Adam Gase: I did a bad job getting Jarvis Landry the ball

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Miami’s Jarvis Landry sees himself as the best receiver in the NFL, and he’s certainly the best receiver on the Dolphins. But he had a quiet game on Sunday, with just three catches for 33 yards.

That’s not Landry’s fault, says Dolphins coach Adam Gase. Instead, Gase puts it on himself.

I did a bad job yesterday,” Gase said on Monday when asked why Landry didn’t get the ball more on Sunday. “We got in a couple of situations, they play some different personnel groupings. He’s so valuable to us in the slot. Then when we lost Kenny [Stills] and DeVante [Parker] kind of was struggling a little bit, as far as couldn’t really open up the way he had done during the week. I have to find a way to get [Landry] the ball.”

Gase says the problem wasn’t that Ryan Tannehill wasn’t getting the ball to Landry, but that Gase himself wasn’t calling the right plays for Tannehill to get the ball to Landry.

“That’s all on me,” Gase said. “Ryan does a good job of making sure we’re in a good play, gets him the ball when his number is called. I don’t want him forcing the ball. It’s my job to make sure that our best player on offense is getting the ball.”

Landry will surely appreciate hearing his coach vow to get him the ball — and taking responsibility for Landry’s subpar game, rather than putting the blame on his player.

18 responses to “Adam Gase: I did a bad job getting Jarvis Landry the ball

  1. Remember when Minnesota coaches informed the league that their offensive game plan was to feed Randy Moss the ball. Gase must believe notifying strategy to your opponents is a time tested positive approach. Just like Obama telling ISIS the attack will be three months from today at 8 AM.

  2. As a close friend of the organization there should be more concern as to the ability (or extreme lack thereof) of DeVante “Hammies” Parker

  3. Ryan Tannehill will continue to get coaches fired. It’s kind of hard for the coaches, who are being paid millions, to admit that it has a heck of a lot more to do with the QB than the coaching. The players are usually blamed at the coach’s farewell presser.

  4. Landry is a top 10 receiver in this league and may have the best hands of all. He’s not the fastest or the tallest, but when he gets the ball he is hard to stop and really fun to watch. His temper gets the dolphins in trouble on occasion, but I can’t imagine that most dolphins fans, even though they may groan on an unsportsmanlike penalty he draws, would ever want him to change the way he plays. He also had a big first down catch that was negated by a penalty in that Jets game, 12 or 15-yard catch I believe. He is the heart of that team.

    Gase has made some mistakes, as expected from a 1st year head coach. If he can get this team to finish above .500 and be right there in the end for a playoff spot, I can’t see how he is not a coach of the year candidate, Especially with all the injuries they’ve had to deal with. This teams arrow is pointing way up, if they can hit it big in next years draft like they have so far this year, I can see this team being a regular in the playoffs and one day competing for a title. I still don’t see playoffs this year, I want to see them win on the road, but they are finally showing the talent that this team has had but was always held back.

  5. Ryan Tannehill will continue to get coaches fired. It’s kind of hard for the coaches, who are being paid millions, to admit that it has a heck of a lot more to do with the QB than the coaching. The players are usually blamed at the coach’s farewell presser.
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    Funny, your a “blame Tannehill” guy huh? So tell me, if Tannehill is the reason these coaches are getting fired, where are they going after they leave Miami? I mean, if it’s Tannehill’s fault and everyone should see that, it means they really are good coaches and should catch on elsewhere or given a head coaching chance on another team, right? Let’s see, Philbin is an offensive line coach at Indy and Musclehead Campbell is a TE’s coach in NO, and both of those units are not considered a strong point for either team. Weird huh? Where are all the other coaches Tannehill got fired?

  6. If you try to feed a specific receiver the ball, the defense has an easier job. Design the plays, let the WRs do what they can, and let Tannehill find the open receiver–whomever it happens to be. Last year, they force fed Landry and way too many passes never crossed the line of scrimmage.

  7. ipdaily69 says:
    Nov 8, 2016 9:27 AM
    Remember when Minnesota coaches informed the league that their offensive game plan was to feed Randy Moss the ball. Gase must believe notifying strategy to your opponents is a time tested positive approach. Just like Obama telling ISIS the attack will be three months from today at 8 AM.
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    Gee individual teams watch tape and see that Landry is by far the Dolphin’s best reciever and before Ajaiya’s emergence was really their best offensive weapon…..but yea let’s try to surprise teams…

  8. Meh, seems more like sauce for Landry’s goose. They did a pretty good job taking what the defense gave them, that’s how games are won.

  9. I like Gase and his coaching staff. He’s trying to change the culture in Miami and the players seem to be buying into it.

  10. I like Gase as well, I’m not sold on Vance Joseph as DC yet. The front office spent a great deal of money on Suh and he hasn’t been a disrupting force up front, nor have some others. Jason Taylor where have you gone! I have been a Dolphin fan since age 11, that was 45 yrs ago. Every September I have renewed hope which turns to despair halfway through the season. I’m sure I speak for many devoted fans when I say that I hope they win a Super Bowl before I die. Let’s go Phins!!!

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