Mike McDaniel: We jumped at the opportunity to sign Sony Michel

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The Dolphins already had several running backs competing to start for the team in 2022. And then the club went and signed Sony Michel last week.

Michel played in a similar offensive system with the Rams to what new head coach Mike McDaniel’s implementing in Miami. McDaniel said in his Tuesday press conference that the Dolphins were very happy to add a back with Michel’s skill and experience.

“Sony, you have an opportunity in the offseason to add a player of his caliber, of his pedigree — just him as a human being and a multiple Super Bowl winner, we jumped at the opportunity. His interests fit our interests,” McDaniel said. “And competition for the Miami Dolphins is only a good thing. And I think one thing that’s unique about that particular room, is no one shies away from competition. Everyone in there is excited for the offense, for the opportunities, and wants the best man to win. And they aren’t backing away from that.”

The Rams acquired Michel from the Patriots last August. He rushed for 845 yards with four touchdowns in the regular season, also recording 21 receptions for 128 yards with a TD. In the postseason, Michel rushed for 80 yards and caught three passes.

The Dolphins also have Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed, Gerrid Doaks, and ZaQuandre White at running back. The competition at the position through the offseason program and training camp could leave a solid running back on the outside looking in.

8 responses to “Mike McDaniel: We jumped at the opportunity to sign Sony Michel

  1. Some teams pay for RBs, other teams wisely draft and develop them.

    If Michel was a good pass receiver, I could see this being a good signing. Solid RB, experience, does have nice postseason production for sure, but not worth the money, especially knowing Miami isn’t a postseason contender with so many holes on the roster (DL and OL, Safety) and the QB.

  2. That’s too many backs! Are any of them going to play special teams?! Ridiculous!

  3. Nice to see the Dolphins finally moving in a positive direction. They’re far from a finished product, but the moves they’re making and the team they’re building………..and all the draft picks they have next year have them light years ahead of where they’ve been for years. The vibe coming from this team is totally different than its been. Now, go back to the old uniforms and logo 😉

  4. The Dolphins went all in so Tua is either the answer at QB or not. They will find out very soon.

  5. touchback6 says:
    May 17, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    Some teams pay for RBs, other teams wisely draft and develop them.

    If Michel was a good pass receiver, I could see this being a good signing. Solid RB, experience, does have nice postseason production for sure, but not worth the money, especially knowing Miami isn’t a postseason contender with so many holes on the roster (DL and OL, Safety) and the QB.
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    Not a contender? With consecutive seasons of barely missing said postseason? And I love you position of need diagnosis. Of course, OL has been the major issue. But they did sign Armstead and Williams. As for DL and safety, what? They are deep, young and talented at safety and young and talented at DL. Especially since they mostly run a 3-4 hybrid. If you want to question their talent at LB, maybe. But this defense is very good. Miami now has 3 new, talented guys at RB when last year they were trying with undrafteds and retreads. I always am amazed at the hot takes some people draw out of thin air…

  6. finfanjim says:
    May 17, 2022 at 3:55 pm
    touchback6 says:
    May 17, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    Some teams pay for RBs, other teams wisely draft and develop them.

    If Michel was a good pass receiver, I could see this being a good signing. Solid RB, experience, does have nice postseason production for sure, but not worth the money, especially knowing Miami isn’t a postseason contender with so many holes on the roster (DL and OL, Safety) and the QB.
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    Not a contender? With consecutive seasons of barely missing said postseason? And I love you position of need diagnosis. Of course, OL has been the major issue. But they did sign Armstead and Williams. As for DL and safety, what? They are deep, young and talented at safety and young and talented at DL. Especially since they mostly run a 3-4 hybrid. If you want to question their talent at LB, maybe. But this defense is very good. Miami now has 3 new, talented guys at RB when last year they were trying with undrafteds and retreads. I always am amazed at the hot takes some people draw out of thin air…

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    Signing super expensive and overrated Tackles means you aren’t good at drafting and developing them, which you aren’t.

    You shouldn’t be praising that fact. It means you’re forced to overpay. Get it?

    You act like having constant positions of need because your GM is god awful and one of the worst in the NFL and has been for years and years, is a good thing.

    It’s why you traded and overpaid for Tyreek Hill, too.

    Your defense WAS good under Brian Flores. Get it? You have a 100% percent brand new coaching staff. You have two overpriced, yet good CBs and a nice MLB in Baker. Your D Line is ok, no one is scheming around a guy named Van Ginkel who is nothing more than a JAG.

    Go look at the history of first time coaches with brand new staffs. You got a long, long season coming thinking you can just buy up new toys and flip a switch with a new staff immediately.

    Show us a brand new staff with a brand new coach who is a playoff challenger.

    We’ll listen….

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