Adam Gase still being employed as the head coach of the New York Jets as I write this story on December 3, 2020, is a legitimate mystery. He went 7-9 last year in his first season as head coach so he absolutely deserved a second season, but with New York sitting at 0-11 on the year, you’d be tough to find one Jets fan that wants him to keep his job for another day, let alone another week.
One of the main reasons the Jets hired Gase was because they thought he could groom Sam Darnold and help develop his game. Seeing as how New York has had the worst defense in the league the past two seasons it’s safe to say he hasn’t done too much to help Darnold.
On Thursday, Gase literally admitted to failing as a coach, specifically in the developing Darnold’s game department.
“I came here to help him, help him develop his career, and we haven’t been able to do that,” Gase said, according to ESPN.
“We need to do things well around him, but at the same time, it’s on me to get him to play better than what he’s played,” Gase said. “I haven’t done a good enough job.”
That my friends are the words of a defeated coach. On the one hand, you have to feel bad for the guy because he knows he’ll be fired sooner rather than later, he’s not stupid. But, on the other hand, he’s getting paid millions of dollars to completely fail at his profession, so you can’t feel that bad for him.
Nevertheless, those comments from Gase seem like the cherry on top of the ‘this man must be fired’ cake. Admitting to not helping out Darnold, the face of the franchise, only makes matters worse for New York.