Kenyan Drake’s mom changes mindset
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake has a great night on the ground against the Dallas Cowboys
You know things need to change if your mom is criticizing you. Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake said his mom talked to him about what she was seeing from him on the playing field on Sunday’s.
Drake said that after talking to him mom, he realized maybe something needed to change. It’s one thing to think you are disappointing fans but another if it’s your mom.
"“It hit home when your own mom is not liking what she sees”"
Drake rushed for 174-yards on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. That included a 69-yard touchdown run to cap the Cardinals scoring.
The run was exactly what Drake is talking about. Last week fans were complaining of a lot of North-South running that was getting the ball moved nowhere.
On Monday night what we saw was a lot more hitting the open holes head on. Even without the long touchdown run, Drake would still have finished over 100-yards for the night.
He scored 2 touchdowns on Monday night in all. He now has 4 touchdowns on the season and is the fourth-leading rusher in the NFL after week 6 with 478-yards rushing. He is averaging 4.6-yards-per-carry.
The ground game has taken control somewhat, especially since quarterback Kyler Murray has continued his spark on the ground. The key will be consistency moving forward.
He also has not turned the ball over yet this season. That has to be the biggest takeaway from his performance so far. Murray is still trying to get his rhythm in the air, so keeping the ball off the turf in the running game is so important right now.
You could see how much Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s 2 fumbles on Monday night hurt them. The Cardinals scored 14 points off those fumbles.
Let’s just hope Drake keeps listening to his mom. Everyone should listen to their mom anyway but at least now we know what it takes to get Drake headed in the right path.