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The Splash Zone 12/5/17: Kenyan Drake Flashes Feature Back Potential

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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When the Dolphins traded away Jay Ajayi, many questioned if the running back room would be able to produce results. Since the trade, one can argue that the Dolphins offense has really opened up thanks to Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake. But it was all Drake on Sunday against the Broncos. Drake broke some big runs and flashed that big play potential. He still have four games to prove himself.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Miami Dolphins' Kenyan Drake shows signs of being feature back
The 2016 third-rounder made the Dolphins feel better about their RB situation, rushing for a career-high 120 yards and breaking off another long run.


Adam Gase

Broncos take exception to Adam Gase's onside kick - NFL.com
Dolphins coach and former Broncos assistant Adam Gase called for an onside kick with a 24-point lead in the fourth quarter. Needless to say it was a point of contention in the Denver locker room.

What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Monday (Patriots week) | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins are feeling good for the first time in more than a month after they broke their five-game losing streak with a victory over Denver on Sunday. It gets much tougher now with New England coming back.

Adam Gase says controversial onside kick was about Dolphins, not Broncos - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the onside kick in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 35-9 blowout victory over the Denver Broncos had nothing to do with Denver executive John Elway or not getting the Broncos head coach job.


Dolphins Offense

Miami Dolphins | Offense surging in second half of season | Miami Herald
The Dolphins’ offense is enjoying a second-half surge. That is good. The bad? It came a month too late to make a real difference.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Circus catch, 98 yards, TD: Dolphins WR Kenny Stills adds to big year | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS—It’s gone slightly under the radar that wide receiver Kenny Stills is putting together one of the best seasons of his career. It’s already his best year with the Dolphins. After a nondescript start to the season in which he averaged 2.8 catches and 32.


Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas might be back in 2018 | Miami Herald
The fate of Miami Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas seemed determined earlier this season when he wasn’t producing and a 2018 return was unlikely. Now we can’t be so sure.


Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins: That time Jordan Phillips looked like Warren Sapp | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — There are times Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips flashes like Warren Sapp. This is not an exaggeration. Look, there plenty of times we suggest Phillips isn't making enough plays, doesn't seem to exerting every ounce of effort, doesn't seem capable of fulfil...


Broncos at Dolphins

5 Miami Dolphins Snap Conclusions from demolition of Broncos | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins said they were focused on just one win, which makes sense, since the team hadn't won since October 22. So, Miami got its win, and in impressive fashion, dismantling the woeful Broncos at Hard Rock Stadium.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/4/17: Dolphins Stampede Over The Broncos
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Bowen: Baker Mayfield Makes Sense for the Dolphins - The Phinsider
ESPN’s Matt Bowen ranked five teams that would be a fit for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, and the Dolphins made the cut.

Pro Football Focus: Xavien Howard Headlines Big Day for Miami Dolphins Secondary - The Phinsider
Buoyed by a strong showing from their secondary, the Dolphins were able to snap their five-game losing streak.

Adam Gase sending message to John Elway? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins led the Denver Broncos 33-9 in the second half of Sunday’s Week 13 game when, having just scored a touchdown on the first play following an interception, the Dolphins kicked a...