New York Jets head coach Adam Gase praises Sam Darnold on his ability to have a short memory at the quarterback position.
The New York Jets haven’t succumbed to the greatest start this year, as they sport a 3-7 record through 11 weeks. It’s caused both Adam Gase‘s and Sam Darnold‘s seats to become hot, as both have received much criticism throughout the season.
However, things haven’t looked too bad these past two weeks for either of them.
Gang Green defeated the New York Giants 34-27 and the Washington Redskins 34-17 in back-to-back weeks. Darnold has played great, combining for a 63.3% completion rate with five touchdowns, one interception, and one rushing score in the pair of victories.
Despite the Giants and Redskins not being the most impressive wins, Gase is praising his quarterback for having such a short memory through the tough campaign.
“He’s done a good job of just focusing one week at a time,” Gase said, per Coby Green of SNY. “If something bad happened the week before, that’s really the focus for him has been, fix it, make sure it doesn’t happen again or try to avoid that same mistake twice. He does do a really good job of resetting…once we start talking about the next team, he just puts it in the past and doesn’t dwell on it.”
In total, Darnold has completed 63.2% of his throws for 1,600 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions through seven games. He missed three weeks earlier in the year due to a mononucleosis diagnosis.
If the Jets are yearning for a potential playoff berth, they’ll most likely need to win out. A third consecutive victory could be coming up this Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Raiders.
Look for Darnold to have another big game, as the Raiders secondary is 28th in the league with 262.2 yards allowed-per-game.