The New York Jets shouldn’t let Adam Gase on the plane home tonight.
There was no question that the Jets would have a tough time against the Buffalo Bills today, but the effort the team has produced in the early going in Buffalo has been pathetic, to say the least. The Bills are cruising, up 21-3 at the half, as the Jets look like they may well challenge the Jacksonville Jaguars for the title of worst team in the NFL.
The Jets look completely unprepared to play this game as Buffalo has moved the ball up and down the field with ease. The Bills have outgained the Jets 223-102 in terms of yardage, picked up 19 first downs to New York’s five, and dominated the contest throughout, with the only negative for Buffalo being a pair of Josh Allen fumbles.
The offensive struggles are a big issue for a supposed offensive coach in Gase, who claimed prior to the season that the unit’s struggles in 2019 could be thrown out the window.
The remade offensive line has struggled against Buffalo’s pass rush, the wide receivers aren’t gaining separation and Sam Darnold looks like he has taken a step backwards in his second year in Gase’s system. This decision, on a third and six, should not be made from a third-year quarterback.
It has become clear that Gase is holding the Jets back and the franchise is wasting time holding onto him as their head coach. Gase’s offenses have ranked among the worst in the NFL for years, which is not what you want when you are trying to develop a young quarterback into a star.
The Jets have also developed a toxic culture under Gase that led star safety Jamal Adams to rip him in an effort to force a trade, which came days later. The excuses for Gase have to come to an end and the Jets would be better off letting Gregg Williams run the team for a year before figuring out a long-term head coach after the season.