Monday night's game against the Patriots is one Sam Darnold would love to forget as quickly as possible. And even though he may want to burn the tape, head coach Adam Gase knows his young quarterback must watch his mistakes to hopefully make sure this result never sees the light of day again.
"We have to learn from this game," Gase told reporters during a conference call on Monday. "It's a game where it's very painful and frustrating to go through. You have to take as much from what you can as far as to learn from mistakes made, learn from the experience, and put yourself in position to where that doesn't happen again."
It was Darnold's worst start of his early career by far. He finished with only 86 yards on 11-for-32 throwing with a career-high four interceptions. His quarterback rating was 3.6...
Gase, though, is entirely confident Darnold is going to put this game in the rearview, and be ready to make everyone else do the same this week against Jacksonville.
"I have a lot of confidence in Sam bouncing back from this," he said. "It's tough when you go through this originally. But then when you go back, watch the tape, you figure out your mistakes, you move on to the next game, [and] you put a good game on tape. That's really what we have to do."
Darnold wasn't the only problem on, though. The offensive line took many steps back after showing some progress against the Cowboys in the team's only win last week. The defense couldn't handle what Tom Brady & Co. were dishing out.
And through all the struggles, Gase put the horrendous loss on his back.
"Obviously what we put out on the field is on me," Gase admitted. "And it wasn't good enough. I'm always going to be, every week, doing the same thing going back through seeing mistakes that were made, calls I don't like, protection schemes, route combinations. All those type of things - run schemes. It's always going to be ever-changing as far as what we need to do better and what we need to emphasize. Obviously I haven't found the formula yet to make sure anything close to consistent."
Here's what else Gase discussed on Monday...
O-Line needs quick fixing...again
As we mentioned, the offensive line looked to have gotten over the hump against Dallas. But Darnold was running around all over the place once again with the tough Patriots front creating pressure. Pats head coach Bill Belichick was also sending the house at the line, which created even more issues.
Gase knows his line must get back to their performance a week prior, and with five days to do so, there's no choice.
"I mean we have no choice but to fix it," he said. "We need to figure out a way to use things to our advantage. We definitely did not do that this week as an entire offense. We have to learn from this game."
C.J. Mosley still hurting
It was refreshing to see Mosley back on the field, but this wasn't the same linebacker that was making play after play in Weekl 1. Mosley admitted after the game that he was still feeling that groin injury, which has been bothering him all this time.
Gase was surprised to see that from Mosley, who he said looked perfectly fine pre-game.
"Going into the game, I would say no. From what we saw, he looked good," Gase explained. "That's why we're going to keep looking at this."
No comment on Osemele
As SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported before Monday night's contest, Jets G Kelechi Osemele is full expecting the fines to continue after not playing against the Patriots. The feud between him and the Jets over his torn labrum and whether he can play or not continues at One Jets Drive.
And as you could expect, Gase didn't want to add any comment to it.
"I'm really not going to comment on that right now," he said. "...Really at the end of the day, I'm focused on getting ready for Jacksonville."
Osemele was reportedly fined already by the Jets, and if this continues, a suspension could even be handed out to the veteran offensive lineman.
Will Jets be active at the trade deadline?
At 1-5 and the NFL trade deadline one week away, many believe GM Joe Douglas will be active in move some of the Jets' valuable pieces. And Gase will be leaving that to Douglas.
"I think Joe is always going to be looking to do what's best for the organization and best for the team," Gase said. "I can't say one way or the other. It kinda will be one of those things where if something comes up, I'm sure those guys are going to look hard at it."
The Jets have a few trade candidates like DL Leonard Williams, CB Trumaine Johnson, and even RB Le'Veon Bell could be on that list as well.