Jamal Adams: Adam Gase isn’t right leader for Jets

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Safety Jamal Adams wants a trade away from the Jets and he’s airing some of his grievances with the club ahead of training camp.

Adams is eligible for a contract extension and the Jets have talked about their desire to keep him, but the safety told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that the team never made an offer to him this offseason. He said he would have respected the team’s approach more if they said “we’re not going to look to pay you this year, we want to keep adding players.”

Whatever the case on the contract front, respect for head coach Adam Gase may be a bit more difficult to come by for Adams. He said that he hasn’t spoken to Gase since the end of the season and that there wasn’t much of a relationship during the season.

“I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land,” Adams said. “As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building. At the end of the day, he doesn’t address the team. If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. If we’re playing s—-y and we’re losing, he doesn’t address the entire team as a group at halftime. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.”

Adams told Mehta that he will be “showing up for my teammates” when training camp opens next week, but wants to be “with an organization that wants to win and do things the right way.” There’s little sign that he feels the Jets will fulfill the second half of that desire.

90 responses to “Jamal Adams: Adam Gase isn’t right leader for Jets

  1. If it wasn’t for Manning going to Denver Gase would never have been a head coach. Manning made Gase’s career

  2. Wow I don’t know how you could disrespect your coach any more than what Adams said. This guy seems to be a ticking time bomb. Buyer beware…

  3. Jets do not give in to his demands now. It’s obvious he’s trying to force a trade so don’t appease him. Instead suspend him indefinitely without pay for conduct detrimental to the team. Let him sit with no $ coming in. If the Jets trade him now they will set the precedent that if you want out then take the course Adams is taking.

  4. I honestly can’t stand some 23yr old KID whose brain isn’t even fully developed yet talking about how a grown man should be doing his job, tries to get him fired, through the media no less and…ANNND in the same breath talking about leadership. Irony is fun.

  5. He was a pretty good leader and play caller when he had a healthy Ryan Tannehill.

    The problem is the Jets roster and the fact that a Safety is their best player.

    Their other problem is Sam Darnold.

  6. “with an organization that wants to win and do things the right way.”

    Maybe he should take a look in the mirror. Organizations that want to win and do things the right way don’t want a player that is only focused on himself

  7. what’s up everyone? I don’t like his attitude either, but everyone here totally hates gase and always says what a horrible coach he is, so why is it so awful when Adams says it? Yeah, I get he is not your coach, but still, show some consistency, if you hate Gase, don’t suddenly defend him as if he is Lombardi or Halas

  8. Well, Jamal Adams made a lot of good points.
    Vast majority of the country doesn’t believe in Adam Gase so it should not come as a shock.
    The shocking part is that he aired it publicly.
    Shoot, I was kinda hoping Gase would last the entire season

  9. Don’t think other teams aren’t watching what this guy says and does. It’s probably next to impossible to trade this guy now and any deal he gets from a team after he leaves the Jets will be influenced by his behavior through the media. After watching AB self-destruct last year teams are probably going to be leery of giving Adams a big contract only to have him feel more empowered to whine to the media. I’m not sure a safety is worth that much trouble.

  10. Gase is a complete dope.. Adams will find himself suspended if he keeps making those comments though. Dirty laundry should be staying in house. And other teams will not take a risk and pay you big money if all you are going to do is turn on the coach and team when you want more money again..
    Buyers beware on this guy.

  11. As much as Adams is a fruitcake, he’s not wrong about Gase. Gase is another arrogant “I’m smarter than the coach across the field” kind of guy. And I have little respect for a HC who doesnt bother to build relationships with his 53 or address his players at halftime.

  12. Adams should just tie a rope around that SB III trophy and drag it around the parking lot.

  13. This type of talk about your current coach isnt going to endear him to other GM’s. He isnt only undermining his coach, he is actually hurting himself too. His agent needs to get a handle on him.

  14. Forget the coach. Who is the leader of this team? Someone needs to tell this kid to finally shut up.

  15. The same guy who gave Jay Cutler $10M to come off his couch isn’t a good communicator or relationship builder….

  16. Well GUY , You’re not even a superior athlete or you would be in the Olympics … oh wait your good at running into people at full speed huh must make you special. …

  17. He’s not wrong about Gase. Why the Jets hired him is in fathomable. That said, kind of hypocritical to talk about “doing things the right way” and then you go crying to a reporter. Kid is costing himself a lot of $ as he shows his prospective next team his lack of character and immaturity.

  18. ksiner46 says: “If it wasn’t for Manning going to Denver Gase would never have been a head coach. Manning made Gase’s career”
    ———————–

    Gase might be a bad head coach, bur Manning had his record breaking years (5,400 yds, 55 TDs) with Gase as the OC. He didn’t do that with Indy even with two great receivers in Harrison and Wayne.

    Gase took a great HOF QB and made him even better. That’s mighty hard to do.

  19. The approach Jamal Adams is taking is not my favorite way to go about business, but at the same time he is correct about Adam Gase.

    This is Head Coaching Job #2 for Gase, and once again he is clashing with players. Gase at the podium to answer questions is always a disaster. It’s like he can’t wait to get out of there so he doesn’t have to answer for anything. For a so-called offensive “genius”, his teams have ranked in the bottom quarter of the league in yards and points each of the last three seasons.

    I side with the player who was considered by many to be the safest pick and most pro-ready in his draft class over the guy who rode Peyton Manning’s coattails and does not know how to lead grown men.

  20. Now if I’m an owner or GM of a team is his talent worth more than a headache? Let’s say the Jets cut Head Coach Adams for conduct detrimental to the team and no one signs him because of his attitude, are we going to go the I’m being black balled because I’m black and deny that your words and action mean nothing? Suspend him if possible owners should start standing up to these rich won nothing head coaches who are nothing but cry babies.

  21. Translation-“Hey teams out there that might want to trade for me, I can be doing this for your organization. I am true leader of my own social media. Forget about the team. There might not be an “I” in team but there are two of them in SocIal MedIa and that is where I rain supreme, because it is all about me”

  22. Welp! That was the last nail in the coffin for Adams. He also just hurt his trade value big time. The Jets have no choice but to move him after publicly bashing the head coach. Adams is a good player, but a major headache and a perceived locker room cancer who does not know how to keep his mouth shut.
    Dallas will probably send a 2nd rounder for him. I just don’t see any team give up more knowing the Jests have 0 leverage at this point.

  23. He seems to know how to get things done on and off the field.

    Good luck fining him for speaking about what he thinks is best for the team. They could fire him because his views don’t match theirs but no court in the world would let them fine him for expressing his views on what is best for the team.

    But he may have limited his market appeal in the NFL, you never know.

  24. What is that line, inmates running the asylum?

    The nfl is a joke, along with all the other sports leagues. There is no leader in the coach anymore, just head babysitter.

    And yes, I know the majority of players respect head coaches and other team members but the ones that don’t are never told to shut up and do your job. Well, except New England.

  25. now Gase is no prize, Adams is right, just wrong how he is expressing his opinion, also for those saying “buyer beware” if he gets to Dallas, hes not pulling this over there

  26. Typical spoiled brat of today. Calling out coach is the worst idea. And he probably thinks he is right. If Gase has a spine and not a jellybean, he will suspend him

  27. Another top 10 Jets BUST.

    They just can’t draft a mature, smart person. They continue to get duped over and over and over.

    Wasn’t even on NE’s draft board per Kevin Faulk’s warnings.

  28. he wants to play for Jerry. but seems Jerry not that interested. the other 30 GM you would think want no part of him . painted himself into the corner ???

  29. Definitely not cool, mature or professional to so explicitly call out your head coach. But this is the Jersey Jets we’re talking about.

  30. iowanderingwonderer says:
    July 24, 2020 at 9:39 am
    Good luck fining him for speaking about what he thinks is best for the team. They could fire him because his views don’t match theirs but no court in the world would let them fine him for expressing his views on what is best for the team.

    **********************************************

    Of course, the courts have no say in NFL fines. They could easily fine him for conduct detrimental to the team. And, no, the first amendment doesn’t apply here.

  31. I’m a Washington fan who thought the team would get a first rounder for Trent Williams. Then it went on and on, Williams did more and more to hurt his trade value, the team didn’t help matters at all either, and finally, mercifully there went a seven-consecutive Pro Bowl LT for a fifth rounder and a future third. Any Jets fans feel like they may be watching a similar story?

  32. Gase goes way beyond the normal “not-so-great” coach. He’s a total passive-agressive type who’ll never discipline anybody still on his team but will unload on the guy after he is gone. Many cases of that with the Dolphins but Jay Ajayi was the best example. Gase gave Ajayi over 90% of the team’s carries and never said a negative word about him until they shipped him off to the Eagles at which point Gase dropped a ton of stories about how he was a huge problem child who constantly skipped meetings, etc. If all that was going down how come Gase never disciplined him? And how can he expect to keep players in line when that’s how he runs things?

  33. Gase isn’t a good head coach. I know in Miami, he was criticized for deflecting blame for poor coaching by throwing his players and coaches under the bus during press conferences. He’s not a players coach and when your players feel like you don’t have their back, they will revolt either publicly or showing little or lack of effort on the field. Brian Flores is the opposite. You saw how a bunch of backups and players off the street played for him down the stretch last season.

  34. DIEHARD Patriots fan but SHUT UP JAMAL! What a clown! Gase may not be a great coach, but if the Jets have common sense, they will make this kid sit on his current contract. I love 23 year olds trying to force a trade. Want to make the big bucks?! Play your butt off, then in free agency, go out and get what you want. IF the jets contact your agent for negotiations, you can simply say you want to wait, and the walk.

  35. seen every jet game the past 20 years (i know right?) there are many games where you forget this dude is even on the field. wholly overrated. shoulda traded him last season now he’s gonna shoot his way out. joke.

  36. This might be the best bridge burning I’ve ever seen.

    Doesn’t mean he isn’t wrong though… Gase is a terrible coach.

  37. He’s using the Duane Brown/Jalen Ramsey technique to get traded off a team he doesn’t want to play for.
    Worked for them will work for him. Eventually the front office will realize it’s better to get a good trade while they can instead of trying to keep a player who doesn’t want to be there.

  38. He said he would have respected the team’s approach more if they said “we’re not going to look to pay you this year, we want to keep adding players.”
    ——————————————————————–

    This is a lie because he equates money with respect. While I agree with him on Gase, him complaining about their leader is him not being the leader he claims to be. If he’s pissed off about a lack of contract extension he should go complain to his own NFLPA, because they agreed to the CBA. Jets don’t have to do a thing except not pay him because of his behavior.

  39. The last time I publicly said my boss should be fired, I was fired the same day. How about that? I learned that if I have a beef with my boss, I should take it up privately with him/her first and with management through the appropriate channels if need be. My professional life improved thereafter.

  40. “As a leader” I’m going to complain about the entire organization… Cause clearly everyone thinks I’m a leader.

  41. Funny how all of you Jets fans are downing Jamal when you should wonder why Gase was hired in the first place. He killed the Dolphins now he is killing the Jets. The man is a nutcase and crap coach. I would rather have Jamal than Gase.

  42. To answer another post ..

    Yes Gase is terrible. No one is saying he’s great . What we are saying is Adams did this in a completely childish and immature way and for selfish reasons.

    He’s not a team player and never will be.

  43. i also like to take shots at my boss thru the press. facepalm

    good luck w/ your playing time this year, jamal.

  44. Why does this all have to be public? It doesn’t make ANYONE look good and it doesn’t increase your value to other teams. You are not shining any new light on Gase as a coach.

  45. Wow great comments … really insightful..just because a 23 year old can run fast and knock down people doesn’t mean you are superior in every respect Adam Gase is a lousy coach ..woody Johnson is probably a lousy person but Jamal ‘s opinion of them is of little value to me

  46. If what this guy is saying is true, then Gase is definitely not deserving of the position he holds.

    However, you cannot say this publicly before the start of a season. Or ever while the guy is still your coach.

    Then the fact that he is doing this to force the team to trade him? That is totally selfish.

    We shall see how the coach responds. Maybe he will show Adams just how in control he is.

    He better.

  47. Regardless of Gase being good or bad, adams is too much of a punk to confront the man personally so he does the usual gutless keyboard warrior approach. It’s time teams and the league banished these mouthpieces for conduct detrimental to the team, and the league. Without having a skill playing ball he’d just be another face in the drive thru window at Carl’s Jr.

    And even if you’re an adams fan how can you condone this type of behaviour? If you get called out at your job do you go online and rant or go solve the problem face to face?

  48. I am not a fan of players speaking out against coaches in most all cases but he is playing this pretty well imo. You ask for a trade and don’t get one, then you take it up a notch. This will surely get that to happen. Can you blame Adams honestly for wanting a trade. Gase is a HORRIBLE coach, and as talented player you have your $ you want to win. He’s no Einstein, but i’m sure he’s smart to see he’ll never win much w Gase as his coach.

  49. I am not a fan of players speaking out against coaches in most all cases but he is playing this pretty well imo. You ask for a trade and don’t get one, then you take it up a notch. This will surely get that done. Can you blame Adams honestly for wanting a trade. Gase is a HORRIBLE coach, and as talented player, if you have your && you want to win. He’s no Einstein, but i’m sure he’s smart to see he’ll never win much w Gase as his coach.

  50. This says one thing and one thing only:

    “Dear prospective employers: I am willing to publicly throw your head coach under the bus and air internal communication issues in public forums.”

  51. Jamal Adams wants out and is trying to become a cancer.

    But can’t a team suspend a player for comments like this, for conduct detrimental?

    Also, if a player can get a trade by acting up, then all players should always do that, and voila, no more 4 year rookie deals, it becomes 3 years.

    There has to be a way to suspend players like this.

  52. “Of course, the courts have no say in NFL fines. They could easily fine him for conduct detrimental to the team. And, no, the first amendment doesn’t apply here.”

    The fine or punishment has to comply with the NFLPA Contract. The NFLPA has taken it to Court a couple of times and sometimes won.

  53. How about this immature child lives up to his obligations and demonstrates some character and integrity. Try earning some respect from people instead of earning disdain. his teammates now and in the future should take note he can not be truated and will never have your back.

    Fine him and keep fining him every time he opens his mouth and make him play for them for another two years on his current deal unless someone wants to give and 1st AND 2nd round pick for him.

  54. It seems pretty incredible people are condoning this behavior and rationalizing it because they hate the Jets and or Gase. Where is the character and integrity people?

  55. Jamal Adams compared himself to Aaron Donald.

    Adams is a very good player, but Aaron Donald is in a league of his own. And when he wanted a new deal, he held out and did not say anything negative about the team or his coaches. He just let his agent handle it, no complaining to the media.

    Jamal has spoken non stop. There has to come a point when talking so much just hurts your positon–the Jets will have a much harder time trying to trade him now as teams will want to low-ball them. Going after his head coach makes it so much worse.

    I can’t believe his agent is letting him talk so much.
    I know NFL players have a limited time frame to make their money, and careers can end in one bad play on the field…but there has to be a better way to get paid or get a trade. All he has done is probably earned himself a suspension or will hold out, and no team will touch him if they think they get can him for peanuts from the Jets. The Jets can’t really do anything unless they get an offer like Jaguars got for Ramsey–two number one picks and something else. But Ramsey is a very good shut down corner back, a really good safety just isn’t as valuable.

  56. If I was one of the owners I would purpose to have it in future contracts if any player pulled such a stunt their contract is voided and they owed every dime back to the organization. Then come to an agreement at the owners meetings that no other team can sign them. That would stop all this silly junk going on. Nobody made you sign that rookie contract, man up and honor what you agreed to. Heck rookie’s make more than most of the Americans on just their rookie deal.

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