Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
For the second straight year, Lamar Miller entered the offseason as projected lead running back going into the season. Now, for the second straight year, Miller has failed to do enough to cement his starting spot on the team.
Miller hasn't looked as good as the coaching staff had hoped and Knowshon Moreno has taken every advantage of his opportunity and appears to be the guy that the Dolphins will rely on heading into the 2014 season.
"I thnk, I think, I think we're expecting to have more production. I've seen lots on the practice field that tells me where we're headed with Lamar and I feel very good about his ability to be productive," Lazor said in a press conference earlier today. "but if you're talking about the preseason games his production needs to improve."
"I think what Lamar is improving at right now and I expect him to continue go is to be decisive from the backfield. I have no doubts about how explosive and productive he can be in space. There might be some schemes that are a little bit different for him and the more reps he gets at them the more decisive he is from the backfield. I see that happen during the preseason, I'm excited about where we're headed."
Joe Philbin also mentioned earlier that the team will go with the hot hand as the offense gets settled in. Based on what we saw in limited action in preseason from Moreno, it will be hard to see him not getting the ball the majority of the time.