Fire alarm prompts evacuation of Jets facility during Adam Gase presser
Adam Gase’s first year as head coach of the New York Jets has been an eventful one to say the least, and what occurred during his press conference on Friday put a fitting exclamation point on a tumultuous season.
A loud fire alarm interrupted Gase’s final pre-practice presser of the season at the Jets’ practice facility, with a message over the P.A. system repeatedly ordering those in attendance to “please proceed to the nearest exit and leave the building.”
The fire alarm cut Adam Gase's presser short pic.twitter.com/dDdpz4Pcks— Jets Videos (@snyjets) December 27, 2019
Once the alarm evacuation had concluded and media were brought back into the room, Gase — no stranger to odd press conferences during his Jets tenure, it merits noting — interestingly declined to even make mention of the bizarre interruption, as noted by Peter Botte of the New York Post.
The Jets head into Sunday’s season finale on the road against the Buffalo Bills with a disappointing 6-9 record, although the team has won two of three down the stretch.
Gase was believed to be a potential candidate for dismissal as recently as November, but Jets owner Christopher Johnson indicated amid the rumors that the Gase would be back with the team in 2020. In that sense, Friday’s fire alarm evacuation is as close to Gase will be getting to being on the hot seat, as it were, for the foreseeable future.