Lamar Miller Hits The 100-yard Mark Again

Miller ties career high with fourth game with 100 rushing yards

December 02, 2018 - 6:08 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Lamar Miller hit the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season after failing to reach that mark once in 2017.

“I just think the coaches, they do a great job taking care of me during the week, and we have a great running backs coach (Danny Barrett).  He does a great job getting me and (Alfred) Blue prepared for Sundays, and right now we’ve been doing a great job.  We’ve just got to keep it going,” a humble Miller said in the locker room after the victory. 

Miller, 27, finished the game with a game high 103 rushing yards on 19 carries.  In addition, all four of Miller’s 100-yard games have come in the last six weeks.  The four games of 100-yards or more also tie his career high which he set in 2016. 

“It's good, makes the offense balanced. Defense has to respect both sides of the game, running game and passing game. And for us to be able to get some play action and passes down the field and be able to protect,” Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson said.  “Sometimes they don’t know where we're going to run a pass and being able to establish both sides running and passing opens up the offense and having a complete balanced offense.”

Now in his third season with the Texans, Miller is on pace to having his best year in a Texans’ jersey.  In 2016, Miller’s first year as a Texan, he ran for 1,073-yards.  Last year, Miller’s numbers declined with 888-yards on the ground.

“He's a very hard-working professional player. Same guy every day. Not an inconsistent guy. Very, very much the same guy every day. And our line is doing a good job. And he and Alfred Blue are doing a decent job. It has to continue, though. It has to continue,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien added.

Many credit Miller’s new found success on the work he put in during the offseason.  Shedding pounds, putting on muscle, getting faster and overall putting himself in a better chance to succeed entering 2018. 

“I see a big difference. Lamar put a lot of work to change his body, helps out a lot going into a game, your preparation during the offseason and how you prepare,” Texans’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said.  “I saw a different Lamar this offseason how hard he worked.”