Things did not go the way Adam Gase expected them to his first season with the New York Jets. Some of the problems he faced were out of his control (Sam Darnoldâ€™s mono), and some he could control (why wonâ€™t he give Bell the ball?). But to argue Gase should be fired because Ryan Tannehill â€œleadingâ€ the Titans to the AFC Championship game is lunacy in the highest order.
Ryan Tannehill Barely Played for Gase in Miami
Ryan Tannehill was so hurt as a Dolphin when Gase was his coach, he played in exactly 24 games for the Dolphins. Thatâ€™s right, he played in 24 out of 48 games for the Dolphins, missing the entire 2017 season. So you canâ€™t fault Gase for â€œhindering Tannehillâ€™s developmentâ€, as some Jets fans are arguing because Tannehill couldnâ€™t get on the field half the time.
Tannehill Was the Titans Backup for About Half the Season
The other reason why we canâ€™t fault Gase by using Tannehill is the Titans didnâ€™t start Tannehill until they went 2-4. So with about half the season over, they make the switch and had to have EVERYTHING fall their way to get into the Wild Card game against the Patriots. Do you know who else was in the same boat as the Titans? The Oakland Raiders. They ALMOST were the Titans this year. And if they were, weâ€™d more than likely be staring Baltimore v KC in the mouth for Sundayâ€™s game.
The TITANS Arenâ€™t Trusting Tannehill That Much on This Playoff Push
Look at the Titans offense these last two games. Against the Pats, he went 8-15, for 72 yards, a TD, and a pick. Saturday, in Baltimore, he went 7-14, with 88 yards, and 2 TD. Derrick Henry has been the reason the Titans have won these games. So how can you cite what â€œGase did to Tannehill, and look at the Titans now,â€ as proof why Gase needs to be fired? Itâ€™s just sheer lunacy!