Miami Dolphins Stephen Ross fired Adam Gase for several reasons
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins did not fire Adam Gase because of his record but they had other reasons to fire the three year HC.
On Monday morning news broke that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross fired head coach Adam Gase. Most believe that that sub .500 record over three years was enough to force Ross’ hands but in reality, there was more likely going on behind the scenes that what we knew.
Jeff Darlington who covers the Dolphins for NFL Network also shares the sentiment that it is deeper than just a record. He surmises a deteriorating relationship with Ross was partially the cause.
Over the last month, Adam Gase became a little more irritated by the state of his team. Perhaps he was starting to lose the locker room as well. Things seemed different with the Dolphins and while they pulled off the “Miami Miracle” the team looked dreadfully unprepared or caring the following week against the Vikings. They looked worse at home against the Jaguars and Sunday’s game against the Bills was about all Ross could take.
The players didn’t seem to care and knowing that the head coach may be on the hot seat, the players did not play as though they were trying to save the head coaches job.
Over the course of his time in Miami, Gase shipped off Jay Ajayi due to his attitude. He traded Jarvis Landry to Cleveland due to him not sharing the locker room vision that Gase had. Ndamukong Suh also was gone. This year he released Jordan Phillips after an altercation with a defensive coach.
Earlier this year Reshad Jones quit after the first quarter of week one because of a disagreement with DC Matt Burke. It simply appears that the ego of Adam Gase may have worn thin on more than the owner.
Now Ross will turn to the coaching pool for his next head coach. I expect this to be a long process for Ross who really needs to get this one right.