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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Stephen A. Smith unloads on ‘waste of time’ Adam Gase

The New York Jets have been nothing shy of a disaster in Adam Gase’s first year as head coach, and there is a growing belief that the team may not give him a chance to turn things around in 2020. As far as Stephen A. Smith is concerned, the Jets never should have hired Gase in the first place.

Smith unloaded on Gase during Monday’s edition of “First Take,” calling the 41-year-old coach a “waste of time” for the Jets.

“I don’t know Adam Gase from a can of paint,” Smith said. “I just know he never deserved the Jets head coaching job. As far as I’m concerned he’s proven that. … How the hell do you come from Miami with one playoff game in three years, you were never that impressive, you get the head coaching job for the New York Jets, and before you ever coach a preseason game you somehow garner the power to get rid of the GM, Mike Maccagnan?”

It will be interesting to see how the Jets handle Gase. They are 1-7 this season and have seemingly gotten worse by the week, with Sam Darnold not showing much — if any — improvement from the up-and-down rookie season he had a year ago. New York’s offense was supposed to look a lot better under Gase and with the addition of Le’Veon Bell, but Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins included some extremely embarrassing moments.

Gase appeared to be having problems with the Jets’ front office immediately after he was hired, and there were rumblings that he was unhappy with the way the team spent some of its money in free agency. He basically brought in his own GM after clashing with the previous regime, so it’s possible the Jets could give Gase an offseason to prove he knows what he is doing from a personnel standpoint.

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