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    The Dolphins lack the resources to invest in both the wide receiver and running back positions under the new regime. Adam Gase’s penchant for running the football means losing Lamar Miller would be a blow to the offense, but perhaps not a crippling one. Jay Ajayi’s nine-game stretch to close out 2015 offers serious hope that at least part of the solution is already on the roster. Ajayi fell all the way to the fifth round in last year’s draft, but looked like an explosive playmaker in his 49 carries. Overall, he picked up 187 yards from those carries and, while the 3.8 yards per carry average looks distinctly average, the 3.3 yards per carry average after contact and 12 broken tackles do not. To put those numbers in perspective, Miller averaged only 2.8 yards after contact per attempt, and broke just 28 tackles in 194 rushes. Amongst backs with a minimum of 50 touches, only Dion Lewis surpassed Ajayi’s 83.7 elusive rating, and only Spencer Ware and Le’Veon Bell recorded a superior yards-after-contact average. Ajayi will have to prove his talent with an increased workload, but the early signs are incredibly promising for the Dolphins

    Ajayi's 49 carries is not a lot to go on but I do agree with this PFF writer that he did flash much better than his 3.8 average

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    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blo...r-miller-walk/

    Here is the rest of his article, which I completely disagree with.

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    • #3
      the 3.3 yards per carry average after contact and 12 broken tackles do not.
      Good stuff... I felt like he was absurdly under used last year. There were a lot of times he should have gotten the snaps that went to Miller or Williams in certain situations.

      If Miller walks, we're probably rolling with Ajayi, Williams, and a rookie.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post

        Good stuff... I felt like he was absurdly under used last year. There were a lot of times he should have gotten the snaps that went to Miller or Williams in certain situations.

        If Miller walks, we're probably rolling with Ajayi, Williams, and a rookie.
        I was happy with had another #34 Williams because I already have the jersey but after watching him I think I need to burn the jersey.
        While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dolfan1 View Post
          I was happy with had another #34 Williams because I already have the jersey but after watching him I think I need to burn the jersey.
          Have to remember that he was an undrafted kid that we picked up a couple years ago. He's another one that is only 23 right now and is used as the 3rd down back. He hasn't shined as a rusher, but he's made a few good plays here and there. He made a fantastic catch and run to help us convert a 3rd and 25 a season or so ago and they like him in pass protection more than Miller from what I recall.

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          • Dolfan1
            Dolfan1 commented
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            There haven't been enough "Positive" plays to really impress me bud, most of the plays I remember by him have been unimpressive. I'd be thrilled if he changes my mind on him.

          • cuchulainn
            cuchulainn commented
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            Fix that OL and I imagine that he'd shine a lot more... as would a lot of other guys.

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