Dolphins will create “competitive environment” at RB and let guys sort it out

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The Dolphins signed Sony Michel this week to bump their number of free agent running back additions up to three this offseason.

Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert joined the club in March and the team has Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed back from last season, so it’s a crowded depth chart as the team makes its way through the offseason program. Assistant head coach and running backs coach Eric Studesville said on Wednesday that the team will roll all of them out on the field this spring and summer to figure out how things stack up in the regular season.

“You create a competitive environment and you let those guys go sort it out because that’s how it’s going to happen,” Studesville said, via the team’s website. “They’re going to sort it out as to who contributes and where and how and how much. So that’s what you do. You build a group of people — great people — who want to be smart and are committed to what you’re trying to do, and you let them go and showcase what they can do.”

The Dolphins wouldn’t have signed three backs if they thought the players on hand were the best fits for the job, so it seems likely that some combination of that trio will wind up toward the top of the heap when all is said and done.

7 responses to “Dolphins will create “competitive environment” at RB and let guys sort it out

  1. This is great. Michel makes that RB room so much better and I feel the backs around him will greatly benefit.

  2. When you have running back by committee you have no quality running backs.

  3. Makes sense to have 4 RB’s when your QB is regular at best.
    I feel for T Hill he reminds me a lot of other great WR’s that after been with a great QB and getting huge contracts with a new under performing QB (M Wallace) then disappear.
    You can’t make good lemonade if your lemons are not good.

  4. If you go into the season with five healthy RB’s, you’re fortunate if you can finish the season with two, especially if you’re playing in the post-season. Injuries sometimes tend to help sort things out for you. Sometimes injuries get spread out, and sometimes they come in bunches.

  5. Miami hasn’t had a running game since Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. For years the storyline has been trying to find the heir to Marino. Other than Ricky and Ronnie Miami has had marginal RB play since the Kiick, Moris and Csonka days.

  6. dolmich1960 says:
    May 12, 2022 at 10:17 am
    Miami hasn’t had a running game since Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. For years the storyline has been trying to find the heir to Marino. Other than Ricky and Ronnie Miami has had marginal RB play since the Kiick, Moris and Csonka days.
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    Reggie Bush and Jay Ajayi were both great RB’s for them.. Lamar Miller and Lamar Smith were both good not great as well

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