This isn’t a story in today’s new york, daily news. These are on the record, quotes from jamal adams about head coach, adam gase. I don’t feel like he’s the right leader for this organization to reach the promised land 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 badly 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. Oh boy, so there’s that uh so lewis. I there’s a lot here and i make no secret again. I sometimes have to recuse myself from these conversations because i’m a lifeline, a lifelong fan of the team. Well, let’s start specifically with the substance of what he’s saying about adam gase. What do you think of a player making those kinds of comments about a head coach, particularly at this point in the calendar, it’s brutal, it’s brutal? Look you hear me oftentimes talk about the three pillars of leadership: credibility, competency, having a positive impact on the people that you’re in charge of well, obviously, i mean adam gates right now, all three of those things are being put into question by the best player on Their football team as a head coach see this is the one.

What is one of the things that really bugs me about the head coach selection process? Everyone, like always like right now, i shouldn’t say everyone but it’s in vogue right now to look for good play. Callers quarterback developers guys who have who put up good stats as far as what their offenses look like when they were offensive coordinators before they become head coaches and not enough. Emphasis is put on on the very thing that jamal’s talking about right there, which is how credible, how competent? How positively do they impact the entire football team and everyone that they’re in charge of obviously right now adam gates, is falling short of that. Otherwise, why would jamal come out and criticize him right now now i know people will say well he’s just exercising an agenda because he’s ticked off about his contract situation, but this is not something that is uh, that is just new to people in football circles. As far as what people’s criticisms of adam gates have been, you know in the past, and i think right now, it’s just another it’s, just another thing that you can just add on top of all the frustration that jamal has felt in recent years. As far as the direction of the new york jets overall, i get it so now, if you’re joe douglas again, who is a a comparatively inexperienced, general manager? What do you have to do? Do you have to trade jamal adams now? Does he has he basically left you with no option? Well, i think you know there’s another layer to this whole situation when you’re talking about joe douglas also look.

Obviously there is a trust factor that has really been breached between jamal his representatives and joe douglas. Also, because of you know, promises that were made to jamal as far as his contract, you know, being renegotiated or being extended back in january, how that kept being pushed off? How they were then questioned surrounding what jamal’s level of commitment to the new york jets was, which is kind of just ludicrous when you think about it on the surface, when you just look at how the guy really commits himself to playing the game and how he Commits himself to his teammates, so i think right now that relationship also seems to be fractured because of the fact that once again, there is no trust, does joe douglas have to trade jamal. At this point, i think it’d probably be best for them both to kind of go their separate ways because look with some guys it’s. Just once you go down this road and you lie to him, especially what about things concerning money and concerning the business aspect of the game, it’s hard to really repair that kind of thing, unless you just come out of nowhere and give them the kind of contract That really just supersedes what they even were looking for, but in this situation it sounds like for jamal it’s best for him to move on, get to some place where he feels as though he has love that he has wanted, and he can trust people and the Jets can really just do whatever the heck they’re going to do, because, right now they seem rudderless both in terms of management and from the head coach standpoint.

I can’t tell you how awful it is rooting for this team. I i i’m not going to the mike tyson thing, ally i’m, going to continue talking about this for a minute with louis, because i need help and louis is made the only person. I just can’t tell you how awful it is rooting for this team. Right i mean what you have just described is a complete dysfunctional mess and this isn’t just some fan ranting like me, which i am and i will i have been known – to do and will do again, but this really is just a complete mess in a situation That has been mishandled from the very top and obviously an entirely other story is what’s currently going on with the owner. It doesn’t have anything to do with this part of it, but real. What you’re describing here, really is just a complete mess but see granny that’s where it starts right. I mean really look the people underneath ownership, really they they take their cues, they get their direction from ownership and really they they need to fall in line with how ownership wants their organization to be viewed to be respected and if they don’t really see that direction. Coming from ownership, then they have a hard time really maintaining their own form of direction in their own. You know in their own way of doing business, unless, of course, they are just so you know fundamentally strong and very experienced to where they can kind of say.

Hey look, the ownership is going to do what they need to do, but i i’m going to know that i best see fit but hey joe douglas is an inexperienced first time, general manager. So right now he really does seem like he’s kind of grasping at straws. He’S telling jamal one thing and then doing another. The head coach is really not leading the football team in the way in which their best player thinks it needs to be led and that the best player would respect that’s a problem. You can’t be that tone deaf as a head coach to really just tune out what your players and what the rank and file are saying. You know behind your back and or to your face so you’re right. This does reek of dysfunction. It does start at the very top, and it sounds like the johnson family needs to really get their arms around this organization and get it pointed in the right direction. Otherwise, it’s just going to be the same old same old, which involves you putting your head down on your desk and going what do i do? I just cannot begin to describe the misery that is caused by rooting for this team. It seems all of the time lewis. Thank you very much for your candor and for trying to help me out here all right today on espn we have an opening day triple header, maybe that’ll cheer me up starts at four o’clock eastern time back to back cy young winner, jacob degrom, pitching for the Mets then you’re going to see christian yellich against the cubs and we cap it off with the great mike trout visiting the a’s.

All three games are on espn and the espn app. Meanwhile, the bubble, orlando, all the games being played lebron his first scrimmage action and look at the gray hair and the beard i mean this – is year 17, so cut the man some slack on that. But the game is far from being gray, nice dish there. I think gray looks good, so i’ve heard from you at the other end a little two man game luca to porzingis boom there and then like luca’s, like don’t, forget i can get to the rim. You got to stay in front. Look at 14 and 6 in just 16 minutes of play, but lebron look at this still too fast and too strong for the average dude in the nba, which says so much back. The other way watch this just splits and gets in front of everybody lebron, as he said during the game, still one of the fastest dudes in the league that amazing he can say that, but it’s actually very, very true, but there were some other sounds from the Game Applause: look, i know it’s better if the fans were there but i’m kind of digging this for right. Now, cool check this out, though, how quiet it got when lebron was shooting the free throw nine seconds. Lebron counts in his head, while he’s getting ready for his free throws. Mavericks won it. Lebron goes for 12, 3 and 5.. Well, whether was trayvon martin, while he was in miami or eric gardner and michael brown after he returned to cleveland.

Lebron has always seemed more than eager and willing to use his name and platform to bring attention to those who lost their lives due to racial profiling and police brutality and thursday. Lebron’S commitment to social justice was on full display again following the lakers scrimmage uh. Well, first of all, i love the game. I love the nba. I love what we’ve built, not only here in america but all over the world. I think this is the most precious beautiful impactful game in the world um, but a lot of people kind of use. This analogy: somehow black lives matter as a movement it’s, not it’s, not a movement when you black it’s, not a movement, it’s, a lifestyle. We sit here as a movement and okay. How long is this movement gon na last don’t? Stop the movement? No. This is a walk of life when you wake up and you black you, that is what it is, it shouldn’t be a movement, it should be a lifestyle. This is who we are, and we understand that, and we know that you know for for one step that someone else might have to take or or for one yard someone else may have to take, and we know we got to take five more steps and we Know we got to take 10 more yards to get to the end zone. I mean we understand that we know that so, but also what makes us uh i mean.

It’S strong uh makes us it’s powerful. It makes us so uh, unique and unified is that we have so much hardships in our life, either from personal experiences or or loved ones, or reading history or seeing videos rodney king uh, you know, or just just being a part of just the communities that you’re In where you just racially profile from the time you come out of the womb, so um, you know it’s just it’s, not a movement. I hate to. I don’t want to hear i don’t like the word movement um, because, unfortunately, in america and society there ain’t been no damn movement for us. There ain’t been no movement. I think the best one of the best things in life is communication. You know no matter what, if you could just sit there and talk to someone, look at someone eye to eye and say how you feel no matter. If they like it or not, you know you can respect them that’s. Somebody might agree. I don’t agree what you say, but if i can look at you dead in your eye and you can you can look back at me and say: listen uh, you know to each his own. I don’t agree with that. They’Re, not gon na respect you out of that, but a lot of people cannot even have that conversation of actually looking someone in the eye and telling them how they feel and a lot of people when they tell you how they feel.

I have to be able to accept your response, no matter. If you tell me what i want to hear or not, i have to be able to accept your response, so i think that’s that’s very key as well just having a big form of communication so um. We lend uh in this with uh justice for brianna taylor, i’m, we’re gon na continue to harp on that. I appreciate it well.