After missing the playoffs for the second straight year, the Miami Dolphins have decided to part ways with head coach Adam Gase. In three seasons with Miami, Gase compiled a 23-25 record, including a 7-9 record in the 2018 season. Ian Rapoport broke the news.
Source: The #Dolphins fired Adam Gase.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2018
Miami Dolphins Fire Adam Gase After Three Seasons
Despite finishing second in the AFC East, the Miami Dolphins finished 2018 without a postseason berth. Despite their respectable finish, Miami finished the season with a negative point differential for the third season under Gase’s command.
Gase initially joined earned the Dolphins job back in 2016. During his first season at the helm, Gase led the Dolphins to a 10-6 record and their first playoff appearance since 2008. However, Miami has yet to return to the playoffs, recording just 13 wins over the past two seasons.
Prior to joining the Dolphins, Gase was seen as one of the best young offensive minds in football. Back in 2015, Gase served as offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears. During his lone year in Chicago, the Bears had the 23rd-ranked offense in terms of points-per-game. Quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 3,659 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
Gase spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Gase presided over one of the most prolific offenses in history, as the 2013 Broncos set a record for most points scored in a season. In two years with Gase, Manning threw for a combined 10,204 yards, 94 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions while winning earning an AFC championship following the 2013 season.
Prior to earning an offensive coordinator position, Gase served as an assistant coach for the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers. He also spent time coaching in the college ranks at Michigan State and LSU. Interestingly enough, Gase actually began his coaching career as an undergraduate student at Michigan State.
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