More speculation that Miami Dolphins will part with Adam Gase
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins will wrap up the season today and there is growing speculation that the team will part ways with Adam Gase.
Over the past several days and especially the last week rumors have circulated that the Miami Dolphins would fire Mike Tannebaum following the end of the season but that Adam Gase and Chris Grier would be safe. Now that seems to be changing.
Adam Gase’s name is surfacing around social media as being on the outs especially if Miami loses to the Bills today. It has been difficult to pin down a single origin source to the information so it could be subjective opinions from the media that has started the roll of the rumor mill. Perhaps this could be the source of that original rumor.
It wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Gase was fired after today’s game. The Dolphins have not improved at all since Gase took over and despite the accolades of being an offensive genius, Gase’s offensive strategies haven’t really produced more than questions.
Gase may not be a great head coach right now but he has a coaches mentality and an ego to back it up. Would firing him now be a mistake similar to the one made by the Browns with Bill Belichick? Probably not quite that big of a mistake. Speaking of the Browns there has been some talk that should Gase get fired he could be considered for the Browns HC vacancy.
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In some ways it would make sense for Gase to go to the Browns. They have a strong defense and a growing offense that happens to have Baker Mayfield at quarterback. Gase was very high on Mayfield heading up to the draft last year. Of course he would also have to deal with Jarvis Landry whom he jettisoned to Cleveland.
Whatever happens Gase is going to land a job if not a head coaching job this year. He may need to grow a bit more as an offensive coordinator first though. His best seasons were in Denver with John Fox and Peyton Manning at quarterback. In Chicago he had Jay Cutler and the Bears really didn’t do much.
Gase has made a lot of mistakes as most rookie head coaches do in their first years but when coaches like Sean McVay and Doug Pederson can turn franchises around quickly the idea of letting a coach play out longer than three years becomes increasingly difficult of justified by both the owner and the fans.
When Joe Philbin was fired, Stephen Ross made the comment that if you can’t get the team turned around in three years and make the playoffs you have to make changes. It’s been three years but Gase has made the playoffs. Is that enough to give Ross another year?
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NOTE: There are two different speculations currently floating around. NFL Network says that Adam Gase’s future is very much in doubt while CBS is reporting that he is currently safe and not expected to be fired.