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Packers will interview former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, per report

Add another name to the list of offensive minds interviewing with the Packers.

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In the three-year span of 2013 to 2015, perhaps no NFL assistant coach ascended higher or faster than Adam Gase. Following two years as the Denver Broncos’ quarterbacks coach, during which time he oversaw a transition from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning at the position, Gase took over offensive coordinator duties in 2013.

The result was an explosion in the Mile High City, as Manning set an NFL single-season record for passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55) en route to a Super Bowl appearance. Another excellent season in 2014 seemed to put him on track for a head coaching job, but he had to wait one more year to get that chance. In that 2015 season, Gase got one of the best seasons out of Jay Cutler before departing to take the head coaching job with the Miami Dolphins in 2016. Three years of mediocre football in Miami got him the boot after Week 17 concluded, however, and he found himself looking for another job.

Gase now has an interview for a position that would offer him the opportunity to work his magic with another quarterback on the Manning level. According to Tom Silverstein, the Packers will interview Gase for their open head coaching position in the coming days, making Green Bay the third team to speak to him about such a vacancy.

The playcalling ability and offensive creativity that Gase possesses is not in question. However, his leadership style seemed to rub plenty of Miami players the wrong way. Several current and former Dolphins posted celebratory Tweets following Gase’s firing, while offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James spoke out about a lack of identity on offense. However, the team’s top quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, missed the entire 2017 season and about half of 2018.

While Gase has no direct connections to the Packers, he is from the Midwest originally, growing up in Ypsilanti, Michigan and attending Michigan State University.

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reports that Gase’s interview is expected to take place on Sunday, January 6th.