The big game-changing controversy continued Monday with Jets coach Adam Gase providing it more clarity than he did on Sunday about who called the pieces.
It looked like Gase had resumed play-calling Sunday’s 20-3 loss to the Dolphins after offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains called and played the previous four games. But Gase said that was not the case at his post-game press conference. He was asked for further clarification Monday.
“It’s a collaborative effort between Dowell, myself and the offensive staff obviously involved,” Gase said. “For us to say like, who calls what, when, what situation and stuff, it’s a really competitive disadvantage at the end of the day. You don’t want teams to know, ‘Hey, it’s this guy who calls run, call pass, call game action, call gaps, call dropbacks? What’s the third downfall and the red zone? ’It’s a bit for us that we can really do without having to make public knowledge, but the last three weeks has been a collaborative effort throughout the game. ”
Gase has taken on a bit more play-calling from Loggains as the weeks go by. Sunday, it was about 50/50 with everyone taking different situations. Gase did a poor job of explaining this after the game.
This is an example of a minor problem that jumps into a 0-11 season. If the Jets win, no one cares who calls the players. But I don’t know, then everything becomes a problem.
A bright spot for the Jets continues to be the play of second-year defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, who had a strong start against the Dolphins. Williams had seven attacks, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback shots, two defensive passes and a forced fumble.
“I don’t want to say that this is the most impressive game I’ve seen him play, but I think he’s had a good amount of it this year and he definitely sees improvement throughout the season,” Gase said. “I mean he was out – at the beginning of the year, maybe there was a little bit, he wasn’t so consistent, but man, this guy like the middle part of the season, I think he’ll really be showing off a lot if he is [tackles for loss] or creating pressure on the quarterback. Now play your donkey ”.
Gase did not provide much more information on what happened to goalkeeper Alex Lewis, who was inactive for Sunday’s game for an injury-free reason. Gas would only say that it is treated internally. Gase denied a rumor floating around the Internet that he and Lewis had a heated altercation.
“We had a conversation. I won’t call her, I don’t know if it’s really a verbal altercation, but we had a conversation and now, like I said, we deal with it internally, ”Gase said.