Kenyan Drake: I want more wins, not more carries

AP

Questions have been raised this offseason about what role Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake will have in the offense with a new coaching staff in place, but Drake says it won’t matter to him as long as they win.

“I would like to win a lot more games,” Drake said, via the Sun-Sentinel. “That’s my most important thing — whether I get the ball five times or 25 times, if we’re winning games, everybody’s going to get the accolades that they want. All in all, we went [7-9] last year and people had good stat seasons. I had over 1,000 [total] yards, almost double digits in touchdowns — you know, whoop-dee-doo. We didn’t go to the playoffs. We didn’t win enough games.”

Drake said his job is just to do whatever his coaches tell him to do.

“That’s really up to them to decide,” said Drake. “I put myself in the best situation to help win games — so whether that’s catching the ball, whether that’s running the ball, whether that’s playing special teams, whatever they want me to do — that’s what I’m going to do.”

Drake’s attitude of putting his team before himself is one that should endear him to his new coaches.

12 responses to “Kenyan Drake: I want more wins, not more carries

  1. Let me guess, Gase, when Gore is in you’ll run the ball and when Drake is in you might run it or throw it. WOW. so frickin tricky.

    Drake should have had 1000% more touches than old Man Gore.
    Gase is a clown who couldn’t coach his way out of Miami. oh wait,. he already did that. It’s great he stayed in the AFC East so Pats can count on more Jet futility.

  2. Unfortunately for Drake the Dolphins have a plan this year, and it doesn’t appear to have more wins in it.

  3. The Dolphins rebuild is on, but the RB position is beyond solid. They have a few guys most have not heard of, but soon you will! Kalen Ballage and Myles Gaskins. Also, using a bruising FB as a lead blocker who can go TE or HB and is the best pass catching FB in college in Chandler Cox. The ground game will slow the clock and help an otherwise lackluster roster. Gase was simply in over his head with his favorite players, bad play calling and stubborn BS.

  4. As a coach or player on the phins you cant ask for much more than that. Drake’s been an underdog for a while now.

  5. I like players that do their talking on the field. Hopefully he can produce in a way that when he does score the nation doesn’t have to characterize it as a miracle play.

  6. laxcoach37 says:
    May 23, 2019 at 9:35 am
    The Dolphins rebuild is on, but the RB position is beyond solid. They have a few guys most have not heard of, but soon you will! Kalen Ballage and Myles Gaskins. Also, using a bruising FB as a lead blocker who can go TE or HB and is the best pass catching FB in college in Chandler Cox. The ground game will slow the clock and help an otherwise lackluster roster. Gase was simply in over his head with his favorite players, bad play calling and stubborn BS
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Gase will may not win a lot of games with the Jets, but he’ll rollover the Dolphins as much of the NFL will until Flores is fired and he goes back to Foxboro.

  7. VaPhinFan, I am getting a sneaky feeling that you have an issue with Flores as the HC of the Dolphins. Can you explain your reason? All you have done is trash him and the coaching staff… What qualifications do you have to judge them, what exactly are you basing your opinion on? Last we saw Flores, he was shutting down a pretty explosive team in the Super Bowl. Why waste your time on the site if all you believe is that the team will suck under Flores?

  8. The Dolphins have had the best offseason in that division. The Jests got worse. The Patriots really can’t get any better. The Bills are always a team that you can’t tell how they’re doing until they hit the field. Just losing Gase and Tannehill was a huge step forward for the Dolphins, even before any additions. It’s a tough conference, so it might not reflect in wins right away, but if they’re patient, this incarnation of the Dolphins could become a playoff team.

  9. Mr. Miami Miracle Man is by what he said the example of what Miami should become–Patriot Way 2.0, as Drake showed on the field week 14 last year–against the Patriots. Now, if Josh Rosen really can prove he is better than Tannehill was…but Rosen’s attitude alludes to the possibility that he can be–again, Patriot Way–the next Tom Brady! (I wish!)

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