After seeing just limited duty in his first workout Wednesday, Dolphins Rb Knowshon Moreno was asked if he felt he needed exhibition work to feel he was ready for the real opener, Sept. 7 against New England.
This is the opportunity veterans typically relish to point out that they don’t need any stinkin’ exhibitions to be ready, but Moreno didn’t say that at all.
“It would be good to go out there and feel full-speed action,” he said. “But at the same time, I’ll be ready whenever it’s ready.”
The writer looked at how much work Moreno got the last two exhibition seasons and it totaled 29 attempts, 140 yards and 8 receptions, 81 yards — which shows why Moreno wants to see exhibition action. Interestingly, when it comes to the regular season, Moreno isn’t necessarily one of those backs who needs a ton of carries to become more effective in the fourth quarter. Over the past two seasons, he has averaged 4.28 yards on carries 1-10 but that has dropped to a 3.35-yard average on carries 11-20. Then he jumps back up to 4.54 on carries 21-30.