CORRECTION: The question asked in the video was by Armando Salguero and referenced cornerbacks not quarterbacks. Full correction posted here.
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase met with the media on Saturday after the team’s second training camp practice. Throughout the press conference, he discussed many different topics, including Dion Jordan, Cameron Wake, the thought process behind the drills the team does and when they do them, and Laremy Tunsil.
The end of the press conference may have been the best moment, however. After two questions about why the quarterbacks are not throwing passes into tight areas during the redzone 7-on-7 drills, rather using checkdowns to open players versus high-risk passes, Gase was asked how the quarterbacks are looking, two days into camp.
Gase replied simply, “They are doing better than how negative you want to be about it. They are doing good.”
Did Gase just call out the reporter for wanting to be negative about the quarterbacks? It sure sounds like it. Admittedly, he is smiling and appears to be having a little fun in the moment, but he clearly understands how negative some of the reporters can be about every little thing involving Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the quarterback group. You can check out the press conference video here to judge for yourself, with the above comment at the 9:40 mark.