Williams still shows plenty of talent

It's still unclear what the Dolphins will get from Ricky Williams, but one thing is certain: He still has plenty of talent.

Updated: July 29, 2005, 3:14 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
DAVIE, Fla. -- Here are five observations on the Miami Dolphins, based on the July 26-27 practices:

Against our better judgment, and because we know the hot-button topic is the guy with the dreadlocks and not the coach with the dreaded stare, we'll address first the prodigal tailback instead of the man who will really determine the direction of the Miami Dolphins' future. Truth be told, maybe it's better to get the topic of Ricky Williams out of the way first, in case he lapses back into reefer madness and bolts again. Our guess is Nick Saban, even now that he knows the enormity of the task in front of him, isn't about to run off to a third-world country. He may retreat into Georgia's mountains, but not some lean-to in say, Nepal.