Jets coach Adam Gase didnt mince words Sunday, when asked about his emotions after a second straight blowout loss to start the season.
Im pissed right now," he said. That s--- is no fun, going out there and getting your a-- beat. So we need to get better fast.
The Jets are 0-2 after Sundays 31-13 loss to the 49ers. Just like the Week 1 loss at Buffalo, the Jets trailed 21-3 at halftime. (The Jets wound up losing 27-17 to the Bills.)
If Gase wants to keep his job past, say, Thanksgiving, he better find a way for the Jets to improve quickly, especially on offense. And that was essentially his message to the team afterward minus, presumably, the part about him perhaps getting canned.
Weve got to find a way to improve really fast," Gase said when asked about his locker room message. Thats the No. 1 thing: We have to go find a way to win one football game.
The Jets visit the Colts next Sunday, then play a short-week Thursday night home game against the Broncos. So 0-2 could quickly become 0-4.
And that would spell trouble for Gases job security, in just his second season with the Jets.
Of course, the Jets also started 0-4 and then 1-7 last season, before Gase turned things around down the stretch, to finish 7-9.
If Gase starts 1-7 again, he might not get a chance to salvage a second straight season.
Its nice that Gase is upset about the Jets getting crushed two straight weeks to start the season. (It sure beats him not caring at all, right?) But anger alone wont fix this.
At some point, Gases offense needs to pull its weight in the red zone. The Jets went 0 for 2 with scoring touchdowns in the red zone Sunday. In Week 1, they went 1 for 2.
The Jets finished 19th in the NFL in red zone percentage last season, when they were 31st in Football Outsiders' offensive DVOA ratings despite hiring Gase to fix a sputtering offense.
Hes running out of time to do that.
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