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Gase Meets With Media, Says Jets Won’t Commit to Jamal Adams Extension or Kneeling With Team

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Speaking with the media for the first time since June, Jets head coach Adam Gase answered some questions via teleconference with the Jets beat and was predictably asked early on about the Jamal Adams saga.  Gase wouldn’t offer a concrete answer as to whether or not the Jets planned on getting a new deal done with Adams before the season starts, but also praised him as one of the best players in the organization.

Gase said that this is a tough part of the business but that the two sides have to figure out a way to get to a good place.

Touching on one of the league’s hot button issues at the moment, Gase was asked if he would kneel during the National Anthem with players who chose to do so but Gase did not commit one way or the other, saying there’s a “long way before the season”.

Gase also had high praise for 37-year-old running back Frank Gore, whose role on offense isn’t entirely clear at the moment.  Gase relied heavily on Gore a couple of years ago in Miami and put him ahead of the much younger Kenyon Drake.  Could we see a repeat of that in 2020 with La’Mical Perine spending some time learning behind Gore?

Asked point blank by Kim Jones of the NFL Network if he wants Jamal Adams on  his roster in 2020, Gase made it clear that he does, saying “yes, I want Jamal on our team”.

In touching briefly on Sam Darnold’s workouts with quarterback guru Jordan Palmer, Gase said he’s happy with the work they do and that he and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains spoke with Darnold before his workouts were under way.

 

 

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.