In his second NFL season, Dolphins tailback Lamar Miller started 15 games and led the club in rushing.
Now, Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin wants to see more big plays from the Miami (Fla.) product, Philbin told reporters on Tuesday morning, according to the Miami Herald‘s Armando Salguero.
“There was definitely development. As we look to Year Three, we want a couple of more explosive runs,” Philbin said Tuesday, according to the Herald. “I think his pass protection improved but there’s still room for improvement there as well. I think he can do all three (things) you want a running back to do. He’s got good running skill, he can pass protect, he can catch the ball.”
The 23-year-old Miller, who’s known for his speed, had four rushes of 20 yards or more in 177 attempts last season. Overall, Miller gained four yards per carry.
According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, Philbin indicated that Miller remains the starter, though the club is open to adding a running back for depth.