“We’re the worst offense in football. It’s hard to go lower than that,” Gase said at his Friday news conference, and the numbers back him up. The Dolphins (4-3) rank last in the NFL with 252.4 yards per game.
“I’m pissed. I’m tired of this. I’m tired of the offense being awful,” Gase said. “Guys better need to get their heads right. Coaching staff needs to do a better job, because obviously our players not knowing [what to do] is a direct reflection of them.”
Gase was most upset about the study habits of the players on offense.
“We’re not putting the work in,” he said. “That’s what it comes down to. If you can’t remember it, you shouldn’t be in the NFL. At the end of the day, guys have got to actually take this stuff home and study it. They’re not going to just learn it all in meetings. We’ve got to find guys that’ll actually put forth effort to actually remember this stuff, and it starts with our best players.”
Cutler left the Oct. 22 matchup against the New York Jets with a rib injury. Matt Moore replaced Cutler and led the Dolphins to a comeback win against the Jets, but he was 25-of-44 for 176 yards against the Ravens with two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
The team is also without a rushing touchdown this season. In fact, Miami hasn’t had a rushing touchdown in eight straight games, the longest streak in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
The Dolphins have been outscored by 60 points, the worst point differential by a team with a winning record after its first seven games of a season in NFL history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Miami has been held without a point during a half six times this season, the most in a team’s first seven games of a season since at least 2001, according to ESPN Stats & Information.