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Adam Gase: Playing Patriots lets us know exactly where we stand

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Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry said this offseason that he believes the Dolphins will beat the Patriots in both of this season’s meetings, which is the sort of think you’d expect most players to feel months ahead of a game but it still drew a fair amount of attention because of how dominant the Patriots have been in the AFC East.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase didn’t make any predictions about the results of those games when he sat down with Mike Florio for a PFT Live podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, audioBoom, and other outlets, but the prospect of playing the Patriots twice a year did come up. Florio asked Gase if he sometimes felt he’d like to be in a division without the Patriots and the coach explained why he’s comfortable with the current arrangement.

“I think this is good for us because we get to go against the best twice a year and you know exactly where you stand in the NFL,” Gase said. “Last year they beat us twice and they beat us pretty handily both times. We really put ourselves in a hole and they let us know that we have a long way to go.”

The Dolphins still made it to the playoffs despite those two losses and Gase said that helps make the case to players that they can’t put an undue amount of focus on their two matchups with New England ahead of time. When it does come time to turn their attention to the Pats, they will be able to keep it there for a while as the two teams meet twice in 15 days late in the 2017 season.

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34 Responses to “Adam Gase: Playing Patriots lets us know exactly where we stand”
  1. tylawspick6 says: Jul 14, 2017 9:15 AM

    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again

  2. Flash1287 says: Jul 14, 2017 9:26 AM

    I guess you’re going to suck then.

  3. nhpats says: Jul 14, 2017 9:29 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:15 AM
    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again

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    You are an embarrassment to yourself and long-standing Pats fans. Just stop.

    As for Gase, he is the best thing that has happened in Miami in a long time. I expect the Dolphins to give the Pats all they can handle this season. They should be a couple of good games.

  4. scmems07 says: Jul 14, 2017 10:00 AM

    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again
    ____________________

    I didn’t know you played for the Patriots, cool. What position do you play?

  5. bullcharger says: Jul 14, 2017 10:16 AM

    scmems07 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 10:00 AM
    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again
    ____________________

    I didn’t know you played for the Patriots, cool. What position do you play?

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    Maybe he works in the squish the fish division of the analytics group. You don’t know.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 14, 2017 10:19 AM

    Gase seems like the opposite of Rex Ryan in his mentality, that can only be a good thing

  7. patsfan1820 says: Jul 14, 2017 10:25 AM

    Looks like the Dolphins finally found a decent coach.

  8. i thumbs down your comment says: Jul 14, 2017 10:35 AM

    Jed York passed on this guy in favor of Jim Tomsula, who barely made it through his intro press conference.

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 14, 2017 10:40 AM

    nhpats says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:29 AM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:15 AM
    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again

    —————–

    You are an embarrassment to yourself and long-standing Pats fans. Just stop.

    As for Gase, he is the best thing that has happened in Miami in a long time. I expect the Dolphins to give the Pats all they can handle this season. They should be a couple of good games.

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    Best comment from one troll to another.

    Base is correct in his approach. Once you get use to the extra security you need you can focus on trying to beat the Cheetahs.

  10. whatjusthapped says: Jul 14, 2017 10:45 AM

    The good Lord giveth, the good Lord taketh away.

    For every 2 games the Dolphins play against the Patriots, they also have the good fortune to have the Jets on their schedule twice.

  11. finnymcphin says: Jul 14, 2017 10:46 AM

    nhpats says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:29 AM

    As for Gase, he is the best thing that has happened in Miami in a long time. I expect the Dolphins to give the Pats all they can handle this season. They should be a couple of good games.
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    Gase appears to be the real deal and the Phins may well be able to finally get back to having a winning culture with him at the helm. I haven’t felt that with any of the other coaches that rolled through here in the last 15 years. Last season’s D was the worst in team history but the outside the division schedule literally couldn’t have been any softer. The AFC East played against the 2 worst divisions in football last year in the AFC North and NFC West. That covered a multitude of weaknesses and going to the playoffs got the fanboys excited. The Phins should be improved this year but with the AFC West and NFC South on tap may have a worse record. Long time fans know the team and understand that, the fanboys don’t. I just hope Ross gets it and stays the course this time because we could be on the threshold of something sustainable. Rome wasn’t built in a day but it was burnt down in one.

  12. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jul 14, 2017 10:48 AM

    Jim Tomsula or Gase? Hmmmm

  13. MichaelEdits says: Jul 14, 2017 10:59 AM

    That makes sense. When my beloved Panthers were new, I believe being in the same division as the still-dominant 49ers made Carolina a better team.

  14. infectorman says: Jul 14, 2017 11:07 AM

    “I think this is good for us because we get to go against the best twice a year and you know exactly where you stand in the NFL,” Gase said. “Last year they beat us twice and they beat us pretty handily both times. We really put ourselves in a hole and they let us know that we have a long way to go.”

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    That quote says all you need to know.
    The comments from Crybaby Nation on this story meaningless, per usual.

  15. tonyzendejas says: Jul 14, 2017 11:08 AM

    Let’s play TEAL OF FORTUNE!

    Spin the wheel!

    How will the ever-promising Dolphins manage to finish 6-10 this year?

    Give me an L, Vanna!

  16. tylawspick6 says: Jul 14, 2017 11:44 AM

    nhpats says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:29 AM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:15 AM
    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again

    —————–

    You are an embarrassment to yourself and long-standing Pats fans. Just stop.

    As for Gase, he is the best thing that has happened in Miami in a long time. I expect the Dolphins to give the Pats all they can handle this season. They should be a couple of good games.

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    yeah, right. as opposed to loser millennials like
    you who enable the trolls and get walked over
    by trump voting idiots

    been going to games in foxborough, long before
    you were born, johnny come lately

    it is bandwagon fans like you that give us
    dieharsds throughout the country such a tough time
    as real fans

  17. tylawspick6 says: Jul 14, 2017 11:48 AM

    tonyzendejas says:
    Jul 14, 2017 11:08 AM
    Let’s play TEAL OF FORTUNE!

    Spin the wheel!

    How will the ever-promising Dolphins manage to finish 6-10 this year?

    Give me an L, Vanna!

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    lol!!!

  18. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jul 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    nhpats says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:29 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:15 AM
    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again

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    You are an embarrassment to yourself and long-standing Pats fans.
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    The only thing long-standing about you is the 8th grade, who are you kidding? You’ll be back to cheering to your original team as soon as Brady is done. Let us real Patriots fans make fun of our division rivals.

  19. tylawspick6 says: Jul 14, 2017 12:00 PM

    scmems07 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 10:00 AM
    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again
    ____________________

    I didn’t know you played for the Patriots, cool. What position do you play?

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    umm, where did i imply i played for the team?

    you florida people are flat out creepy weirdos

  20. jbraider says: Jul 14, 2017 12:08 PM

    “Playing Patriots lets us know exactly where we stand”
    __________________
    Stand. Kneel. Whatever.

    Actually, like every right-thinking person in this country, I would love to see Miami stomp the Patriots

  21. bullcharger says: Jul 14, 2017 12:25 PM

    jbraider says:
    Jul 14, 2017 12:08 PM
    “Playing Patriots lets us know exactly where we stand”
    __________________
    Stand. Kneel. Whatever.
    Actually, like every right-thinking person in this country, I would love to see Miami stomp the Patriots

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    You may be right-thinking, but if you think Miami can “stomp” the Patriots you aren’t thinking right.

  22. bullcharger says: Jul 14, 2017 12:33 PM

    nhpats says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:29 AM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 9:15 AM
    looking forward to slapping the
    teal and fuchsia wearing losers yet again
    —————–
    You are an embarrassment to yourself and long-standing Pats fans. Just stop.
    As for Gase, he is the best thing that has happened in Miami in a long time. I expect the Dolphins to give the Pats all they can handle this season. They should be a couple of good games.

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    Ryan Tannehill. Sorry… He’s not going to give any team all they can handle. He’s had his shot and he stinks. 19 TDs and 12 picks last year. Good QBs are usually 3/1 TDs to INTs. He’s just mediocre.

  23. finsphan says: Jul 14, 2017 12:56 PM

    Ryan Tannehill. Sorry… He’s not going to give any team all they can handle. He’s had his shot and he stinks. 19 TDs and 12 picks last year. Good QBs are usually 3/1 TDs to INTs. He’s just mediocre.
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    There are currently 2 QB’s in NFL history with a 3/1 TD to INT ratio. Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady, and Brady is exactly at 3.0 lol. Ahhh, Pat’s fans, they make me laugh. They are so bad at trolling.

    Oh, by the way, Tannehill is currently 29th in NFL history in TD to INT ratio. Ahead of players like Roger Staubauch, Steve McNair, Eli Manning and Brett Farve and just behind players like Kurt Warner, Dan Marino, Matt Stafford, Cam Newton.

  24. pastabelly says: Jul 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    The Dolphins have been tough against the Patriots in Miami even during the Patriots great run. The bad news might be two games against the Patriots, but the good news is two games against the Jets. What is most important is beating the Bills twice to go 4-2 in the division. If they can do that and go 6-4 out of division, they’ll make the playoffs.

  25. finnymcphin says: Jul 14, 2017 4:10 PM

    TD/Int ratio comparisons pre and post ’06 are pointless. The league average has done nothing but spike since the patty cake era began and interceptions became much harder to come by. Eight of the top ten all time leaders are current players and only one (Steve Young) played his entire career before ’06. Consider that Matt Ryan is 10th all time at 2.11 but at 2.10 Cousins was only 17th in the league last year. I always laugh when someone tries to knock Marino using that as an argument, he was in the top 5 when he retired.

  26. RandyinRoxbury says: Jul 14, 2017 7:09 PM

    The Dolphins always win the June & July championship’s, its the fall and winter months that are the problem.
    Patriots will be 16-0 in 2017, Dolphins 7-9 at best.

  27. ibillwt says: Jul 14, 2017 9:59 PM

    Will be delighted with a 1-point win at Miami. Fish always a tough out there and their coaching is better now.

  28. imodan says: Jul 14, 2017 10:02 PM

    jbraider says:
    Jul 14, 2017 12:08 PM
    “Playing Patriots lets us know exactly where we stand”
    __________________
    Stand. Kneel. Whatever.
    Actually, like every right-thinking person in this country, I would love to see Miami stomp the Patriots
    ————————————————————-
    If you want to learn what a stomping really looks like tune in Sunday, November 19th at 4:25 eastern time when the Raiders come into Foxboro and they too learn where they stand against the best. Hint: They aren’t even close. Oh, they very well might come in with an 8-1 record and the football world will hype the bleep out of the game but in the end everyone will be thinking, what the heck were we thinking!? Bill will crush your soul. He’ll turn Jack Del Rio into the second coming of Bruce Arians, a puddle, unable to bounce back from defeat by the mighty Patriots. Now you can save this like some losers do here and shove it in my face if I’m wrong. Pretty confident I won’t be. But, it’s happened once or twice 🙂

  29. patsfiend says: Jul 14, 2017 11:42 PM

    I think maybe we’re all square from the fifteen years of Marino handing it to the Pats. Maybe.

  30. tommynatorii says: Jul 15, 2017 9:21 AM

    We need to be quicker and smarter to beat the Pats. Every game Gase coaches, he learns more. I do NOT want to sweep the Pats w/o Brady. I want to see it with him there. So, can the Fins do it? Who knows, but go Fins!

  31. mikespillane337 says: Jul 15, 2017 10:20 AM

    Marinos record against the Patriots wasn’t all that great…17-13 reg season and 0-2 in the playoffs.

    A reporter,during otas,asked BB about the upcoming season and his reply..I’m just hoping to have a good practice today.

  32. bsizemore68 says: Jul 15, 2017 6:05 PM

    The Dolphin coach is 100% right, to be the best, you have to beat the best, as of now NE is the best team in the NFL. However Miami is playing the best 2 times a year, that will help them to get better then playing some of the real bad teams twice. Bill

  33. Jeff Young says: Jul 17, 2017 9:48 AM

    This is mostly coach speak. Of course, sweeping the Pats could be a big sign of where the team is. But, Miami generally plays New England pretty tough. Since 2001 in the Belichick era, Miami’s split with them 10 of those seasons. Miami swept 2000, New England swept in 07, 10, 11, 12. The other seasons it was a split. It’s a misnomer to say that head-to-head is the measure.

    Football, like every other sport, is about matchups. Miami has matched up well against New England b/c they’ve had big games from their DL (esp. with Jason Taylor/Cam Wake) – which is how you beat New England (hello Broncos, Giants).

    A better measure for Miami is how they play the Ravens. The Ravens are 6-1 against Miami since 2008 and most of those W’s have been physically dominant W’s – like last year’s 38-6 crushing.

    When Miami can consistently hang physically with teams like that it is a better measure a corner has turned.

    Ultimately, it’s less about head to head and more about whether they can beat the Patriots in the Division. That won’t happen this year (barring serious injuries in NE) but could in 2-3.

  34. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jul 17, 2017 11:33 AM

    imodan says:
    Jul 14, 2017 10:02 PM
    jbraider says:
    Jul 14, 2017 12:08 PM
    “Playing Patriots lets us know exactly where we stand”
    __________________
    Stand. Kneel. Whatever.
    Actually, like every right-thinking person in this country, I would love to see Miami stomp the Patriots
    ————————————————————-
    If you want to learn what a stomping really looks like tune in Sunday, November 19th at 4:25 eastern time when the Raiders come into Foxboro and they too learn where they stand against the best.
    __________________

    That game will be in Mexico City

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