Welcome to FinHeaven Fans Forums! We're glad to have you here. Please feel free to browse the forum. We'd like to invite you to join our community; doing so will enable you to view additional forums and post with our other members.



VIP Members don't see these ads. Join VIP Now
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37

Thread: Dolphins RB Thigpen eager to show what he can do

  1. -1
    DKphin's Avatar
    FinHeaven VIP

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Aug 2008
    Posts:
    6,837
    vCash:
    10905
    Loc:
    Off the shoulder of Orion
    Thanks / No Thanks

    Dolphins RB Thigpen eager to show what he can do

    I have my doubts. Without a OL to block for him, I do not see him doing alot.
    DAVIE, Fla. -- When Arian Foster made his NFL breakthrough in 2010, Marcus Thigpen took note, confident he could make a big splash himself if given an opportunity.

    That chance will likely come Sunday, when Thigpen assumes a more prominent role with the Miami Dolphins in their road game against the New York Jets.
    With running back Daniel Thomas sidelined because of a sprained ankle, Thigpen has been promoted to the backup spot behind starter Lamar Miller. That likely means significant playing time for Thigpen, a second-year pro who has excelled as a kick returner but has only three career carries.
    "I always had the idea that if I could get the opportunity to go out there and showcase my talents, I could shock the coaches," Thigpen said. "They don't know what I can do, because I haven't been in this position. Once they can give me the opportunity, I can definitely show them."
    Including runbacks, Thigpen has had five gains of 50 yards or more in his brief career, which underscores his breakaway ability.
    "Marcus is a talented guy," quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Wednesday. "We've all seen his speed flash at certain times on special teams. He's a weapon we can use in this offense. It's going to be exciting to see what he can bring to the table."
    "It happens all the time," Taylor said. "It's not an exact science and personnel guys aren't the end-all, be-all. " Jason Taylor,2011
    Quote Quote  

  2. -2
    Despacio's Avatar
    Pro Bowler

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jun 2004
    Posts:
    3,716
    vCash:
    7216
    Loc:
    Arizona
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Not even Barry Sanders could excel when there are zero holes. But I hope he finds a way.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    Marino.... Huard, Feidler, Lucas, Griese, Rosenfels, Feeley, Frerrote, Green, Culpepper, Harrington, Lemon, Beck, Thigpen, Pennington, Henne, Moore... Tannehill.

    'Bout damn time!
    Quote Quote  

  3. -3
    Fintastic2124's Avatar
    Pro Bowler

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Apr 2010
    Posts:
    1,391
    vCash:
    2281
    Thanks / No Thanks
    His only chance to make a splash in this offense is to catch passes.
    Prov 3:6
    : in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
    Quote Quote  

  4. -4
    Seasoned Veteran

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Nov 2009
    Posts:
    622
    vCash:
    3094
    Thanks / No Thanks
    With his speed there's always a chance he can break one, but with his size there's also a chance he'll get stopped for a loss. I'm guessing the chances of the latter are significantly higher than the former...
    Quote Quote  

  5. -5
    artdnj's Avatar
    Rookie

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Dec 2004
    Posts:
    898
    vCash:
    5875
    Thanks / No Thanks
    If it means he stops fielding punts and kicks I'm all for it.
    24/7 365 day a year #1 Phinatic
    Quote Quote  

  6. -6
    Seasoned Veteran

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Nov 2009
    Posts:
    622
    vCash:
    3094
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Btw, I've said this before and I'll say it again, having watched Thigpen in the CFL, he is just an inconsistent ballplayer. He can do it all, and he can do it well, but he can't seem to do it for very long. His stints at WR with Hamilton were marred by dropped balls, and when he played RB you always knew he was one big hit away from coughing it up. He was a scary player whether you were playing against him or with him.
    Quote Quote  

  7. -7
    LANGER72's Avatar
    Hall Of Famer

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Nov 2006
    Posts:
    8,101
    vCash:
    22114
    Loc:
    Munchkin Land / Emerald C
    Thanks / No Thanks
    I guess my biggest concern would be him fumbling. He should be given carries, but he needs to be reminded to secure the ball.
    Quote Quote  

  8. -8
    FinHeaven VIP

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Mar 2006
    Posts:
    1,849
    vCash:
    3427
    Thanks / No Thanks
    This is so much BS. Thigpen has a chance to make a difference on every punt return -- and he's not only not made a difference, he's hurt the team by becoming a non-factor in the return game. His short space explosiveness is non-existent. Either he has an injury no one knows about or he's tapped out his talent as a KR/PR -- and most likely WR, based on the non-talent shown so far this year in the return game.

    LD
    Quote Quote  

  9. -9
    dlockz's Avatar
    Hall Of Famer

    Status:
    Online
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Sep 2004
    Posts:
    31,964
    vCash:
    26831
    Loc:
    Tampa Fl
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Blog Entries:
    1
    Thigpen is not an NFL runningback. He would do some nice things catching of backfield but no dont even mention Foster with him.
    When Death Smiles Upon You the Infantryman smiles back
    Quote Quote  

  10. -10
    Starter

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jan 2008
    Posts:
    2,881
    vCash:
    8351
    Thanks / No Thanks
    He could have success if used properly, I think he should be used more on third downs and late in games when we are playing catch up.....he has good vision, good speed and can break tackles....looking forward to his chance to get more reps on sunday
    Quote Quote  

Similar Threads

  1. Miami Dolphins' Matt Roth says he's healthy, eager to return
    By WhatsUp in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-15-2009, 08:15 AM
  2. Miami Dolphins' Matt Roth says he's healthy, eager to return
    By jim1 in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-14-2009, 05:58 PM
  3. Dolphins' QB Chad Henne eager to redeem himself
    By BAMAPHIN 22 in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 09-03-2009, 08:27 AM
  4. Feeley eager to make first start for Dolphins
    By BAMAPHIN 22 in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-16-2004, 04:43 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-06-2003, 03:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •