Lamar Miller has won the starting tailback job in Miami. But that doesn’t mean he’ll be the full-time workhorse. Then again, it doesn’t mean he won’t be.
Either way, Miller currently doesn’t know how much he’ll be getting the ball.
“They haven’t told us anything yet so I’m not sure yet,” Miller told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN regarding the team’s plan for carving up the touches.
“That’s the Coach’s decision,” Miller added. “I’m just trying to do everything to help this team win and when I get the opportunity to put the ball in my hands, I’m just trying to make plays for the offense and for this team.”
Last year, Coach Joe Philbin’s decision included inviting NFL Films to camp, for Hard Knocks. Miller is glad that Philbin decided not to do it again.
“With Hard Knocks, the little things that you do, they’re taping it and making sure they’re on you,” Miller said. “Without Hard Knocks it’s just like a regular basis. So, I like it without the cameras.”
There will be more cameras and other attention on Miller and the Dolphins if he can develop into a great running back, and if the Dolphins can develop into a great team. The process begins on Sunday at Cleveland.