Jamal Adams and the Jets Don't Respect Adam Gase

Ryan Phillips
Adam Gase coaches the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills
Adam Gase coaches the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images
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Adam Gase may have lost the New York Jets locker room after just a year in charge of the team. A report on Wednesday claimed a big reason All-Pro safety Jamal Adams wants out of New York is Gase's presence as the team's head coach. Apparently, he's not alone in not respecting the 42-year-old.

Man, Gase is turning into franchise poison for the Jets. If a player has no confidence in his head coach, why would he want to sign a long-term extension there? Remember, Gase went 10-6 with the Dolphins, then won 13 games combined over his next two seasons and went 7-9 in his first year with the Jets. It was an odd hiring at the time that has looked worse ever since.

This is just the latest in a long line of problems for the Jets and Gase, who seem to be headed for an ugly divorce in the near future. The most recent issue involved Gase demoting long-time head trainer John Mellody into a consulting role. It's a move that was apparently wildly unpopular within the organization. That came after Gase and former general manager Mike Maccagnan were locked in a power struggle in early 2019 that led to Maccagnan's firing in favor of hiring Gase pal Joe Douglas as GM.

Here's the thing: Gase isn't a good enough head coach to be an ass, run players off and engage in power struggles. A 30-35 career regular season record with an 0-1 mark in the playoffs doesn't put a guy in a position to shake stuff up. Gase is basically has the head coaching resume of a young Norv Turner but throws his weight around like he's Bill Belichick.

It's so obvious that Gase has to go, he has brought nothing to the Jets but constant chaos.

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