The Jets, like most of the league this season, had a hard time stopping MVP-favorite Lamar Jackson last night in Baltimore and fell to the Ravens 42-21 on Thursday Night Football.
On Friday, coach Adam Gase spoke to the media over a conference call...
Here are four Takeaways from Gase's conference call
1) A video of Gase and Jets quarterback Sam Darnold arguing with each other on the sideline went viral after the game, especially since Darnold is known for typically being a level-headed guy, but Gase just said that actually the two were both agreeing on the same point.
"We were both in the same mind-frame," Gase said on the call. "Where somebody didn't execute their job and basically I was bitching about that and he was doing the same thing."
After being asked what help Darnold needs in the future -- specifically this offseason -- Gase said that it was too early to tell with the Jets still being "in the thick of things" this season. But at the same time, he likes the chemistry Darnold has been able to develop with some of the guys this season.
"Somebody didn't execute their job and I was bitching about that. And he was doing the same thing" - Adam Gase on his sideline conversation with Sam Darnold last night pic.twitter.com/Fcvo6R5SwW- Jets Videos (@snyjets) December 13, 2019
2) The Jets have had a ton of injuries hit their roster this season and as a result, they've had a large number of players take the field for them, and this is something Gase sees as a big positive when it comes to evaluating guys for next season.
"I think the fact that we've played a lot of guys is really great, especially for our personnel department," Gase said. "They have a really good idea of who are guys that are going to have a possibility of having a future. ...If there are certain guys that have eliminated themselves, what guys resign. I think there are a lot of guys that have probably helped themselves."
"Offensively, the one guy I can say...Robby Anderson I've seen really make some huge strides this last month and I've seen him do some different things that he wasn't possibly, necessarily doing earlier in the season consistently. ...I think he's really a guy that's popped off on tape."
3) Entering the game, the Ravens were the clear favorite to win considering their play this season has skyrocketed them to the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while the Jets have dealt with a number of personnel issues--most notably from injury.
But that didn't stop Gase's game plan entering the matchup, but the execution sometimes looks different than what one plans for.
"We just knew what kind of game we had to play," Gase said. "Anytime that you're playing a team that's won their division, is a one seed, I mean they're pretty good, so it is what it is. We knew we had to play a certain kind of game, can't turn it over, we gotta find ways to create third down stops on defense, we had to play well on special teams -- which we did.
"We just didn't play a complete game. We knew we had to play a specific way to beat a team like that."
4) Gase gave a few injury updates as well during the conference call. WR Jeff Smith, who made his season debut Thursday, suffered a high ankle sprain and will not play again this season.
Additionally, Gase said that he expects Quinnen Williams (burner) and Jamal Adams (ankle) to be ready for Wednesday's practice next week.