Originally written on Fox Sports Florida
By CHRIS TOMASSON  |  Last updated 8/4/13
There are few things Joe Philbin hates more than fumbles. So Philbin couldn't have been feeling too good about Lamar Miller after the Miami Dolphins' first play Sunday night from scrimmage. At least Miller soon gave his coach something to smile about. On that first play in Miami's 24-20 loss to Dallas in the preseason opener, Miller mishandled a handoff from quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins lost the ball. The fumble ended up being given to Tannehill, but it sure looked like Miller's fault. Miller, though, soon made up for it. He ripped off 21 yards on his next two carries before he was done for the night at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Miller's night leads off five observations about Miami's loss: 1. Miller is battling Daniel Thomas for the starting running back job. While the mishandled handoff certainly wasn't a positive, Miller still did better Sunday than Thomas. Thomas carried the ball four times for five yards, Miller, meanwhile, looked really smooth...
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