Beat writer Armando Salguero speculates about the workload for both Daniel Thomas and Reggie Bush: "The plan is to make 6-1 and 228-pound rookie Daniel Thomas the workhorse. If he averages 18 carries a game that should be perfect. That would leave maybe an average of 10 carries a game for Bush. You have about 288 carries for Thomas and maybe 160 for Bush. That's a whopping 448 rushes for the season going to those two."
If the Dolphins go into the season with Chad Henne under center, there's a good chance that they'll be trailing a lot, so Bush would get more work as the better pass-catching back. Salguero's prediction of 448 total carries for the two seems like lot, especially considering the combined workload of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams in 2010 (359 total carries) and 2009 (388 total carries). The split sounds about right, however.