New Jets head coach Adam Gase met the New York media today.
Introductory press conferences for head coaches tend to be dog and pony shows without much substance. It’s probably the easiest thing the coach ever has to do. If you avoid making a big mistake, you won the day.
Adam Gase didn’t make a big mistake, and there wasn’t much notable to come from the presser.
#Jets CEO Christopher Johnson on Adam Gase: “My expectations for this team under Adam are very high.”— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) January 14, 2019
Adam Gase mentions Sam Darnold, and staying in the AFC East, as some of the top reasons he wanted this #Jets job— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) January 14, 2019
Christopher Johnson: “There will be no playoff mandate. I will never do that” #Jets— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) January 14, 2019
Not exactly riveting stuff, but no games have ever been won or lost in the press conference.
The internet did have some fun with Gase.
“Adam Gase is a quarterback whisperer”— Joey Langone (@JoeyLangone) January 14, 2019
Adam Gase: *whispering into Sam Darnold’s ear* I’m going to murder your entire family pic.twitter.com/3x1v3oAymG
Adam Gase has his eyes on the prize. Literally.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 14, 2019
This is some press conference. pic.twitter.com/vZxBs0gWeG
The Jets brainwashed Adam Gase. Only explanation for this twitch. pic.twitter.com/aP53o4w33j— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 14, 2019
All joking aside, this stuff doesn’t really matter. There are plenty of coaches who are great in front of a camera and lose on Sunday and plenty of coaches who are bad in these settings but win a lot. All that matters for Gase is winning.