Adam Gase traded Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round
pick. I know Gase isn’t the GM but there’s no doubt that he pushed for this
move. It came as a huge shock I’m sure for most fans and I’m not too sure what
Miami’s plan is going forward.

There’s could be a few reasons as to why Gase made this
move. Fans can agree with them or they can disagree, but Ajayi was a solid
running back for the most part who struggled so far this season because of a
weak offensive line. This wasn’t a deal based on Ajayi’s lack of ability
because we all know that he is a good running back.
This seems to be a move where Gase is showing his power as a
coach. He’s stated recently that players weren’t completely committed, and some
didn’t study their playbook enough. It now looks like Jay Ajayi could have been
one of those players Gase was talking about. Gase has always been a no-nonsense
guy from the start of his time in Miami.
We’ve seen from last year that Gase would get rid of anyone
who wasn’t producing or doing their job well at all. This move comes as a shock
because Ajayi was one of the better players on the offense since last year. It’s
also been reported, specifically by ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington that Miami wasn’t sure how
long Ajayi’s knees would last so that’s a reason why they got rid of him.
I’m not too sure how much I buy into that. I feel that this
was a deal because Ajayi has gotten into heated exchanges with coaches before
and like I stated earlier he might’ve been one of those players Gase was
talking about when he said players weren’t putting in enough effort or time into
the playbook.
Going forward it looks like Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams
will split time going forward or we could possibly see Drake become the new
starter and Williams will keep his same role as the third down pass catching
back. Personally, I’d like to see the latter happen.

This is an odd move considering the team is 4-3 and
currently fighting for a playoff spot. With all the talk about how bad the
offense has been it’ll be interesting to see how this move affects it. Right
now it seems that it got even worse but only time will tell.