Blowing a 17-0 lead to the Cincinnati Bengals has Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase feeling all kinds of pain: “Every loss hurts,” Gase said, via David Furones of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “When you put 110 hours into a week and then you get kicked in the nuts like that, it pisses you off.”
Ouch. Tell us how you really feel, Coach.
Things aren’t going to get any easier for the ex-Bears offensive coordinator, as his former team travels to Miami coming off a bye and riding the wave of momentum that comes with a 3-1 record. Moreover, the Bears and Dolphins couldn’t be on further ends of the spectrum. Chicago sits atop the NFC North standings (and will do so until at least October 20) while Miami is reeling after back-to-back losses to AFC foes. The Bears are flying high, while the Dolphins are riding the struggle bus.
And it’s not going to get any more fun, now that they have to re-group to face Khalil Mack and the Bears’ rugged defense – who love to make things that much more difficult – without left guard Josh Sitton and center Daniel Kilgore. Plus, left tackle Laremy Tunsil was in concussion protocol after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, meaning the team could be without three-fifths of their offensive line! Yikes! For them!
So, um, how do you expect to stop No. 52, Coach Gase?
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase asked by an AP reporter how will the Dolphins Slow Khalil Mack down.
“You’re not going to slow him down.”
— Mark Grote (@markgrotesports) October 9, 2018
Well, at least he’s honest. Go get ’em, gang!