Latest On Dolphins, Adam Gase

This time of year in the NFL season is when the coaching carousel really starts to heat up, and this cycle seems set to be especially busy. There will be a ton of head coaching jobs open, with two coaches already fired and a slew of others set to be canned once Week 17 is over. While people like Todd Bowles, Vance Joseph, Dirk Koetter, and Steve Wilks have been written off as goners, one name that hasn’t been talked about too much is Dolphins coach Adam Gase.

While he’s flown more under the radar, that doesn’t mean his job is safe. We’ve already heard that John Harbaugh isn’t a lock to be in Baltimore long term, and there’s a “lingering belief that owner Stephen Ross would be interested in hiring Ravens coach John Harbaugh”, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.While that still seems like a long shot, Florio also points out how Gase’s future is tied to what the Dolphins do with their front office.

Front office head Mike Tannenbaum is reportedly set to be let go at the end of the year, but it’s Gase who has contractual control and final say over the 53-man roster. A source told Florio that the Dolphins are interested in speaking to Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton and Bills assistant G.M. Joe Schoen, but Florio notes that “if Miami isn’t able to offer a new employee control over the football operation, the Vikings and Bills (and any other team with a current front-office employee under contract) would be able to block the process.”

As such, Florio writes that “the Dolphins need to wrest power from Gase, either voluntarily or involuntarily, if the goal is to hire a high-level executive from another NFL franchise.” It’s unclear if Gase would agree to such a reduction of his authority, or if he would then seek to leave the team.

Gase is a very highly regarded offensive mind, and would be in immediate demand as an offensive coordinator and possibly head coach if he’s available after this year. This is Gase’s third year coaching the Dolphins, and he’s dealt with major injuries in each of his three seasons as coach. His first year in Miami he made the playoffs with journeyman Matt Moore as his quarterback down the stretch, and was stuck with Jay Cutler as a last minute pickup last year after Ryan Tannehill tore his ACL. The Dolphins also appear set to move on from Tannehill, so no matter what happens with Gase it should be an offseason of major change in Miami.

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  1. kenleyfornia2

    Firing Gase would be a huge mistake. This team was ranked 32nd in some power rankings before the season and he had then competitive.

    • tsolid

      So, you pick and choose when success matters? I guess being competitive is a moral victory, huh?

      • kenleyfornia2

        Ah so your going to ignore my point on Harbaugh over and over again. My issue with him is his ego, not what his teams records were. Guess you still cant see it. Gase has had absolute junk to work with and with New England in their division what do you possibly expect

        • tsolid

          Oh…. so you’re in the excuse business now? Again…Point towards an article where the PLAYERS had a problem with Harbaugh? Don’t wanna hear about how he didn’t get a long with the GM/Front office people. You see how they got ran out of town soon after making the mistake of letting Harbaugh go.

          • kenleyfornia2

            Richard Sherman and Brandon Jacobs just off the top of my head. What are you his son? I literally said he was overrated originally and it brought out your feelings hard. You have to be hiding under a rock to think he doesnt have an ego on him

            • tsolid

              LOL!!! Richard Sherman, Brandon Jacobs have NO egos at all! Dude, you’re the one that keeps bringing up feelings over internet debates. I don’t know you and don’t care about you. This is ALL fun for me. You don’t like being called out for your hypocrisy. Call a coach with with PROVEN success overrated, but praise a loser b/c of what division they play. They only play NE 2x a year, Big Guy. What about the other 14 games? Gase is a offensive wizard, right?

              • kenleyfornia2

                The fact you think Gase is a loser is comical. Dolphins were 1-5 and made the playoffs in his rookie year. Last year Jay Cutler was their QB. Osweiler for a good chunk of this year. Having Suh (before this season) and Tanehill paid a massive amount limited what they could bring into the roster. Yes he is an offensive ‘wizard’ just not on the level Mcvay or Payton are. And if he is fired watch how fast he gets another job. Your Harbaugh argument is so easy to destroy. John Fox had a better record than Harbaugh in Denver, went to a super bowl and had more playoff trips. So is he a good coach? If you say no you are a flat out hypocrite and if you say yes then LOL

                • tsolid

                  You keep making excuses, man. NFL/NBA/MLB are results oriented sports, unless it’s the Cowboys. John Fox got ran out of Carolina, Had some success in Denver, but failed miserably in Chicago. 133-123 record. I would say he’s Ok. I’ll take 44-19 and go from there with Harbaugh

                  • kenleyfornia2

                    John Fox, exact same time frame 2011-14 as Harbaugh in Denver 46-18 better record, super bowl loss exactly like Jim. You have zero reason to say he is a bad coach based on your praise for Harbaugh. Zero. Mike McCarthey had an excellent record and GB including a super bowl win. He must be the 2nd coming of Vince Lombardi to you

                    • tsolid

                      Can you NOT read?? I said He was an OK that ran out of two other places where he FAILED. Harbaugh hasn’t FAILED as a coach in the NFL, so yea, I’ll take him over Fox. WHEN he fails, which he hasn’t, that’s a didn’t story. I can’t help if you base your opinion on emotions, instead of looking at the NUMBERS.

                      • kenleyfornia2

                        Harbaugh is over rated. Thats my opinion.The fact you are dragging this onto articles not about harbaugh shows that you are too emotionally attached. If he comes back to the NFL and has success come @ be and ill be right there to man up to my opinion.

                        • tsolid

                          REALLY??? I said Nothing about Harbaugh until yiu brought his name into this Thread. Go read the 1st 3 comments in this post.

                          • kenleyfornia2

                            “So you are going to pick and choose when success matters”. Gee when else have we ever discussed head coaches. Its an obvious point to our Harbaugh discussion so dont play that ” i never said his name” nonsense. Maybe you should give a real reason why Gase should be fired then since that was my original comment. And please dont cite their record with Jay Cutler at the helm.

                            • tsolid

                              He should be fired because he’s a failure as a head coach. He chose to get rid of Landry/Ajai and others. It’s ok if you keep making excuses for people. Every team has injuries, but it’s “next man up”

                              • kenleyfornia2

                                Guess you don’t know how the salary cap works or how up against it the Dolphins were. And it wans’t because of Gase. He did not sign Tanehill or Suh to those awful contracts. He had no choice but to trae Laundry. And Ajayi was terrible this year before tearing the ACL. these arent excuses these are facts lol. But maybe in your fantasy land they could have gone over the cap to re-sign Laundry.

  2. kylegocougs

    Not an expert or anything, but I think Gase has done a good job with that shitty roster and owner.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    The Dolphins appear to be an organizational nightmare so it will probably take more than a coaching change to remedy that.

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