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  • Gase pre-camp Presser July 2016

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolph...a-tuesday.html

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    (Opening statement) – “I’m going to hit you with a couple roster updates here. Obviously, you guys know we signed Arian Foster. (I am) not sure how many days ago it was, probably last week. Xavien Howard will start the preseason on PUP. He was injured on the last day of minicamp. We had to scope a knee, and he will be out for a little bit. We expect him, at worst, to be back by the first regular season game. He has been working hard trying to work his way back.”

    (On who he anticipates being the starting cornerback) – “Tony (Lippett) has been starting the entire time anyway. We’ve been rotating those two guys (Howard and Lippett) in and out. Tony is just going to keep working at that spot right now.”

    (On RB Arian Foster joining the running back competition) – “I think it adds great competition to that group. I really like his skill set. I’ve been an admirer of his for… I don’t even know how long he has been playing. It just feels like forever. (It is) a great opportunity for us (with) him still being out there. We had been in conversations with him for a while. We had brought him in on a visit. We had a really good talk and allowed him to get healthy and work to get back. It’ll be interesting when we get him out there and see how he fits in.”

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    (On RB Arian Foster’s route running ability) – “I’ve always been a fan of how he does things. He’s the type of guy that he can run his route tree similar to what a wide receiver’s is. When we worked him out, I put him in a couple spots to see how that looked. He runs about as smooth as any running back that I’ve ever seen. I’ll be interested to see how far we can grow the running back position with him.”

    (On whether he has spoken to RB Kenyan Drake about his route running skills) – “No, because I haven’t seen anybody. We’ve been here just a couple days now and there’s not a whole bunch of players hanging out here, obviously, especially four days before they’re going to report. Everybody is trying to get that last couple days to stay away.

    (On the emotions of his first training camp as a head coach) – “It’s no different for me. It feels like what it has always been. I haven’t really given it much thought. I just know that as a staff, we’re trying to get ready right now, and we know we got meetings coming up here real quick on Thursday and then we got practice on Friday. There’s just not a lot of time to waste. Training camp is going to go by fast and we’re going to be at our first preseason game before we know it.”

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    (On what he expects WR DeVante Parker) – “Well I haven’t seen him in five weeks. I’m hoping that when he comes back, he does a really good job on his conditioning tests and then he’s ready to go because as far as I know, we shouldn’t have any limitations and we should be able (to be) full go right out the gate.”

    (On if he plans on G/T Laremy Tunsil to start training camp with the second team like he did in OTAs) – “I would say right now when (Offensive Line Coach) Chris (Forester), whoever he trots out that first day, that’s whoever’s out there for that group. I don’t even know. I haven’t even talked about it yet. They’re going to switch lineups around. He might be on the second team that very first period and then two periods later he might be with the first team. I mean we’ll see. We still got a couple of days to sort all that all out.”

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    (On if he likes to run a physical camp or will take it easy with the veterans and injury concerns) – “We still got 35 guys under 25. So it’s not going to be a cupcake. We’re here to work. I mean we need to get better. We were 6-10 last year. I mean the team up in New England has won the division like 13 out of 16 years. We got a lot of work (to do).”

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    (On what the main thing he wants to get done in training camp) – “Probably just to see where our mental toughness is. What are we going to do when it gets tough? Because it’s going to be tough in camp. There’s not going to be any special treatment. We’re going to work and we’re going to make it hard and we’re going to see – when it really gets tough – who’s going to rise to the top and who’s going to fall off.”

    (On his vision of the rotation at defensive line and DE Cameron Wake’s role in that rotation) – “I mean we’re going to be smart with him. I mean we know what the end goal is with him and that’s to make sure that he plays 16-plus games this year. I know the d-line coaches will do a great job as far as rotating those guys in and out. Once again the sports science staff, the strength staff and the trainers will make sure our guys are on it as far as ‘Hey, we only want him to take this many reps this day.’ The hardest thing is the individual (drills). We have a long, long time frame there with individual (drills) and it’s harder to keep track for the assistant coaches because you really don’t keep track of those reps. It’s easy to go on a script and if you have a 12-play period saying ‘He’s getting two reps this period.’ But when you’re in individual and you’re going 20, 25 minutes, it’s like how many reps did he get? So that’s where out sports science guys will tell us ‘Hey, you got to cut back on the individual,’ and the goal is to make sure that he’s healthy the entire year.”

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    (On if he is looking more at the physical or mental side of QB Ryan Tannehill’s game during the first week of training camp) – “I hate to … Really both. I’m thinking that mentally I’m not going to be really worried about anything. He’s showed me that he can handle what we’re doing and he’s ready to go. It’s going to be about how fast the rest of the guys can hang with him and we’re looking to make some great strides in this camp. It’s going to be competitive just because I feel like our defense is a tough defense to go against – that attacking style – and the way our corners play, the way the DBs play and then how that front rushes. It should be a good battle between offense and defense.”

    (On how much he worries about chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill and his receivers) – “The good thing about it is we’re starting over. We’ve got this camp and hopefully we’ll stay as healthy as we can all through camp so we can develop that chemistry. The good part was I felt that Kenny (Stills) staying healthy the entire spring and same thing with Jarvis (Landry), I felt like there was something there. I really thought that Kenny came on there during the back half of the OTAs and minicamp and is one of those guys where he feels really comfortable and hopefully he can carry that over to training camp. The longer we can keep DeVante (Parker) out there and keep developing the timing with the routes and just hooking it up. I feel like there is a little natural chemistry out there (with Parker and Tannehill). Even the one day (Parker) shows up (to practice), he catches three or four balls and I’m not really sure… it was just kind of like street ball almost. So I feel like there’s just something there naturally between those two.”

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    (On how good of a grasp Ryan Tannehill has on the offensive scheme) – “I have no concerns. He has picked it up as well as I’ve expected and I’m sure he has been working hard the last five weeks to make sure that there is nothing he doesn’t know.”

    (On how much the offense has been installed) – “The biggest part about what we do to get a lot of the terms in front of them and then it just becomes an adjustment from here. Everything is week to week. Once we get going in camp, we will kind of get an install going and then we’ll start game planning against the defense. The more (Defensive Coordinator) Vance (Joseph) starts tinkering with what they do, I will only do like three or four installs and then it just becomes a daily … like ‘Hey, this is what they got us with last time and here is how we’re going to beat this,’ and we will start just changing it up.”

    (On the contact in training camp and how he balances the evaluation of assignments and the physical part of blocking in the trenches) – “For us on the assignments, I feel good after watching all of the spring stuff. I felt like our line on the offensive side and the defensive side both… You feel good about the assignments as far as going into camp. Now with the physical part added, is the constant contact going to throw you off as far as… Now are you trying too hard to go out and smoke a guy and now you don’t do your job correctly? It’s a long evaluation. That’s why you have all of these practices. You just got to keep paying attention and figure out who are the guys that can handle the physical part plus the mental part.”

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    (On CB Tony Lippett’s development this spring) – I thought he did a good job. (Defensive Coordinator) Vance (Joseph) and I were talking about it the other day. As the spring went on, we saw him getting more comfortable and he did a good job. He had a couple of picks there towards the back half. It seemed like he did a good job of even when the ball was popped up in the air, he gets his hands on it. He does a good job of making sure that he comes down with the ball when he does get his hands on it. We are seeing improvement – the fact that he is long and can get at the line of scrimmage and press. We just need guys to be able to hang in there for a short period of time. That’s why I love our pass rush, because that thing is coming.”


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    Last edited by cuchulainn; 07-27-2016, 02:26 PM.

  • #2
    2nd presser where Gase has been very complimentary of Stills in particular. Hope Kenny stays healthy this season and has a very good season for us. Leg injuries limited him last year.

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    • #3
      I like what I am hearing and reading about the team but almost as important, the way Gase is speaking (What he's saying and how he's saying it) as well as the total 180 compared to previous coaches. He is political when he needs to be, which is obvious by some of his answers above, but that is expected when questions are asked that if answered honestly it could lower morale. I can't wait to see Gase and Co go to work and to see their finished product take the field. I have this feeling the comparisons between Gase and Belichick might have started a coaching competition with Gase, where that comparison may push Gase to strive to be as good as Belichick, if not better.

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      • cuchulainn
        cuchulainn commented
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        Yeah, Gase and Joseph are both refreshing after Philbin and Coyles and both are pretty straightforward. Looking forward to seeing the product they put on the field this season.

    • #4
      Thanks for passing this along cuch! Been out of the loop for a week or so (Hadn't even heard we'd signed Foster; i'm stoked about it!!!) and it's good to catch up a bit...

      My son just completed a 10 1/2 month service with Americorp out on the West Coast & the wife & i just got back from the graduation ceremony and spending the week in San Fran...

      Can't believe that we'll be soon watching some real football!

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      • #5
        Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post
        Thanks for passing this along cuch! Been out of the loop for a week or so (Hadn't even heard we'd signed Foster; i'm stoked about it!!!) and it's good to catch up a bit...

        My son just completed a 10 1/2 month service with Americorp out on the West Coast & the wife & i just got back from the graduation ceremony and spending the week in San Fran...

        Can't believe that we'll be soon watching some real football!
        YW... was wondering where you were. Was on a vacation myself a week or so ago with the redhead down in Lafayette, La kayaking the Cyprus swamps and bayous. Cool stuff, but hot as hell. Congrats on your son's service and that you survived a trip to the West Coast. I'll take San Diego over Fran any day tho... lol...

        My son is in some African dung hole country doing Christian Missionary Service work until next year. The redhead is trying to convince me to fly over and visit him and go on a safari. I showed her an article this morning where they still burn witches over there in some of these quasi-countries and advised we best not for her sake. She was neither amused nor deterred... lol...

        Anyway, was excited to see we signed Foster as well and that outside of Howard, we're mostly healthy and ready to get to work come Friday. Can't wait!!!.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post

          YW... was wondering where you were. Was on a vacation myself a week or so ago with the redhead down in Lafayette, La kayaking the Cyprus swamps and bayous. Cool stuff, but hot as hell. Congrats on your son's service and that you survived a trip to the West Coast. I'll take San Diego over Fran any day tho... lol...

          My son is in some African dung hole country doing Christian Missionary Service work until next year. The redhead is trying to convince me to fly over and visit him and go on a safari. I showed her an article this morning where they still burn witches over there in some of these quasi-countries and advised we best not for her sake. She was neither amused nor deterred... lol...

          Anyway, was excited to see we signed Foster as well and that outside of Howard, we're mostly healthy and ready to get to work come Friday. Can't wait!!!.

          Gotta say, i missed you guys & keeping up with everything football (funny that when i left absolutely nothing was going on & you miss a few days & big things happen!) It was good to get away for a bit but man, i'm ALWAYS stoked to get back home!! Didn't turn on a computer or a t.v. the whole time away, so it was definitely time away...

          Yeah, i LOVE San Diego (might even choose to live there if we could afford it!) amazingly it was our first time to San Fran and while i'm sure it was once a beautiful city, that ship has long since sailed..I'm really glad we made the trip, but we definitely won't be rushing back!

          Mad props to your son, gotta admire when in this day & age of the 'ME GENERATION' there are still those that give so much back!

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post


            Gotta say, i missed you guys & keeping up with everything football (funny that when i left absolutely nothing was going on & you miss a few days & big things happen!) It was good to get away for a bit but man, i'm ALWAYS stoked to get back home!! Didn't turn on a computer or a t.v. the whole time away, so it was definitely time away...

            Yeah, i LOVE San Diego (might even choose to live there if we could afford it!) amazingly it was our first time to San Fran and while i'm sure it was once a beautiful city, that ship has long since sailed..I'm really glad we made the trip, but we definitely won't be rushing back!

            Mad props to your son, gotta admire when in this day & age of the 'ME GENERATION' there are still those that give so much back!

            Yeah, was surprised by the Foster signing and stuff myself and really enjoying Gase's approach and how he and the FO are reshaping this team. Can't wait for camp to start tomorrow.

            Completely agree on both SD and SF... and thanks for the kudos on the boy. Proud of him and what he's doing. He's getting to have some crazy adventures, see some wild (literally) stuff, and help out some folks as well. While he misses home and the good eats we have, he's enjoying himself. He didn't realize how privileged and spoiled he was before he got over there. It's been a real eye opener for him.

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