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A (short) tale of the tailbacks

One of the questions that remains unanswered on the eve of the Miami Dolphins' regular-season opener is how effective rookie running back Daniel Thomas will be and how much the club will need backup-to-the-backup Larry Johnson behind him.

The reason this is important is the Dolphins cannot hope to rely on Reggie Bush to carry the football 25 times per game, regardless of what anyone in the organization insists. The second reason this is important is that Thomas didn't have a good preseason.

The third reason is the Dolphins didn't really want either Ricky Williams or Ronnie Brown back this season.

We'll soon see about Thomas, who is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury for tomorrow's game against New England. I would estimate that even if he is active for the game, the Dolphins cannot be completely sure he'll be able to finish. So I would expect Larry Johnson to be active. It will work as insurance in case Thomas suffers another tweak to his hamstring.

Meanwile, both Brown and Williams have moved on and have already begun their 2011 seasons. They've done it with different degrees of success.

Ronnie Brown rushed four times for 7 yards in his Philadelphia Eagles debut.

Ricky Williams gained 63 yards on 12 carries, including a 26-yard run for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Capt. Kirk, I would be surprised if Craig himself didn't make some evaluations based on what he saw from some rookies in preseason, let alone game one. We all do.

With that being said, gotta give Cam Newton props. He looked good in that game. If that was a Dolphin rookie qb we would be thinking we hit the jackpot.

Tracy youre as good as your last practice.


kirk,

I wasn't referring to you. There were other people on here that were all hot and heavy about Cam Newton today. Go back and read.

Posted by: Craig M | September 11, 2011 at 09:53 PM


Craig, don't argue with him, he forgot for a second which name he posted what under.

Signal

Yes, I was surprised he looked so comfortable in the pocket. I could care less who the defense was, it was his very first game. He threw the ball very well too and very accurate. I expect he will have his struggles sure, but he really looks to me like he will be the real deal with some experience.

Newton had a good 1st game, for a rookie, let's see what he does the rest of the season! Against tougher defenses!


AMAZING HOW ALL THE DRUG TALK,NO WONDER AMERIKA HAS SLIPED TO # 5 IN WORLD PRODUCTION,YOU ALL ENJOY YUOR DRUGS WHY CHINA PEOPLE TAKE OVER COUNTRY,AGAIN SHAMEFUL.

Posted by: ALoco | September 11, 2011 at 09:56 PM

He's jealous because he thought Glue was a drug-LOL!

Odin,

Does he do that? Another one of these guys who likes to play that game? I just don't get the attraction in playing those games. Is it split personality or something? Somebodies got to explain the attraction to me some time.

This game is draggin'....I'm going to disappear and watch it....cheers guys!

Vicodin!!!!

Just read an article on ESPN's site where they say that Miami has a shot of a play-off berth. Their Outsider's Almanac gives the Fins an average of 8.3 wins this year, making it a possibility of making it into the post-season.

GO FINS!!!

C'mon Dallas!!!

Craig, don't argue with him, he forgot for a second which name he posted what under.

Posted by: odinseye | September 11, 2011 at 10:04 PM


Just one last question? Are you under 15? Because you sure act like it. If you are expecting to never hear a contrary opinion then either don't blog or just respond to those that agree with you.

It's pretty simple, the FO like many others before them saw RB a higher priority than QB by taking Thomas over Mallet. it felt like a mistake at the time, I hope it doesn't prove to be one

If your a Dolphin fan and your watching a Jets game and they are not playing the Dolphins then yes I do recommend drugs to help ease the pain

Nice play!

Kirk...I was very impressed with the play of Cam Newton today. I don't know what he will be going forward. I know today what he did had NEVER been done before. That says something. The whole team was energized by his presance. Even is a loss, the team has to have more belief then say is Jimmy Clausen was behind center. The Panthers didn't score 3 touchdowns in a game once last season. To be a rookie in your first start, on the road, with a shortened pre-season. Like him, or hate him.
What Newton did today should give the Panthers, and their fans a litttle glimpse of hope.

How about that!

Holy crap! What a catch!!!

Go Dallas!!

KIRK, ODEN IS A DRUG ADDICTED SHUT-IN,HE LIVES IN TRAILER THAST IS COVERED IN CAT POOH,WE TRY TO GET HIM HELP BUT YUO CANT HELP THIOSE THATR WONT ADMIT PROBLEM,PAY NO ATTENTION.

Who's the best CB tandem now lol

We're watching the only game on tonight because 1) We play both of these teams this year and can scout out the strengths and weaknesses of both. 2) As Dolphin's fans we love to see our rivals (Jets) get their butts whipped. 3) The Jets are in our division and we like to keep up on all of the AFC East teams...and 4) As football fans, we love football and it's the only game on!

GO FINS!!!

That miles austin catch is exactly what I expect to see out of Brandon Marshall this year...throw it up and power the ball down

Rex had a stroke after that TD!!! LOL

This iPhone app is so unstable...

I can't see posts now....great Mando..get the iPhone app fixed please

Tracy, exactly!!!

C63, keep posting, it'll come back!

They r giving Sancheese too much time now

Cool, thanks man, it came back finally!


Just one last question? Are you under 15?

Posted by: kirk | September 11, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Yeah, I'm only 10(as long as I haven't been in the pool). But ah, I don't swing that way Home Skillet!

No wonder your enchanted with Newton ;)


REDSKY,WHAT DID YUO HAVEE FOR DINER?I HAD CHATO BRIAN WITH ASPERGUS.DELICIOUS,THE ASPERGUS WAS IMPOPRTED FROM EOROPE, THE CHEAP KIN COMES FROM MEXICO.

Dallas D playing too loose!

Darryl yeah that was my take on it. I didn't expect he would have that much poise right away, I expected him to be jumpy and nervous, he seemed in control for the most part. I will tell you after watching that one game, I'd take him over Kolb any day.

ODEN, HOW DEEP IS THE CAT-POOH IN YUOR TRAILER,AND IS IT TRUE YOU ARE NIGHBOR WITH FLIPPER BREEDE?

This is turning out to be a pretty good Game.

Aloco, I made avocado salad, delivered by Sanchez himself, with a vinagerette dressing, spaghetti pizza and a peach cobbler for dessert! The wine is flowing!

Odin...You may enjoy this. So my new lady friend(even though she is a Pats fan) Gifted me a book of bass tabs from the great James Jamerson(IMO the greatest bass player of all time)There is sheet music as well, that I don't know how to read. It is difficult because my skill level is deficient, and I don't like tab..But a great gift.

RESKY,WERE THE AVOCADOS FROM CALIFORNA?, THATS THE BESTEST AVOCADO,NEVER HERD OF SPIGETTI PIZA, SOUNDS LIKE POOR FOOD,THOUGH I DONT JUDGE.

Darryl that is a very thoughtful gift! Congrats and HB bud!!!!

ODENsS DINNER FOR TONIHGT,CHEETOS AND GOVERMENT CHESE WITH DAY OLD BREED FROM THE FOOD BANK,DESERT,WHAT EVER THE CAT DONT EAT.BON APITIE.

Why do I have the feeling Dallas will melt down starting this drive?

The again, they can also score a defensive touchdown. LOL

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That #50 is very smart.

Redsky...What up! Thanks Bro... I mentioned this the other night. I made a bet with her on the game tommorow. If the Phins go down I have to aknowledge this by coming on here and telling the world we suck, and the Pats are the greatest thing since Tom Bradys hair... I really hope we win, because I'm not sure I can do this.. I have faith that we will pull it off..

the cubsn menace aka redsky aka fake aloco is taking to himself..........


notice how redsky always is there for fake aloco


NO IAM THE REAL ALOCO, KRISTOPHER = ODEN,TRIPPERING ON MORPHINE WHILE HUNTING WITH HIS KID,ODEN,GET PROFESSIONAL HELP, THE FOOD TASTES BETTER NOT BUZZED.

Darryl,

For a patsy fan she has good taste in gifts for her man.

She can't be all bad, just be happy she's not jealous of the time you spend with your true love(your Guitar)-LOL!

Start spreading the News....

Darryl, my friend, wrong bet! Sorry

Darryl, bet should have been for s e x u a l favors!

Kris, no one spells as bad as Aloco!

redsky aka the drunk cuban aka the fake aloco .............. talking to himself for days.........


notice how redsky is always there to talk back and forth with the fake aloco ////////////////////

Hey Big Bruddah!

Jets D is tiring! Good!

That Plaxico is a big Fuc-er.

Stupid of Romo!

Jetties win tonight and we'll be all alone in last place in the afc east should we lose to the Patsies.

The Jills won today!

San-pucks sacked and fumbles. Cowboys recover! LOL...........................................

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