2011 NFL Season Preview: Sorting out the Miami Dolphins Backfield This Season

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2011 NFL Season Preview: Sorting out the Miami Dolphins Backfield This Season
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Last season, the Miami Dolphins' backfield tandem of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams struggled to put up big numbers in the run game. The team lacked an identity in the run game week to week, leading to inconsistency in an area that previous years' teams prided themselves in.

It's a new season and Brown and Williams have moved on. During the offseason, the Dolphins went out and got a highly-touted rookie in Daniel Thomas. Miami made a trade with the New Orleans Saints to acquire the high-profile back Reggie Bush as well. Also today, it was announced that the Fins picked up former star running back Larry Johnson.

With all of these offseason changes and acquisitions, what will the Dolphins identity be running the ball in 2011?

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