Why did New York Jets fire Adam Gase? Internet slams coach and Doug Pederson for team's 'blown' games
As the final seconds ticked off the Gillette Stadium scoreboard on Sunday, December 3, it was not just counting down the end of a 28-14 New York Jets loss to the New England Patriots. It was also counting down the final seconds of their coach, Adam Gase’s time with the team and to the start of an offseason that could highlight a huge change for the team.
The Jets has now fired Gase on Sunday night, just hours after their loss to the Patriots at 2-14 this season, which is the poorest record for the team since 1996. In Gase’s two years, the Jets went 9-23, highlighted the worst offense in football and looked non-competitive for long stretches.
The Jets is now all set to begin a coaching search that is expected to be wide-ranging and led by general manager Joe Douglas. Top candidates include Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell and Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
“This evening, I informed Adam Gase he will no longer serve as the Head Coach of the Jets,” chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement. “During his time here, I had the pleasure to get to know Adam and his wonderful family and wish them nothing but the best moving forward. While my sincere intentions are to have stability in our organization — especially in our leadership positions — it is clear the best decision for the Jets is to move in a different direction.”
Two years ago, the Jets hired Gase with high hopes to replace Todd Bowles. They believed he would be the offensive mind that would bring out Darnold’s potential and make the Jets great again. Instead, Darnold sank this season and there are questions about whether the Jets should draft his replacement with the No. 2-overall pick in the NFL draft.
One Internet user said, "The jets have finally fired Adam Gase. The season is now a success." Another wrote, "Adam Gase and Doug Pederson both have blown games. One got fired."
The jets have finally fired Adam gase. The season is now a success— j (@Monte_C_Gullie) January 4, 2021
Adam Gase and Doug Pederson both have blown games. One got fired— nando (@tupacti) January 4, 2021
One joked, "Doug Pederson just Adam Gase with a Super Bowl ring and a guy on YouTube from Bakersfield that wants him shot out of a cannon." A user said, "I mean, I guess this is what happens when you need to fill air time. Jets fans will remember Adam Gase as a modern day Voldemort, now let them be. #TakeFlight @EvanRobertsWFAN."
Doug Pederson just Adam Gase with a Super Bowl ring and a guy on YouTube from Bakersfield that wants him shot out of a cannon— Ryan McDonnell (@RyanMcD29) January 4, 2021
I mean, I guess this is what happens when you need to fill air time.— Michael Hauff 🎙 (@TheFFRealist) January 4, 2021
Jets fans will remember Adam Gase as a modern day Voldemort, now let them be. 😂 #TakeFlight @EvanRobertsWFAN https://t.co/L6MXnFX9M6
One user said, "I hope Doug Pedersen gets fired after tonight's game... You tank.... you get fired... Just like Adam Gase..." Another shared a picture and said, "Honestly the Jets shoulda known what was gonna down when Adam Gase showed up to the 1st press conference looking like this lmaooo."
I hope Doug Pedersen gets fired after tonight's game...— Pete Hoffman (@TheHoffWFAN) January 4, 2021
You tank.... you get fired...
Just like Adam Gase...
Honestly the Jets shoulda known what was gonna down when Adam Gase showed up to the 1st press conference looking like this lmaooo pic.twitter.com/w4PlDmR5vU— Jimmy G is STILL MY QB!!!! (@sf_derek) January 4, 2021