Adam Gase doesn’t rule out a defensive coordinator change

AP

For the second straight week, an ugly Thursday night performance could result in a significant change for the losing team.

After the 42-23 loss to the Texans, Dolphins coach Adam Gase didn’t rule out dismissing defensive coordinator Matt Burke.

“I haven’t even thought about that,” Gase told reporters in response to whether a change could be made. “In my head, I’m saying that I don’t see that happening. We just need to go back and figure out what is going on to where we’re giving up these massive amounts of yardage in the run game.”

If what’s going on is a flaw in coaching, then a change (in theory) could be made. Either way, Gase will spend the extra time in advance of Week Nine looking for a solution.

“I’m gonna re-evaluate everything this weekend,” Gase sad. “We’ve got to figure out how to get better on defense. We’ve got to figure out how to sustain drives and put it in the end zone on offense. . . . .I’m gonna have to look at everything. It’s about the only good thing about playing on Thursday night. It’s kind of an extra bye week, so go back this weekend try to look through everything, see kind of where a lot the problems are. Kind of look at it as a whole, not just one game, and get an answer.”

When Gase gets his answer, there could be news. Last week, the answer in Arizona came by the next morning.

43 responses to “Adam Gase doesn’t rule out a defensive coordinator change

  1. How about a change at head coach for allowing the most pathtic calls I have seen in a while.

    4th and 1 pass in lieu of a quick QB sneak for a 1st down. Or how about knowing your defense is gassed, NOT doing a trick on-side kick attempt basically giving another 7 PTS away.

    Maybe these are reasons your defense might not have anything left after a good 1st half.

  2. I guess Gase did not see the Patriots Jags game or the Detroit game.

    In those games the Pats defense sucked.

    It comes down to players and anticipating the play call.

    The NFL is an offense driven league. If you don’t have high quality players on defense your team is going to suffer.

  3. I wouldn’t throw this game on the DC. The offense was giving the Texans offense extra field position and that horrible call turned a FG into a TD. Will Fuller made some great plays, and on other plays guys simply weren’t where they were supposed to be. One of the long TDs the DC was losing his mind because he had 2 deep safeties, yet someone got behind the defense. That is on the safety and corner.

  4. Gase will never admit to doing anything wrong so all the assistant coaches might as well start boxing up their stuff. Some future loss will be pinned on the equipment guy and the assistant groundskeeper.

  5. I knew from the beginning that Dougy P was the right guy over Gase in Philly…

    …that is a lie.

  6. “Gase will never admit to doing anything wrong so all the assistant coaches might as well start boxing up their stuff.”
    ________________

    Just to remind everybody: Gase fired the running backs coach last season, presumably because the running game dipped off after the Ajayi trade. Ajayi had over 90% of the team’s carries a the time of his trade so no huge surprise they’d struggle with him gone. Gase’s response to that rather obvious bit of reality was to dump the running backs coach.

  7. My lasting memory before the Pats exposed the wussy Dolphins a month ago was Tannehill yelling into the camera “3-01”

    Some teams will simply never get it.

  8. I remember the hype train for this guy during coaching carousels was off-the-charts. Offensive genius, can’t miss, THE guy. Overrated is more like it.

  9. Does he rule out a change in Offensive Coordinator? How about the old rule you shop for the groceries get rid of all your talent on the Defensive side of the ball and expect the #s to look good?

    With Suh we had one of the worst running D’s in Football, and ranked last just 2yrs ago in total D. So doubt it’s the DC.

    When your Offense doesn’t have capability to strike quick for points then your lost. Injuries are obvious huge issue for this team that lacks both talent and depth, but a bright spot is Devante Parker had a statistically good night maybe that will allow you to flip him for picks, because this thing needs to be finished blowing up!

  10. Those Dolphins fans were so confident after beating the injured, terrible Titans in a 7-hour weather delay game in week 1. Oh, how times have changed.

  11. Yes times have changed since we beat the Titans. Miami has lost at least 60% of their starters on offense and multiple injuries defense.
    Not that I am making excuses.

  12. OK, but has Adam Gase ruled out an Adam Gase change? Maybe not, but I’m betting somebody is….

  13. If all of the coaches that you hire are the problem and end up getting fired, maybe the problem is with the guy who’s hiring these failures?

  14. I knew going into the season that this was 8-8 team.

    The team needs consistency. Gore & Amendola were brought into mentor the young guys and show them how prepare so they will be consistent.

    The Run D is god awful. The wide 9 is a situational D & should not be run full time. Baker, McMillan, & Fitzpatrick will be okay; they just need experience. Another athletic LB would not hurt.

    Drafting Dexter Lawrence from Clemson is a big step in the right direction. A 340 pound NT clogging the middle is what you need on D regardless of philosophy

    As for being critical of Gase, I have no problem w/ the occasional flea flicker or onside kick to light a fire under the team.

    What he needs to do is stop worrying about DVP and focus on getting Drake to be the focal point of the offense. Additionally, Getting Grant & Gesicki more involved would be helpful.

  15. If I hear “I’m going to evaluate the situation, and figure it out”, I’m finding a new team..We’ve had some lousy coaches since Shula, but The Gase ego will never allow us to succeed..

  16. He doesn’t have a QB in a QB-driven league. Even McVay would not look as good with Tunenhill and Broccoli at QB.

  17. Danny Amendola needs to get off of this train-wreck right now. It’s too bad the Patriots won’t trade to get him back. He’s a clutch receiver.

  18. The Phins have drafted horribly for years. 1st round picks, Harris, Parker, Tannehill, etc… Even Belicheat would struggle with this roster. Need to fire everyone. GM’s coaches scouts.

  19. On another note, that was the worst officiating crew ever. Missed blatant calls and phantom penalty calls on both sides.

  20. matth3w420 says:
    October 26, 2018 at 11:45 am
    Yes times have changed since we beat the Titans. Miami has lost at least 60% of their starters on offense and multiple injuries defense.
    Not that I am making excuses.

    18 17 Rate This

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    Exactly. They barely beat Tenn, the Jets, and some other crap team and they acted like they split the atom.

  21. footballseasonrules says:
    October 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    Danny Amendola needs to get off of this train-wreck right now. It’s too bad the Patriots won’t trade to get him back. He’s a clutch receiver.

    ————————

    Amendola took 8.25 untaxeable dollars and will get hurt very soon due to over-use.

    Was his choice to steal money from Miami and be miserable. Again, his choice.

  22. Time to fire the DC… Rex Ryan was here, let’s get him to take over the Defense. All of you looking to fire Gase are crazy… Who do you want to coach this team? Tomlin, Bellichek, the Harbaughs all have jobs that they don’t plan to leave. I don’t want a re-tread coach… Let Gase build this team and let’s stop doing the Coaching Merry-Go-Round… I say we fire Burke, try and get Rex Ryan for a Defensive Coordinator. If the Defense could stop anybody, especially against the run; maybe the Offense would have the ball more. You have them pinned deep in their own territory and in 3 run-plays they are at the 40 yrd line?? WTF!!! New Defensive Coordinator please and switch to a 3-4 Defense.

  23. Here is the dolphins problem…..
    A owner who knows nothing about football
    A front office that is a joke
    No good coaching of any kind
    No superstars
    No play makers
    A over paid starting quarterback

    Equals no playoffs
    No super bowls

  24. Is the DC the guy that was yelling and throwing things during the game? Being fired might be a good thing for his health.

  25. grumpysal says:
    October 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    If all of the coaches that you hire are the problem and end up getting fired, maybe the problem is with the guy who’s hiring these failures?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Look at the guys he has hired. They may be nice guys and maybe even were serviceable coordinators. The one thing in common is that there was no way they would be considered a viable replacement. Gase hired guys he didn’t fear would take his job. There were good coordinators available but he chose lesser known guys that he knew. That shows a LACK of confidence that belies what Gase tries to project. I like a lot of what Gase is trying to do but I do not think he quite has the “juice” to do it.

  26. Burke does not suck as a defensive coordinator the problem is Miami keeps drafting him too many defensive players to confuse him.

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