Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he anticipates a "horrible" offseason stewing about the many what-ifs of a disappointing season.
The Dolphins (6-9) were eliminated from the playoff race last week and will play for pride Sunday in the season finale against Buffalo. Coming off a 10-win season in 2016 that ended an eight-year postseason drought, Gase says the Dolphins didn't make the most of their talent.
"I think we all feel that way," Gase said Wednesday. "That's why the offseason is a horrible experience to go through when you have a situation like this, where you start going back through and start telling yourself, 'I should have done this. I should have done this. Maybe I shouldn't have called this.' You have to be extremely hard on yourself so you make sure you don't make those mistakes again."
Gase said the collective disappointment is shared by executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum, general manager Chris Grier and owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins still haven't won a postseason game since Ross first bought an ownership stake in 2008.
"He does everything he can to be supportive to us and give us everything we possibly need," Gase said. "For me, and I know Mike and Chris feel the same, you feel like you let him down. He's given us so much, and we have to find a way to be more consistent."