NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams speaks out about his relationship with head coach Adam Gase.
Adams notably spoke about his bizarre interactions with Jets general manager Joe Douglas over his contract dispute with the team. But Adams also detailed what many of us Jets fans have been wondering and that his relationship with head coach Adam Gase.
Last month, Mehta reported that Gase is one of the reasons why Adams requested permission to seek a trade. On Friday, in his exclusive interview with Mehta, Adams explained his rocky relationship with the second-year head coach.
“I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land. As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building.”
It doesn’t shock me at all what Adams is saying about his head coach. Gase is known for having issues with his players in the past so this more so just continues the trend.
Adams continued to speak about his relationship saying the following.
“At the end of the day, he doesn’t address the team. If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. If we’re playing sh—y and we’re losing, he doesn’t address the entire team as a group at halftime. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.”
The issues Jamal Adams has with NY Jets head coach Adam Gase are hardly surprising.
When Gase was the coach in Miami they had a lot of issues in the locker room and players on the Dolphins at that time were outspoken about their rocky relationships with their head coach.
One of those players was former Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry who was traded to the Cleveland Browns back in 2018.
In an interview from 2018 with Sports Illustrated’s Ben Baskin, Landry talked about how he repeatedly asked Gase to expand his route tree saying “when I’d go to talk to [Gase] about it, he’d curse me out.”
It’s a shame — an NFL head coach should not treat his players like that especially his star players. Like most Jets fans when I heard Adam Gase was one of the candidates to become the next head coach I prayed that they wouldn’t hire him.
He had a bad reputation in Miami and wasn’t exactly a highly-regarded offensive assistant before becoming a head coach.
One big takeaway I got from Adams’ comments was he said that Gase wouldn’t address the entire team if they were down at the half.
I can believe that because if you watch any of the games from last season you see Gase on the bench looking over the offensive playbook while the defense was out on the field it just seemed like he didn’t care and that’s not a quality a leader should have.
The Jets scored just two second-half offensive touchdowns over their last five games of the 2019 season. One against the Baltimore Ravens’ backups while trailing by 28 points and one against the Buffalo Bills backups in Week 17.
Gang Green routinely underachieved in the second half and Gase is likely a large part of that.
From what Adams is saying there seems to be a lot of turmoil in the Jets locker room right now and I wouldn’t be surprised if other players on the team are turned the wrong way by Gase.
It will be interesting to follow this story in the upcoming weeks leading into the regular season.