Andy Cohen’s column on Dolphins.com appears at 6 a.m. every weekday from training camp through the season. Occasionally, like today, Andy will also provide some quick hits.). Be sure to follow Andy Cohen on Twitter at @ACohenFins.
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• Always nice to get a victory, even in the preseason.
• Ryan Tannehill looked sharp in about twice as many plays as he had in the preseason opener. He completed nine of 14 with one pass dropped. His fumble did not appear to be his fault. Nice to see him building some real consistency.
• And nice to see Matt Moore step up with a “midseason form” performance. His two touchdown drives were textbook material and he clearly showed he’s a valuable asset. Suffice it to say his shoulder problems are a thing of the past.
• All Jarvis Landry does is keeping making big plays.
• So does Brandon Gibson.
• And on this night, Rishard Matthews may have been the best of all the receivers. Talk about a deep group!
• Guard Dallas Thomas struggled against Gerald McCoy, though I’ve got a feeling plenty of OL will be struggling against McCoy. Still, Thomas needs to play better than that.
• Jimmy Wilson misses an open field tackle and the Bucs seemingly score a touchdown. But Brent Grimes makes a huge goal line strip and the Dolphins get the ball. Poor play followed by great play. How special is Grimes? That play shouts of determination.
• But the missed tackles must get corrected.
• On the other hand, the pass rush had some impressive moments.
• Looking for an undrafted rookie to keep your eye on? Check out linebacker Chris McCain.
• Dion Jordan forces a turnover. That’s more like it.
• Tough to gauge the competition at running back when Knowshon Moreno, Daniel Thomas and Mike Gillislee all sit. But I’m hopeful two of the three, and perhaps all three, are back for next Saturday night’s game against Dallas. The running game needs to step up in a hurry.
• Speaking of Saturday night against Dallas, it is the all important third preseason game when the starters often play into the third quarter. That should tell us a lot more about this football team.
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