The Jets have beaten 2 (Redskins, Giants W’s) out of the 4 (Bengals, Dolphins L’s) teams they should have. They’ve beaten one team they shouldn’t (Cowboys) and one team about the same as them (Raiders). I’m not sure what that says about them.....but anyone who thinks that either the roster OR the coaching is the sole problem is not watching this team. There have been deficiencies in both.
I don’t think Gase is going anywhere and I’m in the camp of giving him one more year with a (hopefully) improved roster. A 3rd offensive system in 3 years wouldn’t be good for Darnold and everyone knows the offense is completely devoid of NFL caliber starters. There’s a lot to criticize Gase about but it’s not time to cut the cord yet.
I’d evaluate Gase on his record in games that he has Sam Darnold (currently 4-5) and throw away the mess that was the Browns, Patriots, Eagles run from Weeks 2-4. Unfortunately, this most recent game was the Jets worst loss of the year by far (and I’m including 33-0 vs. NE).
This is a week-to-week league. Gruden is in Year 2 with a better roster and got anhiliated by the Jets. Jason Garrett will likely win a weak division and he also lost to the Jets. There are lots of bad coaches in the NFL. How safe should Pat Shurmur be? What about Kitchens and the 5-7 Browns? The Bears have just 2 more wins than the Jets. The Chargers and Philip Rivers have the same number of wins and both the Lions and Falcons have fewer.
I’m not trying to defend Gase here but there are some teams with a lot more talent who are doing just as bad (or worse) than the Jets. The NFL is unpredictable and truly good HC’s are just as hard to find as truly good QB’s. There are maybe 10 of them in the league. In fact, three guys included in recent Jets’ Head Coach searches are currently HCs for NFL teams (Quinn in Atlanta, Marone in Jax, Kingsbury in AZ). NONE of them have more wins than Gase right now. It’s just weird.
I think Carolina is taking a big risk getting rid of Rivera.