If all coaches could convince practice squad players to play better or equal to their star counterparts , every coach would be Belichick and not put up with headaches. it wasn't about buy-in for those players, they wanted no part of the tank and they are no longer Dolphins. Imagine Gase with this team!I wanted Dan Campbell to be the HC last time around because I liked his leadership ability and he'd build a physical team.
I'll eat crow that I thought Gase had gotten the short end with Tannehill, and I respected that he reportedly didnt want to be part of a tank.
In hindsight, it was the right decision for the Fins to move on from Gase. The fact that he's coaching a division rival into the ground is a perk.
Flores is the Dolphins coach now and deserves our support. I hope that Flores shows he was the right man for the job in time. Listening to Flores' press conferences remind me of Philbin... It's easy to convince practice squad players with no expectations to play hard through losing. We jettison talented players early in the season because Flores couldn't get their buy-in... that made me queasy~