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Jets HC Adam Gase knows winning cures all

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Adam Gase of the Miami Dolphins looks on ahead of their game against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Adam Gase of the Miami Dolphins looks on ahead of their game against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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It’s been a roller-coaster offseason for the New York Jets, but new head coach Adam Gase knows the fans are still most concerned with winning games above all else.

The Jets signed two of the biggest tickets on the free agent market this offseason, bringing in running back Le’Veon Bell from the Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker C.J. Mosley from the Baltimore Ravens. Along the way, they missed out on another stud linebacker, as Anthony Barr reneged on an expected agreement with the team and opted to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.

Gase was hired to replace Todd Bowles as head coach, despite having been just fired himself by a division rival, the Miami Dolphins.

The team launched a completely new set of uniforms, including an all-black alternate.

Most recently, the biggest change of the offseason came: Firing general manager Mike Maccagnan, and making Gase his interim replacement. The move came just weeks after Maccagnan presided over yet another NFL draft, one that netted them arguably the best player in the entire class at No. 3 overall, Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.

But when we spoke to the media Thursday at the team’s latest Organized Team Activities, Gase made it clear that winning is all that matters, and all that fans will remember in the end:

Gase gave you some insight into his DNA today.

'I think our fans care if we win or lose. If we win games, nobody is going to remember this. Our job is to win games. That’s it.'

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) May 23, 2019

There were rampant rumors surrounding Gase, from his relationship with Maccagnan to his thoughts on adding Bell to the roster at such a high cost. He addressed those topics Thursday, as well:

Adam Gase on the NFL Draft: I did the exact same thing I did in Miami. Personnel guys – that's their baby. Says he was there to help when needed.

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) May 23, 2019

Adam Gase on #Jets RB @LeVeonBell: I'm excited we have him. I have been in constant communication with him. He is a great player, a good person. I have enjoyed my interaction with him.

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) May 23, 2019

Adam Gase: Jets are in the beginning stages of their process of searching for a GM. He said the organization will be very detailed in how they are going to do it. "It's going to be Christopher Johnson's decision."

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) May 23, 2019

This has been a crazy series of events for the Jets fan base to follow, but at the very least, the team added tons of talent in the offseason, and the offense should see marked improvement thanks to the presence of Gase and the continued development of second-year quarterback Sam Darnold.

While the last few months have certainly felt like a bad soap opera for the Gang Green, fans won’t care one bit if it all culminates in the Jets returning to NFL relevance under Gase’s watch.

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