Ian Rapoport says this isn’t so. The logic behind it is something else.
According to those informed of the decision-making, the thinking is that firing Gase would not only be counterproductive in general, but also potentially damaging to quarterback Sam Darnold.
Emphasis added by me.
The hope is that Gase and the team can do a U-turn, starting tonight, similar to how it finished 6-2 last season.
Even if they do (which they probably can’t), I don’t see what good it will do. That 6-2 finish last year was a mirage. It was created by bad opponents, shaky quarterbacks, good luck, and dominant Jamal Adams performances. It wasn’t the start of the team building sustainable success. If it was, we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about an uncompetitive 0-3 team.
I’m just speechless at this point.