Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas needs to be more physical.
He needs to run with more explosion.
He needs to get his shoulders squared, his pad level low and his legs churning.
"I would say that's about right," Thomas said "I've just got to lower my pads and trust my blocks and everything like that and I'm trying to get better here at practice and carry it into the next game."
Thomas is getting encouragement to make his adjustments and improvements from those around him. After his first down run failed Friday, quarterback Chad Henne told him in the huddle to hit the hole harder on second down.
And coach Tony Sparano apparently also suggested Thomas run a wee bit harder by getting on the player's case in practice.
"Yeah he was," Thomas said. "He was just telling me I need to get it in there and to stop tippy-toeing and everything like that. It was true though."