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The Splash Zone 5/30/18: Frank Gore Already A Huge Influence

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Frank Gore has only been a Miami Dolphin for a couple of months, but he is already a huge influence according to Kenyan Drake. Gore is a well respected player and is most likely heading to the Hall of Fame someday. Young players, like Drake, can follow Gore’s example as the running back is still playing at the young age of 35.

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

How Frank Gore is already influencing Miami Dolphins’ Kenyan Drake | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Kenyan Drake has only known Frank Gore for a few months now, but he's already learned the most important thing. "He’s definitely one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known," Drake said Wednesday. Gore is 35 years old. And Drake is 24 years old.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins defense jaws at Ryan Tannehill, but ‘he’ll come back at you’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill maintains as nondescript of a public personality as possible, but he’s feisty behind the scenes. As Tannehill gets back into the offense after missing the last year-plus with a knee injury, he and the defense have had some good battles during Or...

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins’ Kenyan Drake: Kalen Ballage is one ‘smooth’ ‘freak’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Kalen Ballage is the tallest player in the Miami Dolphins' running back room and he's also the heaviest. Ballage is 6-foot-3, 230 pounds and he's also really, really fast.

Dolphins Defensive Line

How will Jordan Phillips do with more of Ndamukong Suh’s snaps? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Ndamukong Suh didn't just play well as a Miami Dolphin. He played an incredible number of snaps. Suh played 84 percent of snaps for the Dolphins last season, unheard of for a defensive tackle.

Dolphins Secondary

Despite Dolphins’ logjam at safety, T.J. McDonald likes his chances | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Dolphins think they’re loaded with talent in the secondary. If that’s true, that’s the first step. The next one is figure out how to use all those assets.

After rough 2017 season, Dolphins secondary out to be among NFL’s best | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Few teams were easier to pass against than the Dolphins last year, and their defensive backs are insistent on changing that. Looking around that corner of the locker room, there seems like there should be enough talent to turn things around.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Dolphins waive Sean Hickey - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have announced they waived offensive tackle Sean Hickey. The Dolphins originally signed Hickey in August, eventually moving him to the practice squad at the end of the preseason....

Miami Dolphins 2018 depth chart breakdown: William Hayes - The Phinsider
It has been a few days since our last Miami Dolphins 90-in-90 article, mostly because I took a little off time for the long weekend. However, we are back today and turning from an undrafted free...