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Adam Gase blames himself for New York Jets’ woeful offense, says ‘that’s on me’


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — #Embattled #New #York #Jets coach #Adam #Gase blamed himself for his team having the NFL’s worst offense two years in a row, but he’s not worried about it being a blemish on his reputation.

“I don’t know if ‘worry’ is the right word,” #Gase said #Wednesday. “#It pisses me off. #If there’s one side of the ball I want to make sure is right, it would be that one. #It has not happened, and that’s on me.”

#Gase was hired in large part because of his offensive acumen, but his offense is on the verge of finishing 32nd in total yards for the second year in a row. #Before last season, the #Jets had finished last in total offense only once in the previous 47 years.

#Despite a two-game winning streak, the #Jets (2-13) are expected to fire #Gase after #Sunday’s season finale against the #New #England #Patriots.

#Gase disputed a report by #New #York radio station WFAN that said he already has been informed of his fate, claiming the report “was news to me. #No one has said that to me.”

#Jets CEO #Christopher #Johnson called #Gase a “brilliant offensive mind” this past #September, but the #Jets have struggled profoundly for most of the season, averaging only 15 points and 275 yards per game. They have yet to score more than 28 points in a game.

#It’s so bad that #Gase doesn’t even bother looking at their offensive rankings.

“There’s no point in looking at it. I know where we’re at,” he said. “#It’s not good. #We had so many games where we were so unproductive. I feel like things have been better in the last month or so. #Before that, we were inept — couldn’t do anything.

“[What hurts] is those games where you have absolutely nothing — no yards, no points, no third downs, red zone percentage is crap. #You have more than two or three of those, it’s just going to be bad.”

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The poor offensive numbers are not all #Gase’s fault; quarterback #Sam #Darnold has been inconsistent, the #Jets have no playmakers at running back, they have started eight different offensive line combinations and the receiving corps has battled injuries.

#In #Gase’s final season as the #Miami #Dolphins’ coach (2018), they finished 31st in total offense — which contributed to the surprising nature of the #Jets’ decision to hire him to replace #Todd #Bowles. #Gase has spent the better part of two seasons answering questions about his job security.

“#That started about #Week 6 last year,” he said.

“I learned probably when I was 22 years old, #Nick #Saban told me, ‘#Do your job until someone tells you different,'” added #Gase, who served as an undergraduate assistant for #Saban at #Michigan #State. “#That’s what I’m going to be focused on. #My job is to get us ready to go this #Sunday.”

The #Jets are down to two running backs, as rookie #La’#Mical #Perine tested positive for COVID-19. #Leading rusher #Frank #Gore has a bruised lung and has been ruled out, leaving #Ty #Johnson and #Josh #Adams.



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