Everyone seems to love Adam Gase. The media, the fans, the ownership, everyone. The question is can the coach who came close to an NFL Coach of the Year award in his rookie season repeat the same success in his 2nd?
For Gase it will not be a matter of simply playing at the same level as 2016, he needs the team to improve and step forward. Maybe even a big step forward and that falls on his shoulders as it pertains to the offense where Gase is responsible for the play calling.
In 2016 Gase made his share of mistakes with the plays that he called and how he used personnel. His playbook was scaled down and there were missing personnel from his roster that he couldn’t utilize. Specifically tight-end. A major fixture in his previous OC posts with Denver and Chicago. He is hoping that changes this year with the addition of Julius Thomas.
Gase has the weapons at his disposal and a quarterback that appears to be fitting into his system. If in fact Gase held back some of his more intricate play because the players were not picking it up quickly enough, then this year there should be no excuse and fans should expect more out of the Dolphins offense in 2017. We should start seeing some of those wrinkles through camp as he implements them.