NFL Preseason – Miami Dolphins vs Atlanta Falcons

There is no better way to kick off the 2017 football season than by photographing some NFL preseason action between the Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons. It always feels good to step onto the field and soak in all the sights and sounds the Hard Rock Stadium produces. As a sports photographer there is nothing like photographing football especially NFL football. Throwing on that NFL Media vest is such an honor to partake in and I enjoy every second of it.

While this is the first of a few NFL preseason games to be played, I wasn’t expecting the starters to play more than a series. In typical fashion the starters would play sparingly while all the backups and players on the proverbial bubble played the majority of the minutes so the coaches could gauge whether they would make the team.

What I didn’t expect was the humidity. It was brutal out there. Sure, I live in South Florida and it’s tropical, but tonight was unbearable. I was sweating through all the my clothes. The humidity was so thick it felt like it was strangling you.

Game wise, there wasn’t a lot of action. A lot of drop passes or over thrown passes mixed in with a hint of miss tackles, that was what was on the menu for the game. NFL preseason at it’s finest. Granted it’s early in the season and a lot of the kinks will work themselves out.

Hell, I had my own kinks to work out. That is why it’s preseason football. It gives everyone time to work things out so the regular season will be a lot better. It’s just one game and I can’t wait for the rest to start rolling around so my weekends are filled patrolling sidelines looking for that magic photo that makes it all worth while.

Dolphins Quarterback, Jay Cutler, warms up prior to pre-season game against Atlanta
Dolphins Quarterback, Jay Cutler, warms up prior to pre-season game against Atlanta
Julio Jones catches a pass during drills
Julio Jones catches a pass during drills
Dolphins WR, #11 DeVante Parker, catches a pass in drills
Dolphins WR, #11 DeVante Parker, catches a pass in drills
Falcons WR, #17 Marvin Hall, tries to haul in a pass during warm ups
Falcons WR, #17 Marvin Hall, tries to haul in a pass during warm ups
Cameron Wake, #91, gets ready to line up for drills
Cameron Wake, #91, gets ready to line up for drills
Dolphins WR, #14 Jarvis Landry, greets teammates during stretch
Dolphins WR, #14 Jarvis Landry, greets teammates during stretch
Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, signs autographs for fans
Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, signs autographs for fans
Dolphins DL, #93 Ndamukong Suh, practices his technique prior to the game
Dolphins DL, #93 Ndamukong Suh, practices his technique prior to the game
Matt Ryan warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins
Matt Ryan warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins
TD, the Dolphins mascot
TD, the Dolphins mascot
Falcons WR, #19 Andre Roberts, gets ready for the game to start
Falcons WR, #19 Andre Roberts, gets ready for the game to start
Falcons QB, Matt Ryan, attempts a pass while running out of the pocket
Falcons QB, Matt Ryan, attempts a pass while running out of the pocket
Falcons WR, #12 Mohammed Sanu, uses one hand to haul in a pass from Matt Ryan
Falcons WR, #12 Mohammed Sanu, uses one hand to haul in a pass from Matt Ryan
Falcons TE, #81 Austin Hooper, tries to escape from the tackle of Dolphins S #20, Reshad Jones
Falcons TE, #81 Austin Hooper, tries to escape from the tackle of Dolphins S #20, Reshad Jones
Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman celebrate Freeman's touchdown run in the 1st quarter against the Dolphins
Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman celebrate Freeman’s touchdown run in the 1st quarter against the Dolphins
Dolphins QB, #8 Matt Moore, throws a pass during a game against the Atlanta Falcons
Dolphins QB, #8 Matt Moore, throws a pass during a game against the Atlanta Falcons
Dolphins KR, #27 Storm Johnson, runs a kickoff back against the Falcons
Dolphins KR, #27 Storm Johnson, runs a kickoff back against the Falcons
The Dolphins DL lines up against the Falcons
The Dolphins DL lines up against the Falcons
Dolphins RB, #34 Senorise Perry, tries to find a hole to run through
Dolphins RB, #34 Senorise Perry, tries to find a hole to run through
Falcons WR, #17 Marvin Hall, gets pushed out of bounds after making a catch
Falcons WR, #17 Marvin Hall, gets pushed out of bounds after making a catch
Dolphins RB, #32 Kenyan Drake, jumps on the back of TE, Leonte Carroo, after Carroo scored a touchdown
Dolphins RB, #32 Kenyan Drake, jumps on the back of TE, Leonte Carroo, after Carroo scored a touchdown
Falcons RB, #25 Brian Hill, looks to cut outside as he rushes the ball
Falcons RB, #25 Brian Hill, looks to cut outside as he rushes the ball
Falcons QB, #8 Matt Schaub, attemps a pass against the Dolphins
Falcons QB, #8 Matt Schaub, attemps a pass against the Dolphins
Dolphins RB, #32 Kenyan Drake, turns the corner against the Falcons defense
Dolphins RB, #32 Kenyan Drake, turns the corner against the Falcons defense
#11, DeVante Parker, runs after completing a catch against the Falcons
#11, DeVante Parker, runs after completing a catch against the Falcons
Falcons RB, #25 Brian Hill, looks to run outside to avoid be tackled
Falcons RB, #25 Brian Hill, looks to run outside to avoid be tackled
#17, Marvin Hall, runs after a catch
#17, Marvin Hall, runs after a catch

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email

Leave a comment