This week’s episode of Hard Knocks portrayed Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas as something of a slacker, getting called into the office of head coach Joe Philbin for a lecture about being late twice, once for a team flight and once for a workout. But Thomas says that’s not who he is.
Thomas told the Miami Herald that his portrayal on Hard Knocks “was embarrassing because I never got in trouble before.”
After getting chewed out by Philbin in front of the NFL Films cameras, Thomas was left hoping that his friends and family members didn’t have HBO.
“Everybody saw it. People started texting me. I told my mom, ‘If you see me on Hard Knocks, don’t be surprised.’ You don’t want to give them a reason to get rid of you,” Thomas said.
The Dolphins didn’t get rid of Thomas, a 2011 second-round draft pick who has played well in the preseason, so they obviously think he has something to contribute. They just hope he can start showing up on time.