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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Report: Adam Gase in danger of losing Jets’ locker room

Adam Gase is only seven games into his New York Jets’ coaching career and he’s reportedly already losing the players.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, Gase is in serious danger of losing the Jets’ locker room after the team’s 1-6 start. After weeks of the same repeated mistakes, players are said to be losing hope already and have doubts about the team’s ability to handle adversity.

It’s worth asking whether Gase even had the team to begin with. Cimini says it’s clear that the Jets have not bought into Gase’s system on offense, and the unit has just seven touchdowns in seven games. Playcalling has also been an issue and the team has struggled to utilize its weapons, as Le’Veon Bell had just 12 touches in Sunday’s loss to Jacksonville.

Cimini says the team’s treatment of ex-offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele has also soured the locker room mood.

There is no suggestion that Gase is in danger of losing his job. While it’s a very bad sign if the players aren’t behind him, it’s ultimately ownership whose opinion matters, especially after Gase was given significant power after his hiring. However, Gase himself said he expected to be playing meaningful games down the stretch. That will not be happening, and the Jets have to be wondering why.

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