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Dolphins’ Philbin: Lamar Miller must break more tackles

The Miami Dolphins brought in Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno to bolster their run game. That might mean Lamar Miller will fall on the depth chart, though he’ll get an opportunity to compete for the starting job.

If he wants to keep the starting job, head coach Joe Philbin knows exactly what he needs to see from Miller.

“We’ve got to break more tackles. I may have been guilty of overcoaching, harping on the ball security issue,” Philbin said of Miller, via The Miami Herald. “He really did a good job of that. At some point, running backs need to break tackles.

“It’s not that he didn’t break any. But he’s got to break some more. There is room that we could potentially utilize him more (as a pass receiver). He has good natural hands, good speed.”

Miller had 709 yards rushing on 177 carries and two touchdowns.

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  • DragonFly34

    Miller, and I hate to break this to Philbin, is not a tackle breaking running back. Miller is supposed to be quick, agile and able to run around, dodge, juke tacklers. I don’t see the quickness or juking ability, and I don’t see coaching ability in Philbin,,,,,remember the last two games of this past season, not exactly what Philbin had in mind,,,but then again no one knows what was in his mind,,,I don’t believe it was winning.