Adam Gase addressed the media and was questioned about his past career, the New York Jets current situation and what the future holds. Here are the top takeaways.
Although this press conference was short and sweet, Gase and Johnson were able to discuss a plan of action for the next few months leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft. There were three main takeaways from today’s press address.
Firstly, Gase is focusing his efforts on his coaching staff. He wants to start with his coordinators and work his way down the list.
This is great news, as Gase knows he needs to start from the top. For example, Gase is more knowledgeable when it comes to the offense, as that’s where his experience comes from. He knows he needs a strong defensive coördinator and staff. It has been reported, Gase is on the verge of hiring defensive coördinator Gregg Williams, formerly of the Cleveland Browns.
With that said, hopefully, Gase will also address the offensive line coach need. With a young quarterback at center, the Jets need a secure O-line to protect Sam Darnold.
Which brings us to our next takeaway, Darnold. Gase is extremely excited to work with Darnold. Actually, he kept bringing all of his responses back to this topic. Gase saw Darnold’s pro tape, as he entered the draft. He also had to prep to play the rookie twice this season.
He’s never worked with a young, fresh quarterback. He wants to be a part of his conditioning, influence, and success. Gase said this season’s preparations need to start with Darnold, and he can’t wait to build upon the talents he has, in just his first year in the NFL.
This last takeaway is my personal favorite. Everyone knows the Jets struggled with finishing games. So when a reporter asked how Gase planned on addressing this issue, it was music to my ears.
Gase said it starts with the preparation. Everyone needs to put in the work, be on the same page and mentally focus on the result. He knows this is an area where the Jets lacked and is ready to turn this team around.
Gase believes he is the right fit for the Jets and will continue to grow the entire staff while maintaining a strong work ethic. With collaboration from the front office and the entire Jets organization, positive changes will arise. He said it starts with the preparation. Everyone needs to put in the work, be on the same page and mentally focus on the result. He knows this is an area where the Jets lacked and is ready to turn this team around.
At this point, all we can do is support Gase through this change. We need to give him the opportunity he deserves to turn the Jets into a fierce contender in 2019.