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Adam Gase will call offensive plays

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03:  Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins in action during the second half of the game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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30 Responses to “Adam Gase will call offensive plays”
  1. paleandpasty says: Jan 9, 2016 5:58 PM

    Everything I hear about this guy the more I love the hire.

  2. Ferdinand says: Jan 9, 2016 6:13 PM

    Little premature on these major decisions. Shouldn’t you at least wait and see what you have to work with?

  3. fanofpft says: Jan 9, 2016 6:16 PM

    He has like three titles. How is he going to cover all this as a first timer?

  4. joetoronto says: Jan 9, 2016 6:20 PM

    This hire will propel the Dolphins out of the basement, leaving only the Bills down there, by themselves, hapless and hopeless, led by the ringleader of the circus himself, Wrecks.

    Just lose, baby.

  5. tccoats says: Jan 9, 2016 6:23 PM

    McDaniels 2.0…..heard it here first…

  6. FinFan68 says: Jan 9, 2016 6:43 PM

    Way too early to determine that. This is how so many fail. They listen to the press touting them as great or the next guru and think they can do everything. Maybe he can do it and he does seem like he is willing to adapt if necessary but the duties are very time consuming. If he does call the plays, I hope he will have some sense of game awareness instead of calling something dumb just because the down/distance/field position line up to a specific play. Miami has been stupidly rigid for the last several years and often called plays that did not fit the circumstances of the games as they were played. Gase’s success hinges on his recognition of what does/doesn’t work and adapting QUICKLY rather than stubbornly sticking to a rigid plan.

  7. electro2014 says: Jan 9, 2016 6:59 PM

    I have that ” Not so fresh Cam Cameron Feeling” all over again……

  8. contender21open says: Jan 9, 2016 7:15 PM

    What a joke of a franchise the Phins have become. I’m embarrassed. I can no longer support this team after 50 years of being a loyal fan.

    They just signed Putin as their head coach.

  9. deadeye says: Jan 9, 2016 7:25 PM

    Ross is the problem with Miami folks.

    I hope Gase works out. But even if he does, the rest of the organization is still substandard.

  10. contender21open says: Jan 9, 2016 7:32 PM

    Yeah, he called plays in Chicago and they went 6-10, yippie. Dan Campbell went 5-7 in a dysfunctional system.

    This hiring was a huge mistake.

  11. jojobop says: Jan 9, 2016 7:35 PM

    Let’s see…Manning, Cutler……………>>>>>>what’s his name from the fishes. Yeah, he might turn things around in Miami, but it won’t be with Tannehill.

  12. chibimike says: Jan 9, 2016 7:45 PM

    As a Lions fan, I say thank you. Looks like we should be able to hold onto Jim Bob Cooter now.

  13. jcampol says: Jan 9, 2016 7:58 PM

    electro2014 says:
    Jan 9, 2016 6:59 PM
    I have that ” Not so fresh Cam Cameron Feeling” all over again……

    Remember when he didn’t coach the last pre season game and had his assistant coach run the team while he sat in a coaches box and watched? He said it was just in case something happened to him he wanted to have his coaches ready to go.
    God its been a rough 20 years trying to root for this team

  14. puntonfirstdown says: Jan 9, 2016 7:59 PM

    How did these NFL owner-billionaires become billionaires making decisions like this?

  15. bsizemore68 says: Jan 9, 2016 8:01 PM

    FinFan68…well spoken…3 things you learn in life….you pay taxes….you die….and you read negative comments on this blog. Go Dolphins… the best one today was I will give up the jack pot money if Ross sells the Dolphins. Bill

  16. milehighmagik7 says: Jan 9, 2016 8:11 PM

    Good luck to Gase and the Dolphins. Wanted him to stay as OC for my Broncos but he deserves the chance to now run the show. Hopefully he can get Tannehill to the level he shows at times. Would love to see the Fins get back as a legitimate contender but teams need to be realistic and know that it is not going to happen in 2-3 years which unfortunately is all new coaches are given these days. Again, great hire and good luck to a bright future to Gase the Fins and the Miami fan base

  17. slim1337 says: Jan 9, 2016 8:13 PM

    Need O line help and a true hard hitting MLB to start with. Hope he can be great …….. Time will tell.

  18. biggs13 says: Jan 9, 2016 8:29 PM

    I don’t know anything about him as a head coach, so I’m not going to post something stupid.

  19. fanofpft says: Jan 9, 2016 8:29 PM

    Would love to see the Fins get back as a legitimate contender but teams need to be realistic and know that it is not going to happen in 2-3 years

    When an absentee owner hires a football guy to run the show and advise him. And he tells the owner to can his coach before the next season. Should that owner listen to him with his huge ears?

  20. huggybear2014 says: Jan 9, 2016 8:34 PM

    In the AFC EAST, dominated by defensive minded coaches, Miami again goes the OC route.

    I guess going 1-5 in the East wasn’t enough.

    I hope he works out. But with Ross bringing in Tannenbaum, and his cheerleading of Tannehill… I don’t see much of a shift in the East in the near term.

  21. firejerry says: Jan 9, 2016 8:41 PM

    Gase has to deal with the jerk of jerks Suh and his huge contract.

  22. mdcatlos says: Jan 9, 2016 9:17 PM

    This is destined to fail. I have authority on this, I’m a Browns fan lol

  23. vincelombardisghost says: Jan 9, 2016 9:56 PM

    Remember how excited Dolphin’s fans were when Joe Philbin was hired? Gase is suspect until proven otherwise.

  24. fanofpft says: Jan 9, 2016 10:13 PM

    Let the “Browns” of the league hire all the first time head coaches.

  25. maxtheshoe says: Jan 10, 2016 12:22 AM

    this will not end well…..

  26. bloozmann says: Jan 10, 2016 1:03 AM

    Gase has 4 plays
    1…Run up the middle -1 yard
    2…Bubble screen -2 yards
    3…Screen pass for 2 yards
    4…Pass

    He actually cost the Bears 3 games with his insane play calling..I feel sorry for the Dolphins

  27. bloozmann says: Jan 10, 2016 1:04 AM

    4…Punt, not pass…My bad

  28. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:56 AM

    ……EVERY great manager knows one thing….you DELEGATE and let the people youve untrusted in the position DO THEIR JOB. Already he’s showing inexperience. He’s job is to oversee the big picture and be a smart game day manager. He’ll make hus mistakes here with the Dolphins and be a much better head coach in his NEXT gig.

  29. dolfan72 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:10 AM

    I certainly hope he works out better than the last coach from the Bears Miami hired.

    He got a lot out of Tebow, so I am cautiously curious and optimistic as to what he does here. Then again both the Eagles and Giants wanted this guy.

  30. jetrainer says: Jan 10, 2016 11:05 AM

    The people who are Dolphin fans mostly like the Adam Gase selection, many of this group like it very much. So many three and outs. We certainly have defensive needs, but the defense were on the field 50% more than they should have been. A Tannehill improvement means great things for both sides of the ball.

    As for the comments from fans of other teams, who typically hate any decision the Dolphins make, get a life and follow your own team.

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