It appears that Jay Ajayi has quit the Miami Dolphins. Or, at least, he has quit on the Miami Dolphins.
Numerous reports have surfaced to indicate that Gase has benched Ajayi for our season opener Sunday. In fact, Ajayi was told to stay home. He is not in Seattle. Sources seem to indicate that Ajayi and Gase had words over Gase’s decision to move Ajayi to the second string. Team sources said Ajayi sulked all week and was extremely upset.
As many of you know, Dolphins Truth has been a strong supporter of Ajayi, but we can no longer do so.
First of all, it’s not like a second running back doesn’t get in the game; he does. A lot. Given Arian Foster’s annual season-ending injuries, Ajayi would have been starting soon anyway, just as soon as Foster got hurt. All Ajayi had to do was wait and behave, and then he’d be the starter again. But the best laid plans…
Apparently Ajayi thinks his limited NFL games made him experienced enough to beat out a 1,000-yard rusher. Apparently, he doesn’t like healthy competition. And he certainly doesn’t like the fact that he got beat out, fair and square.
Dolphins Truth will keep looking into this, and it more be more to it. We’ll certainly owe Ajayi an apology if these early reports are wrong.
This is the type of thing that doesn’t go away. On Monday, will Ajayi show up at practice and suddenly say, “I learned my lesson, and I promise to accept that I’m only your second choice”? It doesn’t happen.
Thanks to reader Sean for tipping us on this story.