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Lamar Miller says 2017 was 'tough' after gaining just 888 yards

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Boxed in and frequently hit right after he got the football tucked away, Texans veteran running back Lamar Miller endured a difficult season.
Breakaway runs and touchdowns became an elusive target for Miller.
073 yards and five touchdowns,womens Brandon Williams Jersey,A Pro Bowl alternate a year ago when he rushed for 1,womens Sam Koch Jersey, Miller gained just 888 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground during his second season with the Texans.
Although Miller remained healthy and contributed heavily as a receiver out of the backfield as the Texans' second leading pass-catcher with 36 receptions for 327 yards and three scores,womens Ryan Kalil Jersey, it wasn't the kind of season he or the Texans envisioned.
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$26 million contract in 2018. "I've never had that low an average before. I'm going to go back and watch all my runs and see what I can do better. This is my first year like this. I've got to find a way to get more yards."," said Miller,"It was tough, who's entering the third year of a four-year
Miller was negatively impacted by the instability across the offensive line as the Texans traded away Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown to the Seattle Seahawks and lost starters Chris Clark and Nick Martin to season-ending injuries. There weren't always a lot of big holes for Miller to run through behind an offensive line that drew criticism for its pass protection and run blocking.
The running game and passing game both skidded to a halt when rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his anterior cruciate ligament. The Texans became dependent on Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to provide most of the scoring punch as he led the NFL with 13 touchdown catches. The Texans became a one-dimensional attack.
"I think the young guys later in the season got more comfortable," Miller said. "I think they did a great job in the Pittsburgh game giving us an opportunity to run the ball. They'll put in the work."
the Texans' running game was picking up steam. When Foreman tore his Achilles tendon,womens Mike Wallace Jersey,When Miller was working in tandem with rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, it was another blow to a floundering offense.
"It's tough,Authentic Nick Boyle Jersey," Miller said. "A lot of key players went down. We always had that next man up mentality. We've got to find a way to try to stay up.
"We have the talent. I'm very excited. With Deshaun back next year,womens Benjamin Watson Jersey, that can really help the offense."
averaging 115.1 rushing yards per game. However,The Texans ranked 14th in the NFL in rushing offense,womens Brent Urban Jersey, the running game was far too inconsistent.
he keeps running. He runs hard. He does what we ask him to do."," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "We've tried every scheme there is and it just hasn't been good enough lately. So,"I would say we're all disappointed in where our running game is right now, relative to Lamar
Miller hasn't dropped a pass in two seasons with the Texans. He was targeted 45 times this year.
He had durability issues occasionally when he played for the Miami Dolphins, but didn't wear down this year as he played in every game. Miller split carries with backup Alfred Blue in the season finale against the Indianapolis Colts and gained just 37 yards on eight carries.,Authentic Ryan Kalil Jersey,"
Miller said he didn't have an injury and didn't know why he didn't play more in the season finale, but never complained about his workload.Authentic Sam Koch Jersey
Blue is a pending unrestricted free agent who scored a touchdown against the Colts as the Texans lost the game and finished 4-12 and in last palce in the AFC South.
Next season could be a lot different when Watson returns from his knee injury. The Texans were the highest-scoring offense in the NFL with Watson at the controls.,womens Nick Boyle Jersey,
Miller could also be involved in another play-time sharing situation when Foreman is back. A third-round draft pick from Texas who grew up in Texas City,Authentic Mike Wallace Jersey,Authentic Terrance West Jersey, Foreman proved this year that he can break tackles and long runs.
we were putting up a lot of points. We can do that again when Deshaun is back.",womens Terrance West Jerseyit's very encouraging,Authentic Benjamin Watson Jersey,"Yes,Authentic Brent Urban Jersey,Authentic Brandon Williams Jersey, Miller said. "When everybody was healthy as an offense

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