The Miami Dolphins have hired former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as the team's head coach.
Gase helped raise Chicago's offense from 21st to 18th this year, with the run game averaging 3.9 yards per carry, which made Gase the hottest candidate on the market. Jay Cutler's 11 interceptions, down from 18 last year, also made Gase more attractive to the Dolphins, who are obviously willing to overlook Chicago's 23rd-ranked red zone offense.
As such, the Bears are now in the market for a new offensive coordinator, although GM Ryan Pace believes the presence of head coach John Fox will facilitate that process.
"If Gase leaves or not, we can do a lot of things similar offensively too," Pace said this week. "In regards to staff leaving and coaches leaving, we’re always going to try to hire the best human talent. When guys are leaving here, that’s going to happen when we’re doing good things. It’s up to us to find the best replacements. One of the benefits of John being 100 years old is he knows a lot of coaches around the league."
Bears quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains is considered one of the top candidates to replace Gase. Loggains was offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans in 2012 and 2013.