In his postgame press conference following yesterday’s shocking loss to the Las Vegas Raiders Jets safety Marcus Maye questioned the call made by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams sent a big blitz that left one on one matchups across the board with no help. Ruggs beat rookie cornerback Lamar Jackson for a 46 yard touchdown.
Marcus Maye said the Jets "should have been in a better call" in the Ruggs' touchdown.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 6, 2020
Marcus Maye has said at least four times that the defense needed a "better call" on the Ruggs TD. It is hard to argue with him. #Jets— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) December 6, 2020
It definitely is difficult to argue with Maye. Normally I wouldn’t love a player calling out a coach so visibly after a loss, but in the context of the situation it is easy to see where Maye is coming from.
This was a play call for the books.
The Jets made an unprecedented play call to end their game vs the Raiders— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 6, 2020
There were 252 pass plays meeting this criteria the last 15 seasons:
•Final 15 seconds
•Down 4-8 points
•40+ yards to the end zone
They were the 1st defense to send 6+ pass rushers in ^ situation pic.twitter.com/mrk61E46ET
I am also going to point out what Lamar Jackson, who was beaten by Ruggs for that touchdown, had to say.
Great character shown by Jets Rookie CB Lamar Jackson this afternoon:— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) December 6, 2020
'It ain't going to happen next time.'
'It's 0 Coverage, it's tough, but I have to win.'#LVRvsNYJ
I point this out because Jackson is taking the blame after being totally hung out to dry by his defensive coordinator. In two minutes yesterday this rookie cornerback showed more accountability than his coaches have shown in two years.