Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller says his upturn in form is due to the higher workload interim head coach Dan Campbell has given him.
Miller continued his hot streak after exploding for 236 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-26 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday, and the 24-year-old believes that it is no coincidence he is now thriving with a more prominent role on the Dolphins offense.
"Earlier in the year, I was worried about how many opportunities I was going to get," revealed Miller.
"I wasn't getting the ball that much. So every time I got it I was trying to make a big play, and I wasn't reading my keys.
“I mean, I tried to rush for 200 yards, but I give credit to the offensive line today. Those guys are doing a great job for the past two weeks and I have just been patient and been aggressive, while trying to make plays for this team.”
Meanwhile, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill finished the game with 18-of-19 passes for 282 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a perfect passer rating of 158.3, the first time a Miami quarterback has pulled off that feat while attempting more than 15 passes, and wide reciever Jarvis Landry believed it could have been even more.
“He definitely could have kept it going,” said Landry, who led the Dolphins with five catches Sunday.
“All the credit goes to him. I’m sure he’ll give it to other guys, but at the same time you just can’t say enough about Ryan and his ability to be a passer, be a runner, be a leader, and the captain of this team.
“Ryan is Ryan and he’s always been working hard and he’s always, constantly, trying to improve at his craft, at his job from week one, from the moment I got here. I can second that and that’s one thing that I’ve seen him do and that’s a credit to his leadership and the things he does every day to lead by example.”