Jets HC Adam Gase On Hot Seat?

Jets HC Adam Gase is currently the odds-on favorite to be the first NFL head coach fired this season, and anyone who put money on Gase’s termination might be getting their payout in short order.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, team brass is “looking at” Gase, with the clear implication being that the 42-year-old sideline general needs his team to perform well against the Colts today and against the Broncos on Thursday night to retain his job (video link). Though Jets CEO Chris Johnson was very complimentary of Gase prior to the club’s Week 2 shellacking at the hands of the depleted 49ers, it seems as if the Jets’ uninspired showing over the first two games of the season has landed Gase in hot water.

Gase has hardly had a competitive roster to work with since he was hired in January 2019, and the team has been hit hard by the injury bug, which is perhaps why Johnson made it clear that he was not issuing a “playoffs or bust” mandate this season. But there have been plenty of reports suggesting that Gase is not a particularly effective leader in the locker room and that he does not have the full support of his players. His play-calling abilities — long considered the highlight of his resume — have also come under increased scrutiny, and the fact that QB Sam Darnold has not developed as hoped under Gase’s tutelage is not helping matters (even if there are multiple reasons for that lack of progress).

Mortensen also reports that players complained about practice intensity this week, so it doesn’t sound as if Gase’s relationship with his players is getting any better. The Colts are heavy favorites to defeat Gang Green this afternoon, but the Broncos will be starting backup QB Jeff Driskel on Thursday, so blowout losses at the hands of both clubs could certainly trigger Gase’s ouster.

If that happens, GM Joe Douglas — who is dealing with some criticism as well — will presumably have the opportunity to hire his own HC.

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28 comments on “Jets HC Adam Gase On Hot Seat?

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Matt Patricia must be furious he isn’t the odds-on favorite after having lost 14 of his last 15 games.

  2. KiahFJ

    Lynn>O’Brien>Person who does team laundry>Parking attendant>Gase

    In that order of coaching ability.

  3. natsfan3437

    But he’s brilliant offensive mind. Why would he be on the hot seat?

    • arthur blank_for owner

      he’s been riding that Peyton Manning 50 TD season for years with no actual success smh….and yes my disdain for Gase is 100% fantasy football related! hahahaha

    • GoLandCrabs

      He has a brilliant offensive mind but doesn’t know how to lead a team. He will be a decent OC.

  4. sportsfan101

    It’s the jets there coach will always be in the firing block. That team is and always will be garbage

    • andremets

      What an asinine thing to say. I bet Baltimore thought the same way back in 1969 until Namath shut them up.

  5. Tmandolfan

    As a Phins fan I’ve been waiting for the Jets to sign him to a lifetime contract as both the GM and the HC. I want the Gase Error to last forever.

  6. BAINES03

    Dan Quinn read this post in the middle of the third quarter today and said , “Gase!! Check this out.”

  7. hoosierhysteria

    Gase may be good at offense…he is not a leader of men. Fire him. He didn’t want Bell….. he and GM not on same page.

  8. goldenmisfit

    This was a match made in hell from the very beginning. It is like I said when they hired him when you hire a coach who was fired by your competition buyer beware.

  9. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    If the locker doesn’t have respect for you, it’s time to go. Gase seems too passive in his speech to get his team fired up. It’s a sad development given that he took a crap team last year and got them to 7-9.

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