It was a diversion from the truth. Our team was getting hammered up and down the field both offensively and defensively. How else could he explain his failures? If it not for the turnovers and some timely gadget plays our record would have clearly reflected the statistics.
I was a big Gase supporter. However, I think his offense was one only Peyton could grasp. This may be the reason why he complained about having to dumb down his offense for his players in Miami. I've always wondered if Gase fell into the category of not a good head coach but a good offensive coordinator. This may be the case.