It’s no secret that a number of Jets players — both current and former — aren’t fans of head coach Adam Gase.
Gone are Jamal Adams and Le’Veon Bell, both of whom were believed to be major cornerstones for the team to build around. The common theme between them, though, was that neither was on good terms with Gase. He’s just not good at communicating with players on their level, or at managing personalities in the locker room.
And, most importantly, he’s simply not a good coach from a schematics standpoint. Players aren’t dumb, and there are reasons why guys in both Miami and New York haven’t bought into his system.
Gase may still be the Jets head coach, but him having a job doesn’t necessarily reflect on his performance. The Jets are currently positioned to land the No. 1 pick in the 2021 draft, and the team may not want to rock the boat and potentially jeopardize drafting a potential superstar such as Trevor Lawrence.
An interesting storyline in the Jets-Seahawks Week 14 matchup is Adams squaring off against his former team. And while he and Gase didn’t end on good terms, the Seahawks safety doesn’t harbor any ill will toward the Jets head coach.
“We had a solid relationship,” Adams began, via Nick Shook of NFL.com. “I don’t hate Adam Gase, I have no problem with Adam Gase, I just didn’t feel he handled certain situations well as a head coach. And that’s just my opinion, everybody is entitled to their opinion, right? … I have no hate toward Adam. Obviously, things are not going in a positive way over there in New York with the record but, at the end of the day, man, I’m going out there to win a ball game.
“If Adam comes up to me and shakes my hand, I’ma shake his hand, there’s no love lost. Listen, I’m at peace, man, and I’m a different guy, I’m really a different guy. I’m still gonna talk my noise but I’m at peace with it, man.”
Gotta love that Adams shut down the talk about him potentially holding a grudge against Gase, yet still managed to sneak in a shot about the Jets (0-12) record.