Jets fire Adam Gase

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As expected, the Jets have fired coach Adam Gase.

Gase, who had the job for two years, exits with a record of 9-23. He got the job immediately after being fired by the Dolphins, where he served as the coach for three seasons, making the playoffs in his first year on the job.

“This evening, I informed Adam Gase he will no longer serve as the Head Coach of the Jets,” Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement. “During his time here, I had the pleasure to get to know Adam and his wonderful family and wish them nothing but the best moving forward. While my sincere intentions are to have stability in our organization — especially in our leadership positions — it is clear the best decision for the Jets is to move in a different direction. We knew there was a lot of work that needed to be done when Adam joined us in 2019. Our strong finish last year was encouraging, but unfortunately, we did not sustain the positive momentum or see the progress we all expected this season.

“To our fans, it is obvious we have not been good enough. We are committed to building a strong organization, on and off the field, and will continue to provide the necessary resources to field a team that you can be proud of.”

The move implies that G.M. Joe Douglas will return. Douglas was hired after G.M. Mike Maccagnan was fired, following the 2019 draft.

As mentioned earlier, owner Woody Johnson becomes the wild card in the equation for the Jets. He’ll return from his role as the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom on January 21. How involved he becomes in the search for the next coach remains to be seen.

46 responses to “Jets fire Adam Gase

  1. I think when you get fired this quick after your last game you are not only a bad coach but your disliked more !

  2. When losing coaches get a second chance they usually continue to lose… Jets, like many other teams, need to do better at coaching hires!

  3. I’m not defending Adam Gase in any way. He is not equipped to be a head coach in this league.

    But the Jets are a dysfunctional franchise. They put Luke Falk in for a handful of games last year, and Sam Darnold is just not who they thought he would be.

    If the Jets stick another coach with Darnold next year expect them to win 4-5 games.

    They need to blow the whole thing up. Trade anyone who you can get value for, and start acquiring picks.

    The worst thing about the Jets is that people consistently have expectations for them. That really hurt Gase here. This was one of the 5 worst teams in the league so why anyone is surprised they finished with that record is beyond me.

  4. Was there really a point in keeping him through week 17 after they won their first game 2 weeks ago and lost the lawrence lottery?

    Douglas deserves a chance to build a team his way. He was hired after Gase was hired and Maccagnan had spent all their salary cap money. There has been very little he has been able to do since he was hired.

  5. Jets gonna Jet.. What difference will it make in 3 years when they fire their soon-to-be-hired coach?

  6. Great fake year for the jets: they get a great pick and their bonehead coach is fired. They did this correct.
    Onto 2021 season next September, where a real season can start.

  7. Time for the Jets to bring in their next clown. Nothing will change here under their present ownership.

  8. Gase owes his career to Peyton Manning! As a coach, he is garbage, with offenses that have been mediocre to poor annually. Couldn’t fix Tannehill in Miami and couldn’t develop his QB in NY. Knowing the NFL, he will resurface as a coach for another hapless team.

  9. The rumors have said he’s likely to land in Foxboro as QB coach. Which makes no sense, as the Patriots don’t have their next quarterback yet, and the last thing you want your new passer to see when he walks in is Adam Gase.

  10. Wow, why wait till Monday I guess. Curious to see who’s willing to take on this rebuilding project coz it’s a doozie.

  11. Gase was the worst HC since Rich Kotite (another Jets HC).

    Why would a team want him as a position coach after he’s been a HC for 5 years? Why would you trust him?

  12. Now if we can get the Johnson brothers to sell the team, the Jets just may have a chance in a few years.

  13. This man couldn’t even tank correctly. He may have set the franchise back another 10 years. I don’t care what anyone says, Sam Darnold will never be anything close to a franchise QB.

  14. Gase just isn’t a head coach. He might be a good OC, but I think he needs to rebuild that reputation. His climb to being a HC had a lot to do with Peyton Manning being the QB in Denver. The Jets starting over again is an NFL tradition unlike any other.

  15. kevines255 says:
    January 3, 2021 at 9:21 pm
    Who is the next team to jump on this QB guru?

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    The Jags need someone to mentor Trevor Lawrence and after such a stellar job with Tannehill and Darnold, Gase is the obsious choice….

  16. The way Gase handled a great player like Bell was inexcusable. Bell just might end up with a ring. Justice served.

  17. Jets should fall on the sword like Sachi Brown did with Cleveland. He straight up sold every marketable player they had and took on bad contracts for draft picks. Those dudes went from 0-16 to 11-5 within 3 years. Stop living off of Namath beating the hungover Colts who took the Jets lightly and those recent fluke years under Ryan. Clean house, ignore the fans and legit use this draft to start a rebuild. Don’t waste a high pick on a QB, get players and guys who want to be there. I chuckled too when guys like Garrett, Landry and Mayfield said they want to be there in Cleveland to build something. It wasn’t pretty but they did. Burn it all and get yourself a professional to coach otherwise the Bills, Pats and Dolphins are going to work you for the next 10 years.

  18. Jets doing Jets kinda things. Hiring bad coaches, and then firing bad coaches only to hire another bad coach

  19. Where’s Cutler when he needs him – wasnt he the Cutler whisperer – aka to get him to stop throwing picks
    Not a very good coaching resume – but not from a strong coaching tree – Mike Martz and John Fox -both out of the league now.

    I dont think that he is even a good OC – anybody could coach Peyton even after he hurt his neck

  20. Is anyone surprised that the Jets are now counting on the GM hired by Gase to turn their franchise around?

  21. The big question is how did he ever land the Jets job after his horrendous work in Miami? He must given Johnson the world’s best ……interview.

  22. josh plum says:
    January 3, 2021 at 11:18 pm
    This man couldn’t even tank correctly. He may have set the franchise back another 10 years. I don’t care what anyone says, Sam Darnold will never be anything close to a franchise QB.
    ———–
    They should have kept Gregg Williams. He knew the plan.

  23. 3yardsndust says:
    January 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm
    The failure of the Jets over the last 2 decades is the failure of the owner.

    It has only been a decade of complete and utter ineptitude. 2000-2010 were Herm, Mangini, and Rex. Those teams consistently competed, and even at one point had the best Oline in the league. Toss in the Parcells years, and 1997-2010 were probably the best group of years to be a Jets fan. I do agree that the past decade feels like it has been at least two. And anyone here who is praising Bowles needs to go back and watch the awful job he did on the sidelines. Good luck to the team that hires him as a head coach. Gase does make hime look like Lombardi, though.

  24. 3yardsndust says: January 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm The failure of the Jets over the last 2 decades is the failure of the owner.

    __________________________________________________________

    It has only been a decade of complete and utter ineptitude. 2000-2010 were Herm, Mangini, and Rex. Those teams consistently competed, and even at one point had the best Oline in the league. Toss in the Parcells years, and 1997-2010 were probably the best group of years to be a Jets fan. I do agree that the past decade feels like it has been at least two. And anyone here who is praising Bowles needs to go back and watch the awful job he did on the sidelines. Good luck to the team that hires him as a head coach. Gase does make hime look like Lombardi, though.

  25. Bad coach or not, they BLEW it by not getting the 1st draft pick. Absolute MORONS.

    Sorry to all the good Jets fans, you deserve better.

    – From also disgruntled Raiders fan

  26. a better record than zac taylor, yet we continue to read NOTHING about
    cleaning house in the Queen City. Why am i not surprised.

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