FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Adam Gases, New York Jets coach, already has two unfortunate defenders.
Trumaine Johnson, the third-highest paid cornerback in the NFL, said he was "upset" about his surprise when he lost to the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.
Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams, who retired at the end of the fourth quarter on penalties in two games, announced on Tuesday that he was "on the bench" for a local radio station. He rarely comes from the field. In fact, he just missed a defensive snap last season. He said that he did it because Adams seemed frustrated by the one-sided game – a 23-3 defeat – and he wanted him to settle on the sideline.
Gases said he talked to Adams to try and smooth things out.
"I thought he was lit pretty well, and I clicked (to the defensive trainers) and said," Hey, we have to be careful here, "Gases said." I was afraid something bad could happen. We need him for the next week. They were smart and pulled him off. I said: "Just calm it down & # 39; and then we were off the field.
"For me, I did not see it as a bank, it was more like, 'Hey, let's calm it down,' adding gas, there was no hidden meaning behind it, that was my gut reaction."
Gases said he understands "100 percent" why Adams is not happy and said, "He's a competitor, man, he's intense, he's all there, I did not see him until after the game."
Adams did not understand it that way. When speaking on WFAN radio, he said, "Yeah, I went to the bank and they put me on a bench." That might explain why he removed his jets biography from his social media accounts.
Adams, a captain, was not available for comments on Wednesday.
Mike Greenberg makes a detour in the script to complain about his jets and how they have deteriorated this season.
The Jets may have a brewing problem with Johnson who did not live up to expectations. According to gases. "It did not work as well as we need," said Gase. "The good thing is, we still have a long way to go."
Johnson could sit back on the bench when the Jets (2-0) face the New England Patriots (2-0) on Sunday, he shares the rehearsals with Nate Hairston, who started Monday evening light to the game. Johnson was in uniform, but saw no action until the end of the fourth quarter when Hairston ran out with leg cramps. Johnson played only three defensive s naps.
Gases did not want to reveal his plans for Sunday, but were pleased with the cornerback game against the Browns and said, "Our corners were not our problem in this game." Johnson before the end of the season, but because of his contract will be difficult.
In the second year of a $ 72.5 million five-year contract, he generates $ 8 million in guaranteed revenue. Its annual average of $ 14.5 million is only behind Xavien Howard ($ 15.05 million) and Josh Norman ($ 15 million). If the jets cut off Johnson, they are at stake for his salary for 2019 and would not receive any salary relief.
They would probably release him before the third day of the League year 2020, when his $ 11 million is due. The salary would be fully guaranteed.
Johnson is not pleased with his demotion.
"Of course I'm upset," he said. "But at the same time my main focus is bigger than (downgrading), it's supposed to help my teammates win games."
Johnson said he "disapproved" of the bank, but admitted that he did not do so sharply in the season opener.
"There were some plays I usually do," he said. "You live and learn, you come back and fix it and make sure you do not make the mistakes again."
The Jets had high hopes for Johnson and thought the reunion with Defense Coordinator Gregg Williams would revive his career after a lackluster year in 2018. He played his best ball under Williams with the Rams.
"There were some goodies in the spring," said Gase. "He was injured in the training camp and there were good and bad days, obviously the evaluation was done after (week 1) and we went through that."