It’s far too early to form any conclusions after five days of Dolphins training camp; competition for jobs will continue for many weeks. But a few issues are gaining a bit more clarity:
• Linebacker: Rookie Raekwon McMillan was the first-team middle linebacker for the fourth consecutive day, and it’s evident this is his job to lose.
“We tell anybody in there, whoever’s calling the plays, we’re going to follow your lead because you’re the mike [linebacker],” defensive end Andre Branch said. “If you say this, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. He’s been doing a great job at that.”
During the six weeks in June and July that NFL players are off, McMillan spent an hour a day studying the playbook. That work has paid off.
“When I first came in the spring, my head was spinning, not making the right calls,” McMillan said. “I’ve got coach in my ear. I’ve got the head phone in my ear….
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