Maurice Jones-drew: Kenyan Drake Is A Bottom-five Starting Nfl Running Back

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  1. Daytona Fin

    Daytona Fin There's one, set for stun Moderator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    He's not even in the top 20 YAC.
     
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    where's th'fish Scout Team Donator

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    True, but Drake was still expected to be the main guy during the offseason and he couldn't beat a player in the dusk of his career. The thing with Drake that divides opinions this way is that he has spectacular talent. By all rights he should be one of the best 3rd down backs in the league, if nothing else. And yet, it hasn't jelled for him. One can always hope, but RBs develop very quickly and age very quickly (Gore excepted).
     
  3. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Drake has some talent, no doubt. But we've seen talented backs come in and never really claim the throne, and in the end have some real cool highlights but are out of the league by year 5.

    I hope to see him seize the starting role this year.
     
  4. djphinfan

    djphinfan Perennial All-Pro

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    I believe that Drake has excellent hands and route running ability, do we think Gase used a back properly that has superior hands and route running ability?
     
  5. maralieus

    maralieus Lets get those balls deep!!

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    MJD is a bottom five analyst. Seems fitting.
     
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    he is a plus in the passing game, and that is what we need passing.
     
  8. phinking

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    Maurice Jones-Drew was an All-Pro Running Back sir. I don't like what he said. But he knows a little bit about the position. So he qualifies to have an opinion about it.
     
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    I loved him as a player, but as an analyst he is so biased against the dolphins it isnt funny.

    I dont think he has said a single good thing about them since he got the TV gig.
     
  10. hoops

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    good in 2017 because he was willing to run inside when the play called for it and take what the blocking gave him.

    Poor in 2018 cause he just wasn’t willing and promptly replaced as a result on 1st and 2nd down for a guy who was. Did a really poor job of maintaining the sticks which is how you see your role reduced
     
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    What are rankings but opinion?

    The truth is the Adam Gase era was not a good one... the schemes on both offense and defense were strange and ineffective and so it’s hard to fully evaluate Drake, Tankersley and several other players!
     
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    Drake is the most over rated dolphin on the team by a long shot. Electric with the ball, but awful between the ears. Not sure there is a back in the league that is worse at blocking and picking up the blitz. And that’s kind of a big deal when you play for the phins and have an annual Swiss cheese Oline. Not a better #2/change of pace back in the league, but not in top 32 of starters either in my opinion. You cannot be a 3 down back if you can’t block. Period.
     
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    True... but I see this bleeding down from a lack of commitment from the top...Gase did a poor job of leading this team and ultimately lost it!
     
  14. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott All About The U

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    MJD sucks at his job so irrelevant for me. He's a complete idiot.
     
  15. phins_4_ever

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    Drake will fit nicely into our 3RB rotation.
     
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