On Wednesday, Gase known as it one of the vital tough losses of his teaching profession, admitting it has been tough to maneuver previous it. He discovered it onerous to stick to the 24-hour rule, a training bromide.
“In the beginning of my profession, I heard that for seven years: You’ve 24 hours to recover from it,” he stated. “I believe the one time I’ve ever been concerned in a loss like this was to finish a playoff sport, so I might be pissed so long as I wished to as a result of no one cares.
“It is robust. It is robust. Our gamers will do a superb job and they’ll reply the precise method. They’ve by means of this entire factor. As coaches, we’ve to do the identical factor.”
Gase responded to the 31-28 loss by firing defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who determined to name an all-out blitz whereas making an attempt to guard a four-point lead. The pointless gamble proved disastrous — a 46-yard landing reception by Henry Ruggs III with 5 seconds left.
Gase did not have any workforce conferences on Monday or Tuesday as a result of he stated he wished to present the gamers a while and house to recover from the loss, which dropped the Jets to 0-12. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the gamers weren’t allowed within the facility.
“Doing the digital conferences, that is in all probability the one factor that is annoying, as a result of our guys assist the coaches pull you out of the funk as a result of these guys are available in right here with the power they should are available in right here with, and so they’re able to go. That helps greater than something.”
Requested if he was in a funk after the sport, Gase stated, “Yeah. I used to be pissed. I felt like our guys performed nicely sufficient to win.”
Gase did not point out Williams by title, but it surely was clearly a reference to his former defensive boss, whose play name in that scenario has been broadly criticized. On Monday, Gase second-guessed himself for not calling a timeout to debate the decision with Williams.
Cornerback Lamar Jackson — an undrafted rookie — was the participant torched by Ruggs in single protection, with no security assist. Security Marcus Maye, a workforce captain, overtly questioned the decision after the sport.
“I am assured Lamar will bounce again,” Gase stated. “He is a powerful child. That is all he is completed all yr. He is a fighter. He did not get to this place and find yourself beginning on this workforce with out being mentally robust.”
The Jets will attempt to rebound Sunday towards the Seattle Seahawks (8-4). They might be with out rookie huge receiver Denzel Mims, who was excused Wednesday to fly house to Texas for a household emergency. If he would not make it again to New Jersey by 10 p.m. Wednesday to take his each day COVID-19 take a look at, he will not have the ability to cross the required protocols by sport time on Sunday.