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Kenyan Drake 2018 Outlook

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1 hour ago, oresteszero said:

 last week they were exposed for who they really are..

 

that is the team where I believe THE DRAKE will flourish.  We need more trash Dolphins crap so they stop getting cute and Gase starts making decisions like his job depends on it. 

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1 hour ago, Zak0221 said:

 

Its not baffling, Gore is the backup...They put in the backup QB, backup WRs and yes the back up RB when the game was out of hand in 4th quarter.

 

It is baffling. Starting running backs don’t get 6 carries in a two week span.

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5 minutes ago, DillyDilly said:

It is baffling. Starting running backs don’t get 6 carries in a two week span.

 

Yes that part is baffling but I was only commenting about why Gore was in the 4th quarter so much.  Prior to that series Gore had even less touches than Drake. 

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38 minutes ago, dudewithabadcat said:

 

that is the team where I believe THE DRAKE will flourish.  We need more trash Dolphins crap so they stop getting cute and Gase starts making decisions like his job depends on it. 

They’re not as bad as the pats game.   That was one angry, focused team.   You don’t want to play them after they get embarrassed by Detroit in primetime.    

 

But re: Drake....I really have no idea what to expect. He’s benched pending better usage 

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45 minutes ago, Zak0221 said:

 

Yes that part is baffling but I was only commenting about why Gore was in the 4th quarter so much.  Prior to that series Gore had even less touches than Drake. 

Gotcha. Right now I'm treating it as a split. But Drake is a hold (for now) and I will never touch Gore. He's sitting on my wire right now and I have no temptation at all to go to grandpa.

 

This is really sad situation for Drake owners. Probably the most mind boggling running back situation I have personally been apart of...

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Kenyan Drake began practice Thursday in the corner of the field with several teammates working on his blocking, with no ball involved.

For Drake, it was similar to a game.

The Miami Dolphins' starting running back is averaging less than 11 touches a game and has totaled 107 yards rushing in the season's first month. The lack of productivity is one reason the Dolphins (3-1) rank 30th in total yards and are tied for 25th in rushing yards heading into Sunday's game at Cincinnati (led, and as a result opponents enjoy an eight-minute per-game edge in time of possession.

Gase said the primary reason for Drake's modest statistics is that the Dolphins are averaging 50 plays per game, third-lowest in the NFL.

''Not good,'' Gase said. ''There are about six other guys not getting enough touches either. We need more plays.''

But Drake has fewer carries than his backup, 35-year-old Frank Gore. And the lack of steady work has hurt Drake's efficiency.

Last year he ranked sixth in the NFL with an average of 4.8 yards per carry, topping 100 yards in consecutive games after he became the starter in Week 13. This year he's averaging 3.2 yards.

In his first two seasons with Miami, Drake had touchdowns of 96, 66, 45 and 42 yards. His longest gain this year is 20.

Drake and Gore would both like to be busier.

''We've got to get more opportunities by staying on the field more,'' Gore said. ''Then you'll get more touches. We've just got to keep working, and something will happen for us. Our time will come. Everybody will see.''

A better ground game would mean more ball control, which would help a defense gouged for 38 points in last week's loss at New England. A more potent rushing attack would also ease the pressure on quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who took a beating against the Patriots.

''It opens up a lot of other avenues on our offense,'' Tannehill said. ''It is important for us to get the run game going early. It's obviously something we didn't do well last week, and we need to be better this week.''

Last year the Dolphins went 1-8 when they rushed for less than 100 yards, and 5-2 when they reached that threshold. It seems the path to improvement is clear, and that means more touches for Drake.

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Coach Adam Gase said Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore will "continue splitting that stuff" in the Dolphins' backfield.

This is why bad teams stay bad. Sure, the Dolphins are 3-1, but they're not nearly as good as their record and got straight up embarrassed by the Patriots in Week 4. Drake had three carries that day, and Gore is out-carrying Drake 35-33 on the season. In the offseason, Gase said he wanted Drake to average 15-20 carries and 6-8 targets and the offense to run 70-75 plays per game. The Dolphins are averaging a laughably-bad 50.0 plays per game, 31st in the league ahead of only the Cardinals. Gase is laying blame there. "We're just not getting enough plays," he said. Perhaps Miami would "get enough plays" if the coach started featuring his best player -- Drake.
 
 
Benched till further notice.
 
 
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How embarrassing.  If this guy can become a head coach, I honestly think anyone can.  I hope they lose out.  Ryan Tannehill and Adam Gase is just a huge stinky dumpster fire.

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Watch him get 20 touches on everyone's bench this week, then Gase will abandon him again next week. 

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I was really high on Drake this year.  He looked really good once he got the gig last season.  I own him in one league of four, and I'm wondering if he's worth trading for.  The talent is there.  The problem is the coaching is not.

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Just now, PackerBacker555 said:

Starting this week at flex

 

God bless your soul. Fortunately I have better plays this week.. if Drake doesn't do it this week then I might have to sell reallll low. 

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3 minutes ago, PackerBacker555 said:

Starting this week at flex

 

I like it. Optimism. Going against the grain. It’s times like this when the unexpected perform well.

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7 hours ago, VIKEVIKE77 said:

They just have to figure this out, right?






Right? 

 

Gase likes the smell of his own farts, so until Miami starts losing, he can look and say, “we are winning without Drake getting 15 touches! It’s working!”

 

 You have to hope Miami starts losing. Local media is already all over him and that’s after he has this team 3-1.

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4 minutes ago, mdw5048 said:

 

Gase likes the smell of his own farts

 

Lol this made me laugh 

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