Congemi's Takeaways From Minicamp Day Two

1) Receivers Respond - The entire offense seemed to bounce back after yesterday's workout. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was accurate throwing the football and, as a group, the receiving core found space in the secondary. Wide outs Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker both made multiple catches on the perimeter and have caught the ball cleanly throughout the off-season practices. The strength of the unit is depth with Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson, but others like Jakeem Grant, Isaiah Ford and Malcolm Lewis have made strides and will make decisions extremely difficult later this summer.

2) Gore Getting Reps - Wednesday was a work day for veteran running back Frank Gore. He was appearing in the offensive backfield early in red zone drills, catching the football out of the backfield and getting some zone running plays as well. Throughout his career, Gore usually doesn't participate much in the OTA portion of the off-season work, but it was nice to see the veteran running back getting touches. I believe his value to this offense will be more significant than first expected because of the multiple roles he can play when starter Kenyan Drake needs a break. Also, rookie Kalen Ballage was impressive, showing explosive speed and awareness when catching or running with the football. This is a talented trio with Drake and Gore playing on all three downs and hopefully the rookie Ballage can get up to speed to push the veterans.

3) Two Minute Drill - The bulk of the team drills were centered around the two minute drill, switching scenario's between end of half and end of game situations. I would call it a draw between offense and defense because both sides came away with explosive plays. Quarterback Brock Osweiler found slot receiver Albert Wilson on a tight widow seam route for 30 yards that set up a successful field goal kick for rookie Greg Joseph. Later in the practice, safety T.J. McDonald broke up a pass intended for Danny Amendola that found its way to safety Reshad Jones for the interception. Also, first year cornerback Taveze Calhoun jumped in front of a David Fales pass, and took it to the house that got the defensive sidelines excited.

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