Jets To Keep Adam Gase?

It doesn’t sound like Adam Gase will be one-and-done. On Wednesday, owner Christopher Johnson told reporters that Gase will not be fired after the season. Johnson added that he believes in Gase, and that apparently extends to the staff – Johnson doesn’t believe there will be any other coaching changes made between now and the end of the year.

This jibes with a previous report from Manish Mehta of the Daily News, indicating that neither Christopher nor Woody plan on canning Gase. Its been a rough year for Gang Green, but they still feel that Gase is the answer. Even if there are some doubts, they’re not about to eat the remainder of Gase’s $20MM contract, which runs through the 2021 season.

The Jets rank last, or near the bottom, of many key offensive categories this season, despite Gase’s rep as an offensive guru. On the plus side – they’re coming off of a win over the rival Giants, though that was just their second win of the season.

Next up for the Jets: a Sunday showdown with the Redskins, followed by a return home to face the Raiders. At 2-7, the Jets will not be in the playoff chase, but they do project to land the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 draft.

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  1. TJECK109

    Among the blunders that the Jets have made it’s hard to not include the fact that they gave Gase a 20mil contract.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Actually a blunder would have been locking him in for ten years at 100mil like the Raiders did with Gruden.

      • puddles

        Those aren’t mutually exclusive from the “blunder” perspective. At least the Raiders are playing hard for Gruden. He’s building a strong culture over there, albeit not one worth 100m. Would have to say the opposite about Gase atm.

        • crosseyedlemon

          It’s rather ridiculous to pass judgement on a coach after just 9 games. I have no idea how you could think Gruden was building a strong culture by adding Antonio Brown to the roster…unless the culture he was aiming for was a clown act.

          • It’s not 9 games. Gase is in his fourth year as a head coach and he has one playoff game appearance. Each year, his teams have gotten worse. He’s supposed to be an offensive genius, but his team’s offense is perhaps the worst in football. To compare him with Gruden, who has had plenty of success in the league including a Super Bowl, is total ignorance.

            Further, Antonio Brown didn’t play a down for the Raiders, so I’m not sure how you can hold him against Gruden.

            • JJB0811

              Gruden traded for AB, that’s how you hold him against Gruden. Shouldn’t be that difficult. Same for the other Pit WR for a 3 that was a bust.

              • jjabrony

                So easy to blame Gruden for AB in hindsight. No one, not even Pitt fans, could have predicted the level clownishness AB brought. The Raiders tried, it didn’t work, they moved on. I’d rather they be aggressive with their moves than sit on their hands and do nothing at all.

                • crosseyedlemon

                  AB is only part of the picture. You don’t build a culture by dumping defensive MVPs (Mack) and unloading other talent (Cooper) simply because they were drafted by a GM who you want to undermine and have replaced.

  2. JJB0811

    Other than signing a guaranteed contract, what has he done to earn a 2nd year? If they could cut him like a player, he’d be gone.

    • Begamin

      I think the fear is stunting Darnolds growth by bringing in a new HC every year, and they dont want to let Gase go because of that. If they didnt hire Gase in the first place they wouldnt be in this spot, but it is what it is.

      • Max Jackson

        Bingo. Consistency is must for a young QB. If they fire Gase, they might as well trade Darnold. If they do that people would still decry stupidity. It is what it is.

        • JJB0811

          Keeping tase is the answer then? He was sub 500 in Miami and well below that in NY.

          • Max Jackson

            Firing any head coach 6 months into hiring him especially right after you draft a 1st Rd QB is not a path to success. It sends a whole wave of changes that affect the entire organization. They bought him, they have to deal with him and hope for the best with Joe and whatever they can put together.

            To your point, based on past experience, they should’ve never hired him in the first place. I thought his hire was a head scratcher, but they’re in it now.

  3. findingnimmo

    They have to draft offensive lineman and not defense in this upcoming draft. They need to build that line or darnold and bell are useless. Draft a great line and supplement with free agents. That’s where alll their money and time should be spent this off season!

  4. hoosierhysteria

    Dear Johnson’s: Management 101…when you make a hiring mistake do not make a second mistake by living with your first one! Burn dead wood….don’t stack it!

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