Darren Sproles Might Be The Best Option For The Miami Dolphins

I have noticed a lot of buzz recently regarding Reggie Bush and the Miami Dolphins.

Now, I wouldn't mind having Bush come to the Miami Dolphins, but I don't feel like he would be the best option for Miami. In my opinion, Darren Sproles would be the better choice than Bush for one reason:


Reggie Bush is injured way too frequently. The last time he played a full season was his rookie year in 2006. Sproles has played in all 16 games in each of the past three seasons, and in both 2005 and 2007 seasons he played in 15 games.

Sproles could be a great compliment to Daniel Thomas. He is great catching the football out of the backfield, and he is a small target, which makes him harder to bring down. He is a little smaller than Danny Woodhead of the Patriots, and he caught more receptions for more yards than Woodhead.

Sproles' quickness and receiving ability paired with Thomas' power running style could be a dangerous one-two punch that defenses won't enjoy preparing for. If you want to take some of the pressure off of your quarterback, get him a running back that can break it for a big play at any time off of a short dump off pass. If your quarterback knows that he has a back that can catch the ball really well out of the backfield, then he can be more at ease.

There are so many different things that you can do with a pass-catching back like Darren Sproles. Sure you could do similar things with Reggie Bush, but you won't have him for all 16 games. You know you can rely on Sproles to be healthy and active.

Another great part about Sproles is that he would be very cheap to sign. He isn't a top NFL running back. He is a great complimentary player, but backups obviously don't get paid like starters do.

Now, it's time for you to let me know if there is anyone you would rather have over Sproles, all things considered.

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