According to the Miami Herald, even though Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has indicated that the starting running back job is wide open, but second year back Lamar Miller has been getting the majority of the work.
Technically, the competition to succeed Reggie Bush as the Dolphins’ featured back is “wide open,” as Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said Wednesday. Daniel Thomas, Mike Gillislee, Jonas Gray and Marcus Thigpen also are in the mix.
But through May, Miller appears to have a leg up on the field, both in repetitions and in production.
He is taking the bulk of snaps with the first team, and when he does, he has been effective, showing the same explosiveness he did at the University of Miami.
“I think he’s just more comfortable,” quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “He knows the offense. He’s been in it for a year. He knows the protections. Now he can just go out and let his athletic ability shine for itself.”
Right now I believe Thomas will be the Dolphins starter with Daniel Thomas backing him up.