Miller ready to carry Dolphins running game

Former Canes running back ready to lead


DAVIE, Fla. – Lamar Miller is ready to enter the season as the Dolphins primary running back.

The former University of Miami star averaged more than 5-yards per carry last season and rushed for more than 1,000 yards.

Miller said Thursday that his leadership is done quietly: "I'm the type of person that tries to lead by example.  I really don't talk too much.  I talk to running backs, but, as a team, I'm not the type of person who gets up and speaks.  I just try to lead by example."

Even though he's clearly the Dolphins number one guy, Miller said "I still have the same mindset as I had as a rookie.  I just come out here every day and just try to get better, compete with the younger guys.  I'm the veteran in the group now.  I just try to push everybody, so when that guy gets that opportunity he'll take advantage of it."

Miler averaged just 14 carries a game last season.

He said Thursday that he'd like to carry the ball more, "Yeah, of course.  I feel like I can carry the ball as much as the coaches want me to.  Whatever the coach calls, I'm willing to do anything to help this team win."

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