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This past Sunday the New York Jets took on the Buffalo Bills and got absolutely destroyed. Unfortunately, the team has not been doing well with their luck in the coaching or quarterback department this season. So, an unanswered question remains: “Why is Adam Gase still coaching the New York Jets?”
After Gase’s introductory press conference last season he became a sports meme within minutes. He went viral due to the fixation of his eyes, and the fact that everyone firmly believes that he has no idea what he is doing. Jamal Adams, a former New York Jet strongly agrees with this statement, which speaks volumes. Case in point Adams was seeking a new contract and requested a trade about a month ago because he was frustrated with the lack of communication, team negotiations and long-term contract on the Jets. He is happily a safety for the Seattle Seahawks now.
Regardless, Jamal Adams has plenty to say about Adam Gase. Let’s start with when he shared, “I just don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promise Land. As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everyone in the building.” This is odd to hear, especially when it is being said about a Head NFL coach. Communication is key when it comes to coaching, you're supposed to talk to your players, work on plays with them, tell them what to fix, what they did well on and overall how to improve; without proper communication there is no growth. However, none of this is possible if the head coach simply does not talk. Jamal was right, the Jets will never reach the Promise Land if Adam Gase doesn’t work on improving himself first.
Another statement that Jamal Adams made about Gase in an interview with The New York Daily News was, “At the end of the day, Gase doesn’t address the team. If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. If we’re playing a team and we’re losing, he doesn’t address the entire team as a group at half time. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.” Just reading this statement is frustrating. Who would want to be on a team where the head coach simply doesn’t care?
Good coaching is the key to any successful football team. With the covid-19 pandemic already bringing halts and changes to the NFL Season, it is important for the coaching staff of each team to get their men on the same page and ready as can be. Unfortunately, this is bad news for the Jets as they are already in serious trouble with lack of coaching. Besides, if Gase manifests a way to run things smoothly and actually talk to his players, by the time he figures it out the season could be completely over.