DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - It is common these days for Trent Green to execute a play in practice, then retreat to the huddle and ask his offensive linemen what just happened.
Implementing the physical part of the Miami Dolphins' offense comes easily for Green, a savvy veteran who's already fluent in the nuances of running the system. Learning what terminology the Dolphins are using in that offense, well, that's why Green is through his notes in the playbook.
Basically, most teams essentially run the same things. Hardly anyone, though, uses the same language to call those plays.
It's a critical part of the learning process for Green, the former Kansas City standout widely expected to be the Dolphins' starting quarterback. But he hasn't been anointed as such by new Miami coach Cam Cameron, who insists that open competition exists for the first-string job this season.
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