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."