We have reached the stage of the preseason where teams show their hands. Starting quarterbacks are named. Roles are clarified.
Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said the running back competition is "neck and neck" and both Thomas and Miller would get plenty of snaps if the season started today. Those words echo a report from Dolphins analyst Joe Rose, who said, via coaches, that Thomas was in a tight battle with Miller.
This news will worry a lot of fantasy football fans out there, but we'd remind them that talent always rises. Miller might start the season splitting carries with Thomas, but he should earn a bigger role if he's as talented as everyone thinks.