clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Splash Zone 10/21/16: Jay Ajayi Named FedEx Ground Player Of The Week

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

Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week and has no received another award. Ajayi was also named FedEx Ground Player of the Week. The second year running back had a monstrous game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and hopefully he can continue to develop into the Dolphins featured back.

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

Ajayi Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week
The award comes one day after Ajayi was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 204-yard, two-touchdown performance in the Dolphins’ 30-15 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase's unlucky streak keeps rolling
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase's unlucky streak keeps rolling

Dolphins Offense

Huddle up! Dolphins calling fewer plays at the line of scrimmage, and it's helped | Miami Herald
The Dolphins had their best game of the season on offense Sunday. It’s not coincidence that they huddled more than they did early in the season

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi keeping staying humble after delivering eye-popping game | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi felt a bit full of himself earlier this season even before accomplishing anything of note. A benching and a trip to the coaches' doghouse have him staying modest and humble now, even after a 200-yard rushing game.

Fantasy Fins: Is Miami Dolphin Jay Ajayi a go-to fantasy running back? | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins produced a near-miraculous performance last Sunday in their 30-15 win over the Steelers. But perhaps even more shocking was the emergence of Jay Ajayi as a viable — nay, an excellent — fantasy option at running back.

Dolphins Tight Ends

TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) out again this week | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron, in the NFL's concussion protocol, is making progress. No, he's still not ready to practice. No, he's not playing on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. But he's making progress. We know this because Cameron...

Dolphins Offensive Line

Albert: "We're A Very Talented Group"
It probably wasn’t a coincidence that the Dolphins had their best offensive showing of the season in their convincing 30-15 victory in a game that saw the projected starting offensive line together for the first time all season.

Dolphins Defense

What Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Thursday | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Here is some of what Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Thursday, after his defense showed improvement against the run and forced Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into a poor performance: • Cameron Wake was used more because Miami anticipated it to be a...

Dolphins Linebackers

It's Just Another Game For Alonso
This Sunday will be the second time Alonso has faced his first NFL team because Philadelphia faced the Bills last season at Lincoln Financial Field.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins begin life after Reshad Jones; Here's the plan | Miami Herald
The Dolphins begin life without their Pro Bowl safety against Buffalo on Sunday, and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has a plan to help compensate for the loss of Reshad Jones to a season-ending shoulder injury.

Is Byron Maxwell turning the corner for Miami Dolphins? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Miami cornerback Byron Maxwell showed signs Sunday of coming out of his funk this season, just in time for a defense that is thin at his position.

Chris Culliver confident he can help the Dolphins' secondary - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Chris Culliver has returned to practice and says he's more than ready to go, which is good news for a Dolphins secondary that has underwhelmed.

Dolphins Special Teams

What’s the far edge of kicker Andrew Franks’ range? Maybe 70 yards | Miami Herald
When Andrew Franks gets the ball past the line of scrimmage, he’s really good. The Dolphins kicker has had two field-goal attempts blocked this year, but he also has one of the strongest legs in football.

Bills at Dolphins

Miami Dolphins: The bill has come due in tiresome Buffalo series
The Miami Dolphins want to believe they have turned some kind of corner with their upset of the Pitt...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 10/20/16: Reshad Jones Done For The 2016 Season - 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

Film Breakdown: Buffalo's Defense - The Phinsider
What Miami's Offense Should Expect On Sunday

Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Sit/Start: Week 7 - The Phinsider
Here’s who to start or sit in the Dolphins Week 7 lineup against Buffalo.

New author joining the site - The Phinsider
Last week, we welcomed ct1361 to the Phinsider team. Today, we expand our team with another new author joining the site. Chris Mellusi is joining us from The College of New Jersey where he is...

HOT TAKE: Mario Williams will perform well against former team - The Phinsider
Mario Williams has not played up to his potential this year and even he has admitted that, but maybe a matchup with his former team, the Buffalo Bills, will add a little motivation for the...