UPDATE 10/22, 1:00 p.m. ET: New York Jets coach Adam Gase talked about Darnold's "ghosts" comment on Tuesday, and he wasn't pleased. Gase told reporters that the team will reevaluate its cooperation with ESPN's Mic'd Up, which gives audiences access to what players and coaches say on the sidelines during games.
Jets running back Le'Veon Bell also came to Darnold's defense on Tuesday, after it was reported that "people high on NFL Films totem pole are not happy" that the "ghosts" audio was cleared for air.
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Following his second interception of the night, a mic'd up Darnold can be heard telling someone on the sidelines, "I’m seeing ghosts."
If there could be anything more alarming than Jets fans hearing their supposed franchise quarterback saying that he was "seeing ghosts" during a game, it's that his remark speaks to his inability to decipher the defensive schemes that the mastermind Bill Belichick and the Patriots were throwing at him.
We can cut Darnold some slack for still going through the learning curve that comes with being a starting NFL signal caller in just his second season in the league. But it also shows that Darnold still has a long way to go before the Jets can get a positive return on their third overall pick in the 2018 Draft.
When the Patriots caught wind of Darnold's comment, members of arguably the best defense in the league could only be pleased with another great night at the office.
It looks like Kanye and Cudi were right. Kids really do see ghosts.