Sam Darnold-Adam Gase meeting got Jets offense on better footing

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When the Jets hired Adam Gase as their new head coach, much was made of what the move would mean for quarterback Sam Darnold‘s development in his second NFL season.

Thanks to a bout of mononucleosis, answers on that front were delayed. Darnold’s return was a positive moment as the Jets beat the Cowboys, but the next three weeks were filled with turnovers, sacks and poor play that had some discussing Darnold’s regression from his rookie season.

The pendulum swung back the last two weeks as the Jets put up 68 points in back-to-back wins. According to Darnold and Gase, a meeting between quarterback and head coach a couple of weeks ago played a big role in pushing things on a better path.

Darnold told Gase the things he felt most comfortable doing in the offense, which Gase said at his Monday press conference “makes it easier because now you’re not guessing” about what’s best for the unit.

“I think it was really important for me at the time because I felt like I had a lot better understanding of the offense at that point during the season and I felt like I knew the offense well enough to go in and have a really good conversation with him about it,” Darnold said on Monday, via the team’s transcript of his press conference. “That’s really all it was. As an offense, I feel like we’ve been able to find our rhythm and it’s been really good. Hopefully we can continue that this week.”

The Raiders have forced seven turnovers and picked up 12 sacks the last three weeks, so the Jets’ newfound offensive momentum will be put to a pretty good test at home in Week 12.

21 responses to “Sam Darnold-Adam Gase meeting got Jets offense on better footing

  1. Darnold told Gase the things he felt most comfortable doing in the offense,
    which Gase said “makes it easier because now you’re not guessing”

    Shouldn’t every coach talk to his players?

  2. Darnold and Gase working together to improve the offense.
    Just goes to prove that stereo is better than mono.

  3. Gase is a horrible HC/OC (with his pal Dowel Logains).

    The Jets look great against third rate teams. When they play good teams they get smoked, I don’t know how they beat the Cowboys, must have been a blip.

    Lets see how they do against the Raiders and Bills, not great teams, but not a garbage teams.
    The Ravens will blow them out, with the Jets pass rushing D not stopping them.

    The Jets will get a cheap win against the Bengals and maybe the Dolphins.
    They can end up 4-12 or 5-13 and the dopey owner (Chris Johnson) will think things are fine.

  4. Not a Jets fan but isn’t it a lil late in the year to have conversations about the offense and what makes each other comfortable?

  5. What got the Jets on better footing is a few garbage teams on their schedule over the last two weeks in the NYG and the Washington Potato’s . And if took until week 9-10 for Gase to meet up with Darnold and find out what he prefers to run offensively thats ieven more alarming that Gase has been there all year and JUST NOW asked his QB what he likes and prefers to run so that he’s not “guessing”. Talk about trying to put lipstick on a pig, Gase has got to go.

  6. This sounds like a conversation that the coach and QB should be having BEFORE the season, not half way through.

  7. Darnold got stuck with the worst coach of all of last years 1st rounders. I a redraft, Jackson and Allen are the top two qbs picked .darnold was the most pro ready., but Allen has the most upside. He’s made great strides from year 1 and 2. And I’m pretty sure everyone missed on Jackson.

  8. The Redskins in the Dan Snyder era have always been a cure all for opponents struggling offenses. No meetings are required.

  9. jdphx says:
    November 19, 2019 at 7:55 am
    Darnold told Gase the things he felt most comfortable doing in the offense,
    which Gase said “makes it easier because now you’re not guessing”

    Shouldn’t every coach talk to his players?

    ==========================================

    Great point. What do they practice in camp in training camp and pre-season.

    Common sense escapes too many coaches. Sure looks like the Ravens built an offense around the very principle of what the QB is confident in executing.

    If I was an owner and/or GM interviewing head coaches, then I would end an interview if any applicant out the door who said the phrase “My System” philosophy on offense or defense…

  10. He beat the Giants and the Redskins, cool the jets. If the Jets beat the Raiders or at least be competitive right to the end and Darnold plays well THEN we can talk about their being a turning point.

  11. INTERESTING FACT:

    Benched (A.J. Green-less, John Ross-less, TE-less, O-Line-less) QB Andy Dalton
    still has more passing yards than ‘shouldn’t have been drafted so high’ Sam Darnold

  12. The Jets biggest mistake was trading away Teddy Bridgewater and rolling with a rookie draft pick.

  13. So the “quarterback whisperer” found out what his QB was comfortable with nearly halfway into the season. Duh!

  14. INTERESTING FACT:

    Benched (A.J. Green-less, John Ross-less, TE-less, O-Line-less) QB Andy Dalton
    still has more passing yards than ‘shouldn’t have been drafted so high’ Sam Darnold
    …………………………………………………………………..
    Interesting Fact- Darnold missed 3 games due to mono genius! That is why Dalton has more pass yards than him. What a dumb argument…

  15. INTERESTING FACT:

    Benched (A.J. Green-less, John Ross-less, TE-less, O-Line-less) QB Andy Dalton
    still has more passing yards than ‘shouldn’t have been drafted so high’ Sam Darnold
    ——————————————-
    More interesting facts: Dalton has started one more game this year than Dalrnold, has been in the NFL seven more seasons, and is a decade older.

  16. Hilarious how the Bills and other teams hear the “you can only play the teams on your schedule a win is a win!” shtick but when Darnold and the Jets have two good games the trolls are out in full force. You guys realize Darnold is playing behind a bottom three OL and faces the highest amount of pressure per drop back and has an over the hill DT featured as his WR1? Washington is the 16th ranked passing defense, they just held the Vikings offense to 19 points. Say what you want about the Giants but they were in Darnold’s face all game and it didn’t matter. Get over it.

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