It's been a busy week for Jets. Eight days have passed since general manager Mike Maccagnan was fired after he had been conducting such minor team-building exercises as the search for a head coach, a free agency spending spree and a draft where jets hold number 3 pick. Adam Gase, chief consultant Maccagnan wound up hiring despite Gase's history overpromised success, was named Interim GM. Journalists immediately dusted their best circus and Game of Thrones metaphors, five months before the plan. But the above-mentioned collapse of circumstances was only the beginning. Here, in a specific order, is a partial list of what has since been exhibited out there in Jetsland:
2nd Interesting proprietor Christopher Johnson admitted that he only recently began monitoring how Maccagnan was doing his job. Now, Johnson's summary of being a grandson of owner Woody Johnson, made his fortune the old-fashioned way of being born in it. And with credentials like that, it's hard to see how Johnson might have overlooked Maccagnan's 24-40 record, his eerie story of shaping players after the first round and his general failure in other humdrum GM duties like "making decisions . "  3. Reports discovered that suggested lots of passive-aggressive behavior from Gase in recent weeks. Gase would not seem to have Le & # 39; Veon Bell, one of Maccagnan's greatest free agency purchases, but he also told people he would be okay with coaching him. "Fair or not," Sports Illustrated s Albert Breer reported, "some saw it as Gase distanced himself from the decision while he anchored to credit if it worked, largely because it matched with his reputation in Miami. "
4. About this reputation in Miami, here's Miami Herald 's Armando Salguero in those days after the dolphins fired Gase: "Gase reported working every day to make Miami Dolphins a winner But because he had so much power and no one to tell him no, he made mistakes. "Some of these errors involved staff decisions. But there was also this: "Gassen shouted at [owner Stephen Ross] to know more about football than he did. Several sources say that a senior club official had to intervene and tell Gase that he could not speak to the owner – his manager that way. "Related: Gas finishes 23-25 in three seasons as the dolphin's main feature.
5th Also just before the draft, per. Breer: "The coaches ranked Quinnen Williams over the Houston DT Ed Oliver, but went over Oliver in meetings. This was seen again when coaches cover themselves at both ends of a decision, this time open desire for a player as they dropped the line on the breadth of the body that the other was better. "
6. Draft analyst Tony Pauline, who reported weeks ago that strangling tensions between Gase and Maccagnan was hot enough to potentially result in Maccagnan's adultery, told Turn on the Jets podcast that Gase was "provocator" for getting the Maccagnan pushed out. "There is absolutely no doubt about that," Pauline said.
7th After Breer noted that Gase had been "fairly quiet" during the draft weekend, Manish Mehta from New York Daily News took it a step further by reporting that Gase strategically placed his chair out of the TV camera, educated at Jets & # 39; Warroom to avoid being considered as having a role in the team's draft decision making. Anyone else who feels a pattern here?
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9. A rumor went around saying that the Jets were considering driving by hiring Peyton Manning for some form of executive role. Peyton Manning has no interest in any kind of executive role with Jets.
10th Mehta reported that Christopher Johnson sought GM search input from Fox Sports and NFL Network speaking chief Peter Schrager; By and large, the rest of the jetsne refused that this was true. It is possible that Johnson asked the Schrager a personal friend about potential candidates, but not in any form of formal, consultative manner.
eleventh Gase pushed an old woman into the metro paths. Just for fun. I wanted to see if you were still aware.
12th More Pauline on Gase, from it Turn on Jets podcast: " Gase is a very temperamental guy, he is a type-A personality, squared – and you never know what you want He is a guy who can change in a crown, that was what often happened in Miami. "
13. Gaseous tight end Jordan Leggett, a 2017 fifth round pick. He also fired a scout.
15. Quinnen Williams, who took the third overall pick in last month's draft, has a calf injury that kept him out of today's OTA practice. It's probably less and nothing that will affect his ability to play games that count for another four months, but Jets fans can be excused for assuming that his legs should be amputated.
16th Eagles assistant GM Joe Douglas name has been floated most frequently as a possible GM candidate because he and Gase worked together for a year with Bears back in 2015. But the jets have not yet made any interviews and it is reasonable to wonder if Douglas wants to leave a stable situation as for good, this one.
17th At a feisty press conference today, Gase refused to have anything to do with Maccagnan's firing, insisting that there was no personal rift between him and Maccagnan, everything said fine with Bell, referred to Bell trade rumors as "ridiculous," and said the decision on GM rental would be Christopher Johnson's, not his. Do not let the new GM work with Gase. Gase (and jets) lied to journalists a few weeks back when they wrote down Pauline's report on his differences with Maccagnan, and today Gase tried to hit those differences as a normal give and take between colleagues in high-pressure jobs. See, press conferences tend to be less informative than performative, so it's strange to see such strong responses as this claiming Gas credibility. He is not the first coach to throw a slut from a podium, and he is sure that hell won't be the last.
18th When Patrick Daugherty so briefly took it over at RotoWorld: "In less than six months, Gase has secured both absolute power and probable denitability."
19th At the end of today's 14-minute presses, Gase drilled down on an important point: "I think fans are taking care of whether we win or lose. If win games, no one wants to worry about this, I will Tell us this. Our job is to win. That's it. "
Do you know what? Adam Gase is right about it. He must also be.