Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno expects to play in the all-important third preseason game, and should he show enough, he could reshuffle a depth chart that has appeared set since the spring.
Simply by breaking a few tackles in his Dolphins debut, Moreno might earn an expanded role when the games start counting in a couple weeks.
“As I’ve said, he’s been a productive runner,” coach Joe Philbin said of Moreno. “He broke some tackles where he played last year. We’re just looking for, as I said, more consistency in the running game overall.”
It was a point of emphasis in meetings throughout the week. Philbin showed his team pictures from the first two games that illustrated how plays were there to be made, if only the running backs could make someone miss.
Miller looked solid atop the depth chart, but he hasn't done much in the preseason (7 carries, 14 yards). Philbin certainly sounds like he's willing to consider moving things around. The Dolphins went out and signed Moreno, so we believe they'll give him every chance to earn a big role in the offense, maybe even take over as the team's RB1.