The trait that makes Myles Gaskin stand out is he runs hard and has a knack for finding positive yards out of nearly every run. Not super fast or super strong, Gaskin is a bit undersized and very few scouts had him pegged as a starting running back in the NFL.
While many thought the backfield would be led by Howard and Breida, instead it's been Gaskin. Gaskin has led the Dolphins' backfield in snaps, touches and rushing yards in every game this season. He has played at least 63% of the offensive reps in every game while averaging over 18 touches per game. He's on pace for 1,392 total yards (rushing and receiving), which would be the most for a Dolphins running back since Jay Ajayi in 2016, the story said.
First-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire was at the forefront of the attack [Monday night]. He had 161 yards on 26 carries a few days after the Chiefs signed Le'Veon Bell to join him in the backfield. Monday’s outing showed why the Chiefs would likely be OK moving forward without Bell, but Edwards-Helaire sounded ready to welcome his new teammate with open arms.
“Talking to Le’Veon, he’s another piece to the puzzle,” Edwards-Helaire said, via Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com. “From here, I just feel like we can only go up. Le’Veon is older than me. I’m still in my rookie year, so, ultimately, anything that I can do to pick his brain and gain any knowledge from him, I’m there for it.”
CEH is willing to learn from Bell. On Monday night, Fox's Jay Glazer reported the Chiefs didn't bring Bell in to be the starter, but instead to take some of the pounding away from the Chiefs rookie back, which seems to be good news for owners going forward.
Doug Marrone did not provide the same kind of assurances for quarterback Gardner Minshew. Minshew was 25-of-44 for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the 34-16 loss and Marrone was asked after the game if he considered making a change at quarterback.
The head coach said he didn’t, but stopped short of ruling out a move at some point down the line.
“Maybe in the future, I think,” Marrone said, via Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com. “I mean, I’d be naïve not to say [that’s a possibility]."
Marrone clarified that’s something that's up for any position on the team, and added he didn’t feel that way during the course of the game about pulling Minshew. Still, it's a possibility if the Jags continue to trend down. It's something owners should be aware of, especially if Minshew is a streaming or every week option for owners. Glennon and Luton are next up on the depth chart.