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Lamar Miller to be used like LeSean McCoy

Bill Lazor's offense should be fast-paced. Jason Butt

Print This July 29, 2014, 02:15 PM EST

Could Lamar Miller be this year's LeSean McCoy?

The Miami Dolphins sure hope so as Miller appears to be posited for that kind of role in their offense. With Bill Lazor, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles as a quarterbacks coach, filling the offensive coordinator role with the Dolphins, Miller has been practicing in the manner McCoy was used a season ago.

On top of that, according to the Miami Herald, Miller has gained strength and kept his speed for the upcoming season, which could make him a potential surprise as September nears.

"He looks good, he looks stronger than he's ever been," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "I don't think he's sacrificed any speed whatsoever."

One reason Miller has been given this opportunity is due to Knowshon Moreno's knee issue, which required arthroscopic surgery this offseason. On top of that, Miller was already ahead of the former Bronco on the depth chart during offseason activities.

Miller did not have the kind of season many expected of him a year ago, averaging just 4.0 yards per carry. If Lazor's fast-paced offense can click with this unit, then Miller could be a potential breakout candidate in 2014.

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