Adam Gase becomes first coach in at least 26 years to punt on 4th and 1 twice in first five minutes of a game
There is a famous episode of "Seinfeld" in which George Costanza tries to be fired by the New York Yankees. He purposely dyes an old Babe Ruth jersey and, among other things, hauls a World Series trophy across the parking lot.
With that in mind, let's examine Adam Gase's Sunday decision making.
The New York Jets are 0-4 and not going anywhere. Quarter-finals are usually a bad decision for a coach, and especially outrageous for a team without a win. And in the first five minutes of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, Gase made it twice. Hey, at least he made history.
One of the punts was officially listed as fourth and second on the NFL's stat tracking website, but even the fourth and second still have the point. Gase generally does little to help his team win, and stabbing in short range situations is just the thing. Compare that to Tampa Bay Buccaneers trainer Bruce Arians, who goes from his own 20 to fourth and first place on Thursday night.
It's also fair to point out that Gase's Jets team is no good. The Jets started in fourth and first place in the Cardinals area later in the first half, which was the right call, and Le'Veon Bell was crammed with no win.
Stinging may not go well with owning jets, but that also assumes that owning jets doesn't pay attention.
The head coach of the New York Jets, Adam Gase, liked to call the punt team on Sunday. (AP Photo / Adam Hunger, File)
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