nozzles Wide receiver Garrett Wilson showed a hint of frustration in New York Loss to the Patriots on Sunday, at one point visibly harassed after a miss by his quarterback Zach Wilson.
After the game, the rookie took those feelings to the next level, letting reporters vent about a terrible performance by the New York offense, a loss with more punts (10) than completions (9) and scoring (3).
“This is unacceptable,” Wilson told reporters in the New York dressing room after falling 10-3. “Hopefully this is a wake-up call for some people at the facility to learn our data.”
The Jets were on a roll following their win over the Bills two weeks ago, with a revitalizing burst of momentum heading into bye week. In this game, Wilson at receiver showed more signs of chemistry with Wilson at quarterback. The wideout was 92 yards. His eight catches on nine targets were both the most he’s had since Wilson returned from his preseason knee surgery and took over as QB for Joe Flacco in Week 4.
As of Sunday, Wilson had just two receptions for 12 reception yards in New England. Wilson had at quarterback probably the worst game of his career in green and white and completed nine of his 22 pass attempts for 77 yards.
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“We have to get better at passing if we want to be where we want to be,” said Wilson. “We know we can be there. That’s the most frustrating part. … We kicked asses on offense.”
The recipient went on to say that everyone in the organization needs to be “more detailed,” something that begins on the practice field early each week. You could hear the anger and desperation in his voice as he called New York’s performance “sorry” and pointed out that Gang Green’s defense kept the Patriots to zero touchdowns on offense and they still couldn’t win.
“That’s not okay,” Wilson added. “Straight up. How many total yards did we have? That’s not going to fly. We’ve got the boys, it’s time to be consistent. It’s time to start winning the games we were supposed to be winning.”
To answer his question, the Jets only had 103 yards on offense. They had just two yards the entire second half and watched helplessly from the touchline as the Patriots scored a game-winning touchdown on a punt return with five seconds left in the fourth quarter.
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