Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gives year-end thoughts on Gase, Tannehill, more

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross expected things to go much better this season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

MIAMI GARDENS—Dolphins owner Stephen Ross couldn’t be happier to see the last few hours of 2017 tick away.

“It’s a new year,” he said. “We need it.”

Big time.

The Dolphins wrapped up a lackluster season with a 22-16 home loss to the Bills, who swept them, and Ross was exasperated by what he saw this year. The biggest problem he saw was losing Ryan Tannehill to a knee injury in August and replacing him with a washed-up Jay Cutler, and things spiraled from there to a 6-10 finish.

“I’m terribly disappointed,” Ross said as the Dolphins’ locker room emptied. “The season didn’t start out right with injuries, and you can’t replace good quarterback.

“Looking forward to next season, there will be adjustments. You put as much as I put into a team and you try to do all the right things to win, how can you not be disappointed? I (expletive) hate losing. Excuse me.”

Despite that frustration, Ross intends to retain the trio that runs the football side of his organization for the upcoming year. Executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum, general manager Chris Grier and coach Adam Gase will “definitely” be back.

As for Gase, who was a Coach of the Year candidate in 2016 before falling back to earth this year. He now sits 16-17 in two seasons running the Dolphins.

“I have a lot of confidence in Adam and the way Adam, Chris and Mike work together,” Ross said. “Adam is really a good football guy, and I believe in him. He’s as disappointed as I am. I talk to him a lot and I think he recognizes we need to make adjustments and I think we will.”

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