Jets’ Alex Lewis Protects Adam Gase amidst Rumors Players Aren’t Positive in HC
New York Jets offending guard Alex Lewis applauded head coach Adam Gase to Connor Hughes of The Athletic in light of reports that have actually painted the second-year Jets leader in a negative light.
” I have mad regard for Coach Gase. We have incredible personnel in the structure, on both offense and defense. We are developing a winning culture and mindset from the top down. I think in this staff, this organization, and most importantly my teammates. I understand everyone works to do, our jobs are multifaceted. In the locker space, training space, weight room, conference space and on the field we are developing a winning culture.
” I feel like all of this needed to be stated on the heels of reports lumping all the gamers in one frame of mind disparaging the head coach. I am proud to be a New York City Jet, now let’s Jet the [expletive emoji] up this season.”
Lewis, who the Baltimore Ravens traded to Gang Green in August 2019, started 12 video games for the Jets. He re-signed with the group on a three-year, $18.6 million offer this offseason, per Over the Cap.
The lineman’s remarks followed Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Gase is a “significant element” why All-Pro safety Jamal Adams has actually asked for a trade. Adams was stated to be “uncomfortable with his long-term future with the group,” per Mehta.
” One gamer informed me Adam Gase has lost the respect of the locker room with his ‘ruffian bulls– t attitude’ and the team’s lack of a plan offensively. ‘Guys really respect [defensive organizer Gregg Williams],’ the player stated. ‘No one appreciates Gase.'”.
Openly, Adams has actually voiced issues and frustrations regarding his current agreement status with the team, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini. He is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie deal, but the Jets could hypothetically get his fifth-year option and place the franchise tag on him in year 6. Adams has actually not mentioned any issues with Gase, a minimum of on the record.
Gase, in his first season as the Jets head coach, piloted the group to a 6-2 surface after a 1-7 start to go 7-9 total, a three-win enhancement from the year prior to. That was regardless of the team missing beginning quarterback Sam Darnold for three video games due to mononucleosis.
The Jets open the 2020 season versus the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Sept. 13.