Jets coach Adam Gase calls Christopher Johnson’s backing ‘important’
The New York Jets were supposed to have a fun season if nothing else. They had a second-year quarterback who was set to take the league by storm. And they gave him some nice weapons, including getting superstar running back Le’Veon Bell and solid slot wide receiver Jamison Crowder in the offseason.
New York also had a strong defense on paper and had brought in a new head coach in Adam Gase. Things were looking up for the Jets.
However, through the first 10 weeks of the season, the Jets are just 2-7.
Due to the poor start, many have been asking for changes to be made. However, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson has made it clear he does not want to make a head coaching change.
According to Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com, Gase finds the support extremely important.
Gase acknowledged during his Thursday press conference that things have not gone as hoped for the 2-7 team, but that Johnson has been around enough to know “what we’ve been trying to do [and] how we’re trying to fix things” that have gone wrong. He said making the public statement on Wednesday was “an important step for us” as they work to implement the changes they hope will lead to better results.
Of course, these are just Johnson’s words now. Who knows how he will feel next week, or at the end of the season.
For now though, the backing is definitely important. It will stop Gase and the team from looking over their shoulders every few seconds. This gives them a chance to just go play the game and be themselves.
Maybe in doing so they figure something out and things start to click. Although, things could get even worse too. And if that happens, maybe we will have to write about Gase and Johnson again really soon.