This is a summary from Tony Pauline over a few podcasts I’ve heard him on. We have heard most of this stuff but there are some little details I thought were interesting.
side note: Pauline is a jets fan and season ticket holder
Discord between Gase and Mac started almost immediately. Pauline was hearing about problems while he was at the senior bowl.
In beginning of FA Gase preferred tevin Coleman. He felt he fit his offense better than bell. Pauline heard early on in FA from Bell’s camp that jets were showing little interest in Bell.
Gase really wanted Paradis. Paradis was actually in NY for an NFL function and and he and his agent were expecting a contract offer from the jets and there were planning going to Florham park but Jets never even offered a contract.
Gase wanted fells at TE because he felt he would be a good fit for his offense and the locker room. Mac said no.
Pauline said Mac philosophy was no big money for centers or TE. Positions for big money were offensive skill players and defense.
Prior to draft Mac, gase, and a team employee had dinner together to smooth things over. But things blew up again around draft time.
The Barr fiasco really hurt the jets. They missed out on other pass rushers because of that. After the Barr fiasco they really amped up pursuit of Bell against Gase wishes.
Pauline does not think Joe Douglas is done deal. Eagles will try very hard to keep him.