Much of the team’s problems in year 3 of Gase’s tenure seem to come down to improper execution. I believe some fans and even some coaches believe that NFL players are professionals, so their technique should already be honed early in their careers. Given the increasingly limited practice time coaches have, it’s understandable why they would choose to focus most of that time on the intricacies of the scheme for the week over technique work. However, this is where I believe Gase needs to talk to Shula. I think the players are largely being put in position to make plays, but they’re not physically executing plays. Small physical errors continue to lead to penalties and also lead to breakdowns. I believe the coaching staff needs to put more emphasis on individual position work and get back to basics. There’s a big difference between getting physically and mentally beaten and failing to execute. I think Gase’s teams continually beat themselves and he’s expressed his frustration, but he hasn’t adequately addressed it.