Players with more carries than Kenyan Drake yesterday:— Adam Pfeifer (@APfeifer24) November 5, 2018
Drake had exactly three carries on the game, tied for his lowest of the season. Except the last time he only had three carries was in a 38-7 loss to New England when Miami had to abandon the run.
To make matters worse, head coach Adam Gase didn't exactly have an enlightening answer to the problem.
How can you do something you don't want when you are the head coach? The Dolphins controlled this game from beginning to end? What plan? https://t.co/z4fRyj181K— Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) November 5, 2018
It's not entirely clear what part of the game took the Dolphins away from their gameplan. They never trailed and the passing game was getting shut down. It's not like they didn't at least try to run the ball: Frank Gore had 20 carries and averaged 2.7 yards per carry. You'd think they'd at least give Drake a few more chances to see if he could break through when no one else could.
The offense was so mismanaged that if Darnold had been able to take care of the ball better the Dolphins could have easily lost. Drake only got one look in the second half and it was an incomplete pass from Osweiler. The hilarious part here is that Drake's limited carries came on the only two scoring drives of the game for the Dolphins.
Dolphins snap count thoughts:— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) November 5, 2018
- Frank Gore: 20 carries, 29 reps. Kenyan Drake: 3 carries, 28 reps 類
- Minkah Fitzpatrick was a full-time player, should stay that way at S or CB
- Kenny Stills was limited returning from groin injury. Should return to full-time next week. pic.twitter.com/PKog1sNA5n
This weird decision comes after about four straight games of Gore and Drake evenly splitting carries and a week after Drake had a solid showing against Houston. There's no real explanation for what happened and Gase isn't giving us one. Be wary of starting Drake in fantasy moving forward.
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