Adam Gase could have two more years if Miami Dolphins draft QB
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are heading into the off-season officially at around 4:00 today when their season ends in Buffalo.
On the plane ride home, depending on the outcome of the game, Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase could be fired before they land in Miami. The question is though would a new quarterback save his job with the Dolphins?
Gase has had three seasons with the Dolphins and he has taken the team to the playoffs on the arms and legs of Ryan Tannehill, then lost in the post-season with Matt Moore. In 2017 he kept his team in the playoff race until late in the season with Jay Cutler at quarterback an in 2018 lost four of the five games that Ryan Tannehill didn’t play in with Brock Osweiler as the quarterback.
So what if the Dolphins got Adam Gase a better quarterback? Can Stephen Ross have the patience for that quarterback to develop? Consider that if the Dolphins keep Adam Gase and get a new quarterback it would be at minimum a two-year commitment to the head coach.
The coming days will be telling for Adam Gase who has recently surfaced on the chopping block rumor mill which you can read about here. However, like all rumors and speculation they could be completely wrong and Stephen Ross could very well hang on to Gase.
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There is a growing idea that Miami will part ways with Ryan Tannehill this year or at the very least bring another quarterback into the fold that can compete or be in line to take over. If Gase gets to draft a quarterback that he likes, he would essentially be adding another two or three years to his time in Miami. The Dolphins would be hard pressed to replace a coach who is working with a rookie quarterback.
It has happened and does quite frequently but Ross knows that making changes each year doesn’t work which is why we are all wondering what the future for the head coach is after today’s game. If the Dolphins want to add a quarterback this off-season they need to do so with a head coach in place that can nurture the growth of that quarterback. Typically that means your current head coach stays. Although that didn’t work out quite that way with Hue Jackson in Cleveland.
The topic of Adam Gase is interesting and really drives discussions of pros and cons. Some in the media don’t care for him and want him gone while others think his problems lie more in the trust he puts on other coaches and how he quickly can detach from a player or two.
One overriding theme however is that Gase’s offense is stuck in mediocrity. The offensive line has been horrible but yet the Dolphins have had success running the football. The wide-receivers are talented but are not posting numbers that would coincide with that talent. This comes down to two things. Game plan and quarterback.
Both of those fall on the head coach.
Adam Gase rarely calls a good offensive game so it begs to ask the question is that because of the quarterback or because Adam Gase isn’t very good? Chances are it is a combination of both.
Whatever decision Ross makes after today’s game will have a huge impact on the team moving forward. A total change in philosophy could be on the rise and we are going to talk about that in our next article.
For now though, if Gase survives this year it is a good indication that Ross has belief that he can run this team in the right direction and the chances are even better that Gase will stick around at least another two seasons if they draft a quarterback in April.