Adam Gase takes the entitlement mentality out of Miami

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As the Dolphins try to build on their first playoff appearance since 2008, their relatively new boss is committed to laying the foundation for sustained success. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald explains that second-year coach Adam Gase has achieved quick success by stripping away an entitlement mentality in the locker room.

Basically, Gase wants the players to believe that everything must be earned, from a spot in the starting lineup all the way down to the logos on their helmets. By creating an environment where everything must be earned (and, in turn, anything can be earned), players are always focused on doing their best.

Given that attitude, is it a shock that receiver Jarvis Landry (a close friend of Giant receiver Odell Beckham Jr.) has shown up for offseason workouts despite his obvious desire to get a new deal? Landry knows that if he’s not there, someone else will have a chance to earn his reps. So he need to be there to show Gase that Landry deserves to keep the job and, ultimately, to get the kind of contract he wants.

That’s one of the more tangible positive consequences of selling that no-entitlements vibe to players. In a league where every coach wants every player to opt to participate in optional workouts, Gase has his players pre-wired to choose to show up. And, in turn, to choose to do everything that needs to be done to allow the team to thrive.

28 responses to “Adam Gase takes the entitlement mentality out of Miami

  1. It’s Miami. Not a football town any more. Players only go there for the party scene.

  2. It’s encouraging to see teams that have been mismanaged and poorly operated for so many years finally getting it together.

  3. My Bears really messed this one up. Should have fired Fox and promoted Gase to HC. Well, looks like it might be a 0-16, maybe 2-14 season coming for the Bears and probably another 10,11,12 win season for the Fins.

  4. last season gase left ajayi in miami for the seattle game. he cut a couple of OL because they stunk. these moves apparently resonate well with the team. he is still viewed as a players’ coach.

  5. Flash1287 | Jun 2, 2017, 9:37 AM EDT

    Didn’t they get blown out?

    But yes they are “entitled” to fight it out for second place. AGAIN

    #5xchamps

    Why do Patriot troll’s feel the need to be the first and worst troll….cone on 3 minutes after it appears a fanboy jumps in with his snark…not much of a life there Flash-in-the-pan.

  6. Flash1287 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:37 AM
    Didn’t they get blown out?

    But yes they are “entitled” to fight it out for second place. AGAIN

    #5xchamps
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    Leave it to Pats homers to troll other boards and yet they hate it when everyone trolls their boards. Hi pot I’m kettle. Or better yet, which bandwagon will you jump after Brady leaves?

  7. Gase seems to be doing and saying all the right things. I expect Miami to be formidable in the coming years. Maybe they won’t overtake NE in 2017, but it’s coming.

  8. Flash1287 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:37 AM

    Didn’t they get blown out?

    But yes they are “entitled” to fight it out for second place. AGAIN

    #5xchamps
    __________________________________
    I have 2 words for you: PERFECT SEASON

  9. superpatriotsfan says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:17 AM
    Flash1287 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:37 AM
    Didn’t they get blown out?

    But yes they are “entitled” to fight it out for second place. AGAIN

    #5xchamps
    —————————–
    Leave it to Pats homers to troll other boards and yet they hate it when everyone trolls their boards. Hi pot I’m kettle. Or better yet, which bandwagon will you jump after Brady leaves?

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    Your post might carry some weight if you did not use another team’s name as part of your moniker. Do you see the irony here?

  10. superpatriotsfan says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:17 AM
    Flash1287 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:37 AM
    Didn’t they get blown out?

    But yes they are “entitled” to fight it out for second place. AGAIN

    #5xchamps
    —————————–
    Leave it to Pats homers to troll other boards and yet they hate it when everyone trolls their boards. Hi pot I’m kettle. Or better yet, which bandwagon will you jump after Brady leaves?

    —————
    Your post might carry some weight if you did not use another team’s name as part of your moniker. Do you see the irony here?

    No I don’t see the irony at all. Must have been tough restraining yourself from being the first and worst on this thread. I guess being embarrassed yesterday hurt…..glad.

    I think it’s great to see the Fins trying to turn it around in such a tough conference where there they are the only team other than the Pat’s to win a Lombardi….even if it was light years ago.

  11. We Dolphin’s fans have gone through 2 decades of bad coaches and teams. They finally have the right coach, and here’s to hoping the team is coming next.

  12. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jun 2, 2017 11:05 AM

    I think it’s great to see the Fins trying to turn it around in such a tough conference where there they are the only team other than the Pat’s to win a Lombardi….even if it was light years ago.
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    We’ve been through this before. It’s called a Division. Not a Conference.

  13. I have 2 words for you: PERFECT SEASON

    —————-

    I have more words for you:

    EASY LEAGUE, less teams, no salary cap, weak schedule.

    All of the Pats SB teams in the cap era would DEMOLISH the ’72 Dolphins.

  14. The last time the Dolphins were competitive in a playoff game they LOST was in 94 against the Chargers in the divisional round.
    Since that game the Dolphins have been out scored 292-43 in wild card and divisional round playoff losses.
    At least fins fans won’t have to worry about a postseason loss in 2017, they’ll be watching on TV.

  15. Hate the Dolphins as a Jet fan, but it looks like they got this right. Light years ahead of what we’ve seen in NY. Love to see them both rise to the top over that scourge in NE.
    I can dream can’t I?

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 2:04 PM

    I have 2 words for you: PERFECT SEASON

    —————-

    I have more words for you:

    EASY LEAGUE, less teams, no salary cap, weak schedule.

    All of the Pats SB teams in the cap era would DEMOLISH the ’72 Dolphins.

    PROVE IT 🙂

  17. I have more words for you:

    EASY LEAGUE, less teams, no salary cap, weak schedule.

    All of the Pats SB teams in the cap era would DEMOLISH the ’72 Dolphins.

    PROVE IT 🙂
    ________________________________

    Dolphins would’ve had 3 perfect seasons if QBs were protected the way Brady is… He cries if a hand hits the back of his helmet.

  18. magnumpimustache says:

    The dolphins have gone 27 years without a playoff win

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    Actually it was the 2000 season, which is 16 seasons ago. Don’t feel bad, math is hard.

  19. walker1191 says:

    Nofoolnodrool says:

    I think it’s great to see the Fins trying to turn it around in such a tough conference where there they are the only team other than the Pat’s to win a Lombardi….even if it was light years ago.
    ————————————————————
    We’ve been through this before. It’s called a Division. Not a Conference.

    ————————————————-
    AND, unless it was just a dream I seem to recall the Jets winning one once. There was this guy named Joe Namath who made a famous prediction and… oh, never mind.

  20. It seems like everyone in the organization is finally on the same page. We have a good coach that both the players and the organization are buying into. Let’s just not screw this up by firing him if they have 1 bad season.

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