Jets Post-Game Quotes & Videos
Head Coach Adam Gase
Just an injury update. (Breshad) Perriman went out with an ankle. (Quincy) Wilson with a concussion. (Connor) McGovern went out with a hamstring. (Arthur) Maulet went out with a groin. We’ll get further evaluations on all of those guys and then have more information, probably tomorrow afternoon at some point.
Obviously, we did not play the game that we needed to play. We needed to eliminate all of the explosive plays on defense. We didn’t do that. We had to do a good job of moving the ball, staying third and manageable. We actually did that in the first half on offense, but we didn’t score when we got our chances in the red zone. We just didn’t do enough as a team to really do anything against these guys. When you play a good team, even with the guys they had down, we have to find a way to be more consistent and play complimentary football at some point.
Brian Costello, New York Post: You had two long drives in the first half and came away with three points. How big of a blow was that?
We had to start off the game a certain way. We knew that coming into it. The big thing that we talked about was making sure we took advantage of our opportunities in the red zone. We have a negative run and we knock ourselves out of the red zone. Then, we get a sack and now we’re just fighting to keep the points. It’s what couldn’t happen for us. We had to make sure we moved the ball, got inside the low red, and then found a way to get it in.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: The first play of the game was Mostert’s 80-yard run. Can you describe what went wrong? How debilitating is it to give up that kind of play right out of the box?
That was the whole thing all week was making sure we at least try…we knew they were going to get some explosive plays. You want to try and limit those and keep them in that 15-yard range. We give up that play after a good play on special teams on the return…they outran us. We got a lot of team speed. We know it. They handled our run force in that situation and we didn’t take good enough angles. When we watch tape, we’ll be more detailed as far as what actually happened. From watching it on the field, it looked like we didn’t have great angles on a guy that’s really fast.
Connor Hughes, The Athletic: Christopher (Johnson) talked last week and said he wanted to see progress out of this season. This is two weeks in a row that you guys have not contended and were not in the game at halftime. Where is the progress?
We just have to keep working to get better. We’re in the second week of the season.
Connor Hughes, The Athletic: Can you explain the decision in the second half when you had fourth-and-six, fourth-and-seven in the red zone and decided to kick a field goal.
There are not a ton of great plays on fourth-and-seven when you’re playing that defense. We thought we had a good play the play before and that’s a low percentage play. We had our opportunity to score there. Just try to get points, try to get something going. Get some positive juices flowing with our guys. If we had come away with no points, it’s frustrating to get down there and not get any points. Just trying to get three and get something going. Get our guys rolling a little bit.
Charles McDonald, New York Daily News: What’s it going to take to turn this around? This is going on a season-plus of really struggling to move the ball. What do you think needs to change for that to get back on the right track?
We were moving the ball early. We moved the ball. We have to finish in the red zone.
Charles McDonald, New York Daily News: So, is this a successful day for you?
No. We moved the ball at the beginning of the game. Then, we had some injury issues. We were down to two wide receivers. We didn’t execute in the red zone. We have to put it in there and get seven. We have to stay with the other team. If our defense is struggling, we have to do better on offense. We have to find a way to get into the endzone. When we’re kicking field goals, it’s not going to help us if they’re scoring touchdowns.
Brian Costello, New York Post: On fourth-and-one, it looked like Sam (Darnold) could sneak it there. What was your thought process of going to Josh (Adams) in that situation?
At the time, I thought I was going to go to a certain play. Then, I changed my mind. Frank (Gore) came out (of the game) so Josh had to go in. It was not the ideal situation for what we wanted. If we blocked the guy we’re supposed to block, we get the first down. We didn’t block the mic linebacker.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: Why did Frank (Gore) come out?
He had about three carries in a row before that. He just came out. It happens.
Brian Costello, New York Post: With the situation you’re in entering the game at receiver with no (Jamison) Crowder and no (Denzel) Mims, I think a lot of us expected (Chris) Herndon to have a game. You’ve talked about how much you think of him and he ends up with one catch for five yards. What’s going on where he’s not getting the ball?
We had to play this week a certain way. We were worried about letting those ends (rush) up the field. That’s why we were trying to keep it at third-and-short. We had some stuff up for him that we weren’t able to get to because the game got a little out of hand. We had a couple of opportunities where I felt like we were going to have good plays and they didn’t work out the right way. There were some big situations where we were trying to go to him where we either got sacked or we had the scramble drill down in the red area. It’s not for a lack of effort, I know that.
Daryl Slater, The Star Ledger: Kyle Shanahan mentioned while talking about Nick Bosa likely tearing his ACL that this turf is an issue here and that it’s sticky and it’s a problem. Your guys have been on this a bunch, more than they have. What are your thoughts on that? Is it safe?
This is the second time we’ve been on this. We’ve been on there one more time than them. I don’t know. We had some guys go down today, but I don’t think any knee injuries. We had (La’Micel) Perine go down in the scrimmage, but that was kind of (an) awkward play. It’s hard for me to comment on that. I can’t agree or disagree with what Kyle is saying.
Connor Hughes, The Athletic: You signed Ryan Griffin to a contract extension. Through two weeks, I don’t think he’s been targeted in the passing game. Why not get him more involved with Chris Herndon when you guys are dealing with your receiving issues?
We were using the tight ends a lot in protection today. We were trying to run the football, stay in third and manageable. A lot of times on third down stuff, they’re pressuring us to where guys had to stay in. We were using more two tight end sets today probably than we have in a long time. We’re trying to spread the ball out as much as possible, but sometimes the defense dictates our guys staying in protection.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: What was your message to the team afterward?
That we have to find a way to improve really fast and that we have to go back to work. That’s the number one thing. We have to go find a way to win one football game.
Brian Costello, New York Post: What are your emotions with this? The 49ers are a good team, but they lost a lot of guys today. They were playing their second-string quarterback for the second half. Are you angry? Are you embarrassed? What are you feeling right now?
I’m pissed right now. That (expletive) is not fun going out there and getting your (expletive) beat. We need to get better fast.
QB Sam Darnold
Connor Hughes, The Athletic: Can you just explain the frustrations that you guys had moving the ball in the first half but unable to kind of punch the ball into the end zone?
Yeah, I felt like we got into a good rhythm moving the ball. It’s just about, like you said, finishing in the red zone. It’s about having consistent plays on second and third down and just continuing to move the chains. I felt like, like I said, in the first half we did a good job of that in the field, but we’ve got to finish once we get into the red area.
Darryl Slater, NJ Advanced Media: Did you feel like when they had some defensive injuries in addition to the guys who didn’t play, (Richard) Sherman obviously didn’t play, but when they had some defensive injuries, did you feel like you guys would be able to capitalize on that?
I think for us we were just making sure we were doing our job every play. We weren’t worried about who was out there defensively. Obviously, you’ve got some things where you might want to run a certain thing towards (Nick) Bosa or run something toward Sherman, but in terms of that, I guess. But, when you really look at it we were just trying to go out there and execute no matter who was out there. Like I said, I thought we did an okay job of that and once we got in the red area we just couldn’t execute once we got down there.
Brian Costello, New York Post: I have a question about fourth-and-one on the play to Josh (Adams). Do you have the ability to call a sneak if you see something there if you want to or are you sticking with the play that’s called there?
No, we just stick with it.
Andy Vasquez, The Record: When you look at the struggles that you guys had in the red zone, are there things that you missed out on or feel like you can do better? Just overall, how do you evaluate your performance today?
I think for us, again, we’ve just got to worry about what we can do. I feel like, again, we got rhythm, we got going in the field and then we got down in the red area. I think, for us, it’s the same mindset. Everything happens a little bit faster in the red zone, so we know that, but it’s just staying on schedule. I thought we did. We put ourselves in good positions on some second and third downs, there were just little details here and there that cost us.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: How would you describe the mood in the locker room right now?
We just lost a football game, so no one’s jumping around and screaming, but it sucks. No one’s yelling at each other. We understand that we have to stay together. It’s only our second game of the season. Obviously, we didn’t envision these two games going like this but we’ve just got to keep our heads down and go to work and get ready for a tough Indy team.
Shara Taylor, New York Beacon: What changes do you think you can make next week?
I think, for one, we’ve got to get healthy, get some guys healthy. And then I think another thing, like I said, there are some little details that we’ll be able to figure out as we watch tape of this game later tonight and tomorrow. We’ll fix some of those things and address them on Tuesday and then Wednesday out at practice I’m sure we’ll run through them again and make sure we’re all good on it.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: With Chris Herndon, you didn’t target him too much in this game. We thought maybe more with a lack of numbers at wide receiver, so was it scheme, was he required to do more blocking than usual in pass pro, or why not more to Chris?
We had some plays dialed up for him, I think it’s just a matter of the way the play worked out, whether he was covered or I was pressured and had to get the ball out, there are certain things that, for us, we can’t control and for me it’s making sure that I’m staying on schedule and if I do get pressure I’ve got to get the ball out of my hands. There were some times where we had some stuff dialed up for Chris and just couldn’t get it to him.
Shara Taylor, New York Beacon: Do you feel like you could have done more after the interception?
Yeah, absolutely, we’ve got to score a touchdown there.
Rich Cimini, ESPN: On the fourth down play, Sam, where you guys took the field goal when you were down 24-3, I know it’s fourth-and-seven, but were you hoping to go for it there to make it less than a three-possession game?
I think, for us, there are a bunch of different analytics that go into it. So, I don’t want to get into all the analytics, so, again, we haven’t even really talked about that. I’m sure that’s something I’ll take to Adam (Gase) or Dowell (Loggains) or one of our analytics guys tomorrow.
WR Braxton Berrios
RB Frank Gore
WR Chris Hogan
LB Jordan Jenkins