Lamar Miller was once thought to be a shoo-in for the starting running back role in Miami. A near five yards-per-carry average as a rookie made Miller the hands-down favorite to assume the vacancy left by last year’s starter Reggie Bush.
But Miller has done nothing to validate himself as the starter this preseason, albeit in limited action. And now Daniel Thomas, who has been a disappointment of a second-round pick up to this point, could steal the job after hard running and 52 total yards on Saturday night in Houston.
Dolphins fans who have been outspoken in their criticism of Thomas over the past two years are now beginning to change their tone. And a player who was once considered to be a potential cut this August, is now drawing more and more support to be the team’s primary back.
But is Thomas’ perceived emergence merited?
I want to hear from our readers. Who should be the Dolphins’ starting running back for the opener in Cleveland? Don’t tell me who you want to be the starting running back. Tell me who you honestly think deserves the job. Also, feel free to explain your vote in the comments.