Christensen: Dolphins need RB 'to emerge as the guy'

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen says he’s looking for a sturdy and versatile every-down running back, the better to press defenses with a no-huddle attack that does not take breaks for substitutions.

Last year Lamar Miller did all the heavy lifting at running back for Miami but he’s with the Texans now, gone in free agency.

“We really need someone to emerge as the guy,” Christensen said. “I’ve talked about the no-huddle thing. We don’t want to substitute. When you huddle, you substitute those guys and you can keep them fresh. We really need one guy to be a three-down back, stay in there for that drive."

Fantasy Impact: 

Very interesting comments from Christensen. We assumed Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi would split the workload. That could still happen if the two split drives, but it doesn't sound like the team really wants to substitute mid-drive. Foster has missed 23 games to injury over the last few years and Ajayi has missed time already in camp so neither has proven to be versatile as of late. This situation because increasingly interesting each day so far this summer.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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