Adam Gase’s Jets presser evacuated after fire alarm goes off

by Editorial Team

Friday morning at the Jets’ practice facility offered a whole new meaning to calls from fans to “Fire Gase.”

Head coach Adam Gase’s final pre-practice press conference of the season was interrupted by a loud fire alarm at the team’s practice facility, with a repeating message to “please proceed to the nearest exit and leave the building.”

The facility was evacuated for several minutes until the alarm was reset, but Gase didn’t make any mention of the interruption when he resumed his press conference several minutes later.

Gase said offensive linemen Alex Lewis (ankle) and Tom Compton (calf) would not practice for the second straight day, calling it “a very low percentage” that they will play Sunday against the Bills.

The Jets also announced that Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams was named the recipient of the Curtis Martin award for team MVP for the second straight season.

“Nobody’s surprised by that, I don’t think,” Gase said. “He’s been our, not only probably our best player, but our most consistent guy. He’s played at an extremely high level the entire year. There’s just no drop-off. That’s what it makes him a great player. Just consistently being the same guy every day.”

Adams became the first player to win consecutive MVP awards since Martin did it three straight years from 1999-2001. Joe Namath (1968-69) and Al Toon (1986-88) previously had earned the honor in consecutive seasons.


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