NY Jets: Adam Gase ‘absolutely’ wants Jamal Adams on the team

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NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase recently insisted that he “absolutely” wants Jamal Adams on the team.

The NY Jets‘ coaching staff held a virtual press conference on Friday and one of the biggest talking points was expectedly the ongoing situation regarding Jamal Adams.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams iterated his support for the team’s star safety insisting that he “has his back” and understands Adams’ frustrations. But Williams wasn’t the only Jets coach to be asked about the issue.

Head coach Adam Gase was also asked about Adams’ status with the Jets and if he wants the two-time Pro Bowler to be a part of the Jets’ organization moving forward.

Gase responded to the obvious question with an equally obvious answer stating simply, “Absolutely, positively. Yes, I want Jamal on our team.”

In reality, what else was he supposed to say? Adams is arguably the team’s best player and it would make no sense to insist anything other than what Gase said, even despite Adams’ public statements about the Jets organization.

While Gase remained non-commital about Adams’ future with the team stating that it was “hypothetical” to comment about whether Adams’ relationship with the Jets could be salvaged, he made it very clear how highly he thinks of the former top-10 draft pick.

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And after reports emerged that part of Adams’ displeasure stemmed from his issues with Gase, he really couldn’t have responded in any other way.

NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase has made some headlines recently regarding his relationship with Jamal Adams.

Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reported earlier in the week that Adams was not a fan of Gase and that the vast majority of the Jets’ locker room didn’t have respect for their head coach. However, players like Alex Lewis and C.J. Mosley have since come out disputing that claim.

Either way, Gase’s name has been in the headlines recently relating to the Adams situation so responding in the way he did was the only right way to go about it.

Gase actually commented when asked about his relationship with Adams stating the following.

“[It] has been good since the time I’ve gotten here [in 2019]. We’ve had a lot of discussions throughout the season, trying to figure out ways to win. We’ve always gotten along well, and there’s been a lot of dialogue between us about on and off-the-field-type topics.”

It remains to be seen what the future has in store for Adams and if he will play another game in a Jets uniform.

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But while he seems to have given up on the organization, his coaching staff clearly still has his back.