We want to be an up-tempo offense and we do want to run a lot of plays at the opposition," Philbin said.
  • On the injury front, safety Chris Clemons and receiver Brian Hartline didn't practice. Both players are competing for starting roles. Jimmy Wilson filled in for Clemons and has impressed the coaching staff early. Wilson is making a transition from cornerback to safety and seems to be adjusting well.
  • Miami has a bevy of options at punt returner. Among the players getting work returning punts Saturday were Bush, backup receivers Clyde Gates and Rishard Matthews and rookie running back Lamar Miller.

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