Mainstream media loves Adam Gase in New York not Miami Dolphins
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins felt it necessary to fire Adam Gase and within two weeks he was named the head coach of the New York Jets.
While Miami Dolphins fans laugh on the inside and some on the out, the mainstream media seem to love Adam Gase managing the Jets in 2019. The stud QB advisor and play caller just can’t seem to get a bad word spoken on his behalf.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Adam Gase’s problem was the Miami Dolphins and not the other way around. Ryan Tannehill simply isn’t good because Adam Gase couldn’t fix him. Afterall he is the “quarterback whisperer”.
Most of the Miami Dolphins fan base got duped into thinking they struck the coaching lottery when Stephen Ross hired him three seasons ago. Gase was everything fans had been waiting for. A Super Bowl winning offensive coordinator. A young offensive genius who could light up a scoreboard.
In 2016 it appeared that the Dolphins were heading in the right direction. They were finding ways to win games they shouldn’t have and even after Ryan Tannehill’s injury they still advanced to the post-season. Adam Gase was amazing.
Gase was a media darling as well. The national spotlight heralded Ross’ decision but then 2017 came and went with Jay Cutler and Julius Thomas and away went Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry all because Gase didn’t like their attitudes.
2018 was supposed to be great but Gase’s approach wore thin in the locker room and his inability to trust in his own system led to horrible play calling and series. Adam Gase was out of his element. As the season wore on the mainstream media speculated that Gase would soon be out of a job. A man who was all talk and no-show. A failed experiment.
Adam Gase they said was not another Sean McVay.
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Despite almost a universal opinion that Gase should be fired or at the very least have his ability to control the roster and call offensive plays should be stripped away, when he was fired, it was the Dolphins who were the stupid ones. Another mistake by Stephen Ross.
The Jets are the smart ones now. The team that will give Gase what he didn’t have in Miami. A young quarterback to groom. A defensive coordinator who has a physical edge to his defenses. As Gase’s introductory press conference when on with his oddball eyeball expressions the media again started to love him.
On the radio they can’t stop talking about Gase is in the perfect position and how the Jets are going to be contending. All because Adam Gase is again a genius. A genius who has succeeded on the arm and leadership of Peyton Manning. A genius who in Chicago couldn’t do anything with Jay Cutler. A genius who did nothing with Ryan Tannehill.
Dolphins fans know differently. Dolphins fans know that despite the narrative Gase is one of those coaches who panics when things are not going the way he wants. Gase is an HC who can’t adjust his game plan well on the fly. Gase is one of those coaches who will throw it short on 3rd and long or run a bubble screen because he doesn’t trust his players.
The Jets will be Gase’s next problem but in reality it will be the Jets and not Gase who is the problem because inevitably winning with Peyton Manning and having Manning personally call on his behalf means that Gase is really good. Maybe he is but his behind the scenes antics in Miami will grow just as thin in New York. Probably sooner rather than later.