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Gase: Ajayi production through the roof

Running back gets over 200 yards in two straight games

Jay Ajayi celebrates a touchdown on Sunday against the Bills
Jay Ajayi celebrates a touchdown on Sunday against the Bills

DAVIE, Fla. – Dolphins head coach Adam Gase had big praise for running back Jay Ajayi on Monday.

For the second straight game, Ajayi rushed for over 200 yards as the Dolphins beat the Bills 28-25 on Sunday.

Ajayi became just the fourth running back in NFL history with back-to-back 200 yard games.

Ajayi joined O.J. Simpson, Ricky Williams, and Earl Campbell with that accomplishment.

Gase said of Ajayi, "Jay's done a good job of doing exactly what he's done since the Spring... Now he has a great understanding of how he needs to run behind the line... his production has been through the roof."

Ajayi did not fly with the Dolphins for the season-opener to Seattle.

Gase said, "We had a rough 10 days, but he stuck with the process, he centered himself and started over.  He knew what to do, he knew how to do it, he kept making improvements."

Gase liked the overall attitude of his team on Sunday, "Two weeks in a row, we've had the type of attitude, energy, and speed that we like on Sundays.  You don't see anyone waiver when we were down."

Jarvis Landry played well for the Dolphins but had two 15-yard penalties.

Gase said, "I'm not gonna change the way he plays.  The taunting penalty, that's not what I want but I want need him to play the way he needs to play... We need to be smarter there because we're losing yards, But I want him to keep bringing his intensity every week."

The Dolphins have a bye this week.

Next up, the Dolphins host the Jets.


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