Mehta pointed out Gase previously called the Jets' Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots "embarrassing."
Embarrassing is one word to use when describing the Jets' season.
Expectations were higher after adding Le'Veon Bell this past offseason, especially since Sam Darnold was entering his second year in the league. It wasn't difficult to envision a scenario in which Darnold made strides from his first to second season and took advantage of openings downfield when opposing defenses stacked the box to deal with Bell.
Instead, the Jets are 1-7 and riding a three-game losing streak that includes this loss to the Dolphins and a 33-0 loss to the Patriots.
Bell averaged just 3.9 yards per carry against Miami, while Darnold threw for just one touchdown and one interception. What's more, the defense allowed three touchdown passes to Ryan Fitzpatrick and struggled to contain tight end Mike Gesicki (six catches for 95 yards).
In theory, the Jets could turn things around in the next five games against the New York Giants, Washington, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and Dolphins again, but Sunday's game was also supposed to be part of the turnaround during a weak portion of the schedule.