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Jets coach Adam Gase’s intense eyes turn him into a Twitter sensation

Keeping his eyes on the prize! New NY Jets coach Adam Gase becomes a Twitter sensation following his ‘bug-eyed stare’ at first press conference with the team

  • The former Miami Dolphins coach was introduced to New York media on Monday
  • But journalists and NFL fans alike could not look away from Gase’s intense eyes 
  • Soon there were memes, gifs, and a Twitter account all poking fun at his stare 

Adam Gase hasn’t even begun his job as the new coach of the New York Jets, but he’s already social media’s newest star. 

The former Miami Dolphins coach was formally introduced to New York media during a press conference on Monday, but few paid attention to what he actually said. 

Instead, journalists and NFL fans alike could not look away from Gase’s intensely focused eyes. 

 

Adam Gase hasn’t even begun his job as the new coach of the New York Jets, but he’s already social media’s newest star thanks to his very intense eyes

The former Miami Dolphins coach was formally introduced to New York media during a press conference on Monday, but few paid attention to what he actually said

The former Miami Dolphins coach was formally introduced to New York media during a press conference on Monday, but few paid attention to what he actually said

‘Adam Gase has his eyes on the prize. Literally. This is some press conference,’ an account called NFL update tweeted. 

‘Adam Gase looks like he’s been drinking too much coffee,’ NFL writer Will Brinson added.  

Soon there were memes, gifs, and even a Twitter account devoted to Gase’s eyes. 

‘Just keeping my eyes on the prize, guys,’ the account tweeted with a close-up picture of Gase’s very wide eyes. 

Instead, journalists and NFL fans alike could not look away from Gase's intensely focused eyes

Instead, journalists and NFL fans alike could not look away from Gase’s intensely focused eyes

Soon there were memes, gifs, and even a Twitter account devoted just to Gase's eyes

Soon there were memes, gifs, and even a Twitter account devoted just to Gase’s eyes

Some compared Gase to a serial killer, joking that he had just finished burying bodies and was pretending to act normal. 

Others quipped that the new coach looked ‘like he’s wondering which exit he’ll use when the alien invasion happens’. 

‘Adam Gase looks like a kid at a music festival who accidentally took molly,’ Barstool Sports added, using the street name for the psychoactive drug Ecstasy. 

ESPN reporter Cameron Wolfe , who covers the Dolphins, said he got four texts about Gase’s eyes during the new Jets coach’s news conference.

Some compared Gase to a serial killer while one person made a hilarious meme that appeared to show his eyes following a floating taco 

Some compared Gase to a serial killer while one person made a hilarious meme that appeared to show his eyes following a floating taco 

‘Those are normal,’ Wolfe tweeted. ‘He’s an intense guy, but he’ll probably be more relaxed in less formal settings.’ 

The 40-year-old Gase was hired last Friday to replace Todd Bowles, who was fired after he went 24-40 in four seasons and no playoff appearances. 

Gase was fired by the Miami Dolphins after three years, going 23-26, including a playoff loss in his first season.  

One meme compared him to Bert from the Sesame Street while others joked he was 'wondering which exit he'll use when the alien invasion happens' 

One meme compared him to Bert from the Sesame Street while others joked he was ‘wondering which exit he’ll use when the alien invasion happens’ 

He’s the Jets’ first hire with previous full-time NFL head coaching experience since Bill Parcells’ three-year tenure from 1997-99. 

Regarded as one of the league’s top young offensive minds, Gase will be tasked with furthering the development of quarterback Sam Darnold and helping New York snap an eight-year postseason drought.

While he had control over personnel in Miami, Gase will work closely in New York with general manager Mike Maccagnan, who was retained by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson, to put together a competitive roster around Darnold.

The Jets are expected to have around $100million in salary cap space this offseason, and will be very active in free agency.  

The 40-year-old Gase was hired last Friday to replace Todd Bowles, who was fired after he went 24-40 in four seasons and no playoff appearances

The 40-year-old Gase was hired last Friday to replace Todd Bowles, who was fired after he went 24-40 in four seasons and no playoff appearances

Gase was fired by the Miami Dolphins after three years, going 23-26, including a playoff loss in his first season

Gase was fired by the Miami Dolphins after three years, going 23-26, including a playoff loss in his first season

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