Dolphins hire Adam Gase

AP

Adam Gase will be introduced as the Dolphins’ new head coach on Saturday, PFT has confirmed.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald was first to report that the hiring of Gase is a “done deal” and that a press conference has been tentatively set for 3 p.m.

Gase, 37, was the Bears’ offensive coordinator in 2015 after serving as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator for two seasons.

Earlier Saturday, a source told PFT that the Dolphins were “making progress” towards a deal with Gase, who’s been busy on the interview circuit this week. He had also interviewed with the Browns, Giants and Eagles.

90 responses to “Dolphins hire Adam Gase

  1. Has anyone heard how the investigation into Peyton Manning getting HGH shipments mailed directly to his house is going? Haven’t seen an update in a while. Just curious…

  2. Miami is a terrible job. They have a meddlesome owner with a low-quality QB signed to a long-term contract, an absurd amount of money tied up in one defensive player, Mike Tannenbaum as GM (or whatever you want to call his role these days). Gase is doomed in Miami regardless if he’s a capable head coach. If Gase had any real chance at the Giants job and chose to take this instead, then he is just as foolish as the fools he now works for.

  3. There are more holes in that HGH report than Swiss cheese. Not even worth paying attention to. Brady can cheat and get away with it in plain sight so who cares what anyone else does. And I don’t even like Manning that much…

  4. If it didn’t work the first 3 times, might as well try it a fourth time. Another OC with no head coaching experience. Philbin and Cameron were lauded as geniuses too. How did Ross succeed in business? He is as dumb as they come.

  5. Hope the Dolphins got their guy. Think they hired him out of fear of losing out. Only time will tell.

  6. I would have like for the to interview Hugh Jackson and Sean McDermott before making a decision. And as another poster pointed out, this is reminiscent of the hiring of Philbin and Cameron. Hopefully Gase can prove to command a room and be a leader of men, because that was the downfall of Philbin and Cameron.

    That being said, we won’t know whether or not this is successful until they get on the field, so all we can do is hope for the best.

    Good luck Mr. Gase, Welcome to Miami!

  7. If nothing else the hire tells us what direction the Fins are looking in, obviously bulking up on defense this past off season didn’t work out for them. Gase is hailed as a QB whisperer after his work with Manning and Cutler’s resurgence so it’s put up time for Tannehill.

    But enough of what we think, what does Miko think?

  8. Young guy with a lot of talent. Muck different than past hires. Old guys that maybe had talent and proved they had little. Gase was the hot ticket and the Fins got him and got him early so he can get to work on a coaching staff.

  9. In Denver: manning has his most prolific season and breaks records, Gase leaves… Manning has his worst

    In Chicago: Cutler has the best season Of his career… The year before Gase, one of his worst…

    Every NFL person praises Gase as a great coach and multiple teams were trying to hire him… Yet all these armchair GM’s seem to know he is going to fail…

  10. There are some smart NFL people not in Miami who think Tannehill could still turn a corner. However, some of the prior posters did correctly note that the giant contract to Suh is difficult structurally to deal with (sort of like the giant contract to Calvin Johnson with the Lions — almost no matter how well they play, it is just structurally very difficult to have that much money tied up in any player other than a proven QB). Good luck to Gase in Miami, hopefully they’ll give him at least 3 years to get a meaningful gauge on his ability.

  11. Another O.C. for the Dolphins, despite the fact that defense win championships. 7 out of the last 10 Super Bowl champs had defensive minded coaches.

    They blew it again.

  12. Metro – why would JBC want to go to Miami? He’d inherit a QB with a fraction of Stafford’s talent. Detroit has a lot of momentum in their favor as well.

  13. Last year the 49ers picked Jim Tomsula over Gase for head coach. This could be a good sign that Gase will be a good choice, given Jed York’s football sense.

  14. As a life-long Dolphins fan, I am praying that since this hire looks so awful, it may actually be a good one.

  15. The oc over Peyton manning? Sounds like a hard job. The oc of a very mediocre Bears offense last year? Come on. This is the highly in demand coach everybody wanted?

  16. Gase’s reputation has been burnished by the fact that he had good QBs to work with.

    That’s public perception for you – if the QB is good, the OC must be a genius.

    Let’s see what kind of genius he is with Tannehill.

  17. All head coaches have to start somewhere. I’ll give Adam Gase a chance.

    He’s young at 37 years old and his specialty is on offense. That’s what the Dolphins need after Sparano and Philbin.

    I’m skeptical but also excited to see what he can do with Tannehill.

  18. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Jan 9, 2016 12:49 PM

    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    ZERO.
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    This still doesn’t change the fact that 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs has ZERO brains.

    ZERO.

  19. Vince Lombardi could rise from the grave and coach the Dolphins, it wouldn’t matter. They still have 20% of their salary cap tied up in one underachieving dt. Makes it hard to build around.

    Just sink, baby.

  20. “Miami is a terrible job. They have a meddlesome owner with a low-quality QB signed to a long-term contract, an absurd amount of money tied up in one defensive player, Mike Tannenbaum as GM (or whatever you want to call his role these days). Gase is doomed in Miami regardless if he’s a capable head coach. If Gase had any real chance at the Giants job and chose to take this instead, then he is just as foolish as the fools he now works for.”

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    Miami is actually a really good job to take over.

    As of right now they have a slew of veteran players they had previous brought in who’s guaranteed money(s) have been fully paid. The Dolphins can get out close to scotch free on a few players like:

    Koa Misi, Brandon Albert, Brent Grimes, Cameron Wake, Greg Jennings.

    All up to a coach/GM to decide who they want to let go for $$ saving, or to replace with a different FA/draft pick, or to keep on another season as a stopgap. Options, that’s a great asset to have when taking over this job.

    They have a decent draft pick, and havent traded any away.

    They have options to resign or let walk Olivier Vernon, Lamar Miller. 2 young players at premium positions.

    They have a few quality players under good contracts:

    Reshad Jones, Jelani Jenkins, Jarvis Landry, Mike Pouncey, and you can decide for yourself if you like it or not, but Ryan Tannehill and Suh.

    Any coach that comes to Miami most likely feels those last 2 are pieces to build around, not problems to be jettisoned. That is purely subjective though. Tannehill’s contract is not bad, and is actually below the current market value on QB’s not on rookie deal, which is drastically trending upward in $$.

    Suh is on essentially a 3 year 60 million contract, easily affordable by the dolphins, and can be let go clean after 2 more seasons if someone actually wanted to.

    The owner is not meddlesome, he’s regarded as someone who wants to let the football people make the football decisions, he’s only had a hard time finding the right person oversee this and bring in a staff since buying the team, but valiant efforts in trying to find people like Parcells and Peterson to bring the right GMs in. If anything Ross is an owner that makes any and all maximum resources available to his staff.

    Whoever takes this job, does have issues, but thats with any coaching opening.. coaches get fired for losing. This team needs an offensive line, their QB is the most sacked in the league for 4 seasons now. That is the issue for this offense. nothing else.

    on defense their top player was out almost the entire season (cam wake). thats rough. they have a probowl caliber SS in reshad and DT in suh like it or not. they also just drafted a monster of a DT in the 2nd round last year in jordan phillips. they have a returning first round pick in dion jordan, wake, and the option to bring back a good player in vernon too. Jelani Jenkis is also a great LB to build a unit around. They need corners, and that about it to make this a top defense.

    Any coach taking over can fix both sides of the ball in 2 seasons, with reasonable expectations to compete for a playoff birth in season 1.

  21. Third coach out of four Miami hires who comes in touted as a “QB Guru”. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

    Maybe picking a guy whose claim to fame is his ability to work with one out of the 22 position players on the team is not a sound hiring philosophy.

  22. When I read Sat. was open I thought maybe they would have 2nd interviews on this day. But this?

    The rumors must have been right, Ross was hot on him and I’m guessing demanded this hire. Just like the last 3 failures.

    It is nice to have an owner with deep pockets and who spends. But when it comes to the most important position next to the QB this is akin to sabotage.

    News flash there is no “whisper/guru” of any position when it comes in the form of coach who was only an OC or the like and steps into a first time HC hire.

    Just look at the last three…Cam Cameron he was supposed to be this offensive wiz kid. The Fins had the worse win lose record maybe ever under him.

    Tony Sparano was an assistant head coach and offensive line coach in Dallas. Dallas had one of the best offensive lines in the league. O-line blows then as it does now.

    They say once bitten twice shy. After 2 failures with this guru mantra they go for a third in Joe Philbin. (see above with Tony Sparano same scenario )

    And now a 4th time? Maybe there were no other choices that had past NFL HC experience at the time back then. But that is certainly not the case this time.

    When I heard this news my reaction was SMH. I will have the same reaction to anyone thinking this is the right choice for HC on almost any team. Even more so if you think the whisper/guru thing ever pans out.

  23. I don’t understand the fascination with Gase. Gets credit for a high powered Offense which was run by peyton manning and has a so so year in Chicago? Might be a good coach but I don’t get why people are so high on him. Smh

  24. Giants who are a wildly successful franchise had the pick of the litter of coaches and they didn’t want him..that should have been a signal to the dolphins.

  25. Troll all you want and throw around empty opinions (because we all know not one Clown on here actually matters or else you would be employed by the NFL). This was the hottest Coach out there. Period. Will he be successful? Who knows, but at least you Clowns can’t come here and say that Ross “missed out again on his 1st choice”. So, the Dolphins Fans go that going for them.

  26. The Dolphins knew their fan base was going to destroy them for this hiring decision yet they did it anyways. They stuck to their guns and went after the gut they wanted. I am a Dolphin fan and do not care for this hire but I actually respect their resolve to go after the guy they wanted. Time will tell….

  27. joetoronto says:
    Jan 9, 2016 12:59 PM
    Vince Lombardi could rise from the grave and coach the Dolphins, it wouldn’t matter. They still have 20% of their salary cap tied up in one underachieving dt. Makes it hard to build around.

    Just sink, baby.

    *

    The salary cap is going to skyrocket soon so the contract is easy to work with. Nice try though.

  28. Not overly enthusiastic on the hire but understand they might have hit a home run too. For all you Tannehill haters out there trolling Fin news, how was Brady the last week of the season versus the Fins with no line protecting him…not very good, in fact pretty bad! Thill has been hit and sacked more in the last 4 years than any other Qb. Every Qb struggles when they don’t have some kind of protection.

  29. This is the same Adam Gase, OC, who met with peyton during the off-season, which, while a dumb rule, is a rule nonetheless? The same guy who manipulated the injury reports so nobody knew about manning’s “bruised” thighs?

    Gase should join crybaby Harbaugh in nfl rulebook 101 because he’s weak in some areas.

  30. I have a lot of work to do getting familiar with the BUCS the way I was with the Phins. I just can’t support the Phins anymore.

    Go BUCS!

    I wonder where Dan Campbell will end up and what capacity.

  31. tyjmey says:
    Jan 9, 2016 1:25 PM

    Phin fans saying they’ll cheer for the Bucs now… a) you weren’t real fans anyway. b) are the Bucs any better off?
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    Phins season ticket holder from time to time.
    No More.

    Go BUCS!

  32. It’s amazing how some people on here have no clue what they are talking about. Maybe that’s why you are in “dead end” jobs and going nowhere. Mr Ross may not be a football genius, but he obviously knows how to make money in other fields. For people to say he’s an idiot is ridiculous. I am sure most who are talking rubbish would love to have the money he has, and can only dream about it, so keep dreaming.

  33. joetoronto says:
    Jan 9, 2016 12:59 PM
    Vince Lombardi could rise from the grave and coach the Dolphins, it wouldn’t matter. They still have 20% of their salary cap tied up in one underachieving dt. Makes it hard to build around.

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    Suh is underachieving? He is the 3rd ranked DT in the game this past season. The Miami Defense is underacheiving… YES! I love JJ Watt and he is great, but remember he faces TE’s for half his snaps and the rest of the Time RT’s. Suh faces 2-3 OL every snap and had great numbers. These are facts. Suh is not the problem in Miami.

  34. joetoronto
    Jan 9, 2016, 11:47 AM EST
    Bad news for the Bills, Wrecks is now the worst coach in the division. By a mile.

    Bah hah hah. Losers calling other people losers. Oh the irony.

  35. No. Cleveland is where coaches go to die. All you haters can hate. This team will win 11 games next season.

  36. trumb1mj says:
    Jan 9, 2016 11:50 AM

    “Bad Jay” returns to Chicago…

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    Jay’s improved awareness and technique this past season was credited more to Dowell Loggains, not Gase. Gase and Cutler got along well, but the above is more of a wish then actual fact.

    Jay’s remaining monster contract everyone laughed at the past 2 years is a steal for the Bears this year in regards to the cap. Hopefully they just move Dowell into the OC position and the system will remain pretty much the same.

  37. Mr Ross may not be a football genius, but he obviously knows how to make money in other fields.

    I’m starting wonder if he bets on other AFCE teams around NY where he works. While betting against the Fins.

  38. mobil4life says:
    Jan 9, 2016 1:49 PM

    No. Cleveland is where coaches go to die. All you haters can hate. This team will win 11 games next season.
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    Planning on going undefeated in the preseason I see. Way to be optimistic.

  39. All you Dolphins fan are so negative and crying for head coach with experience are ridiculous. Do you know that there is NOT one Super Bowl winning coach could win another Super Bowl for a different team. Not Holmgren, not Ditka, not Parcells, not Seifert, etc… NONE. So far no head coach has won Super Bowls in two different teams. If you think bringing in Gruden or Cower or Coughlin, etc… can win you a Super Bowl, keep dreaming.

    Let’s be realistic, you can’t get worse than Joe Philbin. Give the young coach a chance!

    PS, Adam Gase is terrific and this is from a Bears fan.

  40. The salary cap is going to skyrocket soon so the contract is easy to work with. Nice try though.

    It better, or the Suh and Tannehill contracts will keep you from competing for the division unless you have a perfect draft that you get 4-5 starters from.

    Plus, your team seems to have a bit of a ‘malcontent’ factor to it. I don’t know enough about them to know who the rotten eggs are, but your new coach better figure it out.

  41. the guy partially responsible for keeping Cutler yet another miserable year?

    nice… get ready for mediocrity and a whole lot of overthrown passes beyond 10 yards (when they are actually foolish enough to call such a play)

  42. All you Dolphins fan are so negative and crying for head coach with experience are ridiculous. Do you know that there is NOT one Super Bowl winning coach could win another Super Bowl for a different team.

    Because the last 3 first time HC worked out so well… Lets get a 4th one.

    It’s not like there was good results under the ones that had that exp back around the year 2000 or something.

  43. Certainly no upgrade in coaching expertise from the previous regime.

    Good for Gase in parlaying his Manning experience into a multi-million dollar contract.

    Fired in year three……and then back to coordinator gig

    Dolphins are going no where

  44. So another hire for zero experience at head coach? Looks like Philbin/Coyle 2.0 for the Miami Dolphins in 2016.

    Stephen Ross really should sell his team.

  45. Lol, at fans of a mediocre bears team endorsing gase..lol at people that scream that nfl is rocket science and that only geniuses get hired in. Newsflash, its not rocket science and its all about the buddy system when it comes to coaching circles. Cronyism and nepotism rule the day in the NFL

  46. He wont have total personnel control. What it amounts to is he can fire players, like a HC should be able to do.

  47. For those who think Miami will have cap issues, they can easily have 36 mil going into next year by restructuring suh’s contract and a few others…. You can stop the cap thing now. Dawn Aponte is the best cap manager I the league.

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