Frank Gore still got more carries, and the recently signed Ty Johnson got more yards (on three carries) as La'Mical Perine’s explosiveness remained bottled up Sunday during the Jets’ 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.
In another miserable game for the offense, Perine was limited to seven rushes for 27 yards and two catches for 9 yards. He also dropped a pass late in the second quarter when he appeared to have plenty of room to run if he had corralled it, a play that coach Adam Gase indicated factored into his playing time.
“[Getting Perine more carries] was the plan going in, and I was just kind of watching those guys, the body language,” Gase said. “I know after Perine dropped that one ball, I was just trying to make sure he was good confidence-wise. I didn’t want him to go in the wrong direction. Just trying to get him back in there and then trying to get Ty involved."
It sounds like the plan is to still get a good look at Perine the rest of the season, which is good news for owners. However, it looks like there will be some growing pains along the way which could limit his workload at times. Also, if you haven't noticed, the Jets offense isn't good, so starting Perine right now in fantasy lineups is going to be very risky.