DAVIE, Fla. Reality has set in for the Miami Dolphins, who are 4-6 and riding a three-game losing streak.
Barring a miracle turnaround, this season will not be about fighting for a playoff berth in Year No. 1 under Joe Philbin. Its about building a foundation and finding players who can make a difference.
Enter Marcus Thigpen.
The former Indiana running back already has found a place in team history. Hes the first Dolphin to score a touchdown on both a punt return and kick return in the same season.
Philbin knows how such exploits can affect opposing coaches and players.
It definitely doesnt make you feel comfortable, thats for sure, the Dolphins head coach said. Special teams has more and more and more a weapon in this league. If you have an excellent return guy, its something were going to spend some our time on.
Thats good news for Thigpen.
I love it, Thigpen said this week about his returning role. Its something Ive been doing for a long time. Its like I got a knack for ...