Latest On Jets’ Adam Gase, Mike Maccagnan

We heard last month that there was friction between Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan and new head coach Adam Gase. Maccagnan had already downplayed the reports, and Gase also dismissed those whispers yesterday.

“I don’t know who decides to put that stuff out there,” Gase said (via Brian Costello of the New York Post). “It kind of pisses me off a little bit. We have discussion on everything. That’s our job. We have to work through so much stuff. That’s what we have to do. That’s all we’ve done since we’ve been here.

“Since we started, we’ve been in constant communication whether he’s coming down to my office or I’m going to his office, that’s all we’re trying to do is make sure we’re on the same page all the time. We’re trying to put this thing together as well as we can in a short period of time.”

The initial report said that Maccagnan and Gase disagreed over the Jets’ free agent strategy. CEO Christopher Johnson subsequently visiting team facilities to “observe the dynamic between the coach and general manager.”

Costello acknowledges that the duo hasn’t always seen eye to eye during their brief stint together. Specifically, the two had differing opinions on how much the organization should pay star free agent running back Le’Veon Bell. Ultimately, the writer says that the “issues were settled and things were overblown.”

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13 comments on “Latest On Jets’ Adam Gase, Mike Maccagnan

  1. Matthew Heywood

    Where there is smoke there’s fire. One of these two won’t be there long

    • Michael Chaney

      I can’t imagine Maccagnan will last longer than this year, and in truth he should have been fired even longer ago.

      Even if Gase does a decent job this year, he could be gone just because the new guy would want to bring in his own coach (which is exactly why Maccagnan shouldn’t have been the one to hire anyone in the first place).

    • crosseyedlemon

      The west coast had Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Lewis & Martin so it’s only natural that New York would want a comedy duo too.

  2. joeyrocafella

    Why would there be “friction” over how much LeVeon should get paid? Gase doesn’t and shouldn’t be involved in the financial aspect of the team…that’s Maccagnan’s specific job… So why would they disagree on that?

    • saluelthpops

      Because how much Bell gets paid effects overall roster construction. Roster construction effects the quality of players at the coach’s disposal. It can certainly be argued that Gase doesn’t have a right to be involved in that decision, but he does have a right to be frustrated if signing Bell keeps them from improving the roster in other areas. I could be wrong, but it’s a possibility.

      • kevin

        yup exactly . I just don’t see this coaching staff sticking together. gase was not their first pick for hc or first pick at all the DC was and seems to hold more cards . the coaching.staff and gm do not seem to gel . only time will tell but I assume gase will be out the door after the gm but before the DC .

  3. Armaday

    Maybe they will actually win this year and both will be here next year…Optimism

    • Matthew Heywood

      Even if they win both will attempt to take full credit for it. The owner will be forced to choose one of them

  4. Yep it is

    Just another NY team that isn’t relevant that because it is NY we have to post on. Another case of poor Mgmt. in a Major Market. Hey let’s let our GM dangle out there and hire a coach who might not be the coach when we fire our GM. What a dumpster fire of teams in NY.

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