Lamar Miller credits his hot streak to more touches
Oct/27/15 12:30 AM Filed in: Lamar Miller
Lamar Miller's workload has increased since Joe Philbin was given his walking papers and the running back hasn't disappointed.
Miller continued his hot streak under Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell by exploding for 236 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 44-26 victory against the Texans on Sunday.
Miller never received more than 15 touches the first four games of the season; with Campbell, the versatile back got the rock 21 times versus the Titans and another 17 times against the Texans.
"Earlier in the year, I was worried about how many opportunities I was going to get," said Miller, per the Miami Herald. "I wasn't getting the ball that much. So every time I got it I was trying to make a big play, and I wasn't reading my keys."
Miller's damage on the Texans could have been a lot worse if the back didn't sit out the second half.
The fourth-year back credited his offensive line for providing the holes against J.J. Watt and Co., but Miller's vision and speed took advantage of the openings for big gains.
The Dolphins' offense all of a sudden is scary with Ryan Tannehill, wide receivers Jarvis Landry, Rishard Matthews carving up secondaries and Miller playing the role of Le'Veon Bell.
Miller has rushed for 175 yards and 113 yards, respectively, the last two outings, but his pass catching has opened up the offense, giving Tannehill a security blanket.
Watch out, AFC wild card contenders. The 3-3 Dolphins and Miller are on the rise.