New York Jets coach Adam Gase, attempting to maintain his winless group from fracturing, wasn’t happy that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams took a veiled shot at the offense when chatting with reporters on Friday.
“Yeah, I wasn’t glad about it, however we talked about it,” Gase stated. “Proper now, our gamers are doing such a very good job so far as attempting to get issues righted. It is simply that all the pieces we are saying, it issues. He understood that we’ve to set the best instance.”
With the season spiraling, the coaches have emphasised to gamers the significance of not pointing fingers. Williams appeared to do exactly that with a cryptic comment concerning the struggling offense, which is run by Gase.
On Friday, Williams was prompted by a reporter who famous the Jets have been permitting 32 factors per recreation. The fiery defensive coordinator replied, “It isn’t an excellent quantity — and quite a lot of it is not all defensively.”
When requested to elaborate, he stated, “You’d must determine it out.”
Gase was irked. At first, he tried to downplay it, saying, “He was attempting to speak about complementary soccer, all three phases taking part in collectively.”
However, it prompted Gase to name a gathering with Williams to debate it. Gase insisted the matter is resolved.
“I felt like we have been good after we talked,” he claimed.
Williams wasn’t accessible for remark after the sport.
Gase and Williams, who labored collectively final yr for the primary time, have an odd dynamic. Williams has autonomy to name performs and make lineup adjustments. It has created the notion of a disconnect between offense and protection.
“I disagree with that,” Gase stated. “I do know what you are saying, however me and Gregg, we speak a lot. We speak by way of quite a lot of issues, not simply soccer. We speak by way of issues, and nearly all of the time, we’re pondering precisely the identical factor. We’ll have discussions if we’re not.
“We’re simply attempting to get guys to give attention to doing issues higher. Us as coaches, we’ve to do the identical factor.”
The most recent loss did fall drastically on the offense. The protection performed nicely within the second half, limiting the Dolphins (3-3) to a subject aim. The offense could not convert a 3rd down till the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter. Quarterback Joe Flacco, who began for the injured Sam Darnold for the second straight recreation, was ineffective.
“We won’t wait to the f—ing fourth quarter,” working again Frank Gore stated. “We won’t f—ing wait to the fourth quarter to f—ing wait to begin taking part in ball.”
Gore stated he is “sick of it” however defended the embattled Gase, claiming the issues aren’t scheme-related.
“We have not executed something nicely this yr in any respect,” Gase stated. “We simply harm ourselves a lot. Final yr, we trended in the best path. We improved. … This yr, we’ve to determine a method to enhance actually shortly, from prime to backside, coaches, gamers, it would not matter, everyone. We’ve to get issues higher.”
Gase stated he isn’t involved about CEO Christopher Johnson making a training change.
“Nah, I am not even interested by it,” he stated. “I’ve to give attention to ensuring our guys are able to go after we get again within the constructing on Monday … and preparing for this subsequent recreation.”