What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Friday

Adam Gase and the Dolphins are in big trouble if they don’t beat Tampa Bay. (Getty Images)

DAVIE—The Dolphins are under .500 for the first time in more than a year and can get back to even with a win against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Coming off the Monday night debacle at Carolina, the team’s had a truncated workweek to prepare for the Buccaneers. The biggest concern heading into the weekend is wide receiver Kenny Stills, who hurt his back in practice Thursday and remained out today.

Here are coach Adam Gase’s updates after today’s practice:

–The Dolphins aren’t sure whether Stills will be able to play, but Gase said he’s feeling better today so there’s some cause for optimism.

–Gase is very encouraged by the growth he’s seen from running back Kenyan Drake, who he once said drove him nuts. “The mistakes are way way down,” he said. “I see a guy in meetings paying very good attention to detail. He’s always taking notes, asking good questions. Sometimes you get thrust into that role, you learn what to do real fast.”

–Ndamukong Suh is still battling a knee injury. He worked through it Monday, and Gase didn’t notice any dropoff in his level of play. “I always see a really tough guy to block,” he said. “You rarely see one guy trying to block him.”

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