Friday, August 7, 2020

Everything Wrong With Adam Gase

New York Jets safety Jamal Adams requested a trade back in June. He is now looking for a new team and is said to have a wishlist as to teams he goes to.

He goes down as yet another player who has fallen out with Adam Gase. The New York Jets head coach is known for falling out with big personalities.

Whilst a head coach with the Miami Dolphins, he fell out with a lot of their players in Jarvis Landry, Jay Ajayi, Ryan Tannehill, and Ndamukong Suh. He is also said to question the amount of money Jets running back Leveon Bell is earning as well as being quoted to want to ‘lessen the load’ on Bell in 2020.

Jarvis Landry is said to have asked Adam Gase to expand his route tree, only to have Gase respond “Why are you telling me to do my job?”. Landry also told the story of how Adam Gase threatened players he would “trade them to the Cleveland Browns”.

Landry also talked about how Adam Gase had a difficult relationship with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has gone on to depart Miami and become NFL Comeback Player Of The Year.

He seems to not like big personalities and seems very able to allow the best players to leave his teams, which shows everything that is wrong with Adam Gase.

Gase reached the play offs in 2016 in his first year as head coach of the Miami Dolphins after earning praise during his time at the Denver Broncos working alongside Peyton Manning as offensive coordinator where they reached Super Bowl 48.

Manning and Gase during their time in Denver.

In that first season in Miami, he had the aforementioned Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry, and Ndamukong Suh. Jay Ajayi ran for 8 touchdowns and 1272 yards in 2016. Landry recorded just four touchdowns but also 1,136 receiving yards before 9 touchdowns in 2017.

Suh was off to the Los Angeles Rams in the 2018 off season and would reach the Super Bowl in the 2018 season.

Landry was off to the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 offseason and Jay Ajayi was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2017 season and went on to win the Super Bowl that season.

Miami failed to reach the play offs in 2017 and Gase has not even been close to reaching the play offs since. Adam Gase was fired after the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Adam Gase came into his head coaching career with the nickname of an ‘Offensive Guru’. However, with the failure at Miami as well as the lacklustre first season with Jets it appears that perhaps he only had success because he had Peyton Manning.

It should be noted that even though Gase reached the Super Bowl when offensive coordinator with Denver, they lost 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle completely dominated Denver in Super Bowl 48.

Despite being up against the ‘Legion of Boom’, the lack of points scored against the Seahawks should have been something that Miami took into consideration when they looked at him for the head coaching role.

After Denver, Gase went on to become offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears and in his only season at Soldier Field, the Bears finished 18th on offense. Again, this is something that Miami should have picked up on.

Adam Gase was supposed to come in and help Sam Darnold’s career but instead Darnold has shown no progression and in his upcoming third season there is already talk of the Jets drafting a new quarterback.

Adam Gase’s future at New York is already under threat after just one year and Jamal Adams’ inevitable departure is likely to futher impact Gase’s chances of staying in the job.

His time in New York has plenty of similarities to his time in Miami. He came into both franchises with good rosters but has fallen out with the big personalities.

In conclusion, Gase is edging closer towards the exit door and no further head coaching roles the more he falls out with his best players.

The first Jets press conference, where his eyes looked as though there were about to pop out, is so far what he is best remembered for in New York.

He is getting a name for himself now as not an Offensive Guru anymore but instead someone who clashes with anyone that challenges him.

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