The Facts: The Dolphins overhauled their roster this offseason, watching a lot of talent walk out the door. From trading Jarvis Landry to cutting Ndamukong Suh, the shakeup came in waves. In place of those stars, Miami signed aging veterans like Danny Amendola, Josh Sitton and Frank Gore. The swap of stars for workmanlike players led to reports of the Dolphins wanting to reshape the locker room. On Thursday, HC Adam Gase gave some insight on the team's overhaul, pointing to loafing in a Week 15 loss to the Buffalo Bills as an impetus.
Diehards Line:"That game at Buffalo just seemed like a 20-hour game," Gase said. "I was just waiting for us to turn the corner and really get going and nothing was working for us. There was no swagger, no attitude, and it was disappointing to see. It wasn't everybody. You turn on that tape, there are guys that stand out noticeably as far as their effort and their play that was extremely high, and they were giving everything they had. We just did not have enough guys doing that. That's why we felt like we needed to change some things around. ..." While statistically the Miami stars played well that day -- Landry: 10 catches, 99 yards; Suh: 7 tackles, 3.5 for loss; Kenyan Drake: 16 rushes, 78 yards, TD -- the Dolphins got behind 21-6 at halftime and barely made it a game late, eventually falling 24-16. Attempting to discern which players gave Gase enough effort and which did not is a guessing game we won't dive into. Suffice to say Gase believes there was enough lazy play that he and team brass completely changed gears this offseason. Now, we'll all be watching to see how the plan works out.