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The Splash Zone 11/3/17: Dolphins Will Use Running Back By Committee

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After the Dolphins traded Jay Ajayi a lot of people were wondering who was going to be the starter. It appears Kenyan Drake is listed as the starter, but the team intends to use a “by committee” approach at the position. Drake and Damien Williams will split time with Williams getting the goal line work. I’m kind of excited to see what Drake can do Sunday night.

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

Miami Dolphins opt for running back "by committee" approach | Miami Herald
The Dolphins offered more clarity on their plans after trading Jay Ajayi.

Dolphins Offense

Dolphins' Gase gives message to coaches; Dolphins assistant's odd encounter with a fan | Miami Herald
A six-pack of Thursday Dolphins notes.

AC in the AM: How Will Offense Change Without Ajayi?
There was so much going on Wednesday at the Dolphins’ training facility with the players available to the media for the first time since the loss at Baltimore, with the Jay Ajayi trade still fresh in everyone’s minds and with the urgency of getting ready for a Sunday night game against the Raiders.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler looks back to normal after broken ribs | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—If someone didn’t know Jay Cutler is dealing with multiple fractured ribs, they wouldn’t be able to tell it from the way he’s moving this week. In two practices since returning from the injury, Cutler has been mobile and his throwing motion seems completely unimpeded.

What Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said today | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins' offense has had some rough games this year, but none worse than the 40-0 debacle in Baltimore last week. That was quite a setback after the 20-17 win in Atlanta and 31-28 victory over the Jets, which had Miami thinking some of its offensive issues were improving.

Dolphins Defense

What Miami Dolphins Matt Burke said Thursday before Raiders game | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Thursday: • The Dolphins tackled poorly last Thursday, a lot of missed tackles. • Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree are great receivers. They're bigger guys. They go and get the ball on vertical routes.

Dolphins Defensive Line

A nuanced (and accurate) look at Ndamukong Suh’s future with the Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald
A report that the Miami Dolphins had decided to move on from Ndamukong Suh after this season set the team into a tizzy on Sunday.

Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins: How the heck is Stephone Anthony doing? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins traded a fifth-round draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for linebacker Stephone Anthony earlier this season, but he's been inactive the last four games, after dressing against the Saints in London.

Dolphins Special Teams

What Miami Dolphins associate head coach Darren Rizzi said Thursday | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — What Darren Rizzi, the Dolphins' associate head coach and special teams coordinator, said Thursday: On Kenyan Drake as kickoff returner: "It's something we've been going through all week," whether roles increase or decrease on special teams for all three RBs because of Jay Ajayi ...

Raiders at Dolphins

Raiders aim to take advantage of new-look Dolphins (Nov 05, 2017) | FOX Sports
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- When the Oakland Raiders (3-5) and the Miami Dolphins (4-3) meet on Sunday night, there will be two desperate teams at Hard Rock Stadium.

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