Jets HC Adam Gase (9.16.19)

Opening statement…

(Trevor) Siemian has an ankle. We have to get it evaluated, MRI in the morning. DT (Demaryius Thomas) has a hamstring. (We’ll) re-evaluate him in the morning. (Jordan) Jenkins has a calf. We’re going to have to evaluate him in the morning. Outside of that, we’re good.

 

On how to fix the offensive line…

I’m going to have to watch the tape. It’s kind of hard sometimes with some of the run game schemes we were doing. We’re trying to figure out who’s coming free and why. We’re trying to get answers on the sideline. We have to take a hard look at this and figure out what’s going on.

 

On why Trumaine Johnson did not play…

That was just our decision.

 

On if there was thought to help block Myles Garrett…

We had some schemes to do that. It just got to the point where we were trying to get the ball out quick. We weren’t really doing anything to hold onto the ball that long. Some of those third downs…I mean, you have to get guys out. One of our best players is the running back. That’s a problem (if you want to chip).

 

On if Johnson is not good enough to play…

We just decided not to play him.

 

On the leadership from Le’Veon Bell tonight…

I thought he gave us everything he had. I don’t know how much more he could have done. I know he wishes he could have held onto that ball. He was extremely positive on the sideline, just trying to keep everyone going, trying to find a way. He just wanted to get into the endzone for us.

 

On if Johnson not playing was disciplinary…

No.

 

On if Siemian’s injury is a high ankle sprain…

I don’t know. We’ll have to see tomorrow.

 

On if he saw the replay of the injury…

No. I just came in here.

 

On if it’s hard to evaluate the offense when the team is down to the third-string quarterback…

Yes. When we look at it, we’re going to have to look at all of our guys and see who is doing their job and who is not. Do we have to move pieces around? Do we have to change some things up? I thought Luke (Falk) did a really good job tonight. He started off kind of slow. I was just trying to ease him into the game a little bit. He was on the practice squad yesterday.

 

On if he thought about kicking a field goal on fourth-and-two in the third quarter…

No.

 

On if he knew he was going to go for it…

Yup.

 

On if he had a problem with Gregg Williams’ comments about Odell Beckham, Jr…

Unfortunately for you guys, I don’t read anything. I don’t pay attention to any of this stuff, so it’s hard for me to comment on stuff that I don’t really pay attention to.

 

On if he was aware of Williams’ comment…

I was told about it, but I really don’t care.

 

On if it’s annoying when a coach gives a team ‘bulletin board material’…

No because we have to go do our job – coaches, players. We just have to do a better job than what we’re doing.

 

On if the team needs to add another quarterback to the roster…

We might have to because we’re down to one.

 

On if there is any further information on when Sam (Darnold) would be back…

No. I don’t know anything yet. He was supposed to go to the doctor today, but I haven’t followed up on it yet.

 

On what challenges the Jets face next week at New England…

I’ll worry about that tomorrow. I don’t really feel like thinking about it right this minute.

 

On how much of the playbook he lost when Luke came in…

Once we got going, we were fine. Call whatever. I just wanted to make sure I didn’t just come out and start throwing it all over the lot. I wanted him to get comfortable and get going a little bit, get in a rhythm. I thought Le’Veon did a good job of trying to put it on his back. I think we called six or seven runs in a row where he got the ball. Luke is very confident, so once we got out of that first series, you could just tell he was calm. It was like we were at practice.

 

On if they did not complete a pass until later in the third because they were trying to get Luke comfortable…

It was more (that) I was watching the protection.

 

On what he says to the team at 0-2 and on the third-string quarterback…

It’s familiar territory for me. We have to get better at what we’re doing. We can play so much better than this. The details of what is going on in all three phases can get a lot better, and it’s going to have to. We have a long way to go. We have a lot of practice, a lot of games. It’s just going back to what we started doing in the spring and making sure we’re executing that way.

 

On if it’s a concern that they are cutting the playbook because of the offensive line protection issues…

We’ll get it remedied. We’ll get it fixed.

 

On if he is concerned things will unravel and snowball downhill…

No. Not with this group. If this was a different group, I’d worry. Not with this group, though.

 

On how frustrating it is to have 19 points through two games…

I mean, it’s not fun. It’s not something you want to go through. You have to battle through it. You have to figure out a way to get the ball in the endzone.

 

On how critical some of the Jets penalties were…

It seemed like the ones on offense really hurt us. We just needed to get something going, but we kept shooting ourselves in the foot. It’s not what you want.

 

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