Adam Gase struggles to describe Chris Foerster situation

AP

The Dolphins have already lost their home opener to a hurricane, their quarterback for the season, replaced him with a retired television analyst, and and had a free agent walk out in the middle of a road trip.

So you’ll have to pardon coach Adam Gase if he chose exactly the wrong set of words to describe the resignation of offensive line coach Chris Foerster after video emerged of him snorting a white powder with a rolled up $20 bill on his desk before going into a meeting.

“Since I’ve been around him, he’s always been a guy who put his head down and worked,” Gase said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. “He was here at 4 in the morning, worked as hard as he could for us. It is what it is.”

Gase said he learned of the video late last night, when General Manager Chris Grier called to tell him.

“I don’t think I can say what my reaction was,” Gase said.

Gase didn’t say if he demanded the resignation.

“He’s disappointed,” Gase said of Foerster, “he’s upset, he’s mad at himself. It’s unfortunate. . . .

“It is what it is,” Gase said. “That’s what [this league] is. Just keep dealing with situations that come up and move on.”

Gase said he’s known Foerster since 2008, and worked with him previously in San Francisco.

“It’s not a good situation,” Gase said. “It wasn’t something that you would expect. Things happen sometimes that you don’t anticipate and you have to deal with it. It’s not fun, especially when you’re close with somebody. You’ve got to take the next swtep and move on. We’re going to play on Sunday.”

As they’ve done so far this season with all the other distractions, the Dolphins are going to move forward. Perhaps they should keep their heads up, however.

23 responses to “Adam Gase struggles to describe Chris Foerster situation

  1. What exactly do you say? I mean the only reason he had that job is because he’s Gase’s buddy because it can’t be from his coaching. He’s had bad offensive lines going back to his first Dolphin stint.

  2. “… a guy who put his head down and worked.. was here at 4 in the morning…” How could Gase not realize what this sounded like?
    It’s like Gase was unintentionally doing the Wes Welker interview about the Jets a few years ago where Wes worked foot puns into every answer.

  3. “… a guy who put his head down and worked.. was here at 4 in the morning…” How could Gase not realize what this sounded like?
    It’s like Gase was unintentionally doing the Wes Welker interview about the Jets a few years ago where Wes worked foot puns into every answer.

  4. Im sure he isn’t the only assistant coach in the NFL dipping into substances to help them work longer hours. Who filmed it and who put it on Facebook? That’s a true wingspan ya lmao.

  5. Why do NFL coaches unlearn the ability to speak coherently when they are hired? Here is all Gase needed to say: The video speaks for itself. He is no longer employed here. I have always liked him and hope that he gets the help he needs to move on with his life”.

    Seriously, this isn’t rocket science.

  6. What exactly do you say? I mean the only reason he had that job is because he’s Gase’s buddy because it can’t be from his coaching. He’s had bad offensive lines going back to his first Dolphin stint
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    I guess that’s why other teams were calling the Dolphins to try and interview and hire him away, the Dolphins denied the interviews….. that makes sense.

  7. He resigned? No, he was fired. Are the Dolphins trying to help him spin his interview for his next job? I am sure McDonald’s will Google him before putting him in the drive-thru.

  8. Not that it makes an a difference, but that looked more like crushed up pain pills than cocaine. There’s a distinguishable texture between the two. You can tell how some chunks were bigger than others. Opiates are an epidemic in this country.

  9. not to cause a riff as a patriots fan, but all gase needed to say, was we hope he gets the help he needs, and he is no longer employed by the dolphins. There is no reason to give the media any reason/way to concoct more than what was released.

  10. Probably will benefit everyone involved. Dude gets a wake-up call that he has a problem, Phins get someone in there to shake things up, girl gets visibility for her career. All in all I give it a 5 out of 5 bindles

  11. I think those times that Gase thought Foerster’s head was down working – well, something else may have been going on!

  12. Your right, an incredible start to the season. If my team finish with a winning record and it’s a huge IF everybody connected with team should be given the freedom of the city, Gase is a young inexperienced head coach who one day will be great, I just hope it’s with us.

  13. Adam just try throwing the ball downfield more than 5 yards and pray that irrespective of his snorting that Chris Foerster has taught the OL their correct assignments. However perhaps not; It could be the defense was in the Dolphin’s backfield before Cutler handed off on run plays due to Foerster’s snorting habits.

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