As the first week of the Miami Dolphins' training camp gets close to its end, we've already seen a handful of things from the 2013 squad. Some of those things have been promising; some haven't.
Indeed, let's address those troubling issues first. No, Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace don't appear to have truly solidified their rapport yet. Yes, the offensive line has been the victim of the superior defensive line. No, Dion Jordan hasn't seen much action at all yet. No, Lamar Miller hasn't been electric yet.
And while you may worry about all of these happenings, especially as that familiar feeling of early disappointment creeps back into your mind, remember this: There is absolutely no reason to panic.
These issues are to be expected during the first week of training camp with a team comprised of so many new faces. Tannehill and Wallace will find that magic chemical reaction soon enough. The offensive line will toughen. Jordan will get his reps. Miller will have time to shine. These guys haven been in pads for two days. Real football is still distant on the horizon. Take a deep breath.
With that out of the way, we can focus on the good things we've seen. Pressing forward, here are the three most encouraging signs from Miami's training camp so far.