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  1. Landry had like 116 catches in 2017 (the NFL record for the year) basically because everyone else was hurt and the line was down to 3rd stringers. Every other pass that season was a screen or a two yard toss to Landry. So around week 15, Landry walks into Gase's office and says that he needs more opportunities...maybe line him up outside a little more and throw him bombs. Mind you, we had multiple speed burners in Grant and Stills that we couldn't throw to deep because of the line. Landry was our slowest receiver, so it shouldn't have been hard to figure out that was a really bad idea..... Anyway, Gase immediately cut Landry off and said "no thanks", and Landry took it personally. It was leaked to the media the same day that players were angry at Gase, with Landry's one on one conversation with Gase as "proof" he was losing the team. It's not very hard to connect the dots on what else happened behind the scenes.....Landry made the whole thing up and leaked it (thinking it would get him more deep passes from Moore behind a 3rd string line). As I said earlier, Landry started a brawl two weeks later and the rest is history. Any team would be lucky to have his talent & work ethic, but the drama is not worth the $18M price tag. One other tidbit- in the team meeting the following week, Gase said that players need to "get with the team's game-plan or they'll be shipped to Cleveland". Landry was gone two weeks later, so Gase might have decided before the brawl that they weren't giving him the huge contract.
  2. Landry- it's a really tough call but at the end of the day, he's not an 18.5M/year receiver. He was ejected his very last game in Miami for throwing punches/starting a brawl and that was really the final straw for me. Amazing player but his temper drew too many penalties. Ajayi- I was personally thrilled over the move because it showed Gase had balls of steel. Ajayi kept bouncing outside and ignoring the lanes his blockers were opening up- Gase warned him in week 2 to stop that crap. Week 3 he listened, then went back to freelancing a week afterwards. And just like that, Gase put him on a bus to Philly....I applaud shipping a good player with a bad attitude. So I guess I'm happy with both of them being moved...although Landry was tough since he fights for every inch.
  3. That's not entirely accurate. The Fins started 1-5, barely squeaking by Cleveland in overtime for their only win, and Gase flat-out fired two linemen. They went on to win 9 of 10 in a row with a balanced attack by outscoring everyone they faced. Most games were close....and we stole most of them on the final possession.....but 9 of 10 wins is 9 of 10 wins. The other part of that story though is that we won 2 of the final 3 without Tannehill, then we only had him for about 7 games the following two seasons. When Tannehill started the first three games of 2018 we were 3-0....he got hurt and things got ugly fast. Injuries tore us apart last season on offense but we still somehow managed 7 wins. How? Just look at plays like the Miami Miracle....Gase's players didn't give up and we somehow willed explosive plays in the 2nd half. I'm here this season because I feel Ross in Miami made a colossal mistake in cutting Gase- you can only polish a turd so much and hope for a diamond to form (AKA, Ryan Tannehill). Yet he rolled off a 10 game win streak (across 3 seasons) anyway in chunk yards behind a dysfunctional offensive line (again, injuries were terrible across our offense). I'll always be a lifelong Dolphins fan since it's my hometown, but somehow Gase has made me a Jets fan this season as well. Go figure. 😃
  4. Wilson went down for the season around week 7? Maybe week 8? He was ultra-dynamic up until that point though and left Stills/Grant with 1:1 coverage on the deep ball. And if Wilson caught the ball in space, it was a TD more often than not. I wasn't trying to imply that Wilson is the next Irving. Gase simply took a lot of pieces that didn't seem to fit together and made it work- sometimes our tallest wide-out was 5' 9". I would have loved more than anything to see Gase with our 1st string offense healthy for another season. But you're right, I don't know the Jets front office and the league does belong to the Pats for the time being. Without Gronk though, they're beatable...and Brady might have 1-2 seasons left. Miami is going to start all 1st contract players so we probably won't compete for a year or two, and the Bills can't seem to find a coach/offense. So either you guys are challenging for the division this season or we're all going to suck. I would personally bet on Gase though to turn it all around- your starting 22 can't be worse than 15 of our best backups. Anyhoo, good luck guys....I'll stop by and say hi again after the draft.
  5. No worries.....because there's nothing to really trust. It was my honest opinion and anyone is free to take it or leave it. I certainly want Gase in the league though so it's definitely not reverse psychology- I genuinely wish you guys well and I'll root for you at least 14 games next year. 😃
  6. He absolutely did- starting with Jay Ajayi. If you watch our film for the first month of 2017, you'll see Ajayi take a hand-off and take a step to the hole off-guard (between G & T), then cut to the outside even though there was a small hole in the B gap. After week two Gase benched Ajayi for two quarters and then had a long talk with him....he said that freelancing stuff doesn't fly on an every down basis. Week 3 Ajayi stuck to the script, then week 4 he did his own thing again. He was in Philly shortly thereafter. With Landry, he's an elite slot receiver and would complain if he didn't get the ball. Landry would fight for every inch and he has the attitude of a champion, but he'll never been that stud WR1 due to his speed. Gase asked him to calm down with the demands, Landry took it the wrong way and some words were said. Things calmed down though and we wanted Landry to stay, but he was asking for $17M a year and he's just not worth that. Landry bashed Gase a little afterwards but that was more just talk. A few rotational players say that Gase definitely plays favorites at times and he'll defend his QB's tooth and nail. Overall though, he was liked in the locker room and thought of as a solid leader. For game management, Gase's big weakness is going too safe early on.....but part of that could have been Tannehill's bad ACL and bad line. Miami had more 25+ yard plays than anyone last year though so he's aiming to be explosive....he just needs the pieces and we didn't have them. Gase is RIDICULOUS making second half adjustments though and pretty good with the clock (nothing good or bad to say there).
  7. I 100% agree with you- I'll be a Fins fans for life. I've been ride or die with them since I was a little kid....yet my owner and the head coach just traded away 90% of our talent. We have a stud corner and an amazing pair of safeties- that's really all that's left to talk about. And I'm supposed to spend $400 on the Sunday Ticket to watch them go 0-16? Sorry, I'm a fan.....not a fool. So I'm following our head coach, that just so happened to land in our division. LOL, oops. Our owner has to know that Gase's Jets are going to beat the crap out of them this year, and for those two games I'll likely smile just a little bit. I'm stoked for the other 14 Jets games though!
  8. Fitz is a quality NFL backup much like our Matt Moore (who retired a few years back). He plays the gunslinger role like Brett Favre with about 85% of Favre's talent, so he's going to have some amazing wins and some incredible losses. I'll enjoy watching him this year but I'm not expecting any Fitz-Magic for more than a few games. I'm guessing we will eventually start Luke Falk (Gase's #1 rated QB in last year's draft) or a rookie to come. Fitz is just there for the transition to try and steal a game or two. To me, it's almost comical....if Falk develops, it's 100% on Gase for insisting on him.
  9. I haven't watched a lot of film on Darnold but I think he has the potential to be better than Tannehill.....and we were a playoff team with Tannehill upright. I mean- we were "projected" to be the worst team in the league last year with 2 or 3 wins. We started 3-0, lost our QB, then lost our backup QB. Then we lost 4 of 5 starting linemen, our top corner and our top 3 receivers. Then Frank Gore went down. 7-9 was an absolute miracle season under the circumstances....they should have given Gase the key to the city for that. Yet the front office convinced Ross (our idiot owner) that we were destined to remain 8-8 without completely gutting the roster of aging veterans and building thru the draft. Ross said his official reason for firing Gase was that "he wanted to win now"...have you ever heard something so idiotic? Who doesn't want to win in 2019? What he meant though was that Gase felt like he could build a championship team in Miami with just a few more tweaks, while everyone else though we needed a complete overhaul. I'll say it again though- we were 7-9 with basically our entire 1st string offense on injured reserve. Gase should have got coach of the year for that miracle...and we beat the stinkin' Pats on the play of the year. Here's one last thought- I think we can all agree that Peyton Manning was one of the smartest QB's to ever play the game. Manning said that Gase elevated his game in the NFL more than any other coach he's ever worked with, and Peyton was at our training camp every year since retirement working with Gase and our QB's. You don't get that kind of endorsement from football royalty by not being on another level....that's what our owner just gave up for a full rebuild season. I think that one move will set Miami back years and it will put you guys 1st in the division in the very near future. The Pats days are numbered and Gase is the only coach in the league above .500 against them (dating back to Denver)- you guys DEFINITELY got the best coach available in the league and you should be excited for 2019. I mean, how many of you would start rooting for the Dolphins because your coach went there? I grew up in South Florida and I'm among the biggest of fans around, yet I'm actually rooting for our division rivals this season because of Gase. He won me over that much in a completely broken franchise.
  10. Me too- that's just the social media world we live in today though. Remember this though; people made fun of Einstein as well because he was socially awkward....he had a habit of tripping over his own feet. That's because the man was always thinking though and not really paying attention to what was around him. I'm not saying Gase is Einstein at all, but he has that thinkers mentality and keeps himself busy. The other thing is that Gase thinks the media is a bunch of morons....which he's basically correct about. I mean, if they could understand his advanced concepts then wouldn't they be NFL coaches? The guy is just ultra-smart and doesn't have time for stupid questions....I found that an endearing quality. A lot of folks will hate him for it though because they think he's too good for the fans/media.....but that isn't the case at all. He wants to get out of that press conference so he can get to the film room and figure out ways to win, that's just who he is.
  11. Nope, I'm just a bored Miami fan with nobody to root for this upcoming season. LOL! I was reading an article online trashing Gase for being Gase (not giving a crap about the media's questions, refusing to explain his reasoning, etc.) and I figured I'd come set the record straight. I'm a copywriter by trade so I naturally love writing....I'm more than happy to share my views with some old-time rivals that just hit the coaching lottery.
  12. LOL, I've been cussed out here more times than I could count, but I've also made quite a few friends over the years as well. I hadn't posted in quite a few seasons since we had the Jets number and I wasn't expecting it to be competitive, but now I have a feeling that the shoe's going to be on the other foot and you'll dominate us for awhile. Like I said though, I am absolutely nuts about Gase and I'll continue to follow him. Darnold should have a very good year and probably an excellent year in 2021. If he has the stuff, Gase will figure out how to maximize it and let the kid shine. I really can't put into words how bad Tannehill is in the pocket with pressure...I mean, he's possibly all-time bad. Yet he has everything else you'd want in a QB and Gase completely schemed around his weaknesses; I don't think any other coach could have been that successful with him. Darnold will thrive with a coach like that!
  13. Not at all. When Gase came to Miami, we had zero identity on offense. Gase asked for three different defensive coordinators and the front office turned them all down....so we were stuck in that horrible "wide 9" with terrible run protection. Gase rarely got his way early on yet we went 11-5 that first season....and we lost 2 other games on the very last play. We absolutely kicked ass with an unbalanced roster and some truly crappy leaders. Gase just wants to win and so far, your owner has let Gase have his say on just about everything. He didn't have that in Miami and I think you guys are going to come out hot this year...probably a lot better than you're expecting. I think he'll thrive in NY and be there a very long time.
  14. Hey guys! I'm a long-time Dolphins fan and have posted here over the years during our big rivalry games....which unfortunately we haven't had in several years. Miami was 5-1 against you under Gase (and .500 against NE) and I fully expect that margin to flip in your favor with your new coach at the helm. I was just stopping by to share some insights on Gase and what you got in a head coach. First off, I saw the national media trashing Gase right off the bat for his eyes in the original press conference. Gase is different from your average NFL coach- he doesn't give a crap what anyone says about him. The guy is probably one of the game's top analysts in finding ways to create mis-matches and he's a film genius at spotting weaknesses. While Miami wasn't that good the past few years, it was more because of injuries at QB and offensive line....we just couldn't get going. Here's an interesting stat for you though- with all 11 of our first string offense on the field, the Miami Dolphins were 11-0 under Gase. Heck, we were around .500 starting 3rd string linemen and virtually zero receivers at all...with a backup QB. That all came down to game-planning with what you have and Gase is a true master. In terms of being a "QB Whisperer", I also believe Gase is legit. Tannehill basically straight out panics in the pocket when there's unexpected pressure....he's absolutely fantastic when clean and horrible when pressured. Gase worked with RT's throwing mechanics to bring him from one of the worst deep ball passers in the league to the highest in percentages. He also brought Tannehill's footwork light-years from where it was 3 years ago and gave the kid the confidence to be an on-field leader. I don't know if RT has hearing issues or bad vision to his sides....he just can't sense the pressure coming like your average NFL starter. Gase maximized RT's potential though and had him on an 11 of 12 game win streak at one time (dating across seasons back to 2016)...that's virtually incredible for a guy who doesn't feel pressure and coughs the ball up on strip sacks every other week. Another thing I really love about Gase is his formations....he will switch to something ultra-exotic for a single play, get a huge gain and then not go back to it for years. He spends the entire game reading the opponent's defense, adjusting on the fly and talking strategy with his QB. The media gave him crap for not watching his own D play, but that's because he was always working hard and figuring out where the next score would come from. Again, this was with the Fins with a 3rd string line, no receivers and a backup QB who couldn't throw the ball more than 8 yards with velocity....and we beat some very big teams last season. Our bad losses came from when defenses blitzed from exotic angles, our line couldn't adjust and Tannehill got laid out without any idea of what was going on. They WERE NOT on Gase...he tried to trade Tannehill last year and the front office said no. I will also add that Gase butted heads with the front office often since he's so cerebral. For instance, Gase insisted on Albert Wilson to replace Jarvis Landry....and it was a brilliant move since Gase was envisioning Wilson in a way that he had never been used before. The front office couldn't see it because they're not mind-readers, so know that Gase will often make a seemingly shocking move that feels completely random, but there's a ton of thought and logic behind it. You may never actually hear that logic but that's just who he is....most of his moves work out well though. For instance, I think Tannehill could have had a Pro Bowl year last season if the team had invested more in our offensive line (which Gase repeatedly asked for)....and I'll repeat that Tannehill is the absolute worst in the league in handling pressure. Gase knew how to cover that up though and polish a turd into a diamond. I know we're lifelong rivals but I'm honestly going to be a Jets fan this season because I like Gase more than I like the Dolphins tanking for Tua. Our owner made a massive mistake letting Gase walk since we should have been a 2-3 win team last season....yet we started the year 3-0 to shock all the experts. That's the Adam Gase effect and we consistently won 2-3 games per season that we had no business winning, so I'm expecting a swift turnaround in NY since you guys have a pure stud as a coach. Don't listen to the media....Gase is the real deal and one of the best minds in the league. You are extremely fortunate to have him and I'll be hating it this season as you're sweeping us. Good luck this season Jets fans...I am legitimately rooting for you because I hate we let Gase walk!

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