Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead speaks on the team, expectations for the season, the atmosphere around the locker room, and the infamous butt punt.
Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead knows a thing or two about competing for championships. Along with being a Superbowl champion with the Saints, he was also part of a team that was in the talks of championship contention every year.
As many Dolphins fans know, Miami has not won a playoff game in 22 years. Thomas Morstead sat down with Juan Vasquez from PhinPhanatic to discuss his time in Miami:
Vasquez: When you signed with Miami, did you expect to be playing for a possible Superbowl contender?
"Morstead: It’s certainly one of the reasons why I’m here, because I thought this chance could come together and make a run. Time will tell, but it’s exciting to be a part of it for sure."
Vasquez: With the Saints, it truly felt like you all were a Superbowl favorite almost every year, what was that feeling like? And do you get a similar feeling with how Miami is performing right now?
"Morstead: The expectations were always high throughout my career there, it’s no different here…” “When you ask ‘is it similar?’ I think everyone here has the highest expectations so I guess in that way it does feel similar, and like I said it’s exciting to be a part of, especially when you know you have a chance to win every week."
Vasquez: Terron Armstead is also in town, how has it been for you guys to take on that role of a veteran and a leader, especially being new to the locker room?
"Morstead: It’s different when you’re coming from the outside, but it’s no different from the standpoint of no matter what locker room I’ve been in I’ve tried to be a leader for the young players for a long time. Same with Terron [Armstead] we get to talk on the daily, it’s nice having familiarity with somebody when you come in the building so I’ve enjoyed it for sure."
“T. Stead” is a nickname that both Terron Armstead and Thomas Morstead have been trying to make their own for a while, the story of how it came about is pretty interesting: