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Jets Q&A: Do the Jets still believe in coach Adam Gase?

Jets head coach Adam Gase on the sidelines

Jets head coach Adam Gase on the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 3, 2019. Credit: Getty Images/Eric Espada

Do the players still believe in Adam Gase?

Jamal Adams had an interesting answer to this question. The two are not really talking right now because Adams is upset that the Jets discussed his name in trade talks. But let’s just say Adams didn’t give Gase a ringing endorsement.

“Right now Adam is our coach and I’m pretty sure he’s going to continue to be the coach,” Adams said. “So we have faith in him. That’s not going to change. Whoever is in the building, that’s who we’re riding with. I got his back, that’s what it is.”

A little later, Adams gave a stronger endorsement of Gase unsolicited.

“We have Adam’s back,” Adams said. “He’s our head coach and I’m happy that he’s here.”   

How upset was Adams after this game?

He’s usually the most frustrated Jet after a defeat, but Adams spoke very calmly after this loss to the previously winless Dolphins. His reason? He said there were enough stories written about him during the past week regarding his mental state and seemingly souring relationship with the organization.

“I just don’t want any more stories about me,” Adams said. “As crazy as it might sound to some, I’m not trying to be a distraction to this team. I just want to win. I want to do everything I can to help this team win. So it’s about us.”   

What happened on the touchdown reception by Ryan Griffin that was taken away?

The officials reviewed the play and felt that the ball still was moving when the tight end hit the ground, so they reversed the call.

Griffin, of course, didn’t agree. He said the ball never hit the ground.

“I thought I got my body underneath it,” he said. “It might have been moving a little bit, but it never got off my body. I always had it tight. Disappointing. That was huge. That was huge.”

On the next play, Sam Darnold was picked off at the 1.   

Why didn’t Gase go to Le’Veon Bell on first-and-goal from the 2 or second-and-goal from the 2 after the Griffin catch was reversed?

Gase said it was because the Jets didn’t have any timeouts left. He lost one when he challenged an offensive pass interference call on Robby Anderson.

“No timeouts,” Gase said. “With what they do, it’s either we go goal line and take the shot or if we don’t get in, we run with a whole new personnel group. We stay 11 personnel and they’re loading the box and they’re bringing everybody.”

  

What was Bell’s reaction after the game?

He didn’t have any.

For the second straight game, the running back was gone without talking to reporters. That likely means he was frustrated and didn’t want to say anything he might regret.

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