DeVante Parker’s agent accuses Adam Gase of lying about Parker’s health

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Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was inactive today after being listed as questionable with a quadriceps injury, but Parker’s agent says Parker should have been on the field, and not on the injury report.

Parker’s agent, Jimmy Gould, issued a statement to the Palm Beach Post saying his client is ready, willing and able to play.

“I am responding that coach Gase is not telling the truth and his decision was an example of poor management and cost the team the best opportunity to win,” Gould said. “He continues attacking the health of my client and that is not acceptable. Parker is not only healthy but wants to help this team win and the only real question that should be asked is how does coach Gase justify his own incompetence. The team averaged only 6.1 yards per catch. They needed Parker active. He is completely healthy and was in full participation all week and in warmups this morning. Something smells in Miami.”

Gould’s statement is wrong in one respect: The Dolphins averaged 10.9 yards per catch in today’s loss to the Lions, not 6.1 yards per catch. And although Parker might have helped after Albert Wilson suffered an injury, the passing offense really wasn’t the problem today for the Dolphins.

Regardless, there have been reports of the Dolphins looking to trade Parker, and this statement seems to make Parker’s departure much more likely. It’s hard to see Parker playing for Gase now.

27 responses to “DeVante Parker’s agent accuses Adam Gase of lying about Parker’s health

  1. Although I 100 percent agree with that agent, the media is the wrong place for it. Gase has been doing this type of nonsense ever since he was named head coach.
    Some of the decisions that Gase makes are definitely confusing to say the least. Stay tuned as this will be interesting to see what the outcome is on this. Only reason to sit him is to keep him from getting hurt so he can trade him. With Albert Wilson injured it would be foolish to trade him now.

  2. Almost makes you wonder if he has really been injured as much as Gase has said he has been over the last 2 seasons. Brings plenty of injuries into question when something like this happens. This is the second time this season when he has practiced all week then held out of the game.

  3. They want a 3rd for him. I wouldn’t give anything more than a 6th. He is largely held together with duxt tape at this point.

  4. Yeah I don’t know where the agent is pulling his numbers from, and certainly oe can debate Parker’s value even when healthy, BUT….

    Doesn’t it seem like there’s just always something going on on Gase teams?

    Parker now, Ajayi before that, Bennett in his one year as OC in Chicago, Montee Ball when he was OC in Denver, Roy Williams when he was OC in Detroit, even in San Fran he was working with tight ends when Davis and Singletary had their blowup.

    Drama and conflict with offensive players have followed him everywhere he has been, and he doesn’t have Peyton to cover over the stink anymore.

  5. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:

    “Even when Parker is completely healthy he’s still useless on the field”.
    __________

    You need to put your blinders back on, or least some kind of seeing aid. Davante is a matchup nightmare. He just needs a QB who can get him the ball.

  6. Unless Parker was healthy enough to play DT or linebacker it would not have helped. Lions running for 250 yards was what beat the Fins today. #55 and # 52 on defense forgot how to play football today and the O-line … well sucked is the 1st word that comes to mind there. Btw, so much for Brock being anything more than a 2nd string QB…. if that. Again it comes back to Gase having his team ready. Year #3 and this team looks like…______!

  7. finzfan49 says:
    October 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Almost makes you wonder if he has really been injured as much as Gase has said he has been over the last 2 seasons. Brings plenty of injuries into question when something like this happens. This is the second time this season when he has practiced all week then held out of the game.
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    Not really. All the “injuries” in the past have involved some sort of comment from Parker saying something along the lines of “I’m just trying to do what I need to do to get back to 100% and contribute…” Parker has been a HUGE disappointment because he has little injuries that always seem to keep him from practicing/playing (read: actually working for those paychecks). He has talent and can be effective but his attitude and history tell me he is just a malingerer. Gase has not been the typical Miami coach when it comes to discipline and some of his actions may seem odd, but look at the kind of guys he has sent packing. Most of them either did not put in the proper preparation time or had questionable “me-first” type attitudes. Gase seems to believe those players are not compatible with building a cohesive team. Parker’s injury history combined with his documented lack of preparation and he becomes the kind of guy to quickly occupy the HC’s doghouse. The lack of playing the last couple weeks seem clearly intended to preserve trade value for an inevitable trade. Any major injury to Parker would eliminate the Dolphins’-or trade partner’s- ability to rescind the 5th year option, which the Dolphins almost certainly would do if he is still on the roster after the season.

  8. nyneal says:
    October 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    The Dolphins always lose games they should win. That’s been what they do for a long time now.
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    Why would anyone think that a Brock Osweiler-led Dolphin team “should” win any game?

  9. With Albert Wilson dinged up and Kenny Stills limping off the field I am guessing if Parker is good to go we will see him next week. It is put up or shut up time for Parker and Tannehill.

  10. commentawaitingdeletion
    Oct 21, 2018, 6:39 PM EDT
    The lolphins make the Jests look well run.
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    Don’t kid yourself. They may have some troubles but they are still better than the jets both on the field and the way they are run.

  11. DeVante has been hurt more than he has been fit, since he has been a Dolphin. It’s one thing after another with him.
    He’s very u reliable. His agent needs to ‘shut his mouth’ and he must know the health of Devante. He’s had a finger problem
    and a leg injury since the season started. Hasn’t played a dozen plays.

  12. Even when Devante is playing his effort is atrocious. Don’t know the stats but it seems the defender has a better catch percentage than him. Also I wonder if Thill is really hurt or is Has covering for him being benched.hhmmm conspiracy theories I hope not

  13. Even when Devante is playing his effort is atrocious. Don’t know the stats but it seems the defender has a better catch percentage than him. Also I wonder if Thill is really hurt or is Gase covering for him being benched.hhmmm conspiracy theories I hope not

  14. Parker must have such a low level of pain tolerance that he’s only available when he’s 100% perfectly fine – which isn’t often. He should try his hand at Professional Poker.

  15. DeVante Parker doesn’t enjoy playing football. He has no desire to be great and no desire to be on the field. He has no heart. You can’t win games with starters like that on your team.

  16. DeVante Parker doesn’t enjoy playing football. He has no desire to be great and no desire to be on the field. He has no heart. You can’t win games with starters like that on your team.

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