Adam Gase ‘surprised’ Jamal Adams tore him apart before Jets trade

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Adam Gase believed he had a good relationship with Jamal Adams before the hapless All-Pro security was traded to Seattle in July.

Thus, the Jets head coach admits that he was “surprised” that Adam shot him before the deal was even finalized.

“I thought it was good, but obviously he felt different,” Gase said ahead of practice Thursday at Florham Park. “I don’t know, I never had bad interactions with him. I thought it was all… he was someone I talked to a lot and communicated with.

“Once the season is off, it’s kind of where I can’t do anything. I am not responsible for contracts. I am not involved in these discussions. It’s kind of where his agent and the front office guys have to go to work.

Shortly before the exchange was consumed – which marked the Jets’ first-round picks in 2021 and 2022, safety Bradley McDougald and a 2021 third-round – Adams said in a published report that Gase did not was not “the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land.” ”

In a November interview with the “All Things Covered” podcast, he also called the Jets a “laughing stock” and claimed “they don’t want to win,” while saying playing for Seattle “is what the NFL does. is meant to be ”and“ The dream I dreamed of. ”

The double Pro Bowler has no interceptions but a record 7.5 sacks in eight games for the Seahawks (8-4), while the Jets are 0-12 to enter Sunday’s game between both teams in Seattle.

“It’s just one of those things where, whatever way it worked, I guess that’s the deal,” Gase said. “I thought he did a good job while he was here and he played hard and sold out and tried to do whatever he could to help us win.

“In the end, we couldn’t come to an agreement. He’s in Seattle and is playing well for them. So it’s a bit like the NFL.

Adams also said on the podcast that he had “fought depression” during his three seasons with the Jets. The team posted a 16-32 record in that non-playoff appearance.

“We talked about it. I knew when we lost how much it hurt him. I knew it, ”Gase said. “He’s a competitor, man. He has no interest in coming out on the wrong side of the stick in the win / lose column. He feels like he’s selling himself and giving everything he has. He wants to win. He wants to do whatever he can to win.

Gase, who is not expected to return next season to reap the benefits of the proposed deal, added he was unsure whether he would attempt to speak to Adams if they ran into each other on the pitch before or after Sunday’s game. .

“I think both sides got what they wanted,” Gase said. “Ultimately, I think (trade) will also benefit both parties. ”

Jamal Adams throws Adam Gase
Adam Gase was “surprised” that Jamal Adams tore him apart before Adams was traded by the Jets.
NY Post: Charles Wenzelberg; Getty Images

Speaking earlier this week on The Uninterrupted’s “17 Weeks” podcast on SiriusXM, Adams insisted he was focused on winning the match and “was not going to get into the hype. »Facing his former team.

“I’ll be there at the game, when they show up, they’ll put on their helmets just like I do on my helmet and we’ll go to work. It’s that simple, bro, said Adams. “I’m on this matter, my brother. I’m at peace with it all, man.

“I have a lot of relationships there, even with the staff and so on. I keep in touch with those who have been there for me and those who have always supported me.

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