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Adam Gase: “I was not happy with that call”

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Jets head coach Adam Gase addressed the firing of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams speaking to the media on Monday.

Let me just point out that it is a bit odd the team president was part of this decision. The team president is responsible for the business side of the operation, not what happens on the field.

This was not a good answer. The truth is there is no good answer for Gase especially if Mike Silver’s reporting is accurate.

When the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl to the Patriots because of a bad play call offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was criticized, but so was head coach Pete Carroll. When the game is on the line, the head coach shares the responsibility for the calls.

Gase is the head coach. If he doesn’t like the call on a game deciding play, it’s his job to change it. Wishing after the fact isn’t good enough. Williams deserves blame. So does Gase. I hope somebody will follow up on Silver’s report and ask what conversation prevented him from paying attention to Williams’ call until it was too late.

Fortunately for the Jets, losing is more beneficial than winning at this point, but this game provided another clear insight into the inadequacies of the coaching staff. That starts at the top.