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The Splash Zone 11/27/18: What Was Adam Gase Thinking?

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On one hand I can understand why Adam Gase ran the ball. On the other hand, I just don’t understand the call. Anyone else feel that way? Granted Ryan Tannehill was having a pretty good game, I understand it’s risky to throw on that third down deep in your own territory. Knowing the Dolphins luck, Tannehill could have been sacked & fumbled or been picked. So I can see why Gase choose to run the ball, it was the safer option. But the Dolphins head coach has shown he can be aggressive and that is what I don’t understand. He decided to just play it safe and let the Colts rally and win.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Adam Gase's playcalling under microscope for Miami Dolphins in loss - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
When the going got tough, the Dolphins played it close to the vest, and the Colts aired it out. Now Miami finds itself in postseason trouble.


Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins' Adam Gase firm on play-calling: 'We did what was best'
DAVIE — While the Dolphins’ legion of Monday morning quarterbacks was looking at Sunday’s 27-24 collapse against the Indianapolis Colts one way, the Dolphins’ Monday morning head coach continued to see it an entirely different way.“We do what we game-plan to do,” Gase said of the way he called Miami’s final possession, a three-and-out when it was 24-24.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Why didn't Adam Gase let Ryan Tannehill throw with game on line? - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
INDIANAPOLIS — With the score tied at 24 and facing a third-and-10 from Miami's 6-yard line, coach Adam Gase called for a draw to Kenyan Drake. Why?


Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins' Cam Wake: 'It was scripted the way we wanted it.' - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
INDIANAPOLIS — Cam Wake had a sack of Andrew Luck and forced a fumble, but once again he was left frustrated as he addressed another Dolphins loss."It was right there," Wake said after Miami fell 27-24 to the Colts on Sunday.


Dolphins at Colts

AC In The AM: So Close Yet So Disappointing
This one hurts. This one was painful. There is no other way to frame it. You are leading by 10 points early in the fourth quarter. You played so well to get there. You are thinking that this could be such an important victory, a road win against a quality team that came in with the same record.

Miscues Prove Costly for Miami Dolphins in Crucial Loss to Indianapolis Colts - NBC 6 South Florida
This one might go down as the most frustrating trip of the road slide because the Dolphins were perfectly positioned to close it out.

I Said It: Team Committed To Finishing Season Strong
Here were some of the comments from Monday that stood out, along with some perspective:


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