It’s been a fun 24 hours as we went from anticipating the kickoff, watching the game itself unfold, seeing THREE left-handed pass completions (one by Fitz; two by Tua), and then watching the media discuss Adam Gase. (as I write this, SHOCKINGLY, Gase still has a job).
But for me personally, the best part is reading the NY newspapers and what they say about the Jets. As bad as the players played, the writers are roasting Adam Gase more than anything. I love it!
Gase’s arrogance and stubborness leads to losses.
We shut out the Jets, as our defense played well. But it could have been a much different result if not for Gase. On the Jets’ first possession, Flacco had a WR wide open running down the left sideline. He threw a bad pass for an incompletion. The announcers mentioned how the Jets need to take more shots like that. I agreed, and I was worried, because that guy was sooo wide open. Surely Gase would keep trying big plays like that. Flacco is a seasoned pro and a Super Bowl winner. He won’t keep missing wide open men as long as Gase tried it again…right?
Thankfully for us, stubborn Gase gave up on those plays. Gase also refused to anticipate our pass rush. He kept the same 5 blockers in on virtually every pass play, rarely giving Flacco any extra help. I often critiqued him in Miami for the same thing. 5 wideouts when you need 3 yards is just asinine football. Send two guys out on crossing patterns and give yourself 3 extra blockers. Give Flacco some time. But no. Just like Gase never gave Tannehill enough time, he continues the same ridiculous scheme in NY.
Speaking of Tannehill, the CBS studio team were saying he the NFL’s MVP so far this season and shows no sign of slowing down. Tanny led a tying TD drive with under a minute left in regulation, then started again in OT and drove them down for the winning TD run. He even did the ol’ fake spike play and caught the Texans napping…which is good for us because we want Houston to keep losing. I can’t believe they are 1-15. Houston is a million times better than the NY Giants, and yet they have the same record!