Live minicamp blogging starts at 2 p.m. Friday
Saturday will be the only day the rooks go through two workouts. Friday and Sunday offer only single practices.
Don Shula (pictured) typically worked the rookies twice a day all three days so they could get their vomitting out of the way early. But what did he know; he only won 347 games.
I will be blogging live Friday starting promptly at 2 p.m. so join me then. This minicamp is closed to the public but I will be your eyes and ears to tell you what is going on assuming the Wifi at Dolphins camp remains reliable.
Some things I will be looking for:
1. How involved will Bill Parcells be at practice, if at all.
2. Can LT Jake Long get through the entire weekend without passing out. Seriously, he is said to be in great shape, but the South Florida heat has worn out many a great player down through the years. The heat down here is going only half-speed right now. We'll see if Long, at 318 lean pounds, can keep up.
3. I will be gauging QB Chad Henne's arm and release time and comparing it to John Beck.
4. Will DE Phillip Merling participate? He said he was feeling no ill effects from the hernia surgery and he worked out for scouts earlier. Will he work this weekend?