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Dolphins, Steelers decline to be mic'd up on ESPN after Sam Darnold incident

Dolphins, Steelers decline to be mic'd up on ESPN after Sam Darnold incident

Adam Gase and the Jets weren't pleased by ESPN airing Sam Darnold's "seeing ghost" remark vs. the Patriots in Week 7, and it looks like the incident has had a ripple effect on the rest of the league.

Both the Steelers and Dolphins declined to be "mic'd up" on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," according to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal.

It doesn't come as much of a surprise that teams have become more cautious about wearing microphones following the Darnold incident. The Jets quarterback has been trolled by opposing players and even mascots since admitting to "seeing ghosts" vs. the "Boogymen" Pats defense.

Pittsburgh and Miami clearly want nothing to do with the risk of being exposed like that on national television, and we should expect more teams to follow suit. For ESPN, that's a tough break as the "mic'd up" segment is an integral part of their "Monday Night Football" broadcast.

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Jaguars' stadium trolls Jets' Sam Darnold with perfect song choice after interception

Jaguars' stadium trolls Jets' Sam Darnold with perfect song choice after interception

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold had a horrible Week 7 performance in a Monday night loss to the New England Patriots, and Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars wasn't much better.

Darnold admitted during the loss to the Patriots that he was "seeing ghosts," prompting a bunch of reactions from teammates and opponents.

The sophomore quarterback threw four interceptions versus the Patriots, and he threw another three against the Jaguars defense in Week 8. After his third interception Sunday, the sound crew at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville started to troll Darnold by playing the theme to the iconic movie "Ghostbusters."

Ouch.

Even the Jaguars mascot got in on the fun:

The Jaguars ultimately defeated the Jets 29-15, dropping New York to 1-6 on the season. Darnold finished with 21 completions on 30 pass attempts for 219 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

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Julian Edelman has no sympathy for Sam Darnold after mic'd up incident

Julian Edelman has no sympathy for Sam Darnold after mic'd up incident

For once, Julian Edelman sees an issue differently than Tom Brady.

The New England Patriots wide receiver was asked Friday morning on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show" how he feels about being mic'd up and if he has any sympathy for New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who many believe was wrongly exposed last Monday night when ESPN aired him admitting he was "seeing ghosts" during a blowout loss to the Patriots.

Edelman's response:

"I am not really concerned about it, and I don’t really feel bad for him at all."

That settles that.

Darnold can find plenty of sympathy elsewhere. Brady indirectly supported the Jets QB on Monday, admitting he doesn't appreciate his "private" sideline conversations making the air when he's mic'd up.

Former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel was more direct, writing for NBC Sports Boston that ESPN and the NFL "embarrassed" Darnold by airing his vulnerable moment.

Darnold is taking things in stride, though. The 22-year-old said Thursday he will continue to be himself whether he's mic'd up or not and took full responsibility for his horrible play Monday night.

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