NFL rumors have been swirling around the Miami Dolphins since the off season started. The team hired former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator to become their new head coach. Adam Gase has been a rising coaching star in the National Football League for a couple of years now. Many are curious to see what he can do now that he is running his own team. According to NBC Sports, Gase intends to give starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill more freedom.
Ryan Tannehill didn’t particular enjoy his time playing for Joe Philbin, who finally became a head coach when the Miami Dolphins hired him away from the Green Bay Packers. Philbin was very controlling with Tannehill. It was a short leash. The former Texas A&M Aggies star wasn’t always allowed to call audibles. That revelation was intriguing because when Philbin was the offensive coordinator for the Packers, Aaron Rodgers had all the freedom in the world.
Adam Gase spent one season as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator. Interestingly enough, Jay Cutler had the best season of his NFL career under Gase. Cutler was a lot easier for teammates to get along with, and some of that was attributed to Jay being happy with Adam calling the shots on offense. Gase made sure that Cutler was allowed to change up the plays if he saw something that the defense was doing.
The Miami Dolphins are going to need Ryan Tannehill more this year than they did last year. The team lost Lamar Miller to the Houston Texans via free agency. Miller wanted to be paid more, so he decided to team up with former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler to give that dominant Texans defense some help. Richard Matthews and Greg Jennings are no longer around, so Tannehill will carry more of the burden on offense.
When a new coaching regime comes around, NFL players sometimes grow excited at the prospect of a fresh start. Since Ryan Tannehill was so happy with the way the previous regime treated him, it’s understand that he views Adam Gase as somewhat of a savior for his career. Being given the freedom to control the offense is something that has Tannehill looking forward to next season. Losing valuable teammates, though, takes away some of that excitement.
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