October 15, 2020 | 9:02pm
After meeting with his coaching staff and considering giving up play-calling duties, Adam Gase opted to remain in charge because the problem wasn’t what plays were being called, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said on Thursday.
“Very little of it is play-calling. If there was ever a problem with that, the staff would have no problem telling the boss — coach Gase — that’s an issue,” Loggains said over Zoom after Thursday’s practice. “But that’s not the issue. We have a lot more issues that we’re working through that we need to continue to improve on.”
The 0-5 Jets are last in the NFL in points scored (15.0 points per game) and just released starting running back Le’Veon Bell on Tuesday night. Starting quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) will miss his second straight game. After Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, Gase said he was considering giving up play-calling duties. That didn’t happen, however.
“Our issues on offense are bigger than play-calling right now. It comes down to execution,” Loggains said. “It comes down to making sure your guys are in the right spots. Whoever calls the plays isn’t [himself] converting on third-and-1, isn’t converting the fourth-and-1 last week in the game. Those are things that come down to details.”
For the second straight day, Breshad Perriman practiced on a limited basis, increasing the chance of the wide receiver returning Sunday against the Dolphins after missing the last three games with an ankle injury. Gase, speaking before practice, said Perriman came through Wednesday’s workout good.
Fellow receiver Denzel Mims, who has yet to appear in a game this season, is also back practicing, after being designated to return to practice from injured reserve. Gase didn’t rule out the rookie second-round pick being active against the Dolphins, but it seems unlikely since he missed almost all of training camp and has been out so long with matching hamstring injuries.
“It was good to see him get some reps. He tried to jump in there on some plays with not only the offense but the scout team as well,” Gase said. “I mean it’s been a long time since he’s really been able to do anything team-wise, really since he was in college if you really think about it.”
Rookie LT Mekhi Becton (shoulder) didn’t practice for the second straight day and appears likely to miss Sunday’s game, though the Jets are calling him day-to-day. … CB Bless Austin (calf), OL Alex Lewis (shoulder) and DL Quinnen Williams (hamstring) and DL John Franklin-Myers (foot) were limited.