Sam Darnold “super pumped” about Adam Gase’s arrival

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The Jets have settled on Adam Gase as their new head coach and one of Gase’s top priorities is going to be the development of quarterback Sam Darnold heading into his second season.

Gase will not have to worry about Darnold being unenthused about the prospect of working together. Darnold told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he is “super pumped” about the team’s decision to hire Gase.

“Coach Gase has done amazing things not with just quarterbacks, but offenses in general,” Darnold said. “I think we can take this a long way. There’s a lot to be excited about. There’s a lot of points that are going to be scored. It’s about meshing together as a team and seeing Coach Gase being able to see some of the weapons that we have and how he can use them. For me, it’s just about delivering the ball on time and with accuracy.”

Darnold said he’s spoken to Gase a couple of times and there will be plenty of other communication between the two men as their careers are now tied at the hip.

25 responses to “Sam Darnold “super pumped” about Adam Gase’s arrival

  1. “Coach Gase has done amazing things not with just quarterbacks, but offenses in general,”

    Uh, I don’t think so… what was Gase’s win-loss record in his last job?

  2. “Coach Gase has done amazing things not with just quarterbacks, but offenses in general,”

    Oh yes Sam, he sure has done some amazing things, including finishing near the bottom of the NFL in total offense without a QB named Manning running the offense year after year. Since he’s going to the Jets, Dolphin fans agree this was a GREAT hire.

  3. What has he done? I don’t get how this guy parlayed near constant 7-9 or worse finishes into a gig right after getting fired. Seriously, who is looking at Ryan Tannenhill and thinking “I hope I find a coach that can turn my young QB into THAT!”?

  4. Well us Jets fans are not, kid. He better have you taking big steps forward next year, you showed the ability but now it’s time for you to expand your potential and it’s all on Gase. He very well could of been a product of an injury prone T-Hill, the stable of QB’s in Miami, and Mike Tannenbaum, but, this is underwhelming and he better have you in the playoffs this year or the Johnson’s will feel it in their wallet.

  5. I’m sure Adam Gase is just as pumped to now be working with a quarterback who is NOT a second string player anointed to start for a NFL team by his college coach as Ryan Tannehill was. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross must be lamenting for firing Gase and making him available for the NY Jets to hire in the same NFL division.

  6. I would be pissed that my 21 year old QB from USC taken in the top 5 like this, is choosing my team’s head coach.

    My goodness are the Jets poorly run.

  7. There were no perfect candidates this off season. I didn’t want McCarthy at first because he just seems so not dynamic. Then I read about how he worked with Rodgers early on, and I kind of begrudgingly accepted that he would be it. TBH I was hoping for someone with Caldwell’s resume that is not Caldwell. That guy wasn’t out there. Maybe Arians, but I don’t know if his heart would be in it and he didn’t even want NY anyway. I was expecting McCarthy, but not looking forward to him. McCarthy is solid but no HOFer. Word is Jets front office thought his ideas were a bit antiquated. I can only hope for the best here. I didn’t watch the fins like that, but I don’t remember questioning their play calling or usage of timeouts like I did Bowles, Rivera, Rex, Kubiak or others who have really stood out over the years. I just hope Gase can help Darnold achieve the greatness he is capable of. I don’t hate it, and Darnold plus the 90 mill make me as positive as I can be as a Jets fan.

  8. Kitna lead the Lions to 346 points when Gase became Offensive Coordinator in Detroit, with a 63% completion percentage and almost eight yards per completion, he never had a better season in his entire career. In San Fran, Shaun Hill had the highest passer rating of his entire career under Gase at Offensive Coordinator. After San Fran, in Denver (before Peyton Mannings arrival), Brandon Marshall had one of his best seasons at wideout, and the following year Brandon Lloyd lead the league in receiving. Obviously everybody is familiar with Peyton’s first year in Denver after that; 606 points, an NFL record, and perhaps the best season of Manning’s career. After Manning left and Gase went to Chicago, Cutler posted a 92.3 passer rating and literally had the best season of his career. Then obviously in Miami things were up and down, but you’re also looking at a crazy QB carousel of Tannehill, , Matt Moore, etc. I’m willing to give him a shot with Darnold, just wish it would’ve been as Offensive Coordinator.

  9. tylawspick6 says:
    January 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    I would be pissed that my 21 year old QB from USC taken in the top 5 like this, is choosing my team’s head coach.
    My goodness are the Jets poorly run.
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    Putting input in his liking with the Gase hire is one thing…

    Its not like hes budding up with ownership and demanding personnel decisions threathning retirement while blocking moves his HC is trying to complete…

    Now if a QB in the NFL was doing that Id say that’s a problem…oh wait 😉

  10. promickey says:

    January 10, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I’m sure Adam Gase is just as pumped to now be working with a quarterback who is NOT a second string player anointed to start for a NFL team by his college coach as Ryan Tannehill was. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross must be lamenting for firing Gase and making him available for the NY Jets to hire in the same NFL division.

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    Adam Gase is the one who said they could win with RT17 and then wanted Jay Cutler when he got hurt. Gase was routinely ill-prepared and out coached in every meaningful game, never winning a big road game in 3 years and scraping by with some miraculous narrow home victories his first year in Miami, largely due to two players he ran out of there – Ajayi and Landry. He routinely outsmarts himself with play calls that are situationally baffling to everyone but him even though they don’t work. He’s the smartest guy in the room, just ask him.

  11. robkeezy says:

    January 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Kitna lead the Lions to 346 points when Gase became Offensive Coordinator in Detroit, with a 63% completion percentage and almost eight yards per completion, he never had a better season in his entire career. In San Fran, Shaun Hill had the highest passer rating of his entire career under Gase at Offensive Coordinator. After San Fran, in Denver (before Peyton Mannings arrival), Brandon Marshall had one of his best seasons at wideout, and the following year Brandon Lloyd lead the league in receiving. Obviously everybody is familiar with Peyton’s first year in Denver after that; 606 points, an NFL record, and perhaps the best season of Manning’s career. After Manning left and Gase went to Chicago, Cutler posted a 92.3 passer rating and literally had the best season of his career. Then obviously in Miami things were up and down, but you’re also looking at a crazy QB carousel of Tannehill, , Matt Moore, etc. I’m willing to give him a shot with Darnold, just wish it would’ve been as Offensive Coordinator.
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    Uh, let’s break this down. 346 points is not even 22 a game and Jon Kitna was awful that year, throwing more INTs than TDs and with an abysmal QB rating, behind stalwarts like David Garrard and David Carr. What are you talking about that this was a good year for him? Yeah, great example of Gase’s coaching ability.

    In San Fran, Shawn Hill…what? He started 8 games that year and didn’t do anything appreciably different from other years following in his career.

    Cutler’s alleged best year of his career with a 92.3 passer rating? Wow, marginally better than other years on the passer rating if that’s how you rate “best season.” Way fewer TDs than in other years and not his best yardage passing year either. And how did Jay do in Miami last year with the now even more experienced coach?

    Look, if you want to make up history of success stories for this guy, be my guest but the facts do not support any indication that he’s a good offensive coach. And please, I think we know why he was successful with Peyton Manning…

  12. Look, if you want to make up history of success stories for this guy, be my guest but the facts do not support any indication that he’s a good offensive coach. And please, I think we know why he was successful with Peyton Manning…

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    John Kitna (2007)

    4068 Yards Passing (the only year he had more was 2006, however he had 30 more passes)
    63.3% Completion %
    18TD / 20INT (yes, that’s a lot of INTs, but he’s had multiple years with more)
    3 Game Winning Drives
    All while being sacked one of the highest amounts in the league at 51 times.

    Shaun Hill (Yes, he started eight games after JT O’Sullivan’s abysmal start)

    2000+ Yards Passing in only eight starts at a time when the league was not accustomed to high powered 5,000 yard passers
    63% Completion Percentage (second highest of his career with more than two starts)
    88 QBR (highest of his career in more than two starts in a season)

    On top of that, you cannot simply deny the fact that Peyton had a historic year with him at Offensive Coordinator, just because it’s Peyton Manning. He’s had worse years, and other HoF quarterbacks have as well with arguable better coordinators.

    Just because Cutler’s year was marginally better than all others does not discount the fact it was still his best year. Highest QBR by at least 3 poiunts, highest completion percentage, second lower Interception %, most yards per passing attempt. Not everything is measured in TDs.

  13. The key for him is the Jets have a true QB and 95 mil of cap space. He also sheds Burke so if he can’t make this campaign a success then he is a fraud. He stunk for Miami and he picked the Roster!

  14. andymannfl says:
    January 10, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    promickey says:

    January 10, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I’m sure Adam Gase is just as pumped to now be working with a quarterback who is NOT a second string player anointed to start for a NFL team by his college coach as Ryan Tannehill was. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross must be lamenting for firing Gase and making him available for the NY Jets to hire in the same NFL division.

    ———————————————————-

    Adam Gase is the one who said they could win with RT17 and then wanted Jay Cutler when he got hurt. Gase was routinely ill-prepared and out coached in every meaningful game, never winning a big road game in 3 years and scraping by with some miraculous narrow home victories his first year in Miami, largely due to two players he ran out of there – Ajayi and Landry. He routinely outsmarts himself with play calls that are situationally baffling to everyone but him even though they don’t work. He’s the smartest guy in the room, just ask him.
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    You seem to believe that Adam Gase is limited rather than Ryan Tannehill. If you watched Ryan play for 7 years you would realize the issues in making him a quarterback who could get the Dolphins into the playoffs. Matt Moore a back up QB did that when Ryan was out injured. Ryan was drafted 8th in his draft at the advise of his college coach Mike Sherman who became the Dolphins OC. The Dolphins have been all in on Ryan for years now. Tannehill is a great guy but is no more than a 2nd string NFL QB. He has been successful at getting people fired. Defenses do not respect Ryan because he can’t make all the NFL throws, he does not go through his progressions fast enough and although athletic he can’t move in the pocket the way an NFL quarterback has to. He is a 2nd string quarterback at best. The Dolphins now have an issue finding a Head Coach because the Dolphins do not have a starting QB. Pro Football Focus rated Ryan the worst starting QB in the NFL for 2018.

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