For his entire life, Lamar Miller has lived and played football in his hometown of Miami. Now a Texan, the 25-year-old running back is getting to know a new system, new teammates, and a new city.
"It's something that I have to get used to," Miller said in an interview with Texans Radio. "You know, I've been in Miami for 24 years. Just being here on my own without my parents around, it's different but at the same time I'm happy about it because I get a new experience. I'm just trying to cherish the moment and just trying to get used to my teammates and used to the city."
Miller, who signed as a free agent with Houston on March 10, started 42 consecutive games during his four seasons with the Dolphins. Five weeks into the Texans offseason workout program, Miller is easing into the offense and playbook.
"It's pretty much the same, just different terminology," Miller said. "Concepts are the same, just different names. Like, pass protection, they might call it something different from when I played with the Dolphins but everything else is pretty much the same."
What's been more of an adjustment has probably been getting around Houston.
For that, Miller admits he's turned to fans for help. He's not as active during football season, but Miller has been having fun reaching out to Houstonians for their expert opinions.
"I always try to interact with some of the fans, but they've been doing a great job of giving me some suggestions to eat so they've being pretty good," Miller said.
Team drills begin on Monday with the first of ten OTA practices. Miller and the running backs have been working together as a group but, starting next week, can participate in 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills (no live contact is permitted).
"I think we have a talented group, some big guys, some explosive guys," Miller said of his position group. "I'm looking forward to working with those guys."
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