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The Dolphins believe that Lamar Miller can be a 1,000 yard rusher in the NFL. That's why they let Reggie Bush
sign with the Lions.
Miami wasn't found of Bush' running style, and they weren't comfortable with him in the one-back set, which was Joe Philbin's ideal package.
But what does Miller have to do to take his game to the next level?
“I think it’s more the consistency element. The last game of the year against the Patriots, there’s a good picture of him in blitz pickup, a real nice picture of him picking up, I want to say it was (Jerod) Mayo I believe if I’m not mistaken or (Brandon) Spikes. I can’t remember exactly. When you’re a running back and you’re going to throw the ball and you’re involved in protection, you’ve got to display the ability to pick up a blitzing linebacker even though it might be a mismatch from a size standpoint. I think he can do that," Philbin said. "He’s got to able to do that consistently. Catching the football – he’s a pretty instinctive guy with the ball in his hands and I think he has good hands. It’s just being that disciplined in the running game to stay on his course, stay at the right landmark and then be decisive with the ball in his hand. It will be fun to see where he’s at.”