As fans of the Buffalo Bills, we really like Adam Gase. First with the Miami Dolphins, then with the New York Jets, Gase has amassed a 32-47 record over the last five seasons. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Saturday that the Jets are expected to fire Gase following their Week 17 game. Too bad.
Gase, the playcaller for his teams, finished no better than 24th in yards and 17th in points in his five seasons in the AFC East, and was 2-6 in his last four years against the Buffalo Bills. (Charles Clay dropped a Josh Allen pass at the buzzer and the Bills were resting their starters in those two victories.) Gase was unable to develop Ryan Tannehill, who has blossomed in Tennessee without Gase, and Sam Darnold, a former top-three pick.
The New England Patriots have had 20 years of coaching stability with Bill Belichick and the Bills have had four years plus a new contract extension for Sean McDermott. Brian Flores with the Miami Dolphins was hired last year but has already improved on Gase’s record as the Dolphins’ head coach. Flores and McDermott are leading candidates for the NFL’s Coach of the Year award this season.
So long, sweet prince.