Gase stresses Miami’s season isn’t lost
Coach sees playoff spots for the taking in a murky AFC postseason landscape
DAVIE — Embarrassing losses have led to scorched-earth press conferences where coach Adam Gase has called out himself, his team, the Miami Dolphins’ leaders and coaching staff.
But a day after Miami’s 45-21 loss to the Carolina Panthers (7-3), which produced a franchise-record 548 net yards on the Dolphins’ once stingy defense, it seemed as if Gase placed his focus on building up the team’s confidence.
Tuesday’s press conference felt like one big hug, a proverbial pep talk designed to get everyone in Davie reinvested.
“We’ve got a lot of time left, a lot of ball left,” Gase said. “I don’t know if you guys kind of pay attention to the rest of the league, but it’s not like anyone’s running away with anything. It’s a total disaster everywhere.”
Gase is referring to the AFC playoff landscape, which is extremely murky with the exception of New England (7-2), Pittsburgh (7-2) and Kansas City (6-3), which could all cruise to winning their divisions.
“There’s about two teams
Dolphins coach Adam Gase remains confident his team can get back on track, much like it did last year by winning nine of its last 11 games.