RB Bruce Miller - Free Agent
|6-2, 248||Born: 8-6-1987||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 7, pick 2011|
2014 Week 14 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 1 rec)
Miller saw a rare touch and converted it into a touchdown. Great play design got him wide open in the flats at the 8 yard line and Miller tight-roped his way down the sideline and into the end zone.
2014 Week 15 vs SEA (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Miller led the 49ers in both receptions and receiving yards on a variety on dump offs. Miller did a good job securing the football and providing an outlet to Kaepernick, who was constantly under duress. His role may increase with the injuries to Gore and Hyde.
2014 Week 16 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Miller had a couple of nice catch and runs in the flats but his fumble inside the five yard line ended up being a much bigger play. Miller had good momentum on the play and probably would have scored if he had held onto the ball.
2014 Week 17 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 17 / 1 rec)
Miller had a couple of grabs in the game including a three yard touchdown. That touchdown came as a result of a breakdown in coverage that left him wide open in the end zone.
2013 Week 8 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 56 / 0 rec)
Even though his carry went for naught and Miller remained a lead-blocking fullback, San Francisco continued to find ways to utilize the former defensive end. As Jacksonville stacked the line, Miller lined up as the lone wide receiver. Completely ignored outside, Miller was wide open when Kaepernick made the quick toss and the fullback ran down the sideline untouched until Jacksonville caught him 43-yards downfield.
2013 Week 14 vs SEA (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
The former defensive end continued to work as a jack-of-all-trades in the 49ers' offense. A very good run blocker as well as a stout pass blocker, Miller was repeatedly given quick handoffs on short yardage to catch Seattle on their back foot. This met with mixed success, though on one crucial third down Miller hit the right side with enough power that even when Miller met the linebacker at the line, he was able to push through far enough to gain the first. Also working as a pass catcher in the flat, Kaepernick repeatedly looked for the fullback as a passing option and Miller was able to catch any ball he got his mitts on.
2013 Week 15 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
Miller continued to be the most productive of San Francisco's running backs in the passing game, as the fullback caught passes in the flat and underneath the zone coverage. Though Miller isn't fast or a threat to break down the field for a long run, his big frame and great hands allow Kaepernick to trust him as an outlet pass or strong target on play-actions. Catching one pass in the flat, Miller was able to break the initial tackle and get down the sideline, only for the safety to lay a heavy blow and knock the ball out of Miller's hands, the fumble flying out of bounds.