The New York Jets showed a couple of flashes before reverting back into the same old 2019 Jets.
Another week, another loss by the New York Jets. 29-15 was the result this time, as the Jets began the “soft” portion of their schedule. Or so they said anyways. I’m sure 1-6 is far from what Adam Gase had in mind. Here are some of my quick thoughts:
- Just turn back on the broken record about the offensive line. They are, in a word, “offensive”. As much as I don’t give Gase a pass for the quarterback injuries, he does need a bit of a pass for the offensive line. He didn’t put this group together. Whatever he calls is going to be more difficult to execute. Sam Darnold was sacked eight times and spent the entire game running for his life. Le’Veon Bell spent the day running into brick walls. This group never gets to full potential without changing up this group.
- The regression in Darnold over the last two games is scary. If this continues it’s very much on Gase. Maybe the toe has caused Sam more problems than we thought.
- A 12 play first drive showed us just what the Jets are capable of. That drive was exactly how to sustain a drive and finish with seven points. It was impressive, though it wasn’t a sign of things to come.
- The lone bright spot was Ryan Griffin. Four receptions, two of the for touchdowns show us an able replacement for Chris Herndon who we don’t even know if and when he is coming back yet.
- Darnold has to remember to protect the football. Just a little reminder.
- The defense gives up too many chunk plays, starting with the long run by Leonard Fournette. It got worse from there as any of us that watched already knows.