Adam Gase takes shot at Quincy Enunwa for ripping Jets on social media
The New York Jets have had issues with multiple players over injuries this season, but head coach Adam Gase clearly does not feel the team has done anything wrong.
Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa blasted the team in a series of tweets on Thursday after he was fined for missing treatments on his neck. When asked about the situation on Friday, Gase told reporters the Jets try handle their issues in-house and said there is “probably a reason” players like Enunwa choose to air out their grievances on social media.
"We handle our stuff in-house, and some people choose to use social media. There's probably a reason they're doing that" – Adam Gase on the @QuincyEnunwa situation.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) November 15, 2019
The implication from Gase seems to be that Enunwa knows he is wrong. Enunwa, who missed all of the 2017 season due to a neck injury and is out for this season after re-injuring his neck, said in his Twitter rant that he missed two treatments this week. He says the first was a result of taking his wife, who is a veteran, out for lunch on Veterans Day. The second, he claims, was due to an emergency at home. Enunwa noted that he should have informed the team ahead of time, which is likely the biggest issue for the Jets.
The Jets are within their right to fine a player for missed treatments, and Enunwa would have more of a reason to be outraged if he gave the team advanced noticed and was still fined. That said, two players have filed injury grievances against the Jets recently, so these issues seem to be popping up more and more. Gase may feel he and the team are in the right, but public disputes with players usually indicate some sort of a communication problem.