After the Jets started 0-3, you could tell Mehta began to doubt himself. Was he wrong? Could it be? WAS THERE EVIDENCE THE JETS HAD DID A WRONG?!
After some positivity that the team would turn it around after the bye week, Mehta found himself back in his feelings as the Jets lost 31-6 to the Eagles to fall to 0-4. Poor Mehta. If only he would have listened.
Insert the “This Is Fine” meme here.
Gase is not the savior. He is now who he was in Miami — an overrated so-called offensive guru who is spectacularly bad at handling his players and takes zero blame when his teams aren’t successful. Let’s watch Mehta get all the poison out:
That was painful — but, like, a good pain. It hurts to watch someone find out Santa Claus isn’t real, but the release of endorphins while watching it is truly worth it. Everyone gets one legendary, catastrophically bad take in their life (this writer thought Anthony Davis would be a terrible NBA player), but just because the government allots you one bad take doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t get to laugh at it.
The Jets are scheduled to take on the Dolphins this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. Gase will be there just as he was last year. Luckily for the Dolphins, this time he will be standing on the other sidelines.
Sorry, Mehta. Dolphins fans tried to tell you.
Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
Let’s pull the receipts and watch as Mehta finds out in real time that a coach who went 24-31 with the Dolphins might not have been sent from Heaven to save the New York Jets. It’s quite a journey.
It all began before Gase was hired, actually. In January — barely a week after the Dolphins’ season had ended — Mehta penned an article to say that Gase, “a bright offensive mind and terrific leader,” got a raw deal in Miami and would be the perfect man to lead the Jets.
Contect us: rent a Santa