DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins haven’t even played a home game and have already traveled to Los Angeles, New York and London.
So it would stand to reason that coach Adam Gase might go easier on the players on Wednesday and Thursday.
So, Coach Gase, is your practice plan for this week to scale back in workload and physicality?
“We lost 20-0,” Gase said with a seldom used, but highly-effective death stare. “We need to go to work.”
When the Dolphins hit the skids at 1-4 last year, Gase leaned on the running game and Jay Ajayi took off. The Dolphins found their brand of football to be tough and physical.
It is time for the team to go back to that mode?
“Whatever Coach Gase calls, honestly,” offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James said post-game in London. “We’ve got to be able to do our jobs, whenever we’re called on. Whether that’s passing. Or running. We’ve got to block our guys. And our receivers have to execute. We have to all be better as a collective group.”
The Dolphins seemed tired in performances at New York and London, and though nobody was making excuses, Gase finally did allow on Wednesday: “It’s nice we don’t have to get on a plane.”
Gase is tired of excuses. While he was seen smiling Wednesday, he is obviously very, very annoyed at his offense posting six points in two weeks.
“The chemistry part, when you kind of start late like we did, I can see it taking some time,” Gase said. “We’ve had enough time. We need to be better at executing what we’re doing. And making sure that we have more guys doing their job than what we’ve had. And that’s how we can get things corrected on offense. At this point, the excuses are running out. There are no more excuses. It’s either get the job done or we’ll find somebody that can.”