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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Jets coach Adam Gase put himself on the coaching map during his time with the Denver Broncos. He went from anonymous assistant to Peyton Manning’s right-hand man, a relationship that added gravitas to his résumé. By the time he left the Broncos in 2015, Gase had an AFC Championship ring and three kids, all of whom were born in Denver.
“Any time you can be at a place six years in this profession,” he recalled this week, “that’s a great experience.”
In his current gig, Gase is fighting to reach two.
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After three straight blowout losses, Gase could be coaching for his job Thursday (8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network) against the team that launched his career. Broncos coach Vic Fangio also is 0-3 and has the same two-year record as Gase (7-12), but there’s no question which coach’s job security is more tenuous.
The speculation surrounding Gase is intense, with media reports fueling the conjecture Gase will be fired if the Jets lose Thursday. Reports also