NY Jets: Adam Gase needs to be better in 2020 for the team to succeed
By Brian Rudman
NY Jets head coach Adam Gase must do better in 2020 in order for the team to find success.
NY Jets fans have endured year after year of disappointment over the last nine seasons. Gang Green hasn’t seen playoff action since Mark Sanchez led the way to the AFC Championship Game back in the 2010-2011 season.
With so much failure in recent years, Jets fans turn to one man to lead the way back to the playoffs — head coach Adam Gase.
Gase has spent one year so far on the Jets sideline leading the team to a 7-9 record and missing out on the playoffs.
But despite winning seven games and finishing the season 6-2 in the last eight games, there were times during the season when Gase just seemed to be at a loss for answers to help the team win.
The offense seemed predictable at times and the team just did not seem to be behind Gase during the low points of the season. However, Jets fans should not give up hope. There are plenty of head coaches that have not had immediate success, like Pete Carroll or Bill Belichick.
Gase does need to show improvement this year and help the team improve if he hopes to avoid being on the hot seat. Jets fans want to see a more competitive team this year. One that can compete for one of the seven playoff spots that are now available for each conference.
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NY Jets head coach Adam Gase must become more creative on offense.
The first thing that needs to be improved upon is the creativity of the offensive play-calling. Adam Gase is supposed to be an offensive genius, yet the Jets offense seemed stagnant at points in the season. Granted the offensive line was not very good, but the offense just seemed predictable.
So with an improved offensive line and another year of experience under quarterback Sam Darnold’s belt, we need to see a vast improvement from the offense.
There are no more excuses for Gase. He has the players necessary to get the job done.
A star running back in Le’Veon Bell, an improved group to protect the quarterback, Mekhi Becton and Denzel Mims have been added to the team which will help in a huge way and of course, and Darnold who played at an elite level down the stretch of the season.
The other thing that I believe Gase needs to improve is his team leadership. He is the head coach — he makes the ultimate decisions during the game — yet the team didn’t seem to be behind him at times.
His comments and attitude towards Bell at times this past season showed that he isn’t the biggest players coach. I’m not saying that you have to be the most well-liked coach in order to be successful in the NFL, but in order to find success this season, Gase needs to be a better leader.
This Jets team is much better going into the 2020 season than it was the previous year. The previous year also wasn’t the easiest for the Jets. A really tough first six games in which the Jets were missing their starting quarterback, but things will not get easier this year.
The Jets have one of the toughest schedules in all of football this year so Gase must be much better.
If the Jets are going to win this year, we need to see better play-calling from Gase and better leadership across the board.