Jets Post-Game Quotes & Videos
Head Coach Adam Gase
The only one who really didn’t finish the game was (Chris) Hogan with an ankle. Obviously, we have to get an MRI and figure out where he’s at. It didn’t look good. We’ll see what happens there. The biggest thing is the defense did a good job in the first half. I thought they did a really good job of keeping Kyler (Murray) in the pocket and making it tough on him. They played good up front for a long time. We couldn’t play complimentary football on offense. We had opportunities in the red zone. We have a third and fourth-and-one, we get an interception and don’t get anything out of that. It was too much for us to overcome. We get to 17-10 and then to fourth-and-one, they convert and then end up scoring and put the game out of reach.
Brian Costello, New York Post: Where do you go from here at 0-5? How do you keep this team together?
We have to go back to work. We have to learn from this film. We have to figure out a way to play a full 60-minute (game). We need all three phases playing well together. One side is playing well, and the other side is not. We finally get something going and we fall apart on the other side. We’re just not giving ourselves a chance to be there in the end.
Mark Cannizzaro, New York Post: When a team goes for it on fourth-and-one from its own territory after you’ve just cut it to a touchdown, what is that a sign of? It just seems like they had no respect that guys could even…
With that quarterback and the skill players they have, there is so much on the table that you can go to. Kyler makes it very difficult. When you’re basically third-and-five or less with him, all of your run-pass options are available. You have to play a certain way on defense to take away everything because you don’t know what’s coming. It could be a zone read. It could just be a straight drop back play action pass, a gadget play. You have a lot of options. You have (DeAndre) Hopkins out there who is going to get some attention. They have a lot of options and can cause a lot of problems.
Connor Hughes, The Athletic: In your five games this year, you have lost every one of them by two-or-more possessions. Why have you had such a problem keeping these games close all the way through until the final whistle?
We have to play a full 60 minutes. We have to play more competitive for 60 minutes. We’re letting it get away at a certain point in the game. Those first two games, it’s hard to even look at those. Those got away too early. These last two, when we have an opportunity to swing the game, we’re not doing it.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: How do you think Joe (Flacco) did?
There was a lot of good. I’ll be interested when we go back and watch it (the film) to see how many drops we had. I felt like we had some completions early that could have gotten us going and we either had a drop or something happened, whether it be a protection or a busted route. I thought he did a pretty good job. I know there are some throws that he wishes he had back or some decisions that he’d probably want to change, but it’s hard to say without watching the film.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: Where does Sam (Darnold) stand for the next game? Do you think he’ll be ready to practice on Wednesday?
I’m not sure, Rich. I’ll probably know more tomorrow.
Al Iannazzone, Newsday: What happened on the third-and-one and the fourth-and-one down in the red zone?
I’m going to have to look at that to see exactly what happened because it was hard to tell what the issues were from the pictures. It looked like they had some kind of penetration to where we had to stop our feet and try and make a cut. I don’t know if we lost on a backside block when that happened. I have to look at the film and what happened on both of those. I thought we were going to get the third-and-one because anytime we’ve run the ball with (Trevon) Wesco, we’ve gotten a yard. It just seemed like we got stopped. I don’t know what happened exactly.
Connor Hughes, The Athletic: Why hasn’t the offense been able to find any kind of consistent rhythm? This is five games and only one time have you scored more than 17 points. Is it as simple as the guys who are out?
It’s hard to say, ‘Hey, this is what it would be if those other guys were in there.’ It’s hard to put it all on one group. We’re having negative plays at the wrong time. We can’t put ourselves in second and long. Then, when we do get third-and-five or less, we have to convert. We’re just not making it happen when we need to continue (a) drive.
Mark Cannizzaro, New York Post: At 0-5 and with all of the things that have taken place, where do you tell the Jet fan that there is hope at this point?
If you watch these guys practice and how they go through the week and the effort and how these guys are trying to get all of this stuff right and figure out a way to correct the mistakes that are made. If you were there day in and day out and saw how those guys practiced last week, you wouldn’t know what our record was. Wednesday and Thursday, those guys came out (with) max effort. They were flying around. They competed. The execution was really good. Not practicing Friday kind of took the wind out of our sails a little bit, but I thought they did a good job on Saturday when they came in and we extended the day and tried to make up for all of that stuff, through walk throughs and going through the practice the day before. I guess it’s just what I see at practice. The result just don’t match up.
Andy Vasquez, The Record: What happened on the delay of game after the interception? What went into the decision to make the challenge?
I don’t know. I’ll have to talk to those guys and find out what exactly happened on the delay of game.
Tom Canavan, AP: Are you at all frustrated? You sound a little exasperated.
Yeah. I mean, when you’re 0-5, I’m watching these guys put the amount of time and effort and try to do more and try to get things fixed. We get to 17-10 and end up losing the game. It’s frustrating for all of those guys in there. We have to come back to work tomorrow. We have to pull together, watch the film, and learn from it. We have to go out and have a good week of practice and adjust how things are (and) try to find a way to win a game.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: You started off with Ryan Griffin and sort of phased out (Chris) Herndon. Were you trying to shake up the rotation because Chris hasn’t been playing great?
We were playing both of them. I feel like we have two guys that are worthy of being starters. We’re trying to mix it up. I felt like we had a lot of good stuff to Chris and there were going to be some good opportunities there. Whether the ball didn’t go to him or we didn’t finish the play…there were some opportunities there.
Connor Hughes, The Athletic: Two quick questions. One, Herndon had another brutal drop today and on the catch here made, there was a fumble. What is wrong with him? Also, you spoke this offseason about getting Le’Veon (Bell) involved a lot in the passing game. He had only one target today. Why has that been a challenge to do?
Some of the things they were doing on defense weren’t ideal for some of the stuff that we had up for him, so I felt like we might have been releasing him. They were getting the safety working down on him instead of the linebackers. We liked his matchup against the linebackers, but they were using the safeties a little bit with him. I saw that and probably got away from him a little bit. That’s just kind of the flow of the game, how it felt.
That’s a tough one to explain because he’s been so good. When I have seen him at practice and the few games, I was with him during the preseason last year, he never had any issues. I don’t know. We just have to keep working with him and figure out what is going on to where we can get him rolling.
Brian Costello, New York Post: How do you feel you played today and how did it feel to be back out there?
It felt great to be back out there. I felt like a lot of the little things, there were a handful of plays where some little things got away from me, play clock, some different motions, just stuff like that, just operational (things). I felt like I was a little off on those for whatever reason.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: What happened on the delay coming right of the turnover there where you got the ball deep in their territory?
Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. I don’t know. I felt like it was one of those where we broke the huddle and got up to the line and it didn’t seem like we were—I lost track of the time. It didn’t seem like we were at the point yet where I would be thinking about the play clock. We got on the field, I got the play, called it, got out there and the next thing you know they were blowing the whistle on me. That’s one of the things that I’m talking about. That’s day one stuff, so it can’t happen.
Mark Cannizzaro, New York Post: On the third- and fourth-and-ones down there on the 13 where you got stopped, can you talk about that sequence? What happened and how maddening is that when you’re just trying to get into the end zone?
I think we had a decent amount of long drives today and at some point we just beat ourselves in those drives. With a team like us that’s struggling right now to get going it’s, in a way, good to see those long drives and keeping ourselves on the field and converting first downs, but at the same time, we just haven’t been able to get out of our own way. At some point we make a mistake that kind of kills the drive and I think that’s kind of what happened on third and fourth down. We’re going to have to go back and watch it, I don’t know off the top of my head exactly, but I just know that we’ve been doing something along the way to shoot ourselves in the foot.
Mark Cannizzaro, New York Post: What is the level of frustration? Obviously, this is your first game back playing here, but just in general you guys have had a lot of difficulties getting in the end zone. How much does this just start piling up a little bit?
Well, yeah, we’ve played five weeks now and we haven’t won a game, I think you can guess what the level of frustration is in the locker room, but that’s why this game is played at this level by grown men and we have to look ourselves in the mirror and keep our heads up and do the same thing with each other.
Neil Best, Newsday: Despite the rust you talked about, how did you come out of this physically? Did you feel fine for the physical part?
Yeah, I felt good. I feel like I held up and could deal with all the things like I normally could.
Shara Taylor, New York Beacon: What was the feeling like being back on the field for the first time since last year? You made a few first downs on your own, could you talk a little bit about those?
It’s definitely exciting to get back out there. Definitely there were parts of my game where I felt like I had I haven’t played or practiced in a long time, but there were times I felt like I was able to move and do some things like you were talking about, getting those first downs with my legs and it always feels good to be able to do that and get into a little bit of a rhythm or try to get the offense into a little bit of a rhythm. I think that’s one of the big things that we were kind of missing today. We had some individual plays that were good but we just weren’t able to stack anything on top of each other and get ourselves in that rhythm where we could put their defense on their heels a little bit.
Chris Ryan, NJ Advance Media: Can you take us through what Friday was like with practice being cancelled and you guys kind of not knowing what was going on until things got cleared up later in the day?
We came in in the morning and were told to go home, ended up doing some virtual things and kind of installing whatever we had left to install on Friday and going through that as much as possible and then deciding to make up what we could on Saturday based off all that.
Brian Costello, New York Post: You’ve been in the NFL a long time, you’ve been through a lot of situations, do you worry about the locker room fracturing at all at 0-5, fingers being pointed, that sort of thing, right now?
It doesn’t seem like it’s that kind of situation, no. I’m definitely worried about guys, just confidence and belief in our team to go out there and win the football game. I think that’s something that you constantly have to monitor and it’s something that, obviously when you’re going through the situation we’re in, has to be addressed at some level just guy-to-guy. We have to pick each other up. But I definitely don’t feel any finger pointing and things like that going on. I think we’ve got a good group of guys, we’ve just got to kind of look ourselves in the mirror and believing we can get the job done.