After firing Todd Bowles following a 4-12 season in 2018, The New York Jets were looking to sign an offensive minded coach. While their rookie quarterback Sam Darnold had a solid inagural season, an offensive minded coach would certainly help Darnold’s progression.
The Jets had multiple great coaching options with Lincoln Riley, Matt Rhule and Kliff Kingsbury amongst others. However, they decided to go with Adam Gase. Since his hiring, Gase has worked his way onto the hot seat. Joe Douglas must fire Adam Gase to get Sam Darnold’s progression back on track.
In 2019, the Jets offense ranked 31st in total offense. So far in 2020, they’ve ranked last in total offense. They ranked last in points per drive (1.21) in 2019 and are last again in 2020 (1.36). Gase, who was hired to elevate the team’s offense, has instead sent it backwards. As a young quarterback trying to develop into a star, Sam Darnold needs a coach who can make adjustments to make those numbers go up and Adam Gase can’t.
In 2020, the Jets have gotten off to a rough start. They lost 27-17 to the Buffalo Bills in week 1 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. In week 2, they lost to a depleted San Francisco 49ers team, 31-13. In both games, the offense looked bad. While they were without multiple offensive playmakers, Gase’s play calling was concerning. On a critical fourth and 1, Gase wouldn’t allow Darnold to audible. The play resulted in a turnover on downs. That decision is a representation of how Gase has held Darnold back both mentally and on the field.
The Adam Gase hire was questionable from the start, but after 18 games, we’ve seen enough. In order for Sam Darnold to take off, the Jets must fire Adam Gase!
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