I have been in wait and see mode on Adam Gase, and now I am starting to feel he could be a genuinely good coach, probably the first since JJ if not The Don. 1) He is holding himself accountable. Against the Seahawks he publicly said he didn't listen to Tannehill about changing the playcalling and he was wrong for not doing so. He has said it was the when the OL came to him in the Pitsburgh game and told him that the running game would work that he shifted his playcalling. It's more than just giving credit to players he has said when and where he was wrong. 2) Players are accountable. Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner are given chances and fail and they are cut. Maxwell plays below expectations and is benched. Ajayi sulks after not being named starter and is left behind. Players now realize that they are not entitled to be a starter and they're not entitled to a roster spot. They know they have to perform. 3) Players are rewarded for good performance. Under previous regimes Ajayi would have been in the doghouse all season after his underwhelming start to the year. But with Gase he gets an opportunity to redeem himself and then gets opportunities because he was doing the right thing. 4) He seems to be getting the idea that running the ball is not a sin. Under Philbin/Lazor we would have dialled in a 85/15 pass/run ratio after falling behind 17-6 against the Bills and Ajayi would have ended the game with 80 or 90 yards rushing and 5-6 ypc and we'd have registered another loss and the boards would be aflame with threads about Tannehill not being up to standard. 5) He seems to be calling plays with a serious intent to influencing the defenses later in the game. An example is the Stills TD against Buffalo, by having Stills going deep all game, he influenced the D to roll the CB and S to the deep side of the field and allowed a deliberately underthrown ball to be open for a big gain. I don't think he expected both defenders to fall down and let Stills go all the way, but the play design was based on having already influenced the D to respect the deep threat. He used screens just outside the tackles against Seattle to slow down the pass rush. There are still some areas that I'm not so happy with. He has been a little slow to adjust his schemes to his players strengths when this was one of his advertised features. His game planning in some games (Bengals, Browns) has been less than fantastic. Keeping both D Thomases on the roster for so long.