Bell struggled during his first season in NY and Gase is looking to lighten the workload for the three-time Pro Bowler.
Gore is No. 3 on the all-time rushing list, trailing just Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton. And, he doesn't believe he's anywhere near finished. "It's the way I train". And he has been productive at every stop. Gore will serve as the primary back up to Le'Veon Bell while also serving as a mentor to rookie La'Mical Perine. "I'm happy to even be playing this game at my age". I'm happy that this organisation is giving me an opportunity. "But I'm just going to come in here, come work and help all the young guys and show those young guys I still can play".
Gore, who is still going strong at 37 years old, elected to join the Jets earlier this month on a one-year deal. The two first worked together when Gase was an offensive assistant with the 49ers in 2008. Gase has now done that twice.
"I was 35 and once you touch that 30-mark, guys don't really want to give you an opportunity, give you a chance", Gore said. I don't know what Miami is doing or whatever. We won some games. "He's very smart, he's real, and he's a man of his word".
"Adam's very smart", Gore said.
Playing for his fifth team, and fourth in the past four years, Gore is thrilled to carry any role that keeps his National Football League career chugging along. They have known each other for several years, and train in the same area in Florida.
"I respect his game and I respect the way he prepares himself to get ready for the season", Gore said. "I've been around a bunch of talented running backs my whole career, even in college, the NFL".
"He always respected me".
But Gore feels the balance of power has shifted in the AFC East, where the Jets, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins are looking to dethrone the Patriots.
The Patriots have won 11 consecutive division titles - and three Super Bowl championships during that period - thanks to superstar quarterback Brady.
"Brady's gone, and it's wide open", he said.
On Bell, Gore said: "I told him I need a jersey to put on my wall just because I respect his game". "Buffalo wanted to start playing a younger guy [Devin Singletary]". "Whenever I get my number called I'm just going to try to make a play for our team to be successful".
Gore also got all the reassurance he needed from his oldest son Frank Jr., also a running back who's entering his freshman year at Southern Miss.
"On the practice field, I'm going to go out there and practice like it's my last", Gore said.