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Didn't we hear this same exact thing last year? That's what got us excited about him .... again.
Joe Schad wrote:
According to Dolphins coach Adam Gase, Parker’s offseason is off to a very good start.
“He’s done a great job so far this offseason,” Gase told The Audible, a Miami Dolphins podcast. “He’s really been one of the guys that has tried to do things on his own. He doesn’t need someone to hold his hand and take him here and say eat like this and do this. He’s doing things on his own. And that comes with maturity, too. He was drafted young. And he’s been doing it now. This is his fourth season. Sometimes it takes a second to say OK I know how to do this. And I’ve been doing it. And I don’t need someone to tell me I need to do this. He is doing things on his own. And trying to find ways to get better on the field. I think he has more of a purpose when he comes out on the field.”
Parker has begun to realize that doing only what is assigned — on and off the field — will not allow him to fulfill his potential.
Gase contends Parker’s biggest issue has been injuries. Gase says Parker was poised to break out last season.