The Dolphins got only one thing wrong in their diabolical plan for the NFL’s greatest tank: They fired Adam Gase.
While I was the first local media member to suggest they dump the so-called quarterback whisperer — about halfway through the Dolphins’ 2018 season — I clearly didn’t account for what’s happened now. Gase, hired quickly by the rival New York Jets, is now commanding the only offense in the NFL that’s as anemic as the Dolphins’. He’s blaming everyone and everything but himself, as usual.
"It's brutal. It's infuriating." – Adam Gase on the Jets offensive struggles pic.twitter.com/58nkfXw4n4
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) September 22, 2019
The media are all over him, and they’re not the softies he encountered down in South Florida, even if they also aren’t especially consistent.
So did you https://t.co/4HkqHnASAr
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) September 23, 2019
Oh, and the Jets are also 0-3, using former Dolphins’ practice squaders Luke Falk and David Fales at the most critical position in sports.
Which means they could be in the running for the No. 1 overall, which could make Dolphins fans — who don’t particularly like the swarmy swami — feel very conflicted when the teams play twice this season.
The Jets do have a quarterback, Sam Darnold, though he does currently have a communicable disease. And Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler remain retired, for now.
Adam Gase frantically checking his play sheet, unsure why his brilliant offense isn't working pic.twitter.com/Xccb8CjE32
— Mike Schoppmann (@warmbenchco) September 22, 2019
Adam Gase and his brilliance has known no bounds…
This is chef's kiss Adam Gase. 3rd and 3, complete a pass 8 yards behind the line of scrimmage. pic.twitter.com/7D4TLXQPxj
— Chris Wittyngham (@ChrisWittyngham) September 23, 2019
There was also this: typical Adam Gase move… 2
Adam Gase is punting with the #Jets facing a 4th & 3 with 3:05 left in the fourth, down 30-14.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) September 22, 2019
Old friend Ray Lucas isn’t sold either.
“I don’t see anything in the first 3 games that excites me about this Adam Gase offense”
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 22, 2019
Still, though you have faith in the Dolphins.
We polled this, and roughly 90 percent of you think Miami will still be worse than Gase’s guys.
Wait until the bubble screen on 4th and 23.