Kenyan Drake has 170 yards from scrimmage

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Jay who?

Kenyan Drake is showing why the Dolphins shipped Jay Ajayi to the Eagles at the trade deadline in October. Drake, a third-round pick out of Alabama in 2016, gained only 179 rushing yards and 46 receiving yards last season as a rookie.

He had a career-best 141 yards from scrimmage last week against Denver, including his first 100-yard rushing game.

Drake has one-upped himself against the Patriots.

He has 17 carries for 90 yards and four catches for 80 yards, helping the Dolphins to a 27-10 lead.

11 responses to “Kenyan Drake has 170 yards from scrimmage

  1. Give the Miami staff some credit, Pats are thin at D line and LB for this one and Miami is attacking them. With Gronk out and 3rd stringer Fleming at RT the Maimi front is attacking and knocking Brady off his spot. Excellent game planning by Gase & Co.

  2. Drake looks good, but the Pats defensive front-7 is missing Dont’a Hightower, Trey Flowers, Kyle van Noy, and now Alan Branch. I don’t know that tonight’s performance is indicative of anything.

  3. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    December 11, 2017 at 10:57 pm
    Give the Miami staff some credit, Pats are thin at D line and LB for this one and Miami is attacking them. With Gronk out and 3rd stringer Fleming at RT the Maimi front is attacking and knocking Brady off his spot. Excellent game planning by Gase & Co

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    Brady looks waaaay off tonight. Hope it’s just one of those nights. Otherwise…. gulp!

  4. Off subject but I Gotta give credit to Sabean at Alabama. Dude routinely has a stable of 5star recruits at the RB position.

    I don’t remember seeing or hearing Drake getting many touches in college but I could be wrong. Alvin Kamara transferd to Tennessee because his lack of playing time and he’s probably going to be the offensive ROY and the Bama back coming out will be a 1st rounder most likely

  5. Congrats to Miami, their staff put together a great game plan. They knew coming in the Pats were Gronk-less, thin on both lines and at LB and they devised a scheme to attack the weaknesses. Miami’s players executed very well especially the defensive front, they kept Brady off his spot and it showed. Need to get Cannon or at least Waddle back. Fleming is a flat out liability on that right side, with Gronk available he gets help and they cover the weakness but damn he looked like the 3rd stringer he is tonight.

  6. Jay Ajayi who? The Dolphins RBs have outgained Ajayi every week since he left. I like Ajayi and wish him well, but as I said weeks ago… the RB position is interchangeable. Some are better than others, but for the mostpart depends on the team and system. Drake is a dual threat and keeps defenses from playing the predictable run like when Ajayi was in.

  7. Terrific game by Kenyan Drake. That spin move in the backfield,
    to get away from a blitzing Pat Chung, was simply spectacular.

  8. It’s pretty funny how many pats fans using injuries and gronk suspension as reasons for the loss, even if they are giving back handed compliments. Miami down starting RG, RT, CB and second RB not to mention their starting QB.

  9. finsphan says:
    December 12, 2017 at 12:46 am

    It’s pretty funny how many pats fans using injuries and gronk suspension as reasons for the loss, even if they are giving back handed compliments.
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    WTH are you talking about? There’s nothing backhanded about it. Coaches create game plans to target weakness in an opponent, it’s called football. Miami did an excellent job of it and won the game.

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