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Adam Gase: NFL Coach of the Year?

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Does Head Coach Adam Gase deserve to be in the conversation for NFL Coach of the Year?

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Did you expect to see Adam Gase’s name tied for 3rd in Vegas odds to win Head Coach of the Year? After barely escaping the equivalent of fingernails scratching a chalkboard Sunday versus the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins emerged with a 13-6 victory.

Coincidentally, Gase shares odds with his former stomping grounds, the Chicago Bears’ Head Coach Matt Nagy. Gase and Nagy trail the front runners of 8-1 clubs: Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs and Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams. (No Bill Belichick? Not that I’m complaining, but...)

The Miami Dolphins beleaguered Head Coach has been under the microscope for the lack of opening scripts and slow starts, the unsolved QB position, and his control (play calling, scheming, etc...) over an offense that barely escapes the bottom quartile in scoring. Reshad Jones removed himself from the game Sunday vs. the Jets. He’s had an Offensive Line Coach resign for confessing his love to a stripper while “allegedly” snorting a white substance into his nose during a self-recorded video at team HQ.

Question marks abound, Adam Gase still has the Miami Dolphins team in the hunt. As many daggers that get tossed his way, and some of them rightfully so, Gase has shown a propensity for resiliency. Injuries decimated the 2017 roster as well as seriously encumber the 2018 season; the 2016 season reminds us of an improbable ride to a Wild Card berth.

I find these to be volatile times for Adam Gase in terms of public perception (not that he gives a rat’s ass). Is he the “offensive-minded QB whisperer” who hasn’t made the slightest dent in resolving the Miami Dolphins offensive woes, or is this a guy who’s been semi-routinely making chicken salad out of chicken Jets (see what I did there?) and we as fans simply fail to notice? Is the reality somewhere in between?

Better yet, let’s do a poll and give as much detail as you like down in the Comments Section:

Poll

Does Adam Gase deserve to be on a short list of Head Coach of the Year candidates?

  • 32%
    Yes
    (303 votes)
  • 56%
    No
    (517 votes)
  • 11%
    Shut up, SUTTON. You’re stupid. At least I didn’t walk to a different state after a game, hippie.
    (103 votes)
923 votes total Vote Now