Monday, July 18, 2016

Welcome to Miami, Arian Foster!

So, in a move I thought was necessary, MY Miami Dolphins bring in a proven, veteran running back, and sign Arian Foster to a one year deal.

Apparently Foster is healthy and ready to play. Miami brings him back in, and makes sure he doesn't leave without a signed contract! Great move Miami!

There is no denying that when he is healthy, he is a game changer! He has the skillset to be the do-it-all, 3 down back Gase has repeatedly said he wants from theRB position. He runs with speed, power, and elusiveness, and he's a good blocker from the RB position. He also brings the hands and route running ability to make him a dangerous threat coming out of the backfield!

His injury history is, and should be a concern for the Dolphins. But he will not be asked to carry the entire load for the Phins. He will bring his tremendous skillset with him, and it will be on full display, however, his athleticism, running, and receiving abilities are not the only reasons he was brought in. He is also here to provide leadership and experience to backfield devoid of both. He will get his share of carries, if not the majority, but he will not be a "bell-cow" for Gase. He will share carries with Ajayi, and even surrender a few to Drake as well. This will limit his opportunities for injury, keep him fresh, and also help get Ajayi another year of experience, working behind and learning from, a 4-time Pro-Bowler, and the 2010 NFL Rushing Leader.

If he can avoid injury, and hasn't been slowed to much by his Achilles tear, he is exactly what Gase and the Miami Dolphins want from a RB, at a position that was very much a need!

I haven't seen the contract details yet, but on a one year deal, I don't care if they had to overpay him to keep him from heading off to Detroit. This was a move that had to be made, and My Miami Dolphin locked him up for 2016!

Whatever happens, for as long as he can stay on the field, it's going to be exciting!

PHINS UP!

  
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good analysis. just hope he physically can do it - that is a tough injury - twas what really brought down Marino

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good analysis. just hope he physically can do it - that is a tough injury - twas what really brought down Marino

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Thanks William! I guess there's really only two questions surrounding him... Will the affects of the injury linger and hurt his performance, and can he avoid another, different injury? It has dogged him his entire career. No denying his ability though, and I'll take him as long as he can go!

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Foster is exactly the missing piece to our running game...I like this move,he's proven he can carry the load and I think Gase knows just how to use him...this was an outstanding move for the Dolphins...

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Foster is exactly the missing piece to our running game...I like this move,he's proven he can carry the load and I think Gase knows just how to use him...this was an outstanding move for the Dolphins...

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Foster is exactly the missing piece to our running game...I like this move,he's proven he can carry the load and I think Gase knows just how to use him...this was an outstanding move for the Dolphins...

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Absolutely Dan... Great move! But I don't think we need him to "carry the load", and that would be a mistake. You can keep him fresh by splitting carries with Ajayi, that will lessen his injury risk, and get the most out of this soon to be 30 year old, when he does get his opportunities!
Phins up Dan!

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He is a stiff, and an atheist. He will fail.

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He may fail if he's a stiff, but being an atheist probably doesn't effect his running ability.

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Wonder if or how much of contract is guaranteed. Hopefully just signed him for veteran minimum. Detroit didn't need him. That was smoke screen. They got Theo Riddick on last year of rookie contract and have to lock him down.

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Wonder if or how much of contract is guaranteed. Hopefully just signed him for veteran minimum. Detroit didn't need him. That was smoke screen. They got Theo Riddick on last year of rookie contract and have to lock him down.

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Character issue Harry, the guy is a flake.

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Who? The guy who thinks being an atheist impacts ones ability to carry a football, or the guy who's carrying the football? If it's the guy who carries the rock, how does being an atheist translate to being a flake? It seems like a non sequitur.

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My bad, I forgot this was a sports blog conversation and would rapidly deteriorate to inanity.