Moeller: Give Gase the Chance to State His Case

By December, Jets’ head coach Adam Gase could take over as the equivalent of the mayor of New York.

Or as generally disliked and have as much chance as being president as the current one.

This is now Gase’s Case. He has been given the full reign of the team from top boss Christopher Johnson after losing a power struggle with former GM Mike Maccagnan.

Hence soon came the appropriate interim GM title.

This is a 41-year-old head coach who had an overall 23-26 career coaching record in three seasons in Miami and reportedly was ousted when he lost a power struggle with the owner.

However, don’t declare this another Jets’ disaster yet.

Give Gase a chance to state his case. He does have an extensive NFL background that began in 1996.

His apparent totalitarian style and offensive acumen is just what the Jets’ need. Based on some of former head coach Todd Bowles’ player disconnects, this is what the Jets need.

The lack of discipline on and off the field under Bowles drastically needed to be tightened.

Gase’s first transparent move was the trade of linebacker Darron Lee to Kansas City for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

Lee lived up to his potential as a 2017 first-round pick and had some issues off the field.

Gase will find his players and find a new home for the rest.

Maccagnan did Gase an earlier favor with the signing of former Redskin wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who should fit Gase’s scheme well. And if you are a gambler, you could unde a 4njbets promo code.

Gase also had a major hand in the hiring of new GM form Philadelphia player personnel whiz and buddy Joe Douglas, whom he worked with him in Chicago. He shares the same “vision’” with Johnson and Douglas.

“We talked a lot about team building, organizational building, and making sure that everyone is on the same page,” Gase said earlier in a team press conference. “Communication is huge. Professional football has gotten to the point where you have to make sure everyone is in the same line. You have to make sure everyone is on the same page. There are a lot of things that go on in that, and I think Joe does a great job at that.”

Douglas then took the nod and recently brought aboard former Browns general manager and Ravens executive Phil Savage and Ravens assistant pro personnel director Chad Alexander, both of whom he worked with in Baltimore. Douglas also hired Rex Horan, former Jets’ director of college scouting and Indianapolis VP of player personnel, to be the assistant GM.

All three – along with Douglas – are highly regarded around the league.

So, Gase has all his pieces in place and there is a refreshed feeling around Florham Park.

A little over a month from now, Gase permanently will put his initial stamp on the team with the beginning of training camp and his development of quarterback Sam Darnold and his relationship with running back Le’Veon Bell.

Gase’s Case will officially begin.

By December, we’ll know if he can be the mayor of the Jets’ faithful or as disrespected as the Big
Apple one.

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Jeff Moeller

Jeff Moeller has been covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and college football and basketball as well as high school sports on a national and local scene for the past 39 years. He has been a Jets and Giants beat reporter for the past 13 years.

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