Adam Gase: I didn’t see this coming

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase said last week that he wasn’t reading too much into the records of his team and the Patriots when it came to how things would play out in New England on Sunday.

Gase was correct to take that approach. The Patriots moved to 2-2 and handed the Dolphins their first loss of the season in a one-sided 38-7 for New England. Gase’s expectation that the Patriots would be ready to give Miami a tough game didn’t meet what wound up happening on the field, however.

“No, I didn’t see this coming,” Gase said in his press conference. “I didn’t think that we would get out-physicaled. That surprised me. I knew it was going to be tough because that’s just what it is. You come here, I mean I didn’t see too many teams walk out of here [with a win] against a Hall of Fame quarterback. It’s just not going to happen. We’ve got a lot of things to clean up, but it’s fixable.”

Gase said he didn’t see the game as a particular measuring stick — “I think it’s one game in a 16-game season.” — and that he thought the team would be fine putting the loss behind them in time to face the Bengals next Sunday.

61 responses to “Adam Gase: I didn’t see this coming

  1. and don’t forget the hall of fame gm
    and coach

    don’t think that kind of disrespect wasn’t noticed before the game

    you beat a crummy titans back up at home, the jets and raiders

    every year, same story

  2. If you plan to come into Gillette Stadium and walk out with a win you have to be ready. You cant make mental mistakes, you cant have penalty on third down and expect Tom Brady to not make you pay. It just wont work, especially if you let the Patriots get out to a good start in the beginning. Going to be honest I didn’t expect this game to be a blowout…(And Tom Brady didnt have a great game missing his best receiver)

  3. Everyone saw it coming. You can’t beat a cheater in any game three times in a row, its scientific fact. If they know your play calls and have the refs in their pockets, the odds are stacked against you

  4. Nobody saw it coming. It was like the days of old, with CBS cutting away in the third quarter from a blowout win. Wish I could have seen the fourth.

  5. But…..wasn’t this the “more talented” Dolphins team???

    Long season, and there’s a December game in Miami, likely with a lot on the line. More will be revealed….

  6. Just when you thought a team in the AFC East emerged to actually challenge them for the division…..they revealed their true selves. Disappointing to say the least.

  7. Geez coach if you could figure out how to get your head out of your butt you might see things coming. Funny I must be having hearing problems because anything you say right now isn’t be worth hearing. Year 3 coach…

  8. mmmpierogi says:
    September 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm
    AFC East: handing the Patriots a cakewalk playoff birth every year since 2000. Division is hot garbage almost every year

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    A wild card team has come out of the AFC East the last two years.

    Oh yeah, but………….

  9. Pats 2 losses came courtesy of being banged up, missing Edelman, and playing in a feels-like of 105F in Jax then, missing even more key guys, going to Lions to face an HC who knows better than anyone how the Pats try to plug and disguise all those holes. Plus, being a perennial AFC champ they suffer a lot more talent drain and turnover than most teams – every year, for 16yrs – and always spend Sept trying to reconfigure a half-reconstructed team. Hence 2-2 is not uncommon, like both last year and 2014. And Bills blew Pats out in Sept 2016. And the media called the dynasty finished in each of those three Septembers.

  10. The Dolphins are “Fool’s Gold” most years they appear competitive. A couple of wins and impressive outings and people think they can challenge the Pats. Seen them fold annually since the end of the Jimmy Johnson years. THe Pats will more than likely run the table and take the division (and conference) again and the Dolphins will once again be: 8-8 or 7-9

  11. The Fins, just like the Bucs, were an illusion of good football. Welcome back to reality football fans.

  12. Tough loss, got played and out coached. Congrats Patriots.
    Gase clearly is not up to the task adjusting on the fly. When the D uses 7 DBs you run the ball or use the screen pass more.
    Better being 3 and 1 than being 2 and 2. Judt saying

  13. scottstotts370798231 says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:39 pm
    Packers. Patriots. Steelers.

    These 3 teams will soon meet their downfalls and become the worst teams in the league.

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    Huh? Soon? Rogers has another five years in him. Steelers might already have their next QB on their roster.

    These teams have been perennial competitive teams for decades because they know how to run teams.

  14. vancouversportsbro says:
    September 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Everyone saw it coming. You can’t beat a cheater in any game three times in a row, its scientific fact. If they know your play calls and have the refs in their pockets, the odds are stacked against you
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    Said exactly nobody the past two weeks when the Pats lost. LOL

  15. scottstotts370798231 says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:39 pm
    Packers. Patriots. Steelers.

    These 3 teams will soon meet their downfalls and become the worst teams in the league.
    =======================
    FYI – wishful thinking isn’t a strategy.

  16. All week Pats fans got to hear how they got beat by the Cutler led Fins last year. Ummmm ….

    The Fish got smashed last year as well by the Pats and still made the playoffs.

  17. I am a Dolphins fan. Pats put it on us today and we need to take this loss and learn. The Pats are still the team to beat and we have to find a way to beat them. We didnt do anything right today and were not prepared. Suck it up and learn how to make adjustments

  18. So Gase is overwhelmed again! Last season was facing the reality; Gase may not be ready to be a head coach. The Dolphins beat 3 non playoff teams this season which is not a big deal. Let’s be clear Gase is not who we thought he was.

  19. They looked scared on offensive and defense. The Patriots seem to be in their heads because their QB looked like he was playing the 85 Bears.

    This still looks to be the Patriots division.

  20. I’ll start by recognizing that my Raiders suck. Having said that, the fish started opening their mouths and look what happened. Pride comes before the fall.

  21. The talk this past week at a popular Fin posting site, discussions or dreams of the demise in NE being imminent, were quickly realized as the nonsense it was when it was first posted. Other common themes of how Gase and Tannehill were poised to take over a over rated tandem up North.
    Oh and the best? Miami top to bottom is far more talented than NE. Even in defeat that talking point survives…how I don’t know or understand.

    Today’s game is every Miami fans reality since Marino retired.

  22. Both Matt Burke and Adam Gase were overwhelmed today. Burke needs to be replaced! He was clueless on how to stop New England. Like a Deer looking into head lights…and so this goes. Playoffs? The Dolphins have some very good personnel on defense but to be outplayed as they were today speaks volumes about the inept defensive coordinator.

  23. buckhoss16
    Sep 30, 2018, 8:04 PM EDT
    I am a Dolphins fan. Pats put it on us today and we need to take this loss and learn. The Pats are still the team to beat and we have to find a way to beat them. We didnt do anything right today and were not prepared. Suck it up and learn how to make adjustments

    Perfect statement. That’s the way teams have to approach the season. Exactly what you said is what the Patriots have been doing for years. You accept the fact that you lost and were outplayed, adjust and move on. If the Dolphins can do that they will be ok. It’s a long season and Miami is still in 1st so not everything is bad.

  24. Kudos to the Pats. Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated, as usual. Other teams certainly have more talent, but they ain’t got the GOAT and Mr. Personality, Belicheck.

    All good things must end, the Pats have been on an epic run. The last time they lost three games in a row was 2002. A year they won the Super Bowl.

    It must suck to hate them,simply because they win. Says more about you than the Champs.

  25. The Pats are just starting to gel. It’s a very new team this year. They could evolve into a really hideous beast in the NFL. Scary.

  26. “The last time they lost three games in a row was 2002. A year they won the Super Bowl.”

    Actually they did not win the SB in 2002. 2001, 2003 and 2004 were the years in that period.

  27. If Gase thought a Tom Brady led Belichick coached New England team was gonna lose 3 in a row & say’s he didn’t see THIS coming – He shouldn’t be coaching !
    The Dolphins didn’t even bother showing up today.
    Tannehill looked like he regressed,the team stunk today – so was it the stellar play calling? Lack of protection?? Lack of Defensive schemes??? Who knows…Who cares!
    I didn’t have Miami turning the corner yet this year, I have them finishing 8-8.
    I haven’t been sold on Tannehill OR Gase & ESPECIALLY Tannenbaum !
    New England DID exactly what they always DO – they were angry & we payed for it!

  28. txpatsfan says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    A wild card team has come out of the AFC East the last two years.

    Oh yeah, but………….

    **********************************************************************************

    Yep, that’s two whole years. I’m going back to 2000. If you look over that entire time frame, it’s a weak division. There’s no team in that division outside of the Pats that is regularly competitive or consistent.

  29. mmmpierogi says:
    September 30, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Yep, that’s two whole years. I’m going back to 2000. If you look over that entire time frame, it’s a weak division. There’s no team in that division outside of the Pats that is regularly competitive or consistent

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    I went back about 10 years. In terms of total wins for the entire AFC East they have been first in wins in the AFC more than half the time and have never been less than second in wins for a division in the AFC.

    Sure, there are no perennial powerhouses in the AFC East besides NE, at least since they moved the Colts. Not the Pat’s fault.

  30. vancouversportsbro says:
    September 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Everyone saw it coming. You can’t beat a cheater in any game three times in a row, its scientific fact. If they know your play calls and have the refs in their pockets, the odds are stacked against you

    Agreed. It’s amazing how the Patriots can face all of that and still come out winners!

  31. WOW, and the Patriots NEVER hold, accept when 2 players do it on the same play while another trips a defender. Yet, the Phins were called for sneezing. The NFL is RIGGED! What a SHAM! The refs are inconsistent at best and cheaters at worse.

  32. mrz28 says:
    October 1, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Gase might not have seen it coming but we sure did!

    THINK ITS HARBAUGH TIME!
    ==================================================

    Dan Campbell for Head Coach.
    Go Phins!

  33. I knew it would be a tough game, but I didn’t expect the offense to not be able to to anything. You need to win those individual matchups.

    This was a good loss. The team played well when they were the underdogs. After last game, they had everyone blowing smoke up their ass telling them how good they were. Complacency is a killer.

    Hopefully, with this loss, they will realize that they aren’t as good as they thought that were and work harder to get better.

    I still expect them to beat N.E. in Miami later this year.

  34. mmmpierogi says:
    September 30, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    txpatsfan says:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    A wild card team has come out of the AFC East the last two years.
    Oh yeah, but………….
    **********************************************************************************
    Yep, that’s two whole years. I’m going back to 2000. If you look over that entire time frame, it’s a weak division. There’s no team in that division outside of the Pats that is regularly competitive or consistent.

    ————–
    Funny because an AFC East team has qualified for the conference championship game for 9 straight seasons and 11 seasons out of the last 12. No other division can come close to saying that right now.

    Naturally when you’re a team that padded your record against a weak division you usually get exposed and eliminated very quickly in the playoffs. I wonder why that hasn’t been true for the AFC (b)East? 🙂

  35. vancouversportsbro says:
    September 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Everyone saw it coming. You can’t beat a cheater in any game three times in a row, its scientific fact. If they know your play calls and have the refs in their pockets, the odds are stacked against you

    ———-

    Well it probably would have been a good start for Miami if they tried to tackle the NE running backs.

  36. Anyone could have beat the Dolphins yesterday, especially on their home turf. Belicheat had all the advantages. Access to the bathroom to deflate balls, access to spy cameras, access to visiting locker rooms, the ability to jam the visting team’s headsets. The fix was in and it showed against a team that had a lucky start to begin with. Thursday, the Patriots get stomped again just like they did when Detroit and Jacksonville put them in their rightful place.

  37. The most surprising aspect of the game was the Dolphins were unable to get any advantage from their supposed speed advantage on both sides of the ball.

    Speed has killed the Pats before, and their ability to neutralize it is very promising going forward

  38. To answer the question about the Hawks fans, the ones still whining about the SB anyhow, is they want to pretend that A) the ball deflation was absolutely intentional B) if it was then the Patriots should have had to forfeit the game and allow the Colts to play in the SB. My thinking there is that they would have rather played a team they would have crushed, much like our favorite club did, in the SB.

  39. mmmpierogi says:
    September 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    AFC East: handing the Patriots a cakewalk playoff birth every year since 2000. Division is hot garbage almost every year.
    ———————————–
    Since 2001, the Patriots’ record within the division is virtually identical to their record outside the division.

    So I guess what you are saying is that the entire league except for the Patriots is hot garbage.

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