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Over the past few years, Miami has had a more-than-respectable running game with the duo of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. They balanced each other out and gave the Dolphins great versatility in the backfield.
Now, with both of those backs gone, they have to turn to alternative options. They drafted Daniel Thomas out of Kansas State in hopes that he could be the feature back of the future. Unfortunately, Thomas is questionable heading in to Monday night with a hamstring.
The Dolphins have brought back training camp pick-up Larry Johnson with the likelihood of Thomas being unavailable for Monday night.
Miami also added former Saint Reggie Bush in hopes of adding a third down and receiving option.
Regardless of who gets the majority of the touches, it will be tough for Miami to establish a run game. Larry Johnson's best carries are behind him. There is a reason he was available for Miami to pick up heading in to the weekend.
Bush has yet to prove that he can be anything more than a specialist. He is not the type of back to hammer the ball between the tackles 20 to 25 times a game.
If the Dolphins can't establish some sort of run threat, it will make for a very long night.