Jets Upset Over ESPN Airing Sam Darnold's 'Seeing Ghosts' Comment

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One day after Jets quarterback Sam Darnold said he was "seeing ghosts" during a game broadcast, coach Adam Gase says he's unhappy with ESPN for airing the comment.

Gase said on Tuesday that the team will reevaluate allowing players and coaches to be mic'd up in the future.

"I think we'll look into that pretty hard," Gase said, per the New York Post. "That was one of those things that was really disappointing to hear about after the game. I don't know if I've ever seen that where somebody that was mic'd up was basically…a comment like that was allowed to be aired. It bothers me. It bothers the organization. We're looking hard into our cooperation going forward."

Darnold said "I'm seeing ghosts" during Monday night's game against the Patriots when the Jets were down 24–0 in the first half. New England went on to win 33–0, and Darnold finished 11-of-32 with 86 yards and four interceptions.

After the game, Darnold explained his comment to the media.

"When I talk to the coaches, I just got to be straight up and, for me, I just got to see the field a lot better; that's kind of what that means," Darnold said, per NFL.com. "It was a rough night out there and obviously I got to be better and learn from the mistakes but we will get better."

Running back Le'Veon Bell took to Twitter to express his own frustration with how the network handled Darnold's clip.

"The NFL screwed Sammy over," Bell wrote on Twitter, "There’s not one player in the NFL who’s cool with having every sideline convo broadcasted to millions...there’s a reason we’ve never heard other QB’s frustrated on the sideline like that before...that’s crazy, @NFL did Sam dirty as hell"