|09-01-2012, 01:15 PM||#1|
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Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas Embarrassed By 'Hard Knocks' Scolding
After Daniel Thomas endured a public scolding on last week's episode of "Hard Knocks," the Miami Dolphins running back admits the televised dressing down put him on high alert.
Thomas was late for a team flight and a subsequent weightlifting session, prompting coach Joe Philbin to summon the second-year player to his office, a room bathing in HBO surveillance equipment.
"I'm getting queasy about you," Philbin told a deer-in-the-headlights Thomas. "You have to take responsibility for your own career. I don't want to have to talk to you again."
Thomas told The Miami Herald the incident "was embarrassing because I never got in trouble before. Everybody saw it. People started texting me. I told my mom, 'If you see me on 'Hard Knocks,' don't be surprised.' You don't want to give them a reason to get rid of you."
Thomas told the newspaper he was delayed for the flight because road construction forced him down an alternate route, basically, he got lost (normal people problems).
For the record, Thomas arrived an hour early to Friday's practice and Philbin -- who consistently dresses like a man involved a pickup basketball game on this show -- has put the matter behind him.
"Some guys need a reminder," Philbin said. "You owe it to them to sit with them face to face and tell them instead of (saying), 'Thomas was late, that no-good son-of-a-gun,' and whining to his position coach. You should address it with the player and see if it changes. Hopefully, it will."
Last edited by Sweets; 09-04-2012 at 09:52 AM.
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