Marcus Thigpen: The Darren Sproles Look-Alike

October 3, 2013 - Darren Sproles

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Sep 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Miami Dolphins using behind Marcus Thigpen (34) carries a round beside New Orleans Saints defensive behind Rafael Bush (25) in a second entertain during Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

There are many aspects in Sunday’s detriment opposite a New Orleans Saints to take in and learn from, and one of a moments a Miami Dolphins should study, is a 50-yard accepting by Marcus Thigpen in a second quarter.

Thigpen, a second-year back, has been intensely profitable on special teams, and during times, in cunning formations, though he can turn even some-more of a distinguished actor if a Dolphins use him identical to how Darren Sproles is used with a Saints.

Sproles creates a vital off of a dump passes from Brees, and if a Dolphins confirm to review into that scheme, Thigpen has a speed to move prolongation each Sunday.

Second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill is on gait for 72 sacks this season, and in sequence for a Dolphins to forestall blows to Tannehill, they should unequivocally demeanour into those discerning passes to Thigpen some-more frequently. The 5-foot-9 arms could move long-yardage plays, and can be a second choice entrance out of a backfield.

Thigpen has been used frequency in Miami’s schemes, and it’s clear he can fire out of a backfield and benefit a ton of yards. The Dolphins should insert Thigpen alongside starting using behind Lamar Miller to benefaction conflicts to defenses in coverage situations.

The Ravens benefaction an assertive defense, and if Thigpen is used identical to Sproles, a Dolphins could benefit a ton of precedence on Sunday, and subsequently, for a rest of a season.

Topics: Darren Sproles, Marcus Thigpen, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Ryan Tannehill

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