Jets running back Matt Forte said he spoke with offensive coordinator John Morton and head coach Todd Bowles regarding the team's play-calling after Sunday's loss to the Falcons and hopes to move forward with the team as the NFL trade deadline nears.
Forte did not divulge details about the conversation, but said it was centered on "ways to help us win football games," according to NJ.com's Connor Hughes.
After Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Falcons at a windy and rainy MetLife Stadium, Forte called out the team for being so pass-heavy in the weather conditions. The Jets called 36 pass plays and 22 running plays, as the team totaled 236 yards in the air and just 43 yards on the ground.
"We knew the weather was going to be like this, and it continued to rain the entire game," Forte said on Sunday. "There should have been at least one person with 20 carries with the way the weather was. I thought we were going to grind them out on the ground, but it ended up not turning out that way."
The 31-year-old Forte has 43 carries for 164 yards and 25 catches for 203 yards with no touchdowns in six games this season. He said he has not spoken about the NFL's upcoming trade deadline, which has seen offensive tackle Duane Brown get traded from the Texans to the Seahawks and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo get sent to the 49ers from the Patriots.
"That's something the media, or you guys, kind of think would be smart move that gets headlines read," Forte said, according to Hughes. "Nobody has come to be about that."
Though Forte is in the second year of a three-year contract that is not guaranteed for the 2018 season, the veteran running back said he is committed to the Jets despite the fact the team has lost three games in a row and is 3-5 at the season's halfway point.
"I'm under contract," Forte said, according to Hughes. "I signed here for a reason: to come here and win games and try to help this team go to the playoffs. Why would I try to jump ship?"
Forte, who has 43 carries for 164 yards and 25 catches for 203 yards with no touchdowns in six games this season,