The last two weeks have brought a pair of unimpressive reports about Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno.
Coach Joe Philbin suggested that Moreno was out of shape last week and this week featured Moreno working with backups at Dolphins practice while Lamar Miller continued to run with the starters. Moreno is not ignorant of the message being sent by the Dolphins and he doesn’t seem to disagree with it while promising that things will look different once training camp rolls around.
“I’m definitely not there,” Moreno said, via the Miami Herald. “This is just the beginning. It’s just the beginning, getting your feet wet, and when you have time off, working at those little things, getting back to where you need to be, and once camp comes, it’ll be good.”
Showing up out of shape is hardly the best way to endear yourself to a new coaching staff, but things will likely remain fluid at running back in Miami. Moreno opened OTAs with the first team before dropping behind Miller and things will change in camp if Moreno convinces the coaches that his production from 2013 can be replicated without Peyton Manning running the offense.