Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News indicated that many of the same issues that plagued Gase during his time in Miami are resurfacing in New York. Some of the problems include his lack of leadership and unwillingness to accept blame for problems.
“The prevailing sentiment in Gang Green’s locker room is clear: Players don’t respect Gase, who has rubbed them the wrong way with his inability to lead and lack of support,” wrote Mehta. “The mercurial head coach also drew the ire of a litany of players during his tenure with the Miami Dolphins.
“Too many people on 1 Jets Drive — including players, coaches and front office members — don’t trust or believe in Gase, whose disingenuous bent hasn’t been lost on people in the organization. They painted a picture of an insecure figure always willing to point the finger at others for the team’s failings last season. No player, or person, was immune.”
One of the more recent personality conflicts involving Gase was with the Jets’ longtime trainer, John Mellody. The end result was that Mellody was let go earlier this month.
Gase is believed to be the cause of Jets safety Jamal Adams’ request to be traded, though the All-Pro defensive back is also trying to work out a contract extension.
Gase’s three years as head coach of the Dolphins between 2016 and 2018 saw the team compile a mediocre record of 23-25, losing a wild card playoff game in 2017. However, those last two campaigns resulted in a combined record of 13-19.
Soon after Gase was fired by the Dolphins, the Jets hired him, with Gase leading the 2019 team to a 7-9 record.