If the Dolphins’ rookies can move the ball as well as they move a boat, Dennis Hickey picked a darn good draft class.
It took 14 of those first-year players working in concert to get Roger Carter’s old motorboat into a dumpster Wednesday afternoon — an early indication that teamwork won’t be an issue with this group.
“Can’t let it be like the Titanic,” one of those brand new Dolphins quipped.
So far, the sailing has been smooth. Just a few days on the job, these young players have already fulfilled a major occupational requirement: community engagement.
On Wednesday, they were in Fort Lauderdale, beautifying Carter’s home of more than three decades.
Working in conjunction with the nonprofit Rebuilding Together, they pulled weeds, laid mulch, cleared debris and, yes, moved an old sport boat.
“Hallelujah!” shouted Carter, who’s also a minister. “Frankly I want to tell you I’m overwhelmed, overjoyed, because things are good and getting better all the time.”