I think Gase is going to have some fun this year. He has so much speed and talent, and has a very accurate quarterback in the 3rd year of his system, we all should be entertained when the offense gets on the field. Need to do better on 3rd down, but there seemed to be less 3rd and longs in this game.
Joe Schad wrote:
Albert Wilson stirs the creative juices of Adam Gase. Gase has had months and months to think up creative ways to use Wilson, the smallish but strong receiver/running back who does many of the things Jarvis Landry does, but at a fraction of the cost. Miami was only 2-for-10 on third downs, which is an issue that must still be corrected. But on one play in the first quarter, Wilson got it done by himself. He caught the ball at the 18, spun out of the arms of a tackler, stayed on his feet and dove forward for five more yards and a first down conversion. Wilson, who usually plays outside, actually began the play at an inside receiver position and ran a simple in route. Tannehill and the Dolphins are going to count on Wilson and Danny Amendola to create first downs when they catch the ball a few yards shy of the marker on third down. And Wilson actually has an edge on Amendola to get that done. In the second quarter, Wilson lined up at running back. Later, Ryan Tannehill handed off to Wilson, who came in motion from left to right and stopped in the backfield. Wilson took the ball, with an option to pitch to Kenyan Drake. It was straight from the Mike Martz Rams play book. Drake was disappointed he didn’t get the toss. Maybe next time. We have to assume they’ll run this play again. Or perhaps some other play Gase researches that Wilson once ran at Georgia State. In the third quarter, on a red zone play, Wilson lined up at Wildcat quarterback, with Tannehill at receiver, but Miami called time out. Gase has lots of creative options with versatile players like Wilson, Jakeem Grant and Kenyan Drake at his disposal. We enjoy it when Gase rolls out multiple formations and plays we haven’t seen before. Most importantly, it’s great when it’s stuff the opponent hasn’t seen before. “It’s fun to do,” Gase told me Monday. “You try to stay within the framework of the system and be creative at the same time. When you have good players, you’re able to do that and it’s fun to call those plays.”https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/fo ... L30eFzsYP/