Jets' Adams: Defense unprepared for Mayfield
10:02 PM ET
In what could be perceived as criticism of the coaching staff, New York Jets safety Jamal Adams said Tuesday the defense wasn’t prepared for rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who came off the bench on Thursday to spark the Cleveland Browns to their first win in 20 games.
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“We had to be open to knowing that Baker could come in, but we were prepared for Tyrod,” Adams said during his weekly paid spot on WFAN radio in New York. “When Baker came in, obviously we didn’t have a game plan for him. But hats off to him. He came in, he definitely played lights out. They gained momentum, and we just couldn’t grab it back.”
The Jets dominated Taylor, who was held to 19 yards on 14 attempts before leaving late in the second quarter