New York Jets: Adam Gase doesn’t deserve full blame for 0-3 start
The New York Jets may be 0-3, but head coach Adam Gase doesn’t deserve to bear the full blame. Here are all the details and why he deserves more time.
When teams win they love sharing the credit and it’s a honeymoon period of celebration. Although when teams lose, the common thing to do is point fingers and blame others.
With the New York Jets 0-3 to start the season, the scapegoat to blame has been head coach Adam Gase.
There’s no hiding it, the Jets have been awful this season.
The New York Jets are 32nd in the league in offensive yards per game, 32nd in yards per play, and 30th in third downs converted.
The only stat they’re in the top-10 for, they don’t want to be: penalties (ninth-most in the league).
Gase was hired by the Jets because of his offensive prowess, yet so far this season it’s been absent.
The only team scoring fewer points per game this season than the Jets is the Miami Dolphins and well they’re terrible.
But before we pull out the pitchforks and torches and march to Adam Gase’s house, let’s think for just a moment, why are the Jets this terrible?
Sam Darnold contracted mononucleosis around Week 1 and has missed two weeks of action and wasn’t fully healthy vs the Buffalo Bills in the season opener.
The Jets second-string quarterback Trevor Siemian broke his ankle forcing the team to put Luke Falk into the first regular-season action of his career.
That same quarterback who was drafted with the 199th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft in the first start of his career was in Foxboro vs the undefeated New England Patriots.
On top of the quarterback issues which would derail any team, the Jets defense lost several key pieces in the Week 1 matchup vs Buffalo including but not limited too: CJ Mosley and Quinnen Williams.
Williams was the No. 3 pick in the draft and hasn’t been able to make an impact yet due to injury. While Mosley was playing magnificently in the season opener, but a bothersome groin injury has prevented him from getting back on the field.
With this litany of issues ANYONE would struggle, let alone a first-year head coach in a brand new place.
Has Gase’s playcalling been suspect? Sure it has, but consider the ingredients he’s been left with, hardly ideal.
This team is 0-3 and that isn’t fun for fans who were expecting at a bare basic level to compete in games in 2019. But for fans to be calling for Gase’s head is overdramatic.
To be honest, the majority of New York Jets fans didn’t even want Adam Gase in the first place, so the first sign of struggle is more than enough fuel for you to call for his head. But instead of complaining, maybe we should see how this plays out?
Darnold and the rest of the players mentioned are supposed to return for the Week 5 road trip to play the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s judge Gase when he has a full deck of cards as opposed to less than ideal circumstances. Three games is simply not enough of a sample size to judge ANYONE, let alone Adam Gase.