New York Jets might be NFL’s worst team after loss to Miami Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The ball sailed over Sam Darnold’s head and into the end zone. The New York Jets’ quarterback, the 22-year-old this team is resting all its future hope on, turned around and looked at the ball but made no effort to run after it. He then stared back at the line of scrimmage in disbelief as defenders ran past him. 

A moment later, offensive lineman, Brian Winters was yelling at Darnold, who apparently had missed the signal that the ball was supposed to be snapped. 

The Jets suffered one of their worst losses in franchise history Sunday, falling 26-15 to the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. 

Miami is widely regarded as the worst team in the NFL, but the Jets proved everyone wrong. And everyone involved should be embarrassed  

The Jets spent their offseason constructing a team built to win now. The Dolphins were gutted in the hopes of losing and rebuilding with a high draft pick. They were the more talented team. They had every reason to be motivated to win, including Adam Gase returning to Miami for the first time since the Dolphins fired him in December. 

It didn’t matter. The Jets still lost. Convincingly. 

There’s plenty of blame to go around after this humiliation. And everything should be questioned.

Midway through his first season as Jets’ coach, it’s fair to start wondering if Gase’s coaching methods are working. The Jets just got completely outplayed by a lesser opponent in a game they had to have. Sure, the Jets have experienced just about every bad break in the book this season, but there’s no excuse for what we saw Sunday. Gase was out-coached, and the team with the worst point differential in football — they lost their first seven games by an average of 23 points combined — controlled the game against the Jets. 

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