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New York Jets Make Final Decision On Adam Gase

New York Jets Make Final Decision On Adam Gase

The New York Jets lost to the Denver Broncos 37-28 on Thursday night. It was the team’s fourth loss in as many games and moved head coach Adam Gase’s record with the organization to a pathetic 7-13.

One of the key problems the Jets experienced against Denver was sloppy, undisciplined play. Usually, the coach answers for that.

“When you look at it and there’s 11 penalties for 118 yards, we hurt ourselves,” Gase said.

“We need to get this corrected. We need to figure out what guys are going to do things right, what guys are going to do the right things at the right time. This is not the way that we’re going to play.”

So will there be a reckoning for Gase over how badly he has botched his stint in New York?

It would appear not.

Connor Hughes of The Athletic reported early Friday morning that the Jets were sticking with their guy.

“Gase will remain on the Jets’ sideline,” he reported.

“New York will not make a change at head coach following Thursday night’s 37-28 loss to the Broncos, according to team sources. The outcome of the game did not impact the team’s decision as the Jets made up their minds before Thursday’s contest.

“The plan is for Gase to remain the team’s coach throughout the season, barring any dramatic circumstances that would make a change unavoidable.”

When asked what he had to say to fans who were calling for his job, Gase had a predictable response.

“I know we’re working to get this thing right,” he said.

“I mean, I’m not happy about this. I mean, I know we can play way better than this. I know we cannot beat ourselves and do the things we’re doing.”

New York has a brutal schedule coming up. The team will face off against the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots in the coming weeks. There is a very feasible scenario where the Jets are 0-9 heading into Week 10. And frankly, with this group, even a showdown against the Dolphins isn’t a surefire victory.

The problem for the Jets is that the team has shown few signs of life under Gase. It would be one thing if there were just personnel problems, but the head coach was making the most of it anyway. That’s not the case here. In this particular instance, the coach is just as much a problem as anything else.

Over the past five years Gase’s coaching record sits at 30-38. When you take that fluke 2016 campaign with the Miami Dolphins off the books, Gase’s record over the last four years is 20-32.

He is a bad coach, plain and simple.

The Jets can dillydally all they want, but the end result here is inevitable. Gase is the wrong man for the job, and he will get fired at some point.

It is a matter of when, not if.

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Charles Kruger

Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7's go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.

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