First-year Dolphins coach Adam Gase has been looking for a workhorse tailback. Jay Ajayi thinks Gase has found one.
Appearing on Monday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN, Ajayi agreed that Gase has found his go-to back and that, obviously, the go-to back is Ajayi. He feels that way for very good reason; Ajayi had 204 rushing yards and two touchdowns, giving him a day like so many he had at Boise State.
It’s been a compelling ride for Ajayi, who was left home in Week One because he was miffed that he wasn’t starting. If Sunday’s performance wasn’t an aberration, Ajayi will be starting plenty more games for the Dolphins, who parlayed Ajayi’s efforts and quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s strong play behind a stabilized offensive line to take down the previously 4-1 Steelers.
Everything Ajayi had to say can be heard in the video accompanying this blurb. Or you can download the podcasts at iTunes and audioBoom.