I had a chance to see Daniel Thomas play high school football here in north Florida. At the time he was a man playing against younger competition – running around, over and through them on a weekly basis. At Kansas State, he was impressive, so much so he was a second round pick of the Miami Dolphins. Now, after three seasons in the league and in his fourth campaign, the once great runner is at a crossroads in his career – not by choice per say, but possibly out of circumstance.
Each season Thomas has been in south Florida, there has been competition for his job, this season being no different. And while Lamar Miller is still in teal and aqua, the Dolphins brought in Knowshon Moreno to start and make things a little more complicated for Thomas to make the 53-man roster this season.
According to a report on sportsworldmarket.com, it is Thomas’ running mate, Miller, who could be on the block for future considerations.
The team brought in Knowshon Moreno and after he set career highs with the Broncos in receptions and yards as well as rushing yards, he could be a nice weapon out of the backfield. The rushing game ranked 26th in the league last season and even five spots up could be huge for the Fins in 2014 after Daniel Thomas and Miller struggled during the season.
“RB Daniel Thomas has struggled to live up to the high expectations of being a second round draft pick. Coming out of Kansas State, Thomas was thought to be a hard-nosed runner who could push the pile and pick up extra yards after contact, as reported in Rant Sports. “Thus far, that has not been the case during his tenure with Miami. With RBs Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller, Mike Gillislee and UDFA Damien Williams on the roster, Thomas may struggle to make the team.”
In the sportsworldmarket.com story, the problems with the Dolphins offense were discussed in detail.
Last season the Dolphins got shutout against the Bills and scored just seven points over their final two games and that was as the team was trying to make the playoffs. Wallace and Brian Hartline were solid down the stretch, but Tannehill went cold and part of the reason for the struggles was the inconsistent running game and the team hopes it has rectified that now.