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After going 10-6 and making the playoffs during his first season in 2016, the Dolphins finished with losing seasons in both 2017 and 2018.
The coaching carousel with the Miami Dolphins will continue as the team has fired head coach Adam Gase as part of several moves within the organization.
The team confirmed giving the pink slip to their third year coach Monday morning after as Stephen Ross made the move after Gase went 23-25 with the Dolphins.
"I want to thank Adam for his hard work and dedication to the Miami Dolphins. These decisions were not easy as he gave everything he had to the organization. I wish him and his family the best going forward," Ross said in a statement.
After going 10-6 and making the playoffs during his first season in 2016, the Dolphins finished with losing seasons in both 2017 and 2018 – including three straight losses to end this year, finishing with a 42-17 defeat in Buffalo on Sunday.
Miami Dolphins Fire Head Coach Adam Gase
Gase was the first move made by the team in an effort to rebuild, as the team promoted general manager Chris Grier to Vice President of Football Operations - while the man who held that title, Mike Tannenbaum, has been reassigned to a different role with the team.
“I am excited about having Chris lead our football operations going forward,” said Ross. “I want to build a championship organization and I’ve fallen short of that so far. Chris is highly respected throughout football and is an unselfish, team-first leader who knows the game."
Last week Gase said his biggest regret about 2018 was a slew of injuries. The Dolphins lost 13 key players to season-ending injuries, including two top offensive linemen, their best run stopper, top cornerback Xavien Howard and dynamic receivers Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed five games.
The Dolphins will miss the playoffs for the 15th time in the past 17 seasons.
Gase was the 10th head coach for the franchise in the last 23 seasons and had the second shortest stint of any full time head coach in team history – behind Nick Saban, who spent just two seasons in South Florida (2005-06) before returning to coach college football at Alabama.