Adam Gase was the offensive coordinator in Denver with Peyton Manning when John Elway fired John Fox, and hired Gary Kubiak as his replacement. Gase interviewed for the job but did not get it, then followed Fox to Chicago before getting the Miami job last season. So let’s just say that Gase hasn’t forgotten how things ended in Denver.
With 10:21 remaining in the game, and the Dolphins having just taken a 33-9 lead, they went to the “surprise” onside kick and recovered it. Miami was stopped on that possession but got a safety on the punt that followed, for the final points of the day.
After the game, when asked about why he went for the onsides kick up by 24 late in the game, Gase said “I’m not going to slow down.”
Gase isn’t used to being in that position. This marked the largest margin of victory in any game he has coached in Miami, and only the second one where the Dolphins won by more than 20. Still, even if he had a motivation to stick it to John Elway and the Broncos, it’s a bad look.