By Lisa Johnson // @LJ1303
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has seen enough.
After flying to Buffalo to watch the Dolphins wrap up their 2018 regular season, which they dropped to the Buffalo Bills 42-17, the owner flew into Miami and met with Coach Gase Monday morning to deliver the news.
On a day known around the league as Black Monday, where several head coaches lose their jobs, Gase was the 12th head coach in Dolphins history. He leaves with a record of 23-25, with one playoff appearance back in 2016.
While it was rumored that Gase would retain his head coach position, the final nail seemed to come as owner Stephen Ross watched the Dolphins get outplayed by the 6-10 Buffalo Bills. Sources said that Ross left Ralph Wilson stadium embarrassed and not a very happy man, which left many to speculate as to what exactly the owner would do.
The biggest surprise of the coaching carousel happens in Miami: #Dolphins coach Adam Gase is out. He’ll immediately emerge as a top candidate for several openings. Big-time QB prowess.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2018
With Gase out, we are left to wonder what is to become of head personnel and General Manager Mike Tannenbaum. As of press time, he still held his position as Dolphins GM. Fans are calling for a total rebuild, an “everyone goes” sort of package.
While we all wait to see what happens in Miami’s front office, the next Dolphins head coach search has begun. This next man up will become the 13th head coach of the Miami Dolphins. A number many fans know well, we just have to hope that lucky number 13 can turn this once storied book franchise back to their glory days!
Edit: Mike Tannenbaum has been reassigned by the Dolphins. Chris Greer now in charge of football operations.
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