From a pure talent standpoint, there really isn’t much argument as to who should be the Miami Dolphins starting running back.
Lamar Miller has outshined Daniel Thomas in just about every aspect this preseason, but the Dolphins’ front office (namely general manager Jeff Ireland) have been consistent in their approach to get Thomas a near equal run.
That could be coming to an end though as the Miami Herald is reporting that Miller has all but sewn up the starting running back job:
So the Dolphins lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 17-16. They’re 1-3 this preseason.
So, of course, they believe they’re ready for the regular season.
“Yeah, I’m ready,” running back Lamar Miller said. “I just feel like I’m ready. I can help this team win. I’m ready.”
He should feel ready because Miller thinks he won the starting running back job Saturday night.
“I do feel like I won the job,” he said.
Miller gained 35 yards on eight carries. That’s a 4.4 average. It included a 20-yard run. With Daniel Thomas gaining 3 yards on seven carries — a 0.4 yard per carry average — I do not disagree.
Lamar Miller is your starting running back.