The offseason program is in full swing for the Miami Dolphins. Let's open the Twitter mailbag to see what's on the minds of fans:
@JamesWalkerNFL will brandon Albert start week 1? sources are he dosent even look close..— Gary Hadida (@garyhadida) June 3, 2015
James Walker: I've had a chance to watch Branden Albert rehab his knee a couple of times during organized team activities and he looks far from ready. He's jogging, but Albert still has a big hitch in his step. Just based on what I see, I don't think anything is 100-percent guaranteed at this point, although Albert and multiple people in the Dolphins' organization are fully optimistic. The good news is the Dolphins still have three months to get Albert ready for their Week 1 opener against the Washington Redskins. If I'm the Dolphins, I'd sit Albert all during training camp and probably most of the preseason to give him the best chance to recover. There is no point in rushing him back much sooner than that.
@JamesWalkerNFL do you think Mia has improved at special teams, and if so how much?— Greg (@GMorningW00D13) May 28, 2015
Walker: This spring I joked with Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi at the Miami Hurricanes pro day that he has the toughest job on the coaching staff. Unlike other coaches, Rizzi's group changes significantly every year because he's working with many players on the bottom of the roster. This year is no different. There is a lot of turnover on special teams and Miami is still trying to find its best 11 players for certain units. Ironically, Dion Jordan's suspension doesn't hurt the team overall. But it impacts special teams the most, because he was one of the most talented and consistent players on those units. That is where Jordan brought value to the Dolphins.
Walker: This is a good question for the fantasy buffs. I don't think this happens knowing how the Dolphins run their offensive system. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill will spread the ball around. Weapons such as receivers Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings, Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker are expected to get opportunities. Don't forget tight end Jordan Cameron could make an impact if he stays healthy. Tannehill's inability to consistently throw the deep ball also hurts the prospect of two 1,000-yard receivers, because most of the yards this year will come from short and intermediate passes.
Thanks for the quality questions, Dolphins fans. If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, feel free to reach me via Twitter @JamesWalkerNFL.