Even after a offseason of clearing out “bad locker room guys”, drafting well, and being able to “evaluate young talent”… the New York Jets tank rolls on.
The team struggled as a whole in a square off versus the Bills. Josh McCown averaged a woping 4.3 YPA, Bilal Powell played second fiddle to Matt Forte, Mo Wilkerson played into Manish Mehta’s next headline, and we still have the Cowardly Lion back returning kicks.
Stock Up: Robby Anderson, Josh Martin, Leonard Williams
Robby Anderson: The kid is always open, but just gets disregarded. If he had a QB he would be substantially more production. He continues to show growth in his route tree: more middle routes, daggers, drags, slants.
Josh Martin: Solid game, where he got to the QB a couple times (half of a sack and a QB hit) plus 5 tackles. Martin one of the few defensive players who showed consistent effort on the field.
Leonard Williams: Leo did Leo things today. That’s what happens when you try: “Leonard Williams (83.6 overall grade) finished as the highest-graded player on the team. He generated two QB hits & a hurry. In the run game, Williams had no trouble beating his blockers, compiling a massive 4 run stops.” via PFF
Stock Down: Mo Wilkerson, Marcus Maye, Matt Forte
Mo Wilkerson: He let Manish Mehta look smart today…if that doesn’t make you wonder what the hell is going on then I don’t know what will. There are no more excuses for Mo, he’s healthy, he’s paid, but he’s not producing. I am foreseeing a trade by week 7.
Marcus Maye: Rookie bumps were expected for Maye. He is played poorly primarily because of instinct. He is going to have to get used to the game and its speed, which will come with time.
Matt Forte: Calvin Pace’s body double. Forte may be debated in congress whether his usage hurts the environment or not. Forte is done, he averaged 2.7 YPR on six attempts… its time to play Powell.
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