The media buzz relating to Dolphins operating backs this summer time has been about three gamers and three gamers solely:
Frank Gore. Kenyan Drake. Kalen Ballage.
Senorise Perry has gotten the brief shrift.
And that’s on us.
Perry had a wonderful recreation in the preseason opener, operating for 35 yards and a landing on simply 4 carries. He additionally caught two passes for 10 extra.
And he’s carried out most every thing he can to persuade the Dolphins to maintain 4 backs on their opening day roster.
“Wow, he’s come a long way,” mentioned Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who has coached Perry in each Chicago and Miami. “We name him ‘Coach Perry.’ We had him in Chicago and he was predominantly a particular groups participant, however the one factor he’s carried out is he’s carried out a nice job of learning and studying. He’s undoubtedly a aggressive man. He performs with a lot of depth.
“Where he’s come from, 2015 to when I got here, has been shocking to me, his knowledge of the offense. I’m really proud of how he’s learned and worked. He’s become a guy that we … He’s dependable. He’s available.”
Wait, Coach Perry?
What’s the story behind that nickname?
“David Fales was with us in Chicago and when [Perry] was a young player, he made a lot more mistakes than he makes now,” Loggains mentioned. “Now, he has an understanding. He’s over there telling, grabbing people. When he was in Chicago, David Fales would take him one-on-one during walk-throughs and be like, ‘Ah, what do you got here on this play?’ Now all of a sudden ‘Coach Perry’ is correcting people. Just to see him grow as a player and an individual has been pretty cool and I’m excited to see how the rest of the preseason goes for him.”
Loggains additionally had excessive reward for Fales, who appears increasingly more prone to beat out Brock Osweiler for the backup job with every passing day. Fales has been higher in each observe and in the lone recreation.
And Loggains appeared to recommend the identical Monday.
“He’s a lot stronger than he was in 2015,” Loggains mentioned. “He’s worked really hard with our strength staff here in the summer. He committed to pilates and all these other things, and you can tell he really put an emphasis on strengthening his core. And it’s shown up. He is a stronger player. I think it’s helping him be efficient in the offense and run it. It also helps when you’ve been in the offense for three or four years. You start to have a real understanding. That’s how David is going to make this roster, make this team and compete for spot is he needs to master this stuff and know it inside and out.”
▪ The following Dolphins didn’t take part in observe Monday: Jordan Phillips, William Hayes, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Frank Gore and Mike Hull.
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