Report: Packers to interview Adam Gase

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It appears former Dolphins coach Adam Gase is going to get a second chance as a head coach for 2019.

Gase has become a hot candidate, having already interviewed with the Cardinals and Jets.

He’s now adding the Packers to his itinerary.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Packers are expected to interview Gase soon.

Gase went 23-25 in his three seasons in Miami. Twenty-four of those games were played without his starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.

Gase served as the offensive coordinator in Denver (2013-14) and Chicago (2015). He also was on the staff of the Lions and 49ers in his NFL coaching career that began in 2003 in Detroit.

69 responses to “Report: Packers to interview Adam Gase

  1. Aaron Rodgers should approve: Gase has a history of throwing the rest of his players under the bus to make excuses for his Quarterbacks. See Tannehill, Ryan and Cutler, Jay.

  2. If a team gives him a second chance, that team and their fans will be thoroughly disappointed. He was 23-25 in a stint peppered with head-scratching, bone-headed decisions that fall squarely on him. Reminds me of when Eric Mangini immediately got another head coaching gig after his time with the Jets. What was Mangini’s record with the Jets? 23-25.

  3. Kinda surprised he wasn’t number one with a bullet for the Jets. Gase’s failings in Miami had more to do with his personnel decisions than anything else, given what he had to work with he did a decent job coaching there. Jets have a young QB and an entrenched GM, Gase would be a good choice to help bring Darnold along.

  4. If hired:

    Devante Adams will be traded (Landry) or phased out (Parker)
    Some old RB (Gore) will be brought in to steal carries from younger player with more potential (Drake) — Peterson will be 34, seems about right

  5. This guy is an OC. Not a HC. Why? Because his players hate him. He’s all “my way or the highway” and “don’t have fun…football is serious business.” That’s works for old coaches. Not young guys like Gase. See Matt Nagy. Players respect him but also like him because he lets them celebrate wins with Club Dub in the locker room. He just turned 40. When you’re barely older than some of the players you can treat them like youre their Dad.

  6. I think the Packers interviewed Gase because Gase is interviewing to become the head coach of several teams they might play, and is a top candidate for offensive coordinator for the Lions, who the Packers play twice a year.

  7. I honestly have no real opinion on Gase or the Packers intention to interview him.
    I just find it amusing that whatever candidate Green Bay gets linked to is met with giggles and ridicule by the know-nothing Barney faithful.

    In the end, after a wide ranging and extensive search, the Packers will make their hire, and that PFT story will log in well over 100 comments.
    Over half of those will be the purple trolls calling it the worst hire in the history of the League, as well as proclamations of a cellar dwelling future that will resemble some kind of NFL Hellscape.

    Although it will be quite obvious to the normal fan that there will be no telling just how well the newly minted coach, the team, and it’s current roster will mesh, the Barneys will be more than thrilled to share their opinion.

  8. Wonder if Miami is surprised at all the job interviews he’s getting immediately after being fired. Would be odd anywhere but the NFL…

  9. Crazy how uninspiring he was with the Dolphins yet teams (and even some fans?!) apparently weren’t paying attention. Guaranteed that his immediately getting interviews isn’t going to cause him to sit down and address the issues that caused him to get fired in Miami. Giving him another job now would be his signal to keep doing things exactly like he was.

  10. “This guy is an OC. Not a HC. Why? Because his players hate him. He’s all “my way or the highway” and “don’t have fun…football is serious business.””
    __________________

    That isn’t how he coached the Dolphins AT ALL. They’d have probably been much better off if that was how he had approached things. Instead, he was oddly passive-aggressive. The guys on the team could do basically anything they wanted. He seldom disciplined anybody–even the guys he got rid and then complained about afterwards like Ajayi were never disciplined by Gase. Instead, he put up with everything and then vented to the media about what a problem the guy had been after they were gone. That leads to an undisciplined team and loses you respect in the locker room–both of which were staples of his time with the Dolphins.

  11. ariani1985/contra74

    After their team’s embarrassing loss to Da Bears in their own 1.2 billion dollar monument to their stupidity, the skol trolls seem to be even more motivated to flaunt their inferiority complex.

    LOL!!

  12. I think it would be easier to only write articles on possible HC candidates that the Packers aren’t looking to interview.

  13. Took the Dolphins to 7 wins with a terrible roster and a lot of those guys injuried. Guy should be able to coach for any team he wants.

  14. Gase is mediocre, only worth your time if you’re an underlyingly sub-500 team who can’t find better. Miami’s bigger problem is partly Tannehill, an rather average (87-rated) QB treated like a franchise centerpiece, and an ingrained beach-resort culture not best suited for gridiron.

  15. i feel like none of these teams really want anyone available. It’s all a bunch of coaches trying to get an nfl team and not the other way around

  16. streetyson says:
    January 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm
    Gase is mediocre, only worth your time if you’re an underlyingly sub-500 team who can’t find better. Miami’s bigger problem is partly Tannehill, an rather average (87-rated) QB treated like a franchise centerpiece, and an ingrained beach-resort culture not best suited for gridiron.
    +++++++++++++++++++
    Let it go bud. It was weeks ago when the Patriots came to Miami and left with yes another L.

  17. vaphinfan says:
    January 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm
    Took the Dolphins to 7 wins with a terrible roster and a lot of those guys injuried. Guy should be able to coach for any team he wants

    Of course he should afterall he was 7-17 on the road with losses averaging over 18 points, who wouldn’t want him?

    In addition the Dolphins ranked in the bottom 5 in offense and defense over his 3 years.

  18. Why this organization has only 1 playoff win 60+ years I will never know

    Some curses are real and stay with families for generations. As far as the Fords, people behind closed doors know what it stems from. I won’t mention it here but a quick search on the patriarch reveals it if you’re aware.

  19. Gase and his injury excuses finally fell on deaf ears. After all it was Gase bringing in his guys that helped contribute to the loss column and the IR report.

    This past season he brought in 5 or so 30 + something vets. Guess how many played all 16 games, and how many ended up on IR.

  20. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    January 4, 2019 at 6:46 pm
    Well, the Packers are 23-24-1 in the last three years so I think Gase would fit right in.
    _____________

    Yes, and it was the lackluster play over the last two seasons that got the Green Bay coach fired.
    As bad as this past season’s been, and despite the fact that the Vikings are stacked with Hall of Famers at nearly every position, they only finished one or two games ahead of the Packers. (Depending on how unbiased you honestly view week 2.)

    So what’s their excuse……….Oh Wait, according to your coach there’s been plenty, like the kicker……..no wait, it was the Offensive Coordinator………wait, wait, better yet, it was the death of a beloved coach.

  21. ninefingers0 says:

    So…..what’s your point? Since you didn’t attempt to refute my post, one can only think that you agree with it……right?

  22. I’m shocked how all these retread ex Head Coaches keep getting interviews after they get fired….. is there that much of a shortage of quality coaches ?

  23. Adam Gase inherited quarterback Ryan Tannehill who Pro Football Focus rated as the worse starting QB in the NFL for 2018. Good Defensive Coordinators would not work for the Dolphins because they knew their futures would be tied to a quarterback who was drafted way above his skill level and potential. Ryan should have been drafted in the 5th round but was the 8th overall pick in his draft. He is a 2nd string NFL quarterback at best and I think Gase knew it. However he was a rookie Head Coach and just bought into a quarterback the Miami Franchise had anointed as a franchise quarterback. I think the Jets will hire Adam Gase to work with quarterback Sam Darnold.

  24. Who cares where he gets interviews.? It didn’t work in Miami, he got rid of all the good players, because he didn’t get on with them.
    The lockeroom was a problem, and he probably caused it. The players went to Buffalo to lose , so he was fired. That’s a nice resume for your coach.
    He’s an arrogant son of a gun. Be careful what you all wish for. Aaron Rogers will need to stand his ground.
    Nothing changed from year 1 to now, the team is much worse today, thank you Coach Gase,
    .

  25. I still think had Miami stayed healthy especially on the OL that they would of had a much better season. I still agree with getting rid of Gase but when you lose half your starting OL, your starting QB and arguably the 2 best playmakers at WR it will definitely hurt your chances of having a good season. When they lost Kilgore and Sitton and then Wilson, Grant and Tannehill it makes it difficult to win many games. Hopefully the new coaching staff turns this thing around. I still think you have to keep Tannehill until you find a replacement that you KNOW will be an improvement.

  26. The Packers should not let him leave the building,they have an opportunity to put a real quarterback in Gase’s offense and to get a young coach who could be their coach for a long time.

  27. Yes, and it was the lackluster play over the last two seasons that got the Green Bay coach fired.
    As bad as this past season’s been, and despite the fact that the Vikings are stacked with Hall of Famers at nearly every position, they only finished one or two games ahead of the Packers. (Depending on how unbiased you honestly view week 2.)

    So what’s their excuse……….Oh Wait, according to your coach there’s been plenty, like the kicker……..no wait, it was the Offensive Coordinator………wait, wait, better yet, it was the death of a beloved coach.

    ————

    Funny you say that while making referee excuses. Do you recall Kendricks getting called on just an egregious of a call in the first half that lead to a packers score? And your fan base wanted those calls after your incessant whining after Aaron was hurt in what was unanimously called a legal hit by Barr

  28. Packers fans, u want Gase then u better have an incredible roster because his game plans stink. His teams are never ready to start a game and aside from some Gadget plays his play calling is predictable. But he is a QB whisperer and maybe he can make Aaron Rodgers a pro bowler 🙂

  29. I am going to laugh at all you haters when next season Aaron Rodgers plays like he usually does and the Packers are right back in the thick of things.

  30. At the end of the day do Aaron and his super best friend Kevin approve? We know they call the shots

  31. How does this guy with a 23-25 record keep getting vacant HC interviews?
    I always said he’d make a better coordinator than a HC & I was RIGHT !
    Completely understand wanting young coaches but his record speaks VOLUMES !!

  32. Pullleeassse Nooooooo. I dont think that we need to be in any hurry to hire somebody. Is there somebody out there that we really dont want some other team to take. Now MM might interest both the Browns and Cinci and especially AZ – but we do not have to be in any big hurry to take anybody – If people want to roll the dice on any Patriots people – be my guest after what they have done in the past McDaniels pulling out and Patricia for the Lions – why hurry – Gase may have been the Cutler whisperer ( dont throw picks Cutsy) but that is not needed with AR. So again I ask why hurry – what am I missing – so wait until the season is over and go after whomever you want – I still like Fangio to get a look at least – and I like a Defensive guy – but somebody who will have a DC and OC calling the plays – stop micromanaging

  33. Dolphins lost a lot players to injury. Top of the line players, lost for big chunks of time. That’s not on the coach, unless it is – poor conditioning, poor strength, poor flexibility – all of that is under the head coach’s responsibility. I’m not a dolphins fan but I did some of their games near the of the season and the dolphins played with no fire. Even bad players can play with energy and heart. The Dolphins definitely were not. The Bills’ buried them because they were still playing it as meaningful football. The Buffalo coaches had the players playing for something and the players were still tuned into the message. The dolphins didn’t seem have anything to buy into. when that happens there needs to a new voice.

  34. My Vikings need anything that resembles an OC…but Zimmer will fire him when Zimmers team fails.

  35. Him and arod together throwing everyone under buses after losses should be fun to watch next year go get him pack go!

  36. I have a feeling that if I actually went to Minnesota (ew, i know) that I’d meet a bunch of normal, well-adjusted people who aren’t dangerously obsessed with the Green Bay Packers. I think we just meet the worst of the worst here. I think they are the worst-represented fanbase here.

    And hey, I get it. Seattle fans are not well-represented here either. I promise, we’re not all deranged weirdos

  37. I am not sure what thread it was in and I don’t have time to search for it, but someone was surprised all these interviews have gone on and no one has been hired yet. Have you ever had a real interview for a major position? Did you get hired right after the first interview? Or did you get called for a 2nd interview? You don’t interview a candidate for a highly important position just once and make the hire. When you hear leaks of 2nd interviews, you will start to know who teams are actually considering hiring and those are the times that the teams may not let the coach they have decided to hire leave the building without a contract signed.

    Several candidates also won’t now be available to talk to again until after they are out of the playoffs. Many candidates haven’t even been spoken to formally yet. You also have not heard every name that teams have had contact with. It’s not like teams are forced to give the media a daily report. You are hearing just the leaked information. Not all the information.

    I would not expect a hire in Green Bay until Feb. I do think a hire will have been made and the new head coach of the Green Bay Packers will be in place by February 10th.

    Gute and Mark are not taking this lightly. They know it is crucial to find the right head coach for the Green Bay Packers franchise long term. I have no doubt that they will.

    GoPackGo!🧀

  38. RMoss84HOF says:
    January 4, 2019 at 8:42 pm
    ………after Aaron was hurt in what was unanimously called a legal hit by Barr
    ////////////////////////////

    It was also deemed unnecessary and purposeful with intent to injure. That’s exactly why The Barr Rule was created. No brainer. Cousins’ career would already be over if he took half the hits Rodgers has endured, including this year. Rodgers wore a brace for eight games, played with a significant hamstring injury for two or more games, and missed the last game with a mild concussion. Guess what? He STILL outperformed Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins. That’s why teams only pay big money to players that play like they’re worth it. Not pretenders.

  39. Nothing will really change.
    After the packers hire someone, their troll fans will brag about how great the hire was and brag about another super bowl season.
    Just like after they hired Gute as GM last year.

    I’m going to laugh if they hire Philbin after all this wide ranging, cast a large net talk.

  40. All the know-it-all football geniuses who hang around here may want to contemplate that Bill Belichik was 36-44 when he was head coach of the Browns from 1991 to 1995. Only had one winning season.

    Maybe New England made a bonehead decision when he was hired.

  41. That would be a horrible signing. Gase got on with no one except himself, and got rid of the decent players the Dolphins had. The locker room are thrilled he has gone, so how is he going to get on with Aaron Rogers? He had Tannerhill and that’s why the Dolphins are where they are. He was horrible, and Gase just stuck with him. Hope he takes him to Green Bay too, the Dolphins certainly don’t want him. Remember Jay Cutler too, how did that work out?
    Thanks for nothing Coach Gase.

  42. Bill Belichick is regarded as the greatest coach of all time, and rightfully so. But even the greatest couldn’t win without a HOF QB. That’s not a knock on Bill. Look down the list of every HOF coach. Now look up who their QB was that took the field for them every Sunday. Adam Gase is still young enough to be the next Bill Belichick. He just needs to hook up with a great QB. Green Bay has one. Miami did not.

  43. nyneal says:
    January 5, 2019 at 10:06 am

    The Packers are doing what they should do. Interview everyone they can and then make a decision.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Exactly. Even if they hire Philbin, I’ll be mostly okay with it if they do so after interviewing and evaluating everyone else that might be out there.

    “We hired Joe because he’s a nice guy” wouldn’t fly.

    “We hired Joe because after a thorough search, we feel Joe is the best fit… and he’s a nice guy” would fly.

  44. Uncle Rico gave up on his dream of being a quarterback and is taking requests for interviews as a HC. The Packers, Jets, Cardinals and Browns will all be interviewing him next week.

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