The Patriots protection spooked Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.
New England beat the Jets 33-Zero on Monday, irritating the rookie quarterback whose staff was booed by the house crowd. In the course of the second quarter, with the Patriots up 24-0, Darnold was mic’d up by ESPN and caught saying that he was “seeing ghosts,” a reference to Patriots pass-rushers that entered his line of imaginative and prescient however weren’t really in his private house.
Oh no Sam Darnold don’t admit to “seeing ghosts” once you’re mic’d up in prime time. pic.twitter.com/E0pukwhL4s
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 22, 2019
When knowledgeable of the remark after the sport, Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy linked Darnold’s remark to the Patriots defensive unit’s nickname, “The Boogeymen.”
Kyle Van Noy was informed that Sam Darnold mentioned he was seeing ghosts…and he loves it.
“He did? That is the boogeymen, it is actual. He actually mentioned that?” That is loopy for him to say that?…I imply I am unable to consider he mentioned that.”👻 #Patriots #boogeymen pic.twitter.com/P6AAIDnEWz
— Chad Amaral (@Chad_Amaral) October 22, 2019
“He did?” Van Noy requested about Darnold’s remark. “Ooh. That’s the Boogeymen. It’s actual.”
“He actually mentioned that?” Van Noy requested once more. “Oh man. That’s loopy for him to say that. That makes it actual. That’s loopy.”
“The Boogeymen” haunted the Jets offense on Monday, snagging 4 interceptions, with Van Noy recovering a fumble that just about resulted in a landing. Jets head coach Adam Gase known as the loss “brutal” and said he even “debated” pulling Darnold:
“We didn’t do something proper. All three phases we had been dangerous,” Gase mentioned. “You possibly can’t play that means in opposition to these guys or it’ll appear like that. Simply not good.”