Miami Dolphins aren’t interested in Willis McGahee

June 11, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) during mini camp drills at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins aren’t interested in adding fromer Miami Hurricanes stand out, running back Willis McGahee. The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero writes: “I’m told by a source the Dolphins have so far shown no interest in McGahee, who worked out for the Giants this week.”

In fact the Dolphins haven’t really explored adding any other running backs after their dreadful rushing performance in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns. The Dolphins running backs combined for 17 yards. That is right, 17 yards. Total. In the whole game.

It wasn’t for a lack of carries, the backs got a combined 18 carries. Lamar Miller got 10 of those and managed to only gain 3 yards on the ground. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill who was described as fast this offseason also gained 3 yards off of 5 carries.

Not so surprisingly, that 20 yard mark is dead last in the NFL so far. Adding a veteran and serviceable back like Willis McGahee would seem like a good move to improve the offense. It also would come across as a bit of panic move.

McGahee showed he could still be effective last season for the Denver Broncos. He carried the ball 167 times for 731 yards, an average of 4.4 yards per carry and he found the end zone 4 times.

Topics: Miami Dolphins, Willis McGahee

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  • Pygskyn

    Adrian Peterson would have had a hard time gaining yards last week. Every time a back touched the ball he was face to face with half of the Browns defense. This isn’t a RB issue, it’s an OG issue.

    • gozz

      takes time for OL to gel together. new LT and new RT also J Jerry sat out all off season. give them a few weeks and miami will be fine. you have to love the NY media in miami trying to bash this team 24/7

      • Pygskyn

        Maybe my comment was a touch bit harsh. But the point I was trying to make still stands that the issue was due to the blocking and that changing the RB wouldn’t have had any appreciable affect. I just got done arguing with some moron that claimed the whole problem was because we got rid of Reggie. I liked him as much as anybody, but he didn’t fit our offense and wouldn’t have had a single yard more than Miller and Thomas did in the same situation.

        I do hope that they gel as a line and improve soon (they had better because it’s going to be a long season if they don’t) because the schedule doesn’t get any easier for a while.

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