Adam Gase tired of mistakes, ready to bench guys if need be

AP

Dolphins coach Adam Gase is demanding accountability, and he is more than prepared to bench guys to prove his point.

The latest was right tackle Ja’Wuan James, who was pulled after allowing a strip-sack fumble near the end of regulation, which would have been costly if the Browns could hit field goals.

“I’m over discussing any of this stuff with players,” Gase said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. “We’re either going to start getting the job done, or we’re going to make changes.”

Gase didn’t promise that James would return to the starting lineup Thursday night against the Bengals, and was generally displeased with the protection being offered to quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has been hit 19 times in 132 dropbacks.

“We just want guys to do it right,” Gase said. “Whoever wants to do it right, those are the guys that we’re going to put out there. Talent’s irrelevant at this point. . . .

”It’s hard to throw a ball with any kind of timing where they pressure and we get it picked up, but we get beat so fast that the quarterback doesn’t even have a chance.”

Gase is clearly protective of Tannehill, knowing that’s his best chance to be successful in the short term there. But if he’s not upright, he can’t do that.

45 responses to “Adam Gase tired of mistakes, ready to bench guys if need be

  1. The Dolphins are a project. Adam Gase knows this. He is smart for starting to bench people for not performing well. Dolphins aren’t a one year turn around. Mike Zimmer didn’t make the Vikings the way they were day one. Same with Bellicheck and every other great coach. Well, there was Jim Harbaugh inexplicably turning the 49ers around in a single season. But that usually doesn’t happen.

  2. I wish more coaches were quicker to do this. I get it that continuity is good in principle but when a team is underperforming, a coach owes it to them to shake things up. Consistency is good but consistent badness is not something to reward.

  3. Certainly a nice change of pace from Philbin. People hate RT, and while he’s certainly not what we had hoped, he really hasn’t had any support up-front.

    Nobody talks about the fact that despite getting rocked his entire career, he’s never missed a start. You can question his ability to ready through progressions, but you can’t question his toughness.

  4. I can understand that guys around Tannehill aren’t playing well, but he needs to be held accountable as well. That pick-6 was atrocious. The Dolphins are lucky that the Brown kicker was even worse.

  5. afourthlombardiforthehaters says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:12 AM
    Talent became irrelevant once they all got paid .

    Crazy how money makes most of these super talented players LAZY !!!
    ______________

    Ju’wuan James is still on his rookie contract…..

    Otherwise, I’m glad Gase is being publicly vocal about underperformance. Guys need to be pushing themselves every week and a embarrassing performance like that against a defense that was missing one of its best players (Joe Haden) does not need to be rewarded or praised in anyway. That was the most defeated I’ve ever felt as a Miami fan after a win.

    Everyone on this defense needs to be checked as well. Nearly blowing the game against two different quarterbacks who had a combined 3 starts between them as of 1:01pm on Sunday is downright pathetic. Way too much money invested in Miami’s defense and way too many big names on it in general to be that fragile of a unit both in the front 7 and secondary. Especially in the secondary. Once again, this D-Line is nowhere near what everyone envisioned it to be.

  6. Gase is a good coach and he’s going to demand results. With or without whatever talent he has at his disposal.

  7. The Dolphins are work in progress and only unrealistic fans were projecting Playoffs. They need to show improvement. Gase seems like the right Coach for this team. The irony is the OLine is much better than the last few years and he is still not pleased. That is the sign of good Leader. Never be satisfied. The difference this year is that they have decent depth players. Steen did a great job for Pouncey and Ubrick wasn’t terrible as a 3rd Center. Again, total irony… the Guards are playing well and now the Tackles stink. I don’t even want to start in with the Defense, which is the bigger problem with this team.

    FYI; to the unrelated Philly Fan who came to gloat- it is a long season Bruh and you beat the Brown and Bears and had a fluke because the Steelers didn’t show up. I would go easy until you win more than 1 game against a decent team. Not slammin’ the Eagles as I am happy for Wentz and your team, but it is early.

  8. Gase has his work cut out for him. Anyone who watched that game knows the lowly Browns are a much MUCH better team. Browns absolutely owned the fins… Fins are lucky to have one win. They better start doing better. Browns were clearly the better team two weeks in a row now. (Yes, Ravens are waaaaaaay overrated).

  9. jchipwood says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:17 AM

    I doubt the Dolphins will lose a game the rest of the season.
    —————————–

    They lost to the best, and barely beat the worst, so they will be lucky to win another one this season.

  10. laxcoach37 says ” you beat the Brown and Bears and had a fluke because the Steelers didn’t show up.”

    more excuses from doubters that are never satisfied…the steelers didn’t show up? Dude, they have Ben, Williams, and Antonia freekn Brown..they got shut down by a tough defense and played well on offense..Steelers were outplayed and outcoached…I mean by your logic, I guess the Saints didn’t show up lastnight..

  11. Have the Dolphins had what could be considered even a decent line since the days of Webb, Sims and Stephenson? And they could only pass block!

    It seems like the Dolphins haven’t had a consistently good offensive line since the early to mid-seventies.

  12. mmack66 says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:48 AM
    jchipwood says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:17 AM

    I doubt the Dolphins will lose a game the rest of the season.
    —————————–

    They lost to the best, and barely beat the worst, so they will be lucky to win another one this season.
    ________________________________________

    I agree. Seattle is pretty good.

  13. The problem with a team of prima donna’s, they tend to take plays off thinking someone else will get the job done.
    Suh did this all the time in Detroit. Players around him understood you could get away with just being there on plays you wanted.
    That Lions D with him should have been all world with the first rounders on it but they were bums when it came down to it. Lots of standing around.
    He brought it to Miami. Complacency is alive and well there.

  14. Of all the crappy play this season ESPECIALLY from Tannehill and you single out James one error? If anyone should be benched it’s Tannehill for his HORRENDOUS interceptions, lack of knowledge reading defense and overall no accountability as field general to his team.

    Adam Gase won’t be there very long. He like those before him have WAY TO MUCH TRUST in a qb who can light it up in garbage time or having to come back from a huge deficits… Tannehill has had one good game in his career. A loss to the Denver Broncos in Denver. Thats IT.

  15. I’ve never understood why benching guys isn’t more common. Forget something as drastic as benching a guy for the next game–they rarely get pulled in the same game where they’re totally stinking the place up. Fumbling is about the only thing that will get a guy permanently pulled from a game.

  16. to all of you blaming Suh….you obviously haven’t watched any Fins game..he is double teamed most of the time..he works his azz off and comes to play each game…he is NOT the problem with the Fins defense…and yes i watch every single Fins game.

  17. TheAfterParty says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:22 AM
    I can understand that guys around Tannehill aren’t playing well, but he needs to be held accountable as well. That pick-6 was atrocious.

    It was… but he was hit as he threw. In fact he’s been hit as he threw on every INT he’s thrown this season.

    I’m no fan boy… but Tannehill is much better than he’s given credit for.

  18. chippys lost binky says:
    Sep 27, 2016 11:44 AM
    jchipwood says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:17 AM
    I doubt the Dolphins will lose a game the rest of the season.
    +++++++++++

    That’s the spirit! Reality is overrated! Sunshine, rainbows and unicorns for everyone!

  19. Should have lost to the worst team and franchise in the NFL to go to 0-3.. At home.. versus a 3rd string rookie QB..
    I will say Tannehill is best QB in the NFL when they’re down 3 scores with no time to catch up and the defense lets up.

  20. nhpats says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:31 AM
    Did Suh or Wake even suit up against the Patriots? I don’t remember their names being called even once….
    =======
    Apparently you should turn up the volume. Wake had a strip sack, and Suh had a sack and a half plus 8 tackles, while being double teamed.

  21. Good to hear those remarks from Gase – you wouldn’t have heard anything like that from Philbin !
    I’ve been real critical of the team – BOTH Offensively & Defensively…Tannehill is STILL making POOR decisions into his 5th season , the OL is still getting pushed around -they’ve failed with the running game, they can’t convert on 3rd down…And now the Defense – the front four looks good until they get in a 3rd & long…then give up a 1st down !
    And if you can’t stop the run – how can you have a chance to win – when your Defense is getting pummeled ?
    Oh well we got a win – though it was definitely a gift !

  22. OK.. I get the Tannehill bashing because he is the definition of false hope. Plays great at times and then horrible in an instant. One of the INT’s was terrible, but the pick 6 was clearly when his arm was hit. Again, two sides of the coin with no consistency. This can said for most QBs like Carr, Bortles etc. It takes a while. I just don’t know how long the Fins will give him without a viable solution on the Bench.

    As for Suh… are you crazy. This guy is a monster. He has dominated play in the interior and has 18 tackles in 3 games, 2.5 sacks and tied for 4th in the league in Hurries from the Interior! Only Aaron Donald leads him. Always a sour grapes Lions fan here to rag on Suh when the story is not even about him. Model Citizen in the community and Lockerroom.

  23. chippys lost binky says:
    Sep 27, 2016 2:02 PM
    VenerableAxiom says:
    Sep 27, 2016 12:59 PM
    Apparently you should turn up the volume. Wake had a strip sack, and Suh had a sack and a half plus 8 tackles, while being double teamed.
    ++++++++++++++++

    Apparently you should turn it down. Suh registered 4 solo tackles & 4 assists, 0 sacks. They got 2 sacks, one each for Jones & Thomas. It’s hardly fair of you to award Thomas’ strip sack to Wake who didn’t make the stat sheet, particularly in light of it being his first career sack.

    The same internet that you make stuff up on can be used to verify facts.

  24. If the people on this blog don’t like Thill then would they be happy with the Jets QB? If you think any QB that is looking for a job is better than Thill then prove it. Bill…sure there are better QB’s..however they all have jobs.

  25. Unfortunately there’s a lot finger pointing going on –
    ME included – but look at the whole picture and you’ll see –
    during the off-season who was responsible for : WHO stays,
    WHO goes, WHO gets signed…and WHAT gets traded for WHO?? Ding -Ding- Ding- Of course our very our VP of Football Ops Mike Tannenbaum !- that’s right folks – Rex Ryan ain’t the only Buffoon in the AFC East!!

  26. Apparently some people can’t read. Look at the stat sheet. Suh had 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 TFL. He had 12 tackles the week before. Wake has become a situational player coming back from injury. Still registered 1 sack. Would have had another strip sack but was negated by offsides.

    As far as Tannehill, he is far from the Dolphins problem. Yes, his 1st interception was bad, but the pick 6 wasn’t on him. His arm was hit as he threw. The offense line still hasn’t been great with Pouncey out. Pass protection is terrible. When Tannehill has time he makes plays.

    The Dolphins problems are no run game, bad pass protection, weak linebackers and secondary, no depth. But I truly believe they are heading in the right direction but still have a ways to go. The 2017 draft should focus on defense.

    Gase has looked the part so far. It’s nice to see the team and coaches pissed after a win. Would have never seen that with Philbin. And don’t forget- if it weren’t for a wide open 70 yard TD dropped by Stills and a bad kick on a FG the Dolphins would have beat the Seahawks week 1 and would be 2-1 right now. Like I said, this team still has a ways to go to become a contender but they aren’t as bad as people think.

  27. chippys lost binky says:
    Sep 27, 2016 2:15 PM
    chippys lost binky says:
    Sep 27, 2016 2:02 PM
    VenerableAxiom says:
    Sep 27, 2016 12:59 PM
    Apparently you should turn up the volume. Wake had a strip sack, and Suh had a sack and a half plus 8 tackles, while being double teamed.
    ++++++++++++++++

    Apparently you should turn it down. Suh registered 4 solo tackles & 4 assists, 0 sacks. They got 2 sacks, one each for Jones & Thomas. It’s hardly fair of you to award Thomas’ strip sack to Wake who didn’t make the stat sheet, particularly in light of it being his first career sack.

    The same internet that you make stuff up on can be used to verify facts.
    =========
    Re-verify. I saw the game. The stats back up what I said.

  28. bgreen08 says:
    Sep 27, 2016 5:16 PM
    Apparently some people can’t read. Look at the stat sheet. Suh had 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 TFL.
    +++++++++++

    Apparently some people can’t. The game in question was against New England. Neither Suh or Wake recorded a sack in that game.

  29. VenerableAxiom says:
    Sep 27, 2016 5:31 PM
    Re-verify. I saw the game. The stats back up what I said.
    ++++++++++++

    The game in question was against the Pats, I assure you the stats at nfl.com, profootballreference, bspn, ourlads and chff do not back up what you said. Re-verify the post you were responding to:
    nhpats says:
    Sep 27, 2016 10:31 AM
    Did Suh or Wake even suit up against the Patriots?

    I await your apology

  30. This post summarizes so well why Solomon Wilcots was so annoying to listen to during the broadcast. Stating that the Browns weren’t getting any pressure through 90% of the game and that protection was fantastic. I had to mute the TV because it was such a terrible call. You could see the pocket being collapsed constantly and the hits piling up. Just because sack numbers weren’t very high early on didn’t mean the defense wasn’t getting pressure.

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