Adam Gase Has Bold Message For Angry Jets Fans
Adam Gase has a bold message for angry Jets fans.
Despite New York underperforming greatly in the first half of the season, Gase apparently did not take much of the criticism directed at him to heart.
Whenever critics would lob insults at him over the Jets’ 1-7 start through their first eight games, his response would always be exactly the same.
“I’m rich as f**k,” he would say, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
You will recall, New York had a particularly rough go of things at the beginning of the season.
A lot of people expected that the team would come out hot behind the continued growth of second-year quarterback, Sam Darnold.
Unfortunately, Darnold came down with mono for the better portion of a month and that threw a wrench into the Jets’ plans.
As a result, New York experienced a terrible first half of the season, and Gase was generally the person who caught the most criticism for that.
“‘I’m rich as f–k’” has become Gase’s go-to line since taking over 11 months ago,” the New York Daily News reported.
“Gase has repeatedly said it to anyone that mentions the avalanche of criticism this year. It has become his defense mechanism.”
Is Gase’s weigh of responding to criticism the most mature way to go about it? That is debatable.
What is not debatable, though, is the way he has rallied the Jets to close out the year. After starting the season off 1-7, New York has gone 5-12 in its last seven games and will go into 2020 carrying a ton of momentum.
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What this crass comment says to me is this – I’m personally doing well and making good money, so at the end of the day I don’t care what anyone thinks. Furthermore my personal success supersedes how the Jets are preforming in my mind, so I’m largely unaffected by the Jets performance this year. – Wow
I really hope I’m wrong, since even if the Jets were having a good year this is unacceptable. The fact that he’s repeatedly saying this tells me his mentality and priorities are all wrong. I could forgive this being said once in a fit of anxiety and anger… but not as an affirmation. He’s got to go and now, so we can get someone in there with professionalisms and heart, that cares for the franchise as much as it’s fans do. We deserve better as fans, and so do the players who’s careers are at stake, and who also want to win. Why do the Patriots keep winning? Well it’s because their coach is passionate and dedicated, he will do anything to win. Great players will take less money to play for him and have no trouble buying into the franchise. Now ask yourself, especially considering how poorly we’ve done the past few years, if you’re a great player would you want to play for this coach given other options?
Will someone hear this call to action?
One lifelong Jets fan