Speaking with reporters following the match, Gase was obviously frustrated by the late collapse, as quoted by Greg Joyce of the New York Post.
"Our guys work way too hard to go through this shit," Adam Gase said.
— Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) December 6, 2020
Taking a four-point lead with under five minutes remaining in regulation, the Jets appeared in position to secure their first victory of the NFL season. Helped along by a defensive unit that forced a turnover on downs on the following possession, the team needed only to gain a single first down to snap an 11-game losing streak to start the season.
Like most things for the New York franchise this year, however, the worst case scenario was the one that came about.
Unable to earn 10-yards on the ground, New York punted the ball to the Raiders' 39-yard line with 42 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Following a 15-yard gain by Las Vegas on a pass underneath the defense, the Jets were initially successful in preventing a touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Carr to Nelson Agholor in the end zone. Stuck in man coverage, the receiver had initially gained separation from his defender before an ill-thrown pass from Carr proved to difficult to be reeled in.
With only five seconds to go, the excitement was palpable along the New York sideline. This, of course, was when the Jets reverted to form.
Rather than playing in a prevent defensive set, with the secondary back as to avoid another long pass play, New York coordinator Greg Williams inexplicably opted to send pressure towards Carr in a move that even Adam Gase appeared befuddled at. Looking to gain a tackle on the QB before he could get a pass off, the Jets were ill placed to cover what turned out to be a 46-yard bomb to wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, who walked into the end zone untouched.
For a coach who is likely to be fired sooner rather than later, it's not surprising that he let the expletives fly.