At Dolphins minicamp on Saturday, Chad Pennington couldn’t stifle a big yawn while
watching the action. He doesn’t have a lot to do.
Chad Henne needs to get the starting quarterback snaps at practice. Dolphins coach Tony Sparano wants to evaluate Tyler Thigpen and Pat White.
That doesn’t leave a lot of throws for Pennington, who finds himself watching most of minicamp from the sideline.
“I’m actually really OK with that,” Pennington said. “I appreciate that perspective to where I don’t have to throw myself in
the fire in May. Things really get heated up in August and that’s when I
want to be at my best.”
Pennington is recovering from his third shoulder surgery and is limited in how many throws he can make per day. He seems to know that anything is possible this year. He could wind up starting again if Henne struggles during the year. Or he could get cut in training camp if his shoulder doesn’t respond.
“You never know what’s going to happen,” Pennington said. “That’s out of
your control. That’s why you work as hard as you can to be the best
teammate you can be and let the rest take care of itself.”