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I know what most of you must be thinking.
“He’s only been here 2 years”, “He took us to the playoffs his
first year”, “His starting Quarterback got injured before the season
started”. To be quite honest with you I too give Adam Gase the benefit of
the doubt for those reasons but that does not justify the moves he has either
made or contributed to making. The outcome of the 2018 season for the Miami
Dolphins might ultimately determine whether Adam Gase becomes a bonafide head
coach or another Tony Sparano as he enters the hot seat and here are a few
reasons why.
Let’s begin with a few minor reasons and then
dive into a more current reason why Adam Gase should soon be on the hot seat if
he does not produce this season.

  • The lack of effort trying to re-sign what was
    considered to be your franchise player (Jarvis Landry).
signing Kenny Stills, Kiko Alonso and Reshad Jones were all good moves, don’t
get me wrong. But when you decide to sign all of them before locking up your
number 1 wide receiver, who brings to you so much more than just simply just
being a wide receiver, he brings you something that doesn’t have a price tag, which is the actual passion to want to win, which has been lost in this new free
agent era. Yes, I know he was asking for “too much money” but if you
can sign Ndamukong Suh and Ryan Tannehill to huge contracts, who don’t nearly give
you as much production as Landry did or will, then am I missing something here?
I understand Kenny Stills is a quality receiver, but he is more of
“Home-run or miss” type of guy and you’re going to sign him before
you sign the guy who brings leadership and maximum effort every play? We’ve all
seen the “Home-run or miss” experiment with Mike Wallace and everyone
knows how that turned out.
  • Questionable
    play calling and possible coaching problems.
Adam Gase’s first year we all thought he was the savior but the recent moves
and in game play calling he’s made has not been all that great. We all know he
was limited with starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill being out for the season
but that does not justify Gase vouching to sign Jay Cutler and running option
plays with him. There has also been too much predictable receiver bubble
screens that rarely amount to anything unless its Jarvis Landry fighting four
defenders off for a maximum of 3 yards. The year the Dolphins made the playoffs
in Gase’s first season had to do a lot with the success of Jay Ajayi as he
Ranked first in not only broken tackles (58) but also yards after contact
(3.46) while having the 30th ranked offense (according to PFF) basically riding
Ajayi to the playoffs. After releasing Ajayi, at first, we thought (me
included) that it was Ajayi’s fault and that he was a “crybaby” but
now that we’re starting to see how well he’s doing, even in a running back
stable, we might be starting to see who the real problem was. It is still too
early to determine whether Adam Gase is legit or not, but it is not starting to
seem that way even if his Starting Quarterback gets injured for the whole
season. Good coaches, Mike Zimmer for example, can cope with losing their
Starting quarterback and still be able to compete.
  • Questionable
    staff hiring’s.
This past season (and even dating back to
the last couple) the Dolphins have not necessarily signed the greatest of
coaches. Adam Gase has vouched for a couple of “his guys” from
Chicago that claims they will improve the team. But as we can see so far
coaches like Clyde Christensen and Joe Vitt (who are supposed to have major
roles) do nothing. Christensen was brought in to improve the offense as well as
the receivers and instead made it take a step back except for Kenny Stills.
This almost comes across to the smart common sense having fan that Adam Gase
can potentially be hiring his “friends” that are claimed to be
coaches that can make a difference. Another signing from Chicago that made
little sense was Dowell Loggains from Chicago. I understand as Offensive
coordinator in 2016 Jordan Howard had an amazing year rushing for over 1000
yards as a rookie as well as Cameron Meredith becoming the Bears leading
receiver as a Rookie over Loggains but how many times have we heard the same
story about coaches doing things with players and coaches at another NFL team
and then coming here and doing little to nothing. Something also to consider is
that with this signing we now have three Offensive Coordinators which doesn’t
make a whole lot of sense, especially when your head coach is the one calling
the plays.