Earlier in the week, Jets second-year defensive coordinator Gregg Williams made headlines after a couple of comments about reasons for his unit's struggles.
He said Friday that the defense's second-worst mark of 32.2 points allowed per game was "not a very good number" but "not all defensively.
Williams added, when asked about what he meant, "you'd have to figure it out." Second-year head coach Adam Gase acknowledged Williams' sentiments after Sunday's game, a 24-0 loss to the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
"We talked about it," Gase said. "He was trying to talk about complementary football, all three phases, playing together."
In a production meeting with Gase on Saturday evening, the CBS broadcast reported that Gase said, "Everyone needs to just shut up and play," which Gase explained.
"I wasn't happy about it," Gase said. "But we talked about it. He knew that just, right now, I feel like our players are doing such a good job, as far as trying to get things righted and it's just everything we say is -- it matters. And he understood that none of us can -- we've got to set the right example."
Gase dismissed the notion that Williams' remarks indicated an offense-defense disconnect.
"I disagree with that," Gase said. "I mean, I know what you're saying ... but me and Gregg talk so much and we talked through a lot of things, not just football, just -- we talk through things and majority of the time, we're exactly thinking the same thing and we'll have discussions if we're not. I just, at that moment -- we're just trying to get guys to focus on doing things better and, us as coaches, we've got to do the same thing."
Cameras from the CBS broadcast showed Gase and Williams having what was described as seemingly "a heated" pregame conversation, but Gase said that the discussion with Williams was a reaction to something officials told them about Jets center Connor McGovern.
"No, we were talking about something else," Gase said. "Something that was brought to us by the officials that I wasn't real happy about learning an hour and a half before the game."
"They didn't like the way -- they were talking about how Connor holds a ball," Gase added.