DAVIE, Fla. -- He starred in high school in Miami. He excelled in college at the University of Miami. Now, it will be seen if Lamar Miller will be a pro star in the city.
How Miller does in taking over as the starting running back is one of the key questions facing the Dolphins as they enter the regular season, which starts Sunday at Cleveland. He replaces Reggie Bush, who bolted to Detroit as a free agent after the Dolphins showed little in interest in retaining him.
So will the Dolphins regret having such a laissez-faire attitude toward Bush?
Bush became a big star mostly due to winning the Heisman Trophy at Southern California (before being forced to forfeit the award). Yes, he had a 1,000-yard season for the Dolphins in 2011 and nearly got there in 2012. But Bush never has been a great pro back. He danced around too much and was too inconsistent for Miami's liking.
It wouldn't be surprising if Miller, who gained 250 yards on 51 carries as a rookie, puts up 1,000 yards...