New York Jets are more likely to hearth Adam Gase after dropping to Cleveland Browns
An NFL insider believes Monday could be the day Jets head coach Adam Gase fires.
According to Jason La Canfora from CBS Sports, New York is “very likely” to gas off on Monday if the jets fall on the Browns on Sunday afternoon.
Gase starts Week 16 with an 8-22 record over two seasons as the Jets head coach. Without New York’s impressive win over the Rams a week ago, the 42-year-old would have only two games to go in a 16-16 season.
However, there is no guarantee that the Jets will lose to Cleveland this week, despite their 1:13 record.
On Saturday night, the Browns put recipients Rashard Higgins, KhaDarel Hodge, Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones on the Reserve / COVID-19 list. These wideouts, along with linebacker Jacob Phillips, are not eligible to play on Sunday after contact tracing classified them as high risk.
Even if a handful of players fail, the Browns are still formidable opponents. When you set a 10-4 record at East Rutherford, expect quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Browns offensive to rely heavily on the game in progress. Cleveland ranks third in the NFL with an average of 152.6 rushing yards per game.
New York will also be missing key contributors, albeit due to a number of injuries. Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams for example was This week he was injured with a concussion and a neck injury at the end of the season. His presence in the defensive line will certainly be absent against Cleveland’s swift attack.
At the beginning of the season Another NFL insider said he didn’t expect New York to move on from gases until the end of the regular season. What would a loss to the Browns do to change that if the Jets didn’t fire gases at any point during their 13-game losing streak earlier in the year?
However, New York showed weeks ago that it wasn’t afraid to fire a coach during the season. The jets split from defense coordinator Gregg Williams after New York’s heavy loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, a loss that was ultimately the result of Williams’ unfortunate all-out blitz call in the last few seconds.
With one game left on the schedule following a clash with Cleveland this weekend, that move may be taken to get the ball into offseason plans a week earlier. An interim coach would fill in and finish the last week of the regular season as the organization begins looking for Gase’s replacement for 2021 and beyond.
Gase still believes his job is safe Telling reporters that he doesn’t care about his job security several times in the past few weeks. Only time will tell if he’s still that team’s head coach as New York prepares to end a season with a trip to New England in week 17.
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