Frustration for London-born Ajayi as #JayTrain runs out of steam

Emmett Rice
October 2, 2017

The New Orleans Saints (1-2), coming off their first win of the season, face off against the Miami Dolphins (1-1), who are entering this game after their first loss.

"Obviously those first two weeks weren't what we aspired to be, we played two real good teams, the Vikings and Patriots", Brees said.

LONDON - The New Orleans Saints have spent their week in England trying to make this week fe...

And it's time to wonder: Did the Dolphins make a $10 million mistake? On Sunday, he managed just 16 yards on 11 attempts and he's also dealing with a knee injury. We will get a peek on Sunday.

Are the Dolphins exhausted of travel?

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Dolphins owner Stephen Ross so disliked his team's condensed schedule that he asked the National Football League to move this week's game to Miami. That is, as colleague Dave Richard put it on Fantasy Football Today, a brutal schedule for a businessman. The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel 6,818 miles for the entire season. They have to carry the momentum from last week's game onto Sunday to break even with a 2-2 start before the bye week.

Putting pressure on Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be key this week.

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Snead was the Saints' second-leading returning receiver last season, with 72 catches for 895 yards and four touchdowns.

It was bad. Still, it was close, because the Saints couldn't do anything either.

The real concern was the inability to shore up protection for Drew Brees on the interior of the offensive line. This actually was more like a walk-through, with Head Coach Adam Gase just looking for his players to stretch out a little bit after being on a plane for nine hours. But when the Saints absolutely needed a big play, Thomas delivered time and time again.

With Jay Ajayi lining up in the shotgun, and Jarvis Landry alongside him in the backfield, the Dolphins trotted Cutler outside the hash marks and he did not want to be there. Ajayi grew up in London. Patrons? Hooligans? Whatever, you get the point - Ajayi should be motivated. He finished the last game and I know it wasn't easy for him.

New Orleans is in serious need of a win as they are at the bottom of the NFC South division with a 1-2 record. Then the Panthers made a decision to, for whatever reason, feature a ton of Cam Newton utilizing his surgically repaired right arm. But his most notable play came on a running play.

The Dolphins had the ball for just 3:51 in the third quarter.

Despite nursing a knee injury in the run-up to Sunday's game, Ajayi made his worldwide series bow debut after missing out on the Dolphins' defeat to the Jets two years ago with a cracked rib.

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