DAVIE—The Dolphins are coming off one of their worst offensive performances of the season and will need to turn that around immediately to stay in playoff contention.
As they get ready to host the Cardinals on Sunday, here are some updates from offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen:
— As running back Jay Ajayi closes in on a 1,000-yard season, Christensen admits the team has been a little surprised. The Dolphins were hoping he’d be productive, but “there wasn’t much evidence” that he could be this good.
— Regarding Ryan Tannehill’s brutal game against the Ravens, Christensen said nobody on the offense played well. “The only thing you can do is turn the page and go on to the next one and not let it turn into two,” he added.
— Christensen said the team had too many penalties, including five on pre-snap flags, and isn’t “good enough or explosive enough to overcome those yet.”
— Wide receiver DeVante Parker is earning some credibility with the coaching staff after playing through a back injury last weekend. Christensen wasn’t expecting him to be available in Baltimore.
— Christensen rejected Parker’s opinion that there wasn’t anything more he could have done on Lardarius Webb’s interception in the end zone.
— When asked if the team is willing to work in some secret plays it’s been saving all year, Christensen joked, “Well, we’d like to work in the ones that work.”
— Christensen on Gase: “He’s a creative guy. I’m not. I’m probably whatever the opposite of creative is. Boring?”
— Left tackle Branden Albert (wrist) wasn’t himself, but played well against Baltimore considering the injury.
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