The guys reacted to fans and some media outlets that were saying Larry Johnson’s signing was a result of the team not having faith in rookie running back Daniel Thomas. Hear why Jesse, Bo, and Jeff believe the Johnson signing will have no effect on the rookie.
The guys answered a number of questions from the fans which included topics such as: Kory Sheets, the new kickoff rule, and the possibility of a defensive lineman being traded.
Check out the best clips from this past week on the Finsiders. This week’s clips include Kim Bokamper’s thoughts on Channing Crowder retiring at such a young age and Kory Sheets telling us which NFL running backs he admired growing up.
Time to continue our breakdown of the positional battles taking place in training camp this year and focus on the running backs. With Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams both looking like they’ll be playing elsewhere in 2011, there are plenty of carries and yards that must be accounted for by the rest of the group.
There are several new faces at the position, but none bigger than Reggie Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas.
Everyone always talks about the Dolphins’ offense and if quarterback Chad Henne will have a breakout season, or if Karlos Dansby and Cameron Wake can lead the defense in 2011. It’s very seldom that the conversation would turn to the special teams unit and whether or not they can carry their weight next season. It seems like the only time their names get mentioned is if Dan Carpenter misses a field goal or Brandon Fields hits one off the side of his foot!
Brett LaGasse (Facebook): Do you think Daniel Thomas is pro-ready, as far as stepping in as a rookie and making a difference?
Troy Stradford: Not that I’ve seen much of him, but what I have seen and knowing what I know about the running back position, I have no doubt that he’ll be able to step in right away and make an impact.
With the start of free agency hopefully coming any week now, we begin a series on guys we think the Dolphins could be targeting in the open market. And with both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams among the list of players currently not under contract, we figured there was no better place to start than at the running back position.
Sure, the Fins selected Daniel Thomas in the second round of April’s draft, and yes Kory Sheets and Lex Hilliard are still under contract, but it’s no secret that Miami is looking to bolster its backfield in free agency.
With their first round pick, Mike Pouncey, the Dolphins selected a player from the University of Florida, a standout interior lineman in the SEC for four years, whose name was familiar to most fans by the time the draft rolled around. Widely regarded as the top interior lineman in the 2011 draft, Pouncey was a very safe pick. With their next selection, the Dolphins selected Daniel Thomas a running back from Kansas State; a program that does not receive much, if any, television exposure in South Florida.
Coach Sparano met with the assembled media early this afternoon between practices on Day 6 of training camp. The big news of the day is that RB/KR Kory Sheets suffered an apparent achilles tear and while the coach told us he wasn’t sure of the extent of the injury, our friend Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald is reporting that it is a tear, which would most likely mean that Sheets is done for the season.