Reed Sawyer: Kim, the Dolphins are my favorite team but last year it seemed as if their running and passing games were not as explosive as some other teams in the AFC. What steps has the team taken to remedy that?
Kim Bokamper: I think the first step they took was taking Mike Pouncey in the draft. Making the offensive line better will make the whole offense better. I’d also expect Brandon Marshall to be a bit more comfortable with Chad Henne and I think Chad is going to try and stretch the field a little. They’ve brought in a coordinator and players that should be able to fix their ills, now it’s just time to produce.
Joe Noto, Jr.: Do you think the Dolphins would consider taking back Jason Taylor after all the successful years he had in Miami?
Kim Bokamper: You know, with JT…you look at what he did the last three years (15). Last year, he had five sacks, which is more than anyone on the Dolphins outside of Cameron Wake, so you have to at least think about it. That said, with all the young talent on this Dolphins’ defense, you’d hate to impede their growth. So I think Jason’s times with the Fins have probably come and gone.
Carlos Avila: Hey Kim…in my humble opinion Tyler Thigpen has a great arm and accuracy. What’s the chance that he’ll get a shot?
Kim Bokamper: To me, Tyler Thigpen is a back-up quarterback; a third string quarterback. Unfortunately, if you’ve got to play with Tyler Thigpen, I think you’re just playing out your schedule.
Kris Musgrove: Do you think Chad Henne is our true leader?
Kim Bokamper: I think Chad’s gone a long way into making himself a leader on this football team. He’s taken control of these off-season workouts and really molded himself into a leader. Now’s the hard part, though, because he’s got to get out on the field and produce. You can’t be a leader unless you make plays, and he’s got to be productive. The more he is, the more he can make that huddle his own.
Cesar Rodriguez: KB, what ever happened to AJ Duhe?
Kim Bokamper: Yeah, AJ’s still in town, saw him recently. He’s in good health and enjoying his family.
Vicki Vazquez: What was your all-time favorite moment as a Dolphin?
Kim Bokamper: Beating the NY Jets in the AFC Championship game to get our first trip to the Super Bowl. In any game, there comes a point when you know you’ve either won or lost and when I knew we had that game won, that was the highlight of my NFL career.
Lorrie Metz-Amato & Charles Vickers both had very nice things to say about Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill…
Kim Bokamper: Thank you both, I appreciate that. We try and make it a warm place for our customers, give our fans a great experience, and try to make sure that the service is as good as it can be. We really pride ourselves on having good food but with prices that are very value oriented.
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