It is no secret that the Miami Dolphins need a big, powerful running back behind Lamar Miller to offer a change of pace during games and also to get the tough yards when it matters the most. Unfortunately, there were too many times during the 2014 season where the Dolphins couldn't convert in short yardage situations because they weren't able to pound the rock through the offensive line. While the Dolphins did have Knowshon Moreno, it's important to note that he only played in three games before getting injured against the Green Bay Packers.
The Dolphins will likely move on from Moreno, who signed a one-year deal last season. His injury history is just too risky for the Dolphins to rely on and instead, they will either shift their focus to free agency or the draft. There are several options available in free agency such as Frank Gore, Mark Ingram, Roy Helu and other powerful backs. However, there is also a lot of great talent in the upcoming draft.
On Sunday afternoon, we asked our Twitter followers what the Dolphins should do to address the situation. Here are some of the responses we received.
In addition to the Dolphins front office, it appears that fans have moved on from Moreno as well. It will be interesting to see what the Dolphins do with this situation. I personally love Frank Gore not only because of his ability to get the tough yards, but also because of the much needed leadership he will bring to the Dolphins on and off the field. If they don't go after Gore or another powerful back in free agency, watch out for David Cobb or someone similar in the middle rounds of the draft.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs