DAVIE–Dolphins coach Adam Gase impressed a lot of people in his first year on the job, and Jason Taylor is one of them.
Taylor, who is headed to the Hall of Fame, spent some time around the team last season and became a big believer in Gase.
“He’s done a great job,” Taylor said. “You see the success that the team had this year and came out of nowhere. After a rough start, he made some really tough moves for a head coach to make at that point in the season and you see the way the team responded. Are there holes to fill on the team? Sure, and I think he’d be the first to tell you. Obviously if you don’t win the championship, you have things that you need to correct. If you win the championship, the Patriots are working as we speak to correct things, too.”
Gase helped steer Miami out of a 1-4 start to 10-6 and its first playoff appearance since 2008. As someone who only made it to the postseason five times in 13 seasons with the Dolphins, Taylor has an appreciation for what it means to get there.
“They’re on the right path,” he said. “It was great to see them in the playoffs. It’s amazing the excitement that builds in this city when this football team is playing well. The other teams in town, the Heat had a run and the city was electric; but it’s just different when the Dolphins are good.
“I think Adam is on the right track and he’ll continue to build. I know Mike Tannenbaum and Chris Grier and those guys are working tirelessly to not just make the playoffs but win the division, win playoff games and hopefully be in Minnesota (host of Super Bowl LII) next year.”
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