Report: Adam Gase’s job not hanging in balance Thursday night

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It has not been a good start to the season for the Jets as they’ve lost three games by increasingly lopsided margins and that has led to speculation about head coach Adam Gase’s future.

That speculation picked up this week because the Jets are playing on Thursday night and the extended break before Week Five is seen as an opportunity to transition to an interim coach like defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The Jets denied a report that they’ve been in contact with agents for other coaches and a report on Thursday morning suggests a loss to the Broncos won’t lead to a coaching change.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Gase’s job doesn’t hang in the balance. He cites people informed of the team’s thoughts as saying that a firing would be counterproductive to the team as a whole and to quarterback Sam Darnold in particular.

Those who have watched the first three Jets games might wonder how things could get more counterproductive, but the Jets did finish last season 6-2 after a 1-7 start. While that has amounted to nothing positive on the field this season, it appears it might be enough to keep Gase employed at least a little while longer.

30 responses to “Report: Adam Gase’s job not hanging in balance Thursday night

  1. Let’s not act like the Jets give one crap about avoiding what’s “counterproductive” to the team and to Sam Darnold.

  2. If they keep offering up Thursday night match-ups like they have been, it should be the NFL scheduler’s job that is in jeopardy.

  3. Adam Gase is now 30-38 as a head coach.
    Today was his 30th double-digit loss…and 25th loss by at least two touchdowns.
    Adam Gase has as many double-digit losses as total wins.

  4. If they get blown out by the Broncos with the 6th string back up QB then there is no way Gase OR Williams keeps their job.

  5. They used the third pick of the draft on Darnold who has steadily regressed under Gase. Keep Gase around too long and all the investment in Darnold also goes to waste. As some point they need to see if Darnold’s problems are being caused by the lousy coach.

  6. swampthaaang says:
    October 1, 2020 at 7:37 am
    The Johnsons should sell the team. The Jets suffer from completely inept ownership.

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    Absolutely. I’m a Browns fan and we suffer from the same thing. Bad ownership is something that drags teams down into constant chaos. The NFL shouldn’t allow incompetent owners to keep teams. Browns, Jets, Detroit, Miami…

    These are teams that prove – over and over – that firing your head coach every 1-3 years is a recipe for, at BEST, mediocrity. But most likely these teams struggle to get out of the basement, except in years when other teams in their respective divisions are struggling.

    It is impossible to build a winning team on a foundation of constant leadership change and organizational chaos.

    Bad ownership is bad for the NFL. It hurts the product. Get bad owners out of the picture. Having enough money to purchase an NFL team (or inheriting one) isn’t proof of intelligence, competence or common sense.

  7. Firing Gase would be counterproductive to the team and Sam Darnold? The team is 0-3 and been blowout in each of those games. Darnold just tossed three interceptions, of which, two were returned for touchdowns. Tell me again what productivity there is with the team. The Jets would be no worse off if a cardboard replica of Gase was on the sidelines as the coach.

  8. Sorry, Jets fans.

    When a head coach is fired mid-year, the team usually plays hard the next week and often wins. That might be the Jets’ best chance for a win this season.

  9. If the Jets don’t win tonight, they might not win one all season. Their schedule is brutal going up against the NFC West this year.

  10. vegasvic says:
    October 1, 2020 at 9:25 am
    “The quarterback whisperer” remember that? Has done nothing since Payton.
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    Most likely because he never did anything for Payton. He was a sham in Miami and even worse in NY.

  11. Why does the nfl give awful teams a primetime game like this?

    They wonder why their overall ratings are down compared to the pre Goodell Era?

    Rozelle and Tagliabue never gifted bad teams primetime spots. Who would even watch this game tonight?

  12. Darnold is not a great QB by any stretch but he deserves a better coaching staff than this guy at least for an year or two. Right now Sam Darnold is TBD or a bust

  13. “Adam Gase is now 30-38 as a head coach.
    Today was his 30th double-digit loss…and 25th loss by at least two touchdowns.
    Adam Gase has as many double-digit losses as total wins.”
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    That says a whole lot right there. He doesn’t coach his guys up to hang around with better teams but instead if they lose they usually getting blown out. That says he doesn’t make good in-game adjustments so if you get ahead of him you stay ahead and just keep pulling away and/or his guys habitually quit on him.

  14. If Gase’s job doesn’t depend on tonight’s outcome, then the only way that makes sense is if the owners have already decided that his firing is a foregone conclusion. I have a better chance of winning the lottery than Gase does of winning 8 games with the Jets.

  15. After watching the Cincy/Philly overtime, I’ve had my fill of terrible football for a while. Hope the Jets get smoked by the practice squad QB though. Obvious the team doesn’t play hard for Gase. It’s time.

  16. Absolutely. I’m a Browns fan and we suffer from the same thing. Bad ownership is something that drags teams down into constant chaos. The NFL shouldn’t allow incompetent owners to keep teams. Browns, Jets, Detroit, Miami…

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    You left out the worst…Washington!

  17. MortimerInMiami says:
    October 1, 2020 at 8:13 am
    Adam Gase is now 30-38 as a head coach.
    Today was his 30th double-digit loss…and 25th loss by at least two touchdowns.
    Adam Gase has as many double-digit losses as total wins.

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    That’s Tom Flores mediocrity

  18. But he looks official just standing there looking at his clipboard. Have you ever seen this guy address his team (offense or defense) in game? He just doesn’t have ‘it’. He’s the guy would wants the players respect because he’s the coach, not because he coaches.

  19. Gase is terrible, yes. But so is Sam Darnold, you can’t blame the coach for terrible INT’s that go for 6 on multiple occasions.

    Darnold was a turnover machine in college and hacked righ back up in the prod

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