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By CHRIS TOMASSON  |  Last updated 7/26/13
DAVIE, Fla. Lamar Miller was asked why he should be the starting running back this season for the Miami Dolphins."I'm fast," Miller said. "I can catch the ball out of the backfield."OK, sounds good. Is that all?"I'm still trying get better at pass protection and just reading my blocks, so I can take my game to the next level," Miller said.There you have it. Miller, a second-year pro, is battling third-year man Daniel Thomas to replace the departed Reggie Bush as Miamis primary back. Both have shown solid flashes of running and catching the ball.But the competition could come down to blocking. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has made it clear he's not keen on having a feature back who isn't versatile."You can't really put a running back on the field (who is) not going to be part of the protection, Philbin said Friday after a workout at training camp. "Those guys on defense are smart enough to study jersey numbers and they'll look at your tendencies and if every time a particular player i...
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