Thursday, January 27, 2005

Can Cedric Benson become a part of the Dolphins?

A lot of controversy has spurred from the possibility of running back Cedric Benson joining the Dolphins. During his four years at the University of Texas (Go Horns!!!), Benson has provided over 1000 yards and has proved to be an imperative asset to the team.

The skepticism still remains due to Ricky Williams, former UT graduate and Dolphin. Williams joined the team and then cut his vocation with the Dolphins short in order to pursue his own spirituality.

Ricky Williams was a mentor to the up and coming Benson and now Miami has the difficulty deciding whether Benson will be as problematic. We all don’t want to go to court, right Ricky?

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

New additions will hopefully help us out..

Nick Saban made his first official roster moves with the Dolphins on Tuesday, as the team signed eight players to "future" contracts for 2005. Of the eight, five ended the 2004 season on the Dolphins practice squad.

Those six are DE Ronald Flemons , T Tony Pape , DB Ricky Sharpe, G Jamil Soriano and LB Winston Taylor.

The other three players signed Tuesday were long-snapper William Delahoussaye, WR James Newson and DE Matt Walter. Delahoussaye was in Dolphins training camp last summer; Newson was in Dallas' camp; while Walters was with the Jets.

Incidentally, one of the two players who ended the season on the Miami practice squad but were not signed Tuesday was 2003 fifth-round pick J.R. Tolver.

I am excited to report this, because I am hoping that this is a beginning of a overhaul of this team. Saban seems to be comfortable already, but only time will tell if he is the coach that he has been made out to be. There has not been any Ricki news latley, and the fact of the matter is that even if the does come back, he will be looked down on by everyone in the league, and probably spark a controversy. So lets keep our eyes and ears open, and who knows what could happen with the Dolphins next.