Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
After a couple of unimpressive games in the first two weeks of the season, running back Lamar Miller finally showed the skills he flashed back in 2012 that led to current Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush leaving Miami. During the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Miller ran for 108 yards on a mere 15 carries.
“I was just going off the offensive line." Miller said, "I think the offensive line was doing a great job just opening up the holes. I would just try to be patient and just trying to read my keys and trying to make big plays.”
Many people immediately assumed that with Knowshon Moreno hurt, the running game would take an immediate step back in production, but Miller refused to let that thinking affect him, and credits the offensive line for his recent success.
“I was just doing anything to help this team win." Miller said, "I think the offensive line, they just did a good job.”
One thing about Knowshon Moreno's injury did something to Miller however, it motivated him even more to step up and makes things happen.
“Yeah, I’m just trying to do anything to help this team win. They brought me here to do one thing and that’s to win ball games. I’m just trying to improve my game overall and just try to be more productive.”
With any luck at all, Miller will be able to continue where he left off against the Chiefs and put together another great performance. With him and Moreno leading the charge (once he comes back of course) the running game should become a force to be reckoned with.