Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is getting impatient as his franchise hasn’t reached the postseason since 2008 when Miami won the AFC East Division. That was the last time the New England Patriots didn’t win the East and also happened to be when Tom Brady missed all but one game of the season with an injury. Can the youngest head coach in the NFL get the Fins to the postseason this year? They have a wins total of 7 on online NFL betting odds so clearly oddsmakers aren’t too confident.
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Miami fired coach Joe Philbin early last season and replaced him this offseason with former Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, the new youngest head coach in the NFL. Gase arrived in Miami with a track record for meshing well with franchise quarterbacks. That he has had success with — and seems to prefer — big pocket passers makes him a natural fit with Ryan Tannehill, who regressed in his fourth NFL season.Gase revived Jay Cutler’s career last year with the Bears. Cutler, who had been reduced to a pick-6 punchline heading into 2015, finished with 3,659 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, a completion percentage of 64.4 and a passer rating of 92.3. And perhaps most impressive, Cutler ranked 9th in value-per- play among all quarterbacks, according to Football Outsiders' metrics. Gase was always the front-runner for the job, and the Dolphins put a full-court press on the guy also credited with making Tim Tebow a winning quarterback and helping Peyton Manning set NFL records in Denver. Gase, 37, is three years younger than Don Shula was he got the Dolphins job in 1970.
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