Welcome back to yet another edition of 3 up/3 down. This week, we will look at three players who performed well in the Jets loss to the Panthers, and three players who did not perform so well. Without any further interruption, lets jump right into it.
THREE UPWR Robby Anderson: How good has Robby been? Before the season started, Anderson, a second-year undrafted free agent out of Temple was viewed as a serviceable wide receiver, but nobody saw this type of season coming. Anderson has proven to be one of the best deep ball receivers in football and seems to take the top off the defense at least once a week. Against Carolina, Anderson caught two bombs from Josh McCown for touchdowns. I am already excited to see Anderson alongside Quincy Enunwa (remember him?) in 2018.
CB Buster Skrine: While struggling for the majority of the year, Skrine was terrific on Sunday against the Panthers. Skrine gave up just one short completion on the day and had numerous pass deflections. Hopefully, Skrine can build off this solid game going forward.
S Marcus Maye: Marcus Maye is a stud. While he does not have many “flashy” plays, Maye is always in the right spot and has become a huge piece of the Jets defense. In my opinion, he has been much better than first-round pick Jamal Adams. Maye finished Sunday’s game with seven tackles.
THREE DOWNDL Mike Pennel- Pennel’s roughing the passer penalty late in the game sealed the Jets hopes of walking away with the win. Nothing else needs to be said.
QB Josh McCown: While McCown played pretty well overall, his fumble that was returned for a touchdown by linebacker Luke Keuchly turned the entire game around for Carolina. With the Jets now having seven losses and the playoffs nothing more than a pipe dream at this point, is McCown’s time as a starter running out here in New York?
Every Jets running back: The Jets were not able to do much of anything on the ground against the Carolina defense. Matt Forte was held to just 26 yards on 10 carries, while Powell and McGuire were held to 34 and 21 yards, respectively. The Jets are not going to win many football games where they are not able to run the ball.
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