Sam Darnold, the quarterback of Jets, offered this week viewers of Monday Night Football little entertainment when he frankly confessed to a microphone during his four-year "ghost watch" interception performance against the patriots. Since no NFL team can ever allow one of its players to be interesting and human in front of the camera, the jets are angry that Darnold's commentary blew up.
Darnold was picked up by NFL Films for the game, which is responsible for clearing what comments are being deleted for the air. ESPN reports that a representative of NFL Films was present on Monday night, and endorsed the "Ghosts" commentary. Good work from this representative! Jets head coach Adam Gases disagrees with this assessment and told reporters yesterday how buoyant he was that NFL Films dared to tell home audiences that his quarterback had thrown 86 yards and four interceptions in play I have trouble reading the defense. By ESPN :
"It bothers me, it bothers the organization," said coach Adam Gases on Tuesday 12 hours after a 0-33 defeat to the New England Patriots , Gases acknowledged that this is "part of the business" as coaches and players are occupied with microphones for prime time games. The fact that this was the case gives us a break to really continue working together, as I do not know how we can allow our franchise quarterback to be released this way.
If Gases are so worried that his franchise quarterback does not look stupid on national television, maybe he should work a little harder during the week to make sure his offense is not being shit by some disguised lightning.
Jets running back Le Veon Bell were also crazy:
In his favor, Darnold is one of those stupid Controversy is involved and not really upset about the clip being broadcast. He went to Michael Kay's radio show yesterday and said, "I'm not embarrassed." This is a good way for Darnold to deal with the situation as he already has enough embarrassing things.