When Dolphins coach Adam Gase was on PFT Live last month, he said that he hadn’t heard anything from players to suggest that there was anything to a report that they were “privately steamed” about DT Ndamukong Suh missing voluntary practices.
Gase didn’t sound the least bit steamed about Suh working out on his own in Oregon during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt this week. Gase was well aware that Suh has a long history of working out on his own and says that he has no doubts that Suh will be ready to go when he reports for OTAs.
“The great thing about Suh, he’s in constant communication, he’s always kind of calling and talking to our coaches, he has his iPad,” Gase said. “He calls me every once in a while, just seeing what’s going on. He’s just got his regimen and he’s kinda been doing his deal that way out west for quite a few years now. I know this — come training camp and in the season his body’s ready to go. He has a way of preparing and it may be unique but it really works for him. And I feel like when we get going in OTAs, him being here for all those practices, that is a very important time for us. Just getting him around the building for us when he’s ready to go, that’s going to be great”
There are plenty of areas for Gase to work on fixing during his first offseason as a head coach, which probably makes it a smart move to not spend too much time worrying about the absence of a player who isn’t required to be in Miami right now.