Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com comments upon the decision of former Bears offensive coordinator and new Dolphins head coach Adam Gase to keep much of the previous Dolphins staff hired by Joe Philbin:
“On one hand, the move can be viewed as more evidence that Gase won’t have the same juice that other coaches enjoy, since he wasn’t able to come in and clean house and hire his own guys. On the other hand, the development can be viewed as further evidence that Gase is different from the typical megalomaniac coach, willing to work with anyone and everyone and not determined to do it his way simply in order to say, ‘I’m doing it my way.'”
This is an awful decision. Other organizations fire coaches of under-performing units. For a just few examples we offensive line coaches as here and here and most of the defensive staff, the offensive coordinator, the quarterbacks coach and, yes, the offensive line coach here). Meanwhile the Dolphins, who under-performed all over the field this year, keep nine of their coaches.
The question has to be asked: How do you hold the players accountable when the coaches aren’t held accountable as well?