Debating Points: Second Half Breakout Candidate?

Photo taken by Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Photo taken by Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller’s development has accelerated over the past three weeks.

Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller’s lofty 2012 expectations were not reached. The rookie failed to produce consistently, and subsequently his touches were taken away.

Photo taken by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Photo taken by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Miller has witnessed a rise in production this season. After a rocky Week One bout, he totaled over 60 yards in each game from Weeks 2-4. His Week 5 and 7 performances were reminiscent of his rookie performances, but his two past performances have been nothing short of exceptional.

Against the New England Patriots, Miller tallied up 89 yards on 18 carries. His 4.9 yards/carry average glistened with potential.

On Thursday Night Football, in national primetime, Miller racked up 105 yards on 16 carries. His 6.6 yards/carry average dropped jaws. Unfortunately, he put the ball on the ground, so his coaches still don’t have complete trust in the second-year running back.

Regardless, Miller’s improvement has been blatant, and is set up for a second half surge. If his ball security improves, Miller will be a standout.

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