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What The Jets Said Following Their 40-3 Loss To The Seahawks

Transcripts, interviews and press conferences from Seattle's Week 14 game vs. New York.


Head Coach Adam Gase

Opening Statement:

"Just an injury update: the only one that didn't finish as Saquan Hampton, with an ankle. Everybody else ended up finishing the game. Obviously, we didn't play nearly good enough, especially early, when we had opportunities. Marcus (Maye) has a hell of a pick, and we do nothing with that. We have a good kick return, and don't do anything with that. We don't give ourselves a chance when the opportunities we do have we don't take advantage of. It got away from us very quickly. When you have a chance against a team like this, you better take advantage of them or this is what the outcome is going to be."

On QB Sam's Darnold's performance:

"We had some protection breakdowns. There were a couples of times where he probably could have dropped the ball down, but felt like he could fit it in. We'll have to go back and look at this and just kind of see the overall detail of what's going on, whether he needs to make a different decision, if he didn't have enough time, if we're not open. We're taking turns on this one."

On if last week's game had an affect on the team:

"I would hate to say that's a reason for anything from today. I feel like we didn't take advantage of any opportunity we had today. I felt like the guys did a good job of bouncing back to come to practice and do a lot right as far as execution goes, good energy. I thought traveling to the west coast, I thought they handled it the right way, went about things the right way. When a good thing happens, we have to capitalize on them. We can't have nothing come out of those drives."

On how demoralizing the field goal misses in the second quarter were:

"I would love to give ourselves a better chance there of scoring a touchdown. I felt like we did have some opportunities that we missed on those. Anytime that you can at least come away with points, it's a different feel. We needed all of them."

On if he felt there was any effect on having a new playcaller on the defense:

"I don't think so. I just feel like, when we finally settled down, the offensive side of the ball wasn't really doing anything. We started going three-and-out. We weren't getting anything going. Then, everything just got away from us."

On if there was any indication at all in practice from (Sergio) Castillo that there could be anything going on with him:

"No. In practice, I feel like things looked good, the operation, the amount of field goals that we're making in practice. That one is always going to be a hard one for me to explain, when it comes to that position, I'm not an expert or a kicking specialist."

On what happened on the two-minute drive before the half:

"I screwed that up. That was on me. I screwed our guys up as far as trying to get too cute on one of the play calls. That was my fault."

On why they struggled as much as they did stopping the run:

"I wish I had a good answer for you because it's hard to tell without watching the film. At least when I am watching the film, I can say we're misfitting where somebody is not doing the right thing on some of the fronts. There were a couple of times where I saw what front we were in and seeing where they ran the ball, it wasn't really correlating. I have a feeling I know what happened as far as, a couple of guys were doing some things they probably shouldn't have been doing. All it takes is one guy to break down on one of those and you're in trouble."

On what he told the team after a game like this and with the way the entire season has gone:

"This group has done a god job of really talking out loud after a finish as far as, "We're coming back to work. Stick together. Making sure that we are doing the right things day-in and day-out." Guys like Marcus Maye and Foley (Fatukasi) are always stepping up and saying things after I am done talking and reiterating what I am saying. They can control getting ready for the next one and trying to find a way to win that game."

On if he senses the team was more demoralized after a loss like this:

"Last week was probably the one that felt a little different as far as the hurt. They all make me feel like (crap). That's all I know."

On if he expected a chance when the Seahawks brought in Geno Smith:

"No. The game was out of hand when Geno came in. (We had to) figure out a way to get (the offense) off (the field)."

On receivers being pretty open on all four of Russell Wilson's touchdown passes and if he thinks it was a case of a young secondary being confused by formations:

"On two of them, I felt like he was holding onto the ball for a good amount of time. I would have to look at it to give you a great answer."

On if he got to talk to Jamal Adams before or after the game:

"I saw him after the game. I hugged him."

On if he plans to go in a different direction for a kicker next week:

"That's hard for me to answer right now. When we go through our personnel meetings, I'm sure that we'll discuss that."

Quarterback Sam Darnold

On what the Seattle defense did to give them so many issues throughout the game:

"I don't know. I'll know better when we look at the tape, but just from how I felt, I felt like I need to do a better job of getting the ball out of my hands and if something's not there, finding my check down."

"Yeah, I mean, they were doing a good job of disrupting our flow. They were doing a really good job of stopping the run game, and then when we needed to pass the ball, we couldn't do it efficiently enough to win the game."

On if him and Jamal (Adams) said anything before, during, or after the game:

"Yeah, we exchanged some words during and then after the game, but I'll keep that between us."

On how disappointing is it to prepare for a game like this:

"Yeah, I mean, it sucks. So, again, we've just got to watch the tape and get better and see what we can do to continue to improve."

On being involved in the 13th straight loss for the Jets, now a franchise record:

"I mean, yeah, we've got to be better."

On how demoralizing this is to go through:

"Yeah, I mean, losing's not fun, so, we've just got to do better and like I said during the week, we've just got to find a way to improve and get better and do all the things that we need to do to try to win a game."

On if there is even more pride going down the stretch not wanting to join the other two teams that have gone winless throughout a season:

"No, I think for us, we're prideful regardless of our situation, so we're going to go out there and give it our all every single Sunday, every single game that we play. So, our pride and what we play for and how we play, that's not going to be a question."

On not capitalizing when the other team makes a mistake:

"Yeah, I mean, we've got to capitalize when the opportunities are there. I think that's kind of the overall, that's the thing that's been holding us back all year, just capitalizing when the opportunity's there for us to take advantage of it."

On if he thinks the team was affected by any residual effects of how last week's game ended and the immediate fallout of last week's game:

"No. No, we were ready. We were prepared to play this game."

Safety Marcus Maye

On what their biggest issue was defensively today:

"Just getting off the field. Once they got rolling we had a tough time stopping them within the run game and the pass game. Just have to find a way to get off the field on third downs and slow their momentum down."

On how frustrating it is to go through a whole week of practice and lose by a wide margin:

"You have to show up on Sundays ready to play. You go throughout the week with the game plan, come Sunday you have to execute. You have to know that it's live bullets. You have to show up on Sunday and be ready to play."

On why he thought it was so difficult to stop Wilson and the threats in Seattle's offense:

"They were able to run the ball and throw the ball. We couldn't make them one dimensional and when you can't do that it's pretty tough to stop a team when you let them get whatever they want. So we just have to find a way to make teams one dimensional. Either stop the run or keep the ball from going down the field."

On if there was a residual effect from the close loss last week:

"No, that was last week. This is a new week, new opportunity, new game. I don't necessarily think that was on my mind, I wasn't worried about any of that. Like I said, we just have to come out, apply what we put out during the week and come out on Sundays and put it on the plate."

On going into the final three games trying to avoid going 0-16 and what it will take to notch a win:

"Come out on Sunday and put a full game together, all three phases. It's going to take a group effort from all three phases. Like I said, it's a new week. We'll watch this film, get back to the drawing board and try to win the game next week. That's the only thing we can do."

On transitioning to a new Defensive Coordinator this week and if it accounted for any breakdowns:

"No, I mean same calls, same schemes. There wasn't anything new. It comes down to just executing and communicating, getting off the field and playing well in all three phases."

On his interception and if it was disappointing not score afterwards:

"It was just a play. Russell (Wilson) put it up, I turned my head, played the ball and made a play on it. Just have to find a way to execute after that. Like I said, we have to put a full game together from offense and defense."

On if he had a chance to catchup with former teammate Jamal Adams after the game:

"Yeah I talked to him after the game. We were excited to see each other, we wish for the best for each other no matter what the situation is. We know that we're going to be boys regardless."

On if Adams had any advice for him:

"He just told me to keep my head up, stick with it. He knows the type of player I am, type of person I am. Like I said, you have to show up, keep playing."

On what kind of leadership role he sees himself in through a season like this:

"I'm just here to keep the guys together. Lead by example, let my play do it, try to rally the guys when things get tough. I just do whatever I have to do for my guys and for my team."

Kicker Sergio Castillo

On the three attempts in the first half and what happened with the misses:

"After the first kick I felt pretty confident making that forty-plus. I just didn't follow through on a couple ones and it was just one after another. I have to do better and bounce back and that's on me."

On if the issue was more mental or mechanical in his misses today:

"I think it was just a little bit of both. Mentally I felt ready to go on each kick. Mentally I was good, I was calm, I was collected, so it was just one of those days where I didn't do my job. This week I'll get back to basics and perform better next week."

On if there was some carry over to his mistakes from last week to this week:

"No. Like I said, on every kick attempt I go out there, I feel pretty confident and ready to go. I'm excited to play, you know. It's a game that we don't get many opportunities so every kick that I went to attempt out there I felt calm and collected. Like I said, I just have to do better."

On if he is now concerned about his job security:

"You know, at the end of the day I just have to control what I can control. I think that is part of being a pro, and that's the beauty about life. There's always going to be ups and downs and there's no diamonds without any pressure. So we just have to keep on working and getting better."

On if it hurts any worse knowing that he couldn't keep the team in game during the first half:

"One hundred percent because at the end of the day I always want to do any contribution I can to the team. If it's an extra point or a field goal. I'll take both, you know, I'll face the cameras if I have a good game and I'll face the cameras if I have a bad game. It's a little bit frustrating because like you said there is very small margin for error, so I'm trying my best to make the most of it."

On the dynamic with his teammates – what they say to each other on a difficult day:

"I had a very positive comments from my teammates and I think that's one thing throughout this whole couple months that I've been here – whenever someone messes up we're always supporting each other. Today I was the one that missed and my teammates had my back. That's something that's comforting, so it's very positive."

On what he plans to do going forward to prepare for next week:

"You know, keep it the same. I'm going to keep writing down my goals daily to work on my mind game. Technique, I'm going to keep doing the basics and just look at the film. At the end of the day that's how we can get better."

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