Monday Afternoon Practice Notes from Inside the Dolphin's Bubble

john renshawContributor IAugust 4, 2009

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 21: Fans of the Miami Dolphins dash to the field with flags during pre-game introductions against the New England Patriots at Dolphin Stadium on October 21, 2007 in Miami, Florida.  The Pats won 49 - 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

The Dolphins practiced inside their bubble for the first time Monday afternoon. The session was closed to the public, but here are some observations.

Will Allen continues to dominate while Jason Allen continues to struggle. What’s new?

You might want to draft Davone Bess in your fantasy league; he looks like he is going to take it to the next level

Ted Ginn finally blew past some people on long pass plays, mostly Will Billingsley.

Matt Roth–Gate continues. Rumors are that the coaches think that he lied to them twice about his mystery illness. Meanwhile, Coach Sparano is telling anybody that will listen that Jason Taylor is looking great at Roth’s old spot on the strong side.

Taylor has looked very physical against the run.

Yeremiah Bell picked off Chad Henne’s pass intended for Greg Camarillo.

It is no secret that Miami struggled on special teams last year, and they are spending much more time on it this summer.

Two newcomers, Brian Hartline and Cam Wake, are starting to look more comfortable.

Pat White and Nate Jones had terrible days inside the practice bubble.

New Jersey Nets coach Lawrence Frank has been at every practice, and now Phillip Fulmer has joined him on the guest list. Fulmer has five former Tennessee players on the Dolphin’s roster, and Chad Pennington is from Knoxville.

Not much from the running backs in the afternoon session, but Ronnie Brown did stiff arm Vontae Davis to the ground. Davis was not that impressive in the late evening practice.

Sean Smith made his first big play of camp; knocking down a pass intended for Ted Ginn.

Some scouts say Anthony Armstong is looking good, while others say he is invisible.

Miami will be back at it Tuesday at 9:00 AM outside and at 5:00 PM in the bubble.