Dolphins Players Mid-Season Grades

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A-. <p>Miller has been a solid performer for the Dolphins this season who has taken his chances when opportunities have arisen and has carried the offense on his shoulders when required to. Despite constantly running behind a faulty offensive line and despite playing under a head coach who would sometimes only allow him seven carries in a game, Miller has remained focused and has reaped the benefits under Campbell.</p> <p>As mentioned earlier, Campbell’s philosophy is an aggressive one. His ideology hinges on the ability to establish the run in games; an aspect of the Dolphins’ play that had been lacking prior. The interim head coach more than doubled Miller’s carries against the Titans and the week later he recorded 236 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the blowout of the Texans.</p> <p>Rookie back Jay Ajayi’s return to health has aided Miller’s progress too. While Ajayi may be reducing the amount of snaps Miller plays, his tough downhill running style compliments that of number 26. Ajayi attracts attention away from his fellow running back which will give Miller the freedom in which he plays his best football. His importance to the Dolphins should never go unnoticed because at the top of his game Miller is the most talented member of this offensive unit. </p>. RB. College: University of Miami. LAMAR MILLER

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