Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi Can Take a Hit and Keep Going—and Not Just on the Field

November 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This is how Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi began his game against the Jets last Sunday.
First carry: Gets hit in the backfield, loses two yards, fumbles the football and recovers it himself.
Second carry: Tries to go left, but the pile engulfs him, and he loses a yard.
Third carry: Gets cut down before taking his first step with the ball. Loss of five.
By now, the Jets are barking at Ajayi. He had run for 200 yards in each of the previous two games, and they want to make sure he knows it's not going to happen again against the then-No. 1 run defense in the NFL.
"Your 200-yard streak ends here, Ajayi," he hears as he gets up from the play.
Little do the Jets know Ajayi has them right where he wants them. Some people have to burn themselves playing with the matches before they can light a spark.
Now the look in Ajayi's eyes is different.
His next opportunity on the drive is on an outside zone run to the left. He cuts it...

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