Sources: Jets Not Currently Looking To Move On From Adam Gase
Jets Owner Woody Johnson and Chair & CEO Christopher Johnson before yesterday's win against the Giants had "no plans of making a coaching change at the end of the season" despite the team's 2-7 start under Adam Gase, according to sources cited by Manish Mehta of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Maybe that will "change if it all crumbles to pieces in the final two months of the season" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/10). ESPN.com's Adam Schefter noted the Jets will "not rush to any decisions, even if their fans seem to have made one on Gase." Additionally, Gase and first-year GM Joe Douglas -- who was "brought in to upgrade the roster and provide stability -- have had only five months together without a full offseason." The Jets "believe the situation will sort itself out." A segment of the Jets' fan base on social media "wants Gase fired, the sooner the better, but the team is not inclined to acquiesce to those wishes at this time" (ESPN.com, 11/9). However, CBS' Jason La Canfora said, “As much as there’s pushback from ownership right now about it’s too early, trust me, they’re monitoring what the fans are doing” ("That Other Pregame Show," CBSSN, 11/10).
WHERE'D YOU GO? In N.Y., Mike Lupica noted Christopher Johnson "took some questions from the media in May, after firing" former GM Mike Maccagnan, and "issued a statement when he hired Douglas." He "hasn't spoken to the media since." During the team's slow start this season, Johnson has "displayed an almost thrilling lack of accountability." It is "no wonder the Jets have turned into the football version of the Knicks." Johnson "comes out into the open about as often" as Knicks Owner James Dolan does. The "bottom line on all this is that Jets fans have a right to believe their current CEO has a management style that involves hiding in his office" or "under his desk" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/9).
GIANT PROBLEMS? In N.Y., Pat Leonard writes Giants ownership needs to "decide if they trust" Senior VP & GM Dave Gettleman to "run a third draft after watching a dreadful lack of talent in white jerseys inside an absolutely dead MetLife Stadium" yesterday. They "need to re-evaluate" if coach Pat Shurmur has the "ability to pull this franchise from its dark abyss" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/11). In Newark, Kevin Manahan notes Giants President & CEO John Mara "stormed from the stadium after the loss" to the Jets yesterday, "not even looking up as reporters asked for comment." With Mara's silence, the organization's two highest-ranking front men -- Mara and Gettleman -- are "now ducking the media" (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 11/11).