Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Who is Chad Bumphis?

Who is this new guy playing wide out for the Miami Dolphins? Chad Bumphis came out of no where last Sunday against the Cowboys catching a game best 5 receptions for 85 yards. Bumphis is not known for his size or speed but he makes up for it by getting open. The 5 foot 9 receiver weighs a little over 200 pounds and is best known for his ability to play the slot as he did so in college. Bellow is a video showing you some highlights against LSU and Texas A&M, two good teams who possess 2 good defenses. 
But how is this guy making a splash if he didn't even get invited to the combine and went undrafted? One thing Dolphin fans can relate him a little to is Davone Bess, who is undersized, didn't possess top speed, and went undrafted. However both possess that ability to run nice routes to get open. Will he become a starter? Probably not. He might even get cut who knows since he did cost the Dolphins a TD by dropping a pass that led to a Dallas TD. But the Dolphins need a 4th receiver with Wallace, Hartline, and Gibson securing the top 3 spots in that order. Today in practice he was promoted to the second string and showed the coaches they made the right choice by beating starting CB Brent Grimes for a 50 yard touchdown.
We all love the story of the underdog. The one no one expects to do anything and comes out of now where.This is a player Dolphins fans need to keep their eye on, I know I for sure am. I'll be rooting for him, he has earned my respect by working hard even when so many have counted him out. 

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Nice story Richard

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Thank you! You have done a great job writing for the site as well, I always look forward to your posts