You likely thought we had heard the end of the Jonathan Martin saga. I wish that were true. So do the Miami Dolphins. Yesterday the team added a couple of new faces to their staff. Former Toys R Us and Target executive Dan Caspersen has been hired to in human resources and Joe Cicini has been hired to head up the teams security force. On the surface it seems like normal moves but the Dolphins also moved legal affairs specialist Brandon Shore to the training facility. Shore will have a huge presence in the locker room.
The idea is that by having a dedicated person available to the teams players, incidents that occurred last season and before will be curtailed. The idea is to give the players someone to go to if there is a problem. Initially it may be viewed from within as a “big brother is watching” type of situation. In reality it’s probably a good move for a team that needs absolutely no trouble this season.
With team off-season workouts starting yesterday, it’s the first time since seasons end and the Ted Wells report that the Dolphins have been back together in their locker room.