Adam Gase not ready to talk about Lawrence Timmons’ absence

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The Dolphins had an unexpected absence on defense Sunday as linebacker Lawrence Timmons did not play in the game.

Timmons was not hurt and was in Southern California with the team this week, but took unauthorized leave from the team on Saturday and was not included in the lineup on Sunday after getting back into contact with the team. After beating the Chargers on Sunday without Timmons, coach Adam Gase said he wasn’t ready to talk about the situation.

“I’m not saying anything right now,” Gase said in his postgame press conference. “I need to figure some things out first before I talk about this.”

Timmons signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins as a free agent this offseason. He had not missed a game since the 2009 season and made 101 straight starts before Sunday.

15 responses to “Adam Gase not ready to talk about Lawrence Timmons’ absence

  1. This has more hair on it then what has been revealed. Or Gase is making a statement like he did with Ajaye last season for game 1.

  2. Miami need a Timmons!!! The current LB are too small and can’t fill a gap. Also need someone to cover a TE or RB.

  3. dolphinfanforlife1 says:
    September 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm
    Bye Timmons its been fun good luck in your future endeavors.
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    Dolphins fans always seem to struggle with reality so here’s some for you to consider: Timmons signed a two-year $12M contract with $11M of it guaranteed. He isn’t going anywhere except maybe rehab.

  4. Rehab?? It’s not drugs. He thought He was still in Pitt and talked back to the coach haha
    Gase wont have none of that

  5. “Will he at least talk about the imbecilic time out he called at the end of the game?”

    Debatable but not imbecilic. Had he not called time out, the field goal attempt would have been the last play of the game. The time out gave the Fins a chance for a Hail Mary or multi-lateral play had the field goal been good.

  6. Bill nz5n says:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:53 am
    “Will he at least talk about the imbecilic time out he called at the end of the game?”

    Debatable but not imbecilic. Had he not called time out, the field goal attempt would have been the last play of the game. The time out gave the Fins a chance for a Hail Mary or multi-lateral play had the field goal been good.
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    From a strategy standpoint it was a good call. Grant is very elusive and can score on any kick. My issue with the timeout was due to what the chargers did. It seemed the kicking team thought it was 4th down and ran onto the field. Rivers was trying to get the offense lined up for a spike (3rd down). Both units were on the field when the Dolphins called timeout at 10 seconds. The chargers had no timeouts so they could not burn one to fix the situation. They had to get the right guys lined up and snap the ball for a kick/spike. I think it was much more likely they would have run out of time or incurred a penalty resulting in a 10 second runoff and thus ending the game.

  7. In fairness to Gase, it was difficult to process that (from my last post) quickly when he was concentrating on getting the official’s attention and getting the TO called rather than seeing and processing the confusion on the field.

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