Sunday, ESPN Fantasy Football Analyst took a big shot at New York Jets head coach on Twitter. His comments make Gang Green fans even more skeptical of Gase.
As if New York Jets fans weren’t leary enough about head coach Adam Gase, along comes ESPN Fantasy Football analyst Adam Rank to add to their concerns. One of the reasons Gase was hired by the Johnson’s to run Gang Green was his ability to work with quarterbacks. A necessary tool when the franchise has invested its future in young-signal caller Sam Darnold.
Gase rose to prominence as the offensive coordinator of the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos team that went to the Super Bowl in 2013. He was praised for his ability to work with Manning. Denver led the league in scoring that year and was second the following season.
Two years later Gase was named as the Dolphins head coach. Miami went to the playoffs that season, but it was also the beginning of quarterback Ryan Tannehill‘s decline. In the three seasons prior to Gase’s arrival in South Florida, Tannehill threw for over 3,900 and 24 touchdown passes each year for the Fins. During Gase’s tenure, Tannehill had 2995, and 1979 yards. All the while, Gase told those would listen that Tannehill wasn’t very good.
After Miami’s 7-9 2018 season, both were sent packing. Gase went to the New York Jets and Tannehill had to sign as a backup with the Tennessee Titans.
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They must have known something in Nashville. Tannehill replaced ineffective Marcus Mariota as the Titans starter for game seven. He won seven of his 10 regular-season starts and a pair of playoff games.
Saturday night, the man who Gase couldn’t succeed with was named as the 2019 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He beat out the quarterback, Jimmy Garappalo, who took San Francisco to the Super Bowl a year after missing almost the entire 2018 season with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, New York Jets fans have to be thinking it was easy for Gase to look good with the arguably the best quarterback in football history, but couldn’t do anything with a good young talent like Tannehill. What does that mean for Darnold’s development? They are also hoping that Adam Rank didn’t nail down Gase’s coaching career in one two-sentence tweet.
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