The Miami Dolphins had the 26th ranked rushing attack in the NFL last season.
Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas received the majority of work carrying the football for the Dolphins with Miller starting 15 games on the year. Miller showed flashes of strong play at times but the rushing game was never consistent for the Dolphins.
However, at least one member of the Dolphins wants to see more from Miller on the field.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, a Dolphins’ staffer critiqued the play of both Miller and Thomas this year and pointed to a specific aspect of Miller’s game he would like to see an improvement in.
“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.”
Miller posted just one 100-yard rushing performance on the season. However, he did rush for at least 4.5-yards per carry in five of Miami’s first seven games before struggling to find similar production late in the year.
With the lack of consistency in the running game, it appears likely the Dolphins will look to add to the running back position either through free agency or the draft.