Question about the defensive staff

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  1. elite14eva

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    Does anyone think gase is going to make changes on the defensive side of the ball? It's been awfully quiet I'm getting the feeling that no changes will be made which in my opinion would be a terrible mistake.
     
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    Burke is still here. I am thinking by now a move would be made. Scary
     
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    Very scary bro I don't like it at all I think we need a veteran to help him out
     
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    I figured we would do nothing there, shameful. We will be exposed once again
     
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    Sad
     
  6. DefensiveEnd76

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    So teams like Green Bay upgrade by getting D Coordinator Mike Petine and we stay with Burke. LOL
     
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    Gase is just punching his ticket out of town by retaining guys like Burke.
     
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    Looks likes it Burke, with Vic F staying in Chicago, not sure we tried to talk to him. Burke convinced Gase it’s player limitations.
     
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    maybe after next season our next coach with hire a competent guy
     
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    Gas’s overconfidence in his mediocre staff could very well undo him.
     
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    Fixed that for ya.
     
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    Well, there are still teams playing right now. It's possible that Gase could be waiting for someone on one of the playoff teams to get.

    More likely, Gase is going to give Burke another year to tweak the scheme. Gase has offense problems and he knows it. Maybe he's too tied up with that to even address the defense.
     
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    Matt Burke's defense reminds me a lot of Kevin Coyle and that is not a good thing.
     
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    I wasn't happy with the performance of the defense, but this might be one of those areas where improvement won't be apparent until training camp. I think much of the fault on defense can be blamed on the players Burke was given. The addition of a couple of linebackers and a FS could lead to rapid improvement next season.
     
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    I'm as disappointed by the retention of Burke as anyone, but...

    It's not like established defensive play callers are going to be falling all over themselves to call plays for Gase. He's a young and unproven HC, possibly on the hot-seat starting next season, and has an ego the size of Texas. Yeah, I'm sure they are going to leave their playoff teams to join him.
     
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    Anything short of a wildcard playoff next season and Gase is probably history.
     
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    Doubt it. Sparano survived 2010 and Philbin survived 2014. Granted, Ross’ mistake in keeping them led to lost seasons in 2011 and 2015, but lost seasons are par for the course for this team.

    This team is headed for 7-9/8-8 next year at best and Gase will not be fired.
     
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    Just asking, If they go 8-8 next season, would you fire him? I know a lot more would go into the equation besides the record alone, but I am curious
     
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    No, I wouldn’t. But only because he at least has an excuse for why this season was garbage. Sparano and Philbin lacked any excuses for their failures.
     
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    There's whispers of a scheme change in 2019. Those whispers say Gase will move to a 3-4 but he's not doing it now because of personnel. IDK about those whispers. If a HC wants to do a scheme change he should do it immediately and begin building for that through new personnel and staff if necessary.

    On the flip side of making no changes this season it keep some continuity. Miami only had one season with their DC before he headed to Denver so making another change this season would mean 2 changes in 2 seasons. We shall see.
     
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    god we hold onto to mediocrity for way too long
     
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    I do not buy those excuses esp when Minnesota went to playoffs losing their starting QB and RB.
    They spent 10 million on a replacement at QB and had a backup that they rode to playoffs the previous year
     
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    Anomaly, not a trend...



    Also, Gase did better than the average with teams starting a backup QB.
     
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    As he should since he had a proven backup that has been here for years and a guy who has been a starter for his whole career and I was only comparing them to Minnesota who had a true backup who had showed to be no more than Matt Moore to that point
     
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    Coaches are expected to turn things around within a few years in the NFL. They don't have forever to right the ship. We can't be stuck in mediocrity. An 8-8 record in 2018 would be a huge disappointment. I think we need a wildcard birth next season.
     
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    We should call Kris Richard right away because he is an instant upgrade over Burke.
    Seattle's defense wasn't great this season but they went to the superbowl twice.
     
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    If I was in the FO I would definitely be adding some LB's. One of them to compete with Alonso and replace him in the nickel. Also to outright replace him in 2019 when it is more feasible to cut him loose. Right now we have...

    WLB Alonso
    MLB McMillan
    SLB Anthony

    Looks to me like Alonso is the weak link on that unit as it pertains to tackling. I thought Anthony did ok coming in late. He was around the ball and flying around. If he can get the mental part of it down, he has the tools to be a better nickel LB, IMO. I would be thrilled to see Roquon take over as the WLB and nickel.

    Of course the coaches are head strong Alonso supporters so I'm not sure if they will make a change. I will regain some confidence int he coaches once I see a willingness to make some changes. I don't see a $9.6M LB on our bench though. I think they roll with what we have and maybe take a 5th round LB.

    I also love the idea of adding a top FS but we're back to the same of issue of already having a new contract guy at safety.

    The picture will get a little clearer once FA starts.
     
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    They can start with getting rid of the wide 9 garbage and then find a better Coordinator.
     
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    They didn't run it much last year...one of the reason the run defense improved.
     
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    I think that posters who want immediate results and believe that changing the coaching staff every two or three years to achieve that goal need to take some very large CHILL PILLS!
     
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    IM not sure any dolphin fan cares about immediate results. We have not won a playoff game this decade and our current owner has one winning season since he bought the team in 2009. Dolphin fans are pretty damn patient we have changed coaches every 4 years much like any other team that does not get results so its not like our impatience is what has caused us not to win. We could have hired Zimmer in 2014 if we had not decided to give Philbin another year
     
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    It blows my mind that a defense can look so good as they did against NE, yet so bad at other times. Burke was genius in that game, but looked completely out of his league in others.
     
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    Burke has an extremely high IQ and Gase covets that. Gase hand picked Burke so don't hold your breathe waiting for Burke to be replaced. BTW, nobody was going to look very good on the defense but it was largely the fault of the anemic offense which produced a huge amount of 3 and outs as well as turnovers. The defense was constantly on the field way more minutes per game so it's not a shock that they were gassed in the 4th quarter quite often last season.

    The return of Tannehill will breathe new life into the Dolphin offense. The defense will benefit immeasurably from playing with the lead sometimes, enjoying better field position and of course, not having to defend short fields after brutal turnovers. (as often, we hope)
     
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    I wouldn't mind a Bronco, Bear or Bengal here, those teams have good d lines.
     
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    Wonder if Gase has someone lined up or, also looks like a Studesville has some options so...might not happen so fast either.
     

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