Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) said the rest he'd had during the bye week, which he used to get treatment, has helped. Thomas stresses the only way he misses Monday night's game against the Jets is if he suffers another setback.
He's anxious to show the nation the talent he possesses, and views Monday Night's nationally televised game as a great stage, especially considering the Jets are allowing opponents to average 4.2 yards per carry, and have given up eight rushing touchdowns.
Thomas isn't the only person excited about his return. When asked about Thomas' reoccurring hamstring issues coach Tony Sparano compared the tailback to a toy he hasn't had the privilege of playing with.
"From a coaching standpoint it's frustrating. I don't want this to come off the wrong way. I'm not frustrated with Daniel," Sparano said. "I have this vision of how I want the backfield to look and I haven't really had it [available] yet."
We envision Thomas as the Dolphins' lead back with Reggie Bush resuming his role as change-of-pace/3rd down back. Thomas has averaged 4.9 yards per carry this season but has struggled with a hamstring injury. When healthy, he's a decent RB2 with upside.