Disgruntled safety Jamal Adams demanded a trade and revealed to the New York Daily News the level of disdain he holds for his head coach and general manager with the New York Jets.
“I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the Promised Land,” Adams told the Daily News of Gase. “As a leader, what really bothers me is that he doesn’t have a relationship with everybody in the building.
“At the end of the day, he doesn’t address the team. If there’s a problem in the locker room, he lets another coach address the team. If we’re playing sh—y and we’re losing, he doesn’t address the entire team as a group at halftime. He’ll walk out of the locker room and let another coach handle it.”
Adams, 24, told a fan last month he’d love to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Adams is from Texas and spends his offseason near Dallas.
But the Cowboys aren’t in position to spend, at least not in the stratosphere Adams believes he should be in — at or near the top-paid safety in the NFL.
General manager Joe Douglas told the media Adams wasn’t being shopped, but that his job requirements include listening when other teams offer value for value.
Adams isn’t happy with what he perceives as Douglas playing both sides of the argument. Or that Douglas implied he needed to be a better leader.
“It was very insulting,” Adams said. “You know I bust my ass for that organization every day. I work my ass off. For them to say that to me, I was like OK … Whoa! That was little bit too far.’”
Adams vowed to show up for training camp because he loves his teammates.
“Why would Joe come out and say, ‘We want to make Jamal a Jet for life?’” Adams said. “Why would you say that and then not even give me an offer? … Don’t B.S. me. I’m a straightforward guy. You don’t have to B.S. me, because I’m going to keep it honest.”