Dolphins vs Broncos Live Stream Free. The Miami Dolphins’ tailback has an unwavering confidence in himself, his talent, and his potential.
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But what the former Alabama standout doesn’t have is experience, a polished resume that proves he’s as talented as many say he is, and his size (6-foot-1, 221 pounds), speed (4.45 in the 40-yard dash) and pedigree (third tailback selected in the 2016 NFL draft) hint at.
In his two seasons in the NFL, Drake, who will make the third start of his career in Sunday’s home game against the Denver Broncos, hasn’t proven he’s ready to carry a team’s rushing attack. He’ll be given that opportunity this while Damien Williams is sidelined by a shoulder injury, and the outcome could change the trajectory of Drake’s career.
I try to go out in practice and prepare like I’m getting every carry regardless of the situation,” said Drake, who has never handled more than nine carries in an NFL game. “The fact that it could be the case, it just kind of goes into my preparation. Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready.”
But has Drake been ready?
There is no track record that proves he can handle a 250-carry workload, which concerns Dolphins coaches.
“I have a lot of confidence in him ability-wise, but when he went into the starting role, the playing role, that’s a whole different game,” offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said. “When you’re getting thumped and you’re the guy and all of a sudden you’ve played three weeks in a row and your body’s sore, can you take the pounding? Can you hold onto the football?”
Drake has 42 rushing attempts on the season, all but four of which have come in the past five games. He’s turned those carries into 200 rushing yards (4.8 per attempt) and one touchdown, but more is needed for this offense to improve.
Miami’s run game has been highly inconsistent all season.