Don't discount what this guy is saying just because he writes for Bleacher Report, this is a great article:
One year ago, he was the Miami Dolphins' next Reggie Bush. Now, people are discounting him completely. Why is everyone giving up on Lamar Miller?
Others are simply glossing over the situation by saying that Miller is incapable of being an every-down back and Miami just needs to go get someone else.
Is that really it? Are we saying that after a one-year trial run on that offense is all Miller gets?
The offensive line was arguably one of the worst in NFL history. Fifty-eight sacks was bad, but trying to watch them open up holes along the middle of the line was even worse.
Tannehill couldn't get the pass game going because of that line, and teams really only had to pay (a little) attention to Mike Wallace down the field.
Other than that, I'm sure defensive coordinators were more than okay with how they stacked up against Miami's offense. Former second-round pick Daniel Thomas was brutal as a complementary back, and has no place on the Dolphins' offense.
One can also just look at Miller's game-by-game statistics to see the inconsistencies in his workload, especially over the second half of the season.
Starting with a Week 7 loss to Buffalo, here are Miller's attempts week-by-week: 9, 18, 16, 7, 4, 10, 22, 6, 15, 3, 17.
How is a young running back (or an offense, for that matter) supposed to get into any type of rhythm with such inconsistency?
Combine that with the well-known struggles of the offensive line and the fact that this was Miller's first season as the lead back, and it's no wonder that he didn't exactly light up score sheets.
Although he may not have done as poorly as people thought. He still averaged 4.0 yards per carry, and caught 26 passes for 170 yards while only fumbling the ball once.
No, Miller will not be a do-it-all workhorse of a back. He can't take 20-25 carries every single game and be effective.
And yes, he can sometimes be hesitant when hitting holes and isn't a great short-yardage back. He definitely [b]needs a power back to complement his explosiveness and speed.[/b]
The writer digs into Sherman's stupidity as a factor of Lamar's inconsistent 2013 in the same article, this is hard to argue against:
Mike Sherman also displayed some of the worst play-calling ability that Miami fans have ever seen. His inability to adjust during games was excruciating to watch.
He also seemed to not understand how to establish any type of run game. He came out and defended abandoning the run after the Bills catastrophe in Week 16, but his logic made no sense.
The Bills had arguably the best pass-rush in the league, and one of the worst run defenses. Sherman should have came out and pounded the ball down their throats, but he inexplicably just played right into Buffalo's hands.
There were also reports about Miami players questioning Sherman after his inept play-calling came to a head in Miami's fourth straight loss in Week 8 against the Patriots.
This is pretty much all you need to know about Sherman, per a report by Dan Hanzus:
The Dolphins ran the ball 22 times for 120 yards in the first two quarters, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. The team ran just six times as the game quickly went from 17-3 to 17-17 in the third quarter.
There's no excuse for that kind of stupidity, and Sherman is a big reason that Miami's run (and pass) offense was among the worst in the NFL in 2013.
There is more to the article below:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1980 ... i-dolphins