Miami Dolphins fire head coach Adam Gase after three seasons

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General manager Chris Grier, who has been with the team in various capacities for 19 seasons, was given more authority and will oversee football operations while reporting directly to Ross. Let's take a look at three head coaching candidates that could take the Miami Dolphins back into contention in the AFC.

Gase couldn't escape the mediocrity that has followed the Dolphins since 2000.

Gase finishes his Dolphins tenure with a record of 24-24/23-25.

"Chris is highly respected throughout football and is an unselfish, team-first leader who knows the game".

Ross made the moves Monday following a 7-9 season. "We need to add to our core of young players and build something special over the long term and I believe in Chris". The Dolphins were expected to retain Gase before their season finale game or take time to consider their options, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, but owner Stephen Ross made the decision to fire Gase.

If Haslam is intrigued by Gase, it would not be a surprise to see the 40-year-old coach interview for the Browns head coaching vacancy.

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Browns receiver Jarvis Landry, who clashed with Gase in Miami, seemed to celebrate the firing on Twitter with crying emojis.

Taylor could certainly coach up the Dolphins' quarterback, whether it's Ryan Tannehill or a new face, and turn the offense into a powerhouse, something Gase was never able to do. This decision was not easy as he gave everything he had to the organisation.

Landry clearly holds disdain for Gase, despite being one of the NFL's most prolific pass-catchers while playing for the MI native.

In addition, he lost support in the locker room over the second half of the season.

Gase helped Manning to arguably the best season of his career in 2013 as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator.

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