Kenyan Drake: Adam Gase said he brought me here for this

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Few could have seen the Dolphins beating the Patriots, period. The way they did it was practically inconceivable.

But according to Kenyan Drake, who was on the business end of the 69-yard, multi-lateral, game-winning touchdown, Dolphins coach Adam Gase saw it coming.

“When I met coach Gase,” Drake said, to Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, “he told me, ‘We drafted you to beat the New England Patriots.’ “

The 2016 third-rounder was able to fulfill that prophecy on a play they call “Boise,” a nod to Boise State’s 2007 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma which featured a similar play.

Drake said they go through the play each week in practice, so the players are familiar with the theory.

“What helped us,” Drake said, “is how much we practiced this exact play. We actually walk-through or jog-through the play every week. We go, like, half-speed. So we all knew what to do. It’s just a matter of doing it, and hoping it goes your way.”

The last stroke of good fortune was a ridiculous tackle attempt by All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was on the field to defend a Hail Mary.

“I saw him,” Drake said. “And I know how great he is. I know he’s going to the Hall of Fame. Awesome player. But regardless of who was there, he wasn’t stopping me. That I know for sure.”

That was apparently because Gase had ordained it years ago.

15 responses to “Kenyan Drake: Adam Gase said he brought me here for this

  1. If Gase has the power to predict plays in a football game then why hasn’t he won the lottery?

  2. “Few could have seen the Dolphins beating the Patriots, period”

    Pats are like 1-4, 1-5 in the last handful of seasons in Miami. It was very conceivable at the start of the game. But putting a sluggish looking Gronk out there instead of Josh Gordon, who they’ve used in TD prevent defense before this year, was a terrible call.

    Great win for Miami as they stuck around all game to make that happen. Ultimately for the Pats I’d hang the loss on a combination of the bad run defense, bad game by Gostowski (cost 4 points), and Brady’s bad clock management at the end of the half.

  3. Michael E says:
    December 10, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Should have drafted him to win the Super Bowl.

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    First step is to eliminate NE.

    Miami (under Dan Campbell) prevented NE from home field advantage and that ended up costing NE (on the road) the AFC Championship to Denver. NE will most likely win the division, but the AFC will also probably have to go through Kansas City to get to the Super Bowl, because of this NE loss to Miami.

  4. steve11blog says:
    December 10, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Why does Gore get more carries than Drake ??????????

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    So Drake is fresh enough to create Miracles in Miami at the end of the game.

  5. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    December 10, 2018 at 9:19 am

    In all fairness we are very lucky to have won the last two games on the final play, this does not make Adam Gase a good coach or Tannehill a good quarterback.
    I realize Euphoria is high but delusion is even higher!
    Happy Monday Dolphins Nation!

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    I’m hard on Tannehill too. But, he’s proving his worth. You need to go back and watch some of his throws over the years. I just did on youtube. impressive.

    Gase should go. Any coach would have called this play (well, except maybe BB who was looking for the HM). Gase is the lucky one that we pulled off the last two games and he’s the reason for (at least) the last two losses.

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