MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins offense took a big step forward in 2014 under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had his best season as a pro and the Dolphins brass went into the offseason with a plan to upgrade the team’s receiving options.
Miami cut ties with Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Charles Clay as the team looked to bring in players that better complimented Tannehill’s skillset and Lazor’s coaching style.
Along with the Dolphins’ 2014 second round pick Jarvis Landry, the team added wide receiver DeVante Parker in the first round of this year’s draft and signed Greg Jennings as a free agent, but there was still an element missing.
Miami needed a speedy deep threat so they made a trade with the New Orleans Saints, sending linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to the big easy in exchange for third-year wideout Kenny Stills.
CBS4 Sports anchor Jim Berry caught up with Stills to talk about his love for art and the game of football.
Jim and Kenny talked at Perez Art Museum in Miami.
“Love art, can’t draw,” Stills said with a smile. “I have a huge passion for letting other people draw me, that’s where we get all the tattoos. My passion for design came from clothes and putting on clothes on. Loving to like look good, looking good, feeling good, that whole idea.”
Still also talked about the expectations for the Dolphins this year as the team appears poised to end its long playoff drought.
“It’s just tells us and shows us that all the pieces are in place, we know that we have a ton of talent and we know that the expectations are high, but if we don’t put the work in, we can’t win,” he said.
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