The Daily Take will be posted every weekday at 3 p.m. and will offer our opinion on a pertinent topic involving the Dolphins. Today we discuss how to best use Ricky Williams in 2003.

After Ricky Williams' magical season of 2002, it's ging to be interesting to see what he can do for an encore this fall.

It also will be interesting to see exactly how the Dolphins will use him in the 2003 season. Logic would seem to indicate that Williams will stay in the game on third down from the start of the season, something that didn't happen until late in the 2002 season.

It's a tricky situation, really. On the one hand, you want to put the ball in the hands of Williams, easily the Dolphins' best offensive player, as often as possible. On the other hand, you don't want to overuse him to the point where he has nothing left down the stretch.

So finding a middle ground is a big job for offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

In fact, finding the exact amount of touches and plays to give Williams just might be Turner's most important assignments this fall. More important than finding another receiving option. More important than finding a quality backup quarterback.

Because, let's not kid ourselves, the Dolphins offense will continue to go only as far as Williams carries it. So he needs to be handled very carefully.

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