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New York Jets: Adam Gase says team needs to play better during ‘nut cut time’

By Paul A. Esden Jr.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 15: Head coach Adam Gase of the New York Jets converses with Sam Darnold #14 against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 15: Head coach Adam Gase of the New York Jets converses with Sam Darnold #14 against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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New York Jets HC Adam Gase said it appropriately: it’s ‘nut cut time’ heading into Week 2. Here’s what he means and what’s next for gang green.

The New York Jets blew it against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. They stole defeat from the jaws of victory.

There are a lot of players and situations to blame for this loss, but the ultimate reason they lost is giving up 17 unanswered points after going up 16-0.

In the fourth quarter alone the Bills scored 14 and the Jets scored a big old goose egg. That’s simply not good enough to win football games at the highest level.

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase spoke during his weekly conference call to the media to explore that in more detail:

“It’s a collective effort, just do your job. That’s the key when we hit the fourth quarter and it’s nut cut time and things are getting hairy, the best players don’t change. The players who make an impact in the fourth quarter don’t change, everyone else does. The best players play the same whether it’s the first or the fourth quarter.”

Gase has always been a colorful wordsmith, ‘nut cut time’ should really resonate with fans throughout the rest of the 2019 season.

The turning point in the game was revolved around a key injury to a high-priced Jets free agent in CJ Mosley.

CJ was all over the field snagging a fumble recovery, a pick-six, five tackles (four solos), and as the defensive signal-caller for the Jets got this team ready both mentally and physically.

Mosley has never been the most vocal guy, but he has always led by example and that was evident throughout the Week 1 matchup vs the Buffalo Bills.

Some people will argue Mosley got lucky on the pick-six and yeah maybe that’s true. But being in the right place at the right time is as much tape study as it is luck.

The C.J. Mosley factor:

With him on the field: 9 series, 45 plays, 214 net yards, 3 points allowed.

Without him: 3 series, 19 plays, 170 yards, 14 points.#Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 9, 2019

It’s hard to blame this loss on any one thing, but the obvious turning point is when Mosley left the game. Rich Cimini of ESPN laid it out there bluntly, the stats speak for themselves.

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Although the key for the Jets is to not lose twice to the Buffalo Bills. They already beat the Jets in Week 1, don’t let them beat you in Week 2 because you were droning on about the game. It’s time for the Jets to sack up (pun intended) and move on to Cleveland to salvage their 2019 season before it gets out of hand.

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