Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) runs past Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) in the second half of a game at Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins: ‘Lamar Miller needs to be more physical’


When the Miami Dolphins let Reggie Bush leave after two successful seasons on South Beach it meant Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas would be in line for an increased workload with Miller viewed as a potential breakout star in his second season out of Miami.

709 yards and two touchdowns later and the Dolphins may be second-guessing themselves for letting Bush walk as a free agent because he didn’t have the physicality the team desired. According to the Miami Herald a team staffer isn’t sold on the duo and may consider adding a back in the draft of free agency.

“They’re a good complement to each other, and we like Miller’s speed and explosiveness,” the Dolphins staffer said. “Miller has the higher ceiling, but you wish he ran with a more physical [style]. And both have to improve as blockers.”

LeGarrette Blount could be the physical back the team desires if they can come to terms with the New England Patriots running back who had a comeback season in 2013 or the team could draft Carlos Hyde or Jeremy Hill who possess a great deal of physicality and power at more than 230-pounds.

Tags: Carlos Hyde Daniel Thomas Jeremy Hill Lamar Miller LeGarrette Blount Miami Dolphins

  • Paulmatthew22

    If they bring back Danielle Thomas I’ll puke

  • Bill Stowers

    Ahmad bradshaw could be an interesting option as the colts probably wont resign him. Or id love lagarette blount