Dolphins Post Game Notes

News and notes from week-three of the NFL season.

 --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 champion.
   "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 Bills.
   "The running game is like a heavyweight fight. You just keep giving body blows and hopefully you get the knockout punch."
   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 season.
   "The guy is special," Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said.
   --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.
   --QB 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 tackles.
   --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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