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The Splash Zone 10/18/16: Jay Ajayi Believes The Team Has Found Their Workhorse Back

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

The season didn't start out well for Jay Ajayi. The second year back was in the doghouse and was left in Miami while the team traveled to Seattle in week 1. With some hard work and dedication, Ajayi has earned another chance with the coaches and he did not let it go to waste on Sunday. Ajayi was unstoppable with over 200 yards rushing and that was with an active Arian Foster. The offensive line finally had all five starters together and you can tell it improved the whole team.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Jay Ajayi thinks Adam Gase has found his workhorse back | ProFootballTalk
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.

Dolphins Defense

Culliver, Vigil Ready To Re-Join Practice This Week
Cornerback and linebacker will re-join the Dolphins at practice this week after spending the first six weeks of the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury lists, respectively.

Dolphins Secondary

Dolphins holding their breath on Reshad Jones shoulder injury | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Reshad Jones has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff that would cost him the rest of the 2016 season but the Dolphins are at this hour waiting on a second opinion to see if their worst fears are warranted....

Steelers At Dolphins

Three Takeaways From The Steelers Game
Dolphins analyst John Congemi shares his three takeaways from Miami’s game against the Steelers at Hard Rock Stadium.

Miami Dolphins need to continue with winning formula | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins expected to run over the Pittsburgh Steelers and did just that once they got their starting offensive line back -- which affected the quarterback, the running game and the defense. So can this continue?

Dolphins overcome on offense, overcome with Maxwell, Ajayi, Vance Joseph, Wake | Miami Dolphins In Depth
It was an outstanding win Sunday. Truly impressive. Truly inspiring. I thank the Miami Dolphins for giving me the opportunity to write a winning team column that didn't rip the team at least once this year. Last time the Dolphins...

Team Grades: Dolphins Stun Steelers In Dominant Fashion " CBS Miami
Led by Jay Ajayi’s 204 rushing yards, the Miami Dolphins shocked the football world with a dominant, 30-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon in South Florida.

Dolphins limit Antonio Brown to four catches, 39 yards | Miami Herald
Byron Maxwell has been frustrated a lot this year. But on Sunday, he was the one doing the frustrating, as his coverage got in Antonio Brown’s head.

These on-edge, angry Miami Dolphins actually punched back | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS – The point of all of this, after all, is to beat the man in front of you. For all the talk about wide-nine defense and up-tempo offense, in the end, a Miami Dolphin needed to physically dominate a Pittsburgh Steeler in front of him. And so many did.

AC In The AM: A Victory With So Much Meaning
The Dolphins showed how good they can play when the offense and the defense both step up on the same day.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 10/17/16: Miami Dolphins Upset The Pittsburgh Steelers - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Jay Ajayi runs around, over, and through Steelers - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins smacked the Pittsburgh Steelers in the mouth on Sunday, and then they kept doing it by calling running back Jay Ajayi’s number. And calling Ajayi’s number. And calling Ajayi’s...

Dolphins offensive line finally healthy, dominates Steelers - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins’ offensive line finally saw all five starting offensive linemen get on the field together. Suddenly, the team did not have blocking issues.

Dolphins tight end Dion Sims in concussion protocol - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins tight end Dion Sims, who started the team’s Week 6 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers and played two-thirds of the offensive snaps, was forced to leave Sunday’s game to be...