The New York Jets are not happy.
Not only did the team get trounced 33-0 against the New England Patriots at home, but they had to deal with questions about Sam Darnold and his ‘seeing ghosts’ comment that made its way to airwaves due to him being mic’d up for the game.
Darnold struggled all night and completed just 11 of his 32 passing attempts for 86 yards and four interceptions, but it was his comment that got the most attention. On Tuesday, Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News reported that head coach Adam Gase was “not happy” that Darnold’s comment was aired.
“We’ll be looking into that pretty hard,” Gase said. “It just gives us pause to cooperate any more.”
ESPN did not have any control over what got aired from the mic’d up segment, but it did not stop Le’Veon Bell from speaking out.
The New York Jets running back took to Twitter and blasted the league for airing that comment and called them out because comments like that or anything are never heard from other mic’d up QBs around the league.
“The NFL screwed Sammy over…there’s not one player in the NFL who’s cool with having every sideline convo broadcasted to millions…there’s a reason we’ve never heard other QB’s frustrated on the sideline like that before…that’s crazy, @NFL did Sam dirty as hell”