Monday, December 28, 2015

Campbell liked what he saw from young players

Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell got a good look at his team's youngsters in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.

Four rookies — DeVante Parker, Jamil Douglas, Zach Vigil and Jordan Phillips — were in the starting lineup, and running back Jay Ajayi and cornerback Tony Lippett and linebacker Neville Hewitt also got significant playing time on offense and defense.

“DeVante Parker continues to grow and make plays,” Campbell said. “I thought Lippett did a nice job yesterday. Certainly Jamil’s got to be better than he was, but there again he got really his first full start at center. He’ll learn from his mistakes and he’ll be better for it. Vigil, Hewitt, those two had a winning performance. They’re growing, they’re getting better. Phillips was a little bit better than he was last week. He’s got to be better. But there is growth and development out of our young guys. That’s always encouraging. Jay Ajayi was another one. I thought he ran hard. The holes weren’t always there, but he earned everything he got, I can tell you that.”
Parker picked up 93 yards on four receptions--the biggest a 48-yarder. He was, however, targeted 10 times and had a few drops.

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