Jets fans won’t want to hear what general manager Joe Douglas say about manager Adam Gase on Tuesday.
Douglas supported the coach was disregarded in meeting with reporters. Gase hosted this 0-8 season and his offense is now dead for the last time in the NFL for the second year in a row.
“This is not all about Adam,” said Douglas. “I have to do a better job surrounding him with better players and better weapons. We stay together. I’m going through and thinking about everything I can do to try and help Adam. The goal is for this to be overcome together ”.
It should be noted that Douglas is unable to publicly answer questions about Gase. He will not tear off the team̵7;s head coach, who is his equal in the organization. Remember that Douglas and Gase both report ownership. Gase did not work with Douglas and Douglas was not the one who would make the decision whether or not to fire Gase.
“The hope is that we can fix these problems together and stay here for a while,” said Douglas.
He was asked if he believed Gase was part of the solution and said, “Yes.”
The Jets did not make any further transactions before the Tuesday deadline. They moved Steve McLendon, Avery Williamson and Jordan Willis in recent weeks, but took no action on Tuesday.
Douglas shot down a report saying the team was closely procuring Chris Herndon.
“We’re not shopping for Chris,” said Douglas. “We haven’t received any calls about Chris. I think there was some false information about that. “
Douglas also said that it was not true to report that the team was looking to deal with DT Quinnen Williams.
“I think there have been a few false reports of what we will entertain Quinnen,” said Douglas. “I was able to have a really positive conversation with both him and his agent and just need to make it clear that we don’t shop for Quinnen and what our vision for Quinnen is.”
Douglas said Williams is an important part of the team.
“My position on Quinnen is that Quinnen plays a senior position on Line D,” said Douglas. “I said before about the issue of attack and defense. That is the cornerstone of what we want to be. He’s a pass fast runner that I think has gotten better every week and he’s not a good guy, he’s a great guy. I think the focus is on keeping as many people around as possible.
Douglas said he believes Jets’ offense has shown improvement in recent weeks, pointing to them playing in the first half against both the Bills and Chiefs. The attack disappeared in the second half of those games.
“I think we were able to put the good halves together over the past two weeks,” said Douglas. “We just need to turn those sets into games.”