Adam Gase doesn’t see cornerback depth as a concern

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The Jets weren’t particularly deep at cornerback when the entire group was healthy and a couple of injuries have left them thin enough that safety Jamal Adams is volunteering his services.

Trumaine Johnson is week-to-week with a hamstring injury and undrafted rookie Kyron Brown went down with the same injury on Monday after working his way into the first team. That left the Jets with Darryl Roberts, Arthur Maulet and Brian Poole as their top three corners and that’s led some to call for a trade to upgrade the talent on hand.

Head coach Adam Gase made it clear he isn’t banging that drum when he was asked at his Monday press conference if he was concerned about the team’s cornerback depth.

“I guess I don’t look at it like that,” Gase said. “I look at it as Trumaine is down right now, this is a great opportunity for a lot of guys. Like somebody has a chance to step up and make a name for themselves. Somebody has a chance to get in with that first defense, go against our wide receivers, go against our offense and Sam [Darnold] and those guys and see if a guy can play at that high level. I mean it’s a great opportunity.”

Gase was asked if going into the season without any changes would force defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to make adjustments to his defense and said Williams loves “to be able scheme things up,” but his chances of doing that successfully would look a lot better with a little more to work with at cornerback.

17 responses to “Adam Gase doesn’t see cornerback depth as a concern

  1. This is him avoiding throwing his players under the bus, good move.

    He sounded pretty concerned when Trumaine went down but the Colts, Eagles, Ravens, and Saints have log jams at CB so the Jets must keep their waiver priority. Douglas will surely be building the Jets DB’s and OL next offseason it’s what he did in Philly.

  2. Translation: Emergency, Hey, Joe Douglas, can you scrounge up a so-so CB so we can avoid putting out a scrub backup?

  3. Wow. This guy just doesn’t get it. You can never have enough CBs in this league. And secondary continuity is vital if you plan on having a good D. The Jets D sucks, so I guess they don’t know what a good D looks like.

  4. ryann252013 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 8:08 am
    This is him avoiding throwing his players under the bus, good move.

    He sounded pretty concerned when Trumaine went down but the Colts, Eagles, Ravens, and Saints have log jams at CB so the Jets must keep their waiver priority. Douglas will surely be building the Jets DB’s and OL next offseason it’s what he did in Philly.

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    LOL

    Buying up older FAs and plugging them into a pretty good team is nothing special. You people are ridiculous with your instant crowning of anything that comes into a JEts uni. Stumbling into a SB win is nothing special. It happens. It doesn’t mean Douglas has a track record. He was college scout a few years ago for crying out loud. He has no track record as a GM yet.

  5. When are the first roster cuts? Always some talent in that group. As far as a trade, the price goes up when you are desperate. I think the GM is playing it smart and the coach is saying the right things.

  6. @TyLawsPick6

    Do you understand that anybody we pick up off waivers or in a trade is better than having Arthur Maulet/Santos Ramirez slide in there? Besides, teams either have an average unit that works together well or they have one elite CB. I would think you would know that with Gilmore and the rest of the stand in’s supported by good coaching and a corner they can play off of like you have. Won’t even acknowledge the comments on Douglas because you’re basically saying Ozzie Newsome had no clue what he was doing.

  7. intrafinesse says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:01 am
    Translation: Emergency, Hey, Joe Douglas, can you scrounge up a so-so CB so we can avoid putting out a scrub backup?

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    When you have an overrated in the box Safety who just blasts into the backfield like an OLB on every down to try to collect sacks asking to play CB for you when he can’t cover, you know you have issues.

  8. ryann252013 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:36 am
    @TyLawsPick6

    Do you understand that anybody we pick up off waivers or in a trade is better than having Arthur Maulet/Santos Ramirez slide in there? Besides, teams either have an average unit that works together well or they have one elite CB. I would think you would know that with Gilmore and the rest of the stand in’s supported by good coaching and a corner they can play off of like you have. Won’t even acknowledge the comments on Douglas because you’re basically saying Ozzie Newsome had no clue what he was doing.

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    When you have Ray lewis and Ed Reed and still have middling .500 seasons or worse, Ozzie Newsome may have been good, but as you can see his relinquished duties/firing, means in recent years had NO IDEA what he was doing other than knowing Lewis and Reed made it easy on him for defense. He didn’t even draft Lewis either. That was George Kokinos on the recommendation of BB.

    So, Newsome did a nice job, but he is wildly overrated like Ted Thompson was. Both remain out of a GM role today.

    Yes, I do understand it’s about talent and coaching, but it’s also about drafting and developing. Outside of Maye who is always hurt, show us which CB the Jets have drafted and developed well since Revis in 2007?

    Again, buying up a solution when you need more pieces, is not a solution. One SB is great, but continuity gives you a crack at more.

  9. @TYLAW: you realize probably the most important hob is scouting/head of pkayer personnel right? BB runs that in NE, but my money is on someone else crunches the salary cap numbers up there. Remove BB from defact GM/Head of PP and you would see a different team. Dougls was scout then head of PP in Chicago and Philly even though titles didnt always support it.

  10. @tylawspick6

    This is about Joe Douglas correct? the guy who recommended that the Ravens draft Joe Flacco out of Delaware? No matter what you think about Flacco’s overall career he’s the reason why they won that SB, if you actually paid attention Ed Reed and Ray Lewis were hobbled by injuries and pushing 40 years old. Newsome built a good offense and special teams on that run. Ozzie retired and if you think a team wouldn’t hire him as a GM immediately if he ever came out of retirement you’re more delusional than I thought.

    Also, Maye isn’t always hurt he played 15 games straight in his rookie year and had a set back with his shoulder surgery halfway through the 2018 season. I shouldn’t expect you to know football when you think Adams plays primarily in the box when his positional splits are out there readily available to everybody.

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Wow. This guy just doesn’t get it. You can never have enough CBs in this league. And secondary continuity is vital if you plan on having a good D. The Jets D sucks, so I guess they don’t know what a good D looks like
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    Maybe Gase could steal a page out of Belichicks playbook and play a tight end at corner. That’s what Belichick did last time he played Gase who was playing with their backup qb. Who won that game anyway?

  12. mountie97 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:58 am
    @TYLAW: you realize probably the most important hob is scouting/head of pkayer personnel right? BB runs that in NE, but my money is on someone else crunches the salary cap numbers up there. Remove BB from defact GM/Head of PP and you would see a different team. Dougls was scout then head of PP in Chicago and Philly even though titles didnt always support it.

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    Correct. Caserio runs the numbers/does the financials but only after BB takes the contract he negotiates to Kraft to sign.

    I am not sure what your point is here. JOe Douglas has no resume as a GM. He’s only been on the job in NY a short time and has a lot to clean up.

  13. vaphinfan says:
    August 13, 2019 at 11:25 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Wow. This guy just doesn’t get it. You can never have enough CBs in this league. And secondary continuity is vital if you plan on having a good D. The Jets D sucks, so I guess they don’t know what a good D looks like
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    Maybe Gase could steal a page out of Belichicks playbook and play a tight end at corner. That’s what Belichick did last time he played Gase who was playing with their backup qb. Who won that game anyway?

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    My goodness. Who won the SB again? LOL!

    Your team has not sniffed one since 1984!

    Go get your Xmas list ready for Santy Claus, little guy.

  14. ryann252013 says:
    August 13, 2019 at 10:15 am
    @tylawspick6

    This is about Joe Douglas correct? the guy who recommended that the Ravens draft Joe Flacco out of Delaware? No matter what you think about Flacco’s overall career he’s the reason why they won that SB, if you actually paid attention Ed Reed and Ray Lewis were hobbled by injuries and pushing 40 years old. Newsome built a good offense and special teams on that run. Ozzie retired and if you think a team wouldn’t hire him as a GM immediately if he ever came out of retirement you’re more delusional than I thought.

    Also, Maye isn’t always hurt he played 15 games straight in his rookie year and had a set back with his shoulder surgery halfway through the 2018 season. I shouldn’t expect you to know football when you think Adams plays primarily in the box when his positional splits are out there readily available to everybody.

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    Umm, Admas sucks in coverage. I’ve seen it. He stinks. He’s a downhill SS/LB hybrid that you tpook in the top 15.

    That said, he’s probably the most gifted Safety your franchise has ever had, so I can see why you homers are overrating him.

    My point is, in a passing league, I would be pissed if BB took a SS in the box in the top 15, watching him get dusted and abused in the seam all the time.

    He’s a one dimensional Safety who runs his mouth with an enormous ego. Classic Jet.

    As for Joe Douglas, I have no idea why anyone would brag about drafting jump ball Joe especially when Ozzie never drafted a good WR outside of Torrey Smith. NAme another. You can’t. The Ravens were built on the backs of Lewis, Reed and Suggs, and Ozzie was fired because of his awful drafts (minus 2013) starting when BB jumped over him for Gronk in 2010 and Sergio Kindle fell down the stairs.

    LMAO

    You people are so into reading your press clippings with little to zero accomplishments.

  15. @TYLAW: you argue against yourself with Douglas. His player personnel experience in Chi and Philly gives him a leg up turning that team around. Now that being said, Jets would be smart if they hired a cap guy and just let Douglas use GM role for player personnel.

  16. Tylawpick6. You as a patriot fan should know better than anybody about poor drafting and buying players. Yeh there are more misses in the draft than hits but if you’re going to say things that consist of when was the last time the jets drafted a corner besides revis you have to be prepared to answer the same questions for your own team.

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