Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi aiming to erase inconsistency, surpass 1,272 yards

Running back Jay Ajayi says he intends to make anyone in his way pay for being there. Here, he fights off Rams safety T.J. McDonald (now with the Dolphins) last season. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

OXNARD, Calif. — Jay Ajayi enjoyed a breakout season with the Dolphins last year, but his to-do list this year might be even longer.

And high on that list is showing more consistency in Year 3.

Ajayi had 1,272 yards last season, including three 200-yard games. But after games with 204 yards (Pittsburgh), 214 (Buffalo) and 111 (Jets), what followed were six outings without a 100-yard performance.

“Just game in and game out, bringing that consistency,” Ajayi told The Post. “I was effective last year and having those O-line guys healthy and blocking well is exciting for me every week.”

That starts with Sunday’s opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dolphins listed Ajayi on their injury report with a knee problem but he made it through full practices all week and told The Post he’s good to go.

Ajayi said his goal is to surpass last year’s total of 1,272, which he thinks is attainable.

“A lot more confident now and I think it’s showing,” he said. “I’ve been able to make a lot more plays out here on the practice field and that’s the goal.”

Ajayi was one of the best in the NFL at yards after contact and expects no change there.

“Whoever’s in the way, it’s just — they’re in the way,” he said. “So you’ve just got to make them pay or make them miss. You don’t want to get tackled by anyone. It’s always good to make someone miss or stiff-arm someone. Keep the energy going, keep the intensity going in the game.”

Bottom line: “More everything,” Ajayi said. “Not just for me, for the whole team as well. We were able to get to the playoffs and we want to do even more of that, so just more everything.”

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