On a day when one other Jets season started slipping away, an inner storm started brewing after the veteran operating again referred to as the offensive coordinator all moist.
It was Matt Forte who rained down criticism on John Morton for not operating the soccer at a time when the Jets tried to impose their will on the Falcons by asking Josh McCown to throw a slippery ball within the tropical parts within the second half.
Besides the Jets, 25-20 losers, have been higher off having McCown (26-for-33 for 257 yards, 2 TDs, zero INTs) passing it than they have been having Forte (7 yards on 4 carries) and Bilal Powell (33 yards on 14 carries) operating it (or Chandler Catanzaro kicking it, or Jeremy Kerley fielding punts).
Keep in mind “One Workforce One Objective”? Properly, right here is One Crack in Good Ship Bowles, all of a sudden rocking on the unity wave everybody had been browsing on.
“I solely had 4 carries this recreation so I don’t actually really feel we ran the ball sufficient with it,” Forte stated.
Requested if he was stunned the Jets didn’t run the ball extra main 17-sixteen heading into the fourth quarter, Forte stated, “Yeah, undoubtedly stunned by that. We knew the climate was gonna be like this, after which it continued to rain the complete recreation, and I feel we solely ran the ball perhaps, what 20 occasions, one thing like that? 18 occasions?”
Twenty-two occasions. For forty three yards. A 2.zero common. Falcons operating backs ran it 26 occasions for 127 yards.
“That ought to have been at the very least one individual getting 20 carries, one thing like that, with the best way the climate was,” Forte stated. “Thought we have been gonna grind ’em out on the bottom like that, nevertheless it ended up not turning out that means.
“Everyone is aware of that was the sport plan and that’s what we need to do. I’m not gonna get on a headset and inform anyone methods to do their job.”
Forte, 32 in December, is very revered and often a voice of knowledge. All moist on this one.
“I feel everyone is aware of this was the sport plan and we strayed away from it,” Forte stated.
The primary collection of the third quarter: Powell for four yards. Then Forte for two yards. Third-and-four you don’t run once more. McCown-to-Austin Seferian-Jenkins for three yards.
Finish of the third quarter: McCown had marched to the Atlanta 24 after hitting Robby Anderson for 32 yards, Anderson once more for 7 yards and Forte for eleven yards. Powell for two yards. Powell for a lack of 1. McCown sacked on third-and-9.
“Passing the ball is hard, ’trigger when you don’t full it, it stops the clock,” Forte…