Jets head coach Adam Gase was unhappy, to say the least, about a perceived rift between him and GM Mike Maccagnan that was reported during the NFL Draft.
Gase, who is in his first year as Jets head coach, said he has a typical, healthy relationship with the GM despite reports to the contrary.
"I don't know who decides to put that out there, but it kind of pisses me off a little bit," Gase said on Friday at a press conference during rookie orientation. "Because we have discussions on everything. That's our job. We have to work through so much stuff, that's what we got to do. That's all we've done since we've been here, since we've started we've been in constant communication."
Adam Gase on the report that he had a rift with Mike Maccagan: "It pisses me off" pic.twitter.com/WluiNu7OoY- SNY (@SNYtv) May 10, 2019
On April 26, Michael Lombardi of The Athletic wrote that Maccagnan was on the hot seat internally, while Draftanalyst.com's Tony Pauline cited multiple sources that there was a "big rift" between Gase and Maccagnan stemming back to free agency.
Gase reportedly wanted Maccagnan to be more aggressive in pursuit of free agent center Matt Paradis, who signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Carolina Panthers.
The Jets head coach said he paid no attention to the story.
"The good thing is I don't read much," he said. "I think a lot of this stuff is crap, no offense."
Gase did admit that there were disagreements, though, but he said it was not anything out of the ordinary and believed it to be healthy.
"If everybody just agreed on everything it'd be boring," Gase said. "You need to have a little excitement every once in a while."
As for whether or not Gase was frustrated with the decision-making at any point in free agency, he responded, "Not really."
"We knew what the plan was, we just got to go execute it and moved on to the draft," Gase said. "It was just, can we get the guys we talked about getting? You never know. You got 31 teams competing against you, which agents are BS'ing you, which ones are shooting you straight; free agency is a nightmare procedure."