With the Arizona Cardinals interviewing Adam Gase today, there are two main questions that have to be answered.
We’ll explore them here.
- What happened to Gase’s obsession with Josh Rosen?
In the lead up to the draft, Adam Gase was said to be obsessed with Josh Rosen and wanting to move up to get him. That obviously never happened and later it became known that Gase in fact had issues with Rosen.
Miami Herald reporter and Dolphins insider Armando Salguero had this to say yesterday.
He had serious issues with misgivings about Josh Rosen coming out of the draft last year but an interview is an interview, I guess. https://t.co/WCEq21CXPK— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) January 1, 2019
I reached out to a couple of contacts who cover the Dolphins for more information, this is what one had to say:
“He didn’t like Rosen’s attitude.”
Well, that was quite a bit of people in the lead up to the draft, with Matt Miller of Bleacher Report even saying this and Blake Murphy spelling it out more:
“Character questions”— Blake Allen Murphy (@blakemurphy7) December 29, 2018
Well without drugs, DUI, gang, violence, sexual allegations or anything like that it really ends up being leadership questions the fact that Rosen’s viewpoint on the college football and NFL system was a bit too “woke” means that a lotta guys have them too. https://t.co/nYrFehOsy2
That is the reality for some in the NFL, but why would Gase be interested in the Arizona Cardinals job?
One more thing:
“Felt he (Rosen) was someone who was a bit entitled.”
Now, maybe a year in Arizona and the struggles have humbled Rosen as much as getting fired by the Dolphins has softened Gase, but it is an interesting idea to watch unfold and maybe the most important question that has to be asked for the Cardinals.
If Gase doesn’t believe in Rosen or the ability to build around him, isn’t he kind of a non-starter?
There’s one more thing that has to be addressed and that is Gase’s emotional issues on the sidelines and the way players felt like he had different standards depending on if he liked you or not.
However, in this Miami Herald article by Barry Jackson, Jackson has a conclusion that could be the key to Gase’s success moving forward:
“I expect Gase to be a better coach his second time around because he’s smart and creative. It would have been interesting to see what he could have done with a new quarterback.”
That’s what the Cardinals need, but his faults are also closer to the of Bruce Arians and not Steve Wilks.
Do these issues concern you, or does the upside of Gase override those potential issues?