Head Coach Mike Vrabel

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On the Jets defense….

(Inaudible) against a front like this. (We) talked about it all week, talked about it being a key, and they impacted the game and we didn't get open enough and we didn't protect long enough.

On if QB Ryan Tannehill needs to get the ball out quicker on some of the sacks…

We're going to look to see if anybody is open – maybe.

On if the Jets defensive front was blitzing or running stunts…

Yeah, I mean they blitzed, and we got down in the red zone and didn't convert. It wasn't like we didn't move the ball, we just weren't able to finish drives early in the game and kept them in it. And then kicked three field goals and gave up big plays on defense – young football team, give them a reason to go out there and play. Give them credit, and hopefully we can play better next week.

On how he accounts for some of the big plays the Jets were making…

I mean guys are there. At least we tried to actually cover them this time. Seattle, we chose not even to put a guy on him, but we'll try to go make the play when the ball is in the air and see if we can tackle the quarterback and not let him scramble around.

On the momentum after getting the pass interference and allowing the Jets to score quickly in the fourth quarter… 

Well, there's a lot of momentum, I mean it was a big play. Normally, drives on defense are going to be a result of a penalty, a big play or both and that was a large chunk of field position throwing it up there and getting a call.

On how frustrating the problems were in the protection…

We talked about that at the beginning, Jim.

On if guys were surprised at how much Jets QB Zach Wilson could do out of the pocket…

Surprised? Who? I mean I knew we needed to try to affect him and he was athletic and could avoid the rush. I thought guys were going and we just didn't get him down. We had some pressures and he stayed alive and extended the play and got out on the edge. No different than the play against Carolina that just went off of Corey (Davis)'s finger that looked like the same thing – he was just going out there to his right, this time it was (Jamison) Crowder and he hit him this time and in the Carolina game it was a foot overthrown.

On why CB Kristian Fulton was playing in the slot more…

There was a reason there, there's always a reason that guys move. Chris (Jackson) was unavailable, so I felt like it was best to try to get Kristian Fulton in there.

On how important it is to get this corrected…

Well, that's what this league is about, whether you win or whether you lose. Hopefully we can get back on the right track and get back to where we're healthy – get healthy. Looked pretty beat up, made about 10 trips out there so we'll see where we are health wise. I'm sure it's not great.

On how much missed opportunities early on hurt the team's momentum…

When it's a key to the game and it's something that they're really good at you can flip it on them if you're able to score. It's usually just one thing down there in the red zone. It's one block, one route, making sure the spacing is good, finishing a block so that Derrick (Henry) can score on a run. So, I know we can do it, it's just early on in the game we weren't able to today and they kept making us kick field goals.

On if he was happy with the week of practice leading up to the game…

I'm never really happy, Joe. I think that it's practice, right? There's going to be mistakes, there's going to be corrections. I thought that Friday was good. It doesn't matter, the only thing that matters is Sunday and what we do and perform on gameday. We've had weeks that probably practice wasn't great and we won and said, "Oh man, we had a great week of practice and got beat." So, we have to play better when it counts. There was a lot of opportunities out there that we left out there, coaching and playing perspective, it's just what happens when you lose.

On if the team came out juiced enough…

I was just really looking for execution. You don't get any points for energy or jumping around, you get points for execution and being able to score. There's a lot of ways that guys get ready to execute. Not really sure what that would mean, some guys need to have a lot of energy to go out there and do their job, some guys can go out and function in a different way. The most important thing is that we're ready to go, that we're prepared, we're focused and then try to execute.

On the lack of execution being held to three field goals… 

When you don't convert in the red zone, it's hard to come running off with juice, as you say. What usually leads to energy is positive plays, successful plays, and we had many of them on both sides, just not enough there at the end and too many big plays on defense.

On how concerning it is to be this banged up after Week Four…

I'm not concerned. We'll find somebody. We'll find 22 guys, 11 guys on offense and defense and special teams. It's all part of it, it's all part of the job, but I'm not going to sit there – nobody is going to feel sorry for us, nobody.

On how much health was a part of the protection issues…

All these million excuses are all going to be valid, but we're not going to use them. We're going to have to understand how we have to try to play the game based on who's available and how they feel. They fight, guys are fighting, guys are going back in there. I appreciate that, it's just unfortunate that we suffered some of those things.

On why RB Derrick Henry was off of the field on third and one…

We got a late spot, literally from upstairs. We're getting information that that's a first down, it's down in the red zone. We did think it was first down, we were trying to go on the ball, and just unfortunate that Brew (Aaron Brewer) was a little high on that one. But we thought that the spot, looking at one of the line judges coming in, that he was past the line and then they move it back and you're a little hamstrung when you get down there under the clock. No different than when they stopped it to measure or stopped it to decide if it was a first down or not, they just left the ball in the alley and then just wound the clock and stared at the ball and didn't move it back. So, you'll have to talk to Adrian (Hill) and his crew.

On the delay of game with 20 seconds left…

Didn't have any timeouts left. Yup, that's tough. Not much we can do – I mean other than trying to spot it. They were up there 11 guys at the line of scrimmage. I'm sure Ryan (Tannehill) is doing his best to try to get us into a protection that's going allow him to at least have a chance to get the throw off, and we got down there underneath and there was nothing that we could do at that point in time. Obviously, being at your best in the critical situations that we show them every week – and that happens every week in his league – is really critical.

On K Randy Bullock's miss at the end of the game…

Just missed it.

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