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Adam Gase likes having players come in to help

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase has quickly earned a reputation as a player’s coach.

Part of that could be for his willingness to turn to former players for help.

Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the latest to drop in was longtime NFL cornerback Dre Bly.

Bly spent a week working with the Dolphins’ defensive backs, “bouncing knowledge to guys” on the field and the meeting room, according to defensive back Jordan Lucas.

Bly and Gase crossed paths in Detroit, when Gase was a scouting assistant and coaching assistant with the Lions.

The two-time Pro Bowl corner joined a list of guest instructors which includes Wes Welker, Chris Chambers and others who have spent time there this offseason.

While many coaches will treat their meeting rooms and sideline access as sacred, Gase’s openness to others is an interesting approach, and perhaps part of the reason players have responded so well to him.

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23 Responses to “Adam Gase likes having players come in to help”
  1. ebr362 says: Jul 7, 2017 6:56 AM

    Can’t help but to feel the Dolphins finally got it right with Gase. 1 year does not make a career, but he is off to a great start and the more I hear the more I like.

  2. nfl107 says: Jul 7, 2017 7:07 AM

    I have been a Fins fan since 72, and for the first time post Shula, I just sense that this is going to be special. We have to give him the time he needs to produce a lasting product. I couldn’t be more optimistic!

  3. phinatic29 says: Jul 7, 2017 7:24 AM

    Gase is 39.
    Belichick is 65.
    Do the math.

    Miami is taking over the power in the AFC East, and much sooner than the pundits and Pat fans will admit.

  4. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jul 7, 2017 7:45 AM

    phinatic29 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 7:24 AM
    Gase is 39.
    Belichick is 65.
    Do the math.

    Miami is taking over the power in the AFC East, and much sooner than the pundits and Pat fans will admit.

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    So you are saying there’s a chance….

  5. beachsidejames says: Jul 7, 2017 7:58 AM

    And Tom Brady is writing a book on what it WAS like to be an NFL qb.

  6. phinatic29 says: Jul 7, 2017 8:04 AM

    joemontanawasthegreatest says:
    Jul 7, 2017 7:45 AM

    So you are saying there’s a chance….

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    I’m saying “not IF …but WHEN” Capiche?

  7. tylawspick6 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:16 AM

    Dre Bly sucked. Guy got toasted repeatedly as a pro.

    I remember he and Dexter McCleon mouthing off during SB 36, calling Brady, “overrated”.

    lol

  8. tylawspick6 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:18 AM

    phinatic29 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 7:24 AM
    Gase is 39.
    Belichick is 65.
    Do the math.

    Miami is taking over the power in the AFC East, and much sooner than the pundits and Pat fans will admit.

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    LOL!!

    Keep thinking that.

    Tell us:

    Why do you dopey fans in teal and fuchsia run around doing this to yourselves every year?

  9. hawks1124 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:23 AM

    It’s a good idea, but I phins should keep Welker, and other patriot ex players off the sidelines. Yes I know Welker was an ex Phin first, and Gase can control what goes on in front of them, but better to be cautious

  10. phinatic29 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:26 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:18 AM

    Tell us:

    Why do you dopey fans in teal and fuchsia run around doing this to yourselves every year?
    ————————————————————

    1) I don’t every year.
    2) I am just pointing out the obvious but you are too blind to see it.

    LOL at you for thinking dynasties last forever.

  11. tylawspick6 says: Jul 7, 2017 10:07 AM

    phinatic29 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:26 AM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:18 AM

    Tell us:

    Why do you dopey fans in teal and fuchsia run around doing this to yourselves every year?
    ————————————————————

    1) I don’t every year.
    2) I am just pointing out the obvious but you are too blind to see it.

    LOL at you for thinking dynasties last forever.

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    Yes, you Miami fans take the cheese every year. Yes you do.

    The Jets fans have finally realized their stupidity, but you people are still hanging on down there, still delusional.

    BB isn’t going anywhere. You have at least 5 more years of this.

    If Brady retires, JimmyG or the next QB they groom will come in and the system in place with how they build teams in the cap era, will still have the around 10 wins per year, as an automatic.

    Much of the reason why NE is so good is because they stay disciplined with what works, BB or no BB.

    When they hire BB’s replacement, NE will still be very competitive because of what BB has instilled and how they believe teambuilding works, year in and year out.

    Your team refuses to copy the greatest blueprint in sports history.

    Quite comical to watch.

  12. mcrummel says: Jul 7, 2017 10:26 AM

    “If Brady retires, JimmyG or the next QB they groom will come in and the system in place with how they build teams in the cap era, will still have the around 10 wins per year, as an automatic.” But I thought Cry Brady was the GOAT. If this is the case then Brady should be just above average.

  13. tedmurph says: Jul 7, 2017 10:34 AM

    Gase seems like a good young coach. The Dolphins are going in the right direction. Problem is, can Tannehill get you there. Or, is he DAlton or SMith. Good, but not good enough.

    This notion that the Pats are going down the tubes without Brady and Belichick is just wishful thinking. They’re successors are already in place. They have great ownership.They went to the a SBowl in 96 with Parcells and Bledsoe. They ain’t going. Awayaway.

  14. nhpats says: Jul 7, 2017 10:54 AM

    phinatic29 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 7:24 AM
    Gase is 39.
    Belichick is 65.
    Do the math.

    Miami is taking over the power in the AFC East, and much sooner than the pundits and Pat fans will admit.

    ————-

    You guys say this every summer……by fall you are already looking forward to next season….

  15. superpatriotsfan says: Jul 7, 2017 11:01 AM

    tylawspick6 is typing with nervousness. How cute.

  16. RandyinRoxbury says: Jul 7, 2017 12:49 PM

    The Dolphins will be 7-9 or 8-8 in 2017, until the team makes the decision to find a real NFL QB it will be no better than average. Tannehill still cannot win meaningful games after 5 years, he never will.
    Sad but true.

  17. laxcoach37 says: Jul 7, 2017 1:08 PM

    ” teal and fuchsia” ? and calls Dolphins fans Dopey… try Aqua and Coral 😉

    Anyway, I not going to fight with the Pats fans here as they have the right under current dynasty to brag. However, I hope you guys can ask your Dads and Uncles what it was like to be a fan 15+ years ago. Nothing lasts forever. Try to be good sports when you are winning, cause you will eventually lose and we (every fan of the other 31 teams) can’t wait.

    As for the players coming in at Dolphins Facility… this is great news and welcomed. Think about this- the majority of criminal activity for players present and past happens in Florida. Maybe if they are consulting at the Fins Facility it is less time to commit crimes. a Win-Win!

  18. alfie1blog says: Jul 8, 2017 6:39 AM

    These pat fans always have To give their 2 cents when it comes to sports columns about the dolphins because they’re feeling threatened now they know we have a great head coach and they know we are back on the rise and they also know that their days are numbered and you can only be that good for so long it’s like with us dolphins we are going to dominate the AFC East again but I’m sure it will only last for like 12 years at the most hopefully 15 to 18 years but we’ll see

  19. somefans says: Jul 8, 2017 8:39 AM

    Forgot to mention that the GOAT- Peyton Manning has been to camp multiple times.

    Gase will be the next great coach.

  20. RandyinRoxbury says: Jul 9, 2017 6:43 PM

    phinatic29 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 7:24 AM

    Gase is 39.
    Belichick is 65.
    Do the math.

    Miami is taking over the power in the AFC East, and much sooner than the pundits and Pat fans will admit.

    ROFLMAOOOOOOOOOOO

  21. djscottyb says: Jul 9, 2017 11:22 PM

    The Patriots have built a great dynasty, but as we see thru history, dynasties crumble as the people change within the structure. From the Roman Empire to the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Yankees, 49ers…

    Case in point, when Don Shula retired, ownership replaced him with Super Bowl winning Jimmy Johnson. Johnson and Marino still got beat by the Jags 62-7.

    Systems are nice, but often fail the test of time.
    Gase may not build a dynasty, be he and his staff are definitely building the strongest contender to NE in the AFCE.

    Enjoy your ride NE, it’s been well deserved, but younger talent is coming…

  22. jade429 says: Jul 10, 2017 8:15 PM

    The fact of the matter is that this year the phins are going to face teams that are over 500 on a weekly basis. Last year they only played a few teams that were over .500. That will not be the case this year. This is a true prove it year to the phins. I see them with a 7 and 9 record this year.

  23. djscottyb says: Jul 11, 2017 12:43 PM

    Last year the Pats and the Dolphins played the same schedule (with the exception of one team)

    Pats went 12-2
    Miami went 10-4

    Not the same as the Pats but very similar.
    We aren’t as good as NE yet, but we aren’t as bad as your predicting jade429 …

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