Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 8/22/13
BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins are heavily depending on left tackle Jonathan Martin's growth going into 2013.There's been plenty of skepticism surrounding the second-year lineman, who spent most of last season at right tackle but gained the full-time left job following Jake Long's departure and the team's decision to not draft the position early.Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, however, has been gaining more and more confidence in Martin as the regular season approaches."I think he’s been quietly improving," Philbin told reporters Wednesday. "That’s probably a good thing for an offensive lineman, you don’t want to be noticed too much as an offensive lineman. I think the timing on his punch is getting better, his footwork is getting better."Again his continual work, he’s working hard at it he’s very detailed with his preparation, and I like the strides he’s making, he certainly has more to make.” Following the 2012 season, the Dolphins toyed with ways to fill Long's vacancy while kee...
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