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Jamal Adams rips Adam Gase: “He doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building”

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In an interview with Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Jets safety Jamal Adams directed heavy criticism at head coach Adam Gase.

“I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land,” Adams said. “As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building.

“At the end of the day, he doesn’t address the team,” Adams added. “If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. If we’re playing sh---y and we’re losing, he doesn’t address the entire team as a group at halftime. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.”

In the interview Adams also expresses his frustration with the organization over stalled contract negotiations.

Both of these things can be true in a situation like this:

  1. Jamal Adams is handling his contract standoff poorly.
  2. Adam Gase has a documented history of alienating talented players and driving them off teams he coaches.