The Dolphins haven’t hired an offensive coordinator for new head coach Adam Gase’s staff and if they hire one, that coach will be coming to Miami already aware that Gase is holding onto one of the traditional responsibilities of the job.
Gase has been calling the plays on offense in Denver and Chicago for the last three years and he wants to keep doing it as he starts his run in his new job.
“I really enjoy that aspect of putting the game plan together with the offensive staff, so going into this season, that’s how we’re going to start,” Gase said.
Gase said that arrangement could change down the road if they find the “right offensive coordinator,” but handling those duties from the outset should help him build a relationship with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Gase said he plans to work directly with Tannehill and said the quarterback “needs a guy who will have his back.”
Given the importance of Tannehill’s development to Gase’s chances of success in Miami, there are certainly worse places for him to focus his attention.