Sports Illustrated ranks Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller as the seventh best in the NFL at his position
We here at the Toro Times have often questioned the Miami Dolphins usage of running back Lamar Miller. It always felt like when they gave him the ball a lot, they would win. When they didn’t, they would lose.
Seems like they should have given him the ball right? Well, they often didn’t and thanks to their lack of dedication to the run game, Miller decided to head elsewhere in free agency. Plenty of teams were interested but it was the Houston Texans that won his services.
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Fans should have already been excited about his addition because Miller has been a consistent runner whenever given the chance. He’s been so good that Sports Illustrated even recently ranked him as the seventh best running back in the NFL even though he not only recently switched teams, but also has only topped the 1,000 yard mark once in his career.
"Miller was pushed under the radar last season due to the Dolphins’ puzzling and at times inexplicable abandonment of the run game. He had no shortage of suitors when he hit free agency, and after signing with Houston, he’s primed to blow past his previous career highs (1,099 yards, eight touchdowns). The 25-year-old with quick feet and wheels can be a game breaker—he has TDs of 97, 85 and 54 yards in his career, the last on that list as a receiver; he can be a high-volume ball carrier, when given the opportunity. Houston so badly wanted him because he can move east-west and then explode through a hole (even if that east-west movement costs him on occasion)."
Coming off a season where none of their featured backs averaged more than 3.8 yards per carry, the Texans surely hope Miller can live up to this ranking.