After an offseason spending spree, expectations are aplenty for the Miami Dolphins. Expectations to finish the regular season with a winning record for the first time in five years, to end the playoff drought and to win their first playoff game since 2000. Despite the high standards set for this team as a whole, the greatest individual expectaions arguably rest on the shoulders of second year tailback Lamar Miller.
A fourth round pick in 2012, Miller will likely be counted on to carry the load out of the Dolphins backfield. However, after a small sample size as a backup last season, are the expectations for Miller warranted?
While Reggie Bush was the featured back, it was Lamar Miller who led the team with an average of 4.9 yards per attempt. The Dolphins coaching staff will be hoping for this to continue to in 2013, but this number is deceiving considering that Miller only carried the ball 51 times a year ago.
No second year back has been hyped more than Lamar Miller even though he only ranked 10 amongst rookies in rushing yards last season. Despite his mediocre stats, in limited playing time, Miller flashed explosiveness and big-play potential. As a result, he has been the subject of praise from his coaching staff, players, as well as the national media.no comments