Baker bested fellow rookie Sam Darnold, scoring the game's only TD on a 25-yard interception return with 11 minutes left, and a resilient defense helped the Miami Dolphins beat the hapless New York Jets 13-6 on Sunday.
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"For me, I'm just not playing to the best of my ability and, quite frankly, just playing stupid", Darnold said on a conference call, via ESPN. "So I've just got to find out kind of what happened there". "I know that, the coaches know that, everybody knows that". He didn't lead the offense into the end zone.
Enunwa, who had three catches for 40 yards, returned after missing two games with a high ankle sprain. This is all part of being a rookie, but Darnold showed maturity by shouldering the blame for this loss.
"I've just got to play smarter, play better", he said. "I definitely feel like I forced some things. I don't like going into the machine and stuff like that", an upbeat James said of getting an MRI after the win. I feel like we're stuck, that we're limited.
The Jets are 3-6: Bring on the Bills!
Interceptions aren't a new problem Darnold came into the game tied for the National Football League lead with 10.
Bowles was asked Monday whether there was a scenario, barring injury, that he would consider making a switch to veteran Josh McCown, and he responded "not at this time, no". We've lost three straight?
"Not right now, no", Bowles said.
Player discontent is nothing new since Gase became coach in 2016. It's up to the players to execute as a whole. But it has raised the thought he might be best served sitting for a week just to clear his head while 39-year-old backup Josh McCown takes the field.
Darnold says it starts with him. And, even the normally sure-handed Jermaine Kearse had a few drops and capped a bad day by forgetting where he was on the field before catching a pass late in the game while standing out of bounds.
"I didn't throw it with confidence", Darnold said. "I watched the tape". I want to get back on the winning track.
"I think it's huge", Bowles acknowledged.