The Miami Dolphins previous offensive coordinator, Mike Sherman, didn’t exactly do a good job of running the offense, and he had this strange desire to give Daniel Thomas significant carries, repeatedly playing coy with us last year by talking about how Thomas would split carries with the far more talented Lamar Miller. It ended up being moot last year with how poorly the Dolphins offensive line played, but it’s clear that the team finally doesn’t have a positive outlook on Thomas, as they signed the superior Knowshon Moreno this offseason to be Miller’s partner in crime at RB.
Unfortunately, Moreno is dealing with a knee injury that could require surgery and is more serious than we initially thought (honestly, we didn’t even know it was an issue until a couple of days ago). Moreno’s injury is great news for Thomas, though, because it means that he has a better chance at making the roster.
The Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Abramson expects Thomas to crack the Dolphins roster this year, since the team will want the depth at RB in the midst of Moreno’s knee issues. Abramson believes that Thomas should still be expected to make the roster if Moreno is able to play in Week 1. Thomas, 26, has averages of 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7 in his past three seasons, so he’s nothing more than a No. 3 guy.