5 Things To Watch For in Miami Dolphins’ Week 2 Preseason Game

Miami Dolphins 2014 Preseason: 5 Things to Watch for in Week 2

Miami Dolphins 2014 Preseason: 5 Things to Watch for in Week 2
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The Miami Dolphins enter Week 2 of the preseason with high hopes in not only securing their first win of the preseason, but to also answer a few questions still surrounding the team.

Here are five things to watch for as Miami faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.

Tyler McMullen is a Miami Dolphins writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter and “like” him on Facebook, and add him to your Google network.

5. Does Dion Jordan Show up?

Dion Jordan
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5. Does Dion Jordan Show up?

Dion Jordan
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Jordan was nonexistent against Atlanta last Friday night and seemed to struggle at times to generate any form of pressure working against second and third string players. Jordan was supposed to enter the season as Miami's No. 3 defensive end, but he has struggled to distance himself from fellow defensive ends Derrick Shelby and Terrence Fede. Maybe Jordan really is better off working as a linebacker. Only time will tell.

4. Can Ryan Tannehill Continue to Build Towards a Strong 2014 Season?

Ryan Tannehill
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4. Can Ryan Tannehill Continue to Build Towards a Strong 2014 Season?

Ryan Tannehill
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Tannehill looked great Friday night, didn't he? The former first-round pick completed all six of his passes for 62 yards and one touchdown, while only working for one series to open the game. Tannehill looked much more confident and mature in offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's offense, but can Tannehill continue to look great for a second consecutive week? We should see a bit more of the QB to fully gauge whether Friday night was a fluke.

3. Can the Offensive Line Continue to Jell as a Unit?

Dallas Thomas
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3. Can the Offensive Line Continue to Jell as a Unit?

Dallas Thomas
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Miami's offensive line looked great during their short stint of work Friday night, but can they continue to build upon a solid outing against one of the NFL's top defensive fronts this Saturday night? Youngsters Dallas Thomas and Ja'Wuan James will have their hands full this week, and if they can pass the test that DT Gerald McCoy and DE Michael Johnson present, Miami's offense may be in great shape this season.

2. Will a RB Emerge Behind Lamar Miller?

Damien Williams
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2. Will a RB Emerge Behind Lamar Miller?

Damien Williams
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Lamar Miller is likely the team's No. 1 back, while Knowshon Moreno will likely work as the team's No. 2 back when he is fully healthy. But the team is lacking in terms of depth behind those two backs. RBs Mike Gillislee, Orleans Darkwa and Damien Williams struggled against Atlanta to get anything going on the ground. The three will need to show promise this week if any of the three wish to remain with the team.

1. Who Emerges at Outside Linebacker?

Philip Wheeler
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1. Who Emerges at Outside Linebacker?

Philip Wheeler
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Koa Misi is entrenched as the team's starting middle linebacker, but outside of Misi there is no guarantee who will start the season at linebacker for Miami. Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe have both underwhelmed during their short tenures with the team and are anything but locks to start the season. Miami may work youngsters Jelani Jenkins, Jordan Tripp, Chris McCain and Jonathan Freeny in with Misi along with the veteran Jason Trusnik.


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