This is one of those threads that opens my eyes to the evaluation skills of people on this message board... Steven Jackson was great once, but he's done... DONE... did anyone who is commenting on him actually watch him this season?
He may be good for 5-8 carries/game maximum, that's it. He'll get a 2 year deal worth $5mil max.
He's run for over 1000 yards every year since 2005 including last year. He's winding down and won't be an every down back but he's not done.
hell yes! Jax & Miller could "thunder & lightning" our WCO next season… I say buy a year, may get a bonus year if he don't blow out.
I loved watching him play over his career, but he looks NOTICEABLY slower. That video only hammers my point home... some decent runs, but I'd say only 1, the cut back, was the only impressive one.
If he's getting more than 8 carries/game then that means we are in serious need of explosion and speed at the RB position and Lamar Miller will have been a bust.
I'd be all for getting him, but as a secondary, 6-10 touches a game, and at a very cheap contract. He's probably only going to sign with a contender, anyways.
I agree with the most important part: hes not coming here anyway
I think the staff is fully ready to go forward with Miller as the primary back. I expect Marcus Thigpen to be in the mix, as well as Jonas Gray for a potential increase in carries. Either that or a FA running will be brought in cheap or a running back drafted late in the draft.
Lamar Miller - RB - Dolphins
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins "would be fine" leaning on 2012 fourth-round pick Lamar Miller as their lead runner in 2013.
The Dolphins haven't ruled out re-signing Reggie Bush, but they'd only entertain it if his asking price dropped dramatically. The Herald's Barry Jackson suspects the Fins might make a "cheap addition" to battle Daniel Thomas for the backup role. Jonas Gray, a power back out of Notre Dame who spent 2012 on PUP, is another interesting prospect, potentially capable of upgrading on Thomas as a short-yardage specialist. Miller's fantasy stock is looking up for 2013.
Source: Miami Herald
Jan 29 - 3:32 PM
Lamar Miller - RB - Dolphins
The Dolphins think Lamar Miller can be better than Reggie Bush, whom they are not expected to re-sign this offseason.
Miller is bigger -- 5-foot-11 and 212 pounds -- and faster than Bush is, while he's also considerably cheaper. Miller seems to fit Joe Philbin's offense better, too, as a running back who hits the right hole at the right time. Bush was more of an innovator and creator out of the backfield. Miller averaged five yards-per-carry on 51 totes as a rookie.
Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter
Jan 28 - 6:40 PM
The truth is, running backs are a dime in a dozen and Lamar Miller showed FAR enough ability this season to make him the clear-cut starting back heading into training camp 2013.
There is money to be spent upgrading our tight ends, receivers, offensive line, pass rushing, cornerback and safety.
Highly unlikely, in my opinion, that Miami spends more than $1 million - $2 million on a free agent running back.
How is it that big of an investment to go 2 years on a rb that has gone over 1000 yards 8 years in a row?