The New York Jets running back, Michael Carter, appeared to have heated arguments with assistant coach Taylor Embree during the Week 3 match. The Jets faced the New England Patriots. Neither the commentators nor the fan knew why Carter argued with Embree.
It could be frustration because the 24-year-old hasn’t played much since his 2021 draft. After spending most of the rookie and 2022 seasons on the sidelines due to a high ankle sprain, Carter had fallen down the pecking order. More so after Brecee Hall entered the fray last year. But the signing of experienced Dalvin Cookstruck him down as the third choice.
When Carter did get a chance yesterday, quarterback Zach Wilson couldn’t seem to click with him. He had only a solitary catch for three yards. At the end of the day, he was frustrated for not seeing enough of the ball. This seems to be the case with most Jets tailbacks this season. Hall had a similar experience against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Jets might continue to struggle without Aaron Rodgers on the team. At the moment, Zach Wilson may not turn their season around, and the offensive woes could continue.
Michael Carter explains the reason behind his spat with Taylor Embree
No football player goes into a game with the mentality of losing. Certainly not the New York Jets player who was one of the favorites to win the AFC this season. However, a season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers meant they had to scratch that off the drawing board. On top of that, they had not beaten the Pats in 14 tries.
Michael Carter wanted to prove a point when he finally had the opportunity. However, a poor performance against their bogey team opened the floodgates of frustration on the sidelines. After the game, the press inquired about the incident, but the North Carolina graduate only provided a vague answer.“What were we talking about? Obviously, I’m not going to tell you,” Carter revealed, as per the New York Post. “But it had nothing to do with anything outside of the game. It was 100 percent two competitors; both wanted to win.”
That exchange took place only a few plays after wide receiver Garrett Wilson angrily pointed at offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s iPad. It was clear that they were not on the same page. If a starter is unsatisfied with the play calling, then imagine how a reserve player who gets limited chances feels. But Carter doesn’t want that spat to be seen in a bad light.“Please don’t try to flip my words because it’s very important for me,” Michael Carter added. “I have the utmost respect for Coach Embree.” He revealed that Embree was one of the Jets officials who wanted to draft him. Despite the situation, both of them have a great relationship.
Ishan Misra is a journalist at Firstsportz. A Master's degree holder in English from Kolkata. He currently covers NFL news. He is also a massive Chelsea FC fan and loves talking about football. When he is not working, you might find him reading graphic novels and watching retro movies.
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