Adam Gase remains the Jets coach

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The best gig in sports media is the radio host, for a variety of reasons. One key reason is this: The radio host can become a reporter from time to time, without the accountability that goes along with it.

If the radio host who breaks news is right, the radio host gets to take a victory lap. If the radio host who breaks news is wrong, the radio host can say that the radio host was merely passing along what the radio host heard from an otherwise reliable source.

That’s currently relevant because a radio host broke the news this week that, if the Jets lose to the Broncos, New York coach Adam Gase will be fired. (Not could be or may be or would be or should be but will be.) The Jets lost to the Broncos, and Gase wasn’t fired.

But, hey, the radio host was merely passing along what the radio host heard from an otherwise reliable source.

The broader question is whether an in-season coaching change will happen for the Jets, eventually. Look at the schedule. The Jets will be the underdogs in every game they play until their Week 11 bye (Arizona, at Chargers, Bills, at Chiefs, Patriots, at Dolphins). If they lose the next six games and enter the bye at 0-10, what happens?

“I know we’re working to get this thing right,” Gase told reporters after the game when asked to explain what he’d say to fans who want him to be fired now. “I mean, I’m not happy about this. I mean, I know we can play way better than this. I know we can not beat ourselves and do the things we’re doing.”

Gase inherited a horrible roster, one that G.M. Mike Maccagnan was haphazardly building from the outside in, not the inside out. G.M. Joe Douglas has tried to change that in his relative short time on the job. It will take more time to make that happen.

That said, rebuilding doesn’t provide a blank check to be non-competitive. The Panthers are rebuilding, and they’ve played well every week. In the NFL, a rebuilding is more like a remodeling; you’ve got to be able to live in the house while the improvements are happening.

Currently, the Jets’ house is uninhabitable. At some point, that won’t be sustainable. Whether it’s at the bye week or at the end of the season, something better than what the Jets have done needs to happen over the course of the next 12 games or the Jets could be changing contractors for a remodeling project that could result in owner Woody Johnson returning from the United Kingdom and plunging a detonator on the entire structure.

49 responses to “Adam Gase remains the Jets coach

  1. I am sort of sick of talk show host and reporters who say, “an anonymous source says”. Usually means that reporter is making it up.

  2. Joe Douglas hasn’t been so hot either. He did score big on the Adams trade which was an absolute coup, but his odd signings and overpayments are on him.

    Douglas publicly enabled Adams and gave him leverage as a “Jet for life”. But, stupid Pete Carroll bailed him out on that one.

    The Becton pick was not good either. He was popped for roids and they still drafted him and now he’s predictably hurt.

    Walking from Robbie Anderson, not finding a way to deal Bell, bringing i Osmele, overpaying Mosley, etc. Huge gaffes so far. The only good news is cap space, but that much of it means you suck. You also can’t just start repeating the same things the other gms did which is to go on these awkward shopping sprees every 3 years and build your base via FA. It does not work. It’s like they are so jealous of BB, they won’t mirror what he’a done for 20 years.

    They keep whiffing so badly in some capacity in the top 10 of drafts.

  3. Jets are a hot mess. Their defensive coordinator should be coaching MMA not football.

  4. Case should be fired and let Williams become the temporary HC. He’s filled that roll before and the team will play hard for him.

  5. In this Covid season without fan attendance, poor play will have little impact upon total revenue as no seats will be sold if they were 16-0 or 0-16. Essentially, the staff has a free pass regarding the revenue they generate.

    Teams can do 3 things over the course of a season:
    Worsen
    Stay the same.
    Improve.

    You can keep your job if you show that the team is improving each week. After watching last night’s game, the Jets have a long way to go to even show improvement.

  6. Gase has got to go. All the stories about his interactions with players are horrible. He’s a very good coordinator, but he clearly doesn’t have the leadership ability to build a winning culture. They are going to move away from him, so no time like the present. Darnold needs a totally different offense, built around him that uses his legs more given hw well he throws on the run. I think if he rolled out similarly to what McVay designs for Goff it would be more successful than scrambling around in the pocket.

    Time to move on. Holding on to Gase any longer is a waste.

  7. Some people just interview well. I’ve seen it too many time in the corporate world. People get hired and are horrible at their jobs yet continue to fail upward. It’s been said it’s not what you know but who you know. I think that’s the case with Gase here. He was horrible in Miami yet gets another gig in NY. But, just like in the corporate world, eventually they run out of excuses and finally get canned. Chip Kelly and Adam Gase should become life coaches for mediocre executives. They can call it success through failure.

  8. If Gase remains the head coach for the entire season, then the only logical reason would be because they are tanking to get Trevor Lawrence.

  9. I’m generally terrible about predicting games but I totally saw this one coming. Jets are in total disarray and have zero desire to win for Gase so it doesn’t matter if they’re facing a 4th string QB.

  10. There is no reason to keep him. They arent improving. Typical Jets. Hes gone at some point this year. Why delay it? The long week is a great place to start.

  11. I’m pretty sure any NFL team can beat the Jets and a large number of college teams as well.

  12. Gase should be fired for calling those 2 timeouts at the end of the game. Did he actually think they were gonna come back with less than a minute down 2 scores? Just let the clock run out dude.

  13. Sam Darnold sees pressure even when there is none and gets happy feet, misses too many open receivers, makes bad decisions at critical times, all of these are unlikely to change in the future. Just tank for Trevor and start over with a new coach.

  14. dabears70 says:
    October 2, 2020 at 10:23 am

    “I am sort of sick of talk show host and reporters who say, “an anonymous source says”. Usually means that reporter is making it up.”

    I wouldn’t say that at all. There is always some grain of truth. The source may give several options and the reporter chooses the most sensational, no matter how unlikely. The source may actually be an insider who said what he believes (“Gase is gonna be fired, absolutely”) but the insider may have nothing to do with these decisions and his belief isn’t any better than yours or mine.

    The thing to always remember though is that nearly all inside info is provided by agents, representing either the party involved, a party who could take advantage of the situation, or a party who knows something.

  15. “Gase inherited a horrible roster” … if that’s true he only made it worse. Jamal Adams was a four-quarter motor that led, catalyzed, and kept the defense focused. The defense is a band of homeless dogs without him. Sam Darnold has the same, if not worse, shoddy O-line and no speedster to throw to after Gase let Robby go.

  16. I wouldn’t fire a HC during COVID. The season is already lost for most teams and an interim has it hard enough even in the best of times. Even if you already have a long term coach ready to take over,I wouldn’t even do it then. You can’t get a fair assessment with the COVID turmoil.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 2, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Sam Darnold sees pressure even when there is none and gets happy feet, misses too many open receivers, makes bad decisions at critical times, all of these are unlikely to change in the future. Just tank for Trevor and start over with a new coach.
    ______________________________________

    All of you folks pining for Trevor should prolly consider he has never played for such a crappy team. Clemson plays maybe 2 tough games the entire year – the rest of the “games” are glorified practices. Trevor has all the time in the world to find his receivers – who are wide open, his run game is eating up yards and wearing down the front 7, his defense is man-handling the opposing offense and he is consistently paying with a lead.

    NYJ aint no Clemson. He’s going to be running for his life behind a porous O-line, playing from behind because the Defense sucks and throwing when the opposing defense is expecting it and pass rushers have their ears pinned back

    And … Trevor aint no Joe Burrow

  18. And people wondered why Joe Namath drank? Watching this train wreck all of these years, with the occasional flashes of good play, but mostly few and far between.

  19. Douglas has done a terrible job. Yes, he has acquired draft picks that will help the Jets down the road. But Darnold needs help now in the form of offensive line and receivers, and Douglas has done literally nothing to address that. Add to that the fact that they are saddled with Gase as their head coach, and they may be lucky to win a game this season.

  20. touchback6 says:
    October 2, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Joe Douglas hasn’t been so hot either… bringing i Osmele, overpaying Mosley, etc.

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    To be fair neither of those players were brought in by Joe Douglas. Both were signed/traded before the 2019 draft (March), and Douglas didn’t become the GM until after (June). Also, he didn’t sign Bell to a bad deal (hindsight) that other teams were unwilling to take.
    So all you’re left with is letting Robbie Anderson walking and one and future draft picks to evaluate at a later date.

  21. touchback6 says:
    October 2, 2020 at 10:26 am
    Joe Douglas hasn’t been so hot either. He did score big on the Adams trade which was an absolute coup, but his odd signings and overpayments are on him.

    Douglas publicly enabled Adams and gave him leverage as a “Jet for life”. But, stupid Pete Carroll bailed him out on that one.

    The Becton pick was not good either. He was popped for roids and they still drafted him and now he’s predictably hurt.

    Walking from Robbie Anderson, not finding a way to deal Bell, bringing i Osmele, overpaying Mosley, etc. Huge gaffes so far. The only good news is cap space, but that much of it means you suck. You also can’t just start repeating the same things the other gms did which is to go on these awkward shopping sprees every 3 years and build your base via FA. It does not work. It’s like they are so jealous of BB, they won’t mirror what he’a done for 20 years.
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    Let’s see Becton was graded top 5 until he got and shows he wants to play by essentially forcing himself into game last night,Bell wasn’t tradeable yet and may never be as you need some type of help for a 22 yr old kid behind on oline thats played all of 3 games together and oh btw, Osmele, overpaying Mosley, etc. Huge gaffes so far. were all Mac deals and lastly Anderson sucks out loud ,he and Perriman are the same WR and half the cost…Joe has done well so far .
    The very little talent that is on the roster is hurt or opted out so we can blame Gase all we want but this is 100% on Idzik and Mac ,God couldn’t win with the roster they’re running out there after 10 years of historically bad GM’s

  22. I feel for Gase and know how he feels. I failed upward in my career several times until I reached a position where I had absolutely no idea what to do.

    I did my dance for almost 3 years before they caught onto me and sent me back down the ladder where I belonged.

  23. Same old Jets.. lol All those out there that say Gase is a good coordinator, go look at his teams stats. Take away the two years where he rode Peyton Manning’s arm, his team NEVER finished in the top 20 in the NFL in points scored or yards gained…

  24. Remember when the Jets held a scrimmage.. starters vs backups and the starters got blown out. I do.

  25. man last night made one thing clear to me….the bounties are back on…man o man they wee like starved dogs

  26. “He’s a very good coordinator”
    __________

    Rest of that post is spot-on but where are you getting that he’s a very good coordinator? He had that one awesome year when Peyton basically called his own plays but other than that he’s never had anything better than an average offense. His reputation was 100% built from that one year with Manning. And it’s not like he took tons of lessons from Peyton. Instead, he convinced himself he’s the smartest guy around and he now doesn’t let his QBs audible AT ALL. Earlier this season Darnold was prohibited from audibling into a QB sneak when there was nobody lined up over the center.

  27. The play of the jets defense seemed designed to embarras everyone. Come on, people. Look at Williams’ histroy of undermining his head coach. New Orleans, Cleveland and now Jetsville. Guy is a cancer that can coach. Gates needs to take over the team. There are a lot of character guys on that squad that will pull it together after the cancer is gone. The worse the play became the more composed the look on Williams’ face. Self serving…

  28. razzlejag says:
    October 2, 2020 at 12:17 pm
    I feel for Gase and know how he feels. I failed upward in my career several times until I reached a position where I had absolutely no idea what to do.

    I did my dance for almost 3 years before they caught onto me and sent me back down the ladder where I belonged.
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    This was his second head job and first job was within the division, so the Jets should have been very familiar with his ability to do the job. his 23-25 record with Miami, finishing 24th, 29th, and 30th in points scored in his three years with Miami. The Jets deserve whatever they get for hiring him…

  29. Gregg Williams is the one that needs to be fired. It was the first NFL start ever for Brett Rypien, and he looked like a veteran against the Jets sorry defense. Then, at the end of the game, Williams instructs his guys to commit multiple flagrant personal foul penalties. That was the most disgraceful thing I’ve ever witnessed on an NFL football field.

  30. The end of last nights game was an embarrassment to Gase and Williams. They should both be fired. NOW.

  31. Did y’all see the pained expression on Frank Gore’s face at the end of the game? Frank, you don’t need this, walk away while your dignity is still intact.

  32. As a Seahawk fan, thank you for Jamal Adams. A coup? LOL. I will easily give up a couple of 1st picks (because the Hawks are actually good are really high 2nds) for the premier stud safety in the league. THANK YOU

  33. doesnt help that two of the biggest busts in recent memory on both sides of the ball (Mosley and Bell) are being paid tens of millions to stand and watch on the sidelines…..

  34. Touchback 6
    Joe Douglas hasn’t been so hot either. He did score big on the Adams trade which was an absolute coup, but his odd signings and over payments are on him.
    ——————————————————————

    Over payments? Who did he overpay? If anything Douglas has been almost perfect on salaries.

  35. Long suffering Jet fan here.

    Nothing is changing unless the bumbling, incompetent Johnson family sells the team. It’s sad. Same with the Knicks. With current ownership, it just will not happen no matter what they do.

    Gase is well done toast. Might as well dump him now but even if they had a plan for the future (they don’t), it’s impossible to get the right guy in the middle of the pro or college seasons. If you could reach agreement with a top college guy now then you could dump him now and who cares who the person keeping the seat warm is.

    Problem though … With the setup they have, they will never get a quality coach. The best coaches run the whole show and the GM (no matter how good he is)takes orders from the HC and the Jets locked up Douglas as an independent GM for six years. You think a top coach coming out of college or pros is going to go for a situation where someone else is picking his players and he doesn’t have complete personnel control? Not happening.

    Douglas is doing the best job he can considering it is the Jets. They are just like the Knicks with respect to ownership. As long as the Johnson family owns the Jets there will be no change of the kind that can losers become winners.

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