DAVIE–As the Dolphins close out a choppy week of preparation for Sunday’s game against the Jets, things are starting to smooth out.
Miami coach Adam Gase isn’t concerned about the knee issues bothering Jarvis Landry and Jay Ajayi, which kept them out of practice Wednesday, and expects both to play at New York. “I wouldn’t say it’s serious, but they both got banged up in the game,” he said.
Here are Gase’s other updates from this afternoon:
— The “carryover” he sees from last year is that players have confidence they can win games even in disadvantageous situations.
— The season-long plan to deal with not having a bye week is to shorten up some Mondays and “steal some (off) days here and there when you can.”
— Gase says it’s not imperative that the Dolphins have “a go-to guy” in the red zone. He says every skill player on his roster has something unique he can do in that area.
— Gase continues to harp on his own bad play calling from Sunday. “It was one of those situations where I wasn’t believing in how they were playing us,” he said. “I was waiting for (defensive coordinator Gus Bradley) to take the next step, but he just stayed with what he was doing.” Essentially, he was overthinking it. He called it “trying to be too cute.”
— Gase says the Dolphins have not made a decision on Lawrence Timmons. He will not guarantee that Timmons will eventually be back on the roster.
— Right tackle Ja’Wuan James played what Gase described as his best game since Gase’s arrival.
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