New York Jets head coach Adam Gase is already on thin ice in the organization in just his first season in the Big Apple.
It’s safe to say that head coach Adam Gase’s first year with the New York Jets is not going well. The team is already 0-3 and heads to Philadelphia to try to avoid the nail in the coffin that is an 0-4 start.
The start, albeit not great, is the least of his worries right now. It’s no secret that this Jets team wasn’t going to be serious contenders this season, and are still building around second year quarterback Sam Darnold.
There are more issues behind closed doors with Gase. He wasn’t a popular hire in New York, and it’s not hard to see why after he struggled mightily in Miami and was middle of the road as a coordinator in Chicago.
Gase started a rift within the New York Jets organization right away. It’s been rumored that he didn’t want to sign running back Le’Veon Bell in free agency. He also wanted full control of the personnel decisions, which is believed to be the cause of general manager Mike Maccagnan’s firing just a few weeks after the draft.
Gase is also one to not hold himself accountable in the press. He has thrown players under the bus in recent weeks after a blown lead in week one and two lackluster performances to follow.
With Sam Darnold out because of mono, this team has yet to find an identity on offense. Yes, it makes it harder to get a rhythm going, but for someone as heralded in the league as Gase, he should be able to at least get Bell going.
It’s been disastrous so far this season, and it’s hard to see this getting any better. Combining organizational rifts with on-field struggles, it’s possible Gase doesn’t last more than a season for the Jets.