Bill Lazor, the Eagles' quarterbacks coach last season, left Philadelphia for Miami in January to become the Dolphins' offensive coordinator. He obviously couldn't bring LeSean McCoy with him, but the Dolphins think they have a player able to mimic what "Shady" has done.
Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald wrote Sunday "there's a hope in Dolphins camp" that Lamar Miller can be the McCoy in Lazor's scheme.
Miller has been preparing for such a role by watching game film on McCoy from last season and talking to him about what to expect.
"[McCoy] told me that the opportunity is great," Miller said. "They always keep the defense on their toes. Once you get the ball, you've got to take advantage of the opportunity."
So far, Miller has been taking advantage in camp. Miller, who put on muscle during the offseason, has been saluted for his renewed focus. Miller's main motivation is free-agent signee Knowshon Moreno . But with Moreno sidelined by arthroscopic knee surgery for the time being, Miller is clearly ahead of Moreno on the depth chart and "might even be pulling away," according to Beasley.
Miller was the recipient of a lot of preseason buzz in 2013. All of that went unfulfilled because of the Dolphins' horrible offensive line, and Mike Sherman's pass-heavy play-calling. With Moreno already banged up and Lazor bringing in more of a run-focused system, this could be the year. Miller has a lot of natural talent; hopefully the people in front of him can give him somewhere to run this season. His ADP currently sits in the seventh round, behind the likes of Steven Jackson and Stevan Ridley. There's a lot of room for profit with Miller.