Jets hire Adam Gase 00:01:44
Adam Gase was hired to the 19th Head Coach in Jets franchise history. Was it the right move?

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Peyton Manning spent 18 years in the NFL, rewriting the NFL record book and winning two Super Bowls along the way. And a few years before Manning arrived in the league, John Elway did the same thing on his way to the Hall of Fame.

Those are two of the greatest quarterbacks who ever lived, and combined they may know more about the position and offensive football than any two people in history.

Manning once called new Jets coach Adam Gase "the smartest guy I know."

Elway once called Gase a "genius."

And when those two old quarterbacks talk about a coach like that, everyone else should listen.

The Jets obviously did, and that's the bottom line on why they hired the 40-year-old Gase to be the 19th coach in their franchise history. They are hoping some of that genius will rub off on Sam Darnold, their 21-year-old franchise quarterback.

That's what this whole search was about - finding a guru who could guide Darnold through his formative years and get the most out of him as quickly as possible. Manning felt so strongly about Gase's ability to do so that he made a personal plea to Jets CEO Christopher Johnson in a phone call, a source confirmed.

In fact, the best season of Manning's storied career came with Gase as his offensive coordinator in Denver, even though Manning was 37 and still coming back from multiple neck surgeries at the time.

Sure, maybe a lot of coaches could've succeeded with Manning, even at that stage of his career. But Gase has also had success with Jay Cutler and Tim Tebow. And he even squeezed production out of Brock Osweiler and journeyman Matt Moore.

"Other than Peyton he hasn't had much to work with, but look at what he's gotten out of some of these guys," said one NFC executive. "He's great with quarterbacks. They love him. He gets things out of them that few others could."

It's true that most of Gase's quarterback proteges have been flawed. Yet he squeezed just enough out of Tebow as his quarterbacks coach in Denver in 2011 to help the Broncos to the second round of the playoffs. In 2015, as the Bears offensive coordinator, he helped Cutler cut way down on his turnovers (only 11 interceptions) and record the highest passer rating of his career (92.3).

He also got just enough wins out of Osweiler and Moore to keep the Dolphins in contention, and even earn one playoff berth, while quarterback Ryan Tannehill was missing half of the team's games.

Gase's best work, though, and the work that got him on the NFL's head coaching carousel, came in Denver with Manning when he was the quarterbacks coach in 2012 and offensive coordinator in 2013-14. No one was sure Manning would even still be able to play when he first got to Denver, yet those turned into three of his finest NFL seasons. His 5,477-yard, 55-touchdown, 10-interception performance in 2013 was the best as the Broncos set several NFL offensive records and made a Super Bowl run.

And it's not like he was just holding a clipboard for Manning, either. Manning has a reputation for being an overly demanding player who can be tough on teammates and coaches. But Gase's work ethic and football brain clearly earned his respect.

"I really like Gase," Manning told Sports Illustrated's MMQB back in 2014. "I like playing for guys that are smarter than me and work as hard as me. Gase is there before I get there in the morning. That's what I like about Adam. He's always working, always thinking."



Manning has praised Gase for his play-calling, his innovation, his willingness to adjust. So just imagine all of that knowledge being shared with the young Darnold. The Jets obviously do.

Some of their offensive players were not happy with what they considered a lack of creativity and aggressiveness under Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates last season. They felt Darnold had the ability to do more than he was being asked to do.

Late in the season, the Jets opened up the playbook and Darnold relaxed. As a result, he completed 64 percent of his passes for 931 yards and six touchdowns with only one interception over the final four games of the season. That was good for a passer rating of 99.1. To some players that proved the point that Darnold wasn't being challenged enough. They felt Bates' play-calling and direction were stunting his growth.

Obviously there's still plenty of untapped potential in Darnold, which the Jets are hoping Gase can tap into quickly. This will be the first true, star young quarterback he'll have to develop. Tannehill was already 28 and four seasons into his NFL career when Gase arrived in 2016. That year, actually, Tannehill was thriving with a career-best completion percentage of 67.1, 2,995 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions before he missed the last three games with injuries.

He missed all of the 2017 season too. In fact, he missed 24 of the 48 games that Gase coached in Miami. So he never really had a chance to develop Tannehill the way he'll have with Darnold now. And the Jets obviously trust that Gase will develop him well -- because nothing is more important to the franchise than what happens with Darnold next.

"He'll be great for Darnold," the NFC executive said. "How he handles everything else that comes with the job remains to be seen. But he'll get the most out of the quarterback. He always does."

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Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: Last week, the Jets officially confirmed they had hired Gregg Williams to be the team's new defensive coordinator. Williams brings with him almost 30 years of NFL experience, but what effect will his system have on the Jets' players?

The first observation to make is that Williams is a fiery motivator who demands accountability from his players. While this was an approach that he took a step too far when he was suspended for a year due to his involvement in the "Bountygate" scandal, his players have said he's the type of coach that makes you want to run through a wall for him.

But he's not afraid to bench a high-profile player if they make a mistake, or not working hard enough in practice.

Tags: Darron Lee, Jamal Adams, Leonard Williams
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Dec 23, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 23, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The NFL Pro Bowl brings together the best in the game to have a fun week with superstars interacting and showing the fans a good time. 

But that doesn't mean rivalries need to be put to the side.

Jets S Jamal Adams, who is playing in his first Pro Bowl, was interacting with fans when he saw the Patriots' mascot, "Pat Patriot." After signing his final autograph, he told everyone in the crowd, "I'm finna knock this mascot out."

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Dec 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase (middle) celebrates with Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (right) after defeating the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Dec 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase (middle) celebrates with Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (right) after defeating the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Jets announced Wednesday that Dowell Loggains is officially their new offensive coordinator under head coach Adam Gase.

Loggains, 38, coached the 2018 season with Gase in Miami. He was the OC for the Tennessee Titans from 2012-13 and Chicago Bears from 2016-17. Loggains was the quarterback coach for the Cleveland Browns during Johnny Manziel's rookie year in 2014. Loggains played college football at the University of Arkansas.

Gase and Loggains first crossed paths in 2015, while the former served as the Bears OC. Loggains was Chicago's quarterback coach that season, and Jay Cutler had one of his best years under the coach. Loggains led Cutler to 3,629 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and a career-lowest 11 interceptions. 

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Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveIf there was an easy decryption key to the Patriots' success, someone would have found it long ago. Instead, their secret has been locked in Foxboro for more than a decade, through 15 AFC East championships in the last 16 years, eight straight appearances in the AFC championship game, nine Super Bowl appearances since 2001, and five championships so far.

In a copycat league, they are the anomaly that no one has been able to duplicate, even though everyone has tried.

Still, there are lessons to be learned for every team trying to build a franchise in the shadow of the Patriots, including the Jets and the Giants. Here are some of those lessons as the New York teams begin to rebuild their program from the ashes in the hopes of someday giving the Patriots a fight as the next dynasty in the league.

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Who to watch in Senior Bowl 00:00:34
The Senior Bowl is this weekend in Mobile, Alabama. What players should Jets fans keep an eye out for?

As the Jets build their NFL Draft big board, making a stop at the Reese's Senior Bowl this week is a priority.

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan was on hand Tuesday for the drills and practice that the top seniors in college football this season participated in. According to The Athletic's Connor Hughes, he was paying very close attention to the offensive and defensive line drills.

The Jets have many needs to attend to this offseason, so with that in mind, here are a few seniors to look out for this week in Mobile, AL…

Tags: Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Scott Thompson
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May 12, 2017; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains addresses the media after the Bear's Rookie Minicamp workout at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)
May 12, 2017; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains addresses the media after the Bear's Rookie Minicamp workout at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: Based on a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport on Tuesday, the path is now clear for the Jets to hire Dowell Loggains as their new offensive coordinator. With the coaching staff starting to take shape, we can consider what to expect from the offensive coaches in 2019 and beyond.

The 38-year old Loggains has over a decade of experience coaching at the NFL level, including four years as a quarterbacks coach and five as an offensive coordinator. In 2015, Loggains was hired as a quarterbacks coach by then-Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase. However, at the end of that year, Gase was hired as Miami's head coach and Loggains was promoted into Gase's old job. Two years later, Gase brought Loggains to Miami to again work under him, this time as offensive coordinator.

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Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: Two years ago, the Los Angeles Rams were 4-12 - their 13th straight season without a winning record. Their roster looked depleted, their future at quarterback seemed uncertain, and they had just hired a new head coach.

Their rise from those ashes to Super Bowl LIII has been lightning fast and absolutely remarkable. And to get there, they followed a plan that could very easily apply to the Giants and the Jets.

Here are some of the lessons they can learn from the new NFC champs...

Tags: Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan coaches against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan coaches against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

With the Chiefs firing their defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, head coach Andy Reid will have to look for a replacement this offseason. And ESPN's Adam Schefter believes a certain former Jets head coach could be a good candidate. 

Schefter says to look out for Rex Ryan to potentially be targeted by Kansas City as Sutton's successor for the 2019-20 season. Ryan, who is currently an ESPN analyst, has been asked about defensive coordinator jobs in the past and could see another one in front of him now. 

Ryan's last stint in the NFL was serving as the Bills' head coach in 2015 and 2016. Before that, he was the Jets' head coach from 2010-2014, where he led New York to back-to-back AFC Championship games in 2010 and 2011. 

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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

Tony Romo proved he's an unparalleled reader of the game during the AFC Championship game on Sunday night.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback accurately called New England's plays before they happened, and if we take a step back in time, we'll find that he called Sam Darnold's future, too.

During an interview with Chris Simms and Adam Lefkoe for the Simms and Lefkoe Show in early Sept. of last year, Romo sang high praises for the Jets rookie quarterback before his season even began. 

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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Adam Gase wants to be in New York for the long haul.

The new Jets head coach has seen his fair share of quarterback injuries from his time with the Miami Dolphins. Gase adjusted to the injury bug's brutal reality by changing his quarterback 10 times in 49 games as Miami's coach, NBC Sport's Peter King notes. Now, he wants nothing more than to build consistency and endurance with rookie Sam Darnold and the Jets. 

A team's character is built from confidence in its quarterback. Game to game and week to week, plays are dictated by a strong team culture and the offense's dependency on the shot caller. Gase lacked that good fortune with the Dolphins, dealing instead with injuries to first-round pick Ryan Tannehill in his first year as Miami's head coach. 

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New York Jets kicker Jason Myers kicks a field goal during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets kicker Jason Myers kicks a field goal during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports)

New Jets head coach Adam Gase is moving swiftly in the process of replenishing New York's coaching staff.

The Jets reportedly hired Frank Pollack on Monday to be their new offensive line coach, according to Yahoo Sport's Mike Florio. This is a good indication that New York's existing O-line coach Rick Dennison, a hire by former head coach Todd Bowles, is out. 

Pollack, 51, spent 2018 as the Bengal's offensive line coach. He spent five seasons with the Cowboys prior to his stint in Cincy.

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Pressure of Gase, Maccagnan 00:00:28
Former Jets quarterback Ray Lucas doesn't believe Adam Gase has proven he?s a QB 'whisperer' but all pressure shifts to GM Mike Maccagnan

SNY's Jets analyst Ray Lucas is a big fan of the team hiring defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. But what about new head coach Adam Gase?

Williams has the experience and track record necessary to deem him a solid replacment to Kacy Rodgers next season. But, given the Jets' priority to build the team around Sam Darnold, Lucas isn't too keen on Gase being the guy to develop him.

Lucas explained why on "Loud Mouths..."

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New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) catches a pass during warmups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (19) catches a pass during warmups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Cowboys are taking a shot on a failed second-rounder for the Jets in WR Devin Smith, signing him to a futures contract on Friday. 

Smith was drated 37th overall by Gang Green back in 2015 after having a superb collegiate career at Ohio State. However, the injury bug wasn't too friendly to the now 26-year-old. 

During his rookie season, Smith tore his ACL in Week 14 against the Titans, ending his year with only 115 yards and one touchdown. In 2016, Smith didn't see much playing time, playing in only four games after starting the year on the PUP list. 

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The Jets have shored up their new head coach and defensive coordinator, but an offensive coordinator still needs to be brought aboard. And on Friday, another potential candidate surfaced in Scott Linehan

The Cowboys let Linehan know they are going in a different direction, and the decision comes merely days after head coach Jason Garrett said he didn't believe any big changes were coming to his staff for next season. 

In an official statement, Garrett said it was mutual that both sides parted ways.

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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold unsnaps his helmet as he heads to the bench during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold unsnaps his helmet as he heads to the bench during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

It's never too early to look at Super Bowl LIV odds.

According to BetOnline.ag, the Jets find themselves with 66/1 odds to win their first Lombardi Trophy since 1968. The Bills, Bengals, Broncos, Lions, Raiders, Bucs and Redskins all share the same odds. The Giants are in the middle of the pack, owning 40/1 odds.

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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase speaks during a news conference in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase speaks during a news conference in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)

After his introductory press conference, Jets new head coach Adam Gase has been the subject of numerous memes that have gained some popularity on social media.

So has Gase seen them? Not in the slightest.

"I don't have Twitter or Instagram. I don't read the Internet. I don't watch TV," Gase said on ESPN's "The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz." "All that stuff is irrelevant to me. It's poluttion of the brain. I really don't care. That's not how I operate. I'm here to do one thing and that's to help this organization win."

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Jets dream offseason wishlist 00:00:18
SNY's New York Jets analysts pick each of their top three free agents they want the Jets to sign this offseason.

The Jets have their new head coach in place, and as Adam Gase puts together his staff, the next big step is what Gang Green will do this offseason to improve their 53-man roster. 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan will have almost $100 million ($99,387,909 projected by OverTheCap.com) to work with in free agency, and to explore trades. 

So who should they go after? The SNY Jets crew gave their dream offseason wishlist for the Jets, as they look ahead to the free agent class and players that could be on the market:

Tags: Jamal Adams, Sam Darnold, Scott Thompson
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New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan looks on prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan looks on prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

Mock drafts are continuing to pour in with three and a half months to go before the NFL draft, and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has the Jets taking a defensive tackle.

Kiper has the Jets taking Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the No. 3 pick, shoring up a defensive line under new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Though Kiper has the Jets missing out on the highly-touted Nick Bosa (No. 1, Cardinals) and Josh Allen (No. 2, 49ers), it's tough to diminish Williams' ability.

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The day the Cleveland Browns named Gregg Williams their interim head coach after firing Hue Jackson, their former defensive coordinator made one thing perfectly clear: The Browns were lucky to have him.

"Since I left Buffalo (in 2003), I had 11 letters to interview for head coaching jobs," Williams said. "Four of them, I didn't even have to interview. Just show up and sign the contract."

Tags: Darron Lee, Jamal Adams, Leonard Williams, Sam Darnold, Ralph Vacchiano
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Analyzing Gregg Williams hire 00:00:57
SNY's Willie Colon believes new Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will improve defense but his personality might bother Adam Gase.

The Jets officially named Gregg Williams their new defensive coordinator under head coach Adam Gase on Wednesday.

According to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Williams has agreed to a three-year deal with the team. Williams is flying to the New York-New Jersey area to sign the contract and finalize the deal on Wednesday.

Speaking about Williams for the first time on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan, Gase said Williams' defenses have always been a tough challenge, mainly due to their intensity level...

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Kacy Rodgers Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Kacy Rodgers Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Todd Bowles is reportedly not the only Jets coach on Bruce Arians' radar to join him in Tampa Bay. 

Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers has officially joins the Buccaneers' staff as a defensive line coach, as the team announced numerous assistant hirings on Wednesday.

Rodgers, 49, spent the last four seasons as the Jets defensive coordinator under Bowles and also worked alongside the former Jets head coach in Miami and Dallas as a defensive line coach. 

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8 years, we still Can't Wait! 00:00:23
It's the 8th Anniversary of Bart Scott's famous "Can't Wait" moment, and now it's back, and going places!

It's the eighth Anniversary of Bart Scott's famous 'Can't Wait' moment, and now it's back, and going places!

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Nov 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams claps for his players during warmups before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)
Nov 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams claps for his players during warmups before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveTodd Bowles came to the Jets with the reputation of being one of the best defensive minds in football. And in his first season, it was easy to see why. After that, it was all a steady roll downhill towards the Jets becoming one of the worst defenses in the league.

That's startling considering how they had invested in their defense. For eight straight years, before they took quarterback Sam Darnold, they had taken a defensive player in the first round of the draft. And they had spent big money on defenders in free agency like corners Trumaine Johnson and Morris Claiborne as well as linebacker Avery Williamson.

Yet they still had no pass rush and they wore down late in games. The Jets' defense was a remarkable group of underachievers.

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Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The Jets' long road from Todd Bowles to Adam Gase began in mid-November, long before either of them were fired from their old jobs. It started after a humiliating, 41-10 home loss by Bowles' Jets to the Buffalo Bills just before the bye week.

The week off gave the entire organization a chance to reassess itself. And the consensus inside the building became that the Jets needed a change.

What happened next was the beginning of what CEO Christopher Johnson later promised was an "extensive" search that over a two-month period included a look at Jim Harbaugh, a flirtation with Mike McCarthy, a push for Matt Rhule and a surprising inability to dismiss Todd Monken. When it was over, they ended up with a new head coach who wasn't on their original list because he was coaching a team in a playoff race with three weeks left in the regular season...

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Dec 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams stands on the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Dec 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Gregg Williams stands on the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

New Jets head coach Adam Gase touched on plenty of topics during his 15-minute press conference on Monday, but he omitted one key name.

The 40-year-old emphasized the importance of instructing a young quarterback like Sam Darnold, not being interested in total team control and, finally, filling out the remainder of his coaching staff. Gregg Williams is the defensive coordinator generating a buzz in New York and, though Gase did not specifically utter his name on Monday, reports say the Jets are close to bringing Williams in. 

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Dec 30, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase looks on against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Dec 30, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase looks on against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

Following the Adam Gase introductory press conference, Jonas Schwartz and Ralph Vacchiano deliver an all-new episode of The Jet Stream podcast!

They grade the new head coach's performance at the presser, react to Christopher Johnson's refusal to drop a playoff mandate, look ahead to the immediate future of the new coaching staff, and discuss what it all means for Sam Darnold

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Christopher Johnson talks Gase 00:02:51
SNY's Jeane Coakley spoke with New York Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson about why they chose Adam Gase as their new head coach.

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There is nothing new about the phrase "long-suffering Jets fan," because over the last 50 years there's no doubt they've all suffered enough. Right now, they're in the midst of a particularly difficult period. This is the longest stretch without a playoff berth for the Jets in almost 40 years.

That's why the biggest fear of those long-suffering fans who heard the Adam Gase press conference on Monday is that when it comes to this current playoff drought, eight years still may not be enough.

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Mike Maccagnan on Adam Gase 00:02:50
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan chats with Jeane Coakley after the Jets introduced new Jets Head Coach Adam Gase.

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If there was one word to describe new Jets head coach Adam Gase's introductory press conference on Monday afternoon, "understated" would be it.  

After a low-key introduction by CEO Christopher Johnson, Gase remained calm and measured, giving thoughtful and non-controversial answers to reporters as he reiterated that the organization would be patiently following a long-term plan.  

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Jets introduce Adam Gase 00:01:56
The Jets introduced Adam Gase as their new Head Coach. Here?s the best of what Gase and Jets CEO & Chairman Christopher Johnson had to say.

The Jets introduced new head coach Adam Gase during a press conference on Monday afternoon, with Gase speaking to reporters for roughly 15 minutes.

Here are the takeaways:

Why the Jets chose Gase

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Adam Gase with Jeane Coakley 00:04:08
SNY's Jeane Coakley spoke with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase about Sam Darnold and the team after his introductory press conference.

There may be a reason why things between the Jets and defensive coordinator candidate Gregg Williams have reportedly slowed down. 

Jets new head coach Adam Gase told SNY's Jeane Coakley at his introductory press conference on Monday that one of the things he learned from his time as head coach of the Miami Dolphins was not to rush into hiring the staff. 

"What I mean by that is you don't want to start grabbing guys that might be available," he said. "You might have to take your time, interview guys and I think we have the right mindset right now and heading in the right direction and hopefully soon we'll start getting guys on board."

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