How many carries for Lamar Miller?

How many carries for Lamar Miller?
Since the day Lamar Miller signed with the Texans, head coach Bill O'Brien knew he could contribute.
"I try my best to be as direct as I can with each player as to what their role might be and sometimes the roles are developed over time, but I knew that when he got here, he was going to probably have a chance to carry the ball a lot and he did a lot in the first game," O'Brien said.
Miller had a career-high 28 carries and a 100-yard rushing performance in the Texans 23-14 win over Chicago. It's been a while since the fifth-year running back had that many rushes in a game. In fact, he has to stop and think about it.
"Sometime in high school, no actually it was college," Miller said. "I think I played Ohio State – I probably had like 25, I want to say."
Physically, the fifth-year running back is taking care of his body: cold tub, hot tub, massages. That's part of his homework and preparation for Week 2.
"He graded well for us in the first game," offensive coordinator George Godsey said. "Moving forward, we need to do a good job and he needs to do a good job of taking care of his body this week coming back from the amount of carries that he had. We felt like he played excellent. As far as just taking it this week, I think there will be some more for him on his plate but also being able to recover from Week 1 to Week 2 with the amount of carries."
Miller's workload could vary from week to week depending on how he feels and the rhythm of the game, according to O'Brien.
"I don't know if he'll carry it like that in every game," O'Brien said. "But we felt like the first game, in the way the game went with the amount of carries that he had, that's what the game required but he was up 

Since the day Lamar Miller signed with the Texans, head coach Bill O'Brien knew he could contribute.

"I try my best to be as direct as I can with each player as to what their role might be and sometimes the roles are developed over time, but I knew that when he got here, he was going to probably have a chance to carry the ball a lot and he did a lot in the first game," O'Brien said.

Miller had a career-high 28 carries and a 100-yard rushing performance in the Texans 23-14 Week 1 win over Chicago. It's been a while since the fifth-year running back had that many rushes in a game.

In fact, he has to stop and think about it.

"Sometime in high school - no, actually it was college," Miller said. "I think I played Ohio State. I probably had like 25, I want to say."

Miller feels good after the first game of the season. In the days that follow, the fifth-year running back is taking care of his body: cold tub, hot tub, massages. It's part of his homework and preparation for Week 2.

"He graded well for us in the first game," offensive coordinator George Godsey said. "Moving forward, we need to do a good job and he needs to do a good job of taking care of his body this week coming back from the amount of carries that he had. We felt like he played excellent. As far as just taking it this week, I think there will be some more for him on his plate but also being able to recover from Week 1 to Week 2 with the amount of carries."

Miller's workload could vary from week to week depending on how he feels and the rhythm of the game, according to O'Brien.

"I don't know if he'll carry it like that in every game," O'Brien said. "But we felt like the first game, in the way the game went with the amount of carries that he had, that's what the game required but he was up to the task."

Miller rushed for 106 yards and led the NFL with his 28 carries against the Bears. He became the third player in franchise history with a 100-yard rushing game in a season opener.

The (1-0) Texans will host the (1-0) Chiefs on Sunday with kickoff set for noon CT. Houston is 3-4 all-time against Kansas City in the regular season, including 2-3 at home.

Check out the best photos throughout the Texans first regular season game vs. the Bears.

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