“I’m definitely not there,” Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno said when asked by The Miami Herald if he’s where he needs to be physically. “This is just the beginning. It’s just the beginning, getting your feet wet, and when you have time off, working at those little things, getting back to where you need to be, and once camp comes, it’ll be good.”
So no, as Moreno acknowledges, he is not in game shape yet. And it might be why Miller took the bulk of the snaps with the starters at Monday’s Organized Team Activities.
Moreno is still by far the most accomplished running back on the roster, and just one of three current Dolphins to appear in a Super Bowl (Dannell Ellerbe and Mike Wallace are the others).
“We aren’t lining up until September 7th,” Philbin said last week. “The big thing is providing opportunities for repetition. ... We want to get a lot of plays on tape, take a look at it [and] teach it. Obviously, we are studying personnel and who can do which job the best. There will be a time and a place for all of that, but right now we are just interested in getting guys some work and exposure.”
Philbin also expressed a willingness to let one of his rushers get featured-back carries (250-300 a season) this fall – which would give the Dolphins far more balance than a year ago. They called passing plays on nearly two-thirds of their snaps in 2013.