Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
If you weren't following any injury news leading up to the game against the Buffalo Bills, you would've never known that Lamar Miller was battling a shoulder injury and the chances of him playing leading up to the game were slim. That's because on Thursday night, Miller rushed for 86 yards on 15 carries, averaging 5.7 yards per carry with his longest run coming in at 33 yards.
Joe Philbin, who admitted that they weren't sure if Miller would be able to handle that kind of work-load heading into the game, was pleasantly surprised by the way that he ran and played.
“I thought he played well. He’d probably be the better guy to ask that question. I thought he ran hard. I thought he was decisive. His play speed was good. I thought he did OK," Philbin said. “He’s our lead runner right now. We didn’t have a set number [of carries] I don’t think, but he was running the ball effectively. He looked good, felt good.”
The extra rest will certainly help Miller and he looks to be ready to go on Sunday when the Miami Dolphins take on the Denver Broncos on national television.