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I love it. As bad as Gase's play-calling was, his biggest weakness was player evaluation. The jets are going to rue the day they put Gase in charge of the roster. Gase is loony enough to sign Osweiler and have him start over Darnold. The clown show is now officially in New York (or New Jersey I guess).
Wow Jets are stupid. Maccagnan was the best thing going for them imo. Im glad Gase is there to screw things up. I was fearing their front office was just getting things right w/ their roster. Next up, Gase start trashing 'Maccagnan's players like Mobley and Bell.
Watching sports center. He did not like the contracts that were given CJ Mobley and Bell!! OK knowing that will make them want to play hard for him. Next he will start leaking detrimental news to the press on those 2. He is going to lose respect real soon in that locker room.
"Watching sports center. He did not like the contracts that were given CJ Mobley and Bell!! OK knowing that will make them want to play hard for him. Next he will start leaking detrimental news to the press on those 2. He is going to lose respect real soon in that locker room.
Gase is a first class Jerk."
Man, so true. Take the most talented players on your team...publicly shame them with "I don't think you're worth the money you got"...hope that they play their butts off for you during the season. What could go wrong?
It's going to be really interesting to see how he manages the continuity of his football team. I was pretty shocked when I read an article covering his promotion. I'm glad he's an opponent in our division because I think he got lost with our team.
He didn't do anything to impress me whatsoever, especially at the end of his tenure here before he got canned. I just can't figure out what the Jets see in him, in fact I was really surprised when they hired him to begin with.
Based upon Gase's tenure here, if a player doesn't kiss his ass, he'll be in the doghouse. I don't see Bell kissing Gase's ass so I'm guessing there's going to be some friction. Giving Gase final say on the roster is a HUGE mistake. The Miami roster became progressively worse each year of Gase's tenure here. Certainly having a bozo like Tannenbaum didn't help either, but Gase was responsible for a good bit of the dysfunction and dubious personnel decisions himself.
As I've stated several times in the past, Gase is not a leader. He lacks all those character traits needed to energize and motivate people. His approach as head coach is a distinct failure IMO. The Jets will perform miserably this season because of the chaos he brings to the table. He is unsuitable for any HC position. The Jets organization is in turmoil and Gase simply adds fuel to that turmoil.
We can't expect much from the Dolphins this season; yet, I surmise, the Jets may be a true cellar dweller in 2019.
Gase is so paranoid on peripheral issues so that he does not give 100% focus on what's really important. Also get the impression he has an insecurity complex with players. Since he did not play college ball he is really 'not one of them'. He attempts to be 'a players coach' but when he does not get the feel goody response that he wants from a player things get sour. I really think that's what happened with guys like Parker and Jones and surprisingly why they are still on the roster. Some guys just see thru him and there is not much there to respect. Yeah really, you made Peyton Manning a better qb? Yep standing next to Saban when u were a water boy in college made you a great coach. BS only goes so far w/ some of these guys.
Glad as heck he is gone and we have a guy that so far appears to command respect.
> The jets can tank all they want.....I dont mind if
> they pick number one overall...Since they do not
> need a qb.
> BUT THEN AGAIN YOU NEVER KNOW> It be sweet for
> them to make our phin lives miserable.
Can't agree with it being sweet.
Besides, even when Miami was good, couldn't the Jets still always cause Miami pain?
I had two big grievances with Gase. I remember the days...yes in the 70's, Treasure.... when we ran plays up the middle and the announcer would yell "CSONKA THE BULL!!!"
We didn't have that again until Jay Ajayi ran up the middle and I would say, "Ajayi the Bull."
However, for some reason, Gase got into some type of little snit with him and played him less and traded him.
Grievance number 2. On the other hand, the GENUINE A$$hole on the team was Kenny Stills. I have long complained about a play late in the game a few seasons ago when we were trying to come back late in the fourth quarter.
The ball was thrown to Stills who was caught it at about the opponent's 35 yard line. The defender stopped him there and held Kenny with his chest to Kenny's back. Then another Dolphin approached quickly and held his hands out and yelled for Stills to just back lateral the ball to that Dolphin.
Stills, the A hole, rather than give the ball to another Dolphin who would score the touchdown, selfishly refused to do so and the defender either took him to the ground or the ref blew the whistle for forward progress stopped.
So for Gase to basically tell Ajayi to get lost and keep an A hole like Stills on the team....well....
On your #1: I don't remember EVER hearing Rick Weaver call Csonka a "bull" (he used "bull" as a verb), but thats neither here nor there- Ajayi played a position that NFL offenses don't use much anymore (in my opinion, a mistake that I hope Flores will correct this year with our 7th rd. draft choice), but his big problem was that he was looking to break the big one on every play instead of taking what the defense was giving him. On days when he got the big opportunities, he looked all-world, but there were too many days that he had really poor numbers.
#2- I see your point of view, but that was ONE play, and lateraling the ball is a risky undertaking in the best of circumstances. I don't recall the play, but its possible, even probable, that Stills wasn't comfortable with the situation and so didn't want to take the chance. A turnover kills any chance of a comeback. It sounds as if you have other reasons to dislike Stills.
Rick Weaver was the "Voice of the Dolphins" on the Miami Dolphins Radio Network (which understandably, must not have affiliates in California).
He called the games on the Radio for a good 20 years. Listened to him many, many times as a kid on my handheld transistor radio. Even when games were televised, sometimes the TV commentators were so bad it was better to turn down the audio on the TV and listen to 610 WIOD and turn down the volume on the TV set.