Adam Gase on Patriots: Records are irrelevant right now

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The Patriots’ 1-2 start has elicited a range of responses that can roughly be separated into two schools of thought.

One is that this is the year that things are headed off track in New England while the other focuses on past September stumbles on the way to great success in January and February. On Monday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that he doesn’t ” really care anything about any other year, or any other team, or any other month or anything else” but the coach of his Week Four opponent is keeping history in mind.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase’s team is 3-0, but he said Monday that the standings aren’t on his mind as he gets ready for a matchup with the AFC East’s longtime frontrunners.

“We’ve played three games. I mean, they’re going to do the same thing they always do — they’ll get better every week,” Gase said, via the Miami Herald. “They have a really good coaching staff and they have a Hall of Fame quarterback. I mean, the records are irrelevant right now. It doesn’t mean anything.”

The Dolphins’ own recent history says that it’s too early to know much of anything. They were 4-2 last season before losing eight of their last 10 games and they were 1-4 in 2016 before winning nine of the final 11 contests to advance to the playoffs.

41 responses to “Adam Gase on Patriots: Records are irrelevant right now

  1. Can the vaunted “Red Sea” defense stop the Dolphins? I’m not so sure. The D was left out on the field for nearly the entire first half against the Lions. Formula for disaster.

  2. Gase was viewed as a very good Head Coaching candidate for a few years before he got this job.

    He is going to be a real good HC im my opinion.

    He is already good.

  3. He’s right. The sheer lack of talent (plus injuries that the Patriots have on both sides of the ball) is what they have to coach up right now, and that takes time. They will improve and they have to get to November and December on the roll they usually do.

    It’s too early to panic, and the Patriots don’t panic anyway. They’ve been doing this too long the right way.

  4. As a die hard Patriots fan, I shamelessly picked up Ryan tannehill in fantasy as QB for next week. This Patriots defense is atrocious. You know it’s bad when Jason Pierre Paul is making more plays with one hand than anybody on that Patriots defensive front can. Miami may not win, but this defense is so bad, can’t help but make him look like a Hall of Fame QB. Pathetic.

    Go Pats

  5. I hate, but have the utmost respect for the Patriots. It will be a good one. The Dolphins strength is 5 receivers (RBs, TEs and WRs) all the time. All of them are sub 4.4 speed. The Lions unveiled this exact blueprint of mismatching personnel. This game comes down to turnovers. Honestly, the Dolphins weakness is in Linebacker coverage. Tom Brady is too good to have 2 bad games in a row, especially in Foxboro. Really excited for a decent game. Who ever wins will deserve it. Meaning I really hope the Refs are not going to decide it. These Roughing calls are pathetic!

  6. Kirk Belgrave says:
    September 25, 2018 at 9:18 am
    As a die hard Patriots fan, I shamelessly picked up Ryan tannehill in fantasy as QB for next week. This Patriots defense is atrocious. You know it’s bad when Jason Pierre Paul is making more plays with one hand than anybody on that Patriots defensive front can. Miami may not win, but this defense is so bad, can’t help but make him look like a Hall of Fame QB. Pathetic.

    Go Pats

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    That makes no sense. Deatrich Wise was making plays with one hand without Flowers and Chung playing.

    Do you watch the games?

  7. Miami will take away Brady’s two yard passes and go to 4-0
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    Andrew Luck got benched for a back-up QB when the game was on the line. I’d be more worried about the Colts dumpster fire then the Pats.

  8. Pats always right the ship eventually. You just have to catch them when they are going through these issues.

    I would feel a bit better had we not lost to defensive lineman to injury.
    The way to make Brady look human is to pressure him and make him feel uncomfortable.
    If he has time, he will find the open guy and make you pay.

    I think the Fins can win this game, but I’m not sure that they will.
    Go Fins!

  9. blessedunliketherest says:
    September 25, 2018 at 10:16 am
    Miami will take away Brady’s two yard passes and go to 4-0
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    Andrew Luck got benched for a back-up QB when the game was on the line. I’d be more worried about the Colts dumpster fire then the Pats.
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    It really is amazing how far Luck and his team have fallen since the league has started checking PSI in footballs. I used to think Luck was good with potential to be great but now I really wonder if he’s a complete fraud who only benefited from cheating with illegally deflated footballs. Huh.

    🙂

  10. terripet says:
    September 25, 2018 at 9:10 am
    Miami will take away Brady’s two yard passes and go to 4-0
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    Never let facts get in the way of a good, early morning zinger

  11. Belichick is known for taking away a teams strength and forcing you to beat them another way. But this years Fins team is built different, its very fast, if you take away the run like Oak did the Fins beat you with the pass, focus on taking away the pass and Drake and Gore will thrive. Gone are the days of challenging RT17 to beat you, he’s 10-1 in his last 11 games. This Fins team has a definite different feeling about it, gone are the “me” players and replaced with a group of “we” players, its refreshing to see and honestly once again fun to watch. This is a measuring stick game.

  12. Always a fun AFC East matchup. Dolphins have given the Pats fits over the years in the BB/Brady era although to be fair that’s probably only true for the games in Miami.

    Fun facts: Dolphins have not beaten the Patriots in Foxboro since the Wildcat game 10 years ago. Pats have won 14 of 16 in Foxboro in the BB/Brady era.

    Hopefully Sunday is a NE win and getting back on track. 🙂

  13. fmiaakammqbpft says:
    September 25, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Yeah but if everyone took this logical and practical view……. what would the hype machines write headlines about?
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    I don’t know about other places but around here all they have to do is include Patriots, Packers, Brady, or Rodgers in the headline and the lunatic haters come out of the woodwork.

  14. This should be a good game if the officials allow them to play the game. Miami is not the same team as of old. If they can contain Gronk this will be a very close game and probably come down to the last possession.
    Miami took some significant injuries against Oakland that might be a problem.
    Miami 24 Pats 20

  15. Pats D looked mighty slow the other night, especially Hightower. The Fins can exploit that and the Pats offense will have to work hard to keep up.

    If Gordon can get on the field even as a decoy that will be very helpful

  16. The Phins have a good a shot to start 4-0 and put some distance between them and the rest of the division while the other 3 teams try to find themselves. Good for Gase having figured it out early. I had a feeling Miami would improve when Suh walked, addition by subtraction

  17. Dolphins win 97-3.

    Brady retires, goes on an ice cream only hunger strike.

    Gronk retires, pens a Great American Novel titled “Me Gronk, You Not”.

    Belichick sails off, is lost at sea but is later found alive inside a great whale.

    Kraft sells the team to the British, they become the London Ex-Patriots.

    NFL ratings sink to an all-time low, the AAF and XFL expand and take all the good players.

    Ralph hugs his Red Rider, and all is right with the world.

  18. tj.52 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 11:38 am
    Dolphins win 97-3.
    Brady retires, goes on an ice cream only hunger strike.
    Gronk retires, pens a Great American Novel titled “Me Gronk, You Not”.
    Belichick sails off, is lost at sea but is later found alive inside a great whale.
    Kraft sells the team to the British, they become the London Ex-Patriots.
    NFL ratings sink to an all-time low, the AAF and XFL expand and take all the good players.
    Ralph hugs his Red Rider, and all is right with the world.

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    If you think the ratings are low now just wait till there’s a flag for breathing on a QB wrong. That era is not far off at this rate.

  19. *ref faces the camera*
    “Sacking the quarterback. Defense #98. Penalty of 15 yards, automatic first down”

    It’s coming folks. Thanks Roger!

    #SayMyName
    #PreachMyName

  20. I just saw a video of bob griese saying he hopes miami loses to keep his 72 team undefeated. He calls games for Miami. He should be fired immediately. Wanting a younger version of your team to lose is like wanting your son to not succeed. This should be a story that everyone reads causing him to be fired.

  21. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    I just saw a video of bob griese saying he hopes miami loses to keep his 72 team undefeated. He calls games for Miami. He should be fired immediately. Wanting a younger version of your team to lose is like wanting your son to not succeed. This should be a story that everyone reads causing him to be fired.
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    Griese is terrible in the booth. He can’t get the players names right and sounds like he just isn’t there 100% if you know what I mean.
    No great loss if he were fired. In fact, the ratings may go up if they replace him with someone decent. I wouldn’t mind Brett Romberg

  22. You guys comments about two yard Tommy is getting stale! Look at his stats. You’re completely wrong! Find a new narrative to indicate your hatred.

  23. I love the Dolphins, I am a nervous reck on game day. Every game seems to be a drama with the Dolphins. Maybe it’s the same for every football fan. But I must admit up in New England they do tend to put us out of our misery early on and I see no reason for that to change. I have seen this all before with us. I am feeling good about our team but I am not convenced we can pull a cat out of the bag this week. We play hard as always to the end but I don’t see a strong team at the moment. As for New England, they never lose 3 on the bounce and are still the Daddy. You just know they will have it bang on sooner rather than later because they always do.

  24. Where are tylaw and nhpats, aka The Cowardly Brothers? They’ve gone silent since NE was obliterated by Detroit.

  25. I sure hope the defense comes to play. Miami has the speed on offense that gives my Pats fits. All of their WRs RB’s have speed so the have work cut out for them on defense again.
    This feels like a game where the Offense has to wake up to win it.

  26. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    September 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm
    Where are tylaw and nhpats, aka The Cowardly Brothers? They’ve gone silent since NE was obliterated by Detroit.
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    Did you expect anything else?

  27. Pats won’t lose 3 in a row and definitely won’t lose 2 in a row to Miami. Pats may play an ugly game this week but they will find a way to pull out the victory. I expect a Josh Gordon package in this game. There is no tape on him with Brady and BB will exploit that X factor for this game.

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