What a Broncos writer thinks of Dolphins Adam Gace


The Miami Dolphins have their head coach and many in the NFL are calling the hire a good one. From quarterbacks to coaches, Gase is getting a lot of praise for his previous work. What does a Broncos writer think about the hiring?

I emailed Sayre Bedinger of Predominantlyorange to ask him about the guy he covered during Gase’s time in Denver. Afterall who better to really get a feel for someone than a fan who covers the person on a daily basis?

Phinphanatic: Sayre, after having covered Gase while with the Broncos, what can you tell us about him and how do you feel about the hire?


I love the hire. To me, Gase has done a great job of quickly and quietly ascending as an NFL coach. He came to the Broncos with Josh McDaniels in 09 as the WRs coach, and he coached up Brandon Marshall and Brandon Lloyd (Pro Bowlers) before moving to the QB coach position, where he helped bring Tebow along and win a playoff game. He moved to the offensive coordinator position when Mike McCoy left for San Diego, and helped lead us (Denver) to the most successful offensive regular season in NFL history.

The thing that I loved most about Gase was his willingness to say ‘no’ to interview opportunities that stunk. He was offered an interview by the Browns in 2013 when they eventually hired Mike Pettine, but he told them no and focused on the Super Bowl run that year. The Browns have now fired both head coach and GM.

He had a number of interviews in 2014 but eventually settled on the OC job with John Fox in Chicago to put one more year of OC on his resume’ before exploring opportunities.

He waited three years for the Dolphins job, and it was worth the wait. He’s inheriting a really awesome situation when you look at the pieces the Dolphins have in place, in addition to the 8th overall pick in the draft. He’s smart enough to know how to put together a good NFL staff as well, with veteran coaches around him to help him succeed.

Personally, I think this is a great hire for the Dolphins and a guy who is going to be able to do wonders with an underachieving offensive unit and specifically, quarterback. He will find a way to get the best out of Ryan Tannehill, and as a result, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and the crew.