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Kenyan Drake drives Adam Gase a little crazy at times, but so did Jay Ajayi

June 1st, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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Kenyan Drake can go. He’s a former 100-meter state champion in his Georgia high school days, and a kickoff return sensation who jetted 95 yards for a touchdown in Alabama’s national championship game win over Clemson at the end of the 2015 college season.

The question is when he will go, and in which particular direction. Adam Gase would like to know, or at least he would like to think that Drake knows.

Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) at Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida on May 31, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

“Occasionally I want to possibly hurt Drake every once in a while,” said Gase, “but he’s my guy. He does so many good things, but he always does one thing, whether it be on or off the field, that will test me.

“I kinda like it.”

It’s the tail end of that quote that interests me most. The Miami Dolphins’ head coach is always looking to push for a little more from each play and each player. He’s edgy that way, and appreciates the little spark of improvisation and inspiration that separates solid pros from spectacular Pro Bowlers.

Clearly, Jay Ajayi drove Gase a little crazy, too, last summer. The clear starter at running back going into training camp, Ajayi didn’t do enough to please his new boss and lost the starting job to veteran Arian Foster. In what still rates …

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Tags: 2017 offseason, Adam Gase, Alabama Crimson Tide, Dave George, jay ajayi, Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins, NFL, sports

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