--Ricky Williams has earned a rest during the team's bye week.
After Miami's first three games, Williams has rushed 93
times for 347 yards and two touchdowns. That includes a 153-yard outing in last
Sunday night's 17-7 victory over Buffalo at Pro Player Stadium.
If he continues at his current pace for the next 13 games, Williams will finish
with 496 carries. That would smash the NFL record of 410 set by Atlanta tailback
Jamal Anderson in 1998.
Whether Williams can stay in one piece
for that stretch is debatable. But Williams said he will not be changing the
rugged running style that puts him in contention to repeat as the NFL's rushing
"I really don't try to be physical. It happens that
way," said Williams, whose 42 carries against the Bills were a franchise record
and tied for the fourth-highest total ever in the NFL. "For me to be effective,
I have to be the aggressor, especially against a team like the
"The running game is like a heavyweight fight. You just
keep giving body blows and hopefully you get the knockout
Williams effectively KO'd the Bills late in the fourth
quarter, gaining 46 of 51 yards on Miami's final scoring drive (the other five
yards came on a penalty). Williams scored on a one-yard run with 1:52 remaining
to cap his 12th 100-yard performance in 18 games since joining the Dolphins last
"The guy is special," Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt
--LT Mark Dixon (ankle) was declared inactive for the
third consecutive game but is expected back in uniform after the team's bye for
an October 5 road contest against the New York Giants.
Brian Griese (toe) was declared inactive for the third consecutive game but is
expected back in uniform after the team's bye for an October 5 road contest
against the New York Giants.
--S Arturo Freeman was used as the
dime cornerback for Sunday's 17-7 victory over Buffalo. Freeman, who was chosen
to play ahead of the struggling Jamar Fletcher, finished with two
--CB Jamar Fletcher had his spot as dime cornerback
taken by Arturo Freeman for the second consecutive game in Sunday night's 17-7
victory over Buffalo. Barring injury to another member of the secondary,
Fletcher might not get the chance to redeem himself for a poor performance in
the season-opener against Houston.
--QB Jay Fiedler improved to
19-9 in games in which he throws for less than 200 yards after a 17-7 victory
last Sunday against Buffalo. Fiedler did have a touchdown throw in his 154-yard
outing, but he was erratic and Buffalo CB Nate Clements returned one of his two
interceptions 54 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown.
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