Daniel Thomas is unreliable and a concussion waiting to happen. Players stopped patting his helmet after his rare good play because they were afraid he'd get another concussion.
It's a simple as Miller being a much better back than Thomas. Miller is a home run threat every time he touches the ball. He obviously needs to improve on picking up blitzes. But his pros out weigh his cons. Thomas, for a big guy, *****-foots around too much. He's also, apparently, as fragile as a china doll and puts the ball on the ground too often. It's way too easy to pick Miller in comparing the two. However, I can see Thomas coming in a lot in goal line situations. Also, Thomas needs to run lower. He runs entirely too upright. He needs to use his size to his advantage. As of now, from what I've seen, he doesn't
Just for the record my only reason for comparing their stats was to point out that our coaching staff chose to give Thomas more carries. For whatever reason.
According to all the beat writers there's not even any semblance of mixed message from inside the Dolphins facility. Lamar Miller is "the" guy with Reggie Bush gone, and Daniel Thomas isn't even in the mix.