Dolphins want “a long look” at Arian Foster this week

AP

The Dolphins gave running back Arian Foster his first playing time of the preseason against the Cowboys last week, but it was a limited appearance.

Foster was in for nine snaps and got the ball on two of them without finding much running room. Foster lost five yards while getting little help from the blocking on his two carries, leaving coach Adam Gase to make plans to extend Foster’s time on the field against the Falcons on Thursday.

“We didn’t have much to evaluate,” Gase said, via the Miami Herald. “Whatever carries he had, there wasn’t much there to try to create. He did a couple of things on his own. Hopefully we can take a long look at him this week. I don’t want to overdo it with him. Obviously, his resume speaks for itself.”

The Dolphins are expected to keep the first team in the game into the second half on Thursday, so there will be more snaps for Foster as the team works on setting up the look of their backfield for the start of the regular season. With rookie Kenyan Drake still sidelined by a hamstring injury, that look will likely come down to how they balance playing time for Foster and Jay Ajayi.

16 responses to “Dolphins want “a long look” at Arian Foster this week

  1. Arian is a quick cut runner and he didn’t look like he had that ability last week against Dallas. I’m not sure if he be an effective player anymore.

  2. The only thing Foster needs to prove to Gase is that he can stay on the field and everything else will work itself out. Foster maneuvered many years with a so-so line in Houston so this is nothing new.

  3. I’d like to see Pead runs with the ones as well. He’s been the most consistent back this summer for the Dolphins and deserves a shot at getting more carries with the one’s.

  4. If he can stay healthy, Foster is far and away the best RB on that team. In today’s NFL a RB needs to be able to catch, and Foster can.

  5. As a Dolphins fan it sucks knowing that the season is over before it even starts. I think they made a good hire with Adam Gase but unfortunately he’ll be wasted having to deal with the crap players that Tannebaum gives him. In 3-4 years someone will get a fine coach when they hire Gase.

  6. “I don’t want to overdo it with him. Obviously, his resume speaks for itself.”

    Yeah, a strong gust of wind would injure this guy.

  7. iammrbinky says:
    Aug 23, 2016 9:01 AM
    As a Dolphins fan it sucks knowing that the season is over before it even starts. I think they made a good hire with Adam Gase but unfortunately he’ll be wasted having to deal with the crap players that Tannebaum gives him. In 3-4 years someone will get a fine coach when they hire Gase.

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    Let’s be honest here…..you realize that not only is this season over, but so is next season and the one after that…. Nobody has any real expectation of the Dolphins competing for anything.

  8. The last time the Fins played the Pats the final score was what again nh? And then noodle arm Manning finished them off. Its a what have you done for me lately league and the Pats lost their last 3 out 4 with Brady starting. Afc east is yours but that’s not saying much.

  9. markeyh says:
    Aug 23, 2016 9:13 AM

    It’s that Loser mentality of the above statement that we need to get rid of as Dolphins fans
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    Typical of Dolphin Cheerleaders to blame the fans for the teams ineptitude.

  10. Foster has the resume – both in rushing & injuries.
    Unfortunately, his past accolades don’t help us on the field this year.

    Pead on the other hand has done nothing but perform well each time he gets in the game.

    Performance over pedigree every time.

    I say Ajayi/Pead as your starting tandem.
    Foster as the 3rd down back.
    Drake on short term IR til week 8.

  11. It’s preseason football!

    We dont really know what we have with a completely new coaching staff, newly restructured front office, about 30 new players and 2 new schemes on both sides of the ball until about mid season. At best! Not to mention playing at “The Rock” now!!!

    Injuries are a big part of the game, let’s hope we stay healthy!

    Phins Up!

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