Joe Douglas on 0-8 Jets: This is not all on Adam Gase

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The Jets are halfway to an 0-16 season and the man who put together the team’s roster met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the dismal start to the year.

General Manager Joe Douglas hasn’t heard the same calls for his job that head coach Adam Gase has heard, but said he has to “take my fair share of the responsibility” for how bad things have gone for the Jets in 2020.

“This is not all on Adam,” Douglas said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “I have to do a better job of surrounding him with better players and better weapons. We’re in this together. I’m thinking of everything I can do to try to help Adam. The goal is to get this fixed together.”

Douglas went on to call Gase “part of the solution,” which will be a tough sell to Jets fans who have seen the team get outscored by 144 points this season unless Douglas meant Gase’s presence will help the team land the No. 1 overall pick.

One player the Jets opted not to sign was wide receiver Robby Anderson. Anderson showed consistent growth during his time with the Jets, but Douglas opted to sign Breshad Perriman to a one-year, $6.5 million contract around the same time Anderson signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Panthers.

Former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason said at the time that the Jets had offered Anderson a bigger contract, but Douglas indicated that wasn’t the case Tuesday by saying the Jets “would all love to see Robby here doing what he’s doing” and that he thought the wideout would have landed a bigger contract elsewhere.

That’s one of many Douglas moves that has not worked out this year and his hit rate is going to have to go way up for him to avoid the hot seat that Gase is sitting on at the moment.

39 responses to “Joe Douglas on 0-8 Jets: This is not all on Adam Gase

  1. It wasn’t all him in Miami either and it won’t be all him at his next stop I’m sure…

  2. It’s okay to say this. Just be sure to say the same thing after he is fired on the Monday after wk 17.

  3. I blame Mac mostly for the current state of the Jets. The Johnson brothers being too cheap to pay the good few good players we had also played a large part. Douglas hasn’t done a good job so far with his signings and drafting and that’s hurt the team. Gase is in way over his head and the sooner he goes the better for all. In short, The Johnsons need to sell the team and the new owners start from scratch.

  4. Robby Anderson and Jamal Adams are playing their way into to Probowl nominations and the Jets just let both talents go.

  5. It’s on the management that hired a GM that constructed that mickey mouse roster and hired Adam Gase to lead it. Everyone but the Jets management knew what Gase was after his tenure in Miami.

  6. “This is partially on our front office as well. Because we refuse to fire Adam Gase and put him out of his misery because we really want that #1 overall draft pick.”

  7. Look what happened to Ryan Tannehill after he got away from Gase. Connect you own dots.

  8. As a Bills fan and seeing it objectively, it really isn’t all on Gase. I’m sure he can coach better, and make some better decisions. But the Jets roster, even if they still had Adams and Bell, isn’t a roster that can compete. The past GM and their current one haven’t done their coaches any favors. I don’t think firing Gase will ever be viewed as a “mistake”, but I think people will end up seeing just how little he factored in. Much like past Bills coaches. Without a competent GM, it really doesn’t matter.

  9. The Johnson ownership of the Jets is as bad as the Dolan ownership of the Knicks. Gase is incompetent, but far from the only problem.

  10. I’ve lived in Ny for 22 years and in that time the only home-grown skill player they’ve had that was a star was Chrebet, and that was a loooong time ago. 2nd round picks like Stephen Hill and Jace Amaro didn’t even stay in the league but a couple of years. This organization couldn’t evaluate a sandwich, current sub-par staff included.

  11. The longer Douglas allows Gase to linger, the more time he buys for himself and his own job, and a few mill per year in salary. Gotta respect that hustle.

    Are we sure he is even a good GM?
    What has he proven? The Iggles aren’t exactly a thriving franchise aside from the SB LI fluke.

    Woody should fire them all and clean house.

  12. He might be right. Maybe the jet’s should keep him around for at least another season just to make sure.

  13. If the Jets draft Lawrence, sign a corner, draft two offensive linemen in rounds two and three and sign a top free agent wide receiver they can be back in business.

    I would go after Lincoln Riley if possible. He is never going to win a title at Oklahoma and it might make sense to jump to the NFL while he still has momentum as opposed to waiting until his team has a three loss season and the hype dies down.

  14. Well, he fleeced Seattle in the Adams deal so if they just stop drafting top 10 busts like they generally have for 15 years, that would be a start.

    The problem is convincing people to go to a horrible owner and a weak coach like Gase.

    Why he was hired, no one reallt knows.

  15. November 3, 2020 at 5:50 pm
    The longer Douglas allows Gase to linger, the more time he buys for himself and his own job, and a few mill per year in salary. Gotta respect that hustle.

    Are we sure he is even a good GM?
    What has he proven? The Iggles aren’t exactly a thriving franchise aside from the SB LI fluke.

    Woody should fire them all and clean house.

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    Eagles fans are insecure with redheaded stepchild sundrome and think Howie Roseman, with 1 ring which was gifted to them by the Clement incompletion called a td, walks on water and built a dynasty.

    It’s funny to watch. GB did it with Ted Thompson and NOs read their press clippings for years after with Mickey Loomis, both teams wasting HOF QBs careers.

  16. For those of who that wondered who hired Gase, it actually was not Joe Douglas. Gase was hired by the previous GM Mike Maccagnan and the owner.

    The relationship fell apart so quickly, Gase was able to get Mike Maccagnan fired after the draft. Mind you, this was also after they had signed Le’veon Bell, and Gase felt the need to say that he would not have signed him. Good way to start things off. A lot of the Jets issues are based on the horrible, horrible drafting of the prior two GMs, John Idzik and Mike Maccagnan.
    Nobody really knew why they fired Todd Bowles and not Mike Maccagnan together. Bowels had his problems, but…Mike Maccagnan was generally the guy that brought in no talent. Maccagnan drafted Hackenberg, and after Bowles said that Hackenberg will never make it–opted to NOt draft Watson or Mahomes the next year because he had already spent a 2nd round pick on Hackenberg and did not want to admit he was a bust (coaches knew he was). So that’s how bad Mike Maccagnan was.

    That being said, Douglas was very respected from his prior work with the Ravens and Eagles and was a top Gm candidate when jets, AFTER their draft, made a move to bring him in.

    Douglas really only had one off season as he was hired AFTER the draft. And yeah, I did not love a lot of his moves, and most of the lower end free agents he signed have not done well–especially the offensive line and losing Anderson hurts.

    I do think Gase is toast either way, as his major job was to develop Darnold, and Darnold has gotten tremendously worse under Gase. But then again, most players Gase works with usually get WORSE.

    The jets will likely draft a QB pretty high as they NEED afranchise QB and also, a QB on a rookie wage scale to help build out the rest of the team. I do think Darnold will improve nearly anywhere else. But given how much better Tannenhill got, just imagine how good Darnold will be!

  17. It may not “all” be on Adam Gase, Mike Macagnan signed several underperforming players to inflated contracts during his tenure to help put them in this position, but Gase never got the best out of the players they do have. Whats worse is he may have ruined Sam Darnold. If this clown isnt fired there will be a mass exodus of Jets fans, me included. I already refuse to watch them til he is gone, would not be difficult at this point to stop watching them permanently

  18. If Gase was supposed to be a qb whisper. What the heck is he whispering? Maybe he should talk louder

  19. Gase showed some talent as an OC. As a HC, Adam Gase has been a total failure at every stop. Gase is has become conceited as a HC. He has an excuse for everything, except himself. A good coach has the ability to convince his players he is right and to follow him. Those players will go thru mountains for that coach. Gase is simply not one of those type coaches. I think the Cowboys are suffering the same thing with McCarthey and Nolan.

  20. hamlet423, absolutely on the money with your whole post. Heckuva good job by you. Yes, some people forget Douglas has had only one draft under his belt and to expect him to completely turn the Jets around into a serious contender after ONE draft is ludicrous. I’m going to have patience with him. No one could do a worst job than Idzik and Maccagnan. Between them, those two are responsible for setting the Jets back 10 years, so it’s going to take some work to erase the damage to the team those two morons inflicted. Two productive drafts by Joe and the Jets will be competitive once again. Go Jets!

  21. marijuanaisgood says:
    November 3, 2020 at 5:26 pm
    Robby Anderson and Jamal Adams are playing their way into to Probowl nominations and the Jets just let both talents go.

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    lmao

    Adams hasn’t played in weeks. Edelman tuned him up for 4 and 130 on a bad knee.

    Jets fleeced Seattle.2 1st rd picks and 20 mil per, immaturity and low iq removed from the Jets locker room, too. The Jets usually are total morons, but not here.

    One of the great all time heists.

    They made a mistake and miraculously recovered from it.

  22. In fairness to Gase, the roster is horrible and Sam darnold is not a good QB.
    Its only 75% on Gase.

    Gase is teh worst HC in teh NFL.
    A competent HC/OC would have had teh Jets at 2-6 and the losses would have been respectable.

    4 yards in a half? Thats not respectable. I think even a good college team could get more than 4 yards against an NFL team. Maybe 10-20 yards.

    Gase repeatedly used Frank Gore over LeVeon Bell.

    The owner (Chris Johnson) is equal in culpability.

  23. If Gase gets another job in the NFL that doesn’t involve pouring beers I will be shocked.

  24. “That’s one of many Douglas moves that has not worked out this year and his hit rate is going to have to go way up for him to avoid the hot seat that Gase is sitting on at the moment.”
    Josh do you really think our silver spooned lame owner is going to fire Joe D. after his 2nd or even after his 3rd year of a 6 year contract? Not!

  25. hamlet423 says:
    November 3, 2020 at 7:02 pm
    …but…Mike Maccagnan was generally the guy that brought in no talent. Maccagnan drafted Hackenberg, and after Bowles said that Hackenberg will never make it–opted to NOt draft Watson or Mahomes the next year because he had already spent a 2nd round pick on Hackenberg and did not want to admit he was a bust (coaches knew he was)…
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    Hackenberg, ugh! Wow, a historically bad pick – he fizzled out without actually taking the field. I’d completely forgotten about him. A 2nd rounder who never saw the field in a regular season game – that’s just shocking.

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