Davie, FLA. Friday, September 22, 2017- This week the Miami Dolphins prepared for their 103rd matchup against the New York Jets. According to Dolphin’s defensive end, Cameron Wake, the Dolphins-Jets is still considered a rivalry. “From The moment I got here,” Wake said. “Whether it’s New York or Miami or wherever it may be it has always been a big game, a game that you circle on your calendar.”
Running back, Jay Ajayi, is nursing a knee injury, but today he did participate in practice, which is the most active he’s been all week. Ajayi said he is feeling good today, but head coach, Adam Gase, has the injury listed as a precautionary measure.
“Coach just put it on there, but it’s more for rest and keeping me feeling fresh for the game.”
Ajayi noted the last matchup against this division opponent on December 17, 2016 the Jets did a pretty good job stopping the run game. “For the running backs, it was a tough one, but for the team it was great to get that win.”
The Dolphins will travel to New Jersey tomorrow for their first divisional game of the season. Kickoff is Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 PM ET on CBS.
- The Dolphins roster is composed of 20 players age 22-24 and 18 players who were not selected in the NFL draft.
- Miami has won 10 of its last 12 regular season games.
- The last time the Dolphins had two straight postseason appearances was from 1997-2001.
- Quarterback Jay Cutler completed 73% of his passes in his debut against the San Diego Chargers, making his completion percentage the highest by a quarterback making his first start as a member of the Dolphins.
- Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson went to South Plantation High School and wide receiver Jojo Natson attended Boyd Anderson.
Overtime with Daphnie:
I always wished reporters would provide behind the scene details of being a reporter. That is why I vow to provide details about what it’s really like being a reporter.
First, it took me about 15 minutes getting to the media work room. I knew the Dolphins train at Nova Southeastern University, but never knew the building. The media are only allowed 30 minutes in practice and can’t see any 7 on 7 drills. Coach Gase is available daily. The media also get fed at the practices. The media room has assigned seats. The media that cover the Dolphins is an all-male troop. I definitely have to get use to the players walking around in their towels in the locker room. Offensive line coach Chris Foerster and I had a quick conversation. A photographer commented, that is the most he ever heard him speak to the media. “They get tired of us old guys,” the photographer said.